The Metabolic Basis of Surgical Care

The Metabolic Basis of Surgical Care

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Authors: William F. Walker, Ivan D. A. Johnston
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164205

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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

  • Foreword


    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483164205

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William F. Walker

Ivan D. A. Johnston

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