Gastroenterology & Hepatology
A section of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144).
“Hepatology ” is an old specialty that involves caring for patients suffering from acute and chronic liver diseases, among the main causes of mortality, including viral, autoimmune, metabolic, and genetic illnesses. Due to the skyrocketing availability of new diagnostic tools and therapeutical approaches, these illnesses require increased attention. Therefore, physicians dealing with hepato-patients require a broad field of knowledge of diagnostic procedures including liver biopsy, ultrasound, TAC, RMN, elastography, EGDS as well as an understanding of surgical methods for shunting and/or liver transplantation, of invasive approaches for hepatocarcinoma, and finally of antiviral therapy. Last but not least, hepatologists should have a multidisciplinary and interprofessional environment to support top-quality care.
The section “Hepatology” of the journal Medicina is devoted to the propagation of novel findings and state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of liver disease of every etiology.
The main aim is advancing the growth of diagnosis and therapy of the non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD), which, due to the obesity pandemic, has surged to unprecedented levels and is one of the most frequent motivations for liver transplantation and causes of hepatocarcinoma, deepening its spectrum, i.e., simple fatty liver, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and cirrhosis post-NASH.
Topics of interest for this section include, but are not limited, to the following:
- Basic and clinical research in NAFLD diagnosis and therapy;
- Therapy and follow-up of patients suffering from viral infections (HBV, HBV, HDV);
- Early diagnosis of hepatocarcinoma; strategies to cure hepatocarcinoma
- Liver cirrhosis with its complications (portal hypertension, ascites, hemorrhage, hepato-renal syndrome, hepatic encephalopathy).
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Viral Hepatitis Research: Updates and Challenges (Deadline: 15 October 2023)
- Medical Imaging in Hepatology (Deadline: 20 October 2023)
- Ulcerative Colitis: Diagnosis and Management (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Current and Future Directions in Gastric Surgery (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Current Trends in Constipation Diagnosis and Treatment (Deadline: 1 November 2023)
- Technological Advances in HPB Surgery (Deadline: 20 November 2023)
- Robotic Colorectal Oncological Surgery: New Insights and Perspectives (Deadline: 1 December 2023)
- Gastrointestinal Disorders - Incidence, Mortality, Survival, and Risk Factors (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Latest Advances in Pancreatobiliary Endoscopy (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Procedures and Complementary Interventions in the Gastrointestinal Tract (Deadline: 19 January 2024)
- Advances in Cholecystitis and Cholecystectomy (Deadline: 20 January 2024)
- Advance in the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (Deadline: 31 January 2024)
- An Update to the Epidemiology, Diagnostic Challenges, and Molecular Bases of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (Deadline: 29 February 2024)
- Clinical Treatment and Innovation of Gastroenterology (Deadline: 25 March 2024)
- Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Diseases (Deadline: 31 March 2024)
- Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Management and Complications (Deadline: 30 April 2024)
- Pancreatitis—Advances in Diagnosis and Management of Acute, Chronic, Autoimmune and Postoperative Pancreatitis (Deadline: 10 May 2024)
- Novelties in Gastrointestinal Surgery (Deadline: 30 May 2024)
- Recent Advances and Future Challenges in Hepatobiliary Surgery (Deadline: 31 May 2024)