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The Influence of Age and Gender on Resting Energy Expenditure in Severely Burned Children

Authors
  • Ronald P. Mlcak
  • Marc G. Jeschke
  • Robert E. Barrow
  • David N. Herndon
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2006
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Female severely burned children have higher endogenous anabolic hormone levels and a shorter ICU stay compared with males. The purpose of this study was to analyze the influence of age and gender on resting energy expenditure in severely burned children acutely and long-term. Data show that female children exert a decreased hypermetabolic response compared with male children, which may improve burn outcomes in females.

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