A randomized controlled study comparing elemental diet and steroid treatment in Crohn's disease.

@article{Zoli1997ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled study comparing elemental diet and steroid treatment in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Giorgio Zoli and Marguerite M. Car{\'e} and Monica Parazza and Caterina Span{\`o} and Pier Luigi Biagi and Mauro Bernardi and Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={735-40}
}
BACKGROUND Elemental diet is considered an effective primary treatment for active Crohn's disease, but it is usually given by a feeding tube. METHODS Twenty-two patients (12 males, median age 30 years, range 18-60) with moderately active Crohn's disease were enrolled in a randomized study in which the efficacy of an elemental diet administered orally was compared to high-dose corticosteroids in achieving clinical and laboratory remission. Ten patients were treated by oral elemental diet… CONTINUE READING