Energy metabolism, nitrogen balance, and substrate utilization in critically ill children.

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BACKGROUND Critically ill patients are characterized by a hypermetabolic state, a catabolic response, higher nutritional needs, and a decreased capacity for utilization of parenteral substrate. OBJECTIVE We sought to analyze the relation between a patient's metabolic state and their nutritional intake, substrate utilization, and nitrogen balance (NB) in… (More)

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@article{CossBu2001EnergyMN, title={Energy metabolism, nitrogen balance, and substrate utilization in critically ill children.}, author={Jorge A. Coss-Bu and William J Klish and David L Walding and F. Stein and Elliot O'Brian Smith and Larry S. Jefferson}, journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition}, year={2001}, volume={74 5}, pages={664-9} }