Effects of Infection on Oxygen Consumption and Core Temperature in Experimental Thermal Injury
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAMHOUSTON TX
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Oxygen consumption VO2 and colonic temperature T sub C measured in groups of rats before and after 30 total body surface, full thickness burns. Some wounds were seeded with Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Staphylococcus epidermidis, and some seeded wounds were treated with SULFAMYLON or SILVADENE. Three groups became bacteremic B during the 2-3 week period of observation. The metabolic cost of wound contamination appeared to vary with bacterial strain. The metabolic effects of infection appeared to vary with bacterial strain. The metabolic effects of infection appear to be a continuum, beginning with a modest rise in VO2 and progressing to greater increases in VO2 and T sub C with wound invasion and systemic infection.
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