ENTERAL NUTRITION SUPPORT TO TREAT MALNUTRITION IN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE

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Abstract

Malnutrition is a common consequence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Diet has an important role in the management of IBD, as it prevents and corrects malnutrition. It is well known that diet may be implicated in the aethiology of IBD and that it plays a central role in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal tract disease. Often oral nutrition alone is not sufficient in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal tract disease. Often oral nutrition alone is not sufficient in the management of IBD patients, especially in children or elederly, and must be combined with oral supplementation or replaced with tube enteral nutrition. In this review, we describe several different approaches to enteral nutrition total-parenteral, oral supplementation and enteral tiube feeding in terms of results, patience compliance, risks and benefits. we also focus on the home enteral nutrition strategy as the future goal for treating IBD while focusing on patient wellness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2125-2133
Number of pages9
JournalNutrients
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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