In otorhinolaryngologist's experience the nasal out-breath of people affected by chronic nasal or paranasal infections may be characterized by peculiar odours. In a previous study we showed that an electronic nose (EN), examining nasal out breath was able to distinguish subjects affected by chronic rhinosinusitis from healthy subjects. The present study is aimed at analysing the intensity and the quality of the odorous components present in the air expired by patients affected by rhinosinusitis, using a new EN based on gas-chromatography and surface acoustic wave analysis. In the gas-chromatographic tracings of the pathologic subjects there were six peaks, which were not present in control group cases. These peaks correspond to odorous components, whose chemical composition ranges from C6 to C14. Peaks obtained were compaired with other tracings revealed from specific bacterial and fungal cultures analyses and we appreciated some analogies.

Bruno, E., Alessandrini, M., Ottaviani, F., Delfini, A., De Padova, A., DI PIERRO, D., et al. (2008). Can the electronic nose diagnose cronic rhinosinusitis? A new experimental study. EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, 265(4), 425-428 [10.1007/s00405-007-0477-8].

Can the electronic nose diagnose cronic rhinosinusitis? A new experimental study

BRUNO, ERNESTO;ALESSANDRINI, MARCO;OTTAVIANI, FABRIZIO;DI PIERRO, DONATO;DE LORENZO, ANTONINO
2008-01-08

Abstract

In otorhinolaryngologist's experience the nasal out-breath of people affected by chronic nasal or paranasal infections may be characterized by peculiar odours. In a previous study we showed that an electronic nose (EN), examining nasal out breath was able to distinguish subjects affected by chronic rhinosinusitis from healthy subjects. The present study is aimed at analysing the intensity and the quality of the odorous components present in the air expired by patients affected by rhinosinusitis, using a new EN based on gas-chromatography and surface acoustic wave analysis. In the gas-chromatographic tracings of the pathologic subjects there were six peaks, which were not present in control group cases. These peaks correspond to odorous components, whose chemical composition ranges from C6 to C14. Peaks obtained were compaired with other tracings revealed from specific bacterial and fungal cultures analyses and we appreciated some analogies.
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Settore MED/31 - Otorinolaringoiatria
English
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Electronic nose; Chronic rhinosinusitis
Bruno, E., Alessandrini, M., Ottaviani, F., Delfini, A., De Padova, A., DI PIERRO, D., et al. (2008). Can the electronic nose diagnose cronic rhinosinusitis? A new experimental study. EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, 265(4), 425-428 [10.1007/s00405-007-0477-8].
Bruno, E; Alessandrini, M; Ottaviani, F; Delfini, A; De Padova, A; DI PIERRO, D; Camillo, A; DE LORENZO, A
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