Special Issue "Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Diet and Treatment"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1010-660X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2019
Dr. Atsushi Sakuraba
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, is a chronic relapsing and remitting disorder characterized by inflammation of the digestive tract. It causes various intestinal as well as extraintestinal symptoms, which often can be debilitating. With the advancement of basic, translational, and clinical research, our understanding and management of IBD have greatly progressed over the past decades. The exact cause of IBD still remains unknown, but research has shown that genetic, immunological, and environmental factors play a role in the initiation and perpetuation of the disease process. Clinical management has greatly changed in the past decade owing to the evolution of biologic treatments, and treatment goals are now not only to control symptoms but to achieve mucosal healing and alter the natural course of the disease. To promote the basic and clinical research field in IBD, we invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the mechanisms and management of IBD. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Immunology and tolerance
- Host-microbe interaction and fecal transplantation
- Novel diagnostic approaches including biomarkers, serology, and imaging modalities
- Biologic and non-biologic therapies
- Therapeutic drug monitoring
- Mucosal healing
- Disease- and therapy-related complications and surveillance
- Surgery and related issues
Dr. Atsushi Sakuraba
Dr. Katsuyoshi Matsuoka
Manuscript Submission Information
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- inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- ulcerative colitis
- fecal transplant
- mucosal healing