EFFETTO DEGLI AMINOACIDI A CATENA RAMIFICATA (BCAA) SUL METABOLISMO PROTEICO POSTOPERATORIO IN RELAZIONE AL DOSAGGIO IMPIEGATO

Translated title of the contribution: Effect of branched chain amino acids on postoperative nitrogen balance in relation to dosage

F. Baticci, F. Bozzetti, M. Ammatuna, G. Terno, A. Pupa

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Abstract

Nineteen elective surgical patients were prospectively studied for the first five postoperative days. Each patient received a nutritional regimen of 30 n.p. Kcal and 2 g amino acids (Aa) kg-1 day-1 and was assigned to one of three groups whose only difference was the content in branched chain aminoacids (BCAA), (LBCAA received 0.18, MBCAA 0.54 and HBCAA 0.66 g BCAA kg-1 day-1). Every day 3-methyl-histidine (3-Me-His) excretion and nitrogen balance (NB) were calculated. No difference in mean NB and 3-Me-His excretion was found between LBCAA and MBCAA groups (+0.007±0.12 vs +0.034±0.09 g N kg-1 day-1 and 3.7±1.7 vs 4.6±2.2 μMol kg-1 day-1). Mean NB was better in HBCAA (+0.106±0.08 g N kg-1 day-1; P-1 day-1; P-1 day-1). During the first three postoperative days 3-Me-His excretion was the same in all groups, but in HBCAA it was significantly lower (2.8±0.7 vs 4.7±2.2 and 8.0±7.5 μMol kg-1 day-1; P

Translated title of the contributionEffect of branched chain amino acids on postoperative nitrogen balance in relation to dosage
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalRivista Italiana di Nutrizione Parenterale ed Enterale
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Anatomy
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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