PMID: 36657Jan 1, 1979

Clinical experiences with beta adrenergic blocking therapy on burned patients

Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
K Szabó


The cachexy which appears in the toxicoseptic phase of burn injuries can be prevented by the regular use of beta-adrenergic blocking drugs. This therapy is based upon data which maintain that the burned organism passes through a beta-modulated adrenergic receptor state as a result of the endocrine changes taking place between the 3rd and the 5th post-burn day. The author describes his own positive experiences of beta-adrenergic blocking therapy. The possible contra-indications (obstructive lung diseases, shock) to this therapy are discussed. Finally he draws attention to some of the side effects which were observed (E.C.G. conduction disturbances).


Jan 1, 1985·Journal of Pineal Research·G M VaughanA D Mason


Oct 1, 1974·Annals of Surgery·D W WilmoreB A Pruitt

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Lung Diseases, Obstructive
Endocrine System
Adrenergic Receptor
Lung Diseases
Cardiac Conduction
Skin Endocrine Disorder
Burn Injury

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