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IZQUIERDO GARCIA, E. et al. Evolution of paediatric parenteral nutrition over the last 15 years in a tertiary hospital in Madrid (Spain). Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.6, pp.1057-1060. ISSN 0212-1611.
Objective: To analyze the use of paediatric parenteral nutrition (PN) in a tertiary level hospital in Spain (1994-2008). Materials and methods: The charts from infants and children receiving NP in 2008 were reviewed. Data were compared with those in 1994 and 2002. Results: 120 patients received PN, 78 and 71 corresponding to 1.6%, 1.3% and 1.0% of total admissions in 2008, 2002 and 1994 respectively. When composition of PN was compared in the first day we found significant differences in energy and lipids; but not in volume, carbohydrate, or amino acid composition. Gastrointestinal surgery was the most common indication. Mean length was 11.0 ± 9.8 days (2008) to 15.2 ± 14.8 (1994) (p < 0.05). Complications were present in 24.8 patients (2008), 10.8% (2002) and 16.9 (1994). Conclusions: PN use increased along the study period, although mean length decreased. There were more complications in 2008 than in previous years.
Palabras clave : Parenteral nutrition; Children; Standardization; Catheter; Complications.