volume 99, issue 3, Pe6-e6 1997
DOI: 10.1542/peds.99.3.e6
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J.-C. Lavoie, S. Belanger, M. Spalinger, P. Chessex

Abstract: ABSTRACT. Background. Peroxides have been reported to contaminate lipid emulsions and amino acid solutions used in total parenteral nutrition (TPN). This is particularly disturbing in newborn infants who are prone to several diseases related to immature defense mechanisms against oxidative challenges. It is not clear whether the antioxidants in multivitamins help protect parenteral nutrients against the hazards of oxidation.Objective. To evaluate the role of a multivitamin preparation (MVI) on the actual pero…

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