Calculation of essential metabolites in Total Parenteral Nutrition: the basics

One discussion this week involved how to perform basic TPN metabolite calculations.

Reference: Madsen H and Frankel EH. The hitchhiker’s guide to parenteral nutrition management for adult patients. Practical Gastroenterology. 2006 July. Retrieved from

Summary: This was discussed as a possible question on boards. Below are three tables, taken directly from the article referenced.














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