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From evidence-based medicine to genomic medicine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18923934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The concept of 'evidence-based medicine' dates back to mid-19th century or even earlier. It remains pivotal in planning, funding and in delivering the health care. Clinicians, public health practitioners, health commissioners/purchasers, health planners, politicians and public seek formal 'evidence' in approving any form of health care provision. Essentially 'evidence-based medicine' aims at the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients. It is in fact the 'personalised medicine' in practice. Since the completion of the human genome project and the rapid accumulation of huge amount of data, scientists and physicians alike are excited on the prospect of 'personalised health care' based on individual's genotype and phenotype. The first decade of the new millennium now witnesses the transition from 'evidence-based medicine' to the 'genomic medicine'. The practice of medicine, including health promotion and prevention of disease, stands now at a wide-open road as the scientific and medical community embraces itself with the rapidly expanding and revolutionising field of genomic medicine. This article reviews the rapid transformation of modern medicine from the 'evidence-based medicine' to 'genomic medicine'.
Authors:
Dhavendra Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genomic medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1871-7934     ISO Abbreviation:  Genomic Med     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300020     Medline TA:  Genomic Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-104     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Medical Genetics, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF14 4XN, UK, kumard1@cardiff.ac.uk.
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