BMC Nephrology welcomes submissions to a Collection on Artificial intelligence in nephrology.
Current research trends in nephrology represent the beginning of a new era of cross-disciplinary informational synthesis. With accelerating discoveries in genetics, molecular pathways, biochemical interactions and intercellular communication, new potential therapeutic targets are being introduced at an unprecedented rate. With application of novel methods in translational research and vast accumulation of clinical data, personalized treatment regimens have become central in advancing the quality of care and improving outcomes. Innovations in dialysis and transplant management, artificial kidney development, implementation of early diagnostic and disease prevention strategies are at the forefront of a modern patient-centered approach in nephrology.
The continuous flow of novel and constantly evolving information requires a powerful resource for high-level data synthesis and complex analysis in order to find meaning in a perpetually expanding informational field. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, including Machine Learning (ML) are such resources, application of which in clinical and translational research is gaining momentum. The AI generated data-based knowledge has potential to impact patient management strategies by forming support systems for clinical decisions, improving drug design, risk identification and personalization of treatment. In all possible ways, AI and ML are enabling the emergence of “intelligent nephrology”.
This Collection gathers researchers with interest in kidney diseases from different perspectives, from basic science to clinical settings, including bioengineers and data scientists, aiming to present novel strategies of analysis to unravel the causes of renal diseases and improving in personalized therapeutics with the goal of achieving precision medicine. We encourage contributions with focus on the role of AI in novel data acquisition, synthesis, and interpretation, in scope with the journal’s aims in the diagnosis and treatment of renal diseases.
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