FOCUS: Future of fecal calprotectin utility study in inflammatory bowel disease
Greg Rosenfeld, Astrid-Jane Greenup, Andrew Round, Oliver Takach, Lawrence Halparin, Robert Enns, Brian Bressler, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, St. Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K5, Canada
Abid Saadeddin, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Prince George Regional Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K5, Canada
Jin Kee Ho, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Lion’s Gate Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K5, Canada
Terry Lee, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, St Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K5, Canada
Author contributions: Rosenfeld G, Greenup AJ, Round A and Lee T analyzed the data; Rosenfeld G, Greenup AJ and Bressler B drafted the manuscript; Rosenfeld G and Round A provided study supervision; Rosenfeld G, Round A, Takach O, Saadeddin A, Ho JK, Enns R and Bressler B provided administrative support; Rosenfeld G and Bressler B designed the research; Round A, Halparin L, Saadeddin A, Ho JK, Enns R and Bressler B provided data acquisition; and Halparin L, Enns R and Bressler B critically revised the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: The study was reviewed and approved by Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia research ethics board.
Informed consent statement: All study participants provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Bressler B: Advisory Board (Abbvie, Janssen, Takeda, Shire, Genentech, Ferring, Pfizer). Speaker’s Bureau (Abbvie, Janssen, Takeda, Shire). Consultant (Celltrion, Pendopharm, Allergan). Research Support (Abbvie, Amgen, Takeda, BMS, Genentech, Janssen, BI, GSK, Redhill Biopharm, Celgene). Stock Options (Qu Biologics). Other authors declared no conflict of interest related to this study.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Greg Rosenfeld, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, CCFP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, St. Paul’s Hospital, University of British Columbia, 770 - 1190 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K5, Canada. email@example.com
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Received: May 11, 2016
Peer-review started: May 13, 2016
First decision: June 20, 2016
Revised: July 24, 2016
Accepted: August 23, 2016
Article in press: August 23, 2016
Published online: September 28, 2016