Welcome to the new academic journal OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology. Recent progress in understanding liver, biliary, pancreatic and gastro-intestinal diseases and their treatments has been observed in the world. OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology publishes interesting and informative reviews, original articles, and invaluable case reports in this area. We also publish basic research as well as clinical research.

Hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV, HCV, HDV, and HEV are still a serious issue worldwide. Treatments on these viruses have recently improved. However, liver fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma are still critical conditions. We focus on all of these liver diseases. We also focus on broad-spectrum of gastro-intestinal diseases in this journal.

Please accept our special thanks for choosing to publish in the OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology. We are looking forward to your submissions for OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology.

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Free Publication in 2020
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Special Issue

Unmet Need in the Management of Chronic Hepatitis C

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Chung-Feng Huang, MD,PhD

1. Associate Professor, Hepatobiliary Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2. Faculty of Medicine and Hepatitis Research Center, College of Medicine, and Center for Infectious Disease, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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Research Interests: Liver Diseases; Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Chronic Hepatitis C; Viral Hepatitis

About This Topic

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the major etiologies of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma worldwide. With the great innovation of directly acting antivirals, most patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) could be cured. However, there are several unmet needs to be solved. For example, the gap of HCV diagnosis and accessibility to medical care, difficult-to-cure populations including patients with liver decompensation, treatment-emergent variants and retreatment options, and long-term hepatic and extrahepatic outcomes in the post sustained virologic response (SVR) era. This special section seeks submissions for including but not restricted to abovementioned hot issues. The submissions can be in the form of review articles, opinions or original research. We would like to invite you to submit your work for consideration of publication in this special issue.


Open Access Review

Can HCV Viremic Organs Be Used in Liver Transplantation to HCV Negative Recipients?

Haris Muhammad, Muhammad Baraa Hammami, Peng-Sheng Ting, Cem Simsek, Behnam Saberi, Ahmet Gurakar
Received: February 02, 2020; Published: April 24, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.2002046

Open Access Opinion

Vitamin D in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection Receiving the Direct Antiviral Agents

Hsuan-Wei Chen, Hsuan-Hwai Lin, Yu-Lueng Shih, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh, Jung-Chun Lin
Received: February 23, 2020; Published: March 30, 2020; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.2001044

Open Access Original Research

The Daclatasvir/Asunaprevir/Beclabuvir Combination Therapy for Chronic Hepatitis C Patients Experiencing Failure of IFN-Free DAA-Based Therapies

Ken Sato, Atsushi Naganuma, Shuichi Saito, Yuichi Yamazaki, Takeshi Kobayashi, Hiroki Tojima, Norio Horiguchi, Satoru Kakizaki, Toshio Uraoka, Hiroshi Ohnishi, Hiroaki Okamoto
Received: September 29, 2019; Published: December 17, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1904041