Acute Catabolic State

  • Arthur Revhaug

Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 21)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. A. G. Hill, D. W. Wilmore
    Pages 5-14
  3. A. H. Foster
    Pages 35-77
  4. R. Slejelid, B. Plytycz
    Pages 79-87
  5. D. Sørlie, Ø. Irtun, T. Myrmel
    Pages 95-101
  6. B. P. Bode, M. Pan, W. W. Souba
    Pages 103-114
  7. T. G. Jenssen
    Pages 115-127
  8. C. Meijer, M. G. Statius Muller, P. A. M. van Leeuwen
    Pages 129-140
  9. J. Kjæve
    Pages 145-155
  10. J. R. Bradley, D. Rubenstein
    Pages 171-182
  11. H. R. Michie
    Pages 227-237
  12. J. Kjæve, D. W. Wilmore, A. Revhaug
    Pages 239-248
  13. A. Revhaug, J. Kjæve
    Pages 257-267
  14. M. Mjaaland, K. Unneberg, A. Revhaug
    Pages 269-282
  15. A. Revhaug, J. Wernerman, B. Vonen
    Pages 289-296
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 297-299

About this book


This aim of this book is to focus on a very common situation seen in medical practice, the acute catabolic state. This pathophysiological sit­ uation is rarely discussed as a separate entity, possibly because it is seen in all specialties of medicine and results from a great diversity of agents, insults, and diseases. It thus seemed to be high time to gather the most important and up-to-date knowledge on this entity, and the primary aim of the book is to offer a collection of updated information on the acute catabolic state. Another objective of the book is to make clear that, apart from the general response of the whole organism during the acute catabolic state, a series of organ-specific responses will also take place, which must also be considered during treatment. It has become very clear of these organ-spe­ from working on this book that current knowledge cific responses is very sparse and in some areas almost nonexistent; this book thus also focuses on the responses and changes which take place in different organs during the acute catabolic state and the inter­ action between these organs and their responses.


Acute Catabolic State Critical Illness Trauma organ outcome pathophysiology patients physiology surgery treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur Revhaug
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Medicine Department of SurgeryUniversity of TromsøTromsøNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-48803-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-48801-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-6788
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