2018

Real-Time Monitoring of Tricarboxylic Acid Metabolites in Exhaled Breath

Real-Time Monitoring of Tricarboxylic Acid Metabolites in Exhaled Breath

A.Tejero Rioseras, K.D. Singh, N. Nowak, M. T. Gaugg, T. Bruderer, R. Zenobi, P. M-L Sinues

The tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle is one of the most important metabolic pathway for cellular respiration in aerobic organisms. It provides and collects intermediates for many other interconnecting pathways and acts as a hub connecting metabolism of carbohydrates, fatty acids, and amino acids.

Real-time exhaled breath analysis in patients with cystic fibrosis and controls

Real-time exhaled breath analysis in patients with cystic fibrosis and controls

T. Gaisl, L. Bregy, N. Stebler, M. T. Gaugg, T. Bruderer, D. García-Gómez, A, Moeller,  F. Singer,  E. I.  Schwarz, C. Benden, P. M-L Sinues, R. Zenobi, M. Kohler

We aimed at defining profiles of volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath from patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) using a novel real-time mass spectrometry technique. In this prospective matched case-control study, 30 patients with CF, and 30 healthy control 4 subjects were matched one-to-one according to age, gender, and smoking state.

Real-time Breath Analysis by Using Secondary Nanoelectrospray Ionization Coupled to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Real-time Breath Analysis by Using Secondary Nanoelectrospray Ionization Coupled to High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Xue Li, Dan D. Huang, Rui Du, Zhi J. Zhang, Chak K. Chan, Zheng X. Huang, Zhen Zhou

Exhaled volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have aroused considerable interest, since they can serve as biomarkers for disease diagnosis and environmental exposure in a non-invasive manner. In this work, we present a protocol to characterize the exhaled VOCs in real time by using secondary nanoelectrospray ionization coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry (Sec-nanoESI-HRMS).

Translating secondary electrospray ionization–high-resolution mass spectrometry to the clinical environment

Translating secondary electrospray ionization–high-resolution mass spectrometry to the clinical environment

K. D. Singh, G. Vidal-de-Miguel, M. T.s Gaugg, A. J. Ibañez, R. Zenobi, M. Kohler, U. Frey and P. M-L Sinues

While there has been progress in making use of breath tests to guide clinical decision making, the full potential of exhaled breath analysis still remains to be exploited. Here we summarize some of the reasons why this is the case, what we have done so far to overcome some of the existing obstacles, and our vision of how we think breath analysis will play a more prominent role …

Real-time mass spectrometric identification of metabolites characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in exhaled breath

Real-time mass spectrometric identification of metabolites characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in exhaled breath

L. Bregya, Y Nussbaumer-Ochsnerb, P. M-L Sinues, D. García-Gómez, Y. Suter, T. Gaisl, N. Stebler, M. T. Gaugg, M. Kohler, R. Zenobi

New mass spectrometry (MS) techniques analysing exhaled breath have the potential to better define airway diseases. Here, we present our work to profile the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using real-time MS, and relate this disease-specific breath profile to functional disease markers …

METHOD OF DETECTING COPD BY MASS SPECTROMETRY

METHOD OF DETECTING COPD BY MASS SPECTROMETRY

L. Bregya, D. García-Gómez, M. Kohler, Y Nussbaumer-Ochsnerb, P. M-L Sinues, Y. Suter, R. Zenobi, J. Schmitz

The present invention provides a method for determining whether a patient suffers from COPD, said method comprising the step of: a. providing at a sample comprising, or consisting of, exhaled breath of said patient to an ionization chamber of a mass spectrometer; b. simultaneously determining the presence, absence or relative concentration of at least two metabolites in said sample using …