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Racial and geographic disparities in the use of parenteral nutrition among inflammatory bowel disease inpatients diagnosed with malnutrition in the United States.

Authors
  • Nguyen, Geoffrey C
  • Munsell, Melissa
  • Brant, Steven R
  • LaVeist, Thomas A
Type
Published Article
Journal
JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
33
Issue
5
Pages
563–568
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/0148607109332907
PMID: 19564625
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among IBD inpatients with clinically diagnosable malnutrition, PN use is lower among African Americans compared with whites. The underlying mechanisms of these racial variations merit further investigation.

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