The purpose of this study is to test the following hypotheses:
- Enteral glutamine administration decreases in-hospital mortality in adult subjects with severe thermal burn injuries.
- Enteral glutamine administration decreases infectious morbidity and shortens length of care in adult subjects with severe thermal burn injuries.
- Enteral glutamine administration decreases the cost of care of adult subjects with severe thermal burn injuries.
The objectives of this proposed pilot trial relate to evaluating the feasibility of the study protocol. Specifically, the investigators want to assess the following outcomes in a sample of 200 patients in 8 sites:
- Number of patients enrolled per site per month and reasons for non-enrollment.
- Rate of consent for eligible patients.
- Rate of adherence to study interventions and reasons for non-adherence
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