Editors: Ioan Sporea, Alina Popescu

What is New in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Printed Copy: US $91
ISBN: 978-1-68108-788-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-787-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810878701210101Note: The complete book containing all chapters will be published soon.


Gastroenterology and hepatology represent dynamic fields of study and practice in internal medicine, with numerous innovations manifesting over the last 30 years. What is New in Gastroenterology and Hepatology is a reference which presents updates on the latest advances in the aforementioned subspecialties. The book offers a broad range of topics in a structured, clear and comprehensive fashion. Thirty-three chapters provide knowledge on basic medical research and practical applications in the clinic with information contributed by several members of the Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (a medical society with a history of more than 60 years). The contents feature updates on common and rare disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestines), pancreas and the liver, as well as new imaging techniques such as video capsule endoscopy and contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). Special topics of recent interest such as the value of gut microbiota in medical interventions and the use of ‘omics’ technologies for precision medicine, and telemedicine are also included. What is New in Gastroenterology and Hepatology is an informative reference for all medical researchers and healthcare professionals (gastroenterologists, hepatologists, internal medicine physicians, surgeons, oncologists) who wish to keep themselves up to speed on new advances in these medical subspecialties.


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Guenter J. Krejs
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Ioan Sporea and Alina Popescu
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List of Contributors

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Ioan Sporea and Alina Popescu
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What’s New in Extra-digestive Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease?

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Vasile-Liviu Drug and Oana-Bogdana Bărboi
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Optical Diagnosis in Barrett Esophagus and Related Neoplazia

- Pp. 17-25 (9)
Daniela E. Dobru*
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Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders

- Pp. 26-42 (17)
Dan L. Dumitraşcu* and Andrei V. Pop
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Postoperative Digestive Complications of Bariatric Surgery

- Pp. 43-54 (12)
Andrada Seicean* and Radu Seicean
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What is New in Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

- Pp. 55-65 (11)
Adrian Săftoiu* and Codruța Constantinescu
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Intestinal Microbiota and its Implications in Pathology

- Pp. 66-77 (12)
Paul J. Porr*
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Videocapsule Endoscopy

- Pp. 78-90 (13)
Ciprian Brisc and Timothy Kurniawan
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Precision Medicine in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Current Challenges

- Pp. 91-103 (13)
Eugen Dumitru and Cristina Tocia*
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Fibrosis in Crohn’s Disease - From Evolution to Treatment

- Pp. 104-113 (10)
Adrian Goldiş*
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The Quality of Life of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Continuous Challenge

- Pp. 114-122 (9)
Mircea Diculescu and Tudor Stroie*
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Advances in Colorectal Cancer Screening

- Pp. 123-133 (11)
Eftimie Miuțescu and Bogdan Miuțescu*
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New Guidelines on Post-polypectomy Colonoscopy Surveillance

- Pp. 134-144 (11)
Simona Băţagă*
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Artificial Intelligence in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

- Pp. 145-153 (9)
Radu Bogdan Mateescu and Theodor Alexandru Voiosu
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Gallbladder Tumors

- Pp. 154-171 (18)
Ioan Tiberiu Tofolean* and Mihaela Țanco
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Management of Severe Acute Pancreatitis

- Pp. 172-185 (14)
Mircea Manuc* and Doina Istratescu
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Endoscopic Treatment in Chronic Pancreatitis

- Pp. 186-198 (13)
Alina Ioana Tanțău*
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EUS Drainage of Peripancreatic Fluid Collections

- Pp. 199-211 (13)
Gabriel Constantinescu* and Mădălina Ilie
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Update in the Management of Pancreatic Cysts

- Pp. 212-221 (10)
Mariana Jinga and Balaban Daniel Vasile*
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Emerging Techniques for Assessment of Chronic Liver Diseases: The “Omics” Cascade

- Pp. 222-235 (14)
Dana Crisan* and Mircea Grigorescu
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Where are we Now with Ultrasound-based Liver Elastography?

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Ioan Sporea* and Felix Bende
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New Insights into NAFLD (Diagnosis, Risk Stratification, Treatment)

- Pp. 253-266 (14)
Carmen Braticevici Fierbinţeanu and Alexandru Moldoveanu*
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The Role of Cytokines and Inflammatory Mediators in Alcoholic Liver Disease

- Pp. 267-274 (8)
Ligia Bancu*
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Noninvasive Assessment of Steatosis and Fibrosis in Alcoholic Liver Disease

- Pp. 275-284 (10)
Alina Popescu* and Tudor Moga
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Can we Stop Nucleos(t)ide Analogs in HBV Chronic Hepatitis?

- Pp. 285-296 (12)
Roxana Șirli*
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Hepatitis C Virus and Chronic Kidney Disease – What is New?

- Pp. 297-306 (10)
Cătălina Mihai* and Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean
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Advances in Imaging Diagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma - the Place of Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS)

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Mirela Dănilă* and Ana Maria Ghiuchici
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Treatment of Intermediate Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma – from Guidelines and Beyond

- Pp. 319-333 (15)
Zeno Spârchez* and Iuliana Nenu
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Direct-acting Oral Anticoagulants in Liver Cirrhosis: What is the Current Status?

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Anca Trifan* and Irina Gîrleanu
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Latest Data on the Epidemiology, Pathological Classification, and Staging of the Combined Hepatocellular Carcinoma-Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

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Monica Acalovschi*
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Endoscopic Therapy in Cholangiocarcinoma

- Pp. 260-273 (14)
Marcel Tanțău
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Telemedicine in Hepatology, is it Time to Move Forward?

- Pp. 274-287 (14)
Ion Rogoveanu and Bogdan Silviu Ungureanu
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Pathologies of the Peritoneum, Mesentery and Diaphragm

- Pp. 288-300 (13)
Lucian Negreanu*
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Overview of Iron Products in Gastroenterological Anemia

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Dan Ionuț Gheonea and Carmen Nicoleta Oancea
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