When Is It Appropriate to Use Arginine in Critical Illness?

Abstract

In health, arginine is considered a nonessential amino acid but can become an essential amino acid (ie, conditionally essential amino acid) during periods of metabolic or traumatic stress as endogenous arginine supply is inadequate to meet physiologic demands. Arginine depletion in critical illness is associated with impairments in microcirculatory blood… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0884533616652576

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