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Injury, Body Composition, and Nitrogen Metabolism in the Surgical Patient

  • Naji N. Abumrad
  • Patricia E. Molina
  • John A. Rathmacher
  • Steven Nissen
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Part of the Serono Symposia USA book series (SERONOSYMP)

Abstract

Weight loss and wasting in the injured patient are multifactorial, and are due both to inadequate food intake and to excessive catabolism. The capacity to estimate change in lean body mass (LBM) in the perioperative period is limited due to the lack of appropriate methodology. Most in vivo methods currently utilized for estimating body mass and composition yield information mostly pertaining to body fat and body water. Most estimates of LBM are indirect, expensive, difficult, and complex for routine clinical and investigational use.

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Body Composition Lean Body Mass Nitrogen Metabolism Branch Chain Amino Acid Total Body Water 
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  • Naji N. Abumrad
  • Patricia E. Molina
  • John A. Rathmacher
  • Steven Nissen

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