Fecal calprotectin measurement is a marker of short-term clinical outcome and presence of mucosal healing in patients with inflammatory bowel disease
Athanasios Kostas, Spyros I Siakavellas, Charalambos Kosmidis, John Vlachogiannakos, George V Papatheodoridis, Giorgos Bamias, Academic Department of Gastroenterology, University of Athens Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
Anna Takou, Joanna Nikou, Georgios Maropoulos, Biochemistry Department, Laiko General Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
Ioannis Papaconstantinou, 2nd Department of Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Areteion General Hospital, Athens 11528, Greece
Author contributions: Kostas A and Siakavellas SI contributed equally to this work; Kostas A, Siakavellas SI, Papatheodoridis GV, Papaconstantinou I and Bamias G designed the research study; Takou A, Nikou J and Maropoulos G performed the laboratory tests; Kostas A, Siakavellas SI and Kosmidis C collected the data; Siakavellas SI and Bamias G analyzed the data; Kostas A, Siakavellas SI and Bamias G wrote the paper; Vlachogiannakos J, Papatheodoridis GV and Papaconstantinou I provided critical insight regarding paper preparation.
Supported by A research grant from the Hellenic Society for Gastroenterology to Bamias G.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by the Laika General Hospital Ethics Committee and Institutional Review Board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, provided informed consent for access to data in their patient files.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Giorgos Bamias, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology, Academic Department of Gastroenterology, University of Athens Medical School, Laiko General Hospital, 17 Agiou Thoma Street Athens 11527, Greece. email@example.com
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Received: August 12, 2017
Peer-review started: August 19, 2017
First decision: August 30, 2017
Revised: September 18, 2017
Accepted: September 29, 2017
Article in press: September 28, 2017
Published online: November 7, 2017