Glucose absorption kinetics in Zambian African patients with and without systemic bacterial infections.

Using a double-lumen tube perfusion system, solutions of glucose (1.0, 2.5, and 5.0 g 100ml(-1)) have been perfused into the upper jejunum of 22 Zambian African subjects in order to study their glucose absorption kinetics. None of them had clinical evidence of malnutrition or intestinal disease. In 10 there was no evidence of an infective disease (;normal… CONTINUE READING