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Erratum to: The effect of glutamine therapy on outcomes in critically ill patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

  • Qi-Hong Chen1,
  • Yi Yang1,
  • Hong-Li He1,
  • Jian-Feng Xie1,
  • Shi-Xia Cai1,
  • Ai-Ran Liu1,
  • Hua-Ling Wang2 and
  • Hai-Bo Qiu1Email author
Critical Care201418:436

https://doi.org/10.1186/cc13926

Published: 17 June 2014

The original article was published in Critical Care 2014 18:R8

After publication of our article in a recent issue of Critical Care[1], inconsistencies were identified in Figure 6. Four trials - by Fuentes-Orozco and colleagues [2, 3], Hall and colleagues [4], and Goeters and colleagues [5] - were allocated to the wrong subgroup in our meta-analysis. They should have been included in the first subgroup (glutamine <0.3 g/kg per day); this does not change the significance of the results (P = 0.01). The correct Figure 6 is given here in full as Figure 1.
Figure 1

A subgroup meta-analysis of the effects of different dosages of glutamine on mortality in critically ill patients (fixed effects models). CI, confidence interval; M-H, Mantel-Haenszel.

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhong-Da Hospital, School of Medicine, Southeast University
(2)
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Su-Bei Hospital of Jiangsu Provience & Clinical Medical School, Yangzhou University

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