Gastric emptying measurement of liquid nutrients using the 13C-octanoate breath test in critically ill patients: a comparison with scintigraphy

Scintigraphy is considered the most accurate technique for the measurement of gastric emptying (GE) but, for patients in the intensive care unit, it is technically demanding, involves radiation and can interfere with care. The 13C-octanoate breath test (13C-OBT) is a simple, non-invasive technique that does not involve radiation exposure. To evaluate the… (More)