Should Enteral Nutrition Be Considered as Primary Therapy in Acute Crohn's Disease?

Robert F. Kushner*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Clinical trials indicate that elemental enteral diets are equally as effective as corticosteroid treatment for acute Crohn's disease; however, a clear efficacy of polymeric formulas has yet to be demonstrated. Moreover, the mechanism of action of enteral nutrition remains uncertain, and further study is needed to define the precise role of specialized enteral formulas in the long‐term management of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalNutrition Reviews
Volume50
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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