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The effect of anti-TNFα induction therapy on the nutritional status and dietary intake in inflammatory bowel disease

Csontos AA et al..
Used Parameters : BMI, TBW, ECW, ICW, FFM, SMM, SLM, BFM, BCM

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Hungary

Journal : Journal of gastrointestinal and liver diseases

ABSTRACT Background & Aims: Patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at a high risk of malnutrition and retain an altered body composition. We hypothesized that anti-tumor necrosis factor (anti-TNF) alpha therapy may improve dietary intake and have a beneficial influence on body composition in these patients. Methods: Our study involved 40 IBD outpatients (33 Crohn's disease, 7 ulcerative colitis); 24 of these received adalimumab (160/80/40EOW) and 16 were treated with infliximab (5 mg/kg at week 0, 2, 6 …
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