Study: Nutrition therapy may raise mortality risk in ICU patients

04/18/2013 | HealthDay News

A Canadian study found that giving ICU patients the amino acid glutamine in intravenous fluids raised their risk of death by 30%, and that replacing antioxidants did not reduce the likelihood of death or organ failure. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included 1,223 patients with multi-organ failure in 40 ICUs in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

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