Efficacy of glutamine in the prevention of acute radiation enteritis: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{VidalCasariego2014EfficacyOG,
  title={Efficacy of glutamine in the prevention of acute radiation enteritis: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Alfonso Vidal-Casariego and Alicia R Calleja-Fern{\'a}ndez and Juan Jos{\'e} Ortiz de Urbina-Gonz{\'a}lez and Isidoro Cano-Rodr{\'i}guez and Fernando Cordido and Mar{\'i}a D Ballesteros-Pomar},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={
          205-13
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute radiation enteritis is a common adverse effect related to radiotherapy (RT). Glutamine is an immune modulator and antioxidant amino acid that can exert a protective role in patients receiving abdominal or pelvic radiation. The aim of this study was to test if glutamine prevents radiation enteritis during RT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Double-blind, randomized, controlled trial including 69 patients who needed RT because of pelvic or abdominal malignancies and received glutamine… CONTINUE READING
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