Correlation of pneumonia score with electronic nose signature: A prospective study.

@article{Hockstein2005CorrelationOP,
  title={Correlation of pneumonia score with electronic nose signature: A prospective study.},
  author={Neil G Hockstein and Erica R. Thaler and Yuanqing Lin and Daniel D. Lee and C. William Hanson},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2005},
  volume={114 7},
  pages={504-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a frequent complication in patients in surgical intensive care units. Pneumonia scores, chest radiography, and bronchoscopy are all employed, but there is no gold standard test for the diagnosis of VAP. The electronic nose, a sensor of volatile molecules, is well suited to testing the breath of mechanically ventilated patients. Our objective was to determine the potential use of an electronic nose as a diagnostic adjunct in the detection of… CONTINUE READING

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