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Exhaled Biomarkers

Exhaled Biomarkers

Product Code: ERM49-NMEM-26041
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    Edited by I. Horvath and J.C. de Jongste
    Exhaled air contains numerous substances, often in extremely low concentrations. The development of sensitive detection techniques has made it possible to examine the composition of exhaled air in relation to a variety of airway diseases and other disorders. In this Monograph, an overview of current cutting-edge breath analysis techniques and their clinical applications is provided for the clinician. The various contributions give a fascinating perspective of a future where new, highly sensitive methodologies will enable clinicians to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of diseases merely by taking the patient's breath.

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    Contents list
    1. Basic aspects of exhaled nitric oxide
    2. Exhaled nitric oxide in asthma
    3. Exhaled nitric oxide in respiratory diseases other than asthma
    4. Exhaled nitric oxide in infants: a marker of inflammation?
    5. Nasal nitric oxide
    6. Exhaled carbon monoxide: mechanisms and clinical applications
    7. Methodological issues of sample collection and analysis of exhaled breath
    8. Interpretation of exhaled volatile organic compounds
    9. Exhaled volatile organic compounds as biomarkers for respiratory diseases
    10. Exhaled volatile organic compounds in nonrespiratory diseases
    11. Exhaled breath condensate sample collection: standards and open issues
    12. Exhaled breath condensate: hydrogen peroxide
    13. Exhaled breath condensate pH
    14. Exhaled breath condensate: adenosine, ATP and other purines
    15. Exhaled breath condensate: 8-isoprostane and eicosanoids
    16. Exhaled breath condensate: nitric oxide-related compounds
    17. Interleukins and other proteins
    18. Exhaled breath condensate: metabolomics
    19. Future perspectives on exhaled biomarkers
    20. Summary and future developments

    ISBN: 978-1-84984-004-0

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