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Respiratory distress and sudden death associated with receipt of a peripheral parenteral nutrition admixture


OBJECTIVE: To detect respiratory adverse reactions potentially related to receipt of peripheral parenteral nutrition (PPN) in hospitalized patients and to determine risk factors for their occurrence.

DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study.

SETTING: Federal tertiary-care hospital.

PATIENTS: Medical and pharmacy records of all patients who received PPN from October 1992 to February 1994 were abstracted for demographics, diagnoses, medications received, indications for and formulation of PPN, and severity of illness as measured by Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II scores.… Read more