Gastroenterology Research and Practice

New Insights into Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Pancreatic Disorders


Publishing date
12 Oct 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 May 2012

1Gastroenterology Department, Central Clinical Hospital of Ministry of Internal Affairs, Warsaw, Poland

2Sherbrooke University, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada J1K 2R1

3Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospital Rijeka, Krešimirova 42, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia


New Insights into Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Pancreatic Disorders

Description

Pancreatic disorders, such as acute and chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, are until now challenging diseases to manage, with significant burdens of morbidity, mortality rate, and high financial costs. Acute pancreatitis is still a common and potentially fatal disease with nonspecific treatment and unpredictable prognosis. Chronic pancreatitis, resulting in a slow irreversible damage of the organ with gradual decline in digestive enzyme production, is a major cause of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency in adults. Finally, pancreatic cancer is known as a devastating process with only 6-month median survival after diagnosis.

In spite of significant improvements in understanding the pathophysiology of the different pancreatic diseases and advances in the diagnosis and management of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, the mortality rate has remained stable since the 1970s.

We take a particular interest in future manuscripts that are dedicated to pathogenesis of pancreatic diseases as well as molecular and cellular basis of pancreatitis and pancreatic malignancy. Moreover, articles that report prognostic factors and clinical criteria of pancreatic diseases and progress in prognosis of acute pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer as well as new aspects of treatment of pancreatic diseases would be of great interest.

We invite investigators to contribute their original data and review articles that will be in line with new insights into pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of pancreatic disorders. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic research and epidemiological data on etiologic factors in pancreatic diseases
  • Basic research on pathogenetic aspects of pancreatic diseases
  • Inflammatory cytokine polymorphisms: important aspects in pancreatic disease?
  • Early prognosis in acute pancreatitis
  • Diagnostic value of endosonography and radiologic methods in chronic pancreatitis
  • Cystic lesion in pancreas: diagnosis and treatment
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Genetic basis of pancreatic malignancy
  • Early detection of pancreatic cancer
  • New aspects of treatment of pancreatic disorders

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 305179
  • - Editorial

New Insights into Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Pancreatic Disorders

Grazyna Rydzewska | Jean Morisset | Davor Stimac
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 956149
  • - Review Article

Epidemiology of Acute Pancreatitis in the North Adriatic Region of Croatia during the Last Ten Years

Davor Stimac | Ivana Mikolasevic | ... | Sandra Milic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 282645
  • - Research Article

The Role of IL-6, 8, and 10, sTNFr, CRP, and Pancreatic Elastase in the Prediction of Systemic Complications in Patients with Acute Pancreatitis

E. Fisic | G. Poropat | ... | D. Stimac
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 682156
  • - Research Article

Influence of Diet and Tobacco Smoking on Pancreatic Cancer Incidence in Poland in 1960–2008

Mirosław Jarosz | Włodzimierz Sekuła | Ewa Rychlik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 585674
  • - Clinical Study

Microenvironment Elements Involved in the Development of Pancreatic Cancer Tumor

Katarzyna Gardian | Sława Janczewska | Marek Durlik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 908963
  • - Clinical Study

Percutaneous Fine Needle Biopsy in Pancreatic Tumors: A Study of 42 Cases

Piotr Lewitowicz | Jaroslaw Matykiewicz | ... | Stanisław Gluszek
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 243524
  • - Review Article

Molecular Biologic Approach to the Diagnosis of Pancreatic Carcinoma Using Specimens Obtained by EUS-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration

Kiyohito Kato | Hideki Kamada | ... | Tsutomu Masaki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 781765
  • - Review Article

Desmoplasia in Pancreatic Cancer. Can We Fight It?

E. E. Merika | K. N. Syrigos | M. W. Saif
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 473960
  • - Clinical Study

Is Post-ERCP Pancreatitis a Genetically Predisposed Complication?

Konstantinos Mystakidis | George Kouklakis | ... | Alexandros Pantelios
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