Why measure the respiratory quotient of patients on total parenteral nutrition?

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Abstract

The article describes the importance of monitoring the respiratory quotient for patients on total parenteral nutrition. Two reasons are given: (i) prevention of fat accumulation in the liver and (ii) alleviation of potential respiratory distress secondary to excess glucose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)501-513
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of the American College of Nutrition
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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