Effects of intravenous fat emulsions on lung function in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome or sepsis.


OBJECTIVE To investigate whether rapid or slowly infused intravenous fat emulsions affect the ratio of prostaglandin I2/thromboxane A2 in arterial blood, pulmonary hemodynamics, and gas exchange. DESIGN Prospective, controlled, randomized, crossover study. SETTING Operative intensive care unit of a university hospital. PATIENTS Eighteen critically ill… (More)