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Clinical Study

The Hip Functional Retrieval after Elective Surgery May Be Enhanced by Supplemented Essential Amino Acids

Table 1

Demographic, anthropometric variables, nutritional intakes, biohumoral variables, and clinical-functional test of the entire patient population at admission to our rehab institute.

AdmissionDischarge

Age (yrs)66.58 ± 8.37n.s.
M/F24/36n.s.
Body weight (kg)74.5 ± 14.573.9 ± 14.5n.s.
Body mass index (BMI) kg/m226.6 ± 4.126.5 ± 4.05n.s.
Time from index event (days)17.05 ± 1.1234 ± 2.0n.s.
Length of stay (days)16.9 ± 1.0n.s.
Daily nutritional intakes
Energy (kcal)2123 ± 325n.s.
kcal/kg28.5 ± 2.7n.s.
Carbohydrates (g/kg)3.9 ± 0.6n.s.
Proteins (g/kg)1.01 ± 0.3n.s.
Lipids (g/kg)1.01 ± 0.35n.s.
Blood biohumoral variables
Glucose (mg/dL; n.v. 70–110)84.6 ± 14.883.4 ± 12n.s.
Urea (mg/dL; n.v. 16–38)35.1 ± 8.834.6 ± 7.7n.s.
Creatinine (mg/dL; n.v. 0.6–1.1)0.74 ± 0.090.76 ± 0.12n.s.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (mm/1 hr; n.v.: <12)47.9 ± 25.940.4 ± 24.9n.s.
C-reactive protein (mg/dL; n.v. <0.8)20.4 ± 19.68.21 ± 11.1n.s.
Hemoglobin (g/dL; n.v. >13 males and >12 females)10.4 ± 1.0911.3 ± 1.09<0.02
Iron (g/dL; n.v. 40–130)40.4 ± 1948.5 ± 17.7n.s.
Ferritin (ng/mL; n.v. 30–230 males and 10–120 females)257.4 ± 201.8235 ± 182n.s.
Transferrin (mg/dL; n.v. 180–240)203 ± 32209 ± 30.6n.s.
Albumin (g/dL; n.v. 3.5–5.5)3.55 ± 0.373.79 ± 0.33n.s.
Total protein (g/dL; n.v. 6–8) 6.24 ± 0.506.49 ± 0.47n.s.
1-globulin (% total protein; n.v. 2.9–4.9)6.96 ± 1.285.49 ± 0.71n.s.
2-globulin (% total protein; n.v. 7.1–11.8)12.45 ± 2.211.33 ± 2.06n.s.
Clinical-functional test
Harris hip score 40.78 ± 2.7073.15 ± 7.52<0.0001

Data are expressed as mean ± standard deviation. Normal value.
Statistical analysis: paired -test; n.s. = not significant.
Wilcoxon signed rank test.

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