Ornithine Oxoglutarate Therapy Improves Nutrition Status

Authors

  • Ravikant V. Varanasi M.D.,

    1. the Division of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655.
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  • John R. Saltzman M.D.

    1. the Division of Digestive Disease and Nutrition, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655.
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Abstract

Ornithine oxoglutarate (OGO) has been previously demonstrated to improve nutrition status in burn and trauma patients. Recently, OGO supplementation was shown to improve nutrition status, ameliorate quality of life, and reduce health care costs when given to elderly patients soon after discharge from the hospital.

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