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Personalized Medicine of Alcohol Addiction: Pharmacogenomics and beyond

Overview of attention for article published in Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, February 2017
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Personalized Medicine of Alcohol Addiction: Pharmacogenomics and beyond
Published in
Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, February 2017
DOI 10.2174/1389201018666170224105025
Pubmed ID

Vangelis Manolopoulos, Georgia Ragia


Alcohol addiction or alcoholism is the most severe form of problem drinking. A variety of treatment methods for alcoholism are currently available that combine medications, behavioral treatment and peer support. The drugs that are currently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of alcohol dependence are disulfiram, naltrexone and acamprosate. For many patients, however, these treatments are not effective. Evidence from a number of different studies suggests that different factors, both psychosocial and economic, as well as genetic variation, are significant contributors to interindividual variation both of clinical presentation of alcohol problems and response to a given treatment. The aim of the present review is to summarize and discuss different aspects of personalized medicine of alcohol addiction. We focus on pharmacogenomics and beyond, to include the genetics and epigenetics of alcohol addiction as well as other psychosocial and even economic factors that may affect response to alcohol addiction pharmacotherapy. It is anticipated that, within the next 5-10 years, personalized medicine of alcohol addiction will be a reality and it will help reduce the burden of alcoholism from society and increase the well-being and productivity of individuals addicted to alcohol.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 6 32%
Researcher 4 21%
Unspecified 2 11%
Other 1 5%
Student > Master 1 5%
Other 5 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 11%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 11%
Unspecified 2 11%
Other 4 21%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2019.
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