Investigations into the optimum nitrogen and caloric requirements and comparative nutritive value of three intravenous amino acid solutions in the post-operative period.

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Complete nitrogen balance studies have been conducted in 17 patients undergoing vagotomy and pyloroplasty during the first 6 post-operative days. All patients received only intravenous nutrition during this period and there were no metabolic complications. These studies have shown that the optimum nitrogen and energy intake in the post-operative period in… (More)

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