Subnormal concentrations of serum selenium and plasma carnitine in chronically tube-fed patients.

@article{Feller1987SubnormalCO,
  title={Subnormal concentrations of serum selenium and plasma carnitine in chronically tube-fed patients.},
  author={Axel G. Feller and Daniel Rudman and Peter R. Erve and Robert C. Johnson and Jane Boswell and Douglass L. Jackson and Dale E. Mattson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1987},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={
          476-83
        }
}
Forty-seven tube-fed nursing home patients were investigated with regard to serum or plasma selenium (Se), carnitine, and red blood cell (RBC) glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px). Thirty-six patients were tube fed with Isocal, and 11 were tube fed with Compleat B, an L-carnitine-containing formula. Eighteen elderly nursing home patients and 10 young adults served as controls. Serum Se and plasma carnitine were lowest (p less than 0.05) in the Isocal patients. In all 36 Isocal subjects, Se was below… CONTINUE READING