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Title The efficacy of elemental and polymeric diets in the treatment of Crohn’s disease
Description Describes the use of liquid enteral nutrition administered in either elemental or polymeric form
Creation Date 26 October 2006
Doc type Article
Document Abstract:
Given the high relapse rates following steroid therapy – up to 80% in the 12 month period following acute treatment in one study (Malchow 1984) – and the unwelcome side effects of steroid dependency, serious consideration has been given to enteral nutrition as a management tool for mild to moderate Crohn’s disease. This paper comments on the results and the place of liquid enteral nutrition administered in either elemental or polymeric form.
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