Influence of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids enriched lipid emulsions on nosocomial infections and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients: ICU lipids study.

@article{GrauCarmona2015InfluenceON,
  title={Influence of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids enriched lipid emulsions on nosocomial infections and clinical outcomes in critically ill patients: ICU lipids study.},
  author={Teodoro Grau-Carmona and Alfonso Bonet-Saris and Abelardo Garc{\'i}a-de-Lorenzo and Carmen S{\'a}nchez-{\'A}lvarez and Angel Rodr{\'i}guez-Pozo and Jos{\'e} Acosta-Escribano and Eduardo Mi{\~n}ambres and Jose Ignacio Herrero-Meseguer and Alfonso Mesejo},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={31-9}
}
OBJECTIVE n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (contained in fish oil) have been shown to beneficially influence infection rate and clinical outcomes in surgical patients probably due to their immunomodulatory action. In contrast, study results of fish oil administration in critically ill patients are controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on the prevalence of nosocomial infections and clinical outcomes in medical and surgical… CONTINUE READING