Metabolic response to injury and role of anabolic hormones

Sandra Wanek, Steven E. Wolf

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide a short review of the literature describing the hypermetabolic response to injury and potential treatments. Associated findings include changes in inflammatory mediators and secreted hormones. RECENT FINDINGS: Treatments should be aimed at decreasing the response and potentially the use of anabolic agents. Of note, recent interest in the hyperglycemic response to injury and insulin treatment will be highlighted. SUMMARY: The current metabolic care of the burned patient including nutrition is now being unfolded. It is relatively clear that anabolic treatment should be considered in all those with severe injury. Timing of the treatment, however, is still a topic of discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-277
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Anabolic agents
  • Hypermetabolism
  • Insulin
  • Severe burn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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