THOMAS S. SAPPINGTON, M.D.; HENRY L. BOCKUS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
We have undertaken a preliminary study of the protein requirement of patients suffering from chronic idiopathic ulcerative colitis. The problem has been approached by means of the familiar nitrogen balance determination together with measuiement of the serum proteins, blood urea, red blood cell count and hematocrit. Blood volume studies could not be made. No attempt has been made to consider the question of protein metabolism in detail, but rather we have confined our interest to the over-all exchange of nitrogen.
Recently, the importance of high protein diets in treatment of a host of diseases has been emphasized. The benefit
SAPPINGTON TS, BOCKUS HL. NITROGEN METABOLISM IN CHRONIC IDIOPATHIC ULCERATIVE COLITIS AND ITS THERAPEUTIC SIGNIFICANCE1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:282–302. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-2-282
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(2):282-302.
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