Parenteral fish oil as monotherapy prevents essential fatty acid deficiency in parenteral nutrition-dependent patients.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The use of fish oil-based emulsions as the sole source of fat for patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) has raised concerns for the development of essential fatty acid deficiency (EFAD), hindering its adoption into clinical practice. The purpose of the present study was to examine fatty acid profiles of patients receiving no enteral energy… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3181bbf51e

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