Exclusive enteral feeding as primary therapy for Crohn's disease in Australian children and adolescents: a feasible and effective approach.

@article{Day2006ExclusiveEF,
  title={Exclusive enteral feeding as primary therapy for Crohn's disease in Australian children and adolescents: a feasible and effective approach.},
  author={Andrew S Day and Kylie E. Whitten and Daniel A Lemberg and Cathy M Clarkson and Maribel Vitug-Sales and Reuben Jackson and Tim D Bohane},
  journal={Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={1609-14}
}
BACKGROUND Exclusive enteral feeding has been shown to be as efficacious as corticosteroids in inducing remission in children with Crohn's disease (CD), with additional nutritional benefits. The use of polymeric formulae provides superior palatability and acceptance over elemental feeds, but polymeric formulae have not been universally adopted. The present retrospective analysis of enteral feeding in children with Crohn's disease aims to demonstrate the short-term benefits of enteral feeding in… CONTINUE READING

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