Serum visceral protein levels reflect protein-calorie repletion in neonates recovering from major surgery.

Protein catabolism resulting from acute metabolic stress causes significant postoperative decreases in visceral proteins, including albumin (Alb) and prealbumin (PA). Although clinical trials have suggested an advantage of PA over Alb in monitoring the visceral protein response to nutritional supplementation following surgery, the capability of the neonate… CONTINUE READING