09 May PREVALENCE OF SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL SYMPTOMS.
Great article that reviews the prevalence of SIBO and discusses the value of using the hydrogen breath test to detect SIBO, and the importance of testing for both hydrogen and methane gas. Full text of article available for free.
In the study of people with gastrointestinal symptoms the results indicated a significant prevalence of small intestine bacterial overgrowth in the Hydrogen test and in the test of exhaled hydrogen and methane (56% and 64% respectively) , and higher prevalence in females. It found further that methane gas was alone responsible for positivity in 18% of patients.
REF: Arq Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb 23:0.