Infection in Association with Intravenous Feeding

  • Murray F. Brennan
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 46)


The advent of a method of intravenous feeding that allows growth, development and restoration of body deficits has been a major advance in surgical care (23). Like most advances, the initial, and on occasions, unbridled enthusiasm of some of the disciples has resulted in a rebound of criticism and re-evaluation. We believe that this phase is now passing and total parenteral nutrition is assuming its rightful place as a major surgical adjunct. With many surgical units in this country now involved in meaningful research and development, further exegesis can be expected. The problem of infection in association with this therapy has received much attention (3,6,10,12,18,48). However, many of the problems with infection have arisen as a consequence of ignoring both the recommendations of the innovators (51) and standard aseptic procedures.


Total Parenteral Nutrition Surgical Care Nutritive Solution Rightful Place Meaningful Research 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Murray F. Brennan
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  1. 1.Department of Surgery of Harvard Medical SchoolPeter Bent Brigham HospitalBostonUSA

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