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What are some of the side effects of TPN (total parenteral nutrition)?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tpn

The administration of TPN is life sustaining for the thousands of people that require it to live.
The side effects are effectively followed by nutrition support services that exist in several major institutions across the country. The most severe side effects are related to line and access infections; some of the other side effects are due to the long-term effects of micronutrient deficiencies.

In brief: Tpn

The administration of TPN is life sustaining for the thousands of people that require it to live.
The side effects are effectively followed by nutrition support services that exist in several major institutions across the country. The most severe side effects are related to line and access infections; some of the other side effects are due to the long-term effects of micronutrient deficiencies.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Richard Mangus
Surgery - Transplant
2 doctors agree

In brief: Short and long term

There are both short and long term complications of tpn.
Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant.

In brief: Short and long term

There are both short and long term complications of tpn.
Short term complications include infections, and imbalance of electrolytes, fluid status and blood glucose levels. Long term TPN can result in loss of IV access and also liver injury and cirrhosis. If you remain on TPN for more than 2-3 months, you should be evaluated at an intestine failure center which may consider intestine transplant.
Dr. Richard Mangus
Dr. Richard Mangus
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: TPN

Side effects or complications: infections, including fungal, electrolyte abnormalities, fluid imbalance etc.

In brief: TPN

Side effects or complications: infections, including fungal, electrolyte abnormalities, fluid imbalance etc.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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