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.

Introduction

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.

Preface

Knowledge in medicine is a very dynamic process due to the continuing progress in this field. New developments influence research, but also the clinical practice. Hence the continuous need for improvement in the field in which we work is required. Gastroenterology and hepatology, as part of internal medicine, are very dynamic fields of medicine, with numerous innovations, in the last 20-30 years at least. Starting with clinical medicine and continuing with endoscopy, interventional endoscopy or ultrasound and ending with precision medicine, with proteomics or metabolomics, the future of medicine seems to be here.

This book aims to bring to the readers' attention the latest advances in gastroenterology and hepatology. The book offers a variety of topics in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, approached in a structured, clear and comprehensive fashion, but also with practical applications. The invited authors are the best in this field, all members of a Society older than 60 years (Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology). The book’s was designed in such a way that every invited author must contribute with his/her best topic in the field of gastro/hepato!

Topics such as eosinophilic esophagitis, bariatric surgery, Barrett esophagus, neuroendocrine tumors, inflammatory bowel diseases, intestinal microbiota, videocapsule endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, etc., in the field of gastroenterology, as well as liver elastography, alcoholic liver diseases and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, HBV and HCV chronic liver diseases, contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), etc. in the field of hepatology, recommend this book to all those interested in these fields, either specialists, or researchers or fellows in training and even students. The hot topics of precision medicine, artificial intelligence, the “omics” cascade, telemedicine are also included in this book.

In the end, after finishing the book, we hope that you have enjoyed the time spent reading what is new and “hot” in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. If you liked it, please recommend this e-book to a friend!


Ioan Sporea & Alina Popescu
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
"Victor Babeş" University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Timişoara
Romania

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