Glutamine Popsicles in Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Patients

Conditions:Blood Cancer, Hematology
Therapuetic Areas:Hematology, Oncology
Age Range:4 - 75
Start Date:February 2004
End Date:May 2007

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Evaluation of Glutamine Popsicles in Adult/Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT)/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) Patients

Nutrition is an important part of the recovery process after having a head injury so that
subjects can gain strength and fight off infection. Liquid nutrition formulas are often
given to patients through a tube that has been placed into the intestines for feeding when
they are unable to eat on their own. Some reports suggest that nutrition with extra amounts
of the amino acid called glutamine may decrease infections and hospital stay in severely
injured patients. The purpose of this study is to evaluate if giving extra amounts of an
amino acid called glutamine with liquid nutrition formulas will decrease the risk of
infection and length of stay in the intensive care unit after having a head injury.

Inclusion Criteria:

- Males

- Nonpregnant females

- Receiving chemotherapy for BMT/HSCT

Exclusion Criteria:

- Documented hepatic dysfunction

- History of cirrhosis

- History of acute renal failure (creatinine clearance < 25 mL/min)

- Gastrointestinal malabsorptive disorder
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