Amino acids – Guidelines on Parenteral Nutrition, Chapter 4

J. Stein, H. J. Boehles, I. Blumenstein, C. Goeters, R. Schulz & Working Group For Developing The Guidelines For Parenteral Nutrition Of The German Association For Nutritional Medicine
Protein catabolism should be reduced and protein synthesis promoted with parenteral nutrion (PN). Amino acid (AA) solutions should always be infused with PN. Standard AA solutions are generally used, whereas specially adapted AA solutions may be required in certain conditions such as severe disorders of AA utilisation or in inborn errors of AA metabolism. An AA intake of 0.8 g/kg/day is generally recommended for adult patients with a normal metabolism, which may be increased to...