Metabolic Support of the Critically Ill Patient

ISBN: 978-3-642-85013-4 (Print) 978-3-642-85011-0 (Online)
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Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV

  2. Monitoring Compositional Changes and Biochemical Functions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-18

      Measuring Body Composition in Intensive Care Patients

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 19-45

      Applications of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Nutrition and Metabolism

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      Pages 46-62

      Muscle Function and Energetics

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      Pages 63-79

      Muscle Intracellular Ions during Malnutrition and Refeeding

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      Pages 80-91

      Estimation of Peroxidative Damage

  3. What Type of Metabolic Support?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 95-118

      Does Indirect Calorimetry Reflect Energy Expenditure in the Critically Ill Patient?

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 119-136

      Are We Giving Unbalanced Amino Acid Solutions?

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      Pages 137-156

      Anabolic Drive in Critically Ill Patients: Pros and Cons a Prevailing Glucose System

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      Pages 157-171

      Are Present Fat Emulsions Appropriate?

  4. Organ Specific Nutrients and Associated Therapy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 175-197

      Effects of Enteral Nutrients on the Critically Ill Gut

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      Pages 198-214

      Nutrition of some Cells of the Immune System and its Importance in the Response to Trauma

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      Pages 215-235

      The Impact of Nutrition on Muscle Tissue in Critical Illness

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      Pages 236-251

      Enhancing Wound Healing in Severely Burned Patients

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      Pages 252-264

      Organ Specific Nutrients and Associated Therapy: Growth Factors - Growth Hormone

  5. Preventing Complications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 265-265

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      Pages 267-293

      Parenteral versus Enteral Nutrition

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      Pages 294-305

      The Importance of the Gut as a Central Organ in the Pathogenesis of MOF

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      Pages 306-319

      Altering Bowel Contents with Lactulose and other Substances prevents Endotoxemia

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 320-332

      Metabolic Support: Modulation of Purine Metabolism

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      Pages 333-346

      Metabolic Responses to Anti-Cytokine Therapies

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 347-363

      The Maintenance of Antioxidant Defenses during Inflammation

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