Home parenteral nutrition

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Home parenteral nutrition (HPN)

Long-term parenteral nutrition, given through a central venous catheter and administered in the patient's home.
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Mariani, "Development and validation of a nomogram to predict survival in incurable cachectic cancer patients on home parenteral nutrition," Annals of Oncology, vol.
Brakebill et al., "Pharmacy Department Costs and Patient Charges Associated with a Home Parenteral Nutrition Program," American Journal of Hospital Pharmacy 40 (1983): 260-63.
This report is the first national survey in Sweden of children on long-term home parenteral nutrition. In contrast to current practice in some centers, Swedish children are not discharged from hospital with HPN for short term.
Changes in family economic resources and quality of life in long-term home parenteral nutrition care.
Home parenteral nutrition: A 3 year analysis of clinical and laboratory monitoring.