Saturday, April 30, 2016

Q: What caution should be taken if lipids emulsion is added in total parenteral nutrition (TPN)?

Answer: Check for egg allergy

Lipid emulsion consists of omega-6 triglycerides, which are then emulsified using egg phospholipids and glycerin. Though allergy is rare but caution should be exercised and nutritionist should be consulted for other options.

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