Electrolyte abnormalities in critically ill patients with end-stage renal disease receiving parenteral nutrition

Dotson, B & Vulaj, V. Journal of Critical Care | Published online: 27 April 2017

Malnutrition is common in patients who are critically ill and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. For patients unable to receive enteral nutrition, the use of parenteral nutrition (PN) can be life-saving. PN is a complex formulation containing macronutrients, electrolytes, and micronutrients, and critical care clinicians are frequently involved in writing PN orders for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).

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