Randomised trial of glutamine, selenium, or both, to supplement parenteral nutrition for critically ill patients.

@article{Andrews2011RandomisedTO,
  title={Randomised trial of glutamine, selenium, or both, to supplement parenteral nutrition for critically ill patients.},
  author={Peter J D Andrews and A Avenell and David W Noble and Marion K. Campbell and Bernard Lewis Croal and William G. Simpson and Luke D. Vale and Claire G. Battison and David J Jenkinson and Jonathan Alistair Cook},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2011},
  volume={342},
  pages={d1542}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether inclusion of glutamine, selenium, or both in a standard isonitrogenous, isocaloric preparation of parenteral nutrition influenced new infections and mortality among critically ill patients. DESIGN Randomised, double blinded, factorial, controlled trial. SETTING Level 2 and 3 (or combined) critical care units in Scotland. All 22 units were invited, and 10 participated. PARTICIPANTS 502 adults in intensive care units and high dependency units for ≥ 48 hours… CONTINUE READING

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