A Meta-Analysis of the Utility of C-Reactive Protein, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Fecal Calprotectin, and Fecal Lactoferrin to Exclude Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adults With IBS

@article{Menees2015AMO,
  title={A Meta-Analysis of the Utility of C-Reactive Protein, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, Fecal Calprotectin, and Fecal Lactoferrin to Exclude Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Adults With IBS},
  author={Stacy B Menees and Corey Powell and Jacob E Kurlander and Akash Goel and William D. Chey},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2015},
  volume={110},
  pages={444-454}
}
Objectives:Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is viewed as a diagnosis of exclusion by most providers. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the utility of C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), fecal calprotectin, and fecal lactoferrin to distinguish between patients with IBS and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and healthy controls (HCs).Methods:A systematic online database search was performed. Included studies were… CONTINUE READING