[Nitrogen balances and clinical development in the case of post-operative infusion therapy with solution of essential and complete amino acids]

Anaesthesist. 1977 Oct;26(10):560-3.
[Article in German]


Nitrogen balance was studied in eleven patients receiving parenteral nutrition after operation. None of nine patients showed evidence of azotaemia. In two patients suffering from renal insufficiency in a stage of compensated retention there was no deterioration of metabolism as an immediate consequence of operation. The use of essential amino acids did not reveal any advantage over the infusion of a complete amino acid solution of high value.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Amino Acids*
  • Amino Acids, Essential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / diagnosis
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nitrogen / metabolism
  • Parenteral Nutrition*
  • Postoperative Care*


  • Amino Acids
  • Amino Acids, Essential
  • Nitrogen