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Advanced Biomaterials and Devices in Medicine
December 2015, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 7987

Methods of spectral analysis of exhaled air suitable for routine diagnostics of diseases of the respiratory system

Yu.V. Kistenev1, A.A. Karapuzikov2

1 Tomsk State University, Tomsk, 634050 Russia
2 "Special Technologies" LTD, Novosibirsk, 630060 Russia

* Corresponding author: Yu.V. Kistenev, e-mail: yuk@iao.ru

Abstract
Diseases of the respiratory system are among the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. Most respiratory disorders are substantially underdiagnosed, with the diagnosis typically delayed until the condition is advanced. Early detection should provide more opportunities to prevent deterioration and lead to reduction of the societal burden of the disease. Exhaled air monitoring is a promising non-invasive and non-expensive procedure for early diagnosis of respiratory diseases. In the present paper, instrumental methods that can provide real-time information on the chemical composition of exhaled air are reviewed and compared in terms of their suitability for routine clinical use.

Keywords: respiratory diseases, early detection, exhaled air monitoring, non-invasive diagnostics


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