Nutritional markers in hyperalimentation and protein sparing therapy
Smith, Michael Fleming
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This thesis is concerned with certain aspects of nutrition as related to patients in hospital. An assessment was first made of one protein, transferrin, to determine whether it is of the same value as an index of nutritional restoration in non-stressed, malnourished adult patients as it is in children. The change in serum concentration was compared to that of albumin over a two week period in groups given either intravenous hyperalimentation, or enteral nutrition. The energy relationships of these methods of nutrition were also calculated.