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Early therapeutic benefit of enteral nutrition in active Crohn disease

Qing-Song Tao et al.
Used Parameters : ICW, FFM, BFM, BCM

Publication Year : 2007

Country : China

Journal : Nutrition Research

This study was designed to test the hypothesis that enteral nutrition (EN) provides an early therapeutic benefit in Crohn disease (CD) by improving intestinal barrier functions and decreasing inflammation. Twenty-one adult patients with active CD were enrolled for treatment with total EN therapy for 6 weeks. Serum levels of C-reactive protein, tumor necrosis factor α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, diamine oxidase, endotoxin, albumin, prealbumin, fibronectin, and transferrin were measured at baseline as well as on days 3, 7, 14, 21, 28 …
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