Intralipid vs Lipofundin

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Reply Posted on: Jul 6, 2014 at 7:56pm
Hi Dr Braverman,

I would appreciate it very much if you could tell me if you think that the product below (Lipofundin) would do the job if I cannot find "Intralipid". There is a small difference. Thank you so so much!

Intralipid 20% composition:
- 20% soybean oil
- 1.2% egg yolk phospholipids
- 2.25% glycerin
- water

Lipofundin 20% composition:
- 10% soybean oil
- 10% Medium-chain Triglycerides
- 1.2% egg lecithin
- 2.25% glycerol
- α -Tocopherol

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Dr. Braverman

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RE: Intralipid vs Lipofundin Posted on: Jul 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
yes actualy the Medium chain Triglycerides have a very good anti inflammatory effect. This would be as good if not better than intralipids. Which country are you in?
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

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Reply RE: Intralipid vs Lipofundin Posted on: Jul 7, 2014 at 6:27am
HI Dr Braverman, thanks a lot for your answer. Thats great news. I am in Peru and Intralipids are not available.Just a quick last question. I have read that the use of Lupron to supress your ovaries before frozen embryo transfer can elevate NK cells. Is that true or just a myth? I wonder if it an be avoided even for polycystic ovaries patients?No more questions, thank you so much.
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Dr. Braverman

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RE: Intralipid vs Lipofundin Posted on: Jul 7, 2014 at 7:07am
That is completely without merit, there are no studies showing NK cells go up with lupron , and we have not seen that at all in our clinic.

I would also have you understand that treatment with immune modulating drugs should be done only after a complete diagnostic workup and evaluation (see our website under diagnostic testing and sample reports). Most that are getting this therapy are looking only at NK cells and not the entire immune system and that will many times miss the correct treatment plan.

If you would like to review your case we can schedule a free 10 minute SKYPE and I can guide you at least to the correct workup and management. Incomplete treatment can also lead to failure or pregnancy related complications.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.