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Table 1

From: Use of anabolic steroid therapy in critically ill ICU patients

  2 weeks prior to AS After 3 doses
Patient Pre-ALB N balance (g/day) LBM (kg) Pre-ALB N balance (g/day) LBM (kg)
1. F 0.09 +2.3 22.3 0.09 +3.2 22.8
2. F 0.08 -3.4 18.4 0.21 +4.8 19.2
3. M 0.11 -5.8 36.3 0.32 +7.2 38.1
4. M < 0.07 -6.7 27.2 0.19 +1.8 27.9
5. M 0.18 -14.2 39.4 0.28 +6.9 40.8
6. F 0.07 -5.2 12.8 0.16* +5.3* 15.3*
7. M 0.14 -6.8 N/A 0.35 +3.8 N/A
8. M < 0.07 -10.2 29.1 0.16 +5.4 29.9
9. M 0.15 -17.6 20.5 0.14 -10.0 22.1
10. M 0.10 -19.6 26.8 0.14 +4.6 25.8
  1. * Data collected 6 weeks post steroid.