GEORGE R. HERRMANN, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
The recognition of oligoproteinemia and more specifically hypoalbuminemia and successes in correction of the significant abnormalities are now commonplace in modern scientific medical practice. Blood plasma protein determination has become practically a routine procedure in diagnostic studies in medical clinics and in our cardiovascular service.
Whipple1 has summarized the data on the production and utilization, interrelations and modern concepts of plasma protein metabolism. He pointed out that food proteins, after digestion, yielded amino acids which were absorbed from the intestinal tract and carried to the liver. The liver is strategically situated and of sufficient size to perform most of the
HERRMANN GR. BLOOD PLASMA PROTEINS IN PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. 1946;24:893–899. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-5-893
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(5):893-899.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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