ENTERAL/ORAL GLUTAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION IN PATIENTS FOLLOWING SURGERY AND ACCIDENTAL INJURY


Meha Rachel John, Vijey Aanandhi M

Abstract


ABSTRACT
Objective: The objective of this investigation was to study the effect of enteral/oral glutamine supplementation in patients following abdominal
surgery on plasma glutamine levels, rate of infection, and length of hospitalization (LOH).
Methods: A randomized control trial was used, and the patients were randomly divided into two groups, namely experimental and control with
30 participants each. Glutamine supplement (0.5 g/kg) was administered (oral and enteral) to the experimental group for 5 days post-surgery
immediately after the feeding began. The study was conducted in ESIC hospital, Chennai, India.
Results: The incidence of infection in the control group was found to be almost twice that in the experimental group considering the role of glutamine
in combating infection. Furthermore, the LOH was found to be slightly higher in the control group as compared to the experimental group.
Conclusion: This study has provided evidence that the supplementation of enteral glutamine in post-operative patients decreases the incidence of
post-surgical infection, shortening of hospital stay and reduction in the overall hospital costs.
Keywords: Glutamine supplementation, Post-operative patients, Oral and enteral feed.


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Title

ENTERAL/ORAL GLUTAMINE SUPPLEMENTATION IN PATIENTS FOLLOWING SURGERY AND ACCIDENTAL INJURY

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i3.16569

Date

01-03-2017

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Journal

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 3 March 2017 Page: 477-479

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Meha Rachel John
vels university,chennai,india
India

Vijey Aanandhi M


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