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Nutrients 2012, 4(12), 1828-1850; doi:10.3390/nu4121828

The Use of Fish Oil Lipid Emulsion in the Treatment of Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease (IFALD)

Boston Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
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Received: 30 October 2012 / Revised: 11 November 2012 / Accepted: 19 November 2012 / Published: 27 November 2012
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Parenteral Nutrition)
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Abstract

Since 2004, fish oil based lipid emulsions have been used in the treatment of intestinal failure associated liver disease, with a noticeable impact on decreasing the incidence of morbidity and mortality of this often fatal condition. With this new therapy, however, different approaches have emerged as well as concerns about potential risks with using fish oil as a monotherapy. This review will discuss the experience to date with this lipid emulsion along with the rational for its use, controversies and concerns.
Keywords:  parenteral nutrition; pediatrics; lipid emulsions; intestinal failure-related liver disease; fish oil  parenteral nutrition; pediatrics; lipid emulsions; intestinal failure-related liver disease; fish oil
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Chang, M.I.; Puder, M.; Gura, K.M. The Use of Fish Oil Lipid Emulsion in the Treatment of Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease (IFALD). Nutrients 2012, 4, 1828-1850.

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