A randomized, controlled trial of parenteral glutamine in ill, very low birth-weight neonates.

@article{Thompson2003ARC,
  title={A randomized, controlled trial of parenteral glutamine in ill, very low birth-weight neonates.},
  author={S W Thompson and B. Garth McClure and T. R. J. Tubman},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2003},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={550-3}
}
OBJECTIVE The role of "novel substrates" in neonatal nutrition has generated much interest in recent years. Glutamine has been recognized as a "conditionally essential" amino acid in critically ill adults, particularly for gut and immune function; however, its potential role in the neonate remains unclear. The authors examined the safety and benefits of parenteral glutamine in ill, preterm neonates. DESIGN Randomized controlled trial. METHODS Thirty-five ill preterm neonates of <1000 g… CONTINUE READING

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