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Glutamine in Clinical Nutrition

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
  • Victor R. Preedy
  • Vinood B. Patel

Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Basic Processes at the Cellular Level and in Animal Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Catherine Zander, Zhou Zhang, Thomas Albers, Christof Grewer
      Pages 21-36
    3. Arthur J. L. Cooper, Thambi Dorai, Bhuvaneswari Dorai, Boris F. Krasnikov, Jianyong Li, André Hallen et al.
      Pages 37-54
    4. Brad Poore, Nicholas Siegel, Joshua K. Park, Benjamin Jung Hwang, Iman Afif, Anne Le
      Pages 77-85
    5. Enrico Desideri, Maria Rosa Ciriolo
      Pages 99-111
    6. Karl Ploessl, Brian P. Lieberman, Seok Rye Choi, Lin Zhu, Hank F. Kung
      Pages 113-124
    7. François Blachier, Xiangfeng Kong, Guoyao Wu, Daniel Tomé, Antonio Lancha Jr., Mireille Andriamihaja et al.
      Pages 125-139
  3. Glutamine Use in Critically Ill Patients and Their Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Luca Gianotti, Massimo Oldani, Sara Coppola, Luca Nespoli, Marco Zanello, Marco Braga
      Pages 153-168
    3. Ana Augusta Monteiro Cavalcante, Paulo Roberto Leitão de Vasconcelos
      Pages 169-179
    4. Ruqaiya M. Al Balushi, Jennifer D. Paratz, Jeremy Cohen, Merrilyn Banks
      Pages 181-194
    5. Teodoro Grau-Carmona, Carol Lorencio Cárdenas
      Pages 195-205
    6. Efrossini Briassouli, Luise Victoria Marino, George Briassoulis
      Pages 207-217
    7. Sherry Dadsetan, Helle S. Waagepetersen, Arne Schousboe, Lasse K. Bak
      Pages 219-227

About this book


This text is the first published volume for health professionals and advanced students that examines the biochemistry, clinical nutrition, and therapeutic aspects of glutamine. Drs. Rajendram, Preedy, and Patel are experts in their respective fields and have gathered an august list of contributors that represent the medical profession as well as the academic research community. Glutamine in Clinical Nutrition provides a timely, comprehensive, evidence-based review on the literature that presents the application of current nutritional knowledge by physicians and dietitians and incorporates emerging fields of science and important discoveries. Notable topics include coverage on manganese toxicity and the glutamine-glutamate cycle, glutamine supplementation in HIV, glutamine addiction of cancer cells, glutamine supplementation during major surgery and in intensive care, and glutamine concerns with regards to sepsis, trauma, diabetes, and other diseases. The final chapter provides a wealth of information on web-based resources and suggested readings for the health provider. Written by authors of international and national standing, leaders in the field and trendsetters, Glutamine in Clinical Nutrition is essential reading for nutritionists and dietitians, public health scientists, physicians, epidemiologists, policy makers, and health care professionals of various disciplines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rajkumar Rajendram
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Intensive CareBarnet and Chase Farm HospitalsLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Diabetes and Nutritional SciencesSchool of Medicine, King’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Department of Biomedical SciencesUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Glutamine in Clinical Nutrition
  • Editors Rajkumar Rajendram
    Victor R. Preedy
    Vinood B. Patel
  • Series Title Nutrition and Health
  • Series Abbreviated Title Nutrition,Health
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4939-1931-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-4697-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-1932-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 551
  • Number of Illustrations 116 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Nutrition
    Food Science
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