Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. General Aspects and Introductory Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pamela Maffioli, Giuseppe Derosa
      Pages 3-21
    3. Giulia Bernardini, Maurizio Orlandini, Federico Galvagni, Annalisa Santucci
      Pages 23-46
    4. Raquel Lucas, Ana Martins, Teresa Monjardino, Joana Caetano-Lopes, João Eurico Fonseca
      Pages 71-104
  3. Body Fluids, Tissue, and Specific Biomarkers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Élie Abed, Pascal Reboul, Daniel Lajeunesse
      Pages 157-175
    3. Patrizia D’Eufemia, Mauro Celli, Anna Zambrano, Roberto Finocchiaro
      Pages 177-199
    4. Antoon H. van Lierop, Socrates E. Papapoulos
      Pages 221-237
    5. Bongkun Choi, Eun-Ju Chang
      Pages 253-265
    6. Juliane Isaac, Guilhem Lignon, Jaime Jacques, Ariane Berdal
      Pages 267-300
    7. Michelino Di Rosa, Lucia Malaguarnera
      Pages 301-327
    8. Yukiho Kobayashi, Carolina Duarte, Keiji Moriyama
      Pages 329-353
    9. Janet M. Pritchard, Thomas L. Willett
      Pages 355-392

About this book


There are many conditions that affect the skeletal system. On a worldwide basis, osteoarthritis alone affects 10%-15 percent of those over 60 years of age and in some countries more than 30-50% of postmenopausal women will have osteopenia or osteoporosis. With the increasing ageing population, maintaining skeletal health is particularly important. Fractures in the aged, for example, can lead to premature deaths. It is therefore imperative that appropriate use is made of conventional, new and emerging biomarker platforms.  Biomarkers in Bone Disease  embraces a holistic approach by combining information on different conditions that affect the skeletal system and the use of biomarkers. Biomarkers are described in terms of conventional, new and emerging analytes, techniques, platforms and applications. It covers the latest knowledge, trends and innovations. New platforms are described which combine advances in biomedical sciences, physics, computing and chemistry.


Application to prognosis Biomarkers in disease Cancer Research Discovery of biomarkers High throughput technologies

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinood B. Patel
    • 1
  • Victor R. Preedy
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Science and TechnologyUniversity of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and MedicineKing’s College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7692-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7693-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2542-3657
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-3665
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