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Successful Dietary Therapy in Paediatric Crohn's Disease is Associated with Shifts in Bacterial Dysbiosis and Inflammatory Metabotype Towards Healthy Controls (CDED)

NTforIBD Comment: October 2022 Newsletter

Summary Excerpt: Successful dietary therapy induced correction of both compositional and functional dysbiosis. However, 12 weeks of diet was not enough to achieve complete correction of dysbiosis.

J Crohns Colitis. Published online September 15, 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjac105
Verburgt CM, et al.

Effect of the Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED) on the Fecal Calprotectin Level in Children with Active Crohn’s Disease (CDED)

NTforIBD Comment: October 2022 Newsletter

Summary Excerpt: In their conclusion, the authors wrote: “In the group under analysis, this nutritional intervention resulted in a significant decrease in FCP level and contributed to normalization of this parameter in one-third of patients, which is a similar or better result compared to pharmacological treatment.”

J Clin Med. 2022;11(14):4146. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11144146
Matuszczyk M, et al.

Assessing Barriers to use of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Qualitative Study (SCD)

NTforIBD Comment: October 2022 Newsletter

Summary Excerpt: To our knowledge, this is the first study examining barriers to the SCD among pediatric IBD patients.

JPGN Reports. 2022;3(3):e239
Schwartz N., et al.

Perspectives on Specific Carbohydrate Diet Education from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients and Caregivers: A Needs Assessment (SCD)

NTforIBD Comment: October 2022 Newsletter

Summary Excerpt: Increasing educational content on the SCD to individuals, caregivers, and medical providers has the potential to improve adherence and sustainability on the SCD.

JPGN Reports. 2022;3(3):e222. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/PG9.0000000000000222
Rivera, N. et al

Date Title Diets Authors Summary Excerpt Citation
Jun 2019 Clinical Course and Dietary Patterns Among Patients Incorporating the Autoimmune Protocol for Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease AIP Lee J et al Patients utilizing AIP for management of IBD report clinical benefit of AIP, reduction of steroid use, and successful food group reintroduction. Dietary interventions could be another form of treatment in patients with IBD to improve symptoms and maintain remission. Current Developments in Nutrition, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, June 2019, nzz035.P12-010-19
Aug 2019 Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet Plus Partial Enteral Nutrition Induces Sustained Remission in a Randomized Controlled Trial CDED, PEN Levine A et al CDED plus PEN was better tolerated than EEN in children with mild to moderate CD. Both diets were effective in inducing remission by week 6. The combination CDED plus PEN induced sustained remission in a significantly higher proportion of patients than EEN, and produced changes in the fecal microbiome associated with remission. These data support use of CDED plus PEN to induce remission in children with CD. Gastroenterology. 2019 Aug;157(2):440-450.e8. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2019.04.021. Epub 2019 Jun 4
May 2021 A Randomized Trial Comparing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to a Mediterranean Diet in Adults with Crohn's Disease SCD, MED Lewis JD et al This study compares the SCD and MD on symptoms, fecal calprotectin and CRP at 6 and 12 weeks finding no statistical significance in these endpoints. Gastroenterology. 2021;S0016-5085(21)03069-9. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2021.05.047
Dec 2017 Exclusive Enteral Nutrition versus Infliximab in Inducing Therapy of Pediatric Crohn’s Disease EEN Lou Y et al EEN provided similar improvements as IFX in clinical symptoms, mucosal healing, and BMI. EEN therapy has less adverse effects when compared with IFX. Gastroenterol Res Pract , 2017, 6595048 2017
Jul 2022 Effect of the Crohn’s Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED) on the Fecal Calprotectin Level in Children with Active Crohn’s Disease CDED Matuszczyk M, et al. In their conclusion, the authors wrote: “In the group under analysis, this nutritional intervention resulted in a significant decrease in FCP level and contributed to normalization of this parameter in one-third of patients, which is a similar or better result compared to pharmacological treatment.” J Clin Med. 2022;11(14):4146. doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm11144146
Oct 2017 Diet to the Rescue: Cessation of Pharmacotherapy After Initiation of Exclusive Enteral Nutrition (EEN) Followed by Strict and Liberalized Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) in Crohn's Disease EEN, SCD Nakayuenyongsuk W et al NA Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Oct;62(10):2686-2689. doi: 10.1007/s10620-016-4446-1.
Apr 2016 Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Clinical Practice within an Academic IBD Center SCD Obih C et al This retrospective review provides evidence that the SCD can be integrated into a tertiary care center and may improve clinical and laboratory parameters for pediatric patients with nonstructuring, nonpenetrating CD as well as UC. Further prospective studies are needed to fully assess the safety and efficacy of the SCD in pediatric patients with IBD. Nutrition. 2016 Apr;32(4):418-25. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2015.08.025. Epub 2015 Nov 30.
Jan 2014 An Anti-Inflammatory Diet as Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease: a Case Series Report IBD-AID Olendzki B et al This case series indicates potential for the IBD-AID as an adjunct dietary therapy for the treatment of IBD. A randomized clinical trial is warranted. Nutr J. 2014 Jan 16;13:5. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-5
Jan 2022 Dietary manipulation of the gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease patients: Pilot study IBD-AID Olendzki B et al Consumption of prebiotics, probiotics, and beneficial foods correlated with increased abundance of Clostridia and Bacteroides, commonly depleted in IBD cohorts. We further show that specific foods categorized as prebiotics or adverse foods are correlated to levels of cytokines in serum (i.e., GM-CSF, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-alpha) that play a central role in IBD pathogenesis. Gut Microbes . Jan-Dec 2022;14(1):2046244. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2022.2046244.
Aug 2022 Perspectives on Specific Carbohydrate Diet Education from Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients and Caregivers: A Needs Assessment SCD Rivera, N. et al Increasing educational content on the SCD to individuals, caregivers, and medical providers has the potential to improve adherence and sustainability on the SCD. JPGN Reports. 2022;3(3):e222. doi: https://doi.org/10.1097/PG9.0000000000000222
Jan 2021 Randomised Clinical Trial: Exclusive Enteral Nutrition Versus Standard of Care for Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis EEN Sahu P et al Patients on EEN had a shorter hospital stay [median (range) 10 (8-17) vs 13 (8-24) days; P = 0.04], higher day 7 albumin level (34 ± 4 vs 29 ± 3 g/L, P < 0.01), greater reduction in serum C-reactive protein and faecal calprotectin levels (both P = 0.04) and a lower composite outcome of colectomy/hospitalisation at 6 months (16% vs 39%; P = 0.045) compared to SOC. Aliment Pharmacol Ther . 2021 Jan 13. doi: 10.1111/apt.16249
Aug 2022 Assessing Barriers to use of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Qualitative Study SCD Schwartz N., et al. To our knowledge, this is the first study examining barriers to the SCD among pediatric IBD patients. JPGN Reports. 2022;3(3):e239

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