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Fat Emulsions (Intravenous) (updated)

Death in Preterm Infants

  • Deaths in preterm infants after infusion of intravenous lipid emulsions have been reported in the medical literature.
  • Autopsy findings included intravascular fat accumulation in the lungs.
  • Preterm infants and low birth weight infants have poor clearance of intravenous lipid emulsion and increased free fatty acid plasma levels following lipid emulsion infusion

See also Fat Emulsion (Intravenous)

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Pub Med - Fat Emulsions (Intravenous)

Updated July 2018