Neonatology/Paediatrics – Guidelines on Parenteral Nutrition, Chapter 13

C. Fusch, K. Bauer, H. J. Böhles, F. Jochum, B. Koletzko, M. Krawinkel, K. Krohn, S. Mühlebach & Working Group For Developing The Guidelines For Parenteral Nutrition Of The German Society For Nutritional Medicine
There are special challenges in implementing parenteral nutrition (PN) in paediatric patients, which arises from the wide range of patients, ranging from extremely premature infants up to teenagers weighing up to and over 100 kg, and their varying substrate requirements. Age and maturity-related changes of the metabolism and fluid and nutrient requirements must be taken into consideration along with the clinical situation during which PN is applied. The indication, the procedure as well as the...