Tuesday, June 18-9 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.Convention Hall, Room A
Nutrition and Metabolism
Moderator: Edwin H. Ellison, MD, MilwaukeeChairman, Multiple Discipline Research Forum Committee
Philip L. White, SCD, Chicago
William J. Darby, MD, Nashville, Tenn.
Jerome S. Harris, MD, Durham, N.C.
1. Hyperkalemia Following Intestinal Revascularization
John J. Bergan, MD, V. Gilliland, and M. C. Anderson, MD, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, ChicagoAs arterial reconstructive procedures have been successfully accomplished to correct acute intestinal ischemia, certain metabolic derangements have become obvious. This study was undertaken to determine the patterns of change of portal and systemic serum electrolytes during and immediately following bowel ischemia and revascularization.Mongrel dogs were utilized in these experiments. The celiac axis and superior mesenteric arteries were occluded for 90 min while hepatic arterial inflow was preserved.During bowel ischemia a slight rise in systemic blood pressure and a decrease in