Effect of octreotide on mouth-to-caecum transit time in healthy subjects and in the irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{ODonnell1990EffectOO,
  title={Effect of octreotide on mouth-to-caecum transit time in healthy subjects and in the irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={LukeJ. D. O'Donnell and A J M Watson and David Young Cameron and M. Farthing},
  journal={Alimentary pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={1990},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={
          177-81
        }
}
The effect of a single subcutaneous injection of octreotide (50 micrograms) on mouth-to-caecum transit time was determined in patients with the irritable bowel syndrome who complained of bowel frequency, and in healthy volunteers. The assessment of mouth-to-caecum transit time was performed by monitoring breath hydrogen concentration and noting a sustained 10 p.p.m. rise after ingestion of lactulose 40 ml. Measurements were performed fasting, and on a separate day, after a standard breakfast… CONTINUE READING
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