Increased intestinal permeability following blunt and penetrating trauma.

@article{LangkampHenken1995IncreasedIP,
  title={Increased intestinal permeability following blunt and penetrating trauma.},
  author={Bobbi Langkamp-Henken and Tim Donovan and L M Pate and C D Maull and Kenneth A. Kudsk},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={660-4}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine changes in the absorption of lactulose and mannitol in patients undergoing laparotomy following blunt or penetrating trauma and to correlate any changes in permeability with the severity of injury. DESIGN Nonrandomized study within patient control. PATIENTS Consecutive patients admitted to the trauma unit following blunt or penetrating trauma with intra-abdominal injuries warranting emergent celiotomy and jejunal access. INTERVENTIONS Intestinal permeability was… CONTINUE READING