Using the Electronic Nose to Identify Airway Infection during COPD Exacerbations

@inproceedings{Shafiek2015UsingTE,
  title={Using the Electronic Nose to Identify Airway Infection during COPD Exacerbations},
  author={Hanaa Ahmed Shafiek and Federico Fiorentino and Jos{\'e} Luis Merino and Carla L{\'o}pez and Antonio Oliver and Jaume Segura and Ivan de Paul and Oriol Sibila and Alvar Agust{\'i} and Borja G Cosio and Konstantinos Kostikas},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND The electronic nose (e-nose) detects volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled air. We hypothesized that the exhaled VOCs print is different in stable vs. exacerbated patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly if the latter is associated with airway bacterial infection, and that the e-nose can distinguish them. METHODS Smell-prints of the bacteria most commonly involved in exacerbations of COPD (ECOPD) were identified in vitro. Subsequently, we… CONTINUE READING
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