Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Advances in Biliary Tract Disorders: Novel Biomarkers, Pharmacotherapies, Endoscopic Techniques, and Surgical Management


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1Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

2University of North Dakota, North Dakota, USA

3University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

4University of California at Davis, California, USA


Advances in Biliary Tract Disorders: Novel Biomarkers, Pharmacotherapies, Endoscopic Techniques, and Surgical Management

Description

The “cholangiopathies” refer to an etiologically diverse group of human diseases affecting or originating in the biliary tract. As a group, these conditions account for an enormous amount of the morbidity and mortality of all liver diseases and are a common indication for orthotopic liver transplantation. Therefore, it is not surprising that the cholangiopathies represent an area of intense ongoing research and discovery.

To promote dissemination of recent knowledge and developments in the field, including at a basic, translational, clinical, endoscopic, and outcomes level, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the mechanisms, conversion, production, and management related to both benign and malignant diseases of the biliary tract.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pathogenesis/mechanisms of disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Diagnostic testing/biomarkers
  • Therapeutic approaches and management (pharmacologic, endoscopic, or other)
  • Indications for and novel developments in surgical management
  • Liver transplantation for diseases of the biliary tract
  • Disease surveillance

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1583486
  • - Editorial

Advances in Biliary Tract Disorders: Novel Biomarkers, Pharmacotherapies, Endoscopic Techniques, and Surgical Management

Mohamad H. Imam | Sooraj Tejaswi | ... | James H. Tabibian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9469472
  • - Clinical Study

Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Biliary Drainage Using a Fully Covered Metallic Stent after Failed Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Jintao Guo | Siyu Sun | ... | Guoxin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3432640
  • - Review Article

Risk and Surveillance of Cancers in Primary Biliary Tract Disease

Valery Hrad | Yoftahe Abebe | ... | Mohamad Imam
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5249152
  • - Review Article

Advances in Therapeutic Cholangioscopy

Tomazo Antonio Prince Franzini | Renata Nobre Moura | Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6153893
  • - Clinical Study

Short-Term Biliary Stent Placement Contributing Common Bile Duct Stone Disappearance with Preservation of Duodenal Papilla Function

Tatsuki Ueda | Masataka Kikuyama | ... | Takafumi Kurokami
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7675953
  • - Research Article

Factor Analysis Influencing Postoperative Hospital Stay and Medical Costs for Patients with Definite, Suspected, or Unmatched Diagnosis of Acute Cholecystitis according to the Tokyo Guidelines 2013

Aoi Hayasaki | Koji Takahashi | ... | Shuji Isaji
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3692096
  • - Research Article

The Hepaticojejunostomy Technique with Intra-Anastomotic Stent in Biliary Diseases and Its Evolution throughout the Years: A Technical Analysis

Demetrios Moris | Alexandros Papalampros | ... | Evangelos Felekouras
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 9381759
  • - Research Article

Different Types of Periampullary Duodenal Diverticula Are Associated with Occurrence and Recurrence of Bile Duct Stones: A Case-Control Study from a Chinese Center

Zhen Sun | Wenhui Bo | ... | Quan Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3296801
  • - Review Article

Malignant Biliary Obstruction: Evidence for Best Practice

Leonardo Zorrón Cheng Tao Pu | Rajvinder Singh | ... | Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8732521
  • - Research Article

Extensive Use of Interventional Therapies Improves Survival in Unresectable or Recurrent Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

Ricarda Seidensticker | Max Seidensticker | ... | Jens Ricke
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