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Biography
Biography

Editor-in-Chief of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Osamu Yokosuka is an Emeritus Professor of Chiba University, Japan. He graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1975 then worked as a trainee under Professor K. Okuda in Chiba University Hospital till 1978. Dr. Yokosuka was a research fellow worked under Professor S. Scherlock and Professor B. H. Billing in Royal Free Hospital, London, UK from 1978 to 1980; under Professor M. Omata in Chiba University from 1980 to 1985; and under Dr. J Summers in Fox Chase Cancer Center, PA, USA in 1984. In 1985, he received a Degree of Doctor of Medical Science, and served as an Assistant Professor in Chiba University till 1994, then as Lecturer in Medicine till 2006 when he was appointed as Director and Professor of Medicine. From 2013 to 2015, he served as the Dean of Chiba University School of Medicine.

Dr. Yokosuka was the Secretary General of APASL (2008-2014). In 2016, he was elected as the President of APASL Tokyo, the President of 52nd Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Hepatology, and the President of Funabashi Central Hospital. Dr. Yokosuka’s research mainly focuses on Hepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. So far, he has published more than 700 original papers.

Biography

The Associate Editor of OBM Hepatology and Gastroenterology

Tatsuo Kanda received a medical degree in 1991 at Niigata University School of Medicine, Japan, and his PhD in 1999 at Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. He had post-doctor training for 3 years under Prof. Ratna Ray and Prof. Ranjit Ray at Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA. In Dec. 2008, Tatsuo Kanda became a Tenure-track Associate Professor at Department of Medicine and Clinical Oncology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In Feb. 2013, Tatsuo Kanda was nominated a permanent Associate Professor at Department of Gastroenterology and Nephrology, Chiba University, Graduate School of Medicine, Japan. In 2017, Tatsuo Kanda became an Associate Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Nihon University School of Medicine. For ~25 years, he has focused his scientific interests on the topics related to liver diseases including acute liver failure, viral hepatitis and autoimmune liver diseases, and worked with Prof. Osamu Yokosuka. Tatsuo Kanda is also an expert for hepatitis A virus (HAV), HBV and HCV, and translation and replication of these viruses, and hepatocarcinogenesis. With his expertise in antiviral therapies and hepatitis virus research, Tatsuo Kanda also sees a lot of patients in clinical daily practice. Tatsuo Kanda has published more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed Journal.

Special Issue

Modernization of Acupuncture Education and Research Flyer

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018 (Open)               Submit Now

Guest Editor

Gerhard Litscher, MSc, PhD, MDsc
Professor and Head of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and of the TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
E-Mail: [email protected]
Website: https://forschung.medunigraz.at/fodok/suchen.person_uebersicht?sprache_in=en&
menue_id_in=101&id_in=90698420

Research Interests: biomedical engineering; neuromonitoring in anesthesia and intensive care medicine; high-tech acupuncture; laserneedle medicine; complementary and integrative laser medicine; evidence-based complementary medicine

About This Topic

Acupuncture, moxibustion and their related fields like acupressure have been used for medical treatment for thousands of years. A large number of empirical data is available but the technical quantification of effects was not possible up to now. Using different kinds of acupuncture stimulation and modern biomedical techniques, it is now possible to quantify changes in biological activities caused by acupuncture.

This special issue focuses on the modernization of acupuncture education worldwide and also on the latest innovative aspects that underline the further enhancement and development of acupuncture. Special emphasis is given to new methodological and technical investigations, e.g. results obtained from all kinds of acupuncture innovations including needle acupuncture.

ICM welcome all papers dealing with the topic. Studies concerning bioengineering assessment of acupuncture based on modern technology are especially welcome.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System before December 31, 2018.

Planned Papers

Title: Basic Medical Science for Traditional Chinese Medicine, based on BIOCERAMIC Research
Author: Chi Ming Lee, Yuan Chia Chang, Ting Kai Leung*

Title: New Paradigm in International Ear Acupuncture
Author: Dr. István Széchenyi
Affiliation: Director, founder, acupuncturist, Széchenyi Health Center, 1550 Budapest, Hungary

Title: Teaching veterinary acupuncture in the modern age- LU channel as prototype
Author: Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA
Affiliation: Colorado Canine Orthopedics and Rehabilitation- 5528 N Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80918, USA

Publication

Research Article

Modulation of Excitability of Spinal Neural Functions by Acupoint Stimulation Physical Therapy at LU5 (Chize) in Three Hemiplegic Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease

Toshiaki Suzuki, Makiko Tani, Kaito Takamori, Maki Yamada
Received: January 21, 2017; Published: February 20, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1701001

Research Article

Effects of Acupuncture at the Left Weizhong Acupoint on Heart Rate Variability in Thirty Post-Stroke Patients – Results from a Transcontinental Teleacupuncture Study

Bo Pang, Qi Zhang, Guang-Yu Cheng, Wei-Ping Cheng, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Zemin Sheng, Ingrid Gaischek, Zhong-Ren Sun, Gerhard Litscher
Received: June 8, 2016; Published: August 23, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601003

Review

Modernization of Acupuncture Education in Europe and China: A Report from Austria

Daniela Litscher, Gerhard Litscher
Received: May 24, 2016; Published: August 15, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601002