Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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August 8, 2014

Mesalamine Dose May Lower Marker of Bowel Inflammation

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

Edward Loftus Jr., M. D., discusses a recent article published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology looking at the ability of a drug to drive down calprotectin, a marker of bowel inflammation, in ulcerative colitis patients. This protein can be measured in stool, which gives physicians a proxy of how much inflammation is occurring in the bowel. […]

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Tags: bowel inflammation, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Edward Loftus, mesalamine, ulcerative colitis


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