Table 2

Absorption and permeability test values before and after the experimental treatment in the glutamine and placebo groups

Glutamine (n=29)Placebo (n=33)p Value2-150
d-Xylose (mean (SD) % of dose ingested)
 Before treatment 20.3 (3.4) 20.6 (4.7)
 After treatment 16.6 (4.8) 13.5 (3.5)
 Before−after experimental treatment  3.8 (4.7)  7.1 (5.3)0.02
Mannitol (mean (SD) % of dose ingested)
 Before treatment 21.5 (7.0) 21.2 (7.2)
 After treatment 16.9 (6.6) 12.0 (5.5)
 Before−after experimental treatment  4.5 (7.7)  9.2 (6.2)0.02
Cellobiose (mean (SD) % of dose ingested)
 Before treatment 0.27 (0.21) 0.28 (0.18)
 After treatment 0.37 (0.27) 0.45 (0.34)
 Before−after experimental treatment−0.10 (0.34)−0.17 (0.31)0.60
Cellobiose/mannitol ratio (mean (SD))
 Before treatment 0.015 (0.013) 0.015 (0.012)
 After treatment 0.027 (0.023) 0.052 (0.046)
 Before−after experimental treatment−0.012 (0.024)−0.037 (0.044)0.04
  • 2-150 Mann-Whitney test