Fecal elastase-1 is useful in the detection of steatorrhea in patients with pancreatic diseases but not after pancreatic resection.

@article{Benini2013FecalEI,
  title={Fecal elastase-1 is useful in the detection of steatorrhea in patients with pancreatic diseases but not after pancreatic resection.},
  author={Luigi Benini and Antonio Amodio and Pietro Campagnola and Flora Agugiaro and Chiara Cristofori and Rocco Micciolo and Alessandra Kuhn Dall Magro and Armando M Gabbrielli and Giulio Cabrini and Luisa Moser and Arianna Massella and Italo Vantini and Luca Frulloni},
  journal={Pancreatology : official journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et al.]},
  year={2013},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={38-42}
}
BACKGROUND Fecal elastase-1(FE-1) has been suggested as an alternative to steatorrhea quantification to evaluate pancreatic insufficiency, but its diagnostic performance has not been compared with steatorrhea in chronic pancreatitis or after pancreatic resection. METHODS The relationship between steatorrhea and FE-1 was studied in patients with chronic pancreatic disorders or pancreatic resection. Student's t test and ANOVA were used for statistical analysis, accepting 0.05 as limit for… CONTINUE READING
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