Pharmacy World and Science

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 265–273 | Cite as

Development of a software tool for computation of parenteral nutrition in adults, and its potential role in improving nutritional care

  • Marina Paschidi
  • Maria Skouroliakou
  • Fotis Archontovassilis
  • Petros Papassarantopoulos
  • Sophia L. MarkantonisEmail author


The detailed development of a computer program for management of parenteral nutrition (PN) in adults is described. Strengths and weaknesses are mentioned. By using the software, individualized PN prescriptions based on patient age, weight, sex, and clinical condition can be determined and available formulations can be automatically selected from incorporated databases. Automated PN management potentially enhances our ability to provide nutritional support with greater accuracy and precision and reduces the time required for writing and calculations. Day-to-day changes may also be monitored rapidly, simply, and safely.


Calculations Computer program Computer software Greece Parenteral nutrition 



We greatly appreciate the support given by Mamidakis Brother Group throughout this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marina Paschidi
    • 1
  • Maria Skouroliakou
    • 2
  • Fotis Archontovassilis
    • 3
  • Petros Papassarantopoulos
    • 4
  • Sophia L. Markantonis
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratory of Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics, School of PharmacyUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Harokopio University of AthensAthensGreece
  3. 3.Surgical Intensive Care Unit, First Department of Propaedeutic SurgeryUniversity of Athens, Hippokratio General HospitalAthensGreece
  4. 4.Business Information SupportAthensGreece

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