The effects of intravenous protein--calorie supplementation on the tissue composition of postoperative body weight loss.


The components of postoperative body weight loss were analysed in eleven adult male patients who had uncomplicated abdominal surgery of moderate severity namely vagotomy and a drainage procedure for chronic duodenal ulceration. Four patients (Group I) had the routine postoperative regimen which consisted of intravenous isotonic dextrose and dextrose-saline… (More)


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