HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Simple breath test may replace endoscopy

A simple breath test for detecting H pylori infection is as effective and safe as endoscopy and is less uncomfortable and distressing for the patient, conclude researchers in this weeks BMJ.

The study involved 708 patients with indigestion who had been referred to hospital for endoscopic investigation (examining the stomach using a tube-like viewing instrument).

A total of 356 patients received a non-invasive breath test for H pylori and 352 received endoscopy plus H pylori testing. Patients were also asked to score the degree of discomfort or distress caused by their test, and whether they would have the same test again.

After 12 months, non-invasive testing for H pylori was as effective and as safe as endoscopy. Furthermore, it was as reassuring to the patient as endoscopy, less uncomfortable and distressing, and substantially cheaper than endoscopy.

For these reasons, non-invasive H pylori testing seems to be the preferred investigation for patients with uncomplicated dyspepsia, conclude the authors.


'"/>

Contact: Emma Wilkinson
ewilkinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
25-Apr-2002


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Simple intervention encourages sun protection behaviors
2. Simple blood test may help to predict cardiovascular risk in older women
3. Simple question from your doctor can help identify your risk for breast cancer
4. Simple treatment could prevent many child malaria deaths
5. Simpler blood thinning medication effective for preventing blood clots and stroke
6. Simpler alphabet guidelines for treating acute coronary syndrome reduce risk
7. Simple sputum test for confirmation of childhood tuberculosis
8. Simple intervention nearly eliminates catheter-related bloodstream infections
9. Simple interventions for accident and emergency patients could help reduce excessive drinking
10. Simple tests could signal and prevent heart disease in women, says Pittsburgh researcher
11. Simpler, cheaper way to make and fit prosthetics developed

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/26/2017)... ... , ... An inventor from Salisbury, N.C., knows the difficulties involved with leech ... dignified way to keep leeches in place during therapy," she said. "That’s why I ... effective way to keep a leech in place on the skin during therapy. It ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Written By: Ashley D. Beall, MD, FACR ... therapy for patients living with relapsing and primary multiple sclerosis that can significantly ... therapy that has been proven to significantly reduce signs of disease activity and ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... Talent Management Solutions as part of their continued efforts to provide innovative offerings ... develop the best IT resources and build dynamic, high-performing teams to address healthcare ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... 26, 2017 , ... It may be hard to imagine that the basic ... the third world. Diseases that many developed countries consider rare or eradicated, like measles, ... to vaccines. , On an upcoming segment of "Success Files", actor Rob Lowe will ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... (ISPE) will host its 2017 Process Validation and Process Validation Statistics ... comprehensive solutions to process validation lifecycle challenges faced by process validation professionals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/21/2017)... 21, 2017  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ... review of its manufacturing network, the Company will be ... in Huntsville, Alabama . The closure ... the next 12 to 18 months. The ... volumes of commoditized products and these restructuring actions are ...
(Date:7/19/2017)... , July 19, 2017  Mako Medical Laboratories partnered ... the Military Family Assistance Fund (MFA) to bring 140 ... to visit with their families one last time before ... coordinate the travel and logistics needed for these soldiers. ... soldiers and their families. We just wish we could ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) will announce its ... its senior management team will host a conference call and webcast ... The dial-in number to access the call is U.S./ ... passcode is 45397076. Please dial in 10 minutes prior to the ... replay of the call will be available from August 8, 2017 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: