Effect of growth hormone treatment on the healing of left colonic anastomoses in protein-malnourished rats.

Karahasanoglu T. , Altinli E., Hamzaoglu İ. H. , Paksoy M., Yesildere T., Alemdaroglu K.

The British journal of surgery, vol.85, no.7, pp.931-3, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1365-2168.1998.00696.x
  • Title of Journal : The British journal of surgery
  • Page Numbers: pp.931-3


Background Malnutrition is known to affect wound healing but it is not known with certainty whether or not postoperative hyperalimentation can reverse this defect. The present study was designed to examine the effects of recombinant human growth hormone (hGH) on left colonic anastomoses in malnourished rats.