News in brief: Coeliac diagnosis confirmed without  biopsies; US gastroenterology groups advise CRC screening from 45; ‘Grow your own’ rural medical workforce

Coeliac diagnosis confirmed without  biopsies Diagnosis of coeliac disease can be confirmed without the need for duodenal biopsies by using a high threshold level of anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody (aTTG), Canadian researchers say. In a retrospective study of 440 adult patients with positive aTTG titres they sought to define a level of aTTG for which histology ...

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