A Program for Clinical Care in Physical Trauma.
Annual summary rept. no. 1, 1 Feb 76-31 Jan 77,
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL BOSTON MASS DEPT OF SURGERY
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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
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