Brief clinical report| Volume 87, ISSUE 5, P596-598, May 1980

Respiratory distress secondary to a high carbohydrate load: A case report

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      The high carbohydrate load of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) caused a 67% increase in CO2 production which precipitated respiratory distress in the 59-year-old man reported on herein. TPN given inappropriately can serve as a physiological stress rather than nutritional support.
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