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Effects of the concentration of parenteral nutrition with and without growth hormone on body composition in gastrointestinal (gi) surgery patients

  • At: 2005 FIP Congress in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: ASLANI, Alireza (Royal North Shore Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Sydney, Australia)
  • Co-author(s): Sevette (Royal North Shore Hospital, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Smith (Royal North Shore Hospital, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Kee (Royal North Shore Hospital, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Hansen (Royal North Shore Hospital, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Barratt (Royal North Shore Hospital, SYDNEY, Australia)
    Baxter (Kolling Institute Med Research, SYDNEY, Australia)
  • Abstract:

    BACKGROUND: Protein loss is an inevitable consequence of major surgery which is associated with post-operative (PO) impaired immunity and increased morbidity and mortality. Growth hormone (GH) has powerful anabolic effects which are hypothesized to potentiate the effects of parenteral nutrition (PN) in maintaining the PO body composition (BC)...

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