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Question: What are the most common complications of TPN?

Answer:

The most common complications are related to catheter placement and management. Examples include infections, thrombosis, nonthrombotic occlusion, and other mechanical complications during line placement. Catheter-related complications can be minimized by maintaining strict and reproducible technique as well as meticulous line care.

Reference:  Rustgi AK (ed): The Requisites in Gastroenterology: Vol 1: Esophagus and Stomach. St. Louis, Mosby, 2003.

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