Effect of skin application of sun-flower oil on serum triglyceride and cholesterol in premature newborns

AUTHORS

Fatemeh Safdarian 1 , * , Amir Reza Hosseini 2

1 Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Pediatrician, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Safdarian F, Hosseini A R. Effect of skin application of sun-flower oil on serum triglyceride and cholesterol in premature newborns, Hormozgan Med J. 2009 ; 13(2):e88640.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 13 (2); e88640
Published Online: January 11, 2009
Article Type: Research Article
Received: February 17, 2008
Accepted: January 11, 2009

Crossmark

CHEKING

READ FULL TEXT
Abstract

Introduction: Total parental nutrition is essential in premature newborns who are
unable to have oral feeding. Intra venous Lipid (Intra lipid) is used to preparing essential
fatty acids and a compact source of energy. We aimed in this study to investigate the
effect of skin intra lipid.
Methods: Premature newborns, who were through admitted in NICU unable to feed
orally, were investigated in a clinical trial study. The patients divided into two groups
randomly. The level of TG and cholesterol were measured with End point enzymatic
method in first, third and seventh day after onset of the study. Both groups were
evaluated in terms of clinical complication of essential fatty-acids deficiency. The data
were analyzed by SPSS software, using descriptive statistics and t-test.
Results: Mean of TG in both groups had no significant difference in the first day, but
showed significant difference in the third and seventh day after use of oil (P<0.001).
Mean of serum cholesterol did not show significant difference in both groups.
Conclusion: Application of sun-flower oil on the skin of premature newborns could
not only correct the serum TG level in low TG-level patients but also normalize TG
level in newborns with parental nutrition as well as preventing complications of
essential fatty acid deficiency.

Keywords

Sunflower Seed Oil – Triglycerides (TG) – Cholesterol – Infant Premature

© 2009, Hormozgan Medical Journal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits copy and redistribute the material just in noncommercial usages, provided the original work is properly cited.

Fulltext

References

  • 1.

    References are included in the PDF.

  • COMMENTS

    LEAVE A COMMENT HERE: