Special Issue "Advances of Parenteral Nutrition"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: Clinical nutrition; malnutrition; Artificial (Enteral and Parenteral) Nutrition indications;monitoring and complications; obesity; nutritional follow up after Bariatric Surgery; cachexia; sarcopenia; sarcopenic obesity; eating disorders; body composition
Parenteral nutrition (PN), one of the main advances of modern medicine, offers a life-sustaining option in situations where impaired gastrointestinal function prevents adequate oral or enteral nutrition. PN is a lifesaving therapy for patients suffering from intestinal insufficiency and short bowel syndrome (SBS) who need this treatment throughout their lives.
The prescription and management of parenteral nutrition must be made only by experienced physicians according to well-defined indications to avoid possible serious adverse effects.
Several consensus recommendations have delineated appropriate PN use criteria, promoting clinical benefits and minimizing potential risks. Over the years, nutritional mixtures have been progressively improved in their composition, with the possibility of personalizing the nutritional support according to nutritional requirement, and type of disease, choosing the best macronutrient combinations (e.g., omega-3 lipid emulsions, glutamine, branched chain amino acids, etc.). Moreover, the possibility of studying body composition allows a better follow-up of patients’ improvement.
On the other hand, little is known about the beneﬁts of parenteral support in patients with incurable diseases. We would be honored to receive your valuable contribution with a manuscript that fits the objectives and topics of this Special Issue on “Advances of Parenteral Nutrition”.
Prof. Dr. Lidia Santarpia
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- fatty acids
- refeeding syndrome
- metabolic complications
- central venous catheter infections
- intestinal failure
- acid–base balance