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Differentiation of functional gastrointestinal disorders from healthy volunteers by lactulose hydrogen breath test and test meal.

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Summary of "Differentiation of functional gastrointestinal disorders from healthy volunteers by lactulose hydrogen breath test and test meal."

Functional dyspepsia (FD) is a common disorder of gut-brain interaction with incompletely understood pathophysiology. Consequently, heterogeneous expert opinions on diagnostic tests and assessment of treatment efficacies exist. So far, no consensus about the most relevant diagnostic and outcome tool has been reached. In this study, we aimed to analyze the significance of a combined lactulose hydrogen breath test (LHBT) and liquid meal, yet representing a standardized test in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), in FD.

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Name: Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology
ISSN: 1440-1746
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