New Trends in Biomarkers and Diseases Research: An Overview


Juan Antonio Vílchez, María Dolores Albaladejo-Otón

DOI: 10.2174/97816810849541170101
eISBN: 978-1-68108-495-4, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-68108-496-1

Biomarkers are any measurable biochemical characteristics of an organism that reflect a particular physiological state. Biomarkers can...[view complete introduction]

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

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Ana Martínez-Ruiz, Irene De-Miguel-Elízaga and Natalia Sancho- Rodríguez


pre-eclampsia is a syndrome with high maternal and fetal mortality. The pathophysiology remains unknown. Prediction, diagnosis and management of the disease has allowed the identification of multiple biomarkers, some of which help to predict those at risk. Some of these biomarkers have demonstrated, even in isolation, an effi-ciency of the test that allows to incorporate them into clinical practice. The combination of these biomarkers and clinical factors may help predict pre-eclampsia risk by developing integrated clinical risk models. This chapter aims to delve into the literature related to biomarkers in pre-eclampsia and its possible clinical applications.

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