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IMAGING Management

Radiomics as a tool for personalised medicine

2017 14 Sep

Radiomics is an image analysis approach that has the potential to improve the management of cancer patients, but further research is required before it can be adopted into routine clinical practice, according to an article published in the journal eLife.Medical imaging techniques underpin much decision-making in cancer medicine and can be used to determine,... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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ICU Management

Personalised/ Precision Medicine

2017 16 Mar

The progress towards, and potential of, personalised/ precision medicine in intensive care is the theme for our cover story. We are making progress in moving away from therapies based on poorly characterised patient populations to more personalised treatment of critically ill patients, although true precision medicine, based on individual genes, environment... Read more

Executive Health Management

Top 5 Hyped Technologies in Healthcare

2017 30 Jan

1.    Wearables and sensorsThe most popular trackers are able to measure movement to assess sleep quality and exercise patterns. Other trackers measure brain waves during meditation. While 24-hour blood pressure and Holter monitors are at the heart of diagnosis and remote patient monitoring is looking incredibly promising, the real value from wearables... Read more

Executive Health Management

Personalised Medicine - Data - Diagnosis - Decisions

2016 05 Apr

The term Personalised Medicine has been extensively used within the last years to describe a paradigm shift in research and medical application towards an evidence based medicine.The Tübingen congress will focus on the clinical applicability of PM. Specifically we will highlight aquisition and analysis of highly complex data from patients, the role... Read more

IT Management

Tech to Play Key Role in Obama Precision Medicine

2015 25 Aug

In his State of the Union Address this January, President Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) that was launched with a $215 million investment. PMI aims to enable a new era of medicine through research, technology, and policies that will lead to the development of individualised, tailored treatments for patients.PMI is looking for... Read more

Executive Health Management

Is Personalised Medicine Really the Answer?

2015 25 Jun

The philosophy behind personalised medicine (also known as precision medicine) is that medical care and public health should be transformed by prevention and treatment programs that are specifically targeted to individual patients. Theoretically, this is to be achieved by sequencing more genomes, creating bigger biobanks, and linking biological information... Read more

ICU Management

ISICEM15: Personalised Medicine in Critical Care - the Future?

2015 31 Mar

Is personalised medicine the future for critical care? Hector R. Wong (Cincinnati, USA), speaking at the 35th International Symposium on Critical Care and Emergency Medicine in Brussels last month, suggested it is, given that intensivists generally manage heterogeneous syndromes, such as ARDS, AKI and sepsis, rather than  distinct diseases. In critical... Read more

Executive Health Management

10 Changes to Advance Personalised Patient Care

2015 30 Jan

Twelve years have passed since the mapping of the human genome in 2003. Since then, much has been learned about how people differ genetically. We may be 99.9 percent the same from a genetic perspective, but that differing 0.1 percent of genes comprises approximately three million genomic variants that are different between two people. Identifying the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Genetics Guide Personalised Cardiovascular Therapy

2015 16 Jan

New research from Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) has found that cardiovascular patients with a specific genetic profile benefit greatly from the new medication dalcetrapib. The drug reduced heart attacks, strokes, unstable angina, coronary revascularisations and cardiovascular deaths by as much as 39 percent. The findings could pave the way for a new... Read more