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Metabolic studies in head injury patients: a preliminary report.
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PMID:  3738773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The caloric and nitrogen balances of 10 patients with head injury were studied. On the basis of caloric deficits, two groups of five patients each were identified. Both groups were similar except for the average daily caloric supply. Lower caloric deficits were associated with better neurologic outcomes. Large caloric deficits developed by the fourth or fifth day after injury when supplementation was inadequate.
D C Waters; R Dechert; R Bartlett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0039-6060     ISO Abbreviation:  Surgery     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-25     Completed Date:  1986-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417347     Medline TA:  Surgery     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  531-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coma / etiology
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications,  metabolism*
Energy Intake
Energy Metabolism*
Middle Aged
Nervous System Diseases / etiology
Nitrogen / metabolism*
Prospective Studies
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