Benefits of home parenteral nutrition before lung transplantation: Report of a case

Yoshifumi Inoue, Masato Minami, Takatoshi Mizuta, Toshihiro Kimura, Hirohisa Hirabayashi, Meinoshin Okumura, Mitsunori Ohta, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Ken Katoh, Yoshimitsu Hayashi, Hikaru Matsuda

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A 54-year-old woman, who was severely malnourished and awaiting lung transplantation for chronic respiratory failure, was given nutritional support by home parenteral nutrition (HPN). The patient's emaciated state was further compromised by the fact that she had undergone a distal gastrectomy 4 years earlier. We decided that HPN was indicated because her oral intake was so poor and drinking enteral formula reduced her appetite. After 1 year of HPN, her body weight increased and her nutritional, anthropometric, and biochemical values were well maintained by the time of transplantation. Moreover, her progress after lung transplantation was remarkably good, indicating the effectiveness of nutritional support by HPN during the protracted waiting period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalSurgery today
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • Home parenteral nutrition
  • Lung transplantation
  • Malnutrition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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