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Kathleen Gura, PharmD, BCNSP

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Neonatal 2021
  • Country: U.S.A
Biography:

Kathy Gura is the manager for Pharmacy Clinical Research Program and a clinical pharmacist with the Clinical Nutrition Service in the Division of GI/Nutrition at Boston Children's Hospital. She is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an adjunct member of the faculty at MCPHS University, Northeastern University and the University of Connecticut. She is a member of the Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation and the Home PN Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gura received her BS and Pharm.D from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. Certified as a Nutritional Support Pharmacist, Dr. Gura is a Fellow of the ASHP, ASPEN, PPA and MSHP. She was recently named the 2020 Nutrition Champion by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Gura is the author of numerous book chapters on pediatric nutrition and has written more than 130 peer reviewed on topics such as the intestinal failure associated liver disease, clinical practice guidelines for parenteral nutrition, and the use of parenteral nutrition in the neonate. She currently serves as an associate editor for JPEN.

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The Role of Intravenous Lipid Emulsions in the NICU
Intravenous lipid emulsions (ILE) are essential for promoting optimal nutrition in the neonatal intensive care unit. However, long-term use of a pure soybean lipid emulsion has been associated with potentially fatal complications such as intestinal failure associated liver disease and fat overload syndrome. In the past decade, the science of lipid emulsions has progressed with a focus on optimizing nutrition and prevention of disease, Concerns on the use of these different oil sources on essential fatty acid status and growth will be discussed. By providing an overview of the current literature, this lecture will provide a general overview of the currently available ILE and how differences in composition may impact the neonate.
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