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P614 The utility as a biomarker of faecal calprotectin for predicting the clinical outcome of granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis treatment in patients with ulcerative colitis

N UenoY MurakamiT IwamaT SasakiT KunogiK TakahashiK TanakaK AndoS KashimaY InabaK MoriichiH TanabeM TaruishiM FujiyaT Okumura, Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis, Volume 13, Issue Supplement_1, March 2019

Fcal is considered to be a useful and objective predictor of the efficacy of GMA treatment in UC patients and superior to symptomatic scores and blood parameters

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Faecal calprotectin level for assessing endoscopic activity and predicting future clinical course in patients with moderately active ulcerative colitis undergoing granulomonocytapheresis: a prospective cohort study

Takahiro Shimoyama 1Takayuki Yamamoto 2Satoru Umegae 1Koichi Matsumoto 1 , BMC Gastroenterol. 2018 Aug 1;18(1):120.

Our findings indicate that FC is a relevant biomarker, which is convenient to measure for assessing endoscopic activity and predicting relapse in patients who achieve remission following a course of GMA therapy.

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