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Kathleen Gura

The Role of Intravenous Lipid Emulsions in the NICU

  • Speaker: Kathleen Gura , PharmD, BCNSP
  • Presentation Type:
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME

Intravenous lipid emulsions (ILE) are essential for promoting optimal nutrition in the neonatal intensive care unit. However, long-term use of a pure soybean lipid emulsion has been associated with potentially fatal complications such as intestinal failure associated liver disease and fat overload syndrome. In the past decade, the science of lipid emulsions has progressed with a focus on optimizing nutrition and prevention of disease, Concerns on the use of these different oil sources on essential fatty acid status and growth will be discussed. By providing an overview of the current literature, this lecture will provide a general overview of the currently available ILE and how differences in composition may impact the neonate.