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Analysis of volatile marker compounds in body fluid samples from patients with gastrointestinal disease

By Dawn P. Fowler

Abstract

Causes of gastrointestinal diseases such as ulcerative colitis (UC) Crohn’s disease (CD) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are not yet completely understood and clinical investigation for diagnosis is invasive, costly and time consuming. Disease may originate from the host or in combination with commensal enteric bacteria, notably sulphate reducing bacteria. Examination of volatile compounds from clinical samples may provide indicators and better understanding into aetiology of these conditions and provide biomarkers for individual disease.Cont/d

Publisher: Cranfield University
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/6287
Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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