Changes of hepatic morphology during parenteral nutrition with lipid emulsions containing LCT or MCT/LCT quantified by ultrasound.

@article{Baldermann1991ChangesOH,
  title={Changes of hepatic morphology during parenteral nutrition with lipid emulsions containing LCT or MCT/LCT quantified by ultrasound.},
  author={H Baldermann and Matthias Wicklmayr and Kristian Rett and P. Banholzer and Guenther J. Dietze and Hellmut Mehnert},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={601-3}
}
Fatty infiltration of the liver with cholestasis is one of the complications of total parenteral nutrition (TPN). The cause has not yet been determined. It seems probable, however, that these alterations could be prevented when a mixture of medium- and long-chain triglycerides (MCT/LCT) is used as a fat component instead of the application of long-chain emulsions (LCT) alone. To determine whether this could also be demonstrated morphologically in man, 14 patients needing TPN (25 kcal/kg BW x… CONTINUE READING