Original Article
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World J Gastroenterol. Apr 7, 2013; 19(13): 2028-2036
Published online Apr 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i13.2028
Measurement of calprotectin in ascitic fluid to identify elevated polymorphonuclear cell count
Emanuel Burri, Felix Schulte, Jürgen Muser, Rémy Meier, Christoph Beglinger
Emanuel Burri, Felix Schulte, Christoph Beglinger, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
Emanuel Burri, Rémy Meier, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition, Cantonal Hospital, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
Jürgen Muser, Central Laboratories, Cantonal Hospital, 4410 Liestal, Switzerland
Author contributions: Burri E and Beglinger C participated in study concept and design; all authors participated in data acquisition, analysis, interpretation, drafting and critical revision of the manuscript, all of them read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Unrestricted Research Grants (to Burri E) by the Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft (Basel, Switzerland) and the Gottfried und Julia Bangerter-Rhyner-Stiftung (Bern, Switzerland); Bühlmann Laboratories AG (Schönenbuch, Switzerlanfd) provided the assays to measure ascitic calprotectin. Researchers were independent of funding
Correspondence to: Dr. Emanuel Burri, MD, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Hospital Basel, Petersgraben 4, 4031 Basel, Switzerland. burrie@uhbs.ch
Telephone: +41-61-2652525 Fax: +41-61-2655352
Received: August 14, 2012
Revised: November 1, 2012
Accepted: November 11, 2012
Published online: April 7, 2013
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