Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: duodenal aspiration vs glucose breath test.

@article{Erdoan2015SmallIB,
  title={Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: duodenal aspiration vs glucose breath test.},
  author={Aşkin Erdoğan and Satish S C Rao and David Gulley and Charles Jacobs and Ying Ying Lee and Christopher Badger},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          481-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) remains challenging. Our aim was to examine the diagnostic yield of duodenal aspiration/culture and glucose breath test (GBT), and effects of gender, race and demographics on prevalence of SIBO. METHODS Patients with unexplained gas, bloating and diarrhea and negative endoscopy, imaging and blood tests were prospectively enrolled in two centers in USA. Randomly, within 1 week each patient underwent both duodenal… CONTINUE READING
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