- Surreptitious abuse of magnesium laxatives as a cause of chronic diarrhoeaA Duncan
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Infirmary, North Glasgow University Hospitals NHS Trust, Glasgow, UK
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 13:599-601. 2001..We would like to increase the awareness of surreptitious magnesium laxative abuse as a cause of chronic diarrhoea so that costly and unnecessary investigations may be minimized...
- A review of the quality of gastrointestinal investigations performed in UK laboratoriesAndrew Duncan
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF, UK
Ann Clin Biochem 44:145-58. 2007..Subsequently, several clinical guidelines have been developed and external quality assessment schemes introduced. This survey was performed to assess whether earlier deficiencies have been addressed...
- Faecal calprotectin in the assessment of Crohn's disease activityD R Gaya
Department of Gastroenterology, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK
QJM 98:435-41. 2005..Calprotectin is a calcium-binding protein abundant in neutrophil cytosol, and extremely stable in faeces. Faecal calprotectin (FC) is an excellent surrogate marker of neutrophil influx into the bowel lumen...