Physiological and metabolic response to isolated closed-head injury. Part 1: Basal metabolic state: correlations of metabolic and physiological parameters with fasting and stressed controls.

@article{Deutschman1986PhysiologicalAM,
  title={Physiological and metabolic response to isolated closed-head injury. Part 1: Basal metabolic state: correlations of metabolic and physiological parameters with fasting and stressed controls.},
  author={Clifford S. Deutschman and F N Konstantinides and S Raup and P Thienprasit and Frank B. Cerra},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={64 1},
  pages={89-98}
}
Studies of the metabolic and physiological response to closed-head injury have intimated the presence of persistent hypermetabolism. To more fully define and evaluate the metabolic response to head trauma, a prospective study was conducted in patients with isolated closed-head injuries. Metabolic and cardiopulmonary data were obtained for a 7-day period. Patients with multiple injuries or infections, or those who received steroids, were excluded. The basic treatment regimen utilized… CONTINUE READING