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Pifferi M., Ragazzo V., Previti A., Pioggia G., Ferro M., Macchia P., Piacentini G. L., Boner A. L. Exhaled Breath Temperature: a key feature to discriminate asthmatic children. In: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, vol. 20 pp. 202 - 203. Blackwell Munksgaard, 2009.
 
 
Abstract
(English)
The skilful research team supervised by Prof. Popov reports their interesting integrated measurement systems (PAI-08-L-0222) able to accumulate the thermal energy released during the accumulation of multiple exhalations and conveying each single breath over a thermal block into a thermically isolated chamber. The system transduces the temperature of the thermal block by a high precision thermal sensor. A fitting procedure allows to model the acquired temperature values in relation to the initial temperature of the air in the thermal chamber. This work definitely confirms our findings about the information content of the plateau of exhalation in comparison to the rate of temperature increase. Such information is a key feature to discriminate asthmatic from non-asthmatic children.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2008.00839.x
Subject J01.293.140


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