open access

Vol 4, No 2 (2001)
Short communications
Published online: 2001-07-23
Submitted: 2012-01-23
Get Citation

14 C-urea breath test in the detection of Helicobacter pylori infection

Vera M. Artiko, Milorad Petrović, Vladimir Obradović, Nebojśa Petrović, Djordjije Śaranović, Aleksandar Milovanowić, Marina Vlajković
Nucl. Med. Rev 2001;4(2):101-104.

open access

Vol 4, No 2 (2001)
Short communications
Published online: 2001-07-23
Submitted: 2012-01-23

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection is supposed to be one of the major causes of digestive and other diseases. Among a lot of invasive and non-invasive methods for its detection, none is ideal. The aim is an assessment of the Helicobacter pylori infection in the stomach using breath test and comparison to other diagnostic methods, as well as following up the effects of therapy. In 17 patients with digestive discomfort, breath test, rapid ure- ase test and histology were performed, while in 47 patients with proven HP infection the effect of therapy was followed up using breath test and clinical findings. Breath test was performed af- ter per oral administration of the capsule of 14 C urea (37 kBq). Findings of the breath and urease tests were in accordance in 14/ /17 patients (83%) while breath test and histology in 16/17 patients (94%). During follow-up of the therapeutic effects, breath test and clinical findings were in accordance in 43/47 patients (98%). Breath test can be useful in diagnosis but is a method of choice in following up the patients after therapy for H. pylori infection, because it is non-invasive, fast and precise.

Abstract

Helicobacter pylori infection is supposed to be one of the major causes of digestive and other diseases. Among a lot of invasive and non-invasive methods for its detection, none is ideal. The aim is an assessment of the Helicobacter pylori infection in the stomach using breath test and comparison to other diagnostic methods, as well as following up the effects of therapy. In 17 patients with digestive discomfort, breath test, rapid ure- ase test and histology were performed, while in 47 patients with proven HP infection the effect of therapy was followed up using breath test and clinical findings. Breath test was performed af- ter per oral administration of the capsule of 14 C urea (37 kBq). Findings of the breath and urease tests were in accordance in 14/ /17 patients (83%) while breath test and histology in 16/17 patients (94%). During follow-up of the therapeutic effects, breath test and clinical findings were in accordance in 43/47 patients (98%). Breath test can be useful in diagnosis but is a method of choice in following up the patients after therapy for H. pylori infection, because it is non-invasive, fast and precise.
Get Citation

Keywords

Helicobacter pylori; breath test; 14C-urea

About this article
Title

14 C-urea breath test in the detection of Helicobacter pylori infection

Journal

Nuclear Medicine Review

Issue

Vol 4, No 2 (2001)

Pages

101-104

Published online

2001-07-23

Bibliographic record

Nucl. Med. Rev 2001;4(2):101-104.

Keywords

Helicobacter pylori
breath test
14C-urea

Authors

Vera M. Artiko
Milorad Petrović
Vladimir Obradović
Nebojśa Petrović
Djordjije Śaranović
Aleksandar Milovanowić
Marina Vlajković

Important: This website uses cookies. More >>

The cookies allow us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. They remembering whether you've visited the site before, so that you remain logged in - or to help us work out how many new website visitors we get each month. Most internet browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can change the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer.

By "Via Medica sp. z o.o." sp.k., Świętokrzyska 73 street, 80–180 Gdańsk, Poland

tel.:+48 58 320 94 94, faks:+48 58 320 94 60, e-mail: viamedica@viamedica.pl