American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition research agenda published

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#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Chan, L-N., Compher, C., DiBaise, J.K., DiMaria-Ghalili, R.A., Guenter, P., Resnick, H.E. and Ziegler, T. (2013) American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Research Agenda. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 4th November. [epub ahead of print].

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“The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is dedicated to improving patient care by advanc- ing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolic support. Founded in 1976, A.S.P.E.N. is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are dedicated to the practice and research in clinical nutrition and nutrition support therapy, which includes parenteral nutrition (PN) and enteral nutrition (EN). With more than 5,500 members from around the world, A.S.P.E.N. is a community of dietitians, nurses, pharmacists, physicians, scientists, students, and other healthcare profes- sionals from every facet of nutrition support, clinical practice, research, and education.
Research is the mechanism by which the science and prac- tice of clinical nutrition and metabolic support can be refined and advanced with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. Articulation of a research agenda is an important step toward achieving this goal. A.S.P.E.N.’s research agenda is not intended to be a comprehensive review of the literature. Rather, the research agenda is aimed to help promote continuity across A.S.P.E.N.’s activities and help communicate A.S.P.E.N.’s research priorities to the larger clinical and research communi- ties with the broader goal of advancing research and scholarly discourse in priority areas. Accordingly, the primary goal of this document is to provide patients, families, researchers, fed- eral agencies, and other stakeholders with an assessment of key areas of nutrition and metabolic support that will benefit most from additional research efforts in the next decade.”

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