Letters Old drugs, new tricks

Intravenous lipid emulsions in anaesthesia

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d1302 (Published 01 March 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d1302
  1. David R Uncles, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care1
  1. 1Worthing Hospital, Worthing, West Sussex BN11 2DH, UK
  1. Uncles.dr{at}doctors.org.uk

Shaughnessy shows how established treatments have found new uses.1 Intravenous lipid emulsions have been a component of total parenteral nutrition for more than 40 years. A chance finding2 stimulated research on using the same lipid emulsion to reverse the effects of …

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