Volatile Decay Products in Breath During Peritonitis Shock are Attenuated by Enteral Blockade of Pancreatic Digestive Proteases

There is a need to develop markers for early detection of organ failure in shock that can be noninvasively measured at point of care. We explore here the use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in expired air in a rat peritonitis shock model. Expired breath samples were collected into Tedlar gas bags and analyzed by standardized gas chromatography. The gas… CONTINUE READING