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Pediatric Intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease is Revered with Six Months of Intravenous Fish Oil

  • Author(s): Calkins, Kara
  • Advisor(s): Elashoff, Robert M
  • et al.

Pediatric intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) is associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Studies have suggested that when intravenous (IV) soybean oil (SO) is replaced with fish oil (FO), direct hyperbilirubinemia is more likely to resolve. The necessary duration of FO has not been established. This study seeks to determine if 24 weeks of FO is an effective and safe therapy for IFALD.

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