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Research Article

Reproducibility and Respiratory Function Correlates of Exhaled Breath Fingerprint in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi,

    Affiliations: Chair of Geriatrics, Unit of Respiratory Pathophysiology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy, San Raffaele-Cittadella della Carità Foundation, Taranto, Italy

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  • Giorgio Pennazza,

    Affiliation: Center for Integrated Research – CIR, Unit of Electronics for Sensor Systems, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

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  • Simone Scarlata mail,

    s.scarlata@unicampus.it

    Affiliation: Chair of Geriatrics, Unit of Respiratory Pathophysiology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

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  • Marco Santonico,

    Affiliations: Center for Integrated Research – CIR, Unit of Electronics for Sensor Systems, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy, Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

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  • Massimo Petriaggi,

    Affiliation: Center for Integrated Research – CIR, Unit of Electronics for Sensor Systems, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

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  • Domenica Chiurco,

    Affiliation: Chair of Geriatrics, Unit of Respiratory Pathophysiology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

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  • Claudio Pedone,

    Affiliation: Chair of Geriatrics, Unit of Respiratory Pathophysiology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy

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  • Arnaldo,
  • D'Amico

    Affiliation: Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

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  • Published: October 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045396

About the Authors

Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Simone Scarlata, Domenica Chiurco, Claudio Pedone
Chair of Geriatrics, Unit of Respiratory Pathophysiology, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy
Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi
San Raffaele-Cittadella della Carità Foundation, Taranto, Italy
Giorgio Pennazza, Marco Santonico, Massimo Petriaggi
Center for Integrated Research – CIR, Unit of Electronics for Sensor Systems, Campus Bio-Medico University, Rome, Italy
Marco Santonico, D'Amico
Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: s.scarlata@unicampus.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAI GP SS MS AD. Performed the experiments: GP SS MS MP DC. Analyzed the data: RAI GP SS MS CP AD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GP MS AD. Wrote the paper: RAI GP SS MS.