[Effect of growth hormone and parenteral nutrition on the catabolic phase following major digestive surgery].

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to determine if the administration of a biosynthetic human growth hormone (bGH) was able to enhance the efficacy of total parenteral nutrition (PN). Patients (n = 38) who had undergone major gastrointestinal surgery were randomly divided in two groups. Group I (n = 20) treated only with PN and Group II (n = 18) treated… (More)

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