A prospective, randomized trial of intravenous fat emulsion administration in trauma victims requiring total parenteral nutrition.


OBJECTIVE Intravenous fat infusions are a standard component of total parenteral nutrition (TPN). We studied the effects of withholding fat infusions in trauma patients requiring TPN. DESIGN Polytrauma patients receiving TPN were randomized to receive a standard fat emulsion dose (L) or to have fat infusions withheld (NL) for the first 10 days of TPN. The… (More)