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Glutamine supplementation for young infants with severe gastrointestinal disease

Grover, Zubin; Tubman, Richard TRJ; McGuire, William

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Background: Endogenous glutamine biosynthesis may be insufficient to meet the needs of infants with severe gastrointestinal disease. Studies using animal models of gastrointestinal disease and controlled trials in adult patients have suggested that glutamine supplementation improves clinical outcomes. Objectives: To assess the evidence from randomised controlled trials that providing supplemental glutamine reduces mortality and morbidity in infants with severe gastrointestinal disease. Search...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59356
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005947.pub2

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