Taha A. Mohamad

College of Medicine, University of Sulaimani,


, Iraq


  • Original Article   
    Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Lactose Malabsorption in Iraqi Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Author(s): Trifa A. Mahmood*, Dana T. Gharib, Heero I. Faraj and Taha A. Mohamad

    Background and objectives: This prospective study aimed to assess the benefits of glucose and lactose hydrogen breath tests (GHBT and Lactose HBT) on the diagnosis of respectively small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and lactose malabsorption in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and also efficacy evolution of te Rifaximin in the treatment of SIBO. Materials and Methods: It was cross-sectional study with treatment and follow-up of diagnosed cases. From January 2017 to December 2018, 74 patients with IBS who visited the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Center and were diagnosed based on Rome IV criteria were studied. Patients underwent both GHBT and Lactose HBT by portable LactoFAN2. IBS symptoms severity score (IBS-SSS) was used to assess their symptoms before and after the treatment. Positive GHBT patien.. Read More»

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