Pyxigraphic sampling to enumerate methanogens and anaerobes in the right colon of healthy humans.

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BACKGROUND A major limitation in studying the proximal human colonic flora is the lack of suitable sampling methods. The aim of this study was (1) to describe a prototype technique, pyxigraphy, which uses swallowed capsules containing a mechanism allowing the remote control of sampling the gastrointestinal tract contents, and (2) to use this sampling method… (More)

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