Glutamine in critical illness: the time has come, the time is now.


Journal Article

Glutamine (GLN) has been shown to be a key pharmaconutrient in the body's response to stress and injury. It exerts its protective effects via multiple mechanisms, including direct protection of cells and tissue from injury, attenuation inflammation, and preservation of metabolic function. Data support GLN as an ideal pharmacologic intervention to prevent or treat multiple organ dysfunction syndrome after sepsis or other injuries in the intensive care unit population. A large and growing body of clinical data shows that in well-defined critically ill patient groups GLN can be a life-saving intervention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weitzel, L-RB; Wischmeyer, PE

Published Date

  • July 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 515 - x

PubMed ID

  • 20643304

Pubmed Central ID

  • 20643304

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8232

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccc.2010.04.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States