13C-octanoic acid breath test to study gastric emptying time

Gianluca Ianiro, Antonio Gasbarrini, Veronica Ojetti, Franco Scaldaferri, Loris Riccardo Lopetuso, Lucrezia Laterza, Viviana Gerardi, Valentina Petito, Andrea Poscia

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Digestion is a complex process regulated by several factors. Among these, one of the most important is the time of gastric emptying. A delayed gastric emptying time can be caused by several factors and can generate considerable discomfort in humans. It ranges from mild to real debilitating disorders. Until now, different tests are suggested to study the gastric emptying time. The present review presents the mayor cause and the main symptoms linked to delayed gastric emptying and will focus on the (13)C-octanoid acid breath test, as a good candidate for studying solid gastric emptying time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume17 Suppl 2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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