Muscle protein catabolism in the septic patient as measured by 3-methylhistidine excretion.

Muscle protein catabolism has been evaluated using the excretion of urinary 3-methylhistidine (3-MEH) is six normal male and six normal female subjects and in four surgical patients, two of whom developed febrile episodes during the course of their study. In addition, their nutritional status was also evaluated using percentage body weight losses before… (More)