Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Biliopancreatic Diseases


Publishing date
01 Mar 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Sep 2011

1Department of Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit, Instituto do Cancer do Estado de São Paulo (ICESP), Sao Paulo University, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2Endoscopy Unit, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Mexico City, Mexico

3University of Puerto Rico, Hospital Bella Vista, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Biliopancreatic Diseases

Description

Biliopancreatic diseases encompass a wide range of benign and malignant pathologies that have stimulated the creation of multidisciplinary groups interested in the management of affected patients. Molecular biology, advances in cross sectional imaging, and laparoscopic surgery have made possible early diagnosis of pancreatic neoplasms, mutation-target chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer, and minimally invasive treatment of biliary lithiasis, among several other advances. However, these novel tools have also raised new concerns: the management of incidental pancreatic cysts, the best approach to suspected and unsuspected choledocholithiasis, and the value of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for potentially resectable biliopancreatic neoplasms, just to mention some of them.

The special issue intends to be the communication channel of those multidisciplinary groups and their researchers. Basic, translational and clinical papers will be welcomed as well as review articles dealing with controversial issues. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Acute relapsing pancreatitis
  • Experimental models of acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Prevention of ERCP-induced pancreatitis
  • Diagnosis of early chronic pancreatitis
  • Detection of early pancreatic cancer in high-risk patients
  • Genetic abnormalities and pancreatitis
  • Diagnostic algorithm for obstructive jaundice
  • Endoscopic advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cholangiocarcinoma
  • Genetic therapy of pancreatic cancer
  • Advances in the molecular/laboratory diagnosis of pancreatic cancer
  • Management of incidental pancreatic cysts
  • Neoadjuvant therapy for biliopancreatic malignant disease
  • Palliative treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer
  • ERCP in patients with altered bowel anatomy

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 421969
  • - Editorial

Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Biliopancreatic Diseases

Fauze Maluf-Filho | Jose G. de la Mora Levy | Carlos G. Micames
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 860879
  • - Review Article

The Endoscopic Management of Pain in Chronic Pancreatitis

Adam J. Goodman | Frank G. Gress
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 627095
  • - Research Article

Reconstruction by Pancreaticogastrostomy versus Pancreaticojejunostomy following Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

YinFeng Shen | WenYin Jin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 906381
  • - Review Article

Endoscopic Management of Peri-Pancreatic Collections

David Keith Swartz | Jorge Obando
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 503098
  • - Clinical Study

The Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis for Treatment of Pain in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

Anna Wiechowska-Kozłowska | Klaudiusz Boer | ... | Piotr Milkiewicz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 395345
  • - Clinical Study

Correlation between Endosonographic and Doppler Ultrasound Features of Portal Hypertension in Patients with Cirrhosis

A. Wiechowska-Kozłowska | K. Zasada | ... | P. Milkiewicz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 147465
  • - Review Article

Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management of Cystic Lesions of the Pancreas

Koen de Jong | Marco J. Bruno | Paul Fockens
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 348719
  • - Review Article

EUS-Guided Biliary Drainage

Marc Giovannini | Erwan Bories
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 796751
  • - Review Article

Prevention of Post-ERCP Pancreatitis

F. Donnellan | Michael F. Byrne
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 190708
  • - Clinical Study

Combination of Conservative and Interventional Therapy Strategies for Intra- and Extrahepatic Cholangiocellular Carcinoma: A Retrospective Survival Analysis

M. Knüppel | S. Kubicka | ... | A. Schneider
Gastroenterology Research and Practice
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CiteScore1.940
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