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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 3 Comparisons of RRs (%dose/h) from 1-h PBT between macrocytic and normocytic patients.

 10 min42.08±23.0740.38±19.280.795
 20 min41.82±11.4550.07±13.470.026*
 30 min37.82±5.3243.93±9.290.003*
 40 min32.95±5.6536.88±9.260.056
 50 min28.15±4.3630.87±7.860.102
 60 min29.93±21.7326.68±7.290.566
 10 min40.55±22.9034.68±16.960.411
 20 min41.49±10.9844.12±12.470.500
 30 min37.36±5.5541.9±9.530.068
 40 min32.25±5.1636.24±10.610.123
 50 min27.86±4.3930.59±8.880.207
 60 min30.35±23.2426.77±8.470.586
 10 min52.81±30.0548.77±19.880.881
 20 min44.15±19.6258.83±9.740.479
 30 min41.06±0.3646.93±8.300.010*
 40 min37.84±8.7937.82±700.998
 50 min30.2±5.0131.27±6.330.817
 60 min26.99±6.5426.56±5.340.941
Means and standard deviations are listed. Macrocytosis was defined as mean corpuscular volume >100 fL.
PBT – C-propionate breath test; RR – C recovery rate.

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