Precision Medicine for Chronic Diseases

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular and Translational Medicine".

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Medical Pathology, Nutrition and Clinical Exercise Group (PaMNEC) of Multidisciplinary Research, Center of Egas Moniz (CiiEM), Escola Superior de Saúde Egas Moniz, 2829-511 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: nursing; personalized medicine; physical rehabilitation; neurorehabilitation; qualitative research; health promotion
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Interests: neurological diseases; Parkinson's disease; elderly and aging; clinical exercise; non-pharmacologic interventions
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Dear Colleagues,

Living with a chronic condition can be stressful because it changes patients’ lives, distressing their physical and/or mental health or threatening their survival. Nevertheless, people are able to take steps to cope with these new situations, manage their condition, and maintain a good quality of life. These patients have different disease statuses and management requirements, and so providing optimal care is key. Precision health considers genetic and genomic sequence, protein, metabolite, and microbiome information—collectively known as “omics”—with lifestyle, social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors. Combining these high-tech and high-touch approaches allows healthcare professionals to formulate treatment and prevention strategies based on patients’ unique backgrounds and conditions. Precision health can improve aspects of physical health, mental health, and the ability to self-manage conditions. This new approach represents a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized care that empowers people with chronic conditions to lead healthy lives. With this Special Issue, we aim to publish articles describing precision health approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of chronically ill patients.

We encourage the submission of manuscripts that look at precision health and contribute to the development of knowledge in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to: ensuring access to precision health for people with chronic conditions; pathways for precision health; protecting and supporting people with chronic conditions through precision health; benefits of the precision health approach; challenges to the delivery of precision health for people with chronic conditions.

Dr. Júlio Belo Fernandes
Dr. Catarina Godinho
Dr. Fábio G. Teixeira
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Keywords

  • precision health
  • personalized care
  • person-centredness
  • patient participation
  • empowerment
  • chronic conditions
  • chronic disease

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Current Trends and Challenges of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation—An Easy Method That Works for All?
by Cátia Almeida, Rita Oliveira, Pilar Baylina, Rúben Fernandes, Fábio G. Teixeira and Pedro Barata
Biomedicines 2022, 10(11), 2742; https://doi.org/10.3390/biomedicines10112742 - 28 Oct 2022
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The gut microbiota refers to bacteria lodges in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) that interact through various complex mechanisms. The disturbance of this ecosystem has been correlated with several diseases, such as neurologic, respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases and cancer. Therefore, the modulation of [...] Read more.
The gut microbiota refers to bacteria lodges in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) that interact through various complex mechanisms. The disturbance of this ecosystem has been correlated with several diseases, such as neurologic, respiratory, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases and cancer. Therefore, the modulation of the gut microbiota has emerged as a potential therapeutic tool; of the various forms of gut microbiota modulation, fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is the most approached. This recent technique involves introducing fecal material from a healthy donor into the patient’s gastrointestinal tract, aiming to restore the gut microbiota and lead to the resolution of symptoms. This procedure implies a careful donor choice, fine collection and handling of fecal material, and a balanced preparation of the recipient and consequent administration of the prepared content. Although FMT is considered a biological therapy with promising effects, side effects such as diarrhea and abdominal pain have also been claimed, making this a significant challenge in the application of FMT. Bearing this in mind, the present review aims to summarize the recent advances in understanding FMT mechanisms, their impact across different pathological conditions, and the associated side effects, emphasizing the most recent published data. Full article
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