Muscle and plasma amino-acid patterns in severely depleted surgical patients.

Abstract

Plasma and muscle free amino-acid concentrations were determined in 7 post-operative patients with extensive skeletal muscle protein depletion, and in a group of age- and sex-matched volunteers. All patients had a slightly positive energy balance during the study as verified by indirect calorimetry. In plasma, the concentration of phenylalanine was… (More)

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