Assessing the efficacy of intravenous nutrition in general surgical patients: dynamic nutritional assessment with plasma proteins.

@article{Church1987AssessingTE,
  title={Assessing the efficacy of intravenous nutrition in general surgical patients: dynamic nutritional assessment with plasma proteins.},
  author={Joseph M Church and Graham L. Hill},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={1987},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={135-9}
}
We have compared the direction of changes in four plasma transport proteins measured weekly with the direction of nitrogen balance in general surgical patients receiving intravenous nutrition (IVN). Fifty four patients had IVN for 2 weeks, and 15 had IVN for 3 or 4 weeks. Change in plasma prealbumin followed the direction of nitrogen balance in both weeks… CONTINUE READING