Elemental balances during intravenous hyperalimentation of underweight adult subjects.

@article{Rudman1975ElementalBD,
  title={Elemental balances during intravenous hyperalimentation of underweight adult subjects.},
  author={Daniel Rudman and William J. Jr. Millikan and T J Richardson and T J Bixler and Joseph Stackhouse and W C McGarrity},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1975},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          94-104
        }
}
Intravenous hyperalimentation was done in 11 underweight adults whose body weight (body wt) was less than 85 percent of ideal. For the first 6 days, "complete formula" was infused furnishing per kilogram ideal body wt per day: 15 g glucose, 0.40 g N, 0.018 g P, 2.4 meq K, 3.0 meq Na, 2.3 meq C1, 0.5 meq Mg, 0.45 meq Ca, and 50 ml H20. Patients gained weight at an average rate of 9.0 g/kg ideal body wt/day and showed average balances/kilogram ideal body wt/day as follows: plus 0.14 g N; plus 0… CONTINUE READING

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