Methods for Diagnostic & Therapeutic Studies | Metabolic Disorders in Critical Care | Sepsis & Multiple Organ Failure in Critical Care | General Pharmacology
Comparison of the effects of intravenous, enteral and enteral+intravenous supply of glutamine on malnutrition in sepsis
GM Koksal*, G Karaoren, H Akarcay, E Karabulut, Y Tunal, S Vehid, H Oz
*Corresponding author: GM Koksal
Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, I.U Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
F1000Posters 2011, 2: 281 (poster) [ENGLISH]
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31st International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine ISICEM 2011, 20 - 23 Mar 2011, P385
Glutamine is a nonessential amino acid, but during catabolic states such as serious illnesses, burns, sepsis and malnutrition, deficiency in glutamine availability may develop and it becomes conditionally an essential amino acid. Previous studies suggest that glutamine supplementation improves both nitrogen balance, gut mucosal integrity and decreases the number of infections and length of hospital stay. In this study we compared the effects of intravenous, enteral and enteral+intravenous supplemented glutamine on predictive of positive feeding parameters (transferrin, nitrogen balance creatinine/height index) on malnutrition in septic patients.
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