Clinical and Analytical Aspects of Bone and Intersystemic Diseases

Posted On 2019-03-20 15:25:56

Guest editor (left)
Prof. Dr. Markus Herrmann
Clinical Institute of Medical and Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics,
Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Co-Guest editor (right)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology,
Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

This fascinating issue of JLPM provides insights in novel clinical and analytical aspects of bone with a special focus on intersystem diseases. The review articles on the following pages will help to create awareness for the interactions between bone and other organs these. Furthermore, they will provide an overview about the capabilities of novel and established biomarkers. It can be expected that future research will help to transfer this knowledge in clinical practice.


Bone metabolism—beyond calcium and phosphate homeostasis

Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Markus Herrmann


Review Article

Parathyroid hormone results interpretation in the background of variable analytical performance

Etienne Cavalier


Sclerostin, bone morphogenetic protein, Wnt and the lung: a potential role beyond bone metabolism?

Valentina Biasin, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch


Diabetoporosity—diabetes and the bone

Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Vito Francic, Christoph Haudum, Valentin Borzan, Natascha Schweighofer, Angelo Ascani, Ines Foessl


Bone and the gut microbiome: a new dimension

Carolina Medina-Gomez


Measurement of vitamin D metabolites by mass spectrometry, an analytical challenge

Sieglinde Zelzer, Walter Goessler, Markus Herrmann


miRNAs as novel biomarkers for bone related diseases

Ines Foessl, Petra Kotzbeck, Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch


Recent advances in periodontitis, a prototypic osteo-immunological disease

Sylvia Thiele, Martina Rauner, Paula Goes


The diagnostic role of fat in osteosarcopenia

Ahmed Al Saedi, Ebrahim Bani Hassan, Gustavo Duque


The series “Clinical and Analytical Aspects of Bone and Intersystemic Diseases” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Markus Herrmann and Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.