Agusti A.,University of Barcelona |
Agusti A.,Research Center Biomedica en Red Enfermedades Respiratorias |
Anto J.M.,University Pompeu Fabra |
Auffray C.,European Institute for Systems Biology and Medicine |
And 32 more authors.
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine | Year: 2015
This Pulmonary Perspective summarizes the content and main conclusions of an international workshop on personalized respiratory medicine coorganized by the Barcelona Respiratory Network (www.brn.cat) and the AJRCCM in June 2014. It discusses (1) its definition and historical, social, legal, and ethical aspects; (2) the view from different disciplines, including basic science, epidemiology, bioinformatics, and network/systems medicine; (3) the bottlenecks and opportunities identified by some currently ongoing projects; and (4) the implications for the individual, the healthcare system and the pharmaceutical industry. The authors hope that, although it is not a systematic review on the subject, this document can be a useful reference for researchers, clinicians, healthcare managers, policy-makers, and industry parties interested in personalized respiratory medicine. Copyright © 2015 by the American Thoracic Society.