Special Issue "The Role of Long-Term Biosensing in Personalized Diagnostics and Personalized Medicine"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Point-of-Care Diagnostics and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 167

Special Issue Editors

Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings Complex, Dyke Parade, T12R5CP Cork, Ireland
Interests: micro-/nano-photonics, light-matter interactions particularly in organic-molecules; biosensing; nanomedicine with focus on advancing personalized medicine
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1. Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings Complex, Dyke Parade, T12R5CP Cork, Ireland
2. Department of Physics, University College Cork, College Road, T12R5CP Cork, Ireland
Interests: machine learning; artificial intelligence; theranostics; medical devices; wearables; home healthcare; mobile healthcare; telehealth; telemedicine; personalized medicine; translational research; vibrational spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; infrared spectroscopy; biophotonics; biomedical optics; cancer; skin cancer; oral cancer; colorectal cancer; diabetes; aging; photoaging; metabolomics; proteomics; optical spectroscopy; optical imaging; multivariate analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Chronic disease—both idiopathic and non-idiopathic—is defined as a medical condition that persists for more than 3 months. As the world’s population ages, the challenges of managing chronic conditions becomes increasingly more relevant. Currently, about three in five global deaths are chronic-disease-related, with approximately one in three adults suffering from multiple chronic conditions. Unfortunately, due to the multifactorial, and sometimes mysterious, nature of such diseases, treatments have so far remained elusive. As a result, the global economic burden of chronic diseases, including the associated losses of productivity, has amounted to more than USD 1T per annum.

Unlike acute diseases, the chronicity and complexity of a chronic disease often requires long-term monitoring of disease progression. Coupled with the heterogeneous responses of patients to drugs, environmental factors, e.g., lifestyle, as well as interpatient variability in biomarker expression levels, new technologies and management modalities are urgently needed to address key challenges.

In this Special Issue, we will focus on the technical barriers as well as recent breakthroughs in bio-sensing technology in the context of chronic disease management. We will also touch on the data management aspects as well as the clinical implementation aspects of such an endeavor.

Prof. Dr. Kiang Wei Kho
Dr. Marcelo Saito Nogueira
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biosensor
  • chronic-disease
  • biomonitoring
  • point-of-care
  • interventions
  • wearables

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