By Andrew K. Trull, Lawrence M. Demers, David W. Holt, Atholl Johnston, J. Michael Tredger, Christopher P. Price

ISBN-10: 0511064381

ISBN-13: 9780511064388

ISBN-10: 0521811023

ISBN-13: 9780521811026

This new ebook takes a severe, evidence-based examine the efficacy of recent diagnostic exams that are more and more getting used to judge organ harm and disorder. using biomarkers is growing to be, with a gentle move of latest items being introduced out through the pharmaceutical undefined. despite the fact that, in lots of situations the proof which helps using those new equipment in preference to conventional biochemical assessments has no longer but been validated, and it's meant that this quantity might help make clear the strengths and weaknesses of utilizing those biomarkers throughout quite a lot of functions and within the numerous organs of the physique. This method will offer a useful assessment of the varied purposes of biomarkers in medication.

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