Spectroscopy method can Diagnose H. pylori bacteria from exhaled breath

Researchers at the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT; Espoo, Finland) have developed a prototype device that optically analyzes a patient’s exhaled breath to determine whether or not his or her stomach troubles are caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria, which are connected to upper gastrointestinal tract problems such as ulcers and gastritis.

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