Modulation of protein metabolism in the surgical patient. Effect of 48-hour continuous epidural block with local anesthetics on leucine kinetics.

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To quantitate the possible nitrogen-sparing effect induced by continuous epidural block during the flow phase of surgical trauma, protein kinetics were measured in patients undergoing colorectal surgery and receiving a constant protein intake. METHODS Epidural block was established in two groups of eight patients each before… (More)

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@article{Carli1996ModulationOP, title={Modulation of protein metabolism in the surgical patient. Effect of 48-hour continuous epidural block with local anesthetics on leucine kinetics.}, author={Francesco Carli and Dave Halliday}, journal={Regional anesthesia}, year={1996}, volume={21 5}, pages={430-5} }