Fascicolo monotematico "La Nutrizione Artificiale"
And if the gut does not work? Indications and complications of parenteral nutrition in chronic benign intestinal failure
Paolo Gandullia, Serena Arrigo
1U.O.C. di Gastroenterologia ed Endoscopia Digestiva Pediatrica, IRCCS G.Gaslini, Genova
Parenteral nutrition, the intravenous provision of nutrients, may be appropriate in gastrointestinal, medical and surgical conditions associated with temporary or chronic intestinal insufficiency. Although parenteral nutrition has proved to be life saving in children, it is important to consider its potential complications.