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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Breath Analysis: The Approach Towards Clinical Applications

Author(s): Anton Amann, Patrik Spanel and David Smith

Volume 7, Issue 2, 2007

Page: [115 - 129] Pages: 15

DOI: 10.2174/138955707779802606

Price: $65


Exhaled breath analysis for clinical diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring is described with special reference to the techniques used and the underlying chemistry and physics involved. Brief outlines are given of the research carried out to date, and prospects for the future of this potentially valuable non-invasive technique are indicated.

Keywords: Breath analysis, gas chromatography, selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry, proton-transfer reaction mass spectrometry, ion mobility spectrometry, laser spectrometry

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