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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


TRIANA JUNCO, Miryam et al. An exclusively based parenteral fish-oil emulsion reverses cholestasis. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.1, pp.514-516. ISSN 1699-5198.

Prolonged parenteral nutrition (PN) leads to liver damage. Recent interest has focused on the lipid component of PN. A lipid emulsion based on w-3 fatty acids decrease conjugated bilirubin. A mixed lipid emulsion derived from soybean, coconut, olive, and fish oils reverses jaundice. Here we report the reversal of cholestasis and the improvement of enteral feeding tolerance in 1 infant with intestinal failure-associated liver disease. Treatment involved the substitution of a mixed lipid emulsion with one containing primarily omega-3 fatty acids during 37 days. Growth and biochemical tests of liver function improved significantly. This suggests that fat emulsions made from fish oils may be more effective means of treating this condition compared with an intravenous lipid emulsion containing soybean oil, medium -chain triglycerides, olive oil, and fish oil.

Keywords : Cholestasis; Intravenous lipid emulsions; Infant.

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