In the coming decade, the focus of medicine will shift from a disease-oriented approach, where the physician prescribes according to the disease the patient has, to a personalized approach, in which the physician first considers the patient's individual biochemistry before prescribing a treatment. Personalized medicine has the potential to improve efficacy and safety in virtually all fields of medicine. Unfortunately, few physicians feel confident in their ability to apply the principles of genetics and genomics upon which personalized medicine is based to their practice. This book is intended to help the practicing physician understand and apply the principles of genetic and genomic medicine, regardless of his/her level of background in the field. It provides a thorough foundation/review of classical genetic principles, with an emphasis on how these principles apply to personalized medicine and common complex diseases. In addition, it provides a wide-ranging review of the inroads that personalized medicine has made into several fields, including cancer, psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular disease, substance abuse, Alzheimer disease, respiratory diseases, type 2 diabetes and macular degeneration. Most importantly, this book is intended to enable the practicing physician, physician assistants and their entire healthcare team to anticipate the developments that will emerge in the near future, and stay current with the field as it expands.
Number of pages: 211
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
Edition: 2011 ed.
"This is a timely book about personalized genomic medicine. ... is essential for the physician farther out from training who may not be up to date with genetic advances made in the last decade and is also a helpful refresher for the more recent graduate. ... this book would make a great addition to a personal physician's library as a reference book. ... a great addition to a medical school or residency program library." (Laura Shaw, Family Medicine, Vol. 45 (10), November-December, 2013)
"The book offers the reader a bird's eye view of the broad field of genetics and genomics and its application to personalized medicine. It will prove as an enjoyable reading for both practicing physicians as well as students interested to venture into the vast and interesting field of genetics and genomics." (Ashwin Dalal, Indian Journal of Medical Research, Vol. 136, July, 2012)