Methodology and Indications of H2‐Breath Testing in Gastrointestinal Diseases: the Rome Consensus Conference

@article{Gasbarrini2009MethodologyAI,
  title={Methodology and Indications of H2‐Breath Testing in Gastrointestinal Diseases: the Rome Consensus Conference},
  author={Antonio Gasbarrini and Gino Roberto Corazza and Giovanni Battista Gasbarrini and Massimo Montalto and Michele Di Stefano and Guido Basilisco and Andrea Parodi and Paolo Usai-Satta and Piero Vernia and Caterina Anania and Marco Astegiano and Giovanni Barbara and Luigi Benini and Patrizia Bonazzi and Gabriele Capurso and Maria Certo and Antonio Colecchia and Lucio Cuoco and Antonio di Sario and Davide Festi and Cristiano Lauritano and Emanuela Miceli and Gerardo Nardone and Francesco Perri and Piero Portincasa and Roberto Risicato and M. Sorge and Antonio Tursi},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2009},
  volume={29}
}
BACKGROUND Breath tests represent a valid and non-invasive diagnostic tool in many gastroenterological conditions. The rationale of hydrogen-breath tests is based on the concept that part of the gas produced by colonic bacterial fermentation diffuses into the blood and is excreted by breath, where it can be quantified easily. There are many differences in the methodology, and the tests are increasingly popular. AIM The Rome Consensus Conference was convened to offer recommendations for… 
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