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Mathematical Modelling Of The Burn Patient Metabolism I: The Glucose In The Post-burn Shock Stage

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO950701

Volume

2

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

710 kb

Author(s)

L. Roa, T. Gomez-Cia & J.I. Ortega-Martinez

Abstract

Mathematical modelling of the burn patient metabolism I: the glucose in the post-burn shock stage L. Roa,» T. Gomez-Cia,^ J.I. Ortega-Martinez** "Groupo de Bioingenieria, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain ^Burn Unit, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital "Virgen del Rocio", Sevilla, Spain ABSTRACT Burn injuries increase plasma glucose concentration during the first hours after the accident. This state is called hyperglycaemia. In this period, plasma volume decreases and hypovolemia appears. In this situation, with an incremented solute -glucose- and a decreased solvent -plasma volume-, glycaemia is not an accurate reference of the dynamic behaviour of the extracellular glucose. In this paper, an algorithm is used in the analysis of the extracellular glucose behaviour in burns patients during the shock stage. INTRODUCTION The development of hyperglycaemia soon after burning has been known for the last 55 years, its degree being directly re

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