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Volatile organic compounds fingerprint in several diseases

Authors: Bogdan Calenic, Anton Amann

1 Departamentul de Biochimie, Facultatea de Medicină Dentară, Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie „Carol Davila” București, România
2 Breath Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Rathausplatz 4, A-6850 Dornbirn, Austria
3 Univ.-Clinic for Anesthesia, Innsbruck Medical University, Anichstrasse 35, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

Abstract

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are trace substances found in exhaled breath. In the past years numerous studies have underlined the close connection between VOCs and various diseases. Several VOCs classes have been identified, such as: hydrocarbons, sulfur containing VOCs, amino containing VOCs or oxygen containing VOCs. The specific focus of the present review is to address the topic of VOCs fingerprint in several specific diseases such as: lung disease, heart disease, breast disease, Cohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, gastro-enteric affections, schizophrenia and in vitro cell cultures…

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