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Data are presented to indicate that the efficiency in utilization of nitrogen administered intravenously as casein digest in man closely approaches the efficiency of utilization of nitrogen when ingested orally as food protein. The conditions of the clinical experiments recorded here favored, in themselves, a greater loss of nitrogen during the periods in which the digest was administered, as compared with the periods in the same patient when nitrogen was ingested as food protein.
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- Postoperative Nitrogen Loss and Studies on Parenteral Nitrogen Nutrition by Means of Casein Digest.Ann. Surg. 1942; 115: 1091
Received: August 10, 1943
☆This study was conducted under a grant from Mead Johnson & Company, Evansville, Indiana.
© 1943 Published by Elsevier Inc.