Tissue protein synthesis rates in critically ill patients.

  title={Tissue protein synthesis rates in critically ill patients.},
  author={Pia Ess{\'e}n and Margaret A. McNurlan and Lena Gamrin and Krystal Hunter and G A Calder and Peter J. Garlick and J Wernerman},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={26 1},
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to simultaneously determine the in vivo rates of protein synthesis in skeletal muscle, peripheral blood lymphocytes, and serum albumin in critically ill patients; to establish whether a relationship between the responses of these tissues could be observed; and to demonstrate if a protein synthesis pattern characteristic of critical illness exists. DESIGN Descriptive study. SETTING Intensive care unit of a 1000-bed university hospital. PATIENTS… CONTINUE READING