Insulin-like Growth Factor-I et dénutrition aiguë ou chronique

Translated title of the contribution: Insulin-like Growth Factor-i in acute and chronic malnutrition

Steven E. Wolf, Roque J. Ramirez, David N. Herndon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Malnutrition is a common problem affecting many patients with both acute and chronic illnesses. Nutrient delivery via patenteral or enteral routes has alleviated some of the problems that arise from well defined nutritional deficiencies. However, it has made a much smaller impact on wasting associated with illness. Modulation of metabolism with exogenous agents is attractive as a means to improve outcomes in patients that are susceptible to wasting. Insulin-like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) and Growth Hormone (GH) are hormones that can be used for this purpose, and may have widespread clinical utility to improve wound healing, maintain lean body mass, and preserve organ function. Studies are ongoing to elucidate the possible benefits of these agents.

Translated title of the contributionInsulin-like Growth Factor-i in acute and chronic malnutrition
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)275-288
Number of pages14
JournalNutrition Clinique et Metabolisme
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 1996


  • AIDS
  • Burn
  • IGF-I
  • Malnutrition
  • Postoperative care
  • Renal failure
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


Dive into the research topics of 'Insulin-like Growth Factor-i in acute and chronic malnutrition'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this