Healthy Eating: Fact and Fiction

Volume Editors: Stefano Zurrida, Carlo Cipolla Nutrition is one of the topics closest to the lives of people, as citizens because  food signifies culture, identity  and tradition, but also in terms  of economics because nutrition  is an extremely important  economic sector (especially in  Italy) that ranges from industrial production to catering,  and from genuine local…

Advances in Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine – EPMA Series

Series Editor:  Olga Golubnitschaja Book volumes released in 2012     Volume 1 –  Healthcare Overview: New Perspectives. Editor: Vincenzo Costigliola Volume 2  – New Strategies to Advance Pre/Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach by PPPM. Editor: Mahmood S. Mozaffari Volume 3  – Neurodegenerative Diseases: Integrative PPPM Approach as the Medicine of the Future. Editor: Silvia Mandel…

Healthcare Overview: New Perspectives

  Volume Editor: Vincenzo Costigliola, Brussels, Belgium Just a few years ago, dire predictions of escalating technology costs and adverse demographics informed a downbeat view of the future of medicine in which struggling governments would fall behind in their public commitments to healthcare. This volume is part of today s more optimistic assessment in which…

Neurodegenerative Diseases: Integrative PPPM Approach as the Medicine of the Future

Volume Editor: Silvia Mandel, Haifa, Israel The economic burden of dementia was estimated as being US$ 604 billion in 2010. Now it is time for new guidelines in handling of neurodegenerative disorders. Optimistic versus pessimistic prognosis depends much on diagnostic and treatment approaches which healthcare will preferably adopt in the near future. Current dramatic situation…

New Strategies to Advance Pre/Diabetes Care: Integrative Approach by PPPM

Volume Editor: Jorge Coelho, Coimbra, Portugal This book is part of a series dedicated to recent advances on predictive, preventive and personalised medicine (PPPM). It focuses on the theme of “Drug delivery systems: advanced technologies potentially applicable in personalised treatments”. The critical topics involving the development and preparation of eff ective drug delivery systems, such…

Rare Diseases – Integrative PPPM Approach as the Medicine of the Future

  Volume Editor: Meral Özgüç This book focuses on predictive, preventative and personalized medicine (PPPM) and how it is related to the healthcare of rare diseases. Readers will discover how advanced rare diseases healthcare provides an excellent “proof-of-principles” for the personalisation of healthcare systems on a global scale. Chapters look at national plans for rare…

Individualized Medicine – Ethical, Economical and Historical Perspectives

Volume Editors: Tobias Fischer, Martin Langanke, Paul Marschall, Susanne Michl A comprehensive and well-grounded outline of Individualized Medicine Presentation and assessment of concrete examples based on multi-year research Intensive discussion of barriers for translation concept of Individualized Medicine into clinical routine In 2009 the University Medicine Greifswald launched the “Greifswald Approach to Individualized Medicine” (GANI_MED)…

An Information Technology Framework for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine: A Use-Case with Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Volume Editors: Leonard Berliner, Heinz U. Lemke Provides a roadmap for integrating Information Technology with PPPM Proposes a methodology for managing vast amounts of personal medical data for decision support by means of Bayesian networks Introduces new concepts such as a Digital Patient Model and Model Guided Therapy This book explores how PPPM, clinical practice,…