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NUTRITION ISSUES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY, SERIES #80

Intradialytic Total Parenteral Nutrition (IDPN): Evidence-Based Recommendations

Jesse Corbello, Mitchell H. Rosner

This article reviews the literature evaluating the use of IDPN in the maintenance of hemodialysis patients and summarizes the existing recommendations and reimbursement guidelines for this therapy.



INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE, SERIES #57

The Present Status of Antibiotic Therapy in Crohn’s Disease

Faten N. Aberra

The basis of treating Crohn's disease with antibiotics stems from research revealing commensal intestinal bacteria playing a role in activation of the intestinal immune system. There has also been suspicion of Mycobacterium species as a possible cause for Crohn's disease, and anti-mycobacterial therapy has also been evaluated in clinical trials for treating active Crohn's disease. Specific indications for antibiotics in Crohn's disease, as well as dose and duration of antibiotic therapy in Crohn's disease are described in this review.