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Combined oro-caecal scintigraphy and lactulose hydrogen breath testing demonstrate that breath testing detects oro-caecal transit, not small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in patients with IBS
  1. Derek Yu1,
  2. Frank Cheeseman2,
  3. Stephen Vanner1
  1. 1GI Diseases Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Stephen Vanner, GI Diseases Research Unit, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's University, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada; vanners{at}hdh.kari.net

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  • Funding SV is supported by an operating grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and a Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada research scientist award. D. Yu received a resident research award from Physician Services Incorporation (PSI) of Ontario.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Queen's University Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Funding SV is supported by an operating grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and a Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada research scientist award. D. Yu received a resident research award from Physician Services Incorporation (PSI) of Ontario.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Queen's University Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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