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Glutamine supplementation to prevent morbidity and mortality in preterm infants

Tubman, Richard TRJ; Thompson, Sam; McGuire, William


Background: Glutamine endogenous biosynthesis may be insufficient for tissue needs in states of metabolic stress. Trials in adults have suggested that glutamine supplementation improves clinical outcomes in critically ill adults. It has been suggested that glutamine supplementation may benefit preterm infants, particularly very low birth weight infants. Objectives: To determine the effects of glutamine supplementation on mortality and morbidity in preterm infants. Search strategy: The standard...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001457.pub3


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