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When is total parenteral nutrition necessary?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Necessary...
Total parenteral nutrition, tpn, is needed when the gut is not functional for any reason.
There are many scenarios when it becomes necessary including post-op from a surgery on the intestines, massive trauma, infections causing massive vommiting, hyperemesis of pregnancy, etc.

In brief: Necessary...
Total parenteral nutrition, tpn, is needed when the gut is not functional for any reason.
There are many scenarios when it becomes necessary including post-op from a surgery on the intestines, massive trauma, infections causing massive vommiting, hyperemesis of pregnancy, etc.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: TPN
Parenteral nutrition is necessary when a person cannot take anything by mouth due to small intestinal diseases such as obstruction, crohn's disease, acute pancreatitis etc.

In brief: TPN
Parenteral nutrition is necessary when a person cannot take anything by mouth due to small intestinal diseases such as obstruction, crohn's disease, acute pancreatitis etc.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice
In brief: No use GUT
when you are unable to absorb your food from your intestinal tract, then tpn is necessary.
Examples might include after intestinal surgery of a large part of the small intestines. During cancer chemotherapy, the chemotherapy causes such severe damage to the intestinal tract, TPN might be indicated for ongoing nutritional support.

In brief: No use GUT
when you are unable to absorb your food from your intestinal tract, then tpn is necessary.
Examples might include after intestinal surgery of a large part of the small intestines. During cancer chemotherapy, the chemotherapy causes such severe damage to the intestinal tract, TPN might be indicated for ongoing nutritional support.
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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