Carnitine as a possible adjunct in parenteral feeding.
Carnitine is necessary for the transport of fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane, and depletion in response to Intralipid infusion has previously been demonstrated. This study investigates whether orally administered L-carnitine increases tolerance to a lipid load given intravenously. Eight patients with active inflammatory bowel disease, being treated with intravenous prednisolone, were studied. Intralipid was infused on two occasions. Triglycerides and ketone bodies rose in a...Expand abstract
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