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Real-time breath analysis reveals specific metabolic signatures of COPD exacerbations

Real-time breath analysis reveals specific metabolic signatures of COPD exacerbations

Martin Thomas Gaugg, Yvonne Nussbaumer-Ochsner, Lukas Bregy, Anna Engler, Nina Steblr, Thomas Gaisl, Tobias Bruderer, Nora Nowak, Pablo ML Sinues, Renato Zenobi and Malcolm Kohler,

Background
Exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are defined by acute worsening of respiratory symptoms leading to a change in therapy.

Analysis of the Exhalome A Diagnostic Tool of the Future

Analysis of the Exhalome A Diagnostic Tool of the Future

P. M-L Sinues, R. Zenobi, M. Kohler

Investigations on breath analysis have provided preliminary data on its potential in the noninvasive diagnosis of lung diseases. Although the conventional comparisons of exhaled breath in study populations (ie, diseased vs healthy) may help to identify patients with various lung diseases, we believe that the analysis of exhaled breath holds promise beyond this scenario …