Reticulo-Endothelial Activity and some Metabolic Changes Related to Trauma

  • B. Wiklund-Hammarström
  • B. Gheorghescu
  • S. O. Liljedahl
  • B. Nylind
  • P. Reizenstein
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 15)


Extensive earlier studies have focused on the metabolic changes after different kinds of trauma. The protein catabolism (2, 3, 4) in such conditions as well as hematological changes (7, 12) are well known but the cause of these metabolic changes is not yet known. Postoperative blood loss or hemolysis can sometimes be responsible for the anemia but does not seem to be the sole cause. It has been proposed that liberation of corticosteroids as a result of “stress” may be responsible for some metabolic changes (19). Finally, some authors believe that substances liberated from the wounded area cause some of the changes. The present aim was to study the possible relationship between the reticulo-endothelial (R.E.) activity after trauma and metabolic changes such as the plasma elimination of folic acid and radioiron.


Elimination Rate Colloidal Gold Reticuloendothelial System Lipid Emulsion Rose Bengal 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Wiklund-Hammarström
    • 1
  • B. Gheorghescu
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. O. Liljedahl
    • 1
  • B. Nylind
    • 1
  • P. Reizenstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Hematology Section, Department of Medicine and Surgery, and King Gustaf V Research InstituteKarolinska HospitalStockholmSweden
  2. 2.International Atomic Energy Agency and Stockholm Cancer Society Fellow on leave from the Institute of MedicineBucarestRomania

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