Ulcerative Colitis: The Complete Guide to Medical Management

Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF

Chapter 38: Parenteral Nutrition Use in Ulcerative Colitis (continued)

Alan L. Buchman, MD, MSPH

PARENTERAL NUTRITION USE IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS There are very few data concerning the use of parenteral nutrition (PN) either as primary therapy, or as adjunctive therapy in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). Most reports are open-label case series during which patients received concomitant corticosteroids, and, often, patients with Crohn’s colitis were grouped together with those having UC. Reported follow-up was often brief and generally included only the immediate hospitalization; few objective data were presented. Patients were categorized as being in “remission”…