Analysis of exhaled breath condensate in respiratory medicine: methodological aspects and potential clinical applications.

@article{Montuschi2007AnalysisOE,
  title={Analysis of exhaled breath condensate in respiratory medicine: methodological aspects and potential clinical applications.},
  author={Paolo Montuschi},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in respiratory disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={5-23}
}
Analysis of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) is a noninvasive method for studying the composition of airway lining fluid and has the potential for assessing lung inflammation. EBC is mainly formed by water vapor, but also contains aerosol particles in which several biomolecules including leukotrienes, 8-isoprostane, prostaglandins, hydrogen peroxide, nitric oxide-derived products, and hydrogen ions, have been detected in healthy subjects. Inflammatory mediators in EBC are detected in healthy… CONTINUE READING

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