Results of the latest investigations confirm that the injury of redox homeostasis of human organism can be the starting point of many diseases. The pathogenesis of these diseases, including atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, chronic liver diseases, renal failure, rheumatoid arthritis and neurodegenerative diseases could be cleared up more deeply by the investigation of parameters of oxidative stress and by the observation of their changes in connection with the different organ and tissue damages. It is well known, that individuals with lowered antioxidant defences may be at greater risk of developing diseases induced by free radicals. The goal of the authors is to direct attention to the possible role of some redox parameters in detecting of general health status of the human body and in the risk assessment of the different diseases. These measurements can perhaps help the clinician in determining optimal treatment and monitoring its effectiveness.
|Translated title of the contribution||Methods of monitoring redox homeostasis and their possible role in the diagnostic practice|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2004|
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