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08 May 2023: Clinical Research

Evaluation of the One-Hour C-Propionate Breath Test in 49 Patients from a Single Center in Japan to Detect Vitamin B Deficiency

Yosuke Sasaki ABCDEFG* , Takahiro Sato BDF , Tadashi Maeda BDFG , Fumiya Komatsu BCD , Naoyuki Kawagoe BC , Tsunehiko Imai ACDF , Tomoyuki Shigeta BF , Naoyasu Kashima B , Yoshihisa Urita ABDFG

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.940238

Med Sci Monit 2023; 29:e940238

Table 2 Comparisons of RRs (%dose/h) from 1-h PBT between patients with normal and low serum VB12 levels.

TimeVB12 deficiencyNormalP-value
 10 min37.49±20.1242.51±19.760.365
 20 min46.63±16.2348.34±11.510.365
 30 min42.71±1042.14±8.140.824
 40 min36.91±7.6335.38±8.920.495
 50 min31.42±7.6929.52±6.710.351
 60 min27.55±7.8127.52±14.530.992
 10 min31.41±15.4240.17±20.000.126
 20 min40.85±13.9744.81±10.040.126
 30 min40.06±9.3140.73±8.170.816
 40 min36.23±8.4034.29±9.490.503
 50 min31.29±8.6928.76±6.670.341
 60 min27.67±8.9228.13±17.610.912
 10 min55.71±23.1946.87±19.250.473
 20 min63.97±8.2054.9±11.500.473
 30 min50.69±8.1244.74±7.700.199
 40 min38.95±4.7737.42±7.650.615
 50 min31.84±4.0430.91±6.790.724
 60 min27.2±3.3526.4±5.900.718
VB deficiency was defined as serum VB level

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