13C-breath tests in infancy and childhood

F. Perri, M. Van Den Driessche, M. R. Pastore, G. Veereman-Wauters

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Abstract

There is a need for reliable, reproducible and non-invasive tests for the study of gastro-intestinal and nutritional functions in pediatric practice. However, diagnostic tests are often invasive, radioactive or difficult to perform in children (e.g. liver or intestinal biopsy, dilution technique, scintigraphy, etc.). A new, non-invasive method is represented by 13C-breath tests, which are reliable diagnostic and screening tests that can direct further examination or be used for patient follow-up. The methodology and the test meals used for several breath tests, which were initially developed for adults, have been now adapted for pediatric patients as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-90
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume28
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

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Breath Tests
Routine Diagnostic Tests
Pediatrics
Indicator Dilution Techniques
Radionuclide Imaging
Meals
Biopsy
Liver

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  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Perri, F., Van Den Driessche, M., Pastore, M. R., & Veereman-Wauters, G. (2002). 13C-breath tests in infancy and childhood. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 28(2), 86-90.

13C-breath tests in infancy and childhood. / Perri, F.; Van Den Driessche, M.; Pastore, M. R.; Veereman-Wauters, G.

In: Italian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 28, No. 2, 04.2002, p. 86-90.

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Perri, F, Van Den Driessche, M, Pastore, MR & Veereman-Wauters, G 2002, ' 13C-breath tests in infancy and childhood', Italian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 86-90.
Perri F, Van Den Driessche M, Pastore MR, Veereman-Wauters G. 13C-breath tests in infancy and childhood. Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2002 Apr;28(2):86-90.
Perri, F. ; Van Den Driessche, M. ; Pastore, M. R. ; Veereman-Wauters, G. / 13C-breath tests in infancy and childhood. In: Italian Journal of Pediatrics. 2002 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 86-90.
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