Increased serum concentrations of lactic, pyruvic and uric acid and bilibubin after postoperative xylitol infusion.


Xylitol has been suggested as a more advantageous calory source for intravenous administration than glucose in certain clinical situation, but the general suitability of intravenous xylitol infusion has not been confirmed. Thirty-middle-aged women were infused with 100 g of xylitol as postoperative fluid therapy after gynaecological laparotomy and general… (More)