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2011-07-01 06:55:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Controversy remains over the timing and initiation of parenteral nutrition in critically ill adults whose caloric targets cannot be met by enteral nutrition alone, which provides food through a tube placed in the nose, stomach, or small intestine. Parenteral nutrition is administered through a catheter and goes directly into a vein and supplies nutrients in a form that doesn't require digestion. The study compared the European guidelines of early initiation of...

2011-06-06 20:03:50

Patients in the intensive care unit who do not tolerate adequate nutrition from tube feeding should wait a week before receiving intravenous (IV) feeding because, compared with early IV feeding, it enhances recovery from critical illness. Results of a new multicenter study from Belgium will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "These findings have enormous impact for improving quality and reducing the cost of medical care for critically ill...

2011-04-11 10:00:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at Tufts Medical Center concluded that variations in the administration of nutrition support can have a significant impact on health outcomes and the overall cost of care for critically ill adult hospital patients. The study addresses the serious issue of provision of adequate nutrition in U.S. hospital settings and offers healthcare practitioners...

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2011-03-31 10:34:25

Contaminated total parenteral nutrition (TPN) fed intravenously to nineteen patients at six Alabama hospitals is a possible culprit in the death of nine patients, leaving 10 others seriously ill, reports AFP. The Alabama Department of Public Heath (ADPH) released a statement saying, "TPN is a liquid nutrition fed through an IV using a catheter. Use of contaminated products may lead to bacterial infection of the blood." The affected hospitals include Baptist Princeton, Baptist Shelby, Baptist...

2011-01-17 13:13:00

CINCINNATI, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CarePoint Partners (CarePoint) announced that it has completed the acquisition of ivA Lifetec (Lifetec), a healthcare company that provides home infusion and specialty infusion in conjunction with home health nursing throughout the Houston, Texas metropolitan region. With this acquisition and the acquisition of a Dallas-Fort Worth infusion services company in October of 2010, CarePoint Partners is now a leader of home infusion services in the...

2010-12-03 08:00:00

BOZEN, Sud-Tirol, Italy, December 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics today announced that it recently signed an exclusive cooperation agreement for Grifols to significantly contribute to its I.V. Room of the Future Initiative with its Misterium state-of-the-art Clean Room products and I.V. Therapy and Clinical Nutrition scientific knowledge and experience. The agreement also includes the appointment of Grifols' scientific expert Dr. Oriol Prat as an additional member of Health...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

DETROIT, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The first intestine (bowel) transplant in Michigan was performed on a 50-year-old patient from Port Austin by physicians at Henry Ford Hospital. The 11-hour surgery was performed on August 21 and 22. The composite multivisceral transplant procedure included transplant of the patient's small bowel, stomach and pancreas. Only a few centers in the United States offer intestine transplants and Henry Ford is the only one in Michigan with a program. The...

2010-09-20 22:06:10

Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) requires an adequate nutritional support. Enteral nutrition (EN) should be preferred to total parenteral nutrition in patients with SAP, as it is associated with reduced mortality and complications. However, in clinical practice EN is employed far less frequently than it should. The main obstacle to EN diffusion is that it is considered complicated, as to ensure full pancreatic rest, nutrition tubes should be placed in the jejunum, requiring often troublesome...


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Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

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