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:
TAG: Simple breath test may replace endoscopy

(Date:8/4/2015)... ... 04, 2015 , ... Nathan’s Famous was recently featured on NewsWatch ... large businesses making an impact in their industry. Andrew Tropeano, the host of NewsWatch ... hot dog maker now offers a 50% Reduced Fat All-Beef Frank variety and ...
(Date:8/4/2015)... , ... August 04, 2015 , ... ... Winscribe Text results have been impressive so far". , Mr Cauchois attributes ... from Winscribe's French sales partner Dicma and the healthcare technology offered by Winscribe's ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... August 04, 2015 , ... While the pace of the economic recovery since the ... clearly been on a growth trajectory for the last six years. Unemployment has dropped from ... trending at a 3.5 percent growth rate in 2014, the U.S. stock market is at ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... Zeiter’s Septic now performs septic installations ... and operated business, Zeiter’s Septic has been serving the community for over 20 ... because of their continued training and perseverance to provide their customers with new ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... August 03, 2015 , ... Code ... the T500 cable , a Bluetooth Code Reader accessory that enables a wireless ... products. The T500 helps enable a variety of barcode reading applications with iPads, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Celebrate Summer with Nathan’s Famous Original Selfie Sweepstakes 2Health News:Celebrate Summer with Nathan’s Famous Original Selfie Sweepstakes 3Health News:The Oscar Lambret Center (France) Completes First Stage Of Winscribe Text Rollout 2Health News:The Oscar Lambret Center (France) Completes First Stage Of Winscribe Text Rollout 3Health News:The Oscar Lambret Center (France) Completes First Stage Of Winscribe Text Rollout 4Health News:Newport Board group, an Advisory Firm Serving the Middle Market, Cautions Businesses on How to Survive the Coming Recession 2Health News:Newport Board group, an Advisory Firm Serving the Middle Market, Cautions Businesses on How to Survive the Coming Recession 3Health News:Newport Board group, an Advisory Firm Serving the Middle Market, Cautions Businesses on How to Survive the Coming Recession 4Health News:Zeiter’s Septics Performs Affordable Septic Installations Throughout Livingston & Putnam Counties Effective Immediately 2Health News:Zeiter’s Septics Performs Affordable Septic Installations Throughout Livingston & Putnam Counties Effective Immediately 3Health News:Code Launches the T500, an Innovative Code Reader Accessory 2Health News:Code Launches the T500, an Innovative Code Reader Accessory 3
(Date:8/3/2015)... -- Depomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: DEPO ) ("Depomed" or the ... HZNP ) ("Horizon") announcement that it intends to request ... record date to determine the shareholders eligible to request ... will review the request when it is received. Provided ... information required under Depomed,s bylaws, the Depomed Board will, ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Cooperative ... military surgical research and top-tier universities for ... to severe wound treatments for critical-care patients ... medicine and tissue-engineered skin substitute advancements.  Biotech ... in focus are Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. ...
(Date:8/3/2015)... SINGAPORE , Aug. 3, 2015 ... Bloomberg: BIG SP; Reuters: BIOS.SI; SGX: B20), a ... today announced financial results for its first fiscal ... Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments: ... progress in improving its cost structure, driven by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 2Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 3Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 4Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 5Depomed Comments on Horizon Pharma Announcement 6Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 2Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 3Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 4Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 5Biotech Advancements Coupled with Collaborative Partnerships Focus on Developing Orphan Drug Products & Treatments for Critical-Care Patients With Severe Wound Conditions 6Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 2Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 3Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 4Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 5Biosensors Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 6
Cached News: