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2013-06-12 23:23:04

Providing nutrition therapies and in-home care since 1983 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Pentec Health, Inc. is celebrating 30 years in the business of providing nutrition therapies for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients, and in-home care for patients with implanted pain management drug delivery pumps. Pentec Health was founded April 28, 1983 as Pentech Infusions by local pharmacist Gerald Francesco. Early on, the company had become an established leader in providing...

2013-02-13 17:56:19

CU Cancer Center study shows the best way is not the preferred way About 60 percent of pediatric cancer patients experience malnourishment during treatment. At that point, patients and families have a choice: tube feeding or IV nutrition supplement. Which would you choose? A study published this week in the Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing shows that families' perceptions, especially of the discomfort of tube feeding, leads to choosing IV over tube — despite the fact that tube...

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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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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