Z L Leider

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The insertion of long-term Silastic catheters into the vena cava for home parenteral nutrition, antibiotic administration, and chemotherapy is increasing; however, one of the often described complications of these catheters is breakage of the external segment of the catheter. A new device as well as a new method for repair of the catheter has been(More)
A retrospective statistical analysis of admission serum albumin and total lymphocyte counts (TLC) of 126 gastrointestinal surgical patients was accomplished to determine the value of these two parameters in predicting postoperative morbidity and mortality. Patients were classified into four groups according to their laboratory values in the two parameters(More)
The response of prealbumin was compared to that of albumin and transferrin in 16 patients following 7 days of metabolic/nutritional support. Baseline values were compared to day 7 results to assess the degree of change. Prealbumin demonstrated a significant increase in the mean serum concentration (13.0 vs 19.6 mg/100 ml) in the presence of a positive(More)
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