Studies of 13C-urea breath test for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients after partial gastrectomy.

@article{Kubota2002StudiesO1,
  title={Studies of 13C-urea breath test for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in patients after partial gastrectomy.},
  author={Keisuke Kubota and Shouji Shimoyama and Nobuyuki Shimizu and Chiaki Noguchi and Ken-ichi Mafune and Michio Kaminishi and Tsuyoshi Tange},
  journal={Digestion},
  year={2002},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={82-6}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS Many of the reports on the diagnostic efficacy of the 13C-urea breath test (13C-UBT) for the detection of Helicobacter pylori in the residual stomach have shown negative results. We conducted an evaluation to establish a standardized protocol and an appropriate cutoff value for 13C-UBT in partial gastrectomy patients. METHODS Forty-two patients undergoing partial gastrectomy were included. Three gastric biopsies from the anastomotic site and mid-to-high body were taken at… CONTINUE READING