Objective: To evaluate the effect of compound branch chain amino acids injection (Aminic) on protein metabolism in patients with radical resection of cardiac carcinoma.
Methods: Eighty patients with radical resection of cardiac carcinoma were randomly divided into two groups:study group (40 cases) with compound branch chain amino acids injection (Aminic), and control group(40 cases) with amino acids(MPR- F). The patients received total parenteral nutrition with equal calorie and nitrogen from 1st-7th days after operation by central or peripheral vein with infusing time over 12 hours per day. The change of body weight was observed. The serum levels of total protein, albumin,pre-albumin,transferring, and fibronectin were measured.
Results: The body weight was decreased in the two groups after operation, while compared with the study group,the body weight was significantly decreased in the control group (P=0.0250). The positive nitrogen balance recovered two days earlier in study group than that in the control group. Decrease of total protein,albumin were more severe in the control group than those in study group (P=0.0446,P=0.0314 respectively). Compared with the control group,the level of Valine was increased (P=0.0073),and the level of Arginine was decreased more obviously in the study group (P= 0.0212).
Conclusion: The compound branch chain amino acids injection (Aminic) is more beneficial for patients with radical resection of cardiac carcinoma to correct negative nitrogen balance,it can also inhibit decomposition of muscles protein,and improve nutritional conditions.