Diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with cirrhosis of the liver: poor performance of the glucose breath hydrogen test.

@article{Bauer2000DiagnosisOS,
  title={Diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with cirrhosis of the liver: poor performance of the glucose breath hydrogen test.},
  author={Tilman Martin Bauer and Henning Schwacha and Bernhard Steinbr{\"u}ckner and Folke E Brinkmann and Anette K Ditzen and Manfred Kist and H. E. Blum},
  journal={Journal of hepatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={382-6}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is known to occur in association with cirrhosis of the liver and studies are needed to assess its pathophysiological role. The glucose breath hydrogen test as an indirect test for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth has been applied to patients with cirrhosis but has not yet been validated against quantitative culture of jejunal secretion in this particular patient population. METHODS Forty patients with cirrhosis underwent glucose… CONTINUE READING