Dear Dietitians

I would be grateful if I could have 10 minutes of your time and expertise to complete the following survey using the link: The closing date for completion is Friday 18th August 2017

This survey was developed as the result of a literature review revealing few guidelines on the use of liquid energy supplements after primary induction therapy with exclusive enteral nutrition in children with Crohn's Disease. A small number of adult studies suggest liquid energy supplements taken alongside diet when in remission may reduce the risk of relapse. However, the evidence base for a similar effect in children remains weak largely due to a lack of prospective studies. The aim of this survey is to describe current UK dietetic practice on the use of liquid energy supplementation after primary induction therapy in children with Crohn's Disease as a starting point for future research projects.

Thank you in advance for your time

Kind regards

Joan Gavin
Paediatric Gastroenterology Dietitian
Southampton Children's Hospital

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