Rosemarie Lourenco

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Taurine, a sulphur containing amino acid, is the most abundant intracellular amino acid in humans, and is implicated in numerous biological and physiological functions. This comprehensive overview explores areas, from its characterisation to its potential clinical benefit as a conditionally essential amino acid and a pharmaconutrient. In healthy individuals(More)
UNLABELLED Enteral nutrition support via a feeding tube is the first choice for artificial nutrition. Most patients also require simultaneous drug therapy, with the potential risk for drug-nutrient interactions which may become relevant in clinical practice. During enteral nutrition, drug-nutrient interactions are more likely to occur than in patients fed(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who undergo prolonged surgical procedures are at risk of developing pressure ulcers. Recent systematic reviews suggest that pressure redistribution overlays on operating tables significantly decrease the associated risk. Little is known about the cost effectiveness of using these overlays in a prevention program for surgical patients. (More)
AIMS This prospective, controlled, randomized crossover trial was conducted to assess the effects of parenteral nutrition, with or without lipids, in cyclosporine (CyA) pharmacokinetics. METHODS 10 adult patients were randomized on the day of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation to receive isocaloric and isonitrogenous parenteral nutrition admixtures(More)
Magnesium is the second most abundant cation in intracellular fluid and is an essential electrolyte. It has several critically important roles in the body, namely as a cofactor in numerous enzyme systems, and is involved in phosphate transfer, muscle contractility and neuronal transmission. The physiologic role, homeostasis, causes and clinical(More)
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