Comparison of Fecal Calprotectin Methods for Predicting Relapse of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease

@inproceedings{Kittanakom2017ComparisonOF,
  title={Comparison of Fecal Calprotectin Methods for Predicting Relapse of Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease},
  author={Saranya Kittanakom and Md Sharif Shajib and Kristine Garvie and Joceline Turner and Dan E Brooks and Sufian Odeh and Robert M. Issenman and Vasudhevan T Chetty and Joseph Macri and Waliul I Khan},
  booktitle={Canadian journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2017}
}
Background. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is on the rise worldwide. Endoscopies are necessary for IBD assessment but are invasive, expensive, and inconvenient. Recently, fecal calprotectin (FCal) was proposed as a noninvasive and specific marker of gut inflammation. We evaluated the analytical performance of three FCal assays and their clinical… CONTINUE READING