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Exhaled breath profiling in diagnosing wheezy preschool children.
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PMID:  23277518     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although wheeze is common in preschool children, the underlying pathophysiology has not yet been disentangled. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath may serve as noninvasive markers of early wheeze. We aimed to assess the feasibility of VOC collection in preschool children, and to study whether a VOC profile can differentiate between children with and without recurrent wheeze. We included children (mean (range) age 3.3 (1.9-4.5) yrs) with (n=202) and without (n=50) recurrent wheeze. Exhaled VOCs were analysed by gas chromatography-time-of-flight mass spectrometry. VOC profiles were generated by ANOVA simultaneous component analysis (ASCA) and sparse logistic regression (SLR). Exhaled breath collection was possible in 98% of the children. In total, 913 different VOCs were detected. The signal-to-noise ratio improved after correction for age, sex and season using ASCA pre-processing. An SLR model with 28 VOCs correctly classified 83% of the children (84% sensitivity, 80% specificity). After six-fold cross-validation, 73% were correctly classified (79% sensitivity, 50% specificity). Assessment of VOCs in exhaled breath is feasible in young children. VOC profiles are able to distinguish children with and without recurrent wheeze with a reasonable accuracy. This proof of principle paves the way for additional research on VOCs in preschool wheezing.
Kim D G van de Kant; Joep J B N van Berkel; Quirijn Jöbsis; Valéria Lima Passos; Ester M M Klaassen; Linda van der Sande; Onno C P van Schayck; Johan C de Jongste; Frederik Jan van Schooten; Eduard Derks; Edward Dompeling; Jan W Dallinga
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal : official journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1399-3003     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
School for Public Health and Primary Care (CAPHRI), Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC).
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