Correlation Analysis of Hypercalcemia in Patients Treated with Total Parenteral Nutrition

  •  Lin Lin    
  •  Fasheng Luo    
  •  Amiya Bhaumik    
  •  Divya Midhun Chakkaravarthy    


Total parenteral nutrition treatment is very important for maintain patient’s life, but it is complex to understand the correlation between the medical treatment and hypercalcemia. This paper explored the incidence and correlation of hypercalcemia in patients receiving total parenteral nutrition and its related factors. 280 representative patients were selected from one hospital in Guangdong Province, China, as the research objects. Collect the patient’s basic attributes, nutritional status before total parenteral nutrition and total parenteral nutrition with the method of medical history retrospective, and use multiple logistic regression to explore important correlations that affect the occurrence of hypercalcemia in hospitalized patients receiving total parenteral nutrition factor. The results showed the percentage of patients with treatment days greater than 14 days that developed hypercalcemia was 7.5% which is significantly related to the occurrence of hypercalcemia. The probability of hypercalcemia in patients with total parenteral nutrition treatment for more than 14 days is higher than that of patients with treatment for less than or equal to 14 days. This study can prevent potentially harmful complications that may be caused by total parenteral nutrition and provide safer health quality.

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