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.
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 1480 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 30 mm
"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 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