Implications of refeeding syndrome in postoperative total parenteral nutrition

General Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2010.0013
10
63-66
Implications of refeeding syndrome in postoperative total parenteral nutrition

Refeeding syndrome is a serious complication of enteral or parenteral feeding of malnourished patients. The learning point from this case report is to raise awareness that total parenteral nutrition is not a simple undertaking. Diagnosing refeeding syndrome requires a high index of suspicion and close collaboration with hospital pharmacists and nutritionists.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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