Q&A: New breath test adds hydrogen sulfide to better understand the microbiome in patients

Recently, the small intestine bacterial overgrowth breath test was launched by Cedars-Sinai to diagnose small intestine bacterial overgrowth related to irritable bowel syndrome.Healio Gastroenterology spoke with Mark Pimentel, MD, executive director of the medically associated science and technology (MAST) program at Cedars-Sinai, on how GIs can use the breath test and what this new device means for patient care.Healio: How do general GIs use the SIBO breath test?Pimentel: Diagnosis of small intestine bacterial overgrowth is quite common and has become better recognized in the last 10 or soRead More

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