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Alternative Medicine on Chronic Inflammatory Diseases: Systematic Review, Mechanisms, and Therapies

Call for Papers

The occasion of chronic inflammatory disease (CID) is due to the inappropriate immune response. A CID is a disorder with conditions that involve persistent and chronic inflammation and can cause considerable damage to the tissues of the body, which tends to undergo a great deal of suffering. Because the CID often cannot be fully controlled, the patients could experience pain, fatigue, fever, and many other symptoms caused by the inflammation and side effects of the drugs. In addition to conventional medicine, growing population of the world is consulting alternative medicine practitioners. Recently, more consideration has been paid to the studies related to the alternative medicine on CID. Therefore, the regulatory mechanism and molecular signaling of alternative medicine on therapies of CID are strongly required.

We cordially invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review papers, which are related to the investigation of alternative medicine on therapies of CID. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Systematic review on alternative medicine on therapies of CID of a specific subject
  • The study of cell, animal models, or clinical trial on alternative medicine on therapies of CID
  • Advanced molecular mechanism associated with alternative medicine on therapies of CID

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal's Authors Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/chinfl according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 24 January 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 18 April 2014
Publication DateFriday, 13 June 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Bor-Show Tzang, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 40203, Taiwan

Guest Editors

  • Der-Yuan Chen, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Tsai-Ching Hsu, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Kuo-Pao Lai, University of California San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA