Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal


Archives   1998

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   10,  Number   3

TITLE:   Orocaecal transit time measured by breath hydrogen test in pre-school children.
AUTHOR:   Myo Khin; Tin Oo; Htain Win; Thein Win Nyunt; Kyaw Hla, S; Thein Thein Myint
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 1998; 10(3): 112-116
ABSTRACT:   The orocaecal transit time (OCTT) was measured in 90 healthy children aged 1 to 5 years with the hydrogen breath test using lactulose (10 g in 10% aqueous solution) as the test meal. The re1ationships between OCTT and gender, age, malnutrition status were assessed. The OCTT for 1.5 year-old children was 90.2 ± 20.25 min (mean ± SD). There was no significant difference in mean OCTT between boys and girls (89.03 ± 15.45 vs. 91.05± 23.24). The mean OCTT of children who were still breast-fed (92.86±27.1 min) was also not different from those who were completely weaned (89.15±17.0 min). There was also no difference in OCTT between malnourished and non-malnourished children, and between age groups (1-2 y, 2-3 y, 3-4 y and 4-5 y).
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Breath Tets. Hydrogen. Gastrointestinal Transit.
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