Dr. Stanley Dudrick, Who Saved Post-Surgical Patients, Dies at 84
Why were they dying after “successful” operations? He discovered the cause and came up with a remedy: intravenous nutrition — a technique that has saved millions of lives. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Diet and Nutrition Surgery and Surgeons Malnutrition University of Texas system Dudrick, Dr. Stanley J. Total Parenteral Nutrition Source Type: news

FDA OKs New Cysteine Hydrochloride Product Nouress FDA OKs New Cysteine Hydrochloride Product Nouress
Cysteine hydrochloride, critical for treating neonatal patients requiring total parenteral nutrition, remains in short supply in the United States.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Nouress (cysteine hydrochloride) Injection for Treating Neonate Patients Requiring Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: AVDL) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Nouress (AV001), a cysteine hydrochloride injection, a critical drug for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - December 16, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How to eat right for YOUR age: What's good (or bad) for you all depends on your stage of life
The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) says UK Government guidance neglects the most important factor when it comes to healthy eating - our age. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients left without vital IV nutrition threaten to drag the NHS to court
More than 511 patients like Lauren Mitchell (pictured) have had their supply of intravenous nutrients stopped by the Cheshire-based company, Calea, which some are now threatening to sue. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds of patients at risk amid major delays to IV feed supplies
Hundreds of patients, including children, dependent on intravenous nutrition to keep them alive are experiencing delays in vital deliveries, because of restrictions placed on the manufacturer by the medical devices regulator. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2019: Diet and Digestive Disease
The Winter Conference this year  will be in collaboration with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN).Interaction between diets, nutrients and the host in the promotion of systemic health is wholly dependent upon effective digestive function. Perturbation of digestive function associates with a range of pathobiologies, but dysfunction may have systemic sequelae. The gut is exquisitely sensitive and senses the nutritional status of the lumen, however the full extent of sensing is still being discovered and its functions remain opaque.This con...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 14, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Cochrane Clinical Answers related to COVID-19
Readable, clinically-focused, actionable answers to inform point-of-care decision-making for health professionals.  Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane Review deemed most relevant to practising healthcare professionals. The evidence is displayed in a user-friendly tabulated format that includes narratives, data, and links to graphics.The follow...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 9, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Candida Bloodstream Infections Among Persons with Injection Drug Use --- Denver Metropolitan Area, Colorado, 2017--2018
Candidemia, a bloodstream infection caused by Candida species, is typically considered a health care-associated infection, with known risk factors including the presence of a central venous catheter, receipt of total parenteral nutrition or broad-spectrum antibiotics, recent abdominal surgery, admission to an intensive care unit, and prolonged hospitalization. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 28, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Candida Source Type: news

Celebrities help the £500 vitamin jab go mainstream
Intravenous therapy has taken off via social media after star names led the way. But its effects are unknown, doctors warnMadonna does it. Rihanna ’s done it. Katy Perry, Rita Ora and Gwyneth Paltrow have been known to dabble and while there are no clinical studies to prove the benefits of intravenous vitamin therapy, the celebrity wellness trend appears to have gone fully mass market.In a gleaming west London clinic, with plump leather recliners and a TV tuned to Netflix, Yassine Bendiabdallah explains the benefits of his IV treatments. Customers, mostly wealthy and mostly women, visit him for courses of injections prom...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nosheen Iqbal Tags: Health & wellbeing Nutrition Science UK news Society Source Type: news

The future of pharmacy aseptic services in England
This report summarises findings from the first phase of a review of the provision of pharmacy aseptic services including chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition, clinical trials / investigational medicinal products, and pharmacy-led radiopharmacy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of nutrition factors on mortality and sepsis occurrence in a multicenter university-based surgical intensive care unit in Thailand (THAI-SICU study)
The aim of this study was to demonstrate the role of nutrition factors on a 28-d mortality outcome and sepsis occurrence in surgical intensive care unit. Nutrition factors affecting the mortality or sepsis occurrence in this study were BMI, enteral feeding or combination with parenteral nutrition, severe weight loss, preadmission albumin ≤2.5, and at risk according to NRS-2002. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delaying Parenteral Nutrition May Improve Outcomes in Undernourished Critically Ill Children Delaying Parenteral Nutrition May Improve Outcomes in Undernourished Critically Ill Children
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is refeeding?
Refeeding is reintroducing food after a period of malnourishment or starvation. If electrolytes become imbalanced as digestion resumes, a person can develop refeeding syndrome. Symptoms include fatigue and weakness, and treatment involves careful monitoring and intravenous electrolyte replacement. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

CU researchers offer insights into liver disease caused by intravenous nutrition
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado School of Medicine's Karim C. El Kasmi, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics, and Ronald Sokol, MD, professor of pediatrics, are authors of an article in the April 2018 Nature Communications that sheds light on the underlying cause of intestinal failure-associated liver disease and suggests new therapeutic approaches. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news