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The small bowel flora in individuals with cecoileal reflux.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18852949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The observation of cecoileal reflux to barium enema is not rare; however, its causes and consequences have not been widely investigated. Considering that ileocecal junction exerts a function as barrier to invasion of bacteria from colon to small bowel, it seems interesting to study the intestinal microflora in subjects carrying cecoileal reflux. AIMS: This study aims at evaluating the ileal flora in individuals with cecoileal reflux. METHODS: A group of 36 subjects comprising 30 females and 6 males with a mean age of 54 years was assessed. Twenty-five individuals with cecoileal reflux and 11 without cecoileal reflux were submitted to small intestine contamination evaluation through the breath test with lactulose-H2 and measurement of the orocecal transit time by means of alternate current biosusceptometry. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth was characterized by orocecal transit time-H2 shortening. RESULTS: Comparison of basal H2, orocecal transit time-H2 and orocecal transit time-alternate current biosusceptometry measurements did not statistically differ between the groups with and without cecoileal reflux. Orocecal transit time-H2 was significantly smaller than orocecal transit time-alternate current biosusceptometry, particularly in individuals with cecoileal reflux. A significant correlation between the two methods was observed only in relation to control, not existing in relation to cecoileal reflux group. CONCLUSIONS: Smaller orocecal transit time-H2 and the loss of correlation with orocecal transit time-alternate current biosusceptometry observed in the individuals with cecoileal reflux suggest a differentiated behavior for such group relative to control, which could be associated with small intestine bacterial overgrowth.
Authors:
Wellington Monteiro Machado; José Ricardo Arruda Miranda; José Morceli; Carlos Roberto Padovani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arquivos de gastroenterologia     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1678-4219     ISO Abbreviation:  Arq Gastroenterol     Publication Date:    2008 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-14     Completed Date:  2009-08-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15310600R     Medline TA:  Arq Gastroenterol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, Paulista State University, UNESP, Botucatu, SP, Brazil. wmachado@fmb.unesp.br
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Bacteria / growth & development*
Breath Tests / methods
Case-Control Studies
Female
Gastrointestinal Transit / physiology*
Humans
Ileocecal Valve / microbiology,  physiopathology
Intestine, Small / microbiology*,  physiopathology
Male
Middle Aged
Young Adult

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