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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Special Issue

Pancreatitis: New Insights into Etiology, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, Management and Complications

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2019 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Prashanth Rawla, MD

Department of Internal Medicine, SOVAH Health, Martinsville, VA, USA

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Research Interests: Gastroenterology; mainly pancreatitis; inflammatory bowel disease; hepatitis; diabetes and oncology

About This Topic

Acute and chronic pancreatitis pose significant burdens in terms of morbidity, mortality rate, and financial costs. Novel insights into etiology, physio-pathology, clinical features, diagnosis, management and complications of pancreatitis have been recently published in scientific journals, thus changing both disease paradigms and clinical practice.

We invite authors to submit new research ongoing research and review of current research in the form of original research contributions, literature reviews, case reports, mini reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analysis in the subject of the etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of pancreatitis.

Potential sub topics include but are not limited to the following:
Epidemiology and classification
Risk factors
Pancreatitis, acute and chronic: the pathologist’s point of view
Biology and molecular pathways of acute and chronic pancreatitis
Diagnosis: the role of ultrasound, Ct abdomen and endoscopic ultrasound and novel technologies. Role of amylase and lipase.
Current management: treatment and surveillance strategies
Future perspectives
Pancreatitis and risk of pancreatic cancer
Non alcoholic pancreatic disease and pancreatitis
Complications of pancreatitis

Planned Papers

Title:Pancreatitis: New insights into etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, management, and complications
Authors: Dr. Fady Kaldas and Dr. Danielle Graham
Affiliation: Surgery department at UCLA, USA

Title:Management of pancreatic fluid collection complicating acute pancreatitis
Authors: Gaël Deplanque, Domenico Galasso
Affiliation: Hopital Riviera Chablais, Canton VD et VS, Switzerland

Title:Endoscopic management of acute recurrent pancreatitis
Authors: Pier Alberto Testoni
Affiliation: Vita Salute San Raffaele University - San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy

Title:Management of severe necrotising pancreatitis
Authors: Michal Kawka, Tamara Gall, Professor Jiao Long
Affiliation: Department of Surgery and Cancer, Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College, London

Title:Walled-off necrosis in acute pancreatitis: clinical implications
Author: Raffaele Pezzilli
Affiliation: Pancreas Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Sant'Orsola Polyclinic, Bologna, Italy

Title: A Review of Current Surgical Management of Chronic Pancreatitis.
Authors: En Yaw Hong, MD; JoAnn Coleman, DNP, ACNP. AOCN; Vanita Ahuja, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS
1. Surgical resident PGY 3 at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland USA
2. Coordinator and nurse practitioner, Sinai Center for Geriatric Surgery at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland USA
3. General surgeon and surgery residency program director, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland USA


Open Access Review

Endoscopic Therapy for Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis

Pier Alberto Testoni, Sabrina Testoni
Received: October 17, 2019; Published: December 23, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1904042

Open Access Case Report

Secondary Acute Pancreatitis Associated with Paracetamol and Codeine Administration after Dental Treatment: Literature Analysis and Clinical Case Study

Alessandro Luigi Rossi, Vincenzo Capilupi, David Palombo, Luigi Tagliatesta, Tecla Terenzio, Marco Vitali, Matteo Chiapasco
Received: April 29, 2019; Published: August 30, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1903035

Open Access Review

Rare Causes of Acute Pancreatitis: Drugs, Eosinophilia, and Autoimmunity

Mauro Turrin
Received: March 15, 2019; Published: August 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1903034

Open Access Review

Pancreatitis in Solid Organ Transplant Patients: A Review of the Literature

Danielle Graham, Takahiro Ito, Ronald Busuttil, Fady Kaldas
Received: May 05, 2019; Published: July 29, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1903029

Open Access Review

Hereditary Pancreatitis – A Review of Current Concepts and Management

Daniel Hughes, Alex Gordon-Weeks, Michael A Silva
Received: April 30, 2019; Published: July 19, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1903028

Open Access Review

Review of Current Evidence in Acute Pancreatitis

Samantha Varley, Kirsten Rossi, Meghan Murray, Alissa Nichole
Received: May 17, 2019; Published: July 12, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1903026

Open Access Review

Managing Acute Severe Necrotising Pancreatitis

Michal Kawka, Tamara MH Gall, Long R Jiao
Received: February 25, 2019; Published: June 05, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1902022

Open Access Review

Walled-Off Necrosis in Acute Pancreatitis: Clinical and Therapeutic Implications

Raffaele Pezzilli
Received: February 07, 2019; Published: April 10, 2019; doi:10.21926/obm.hg.1902017