Editors: Juan Antonio Vílchez, María Dolores Albaladejo-Otón

New Trends in Biomarkers and Diseases Research: An Overview

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Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-68108-496-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-495-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810849541170101


Biomarkers are any measurable biochemical characteristics of an organism that reflect a particular physiological state. Biomarkers can take many different forms including particular proteins or peptides, antibodies, cell types, metabolites, hormones, enzyme levels, compounds related to genomics, etc. A biomarker can also be a substance introduced into a patient to assess the internal organ systems role.

In medicine, biomarkers considered as compounds isolated from serum, urine, or other fluids, can be used as an indicator of the presence or severity of a particular disease state., improving our knowledge of the pathophysiology of many diseases. The use of biomarkers is becoming a fundamental practice in medicine. Biomarker research involves a significantly greater scope of laboratory medicine.

This monograph presents information on several types of biomarkers for general pathologies. (preeclampsia, metabolic syndrome, iron metabolism, bone disease, liver function, renal function), cardiovascular pathology (including atrial fibrillation, peripheral artery disease, thrombotic disorders) and sepsis. Additional information on endocrine and salivary biomarkers is also presented.

New Trends in Biomarkers and Diseases Research: An Overview is an update of the present and future of clinical contribution and the correct interpretation of biomarkers. In addition to clinicians, this book is aimed to professionals of own laboratory medicine, university researchers and clinicians in general.

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Jordi Ordoñez-Llanos
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Juan Antonio Vílchez
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List of Contributors

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Biomarkers in Pre-eclampsia: Is it Possible to Predict it?

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Ana Martínez-Ruiz, Irene De-Miguel-Elízaga, Natalia Sancho- Rodríguez
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Metabolic Syndrome and Inflammation: Interrelated Aspects and Biomarkers Involved

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Jose Pedregosa-Díaz, María Henar García-Lagunar, María Dolores Albaladejo-Otón
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Liver Fibrosis Biomarkers

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Iria Cebreiros-López
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Iron Metabolism: New Biomarkers Implicated

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Ana Hernando- Holgado, M. Pilar Gallego-Hernanz
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Equations of Glomerular Filtration Rate and Biomarkers to Evaluate Renal Function: A Perspective

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Irene Gutiérrez-García, Juan Antonio Vílchez
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Biomarkers of Bone Turnover: Molecular Approaches and Clinical Relevance

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Irene de Miguel-Elízaga, Ana Martínez-Ruíz, Natalia Sancho-Rodríguez, Miriam Martínez-Villanueva
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Vitamin D: from Bone Metabolism to New Applications

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Marta M. Castañeda San Cirilo
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New Research About Biomarkers and Atrial Fibrillation

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Diana Hernández-Romero, Vanessa Roldán, Mariano Valdés, Francisco Marín
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Current Trends in Biomarkers of Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Carmen María Puche-Morenilla, Luis García de Guadiana Romualdo, Juan Antonio Vílchez
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Physiopathology of Thrombotic Diseases and Platelet Derived Biomarkers

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Silvia Montoro- García, Sara María Martínez-Sánchez
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Importance of Biomarkers in Heart Failure: Classic and New Aspects

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Juan Antonio Vílchez, Pablo Perez-Cañadas, Francisco Marín, Jordi Ordóñez-Llanos
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Emerging Biomarkers in Peripheral Artery Disease

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Isabel Fort-Gallifa, Anna Hernandez-Aguilera, Vicente Martín-Paredero, Jorge Joven, Jordi Camps
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Early Neonatal Sepsis Biomarkers

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Natalia Sancho-Rodríguez, Marta Sancho-Rodríguez, Irene De-Migue-Elízaga, Ana Martínez-Ruiz
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Sepsis: Traditional and Emergent Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Prognosis

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Luis García de Guadiana-Romualdo, Patricia Esteban-Torrella, María Dolores Albaladejo-Otón
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Biomarkers in Saliva as a Tool for Health Diagnosis

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Ana M. Moreno-Fuentes, Carmen Nieto-Sánchez
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Endocrine Disruptors: What Do We Know about the Effects and Risk Factors in Humans?

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Africa de Béjar-Almira, Alice Charlotte Viney, Marta M. Castañeda San Cirilo
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Monitoring of Monoclonal Antibodies, A New Window in the Use of Biomarkers in Pharmacology

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Enrique Jiménez-Santos, Iris Muñoz-García, Maria S García-Simón, Jose Pedregosa-Díaz, Juan Antonio Vílchez
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Subject Index

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