Influence of Stress on the Endocrine System and Nutritional Support in Surgical Patients

  • W. Behrendt
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During the past 20 years, the problems of posttraumatic metabolism and artificial nutrition support have met with increasing interest since the advances in surgery, anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine have made possible surgical interventions which require prolonged postoperative artificial nutrition, e.g. major tumour surgery of the abdomen or of the oro- and hypopharynx.


Nitrogen Balance Nitrogen Loss Glucagon Concentration Counterregulatory Hormone Parenteral Nutrition Support 
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