Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
Home About us Editors Ahead of Print Current Issue Archives Search Instructions Subscribe Advertise Login 
Users online:757   Print this pageEmail this pageSmall font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size   
ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 109-114

Impact of enteral nutrition on nitrogen balance in patients of trauma


Department of Surgery, LTMGH & LTMMC, Sion, Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
Sandhya Iyer
Department of Surgery, LTMGH & LTMMC, Sion, Mumbai
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.62101

Rights and Permissions

Background : A prospective study of 50 patients of trauma was carried out at a tertiary level trauma center in Mumbai. The aim was to study the hypermetabolic response to trauma and the effect of early enteral feeding and nutritional supplementation in blunting this response in these patients. Methods : Early enteral feeding was started within 72 h in most patients. The caloric requirement was calculated as per the body weight and a 150 : 1 ratio of nonprotein calories to protein was maintained. A 24-h urinary nitrogen loss was estimated and nitrogen balance was calculated on days 1, 3 and 7. Results : The correlation between the injury severity and the severity of catabolism was also analysed. Urinary nitrogen loss and nitrogen balance were used as parameters to evaluate the hypermetabolic response. Conclusions : Early (within 72 h) enteral nutritional support blunts this hypermetabolic response to some extent in these trauma patients.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3885    
    Printed202    
    Emailed4    
    PDF Downloaded130    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 3    

Recommend this journal