Plasma citrulline concentration: a reliable marker of small bowel absorptive capacity independent of intestinal inflammation

Cinzia Papadia, Roy A Sherwood, Chrysostomos Kalantzis, Katharina Wallis, Umberto Volta, Erica Fiorini, Alastair Forbes

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Postabsorptive plasma citrulline concentration has been proposed as a reliable marker of small bowel absorptive capacity in short bowel patients. The aim of this study was to address the potentially confounding impact of intestinal inflammation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1474-82
Number of pages9
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007


  • Administration, Oral
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Albumins
  • Biological Markers
  • Blood Sedimentation
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid
  • Citrulline
  • Drug Combinations
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Intestinal Absorption
  • Lactulose
  • Laparotomy
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Platelet Count
  • Prognosis
  • ROC Curve
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Rhamnose
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Xylose

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