Carnitine femoral arterial-venous differences in the stressed critically ill.

Abstract

Femoral arterial and venous carnitine concentrations from critically ill patients were measured in order to determine if the large urinary carnitine excretions seen in these patients was associated with a net loss of carnitine from skeletal muscle. Bloods were drawn two or three times during the 7-day study period. A 24-hr urine sample was obtained on the… (More)

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