Preoperative infusion of amino acids prevents postoperative hypothermia.

@article{Selldn1996PreoperativeIO,
  title={Preoperative infusion of amino acids prevents postoperative hypothermia.},
  author={Eva Selld{\'e}n and Robert Br{\"a}nstr{\"o}m and Tomas Brundin},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={227-34}
}
Intraoperative infusion of amino acids has been found to stimulate energy expenditure and thereby prevent anaesthesia-induced hypothermia. Rectal temperature and respiratory gas exchange were measured in 24 female patients before and after isoflurane anaesthesia. Sixteen patients had an amino acid mixture of 240 kJ h-1, infused over 1-2 h before anaesthesia and eight control patients received saline. We compared the results with data from six female volunteers treated with amino acids; they… CONTINUE READING

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