Management of complications in patients receiving home parenteral nutrition

Gastroenterology. 2003 May;124(6):1651-61. doi: 10.1016/s0016-5085(03)00326-3.


Patients receiving long-term home parenteral nutrition tend to fall under the care of adult and pediatric gastroenterologists. This article reviews the management of potential infectious, mechanical and metabolic complications and describes common psychosocial issues related to the therapy. The point at which to refer the patient to an intestinal failure program offering autologous bowel reconstruction and small bowel transplantation is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Infections / etiology*
  • Infections / therapy*
  • Metabolic Diseases / etiology*
  • Metabolic Diseases / therapy*
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Home / adverse effects*
  • Psychology
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Short Bowel Syndrome / therapy