A reference standard for plasma proteins is required for nutritional assessment of adult burn patients.

@article{Manlli1998ARS,
  title={A reference standard for plasma proteins is required for nutritional assessment of adult burn patients.},
  author={J C Man{\'e}lli and Christian Badetti and Gustavo Botti and Marc Golstein and Verginia Bernini and D. Bernard},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  year={1998},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          337-45
        }
}
Plasma levels of visceral proteins (VP) are commonly used for evaluation of nutritional status. Low values observed in burn patients are caused by several factors including microvascular hyper-permeability and inflammatory processes. The aim of the study was to define a range of standard values specific to burn patients. Retrospective review: from days post-burn 12 to 43, four VP and three acute phase reactants (APR) were measured twice a week, in the plasma of 107 burn patients. From these… CONTINUE READING

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