Journal article

Quality of Methods Reporting in Animal Models of Colitis

Michael Bramhall, Oscar Florez-Vargas, Robert Stevens, Andy Brass, Sheena Cruickshank

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Current understanding of the onset of inflammatory bowel diseases relies heavily on data derived from animal models of colitis. However, the omission of information concerning the method used makes the interpretation of studies difficult or impossible. We assessed the current quality of methods reporting in 4 animal models of colitis that are used to inform clinical research into inflammatory bowel disease: dextran sulfate sodium, interleukin-10, CD45RB T cell transfer, and 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS). METHODS: We performed a systematic review based on PRISMA guidelines, using a PubMed search (2000-2014) to obtain publications that used a microarray to describe gen..

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