New features of parenteral nutrition in home care and acute care setting for the older population

Bradley Salonen, Robert G. Martindale

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Purpose of reviewThe intent of this review is to highlight any recent changes in the delivery of parenteral nutrition to the geriatric population. The percentage of patients in the geriatric age group increases clinical awareness of the potential risks and benefits of appropriate parenteral nutrition delivery, which is crucial to well tolerated and optimum outcomes.Recent findingsThe major recent finding is the increased awareness of risk of parenteral nutrition in the elderly population.SummaryThe implications of this very brief review expose the need for further focused studies to better clarify the specifics of parenteral nutrition in this vulnerable ageing population. The importance of nutritional risk assessment cannot be overstated. With the rapidly expanding volume of geriatric population, the need for more data to better understand the delicate balance in parenteral nutrition therapy for both the acute care setting and home parenteral population is needed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2023


  • home parenteral nutrition in elderly
  • indications
  • nutrition risk
  • parenteral nutrition geriatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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