Home parenteral nutrition for people with inoperable malignant bowel obstruction.
Clamp, Andrew R
Jayson, Gordon C
AffiliationSchool of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester, and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M13 9PL
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AbstractPeople with advanced ovarian or gastrointestinal cancer may develop malignant bowel obstruction (MBO). They are able to tolerate limited, if any, oral or enteral (via a tube directly into the gut) nutrition. Parenteral nutrition (PN) is the provision of macronutrients, micronutrients, electrolytes and fluid infused as an intravenous solution and provides a method for these people to receive nutrients. There are clinical and ethical arguments for and against the administration of PN to people receiving palliative care.
CitationHome parenteral nutrition for people with inoperable malignant bowel obstruction. 2018, 8: CD012812 Cochrane Database Syst Rev
JournalThe Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews