Volatile Biomarkers: Non-Invasive Diagnosis in Physiology and Medicine [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Volatile Biomarkers: Non-Invasive Diagnosis in Physiology and Medicine

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$156.49
BN.com price
(Save 21%)$199.95 List Price

Overview

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

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The book appropriately starts with a discussion of interpreting breath analyses, and readers quickly learn that the lack of standardization for specimen collection, patient preparation, or laboratory analytical methodology has greatly limited its applicability to assessing human health or disease…This book nicely summarizes the current state of the art of VOC detection and analysis for a variety of interesting applications."—Doody.com, November 23, 2013 "Volatile organic compounds are continuously generated by the human body and partially emitted in exhaled breath and through the skin, as well as other pathways…Medical, biological, chemical, and engineering specialists review developments in breath analysis since 2005, when the previous volume was completed."—Reference & Research Book News, October 2013
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Valerie L. Ng, PhD MD(Alameda County Medical Center/Highland Hospital)
Description: This book details the state of the art of breath analysis and VOCs (i.e., volatile organic compounds). This is an update of the field since the last major publication in this area was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a current snapshot of breath analysis today. This worthy objective is somewhat met by the authors.
Audience: This book is intended for those interested in breath analysis or VOCs. This includes anyone performing research in this field and anyone interested in its application to human physiology and medicine (health versus disease).
Features: Who would have thought there was this much research on and biomedical applications for breath analysis? The book appropriately starts with a discussion of interpreting breath analyses, and readers quickly learn that the lack of standardization for specimen collection, patient preparation, or laboratory analytical methodology has greatly limited its applicability to assessing human health or disease. Once readers figure out this book is primarily about "proof of concept" and not immediate applicability to daily practice, it becomes an absolutely fascinating read about the many applications of VOC and breath analysis. Imagine an entire chapter about using VOC detection for urban search and rescue activities, or VOC analysis of microorganisms in urine or stool, or studies of VOCs in critically ill patients. This book nicely summarizes the current state of the art of VOC detection and analysis for a variety of interesting applications. I have three very minor negative comments. Chapters are uneven in style and could have benefited from a standard format. Chapters are also uneven in their use of references. Some have an exhaustive list of references and others only a few, and some are outdated or not the most relevant. I also stumbled onto an unfortunate misspelling resulting in a major change of context (chapter 21, p.395): the term "isovaleric academia" — after puzzling it out, it was clear "isovaleric acidemia" was intended.
Assessment: This is the book for you if you are engaged in this research or interested in the rapidly evolving field of VOC and breath analysis research.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780444626202
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 600
  • File size: 17 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Prof. Dr. Anton Amann is Director of the Breath Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Professor at Innsbruck Medical University. He is a recipient of the prestigious Marie Sklodowska Curie Medal of the Polish Chemical Society. Prof. Amann coordinated the EU-project BAMOD (topic: breath analysis of lung carcinoma patients, eu-proposal.voc-research.at) and is a steering committee member of the EU-project SGL for USaR (topic: searching of entrapped persons, e.g., using volatile compounds released through breath, skin and urine, www.sgl-eu.org). He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Breath Research, which is published by the “Institute of Physics” (IOP, Bristol, UK, www.iop.org/EJ/journal/JBR) and Chairman of the International Association for Breath Research (IABR, iabr.voc-research.at).
Prof. Dr. David Smith is Professor in the School of Medicine at Keele University (UK). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (elected 1988) and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He was awarded the Schrödinger Prize in 1992. Prof. Smith is the inventor of Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) and Flowing Afterglow Mass Spectrometry (FA-MS), now widely used for trace gas analysis of air and exhaled breath. He is co-author of more than 390 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, covering the fields of plasma physics, ion chemistry, terrestrial and interstellar chemistry, mass spectrometry, gas analysis, and breath analysis (more than 12600 citations in Web of Science; h-index 61). He is Founder Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Breath Research.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

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

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)