publication . Doctoral thesis . 1997

The sites and mechanisms of postoperative insulin resistance

  • Published: 19 Sep 1997
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The Sites and Mechanisms of Postoperative InsulinResistance by Jonas Nygren, M.D. Departments of Surgery and Endocrinology and Diabetes, Karolinska Hospital and Institute, SE-171 76, Stockholm, Sweden In Sweden with nine million inhabitants, 450,000 operations(outpatients excluded) are performed every year resulting in2,250,000 treatment days in hospital. Surgical operations are part ofthe treatment for 44% of all patients admitted to hospital careoccupying 24% of all hospital beds. The majority of these patientsundergo an elective surgical procedure. Therefore, it is important toreduce the side effects of surgery, such as the catabolic response. Insulin is a ke...
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