A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Tests for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

@article{Khoshini2007ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review of Diagnostic Tests for Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth},
  author={Reza Khoshini and Sun-Chuan Dai and Sheila D Lezcano and Mark Pimentel},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2007},
  volume={53},
  pages={1443-1454}
}
Background A growing number of studies seem to suggest that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common clinical problem. Although various techniques are available to make this diagnosis, tradition has accepted small bowel aspirate (>105 cfu/ml) as a gold standard. In this systematic review, the validity of culture and other diagnostic testing for SIBO is evaluated. Methods We performed a systematic review of the literature from 1966 to present using electronic databases (PubMed… CONTINUE READING