A Study on the Effect of Total Parenteral Nutrition Compared to Crystalloids with Colloids Alone Given Preoperatively or, Post-Operatively in Patients withType II Intestinal Failure Affecting the Outcome in aTertiary Care Hospital in Bengaluru, India

Author(s): Pradeep Hopkins P*, Noor Mohamed Shawnas Bahnou

Background & Objectives: Intestinal Failure is where patient is not able tomaintain normal gut functions due to various reasons. Most of the reasonspatients developed intestinal failure is due to Surgical reasons and bestcountered by bowel rest, early surgical intervention and ParenteralNutrition. Here we are studying 2 parenteral nutrition modalities namelyTPN compared to crystalloids and colloids alone with or without surgeryaffecting the overall outcome of the patient’s intestinal failure, with orwithout surgery.Methods: Sample size for the study was n=50 in each group with age beingmatched and the patient condition and complexity of surgery not matchedfor both groups between June 2017 to November2019. Using convenientsampling technique, all patients with intestinal failure as identified over thepast 2 ½ years admitted in our hospital in various departments, wereincluded in the study.


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