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Table 2 Summary of key papers in patients given MEN for maintenance of remission

From: A retrospective study showing maintenance treatment options for paediatric CD in the first year following diagnosis after induction of remission with EEN: supplemental enteral nutrition is better than nothing!

Paper Total sample size Number continued MEN Route of supplementation Type of supplementation Volume taken Remission rates at 1 year
Verma et al. [21] 33 33 Oral 19 elemental 35-50% EAR 8/19 elemental
Adult population     14 polymeric   6/14 polymeric
Tageki et al. [22] 51 26 Oral/NG Elemental 900-1200 ml/calories daily 9/29 elemental*
Adult population       
Wilschanski et al. [11] 47 28 NGT elemental or semi-elemental feeds 50-60% EAR for 4 or 5 nights per week overnight 17/28 (p < 0.02)
Paediatric population       
Knight et al. [26] 40 22 Oral Elemental or polymeric 1 litre daily 9/22 (not statistically sig)
Paediatric population       
Day et al. [27] 27 4 Oral polymeric formula 300-1800 ml daily 4/4
Paediatric population       
Hanai et al. [20] 95 32 Oral/NG elemental >900 calories daily 20/32 (62.5%)
Adults       
Duncan et al. 48 15 Oral/NG Polymeric or elemental 240-1000 ml 9/15
Paediatric population       
  1. *Relapse rates at 1.5 years.