Category: IBD Literature

Estimation of the Possible Economic Effects of Pre-Endoscopic Screening with F-calprotectin, Clinical Biochemistry

BÜHLMANN fCAL® ELISA Citation: Mindemark, M. & Larsson, A. Ruling out IBD: Estimation of the possible economic effects of pre-endoscopic screening with F-calprotectin, Clinical Biochemistry. Clin Biochem. 2012 May;45(7-8):552-5. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2011.10.015.

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“The estimated demand for colonoscopies was reduced by 50% to 67%. This corresponded to a cost avoidance of approximately up toa cost avoidance of approximately up to €2.13 million.”
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Fecal Calprotectin is Equally Sensitive in Crohn’s Disease Affecting the Small Bowel and Colon

BÜHLMANN fCAL® ELISA Citation: Jensen, M.D., Kjeldsen J, Nathan T. Fecal calprotectin is equally sensitive in Crohn’s disease affecting the small bowel and colon. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jun;46(6):694-700. doi: 10.3109/00365521.2011.560680.

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“The first study to show that fecal calprotectin is equally sensitive in colonic and small bowel CD.”
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Monoclonal antibody testing for fecal calprotectin is superior to Polyclonal Testing of Fecal Calprotectin and Lactoferrin to Identify Organic Intestinal Disease in Patients with Adominal Discomfort

BÜHLMANN fCAL® ELISA Citation Burri E, Manz M., Rothen C, Rossi L,Beglinger C, Lehmann S. Monoclonal antibody testing for fecal calprotectin is superior to polyclonal testing of fecal calprotectin and lactoferrin to identify organic intestinal disease in patients with abdominal discomfort. Clinica Chimica Acta. 2013 Feb; 416: 41-47.  doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2012.11.008 Highlights from this Publication “…we demonstrated, that the
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Fecal Calprotectin: Towards a Standardized Use for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Management in Routine Practice

Value of Fecal Calprotectin in the Diagnosis of IBD: Edouard, Louis. Fecal calprotectin: towards a standardized use for inflammatory bowel disease management in routine practice. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 2015, 1–3 doi:10.1093/ecco-jcc/jju012. “…fecal calprotectin as a unique first line test would be sufficient to decide in which patient to perform further endoscopic or medical imaging
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