Fecal calprotectin correlated with endoscopic remission for Asian inflammatory bowel disease patients
Wei-Chen Lin, Horng-Yuan Wang, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei 104, Taiwan
Jau-Min Wong, Ming-Jium Shieh, Shu-Chen Wei, Departments of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Chien-Chih Tung, Integrated Diagnostics and Therapeutics, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Ching-Pin Lin, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of internal Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung 402, Taiwan
Jen-Wei Chou, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung 404, Taiwan
Chin-Hao Chang, Medical Research, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Heng-Hsiu Liu, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Author contributions: Lin WC, Wong JM, Tung CC, Lin CP, Chou JW, Wang HY and Wei SC conceptualized and designed the study, acquired data, statistically analyzed and interpreted data, drafted the manuscript, and critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; Shieh MJ, Chang CH, and Liu HH analyzed and interpreted the data, drafted the manuscript, and critically revised the manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by Liver Disease Prevention and Treatment Research Foundation, Taiwan; as well as the National Research Program for Biopharmaceuticals at the Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan; MOST 103-2325-B-002-033.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the National Taiwan University Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: No author of this article had a financial conflict of interest relating to the article.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Shu-Chen Wei, Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, No. 7, Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei 100, Taiwan. email@example.com
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Received: July 1, 2015
Peer-review started: July 4, 2015
First decision: July 19, 2015
Revised: August 6, 2015
Accepted: September 14, 2015
Article in press: September 15, 2015
Published online: December 28, 2015