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Nutrients 2017, 9(3), 257; doi:10.3390/nu9030257

Parenteral Nutrition: Amino Acids

Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3G 1Y5, Canada
Received: 8 February 2017 / Revised: 24 February 2017 / Accepted: 2 March 2017 / Published: 10 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Parenteral Nutrition 2016)
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Abstract

There is growing interest in nutrition therapies that deliver a generous amount of protein, but not a toxic amount of energy, to protein-catabolic critically ill patients. Parenteral amino acids can achieve this goal. This article summarizes the biochemical and nutritional principles that guide parenteral amino acid therapy, explains how parenteral amino acid solutions are formulated, and compares the advantages and disadvantages of different parenteral amino acid products with enterally-delivered whole protein products in the context of protein-catabolic critical illness. View Full-Text
Keywords: critical illness; parenteral nutrition; nutritional support; amino acids; protein nutrition critical illness; parenteral nutrition; nutritional support; amino acids; protein nutrition
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