“Breath Condensate Study in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis.”
There is an urgent need for a noninvasive method to diagnose bronchial infections and exacerbations in patients with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The current method to diagnosed infections involves either collecting a sputum sample or obtaining a bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). However, some patients cannot produce sputum. At the same time the decision of when a patient has an exacerbation continues to be very subjective. In this exploratory study, we propose a new, noninvasive method to diagnose bronchial infections and to evaluate possible markers of inflammation that can assist in a noninvasive way in the determination of exacerbations.
Exhaled Breath Condensate
Lab results of Exhaled Breath Condensate
Exhaled Breath Condensate for Evaluation of Lung Infections and Exacerbations in Patient With Cystic Fibrosis.