European Journal of Nuclear Medicine

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 122–125 | Cite as

The relationship betweenHelicobacter pylori infection and gastric emptying in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus

  • Chia-Hung Kao
  • Dah-You Pan
  • Shyh-Jen Wang
  • Gran-Hum Chen
Original Article

Abstract

Forty-four patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) were included in this study. Radionuclide-labelled solid meals were used to calculate gastric emptying times (GETS). The carbon-14 urea breath test (14C-UBT) was used to diagnoseHelicobacter pylori (HP) infection. The patients were separated into groups according to the following two criteria: (1) HP infection was diagnosed on the basis of a14C-UBT value of ≥1.5; (2) the GET was defined as abnormal when it was ≥117.1 min. The results showed that 61% (27/44) of the NIDDM patients had an HP infection, and 59% (26/44) had an abnormal GET. The incidence of abnormal GET in positive14C-UBT patients (62%) was higher than that in negative14C-UBT patients (56%). Similarly, the incidence of positive14C-UBT in abnormal GET cases (62%) was higher than that in normal GET cases (56%). However, according to chi-square tests the differences were not significant. In conclusion, no significant relationship between HP infection and GET was found in patients with NIDDM.

Key words

Non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus Helicobacter pylori Carbon-14 urea breath test Gastric emptying 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chia-Hung Kao
    • 1
  • Dah-You Pan
    • 2
  • Shyh-Jen Wang
    • 1
  • Gran-Hum Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineTaichung Veterans General HospitalTaichungTaiwan, Republic of China
  2. 2.Division of GastroenterologyTaichung Veterans General HospitalTaichungTaiwan, Republic of China

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