Total parenteral nutrition with a peripherally administered fat emulsion as the major calorie source appears to be efficacious and safe. Such a regimen complements rather than replaces the glucose system as an important adjunct in patient therapy. The lipid system obviates the necessity for central venous administration, the major disadvantage of the glucose system, while the latter provides a greater caloric density.
(JAMA 238:1380-1382, 1977)
Silberman H, Freehauf M, Fong G, Rosenblatt N. Parenteral Nutrition With Lipids. JAMA. 1977;238(13):1380–1382. doi:10.1001/jama.1977.03280140058018
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