Measurement of small intestinal transit time in children.

@article{Murphy1988MeasurementOS,
  title={Measurement of small intestinal transit time in children.},
  author={Maryam Murphy and Retecher Nelson and EdmundJ. Eastham},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1988},
  volume={77 6},
  pages={
          802-6
        }
}
The lactulose hydrogen breath-test provides a non-invasive measure of mouth to caecum transit-time. Its use, particularly in children has not been thoroughly investigated. We have studied the effects on transit time of altering the lactulose concentration of the test solution, and of administering it in a liquid nutrient preparation. Concentration markedly affected transit-time; studies with an isotonic solution may be least affected by delayed gastric emptying, and so may reflect small bowel… CONTINUE READING
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