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Capillary electrophoretic analysis of ionic content in exhaled breath condensate and pH monitoring as a non-invasive method in gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnostics

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LAČNÁ Júlia ĎURČ Pavol GREGUŠ Michal SKŘIČKOVÁ Jana DOUBKOVÁ Martina POKOJOVÁ Eva KINDLOVÁ Dagmar DOLINA Jiří KONEČNÝ Štefan FORET František KUBÁŇ Petr

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Časopis / Zdroj Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Fakulta / Pracoviště MU

Středoevropský technologický institut

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www https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570023219313297?via%3Dihub
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchromb.2019.121857
Klíčová slova Capillary electrophoresis; Contactless conductivity detection; Exhaled breath condensate; Anions and cations; pH; Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Popis In this study, the ionic profile and pH of exhaled breath condensate (EBC) in a group of patients with acid and weakly acid reflux and no-reflux controls were compared. A portable sampler was used for non-invasive EBC collection from five exhalations. The ionic profile (anions, cations, organic acids) and pH of the collected EBC samples were measured by capillary electrophoresis with contactless conductivity detection and a pH microelectrode, respectively. Several ions were elevated in the patient groups. Sodium cation was elevated in weakly acid reflux (significance level p < 0.01) and acid reflux (p < 0.05) compared to no-reflux controls. Butyrate and propionate were elevated in both acid reflux and weakly acid reflux compared to no-reflux controls (butyrate: p < 0.01, propionate: p < 0.05). The median values of pH (after de-aeration with N2) were also significantly higher (p < 0.01) in groups with acid reflux and weakly acid reflux than in the control group with no reflux. The ionic analysis and simultaneous pH measurement offer a simple, cheap, fast, and non-invasive approach in gastroesophageal reflux disease diagnostics. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
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