Elevated fecal calprotectin levels during necrotizing enterocolitis are associated with activated neutrophils extruding neutrophil extracellular traps

@inproceedings{Macqueen2016ElevatedFC,
  title={Elevated fecal calprotectin levels during necrotizing enterocolitis are associated with activated neutrophils extruding neutrophil extracellular traps},
  author={Brianna C Macqueen and R Christensen and CC Yost and D K Lambert and Vickie L. Baer and Megan Sheffield and PV Gordon and MJ Cody and Erick Gerday and R. Schlaberg and Jenny Lowe and JG Shepherd},
  booktitle={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2016}
}
Objective:Neonates with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) have higher calprotectin levels in stool than do healthy neonates. However, it is not known whether high stool calprotectin at the onset of bowel symptoms identifies neonates who truly have NEC vs other bowel disorders.Study Design:Neonates were eligible for this study when an x-ray was ordered to 'rule-out NEC'. Stool calprotectin was quantified at that time and in a follow-up stool. Each episode was later categorized as NEC or not NEC… CONTINUE READING
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