Special Issue "Advances in Peripheral Artery Disease"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015)
Prof. Jonathan Golledge
1. The Vascular Biology Unit, Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia 2. Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Interests: peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysm, stroke
Dr. Joseph V. Moxon
The Vascular Biology Unit, Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, School of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia
Interests: peripheral vascular disease, aortic aneurysm, biomarkers, proteomics, systems biology, mouse models, translational research
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a broad term encompassing a range of atherosclerotic and aneurysmal conditions within the extra-coronary circulation. PAD is estimated to affect up to 15% of the population aged over 65 years, and significantly increases the risk of major cardiovascular events in affected patients. Incomplete understanding of the mechanisms underpinning PAD results in significant shortfalls in patient management, including a lack of diagnostic markers to screen at-risk populations, difficulty in predicting clinical outcomes for patients with established PAD, and an absence of non-surgical methods to correct disease pathology. To address these limitations, considerable work has been conducted to investigate PAD pathophysiology, often employing mouse models or in vitro approaches. However, the relevance of these findings to the clinical condition, and how results can be translated to improve patient care, is not always immediately clear. This special issue will focus on better understanding the pathophysiology of PAD with specific emphasis on translating research findings to the clinical situation.
Professor Jonathan Golledge
Dr Joseph V Moxon
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- peripheral artery disease;
- clinical research;
- translational research;
- mouse models;
- drug targets