Search Tag: precision medicine

ICU Management

Critical care: personalised vs. precision medicine

2017 19 Dec

The current healthcare system tends to be reactive, providing treatment post-onset of the disease, with limited attempts at prevention and prediction. Recently there has been a backlash to such a medical system, as providers and patients have started to demand more personalised care. This has led to the emergence of “P-Medicine” in the form of personalised... Read more

Health Management

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Cardiovascular Precision Medicine

2017 07 May

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are derived from somatic cells obtained from human subjects. iPSCs can be used for disease modelling, drug screening, and regenerative therapy. iPSCs have the potential to revolutionise patient care as part of precision medicine tailored to the individual.   Derived from terminally differentiated cells, iPSCs avoid... Read more

ICU Management

ARDS and Precision Medicine

2017 16 Mar

What is the path forward for treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)? Is it big trials (favoured by clinical scientists) or further insight into disease physiopathology (favoured by basic scientists)? Or both? Funding resources are limited and the debate is wide open. In the post-genomic era, a new direction is needed. On 20 January 2015,... Read more