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BACKGROUND Reference standards for resting energy expenditure (REE) are widely used. Current standards are based on measurements made in the first part of the past century in various races and(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether plasma concentrations of procalcitonin (PCT), interleukin-6 (IL-6), protein complement 3a (C3a), leukocyte elastase (elastase), and the C-reactive protein (CRP)(More)
  • M J Müller, J Böttcher, +5 authors M P Manns
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 1999
BACKGROUND Hypermetabolism has a negative effect on prognosis in patients with liver cirrhosis. Its exact prevalence and associations with clinical data, the nutritional state, and beta-adrenergic(More)