Leucine dose response in the reduction of urea production from septic proteolysis and in the stimulation of acute-phase proteins.

@article{Bruzzone1991LeucineDR,
  title={Leucine dose response in the reduction of urea production from septic proteolysis and in the stimulation of acute-phase proteins.},
  author={P Bruzzone and John H. Siegel and Carlo Chiarla and Charles E. Wiles and R P Placko and Shirin M. Goodarzi},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={109 6},
  pages={768-78}
}
The administration of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) has been proved useful in reducing both urea nitrogen production and muscle proteolysis in trauma patients with sepsis, but the optimum infusion rate to achieve these effects is still in question. In this prospective randomized study, a group of 16 posttrauma patients with sepsis received a branched… CONTINUE READING