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Breath Analysis in Real Time by Mass Spectrometry in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Breath Analysis in Real Time by Mass Spectrometry in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

P. M-L Sinues, L. Meier, C. Berchtold, M.Ivanov, N. Sievi, G. Camen, M. Kohler, R. Zenobi

Background: It has been suggested that exhaled breath contains relevant information on health status. Objectives: We hypothesized that a novel mass spectrometry (MS) technique to analyze breath in real time could be useful to differentiate breathprints from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and controls (smokers and nonsmokers) …