Efficacy of parenteral nutrition supplemented with glutamine dipeptide to decrease hospital infections in critically ill surgical patients.

@article{Estvariz2008EfficacyOP,
  title={Efficacy of parenteral nutrition supplemented with glutamine dipeptide to decrease hospital infections in critically ill surgical patients.},
  author={Concepci{\'o}n F. Est{\'i}variz and Daniel P. Griffith and Menghua Luo and Elaina E Szeszycki and Niloofar Bazargan and Nisha Dav{\'e} and Nicole M Daignault and Glen F Bergman and Therese A McNally and Cindy H Battey and Celeste E Furr and Li Hao and James G. Ramsay and Carolyn R Accardi and George Cotsonis and D. H. P. Jones and John R. Galloway and Thomas R. Ziegler},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={389-402}
}
BACKGROUND Nosocomial infections are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU). Clinical benefits of glutamine-supplemented parenteral nutrition may occur in hospitalized surgical patients, but efficacy data in different surgical subgroups are lacking. The objective was to determine whether glutamine-supplemented parenteral nutrition differentially affects nosocomial infection rates in selected subgroups of SICU patients. METHODS This was a… CONTINUE READING
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