An Analytical Pill
Measuring gaseous biomarkers to help diagnose and monitor gut disorders
Michael Schubert | | Quick Read
Digestive disorders are common, and their symptoms are often incontrovertible – certainly to the tens of millions of patients worldwide who suffer from them. Diagnosis, however, is rarely so clear, which is why nearly one-third of all patients with gut disorders are unable to put a name to their condition. But a new device – an electronic capsule that can measure gaseous biomarkers and transmit the information wirelessly to waiting physicians (1) – may improve upon the accuracy of existing tests.
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