Current Concepts in Parenteral Nutrition

  • J. M. Greep
  • Peter B. Soeters
  • R. I. C. Wesdorp
  • C. W. R. Phaf
  • Josef E. Fischer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. J. E. Fischer
      Pages 1-2
  3. General principles of parenteral nutrition

  4. Specific aspects of management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Thomas L. Anderson, William C. Heird, Robert W. Winters
      Pages 111-127
    3. M. Halmágyi
      Pages 129-145
    4. Peter B. Soeters
      Pages 159-170
    5. Josef E. Fischer
      Pages 171-177
    6. Stanley J. Dudrick, Edward M. Copeland, Bruce V. MacFadyen Jr.
      Pages 187-216
    7. Douglas W. Wilmore
      Pages 227-239
  5. Supplement techniques to central parenteral nutrition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. K. D. Bury
      Pages 243-251
    3. George L. Blackburn, Hugh Rienhoff, John D. B. Miller, Bruce R. Bistrian, Jean Pierre Flatt, Baltej S. Maini
      Pages 299-311
  6. Panel discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. J. M. Greep, Peter B. Soeters, R. I. C. Wesdorp, C. W. R. Phaf, Josef E. Fischer
      Pages 325-359
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 361-368

About this book


J. E. Fischer, M.D. Professor Greep, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure for me and the participants to be present at this International Meeting of Parenteral Nutri­ tion. This meeting would not have been possible five years ago. At that time we were still arguing about central vs. peripheral routes, efficacy of the tech­ nique, and still getting accustomed to our ability to support patients nutri­ tionally. Within the last five years these discussions, which seem almost futile in retrospect, have been put aside. Both techniques, we know how, work quite well and have their own indications. Having become comfortable with the technique, it is now time to enter the second phase of parenteral nutrition, and that is the differentiation of the technique for the benefit of different patients. Over the next two days we will be discussing several problems which at the present time are central to the entire subject of parenteral nutrition. Is a fat calorie the same as a carbo­ hydrate calorie? What is the effect on protein metabolism of the fat calorie as opposed to the carbohydrate calorie? Are they equivalent? Are'there situations in which one is superior to the other? Perhaps we will find out tomorrow in the panel.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Greep
    • 1
  • Peter B. Soeters
    • 2
  • R. I. C. Wesdorp
    • 3
  • C. W. R. Phaf
    • 4
  • Josef E. Fischer
    • 5
  1. 1.University of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Ziekenhuis St. AnnadalMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryZiekenhuis St. AnnadalMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Chief Department of Clinical PharmacySt. Anna dal HospitalMaastrichtThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Harvard Medical SchoolMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1072-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1070-2
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