[Carbohydrate infusion in internal diseases. A comparative study in metabolically healthy, liver diseased and diabetic patients. VI. Infusions of a glucose/xylitol mixture (1:1 ratio) over a 48-hour period].Infusionsther Klin Ernahr. 1982 Apr; 9(2):92-6.IK
By central venous catheterization, 6 control persons, 7 patients with liver cirrhosis and 6 patients with diabetes mellitus were infused for 48 h with a 20% (w/v) mixture of glucose/xylitol (1:1). The infusion 48 h with a 20% (w/v) mixture of glucose/xylitol (1:1). The infusion rate of 0.125 g monosaccharide/kg/h could be maintained with minor deviations. There were no significant changes in blood glucose levels using this infusion regimen. Lactate levels, however, did increase constantly during the whole infusion period. In the liver group as well as in the diabetic group we could measure values between 1.5 and 3.9 mmol/l. Triglycerides increased solely in the diabetic group. Uric acid concentrations were elevated in all 3 groups. Clinically significant side effects were not observed.