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L-Glutamine Use In The Treatment And Prevention Of Mucositis And Cachexia: A Naturopathic Perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Noe, Jody E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Noe, Jody E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-16T15:25:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-16T15:25:50Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12-29 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Noe JE. L-Glutamine Use In The Treatment And Prevention Of Mucositis And Cachexia: A Naturopathic Perspective. Integrative Cancer Therapies. December 2009; 8(4)
dc.identifier.other 87a9f878-c639-f360-d77e-ac099d1d169d en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://scholarworks.bridgeport.edu/xmlui/handle/123456789/235
dc.description This is an article on the topic, there is also a poster from this author by the same title. en_US
dc.description.abstract L-Glutamine (L-GLN) is considered a nonessential amino acid that has a variety of applications in naturopathic medicine. It has been postulated that in the critically ill patient, GLN becomes an essential amino acid for recovery, restoration, and repair at a cellular level. Mucositis is an intestinal mucosal damage of the gastrointestinal tract—mouth, throat, stomach, intestines, rectum, and anus-that is caused directly by chemotherapies and radiotherapies. Cancer cachexia is a significant biochemical event, which is characterized by weight loss, fatigue, and indicative of depletion of skeletal muscle GLN-a hypercatabolic state. There has been some question as to the use of GLN in this patient population because of its role as a preferred energy source not only for enterocytes and lymphocytes but for malignant cells as well. This article will address the questions of safety, efficacy, dosing, and toxicity of GLN used as an integrative therapeutic in ongoing integrative cancer treatment. en_US
dc.description.uri http://ict.sagepub.com.libproxy.bridgeport.edu/content/8/4/409.full.pdf+html en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publishers en_US
dc.subject Integrative treatment en_US
dc.subject Mucositis en_US
dc.subject Stomatitis en_US
dc.subject Cachexia en_US
dc.subject Diarrhea en_US
dc.subject Systemic diseases en_US
dc.subject Gastrointestinal system en_US
dc.subject Cancer treatment en_US
dc.title L-Glutamine Use In The Treatment And Prevention Of Mucositis And Cachexia: A Naturopathic Perspective en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publication.issue 4 en_US
dc.publication.name Integrative Cancer Therapies en_US
dc.publication.volume 8 en_US


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