Significance of administration of fat emulsion: hepatic changes in infant rats receiving total parenteral nutrition with and without fat.


Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) is associated with cholestasis and hepatic steatosis, which can be lethal in infants who cannot be fed orally. The present animal study focused on the metabolic complications in the liver that may occur due to the excessive administration of fat-free TPN. Thirty infant (3-week-old) male SD rats weighing 60-70 g were randomly… (More)


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