Sensitivity and specificity of an abbreviated (13)C-mixed triglyceride breath test for measurement of pancreatic exocrine function.

@article{Keller2014SensitivityAS,
  title={Sensitivity and specificity of an abbreviated (13)C-mixed triglyceride breath test for measurement of pancreatic exocrine function.},
  author={Jutta Keller and Viola Meier and Kristina U Wolfram and Ulrich Rosien and Peter Layer},
  journal={United European gastroenterology journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={288-94}
}
BACKGROUND A modified (13)C-mixed triglyceride breath test ((13)C -MTGT) detects moderate pancreatic exocrine insufficiency noninvasively and reliably, but it requires prolonged breath sampling (6 hours (hr)). OBJECTIVE We aimed to investigate whether (13)C -MTGT can be abbreviated, to optimize clinical usability. METHODS We analyzed the (13)C-MTGT of 200 consecutive patients, retrospectively. Cumulative 1-5 hr (13)C-exhalation values were compared with the standard parameter (6-hr… CONTINUE READING
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