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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2009 Nov;12(Suppl 1):S12-S26. Korean.
Published online Nov 30, 2009.
Copyright © 2009 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Parenteral Nutrition
Jae Joon Han
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is effective and relatively safe method providing nutrients to patients with a nonfunctioning or insufficiently functioning gastrointestinal tract via peripheral or central vein. In last several decades, useful steps have been taken in the understanding of nutritional needs, physiological changes and complications of intravenously fed patients. PN includes amino acids, glucose, lipids, electrolytes, vitamins, iron, minerals and trace elements, and must be based on individual circumstances such as patient's age, health status and disease. The purpose of this review is to introduce overall components and recent updates of parenteral nutrition.

Keywords: Parenteral nutrition; Energy intake; Child