A randomized trial of enteral glutamine for the treatment of burns

From the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit (DKH, LO-R.) and Research Institute (AGD), Kingston Health Sciences Center and Departments of Critical Care Medicine (DKH, LOR) and Public Health Sciences (DKH) from Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University, and the Unit of population health and optimal health practices (Trauma, emergency and intensive care medicine) and the Canada Research Chair in Critical Care in Neurology and Traumatology, Center hospitalier universitaire de Québec–Centre de recherche de l’ Université Laval, Québec, QC (AFT), Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Immunology and Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center and Sunnybrook Research Institute, Tor onto (MGJ), and the departments of medicine and anesthesiology (SB) and the department of nutrition, Faculty of Medicine (D. Garrel), University of Montreal, Montreal — all in Canada; the University of Iowa, Iowa City (LW); Mercy Hospital Burn Center, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis (JAP); Joseph M. Still Research Foundation, Augusta, GA (BF); Legacy Oregon Burn Center and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland (NE); internal medicine, Centro Nacional de Quemaduras y Cirugía Reconstructiva, Asunción, Paraguay (D. Grau); UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (SM) and Joint Base San Antonio–Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio (JMG) – both in Texas; University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and Firefighters Burn Center, Memphis (SRV); the Department of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Trauma Center, BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg (GH), and the Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Therapy, Hospital University of Würzburg, Würzburg (CS ) — both in Germany; Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham (NM), Mersey Regional Burn Centre, St. Helens and Knowesley NHS Trust, Whiston Hospital, Prescot (KS), Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester (KS) and plastic surgery and Burns, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital London, London (DC) — all in the UK; Arizona Burn Center Valleywise Health, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix (KF); the Department of Surgical Sciences, Plastic Surgery, Uppsala University, and the Burn Center, Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden (FH); Connecticut Burn Center, Yale New Haven Health/Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport (AS); and Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria, Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Turin, Italy (ND).

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