Albumin turnover in burns and trauma

  • J. W. L. Davies


Some of the complex alterations of normal metabolism resulting from injury to skin by burning, or to the skeleton and surrounding tissues by fractures have been studied with iodine labelled serum albumin1 – 7. While the unstable metabolic state resulting from injury limits the deductions which can be made even from detailed studies, it has proved possible to confirm the beneficial effects of a warmer than usual (30–32° C) environmental temperature on the metabolic responses of patients with a variety of injuries1,8 – 13.


Burned Area Warm Environment Catabolic Rate Burned Patient Paraplegic Patient 
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