Effect of glutamine-enriched total parenteral nutrition in patients with acute pancreatitis.

@article{Ockenga2002EffectOG,
  title={Effect of glutamine-enriched total parenteral nutrition in patients with acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Johann Ockenga and Kersten Borchert and Kinan Rifai and Michael P. Manns and Stephan C. Bischoff},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={
          409-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND The management of acute pancreatitis (AP) frequently includes parenteral nutrition, but conditionally essential amino acids such as glutamine are not included in conventional total parenteral nutrition (TPN). AIM This study was conducted to determine whether the inclusion of glutamine has a beneficial effect in patients with AP receiving TPN. METHODS In a randomized, controlled study 28 patients with AP received either a standard TPN with 1.5 g/kg body weight protein or an… CONTINUE READING

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