A pattern of weight loss was found in patients with thermal injuries. The magnitude and duration are directly related to the extent of injury. A maximum mean loss of 22% of preburn weight occurred 8 weeks postburn in patients with burns covering more than 40% of the total body surface. Weight stabilization preceded definitive wound closure and was considered to reflect diminishing metabolic demands.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of surgery|
|State||Published - 1973|
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