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Nutritional PEarls in the Care of the Hospitalized Patient

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These are notes for an informal lecture given to residents on the internal medicine hospital service. Word Version

Glutamine:

proven to prevent morbidity in trauma patients and infectious complications in critically ill patients, also in postop patients. Feeds the small intestine wall, helps maintain glutathione.
Use 10 grams three times a day (3 grams three times a day in outpatients.) Caution in cirrhosis

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