Carbon-14 urea breath test: does it work in patients with partial gastric resection?


DEDE F. , Civen H., DANE F. , Aliustaoglu M., Turhal S., TUROĞLU H. T. , ...More

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE, vol.29, no.9, pp.786-791, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12149-015-1005-3
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.786-791

Abstract

The diagnostic value of Carbon-14 urea breath test (C-14 UBT) in the detection of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in non-operated patients has been proved. However, the efficacy of C-14 UBT in patients with partial gastric resection (PGR) has not been evaluated yet. Herein, the results of the C-14 UBT and H. pylori stool antigen test (HpSAT) in this patient group were compared with the endoscopic findings.