Products for parenteral diet in preterm babies – need of light protection

 In Worth knowing from the authorities

The following warning was recently issued by the Drug Commission of the German Medical Association concerning parenteral diet in preterm babies. Due to the immaturity of the intestinal tract and immune system, liver metabolism and detoxifying mechanisms, parenteral diet has to be protected from light during storage and treatment. Otherwise these drugs, containing amino acids and lipid emulsions, may form peroxides and other degradation products, potentially leading to detrimental oxidative stress in this vulnerable patient population.

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