Effect of concurrent elemental diet on infliximab treatment for Crohn's disease.

@article{Tanaka2006EffectOC,
  title={Effect of concurrent elemental diet on infliximab treatment for Crohn's disease.},
  author={Torao Tanaka and Kazuya Takahama and Tomomi Kimura and Tamaki Mizuno and Mitsuo Nagasaka and Katsumi Iwata and Hiroshi Nakano and Masaaki Muramatsu and Masakazu Takazoe},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 7},
  pages={1143-9}
}
BACKGROUND Infliximab and elemental diet (ED) have been shown to be effective in the management of Crohn's disease. However, few experiences have been reported regarding their combination therapy. The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy and safety of infliximab in Japanese patients, the first such study in Asia, as well as the effect of concomitant ED. METHODS One hundred and ten consecutive patients receiving infliximab were followed up to week 16 after the last infusion… CONTINUE READING

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