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Table 2 Protein intake, protein turnover, and muscle protein breakdown

From: Nutrition and metabolism in the rehabilitative phase of recovery in burn children: a review of clinical and research findings in a speciality pediatric burn hospital

Phase Protein intake g/kg/d Protein turnover g/dk/d Protein breakdown g/kg/d Protein synthesis g/dk/d Protein balance g/kg/d Muscle breakdown g/kg/d Muscle loss g/kg/d
Acute phase (open wound) 3.0 (1.5) 369.4 (201.4) 9.5 (4.0) 12.2 (4.6) 2.8 (1.5) 20.2 (30.4)* 1.0 (0.6)
 High protein 4.2 (1.2) 289.2 (79.8) 10.7 (4.6) 15.1 (5.9)** 4.4 (1.4)*** 11.7 (8.4) 1.0 (0.5)
 Low protein 1.6 (1.0) 460.5 (215.3) 13.3 (4.1) 14.4 (4.0) 1.2 (1.3) 5.6 (4.2) 0.7 (0.4)
Rehabilitative phase (wound closure) 2.5 (1.1) 404.3 (207.5) 10.6 (3.9) 12.9 (3.9) 2.3 (1.3) 7.0 (5.7) 0.6 (0.4)
 High protein 3.2 (0.4) 324.3 (129.0) 8.7 (2.6)** 11.7 (2.5) 3.0 (0.4)*** 8.0 (6.7) 0.6 (0.5)
 Low protein 1.6 (1.0) 460.5 (215.3) 13.3 (4.1) 14.4 (4.0) 1.2 (1.3) 5.6 (4.2) 0.7 (0.4)
  1. Data are expressed as means (SD).
  2. High protein: >2.75 g/kg. Low protein: <2.75 g/kg.
  3. *Significantly different from B, p < 0.05; **significantly different from LP, p < 0.05; ***significantly different from LP, p < 0.000.