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Title Computer assisted planning of parenteral hyperalimentation therapy
Author(s) Fred H. Edwards
Source Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 8, Pages 539-543
Publication Date August, 1982
Abstract A computer program has been written to assist the physician in the planning of nutritional support. The program is divided into individual segments dealing with nutritional assessment, caloric requirements, hyperalimentation planning, and evaluation of nutritional therapy. Tables of anthropometric data have been fitted to exponential and polynomial equations in order to minimize data storage requirements and eliminate the need for interpolation schemes. Operation of the program does not require any form of reference material and prior computer training is not a prerequisite for program users. The program may be run on either a large desktop computer or a hand-held programmable pocket calculator with continuous memory and optional printer.

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