Ten years experience with intravenous hyperalimentation and inflammatory bowel disease

Ann Surg. 1978 May;187(5):523-9. doi: 10.1097/00000658-197805000-00010.


A retrospective analysis was conducted on 74 patients with inflammatory bowel disease who were treated with intravenous hyperalimentation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania between the years 1967-1976. Intravenous hyperalimentation can ameliorate the inevitable protein-calorie malnutrition present in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Combined with complete bowel rest, intravenous hyperalimentation can effectively function as the primary treatment or as an adjunct to the surgical management of the complications of inflammatory bowel disease. Intravenous hyperalimentation can be safely administered to these severely ill patients, almost certainly improving survival rates in the patients treated.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Body Weight
  • Colitis / diet therapy*
  • Colitis, Ulcerative / diet therapy*
  • Crohn Disease / diet therapy*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Fistula / diet therapy
  • Parenteral Nutrition* / adverse effects
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Total* / adverse effects
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Retrospective Studies