Lipid metabolism of the micropremie

Clin Perinatol. 2000 Mar;27(1):57-69, v-vi. doi: 10.1016/s0095-5108(05)70006-3.


Intravenous lipid emulsions often provide substance for the very low-birth weight or extremely low-birth weight infant that need total parenteral nutrition. The process used in this type of treatment as well as the effects of such treatment are discussed at length in this article. Some of the main compounds of representative lipid emulsions are listed and evaluated and the benefits and consequences of their use are presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fat Emulsions, Intravenous / administration & dosage
  • Fat Emulsions, Intravenous / adverse effects
  • Fat Emulsions, Intravenous / chemistry
  • Fat Emulsions, Intravenous / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature / metabolism*
  • Infant, Very Low Birth Weight / metabolism*
  • Lipid Metabolism*
  • Parenteral Nutrition


  • Fat Emulsions, Intravenous