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13C-breath tests: current state of the art and future directions.

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13C-breath tests provide a non-invasive diagnostic method with high patient acceptance. In vivo, human and also bacterial enzyme activities, organ functions and transport processes can be assessed semiquantitatively using breath tests. As the samples can directly be analysed using non-dispersive isotope selective infrared spectrometers or sent to analytical centres by normal mail breath tests can be easily performed also in primary care settings. The 13C-urea breath test which detects a Helic...

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10.1016/j.dld.2007.06.012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Role:
Author
Journal:
Digestive and liver disease : official journal of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver
Volume:
39
Issue:
9
Pages:
795-805
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
1878-3562
ISSN:
1590-8658
URN:
uuid:8d56a26b-d1ec-4012-a427-b20bc4106db5
Source identifiers:
241634
Local pid:
pubs:241634

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