Volatile Biomarkers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444626204
  • ISBN-13: 9780444626202
  • DDC: 610.28
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 600 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath, sweat or urine carry much information on the state of human health. The role of VOCs in clinical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring is expected to become increasingly significant due to recent advances in the field. Volatile Biomarkers: Non-Invasive Diagnosis in Physiology and Medicine includes the latest discoveries and applications for VOCs from the world's foremost scientists and clinicians working in this emerging analytic area.- Appeals to a multidisciplinary audience, including scientists, researchers, and clinicians with an interest in breath analysis - Features the latest scientific research and technical breakthroughs in the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of volatile organic compounds - Includes case presentations documenting applications in multiple areas of human health and safety.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Interpretation of Breath Analysis Data.
2: Mathematical and Statistical Approaches for Interpreting Biomarker Compounds in Exhaled Human Breath.
3: Issues and Challenges in Human Breath Research: Perspectives from our Experience.
4: Real-Time Analysis of Exhaled Breath.
5: Physiological Modeling for Analysis of Exhaled Breath.
6: Physiological and Clinical Studies.
7: Recent Sift-Ms Studies of Volatile Compounds in Physiology, Medicine and Cell Biology.
8: The Analysis of Oral Air by Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry Using Indole and Methylindole as Examples.
9: Smokers Breath as Seen by Proton-Transfer-Reaction Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (PTR-TOF-MS).
10: Exhaled Breath Analysis in Occupational Medicine.
11: Volatile Organic Compounds in Human Breath: Biogenic Origin and Point-Of-Care Analysis Approaches.
12: Breath Analysis in Critically Ill Patients—Potential and Limitations.
13: Analysis of Cancer Biomarkers in Exhaled Breath and Comparison with Sensory Indications by Dogs.
14: Nitric Oxide, NO, and Carbon monOxide, CO.
15: Added Value with Extended NO Analysis.
16: Carbon Monoxide as an Exhaled Biomarker of Pulmonary Diseases.
17: Exhaled Nitric Oxide in Clinical Practice: Recent Advances and New Challenges.
18: Clinical Breath Tests.
19: An Update on 13C-Breath Tests: The Transition to Acceptability Into Clinical Practice.
20: Development and Use of Sensors.
21: Sensors for Exhaled Gas Analysis: An Analytical Review.
22: Arrays of Nanomaterial-Based Sensors for Breath Testing.
23: Smart Sensor Systems for Human Health Breath Monitoring Applications.
24: VOC Analysis by SIFT-MS, GC-MS, and Electronic Nose for Diagnosing and Monitoring Disease.
25: Exhaled Breath Condensate (EBC) and Particulates.
26: Measurement of Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Airway Inflammation in Exhaled Breath Condensate: Methodology and Potential Applications in Patients with COPD and Healthy Smokers.
27: Particles in Exhaled Air—A Novel Method of Sampling Non-Volatiles in Exhaled Air.
28: Volatiles of Microbial Origin: Urine, Stool and in Vitro Cultures.
29: Challenges in the Investigation of Volatile Disease Biomarkers in Urine.
30: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Found in Urine and Stool.
31: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Released by Pathogenic Microorganisms in Vitro: Potential Breath Biomarkers for Early-Stage Diagnosis of Disease.
32: Urban Search and Rescue Operations.
33: Potential Applications of Volatile Organic Compounds in Safety and Security.