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"Detective of senses" detects asthma

"Detective of senses" detects asthma


A device invented by Dutch researchers could replace the classic methods of diagnosing respiratory disorders. The device created by Dutch researchers from the University Medical Center Leiden specifies whether or not a person suspected of asthma has this condition. The device, in the early stages of development, analyzes the concentration of substances in the expired air.
If introduced into the medical system, the device could be a much better method of detecting asthma, being faster and less expensive than current procedures. The device, called by the Dutch "Enose", detects asthma due to the presence in the expired air of some substances (volatile organic compounds).
(Ionela Croitorescu)
Read the whole article in: Evenimentul Zilei
May 29, 2007