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Table 3 Correlations between irritable bowel syndrome-like symptoms and faecal calprotectin in patients with ulcerative colitis and in control subjects

From: Patients with longstanding ulcerative colitis in remission do not have more irritable bowel syndrome-like symptoms than controls

  Ulcerative colitis in remission (n = 55) rs (p-value) Controls (n = 33) rs (p-value)
Total GSRS-IBS score 0.214 (0.124) 0.190 (0.115)
Abdominal pain 0.003 (0.985) 0.084 (0.641)
Bloating 0.140 (0.308) 0.008 (0.967)
Diarrhoea 0.380 (0.004)* 0.050 (0.782)
Constipation −0.028 (0.839) 0.142 (0.431)
Satiety 0.107 (0.443) 0.210 (0.241)
  1. *Statistically significant
  2. Ulcerative coitis in remission was defined by steroid-free clinical remission, a Mayo Score ≤ 1 on endoscopy, a fecal calprotectin ≤ 200 μg/g and no significant active inflammation on colon biopsies.
  3. GSRS-IBS Gastrointestinal symptom rating scale for irritable bowel syndrome