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Am J Clin Nutr. 1982 May;35(5):993-6.

Hypercalcemia associated with parenteral amino acid and dextrose infusion.

Abstract

A patient receiving parenteral nutrition with an amino acid dextrose solution developed hypercalcemia which seemed related to the rate of nutrient infusion. In a retrospective study of patients receiving parenteral nutrition over a 3-month period six of 72 (8%) developed hypercalcemia. After changes in infusion rate there were corresponding changes in the serum calcium concentration. There was a significant correlation between the serum calcium concentration and the average infusion rate over the preceding four days (p = 0.012). This was even more significant (p less than 0.005) when ionized calcium was calculated to diminish the effects of calcium binding by proteins.

PMID:
6805291
DOI:
10.1093/ajcn/35.5.993
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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