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We’re Losing the Fight’: Tuberculosis Batters a Venezuela in Crisis

Article Aeonose project Venezuela

Tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s deadliest infectious disease, and a top ten cause of death worldwide. Each year, almost 2 million people die from TB. Venezuela is one of the high burden countries with devastating consequences. In Caracas, a medical team (PI: Dr. Jacobus de Waard, mentioned in the NYT-article) is conducting a study for fast TB-screening using an electronic nose (‘Aeonose’) for exhaled-breath analysis. Improved treatment regimes and diagnostics are urgently needed!

Paper on ParaNose study published


Coronel R, Rodríguez M, Jiménez N, Bruins M, Gómez R, Yntema JB, Chaparro G, Gerritsen JW, Wiegerink W, Pérez D, Magis-Escurra C.  The potential of a portable, point-of-care electronic nose to diagnose tuberculosis. Journal of Infection, August 2017.

TB presentation at ALAT Conference, Santiago

Coronel R, IJdema D, Fretes J, Gómez C, Arce D, Gerritsen JW, Aguirre S, Gonzalez F, Chaparro G, Jiménez N, Pérez D, Magis-Escurra C.  prevalencia de la tuberculosis en una población indígena del paraguay con la nariz electrónica (indipanose), ALAT Conference, Santiago (Chili), July 2016.

Paper on data analysis Aeonose published

Aeonose, Journal of breath research
Kort S, Brusse-Keizer M, Gerritsen JW, Van der Palen J. ‘Data analysis of electronic nose technology in lung cancer: Generating prediction models by means of Aethena’, Journal of Breath Research, vol. 11, nr 2, June 2017.

ERS conference proceedings Milan 2017

Kort S, Brusse-Keizer M, Schouwink JH, Gerritsen JW, van der Palen J, ‘Detection of non-small cell lung cancer by an electronic nose’, ERS-conference, Milano, September 2017.

Fabius TM, Van Leuteren RW, Gerritsen JW, Van der Palen J, De Jongh FHC, Eijsvogel MMM, ‘Acute pulmonary embolism: a specific scent?’ ERS-conference, Milano, September 2017.

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