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2007-02-22 12:00:52

By Cao, Wenqing; Duan, Yixiang Due to the great potentials in clinical diagnosis, disease state monitoring, and environmental exposure assessment, the breath test is becoming one of the most desirable noninvasive procedures for clinical diagnostics. This article reviews the technical aspects of breath analysis including sample collection, analyte preconcentration, vapor desorption, and various measurement techniques, as well as some recent developments in the field. Because the exhaled...

2007-01-22 09:00:54

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Meretek Diagnostics, manufacturer of the BreathTek(TM) UBT kit for the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), will be exhibiting at the PriMed Southwest show January 25-27, 2007, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Meretek is demonstrating its BreathTek(TM) UBT (urea breath test) in booth #350. BreathTek(TM) UBT tests for active H. pylori infection, which is commonly associated with peptic ulcers. It can be administered...

2006-12-19 18:01:02

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Meretek Diagnostics announced today that effective January 1, 2007, its BreathTek(TM) UBT (urea breath test) kit for the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) will be entitled to a more favorable Medicare reimbursement rate in Georgia. The 2007 Medicare Part B clinical laboratory fee schedule for Georgia raises reimbursement for the analysis of the UBT C13 Test (CPT code 83013). "This effectively opens up the Georgia UBT market for...

2004-11-26 03:00:11

Abstract Background Helicobacter pylori may have major implications for patients' wellbeing and future health. If a patient is found to be H. pylori positive it is important that the infection is eradicated because of the risk of associated peptic ulcers and gastric cancers. There are, however, great demands on NHS gastroenterology and endoscopy services and following the introduction of recent guidelines for dyspepsia some of these issues may be addressed. The literature suggests that a...


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2011-04-15 15:38:47

Helicobacter pylori is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, particularly the antrum. It causes low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is linked to gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Out of those infected, 80%, are asymptomatic. It was initially named Campyloacter pyloridis and then renamed C. pylori to correct the Latin grammar error. It was later placed in the genus, Helicobacter. Over 50% of the population has H. pylori in...

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