N. Fens MD PhD

Main activities
Focus of research

New diagnostics in asthma and COPD: exhaled breath analysis

Key publications
  • Fens N. Breathomics in pulmonary disease. s.l.: s.n.; 2011. 175p. ISBN 9789090263397 [UvA Dissertations Online] Proefschrift Universiteit van Amsterdam. (Promotor(s): Sterk PJ; copromotor(s): )
  • Fens N, de Nijs SB, Peters S, Dekker T, Knobel HH, Vink TJ, Willard NP, Zwinderman AH, Krouwels FH, Janssen HG, Lutter R, Sterk PJ, Exhaled air molecular profiling in relation to inflammatory subtype and activity in COPD. EUR RESPIR J 2011;38 (6):1301-1309 [PubMed]
  • Fens N, Roldaan AC, van der Schee MP, Boksem RJ, Zwinderman AH, Bel EH, Sterk PJ, External validation of exhaled breath profiling using an electronic nose in the discrimination of asthma with fixed airways obstruction and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. CLIN EXP ALLERGY 2011;41 (10):1371-1378 [PubMed]
  • Fens N, Douma RA, Sterk PJ, Kamphuisen PW, Breathomics as a diagnostic tool for pulmonary embolism. J THROMB HAEMOST 2010;8 (12):2831-2833 [PubMed]
  • Fens N, Zwinderman AH, van der Schee MP, de Nijs SB, Dijkers E, Roldaan AC, Cheung D, Bel EH, Sterk PJ, Exhaled Breath Profiling Enables Discrimination of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma. AM J RESP CRIT CARE 2009;180 (11):1076-1082 [PubMed]
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Research programmes

Prof. dr. P.J. Sterk (Pathophysiology and phenotyping of asthma and COPD)

Other research related activities
  • Speakers bureau / Lectures, Ministry of Economic Affairs