The studies presented in this book demonstrate that a new concept in the management of carious intestinal disorders should be considered, namely, that common nutrients may protect or heal the mucosa by virtue of the particular form and mode in which they are delivered to the intestinal lumen and their availability to the mucosal cells. The substitution of intact protein in the formula by hydrolysate appears to me an important factor.
1. Intact Protein vs. Amino Acid Mixtures on Pancreatic Enzyme Secretion and Intraluminal Protease Activity 2. Multiple Organ Failure and the Gastrointestinal Tract- New perspectives on an Old Hypothesis 3. Physiology of Nutrient Absorption- Relevance to Formulation of Pre-Digested Chemically Defined Formula Diets 4. Elemental Diets in the Prophylaxis and Therapy for Intestinal Lesions 5. Small Peptides vs Whole Proteins in Continuous Enteral Support of Abdominal Surgery Patients 6. The Effect of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition on Gut-Barrier Function to Bacteria 7. Elemental Diets During Cancer Treatment 8. Elemental Diets and Radiation Injury- Prophylactic and Therapeutic Considerations 9. The Use of Elemental Diet in Radiation Enteritis 10. Abdominal Irradiation and Intestinal Adaption- Rational Basis for Prophylaxis and Management of Radiation-Induced Enteropathies 11. Immediately Postoperative Enteral Feeding 12. Studies Comparing Intact Protein, Peptide, and Amino Acid Formulas 13. Elemental Diet in HIV Infection- Dietary Management of the Patient with Diarrhoea or Malabsorption 14. Use of Elemental Diet Therapy in Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease 15. Elemental Diet in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease 16. Polymeric vs Elemental Diets in the Treatment of Active Crohn�s Disease- Possible Modes of Action of Elemental Diets 17. Elemental Diet in Food Hypersensitivity 18. Elemental Diets and Short-Bowel Syndrome- Scientific Rationale and Clinical Utility