Research Article

Naftidrofuryl and the nitrogen, carbohydrate, and lipid responses to moderate surgery.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: (Published 08 September 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:581
  1. J M Jackson,
  2. H T Khawaja,
  3. P C Weaver,
  4. S T Talbot,
  5. H A Lee


    The effect of twice daily infusions of 200 mg naftidrofuryl on the six day cumulative losses of urinary nitrogen after moderate surgery was studied in 32 patients maintained on an intravenous infusion of 4% dextrose and saline. A previous report of the ability of naftidrofuryl to reduce loss of nitrogen was not substantiated, although changes in metabolism in the immediate postoperative period suggested that the drug might exert some advantageous metabolic effect. Further investigations with other nutritional regimens are warranted.