What are the risks and benefits of intravenous lipid emulsion therapy

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This article will explain the available formulations of IVFE, administration, and maintenance issues, as well as the risks and benefits for various applications” Spray (2016).

Abstract:

Intravenous fat emulsion (IVFE) is an important source of calories and essential fatty acids for patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN). Administered as an individual infusion or combined with PN, the fats provided by IVFE are vital for cellular structural function and metabolism. The affinity of some medications to lipids has led to the use of IVFE as a treatment for any lipophilic drug overdose. This article will explain the available formulations of IVFE, administration, and maintenance issues, as well as the risks and benefits for various applications.

Reference:

Spray, J.W. (2016) Review of Intravenous Lipid Emulsion Therapy. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 39(6), p.377-380.

DOI: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000194

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