Extended hypermetabolic response of the liver in severely burned pediatric patients.

Abstract

HYPOTHESIS The acute phase response is a cascade of events contributing to hypermetabolism and substrate catabolism. It was believed to persist for only a short time after injury. There is now evidence that systemic catabolism and hypermetabolism associated with thermal injury persevere for a long time. We hypothesize that the proinflammatory hepatic acute… (More)

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