Intravenous Feeding Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Parenteral Nutrition

abstract

  • The vision of intravenous nourishment — as ancient as the hollow needle and the venipuncture — was given substance by sterile solutions of glucose in water at the time of World War I. By the late 1930's intravenous protein hydrolysates were under study,1 and within 10 years appeared the first reports of a fat emulsion for intravenous use.2 By 1950, it was evident that synthetic requirements for protein anabolism included the simultaneous administration of an adequate caloric substrate to inhibit the utilization of the administered amino acids for gluconeogenesis, and to cover the energy needs of peptide bond formation.3 Five. © 1972, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • October 26, 1972

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM197210262871706

PubMed ID

  • 4627272

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 862

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 287

number

  • 17