[Complete parenteral nutrition of amino acids, glucose, vitamins and minerals with inclusion of fats].Infusionsther Klin Ernahr. 1977 Aug; 4(4):217-24.IK
The objective of complete intravenous nutrition is to supply by the intravenous route all the nutrients normally obtained in the oral diet and the same relative proportions as absorbed from an oral diet. Some suggested allowances to meet these nutritional requirements in patients with different clinical conditions are made. There appears to be little overall difference in the clinical effectiveness of an intravenous regime in which all the non-protein energy is provided by glucose and one in which both glucose and lipid are used. However, the use of a system of complete intravenous nutrition, which by definition must contain lipid, does have specific practical advantages which make it the system of choice in certain circumstances.