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Fecal calprotectin performs best for diagnosing children with IBD symptoms

August 15, 2017

Among common laboratory markers used in the diagnostic workup of children with symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease in hospital settings, fecal calprotectin improved diagnostic accuracy the most, and reduced the number of patients for whom clinical decision making is most difficult, according to the results of a meta-analysis.

All blood markers also individually improved the diagnosis of pediatric IBD when added to the evaluation of signs and symptoms, investigators noted.

In the Journals

Pediatric liver transplants require improved allocation, prioritization

August 15, 2017
Results of a retrospective study showed that pediatric patients awaiting liver transplantation who died or were delisted received a median of one pediatric liver offer…

Yemen cholera outbreak hits 500,000 cases

August 14, 2017
Amid a collapsing health system and bloody civil war, the cholera outbreak in Yemen hit 500,000 cases over the weekend as millions of people remain without access to…
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Alaskan vaccination program nearly eliminates Hepatitis A

August 9, 2017
Universal vaccination has nearly eliminated hepatitis A among all age groups in Alaska, according to a study presented at the World Indigenous Peoples’ Conference…
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Pediatric IBS: An Overview on Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Pediatric Annals, April 2014, Volume 43 Issue 4
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder in children and adults. The pathogenesis and pathophysiology of IBS…
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Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Functional gastrointestinal disorders in children have been well-recognized for some time, since pioneering work by…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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Hepatitis alphabet soup: Prevention and treatment of hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E

November 21, 2013
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