• Medicine
  • Published in Ostomy/wound management 2007

Misconceptions about protein requirements for wound healing: results of a prospective study.

@article{Pompeo2007MisconceptionsAP,
  title={Misconceptions about protein requirements for wound healing: results of a prospective study.},
  author={Matthew Q Pompeo},
  journal={Ostomy/wound management},
  year={2007},
  volume={53 8},
  pages={
          30-2, 34, 36-38 passim
        }
}
The successful treatment of protein malnutrition is critical for patient healing but traditional estimates of the amount of calories and protein needed for wound patients have been empiric. In particular, only the presence of a wound, not its severity or extent, is currently included as a stratifying "stress factor." To 1) ascertain reasons for feeding failure, 2) evaluate a hypothesis that patients with wounds require more protein than is generally recommended in the literature, and 3) affirm… CONTINUE READING

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