13C-mixed triglyceride breath test to assess oral enzyme substitution therapy in patients with chronic pancreatitis.

@article{DomnguezMuoz200713CmixedTB,
  title={13C-mixed triglyceride breath test to assess oral enzyme substitution therapy in patients with chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Juan Enrique Dom{\'i}nguez-Mu{\~n}oz and Julio Iglesias-Garcia and Mar{\'i}a Vilari{\~n}o-Insua and Marta Iglesias-Rey},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={484-8}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Malnutrition persists in most patients with chronic pancreatitis despite an adequate clinical response to oral pancreatic enzyme substitution therapy. Our aims were to analyze the accuracy of the 13C-mixed triglyceride breath test as a tool for evaluating the effect of enzyme therapy on fat digestion in chronic pancreatitis, and to analyze the impact of modifying the therapy according to the breath test on patients' nutritional status. METHODS The accuracy of the breath test… CONTINUE READING
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