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What tests need to be monitored when someone is on , total parenteral nutrition?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TPN

Electrolytes, blood sugar, blood cultures if fever, liver enzymes.

In brief: TPN

Electrolytes, blood sugar, blood cultures if fever, liver enzymes.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Well,

Glucose should be monitored several times a day until stable, and then at least daily.
Intake and output as well as weight should also be monitored daily. Lab tests that are monitored daily when TPN is initiated are cbc, plasma urea, electrolytes including magnesium and phosp, and calcium. Liver function tests, plasma proteins, prothrombin time, plasma and urine osmolality also should be measured.

In brief: Well,

Glucose should be monitored several times a day until stable, and then at least daily.
Intake and output as well as weight should also be monitored daily. Lab tests that are monitored daily when TPN is initiated are cbc, plasma urea, electrolytes including magnesium and phosp, and calcium. Liver function tests, plasma proteins, prothrombin time, plasma and urine osmolality also should be measured.
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: See below

electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus and liver function tests as well.
Blood may be tested to see if cholesterol and triglycerides are too high, in which case the amount of fat may need t0 be reduced.

In brief: See below

electrolytes, such as sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, phosphorus and liver function tests as well.
Blood may be tested to see if cholesterol and triglycerides are too high, in which case the amount of fat may need t0 be reduced.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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