The main determinants of nitrogen balance during total parenteral nutrition in critically ill injured patients

Abstract

Factors influencing nitrogen balance during total parenteral nutrition have been investigated in 34 critically ill injured patients studied during the first 6 days after trauma. Basal nitrogen balance was severely negative (-0.26±0.12 (SD) g·kg-1), but improved consistently during treatment. Nitrogen intake proved to be the major determinant of a positive… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00256262

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