Intravenous Lipid Administration in the Premature Infant. 1. Effect on Essential Fatty Acid Status (efas)

Rapid changes occur in essential fatty acid status (EFAS) during fat-free parenteral nutrition (Pediatr Res 4:309A, 1983). We therefore evaluated the effects of IV Liposyn 20% administration on EFAS and compared them to the control group (group 1). Infants received either 0.34 gm (group 2) or 0.68 gm (group 3)/kg of lipid daily for 5 days providing 2% or 4… CONTINUE READING