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Using the Equations of Ellis et al to Estimate Total Body Nitrogen (TBN)

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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The total body nitrogen (TBN) can be used as a measure of a patient's nutritional status and to monitor conditions affecting nitrogen metabolism. Ellis et al published several equations for estimating the total body nitrogen from body measurements. The authors are from Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.

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