December 2016

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Blood Pressure May Open Door to Personalized Medicine for PTSD

A new study reports that soldiers with higher blood pressure before beginning prazosin treatment see better results from the medication. The study, published in Biological Psychiatry, is the first to look for a biological marker that could be used to predict individual response to a drug treatment for combat PTSD. More

Speaker: Glaucoma on the cusp of personalized medicine

Robert N. Weinreb, MD, professor and chair of ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego recently remarked upon the increased focus on precision medicine at the American Academy of Optometry.

“Medicine today is reactive, it’s population based and one-size fits all,” Weinreb said. “We are entering the era of personalized medicine … personalizing surgery that is predictive, patient-centric, allowing us to identify the right patient, with the right test and do it with the right frequency, instead of doing the same test at the same frequency for all of our patients.”

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