Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
Parenteral nutrition is infused directly into your bloodstream and provides you with the same nutrients you would receive if you were eating. The TPN solution contains protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, and fluids which your body needs to maintain its many functions.
Your TPN solution has been designed by your doctor and the Nutrition Support Team to meet your special nutritional and fluid needs.
Nov 29, 2012 - For patients with advanced cancer in hospices, providing parenteral saline (1 liter per day) does not improve symptoms associated with dehydration, quality of life, or overall survival compared with placebo, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Jan 17, 2011