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Effects of ageing on the initial metabolic response to accidental injury

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Background: little is known about the effects of ageing on the early metabolic response to injury. This response is thought to have evolved as a defence mechanism and may be particularly important in old people, who often present late to hospital after accidental injury. Setting: the accident and emergency department of a teaching hospital. Subjects: 352 patients studied within 2 h of accidental injury, before the start of definitive treatment. Methods: a single blood sample was taken from ea...

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10.1093/ageing/27.3.321

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Barton, RN More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM, OCDEM
Stoner, HB More by this author
Little, RA More by this author
Journal:
AGE AND AGEING
Volume:
27
Issue:
3
Pages:
321-326
Publication date:
1998-05-05
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EISSN:
1468-2834
ISSN:
0002-0729
URN:
uuid:e5b9871a-0121-46a1-a2a1-ca2a2868e3e6
Source identifiers:
13518
Local pid:
pubs:13518

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