Biomarkers in Medicine

Biomarkers in Otorhinolaryngology

Author(s): Ayse Pelin Yigider* and Ozgur Yigit

Pp: 276-308 (33)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815040463122010013

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Biomarkers of otorhinolaryngologic diseases with higher insult over a person’s him/herself and overall health services are summarized in brief. In order to define, diagnose, treat and monitor any disease markers are needed. Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) is interested in special disease entities of the region besides otorhinolaryngologic involvements of the systemic diseases and unique forms of pathologies such as cholesteatoma, Meniere’s disease and otosclerosis. Neoplasia is another heading to deal with. In the following chapter, one will find an overview of molecules that have been used as a biomarker as well as the end points of the present research on the issue relevant with ORL. Day by day, new molecules are being named however, the pathways of action are rather the same. Readers will find the headings related to the most common diseases of the field, informing them about where to look for defining new strategies of understanding of each disease.

Keywords: Biomarkers, laryngology, Biomarkers, otology, rhinology, thyroid.

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