Polymeric enteral diets as primary treatment of active Crohn's disease: a prospective steroid controlled trial.

  title={Polymeric enteral diets as primary treatment of active Crohn's disease: a prospective steroid controlled trial.},
  author={Ferr{\'a}n Gonz{\'a}lez-Huix and R. L. De Leon and Fernando Fern{\'a}ndez-Ba{\~n}ares and Mar{\'i}a Carmen Guixeres Esteve and Eduard Cabr{\'e} and Doroteo Acero and A. Abad-Lacruz and Montserrat Figa and Magda Guilera and Ram{\'o}n Planas},
  volume={34 6},
Thirty two patients with active Crohn's disease were included in a controlled randomised trial to determine the efficacy and safety of polymeric enteral nutrition compared with steroids, to achieve and maintain clinical remission. The polymeric diet was administered through a fine bore nasogastric tube by continuous, pump assisted infusion (2800 (SEM 120) kcal/day). The steroid group received 1 mg/kg/day of prednisone. Both treatments were effective in inducing clinical remission: 15 of the 17… CONTINUE READING

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