Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Expet Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol
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The enormous health and economic burden of gastrointestinal disease worldwide warrants a sharp focus on the etiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and development of new therapies. By the end of the last century we had seen enormous advances, both in technologies to visualize disease and in curative therapies in areas such as gastric ulcer, with the advent first of the H2-antagonists and then the proton pump inhibitors - clear examples of how advances in medicine can massively benefit the patient. Nevertheless, specialists face ongoing challenges from a wide array of diseases of diverse etiology. In the related field of hepatology, liver disease and cirrhosis are the seventh leading cause of death among adults between 25–64 years of age in the USA alone. Specifically, Hepatitis B is 100 times more infectious than the AIDS virus and currently 5% of the population, worldwide, is infected. As the scientific and clinical communities address these challenges with new technologies, new therapeutic and diagnostic modalities and new understanding of disease at the molecular level, the scientific literature is proliferating explosively. Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology provides comprehensive coverage of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in the field as they occur. The journal focuses on the latest advances in our pathological, biochemical and physiological understanding of the diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract and liver, in addition to up-to-the-minute developments in strategies for prevention, diagnosis and intervention.
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