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Calcium Phosphate Precipitates and Acute Respiratory Distress

Specialty:

Nutrition
Gastroenterology
Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Calcium phosphate precipitates can form in total parenteral nutrition (TPN) solutions. Infusion of these precipitates cause pulmonary microemboli with acute respiratory distress. Prevention of conditions favorable to precipitate formation and prompt recognition can reduce the risk to patients.

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