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Parenteral nutrition is not a fluid!
  1. A L Paltrinieri1,
  2. I Cheng2,
  3. M Chitrit3,
  4. K Turnock1
  1. 1Neonatal Unit, Evelina London Children's Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Pharmacy, Evelina London Children's Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Pharmacy, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr A L Paltrinieri, Neonatal Unit, Evelina London Children's Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7EH, UK; alpaltrinieri{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Knowledge of the basic principles of parenteral nutrition is essential for any clinician working in paediatric and neonatal intensive care units. This article aims to give a brief review of the up-to-date recommendations for the paediatric population together with practical tips and considerations about current challenges and issues we believe are still open for debate, particularly with regard to neonates.

  • total parenteral nutrition
  • child
  • preterm infant
  • guidelines

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