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Insensible weight loss in patients with spinal cord transection.
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PMID:  995418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Insensible weightlosses (IWL) were determined in each of 24 patients with physiologically complete spinal cord transection. The patients were placed on a bed balance with an accuracy of +/- 5 g in an environmental chamber maintained at 24 degrees C. dry bulb and 17 degrees C. wet bulb temperature. Bihourly weight changes, corrected for food and fluid ingestion, were determined for a total of 24 hours. Tetraplegics have significantly lower (P less than 0.05) IWL than paraplegics. The IWL of paraplegics are in the range of IWL of normal persons reported in the literature. We conclude that a lower allowance for IWL should be for tetraplegics than for paraplegics or persons with intact spinal cords.
K V Kuhlemeier; J M Miller; C S Nepomuceno
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paraplegia     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0031-1758     ISO Abbreviation:  Paraplegia     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-01-28     Completed Date:  1977-01-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985038R     Medline TA:  Paraplegia     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight*
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Injuries*
Time Factors

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