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To quantify the protein anabolism of tumors it is not sufficient simply to determine the level of protein synthesis. The decisive factor is the net balance. This is the first attempt to establish this parameter in human tumors in vivo. Intraoperative tumor leucine/protein metabolism was studied in 15 patients with resectable malignant colon tumors using a(More)
Some patients have postoperative nutritional problems after a pancreatoduodenec-tomy. These problems have been attributed without objective evidence to the partial gastrectomy that is performed at the time of the pancreatoduodenectomy. The dumping syndrome has been implicated, and the results of this study determine, for the first time, the role of the(More)
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