Pathogenesis and Clinical Practice in Gastroenterology

Pathogenesis and Clinical Practice in Gastroenterology

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The translation of new molecular understanding of disease into clinical practice in gastroenterology is a special challenge. The Falk Symposium No. 160, entitled 'Pathogenesis and Clinical Practice in Gastroenterology', held 15-16 June 2007 in PortoroA¾, Slovenia, provided a stimulating framework to bridge discussions from bench to bedside. The proceedings of the symposium are contained in this book, and the unifying theme is the growing understanding of inflammation as a driving force in chronic disease leading to disability and malignancy. Aspects of early detection - endoscopically or via molecular markers - are covered as well as in-depth discussions of the validation of new findings in clinical practice. Whilst on a molecular basis gastroenterologists and hepatologists try to shed light on the same intracellular pathways, clinical implications such as surveillance of cancer in IBD or chronic hepatitis with cirrhosis have to be tailored to specific needs. New therapeutic agents - approved or on the horizon of early clinical studies - will dramatically change the options of patients with chronic disease such as Crohn's disease, viral hepatitis or hepatocellular carcinoma.After 18 years of follow-up in a Minnesota trial, annual FOBT screening was found to reduce colorectal cancer mortality by 33% and, when performed ... The cost per life-year saved by FOTB screening is similar to or less than that of breast cancer screening24; this makes FOTB an acceptable screening test. ... The choice of a 10-year interval between screening colonoscopies for people at average risk isanbsp;...

Title:Pathogenesis and Clinical Practice in Gastroenterology
Author:I. Ferkolj, Peter R. Galle, Alfred Gangl, B. Vucelic
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-04-28


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