The Metabolic Basis of Surgical Care - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780433345800, 9781483164205

The Metabolic Basis of Surgical Care

1st Edition

Authors: William F. Walker Ivan D. A. Johnston
eBook ISBN: 9781483164205
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 262
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The Metabolic Basis of Surgical Care focuses on the concise account of the composition and metabolism of the body in health and disease.

The book first tackles body composition in health and disease and water and electrolyte metabolism. Topics include cations, potassium, anions, concept of body spaces, blood volume, body ionic masses, and principles of measurement. The manuscript then ponders on energy metabolism and nutrition, including dietary requirements, changes in disease, vitamins, carbohydrates, sodium, and enzymes.

The text elaborates on the endocrine aspects of the metabolic response to injury and circulatory homeostasis. Discussions focus on hydrocortisone, digitalis, antibiotics, blood substitutes, adrenal cortex, kidney, thyroid, pituitary, and adrenal medulla. Hydrogen ion regulation, problems in surgical care, respiratory and renal systems, and gastrointestinal metabolic problems are also discussed.

The publication is a valuable source of data for doctors, clinicians, and readers wanting to explore the metabolic grounds of surgical care.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Body Composition in Health and Disease

Chapter 2 Water and Electrolyte Metabolism

Chapter 3 Energy Metabolism and Nutrition

Chapter 4 Endocrine Aspects of the Metabolism Response to Injury

Chapter 5 Circulatory Homeostasis

Chapter 6 Hydrogen Ion Regulation

Chapter 7 Special Problems in Surgical Care

Chapter 8 Respiratory System

Chapter 9 Renal System

Chapter 10 Liver

Chapter 11 Gastrointestinal Metabolic Problems

Chapter 12 Intestinal Malabsorption

Chapter 13 Management of Nutritional Problems

Chapter 14 Endocrine Problems

Chapter 15 Temperature Change



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