A Program for Clinical Care in Physical Trauma.
Annual summary rept. no. 1, 1 Feb 75-31 Jan 76,
PETER BENT BRIGHAM HOSPITAL BOSTON MA
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Studies were performed to determine substrate interactions as they relate to body nitrogen balance in fasting man. Carbohydrate at all levels of infusion markedly improves the utilization of amino acids. Thus, ketosis does not seem to favor nitrogen economy. Studies with indwelling cardiac catheters demonstrate vegetations on heart valves within 24 hours in dogs. These aseptic endocardial lesions easily become septic with intentional contamination of the blood stream in these animals. Keywords Amino acids Glucose Glycerol Fat Emulsions Glucagon Gluconeogenesis Nitrogen Balance Ketones Free Fatty Acids Catheters Vegetations Heart Valves Septic Endocarditis.
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