Accession Number:

ADA055358

Title:

A Program for Clinical Care in Physical Trauma.

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. no. 1, 1 Feb 76-31 Jan 77,

Corporate Author:

HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL BOSTON MASS DEPT OF SURGERY

Report Date:

1977-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Studies were performed showing that amino acid infusion alone does not result in a favorable protein economy in starving, resting man. Addition of carbohydrate at two dose levels, glycerol, or triglycerides to the amino acid infusion will all markedly improve nitrogen balance. Studies in animals demonstrated an association between pulmonary engorgement and edema and small airway closure. Positive-end expiratory pressure reduced the volume of trapped gas but did not abolish edema formation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE