A Handbook of Parenteral Nutrition

Hospital and home applications

  • H. A. Lee
  • G. Venkat Raman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. H. A. Lee
    Pages 1-6
  3. G. Venkat Raman
    Pages 7-51
  4. G. Venkat Raman
    Pages 52-61
  5. A. H. B. Fyfe, F. Cockburn
    Pages 62-100
  6. J. Collett
    Pages 117-137
  7. G. Venkat Raman
    Pages 152-159
  8. G. Venkat Raman, H. A. Lee
    Pages 160-164
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-176

About this book


Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is now an everyday occur­ rence in most general hospitals. Over the last two decades this therapeutic modality has been made so simple that it is no longer the province of the specialized surgeon or physician. Indeed, as with the management of chronic renal failure so now with short bowel disease, home parenteral nutrition has become a reality, though this still requires a specialist team dedicated to its management. Furthermore, as more patients will become suitable for home TPN treatment (either long term or short term) so better rationalization of (a) cost, (b) delivery systems and (c) patient training will be necessary. Lessons can be learnt from the somewhat diverse development of regular dialysis treatment in the early 1960s compared with the situation today. Here is a golden opportunity, with the UK National Registry, to rationalize on home TPN costs and to make sure the treatment is simplified and available to all those who may require this treatment. This book is not designed to be an overall comprehensive review of parenteral nutrition. It is meant to set out simple guidelines and the requirements for effective TPN both in hospital and at home. It is aimed at doctors in training, interested physicians and surgeons, nurses, dietitians and pharmacists. The purpose is to stimulate interest and aware­ ness, rather than to provide detailed 'small-print' information. For the person seeking greater knowledge, there are several excellent monographs on the subject.


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Editors and affiliations

  • H. A. Lee
    • 1
  • G. Venkat Raman
    • 1
  1. 1.St Mary’s HospitalUniversity of SouthamptonPortsmouth, HampshireUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-28030-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3464-2
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