Biomarkers in Emergency Medicine

  • Anoop T. Chakrapani


According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biomarkers Working Group, a biological marker (biomarker) is ‘a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological processes, pathogenic processes, or pharmacologic responses to a therapeutic intervention [1]’. In Emergency Medicine, most of the biomarker research has been concentrated in the field of cardiology, sepsis and renal failure, due to the significance of early detection and interventions.


Acute Coronary Syndrome Cardiac Troponin Lactate Clearance Urinary NGAL Mild Head Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineKerala Institute of Medical SciencesTrivandrumIndia

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