La diagnosi di contaminazione batterica del tenue mediante il test respiratorio con 1 g di [14C] xilosio in varie patologie gastrointestinali.

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnosis of bacterial contamination of the small intestine using the 1 g [14C] xylose breath test in various gastrointestinal diseases

G. Galatola, M. Grosso, A. Barlotta, R. Ferraris, L. Rovera, M. Ariano, F. Cottino, M. De La Pierre

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The prevalence of the small intestine bacterial overgrowth syndrome has been assessed in 109 in-patients affected by various gastrointestinal disorders using the 1 g [14C]-xylose breath test; 18 healthy subjects acted as a control group: none of them showed abnormal results (100% specificity). None of 14 patients with colonic disease had abnormal results, whereas in 44 patients with ileal diseases the test was positive in 12% to 39% of the cases. Abnormal results were found in 46% of patients who underwent partial gastric resection greater than 20 years before, 29% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome without diarrhoea (faecal wet weight less than or equal to 600 g/72 h), 56% of those with diarrhoea of obscure origin, and 25% of celiac patients. Eight out of 8 patients with altered results showed normalization of the test after antibiotic therapy. Despite its high diagnostic value in the setting of clinical research, the 1 g [14C]-xylose breath test cannot as yet be proposed as a routine investigation.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)169-175
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
Volume37
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1991

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Breath Tests
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Xylose
Small Intestine
Diarrhea
Blind Loop Syndrome
Ileal Diseases
Colonic Diseases
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Abdomen
Stomach
Healthy Volunteers
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Weights and Measures
Control Groups
Research

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La diagnosi di contaminazione batterica del tenue mediante il test respiratorio con 1 g di [14C] xilosio in varie patologie gastrointestinali. / Galatola, G.; Grosso, M.; Barlotta, A.; Ferraris, R.; Rovera, L.; Ariano, M.; Cottino, F.; De La Pierre, M.

In: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica, Vol. 37, No. 3, 07.1991, p. 169-175.

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Galatola, G, Grosso, M, Barlotta, A, Ferraris, R, Rovera, L, Ariano, M, Cottino, F & De La Pierre, M 1991, 'La diagnosi di contaminazione batterica del tenue mediante il test respiratorio con 1 g di [14C] xilosio in varie patologie gastrointestinali.', Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 169-175.
Galatola, G. ; Grosso, M. ; Barlotta, A. ; Ferraris, R. ; Rovera, L. ; Ariano, M. ; Cottino, F. ; De La Pierre, M. / La diagnosi di contaminazione batterica del tenue mediante il test respiratorio con 1 g di [14C] xilosio in varie patologie gastrointestinali. In: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica. 1991 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 169-175.
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