LYN HOWARD, M.B.; RICHARD CHU, Ph.D.; STEPHEN FEMAN, M.D.; HOWARD MINTZ, B.A.; LARS OVESEN, M.D.; BRUCE WOLF, M.S.
In the past 10 years some 500 Americans have been discharged home on self-administered parenteral nutrition (Registry of Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition, New York Academy of Science, 2 East 103 Street, New York, NY 10029). In most of these patients the underlying gastrointestinal disorder is some form of extreme short bowel syndrome, such as Crohn's or mesenteric infarction (1). Most home parenteral nutrition patients experience rapid regain of weight and strength; septic complications are rare (2), and not infrequently these persons return to full-time work. Although the typical hospital intravenous nutrition patient is seriously ill with multiple metabolic disturbances,
HOWARD L, CHU R, FEMAN S, MINTZ H, OVESEN L, WOLF B. Vitamin A Deficiency from Long-Term Parenteral Nutrition. Ann Intern Med. ;93:576–577. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-4-576
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(4):576-577.
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