Gastro Open Journal

Special Editions


  • Comorbidity investigations of gastrointestinal disorders with mental disorders

    A Special Edition by


    Gastro – Open Journal


    Submissions deadline: August 18th, 2017

    Release date: September 18th, 2017 (accepted papers will be publised online immediately).



    Special Edition Editor


    Guest Editor


    Jinghong Chen, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Division of Gastroenterology (Visceral Pain Center)
    Department of Internal Medicine
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
    Galveston, TX 77555, USA









     Introduction of Special Edition


    Recently, the gut-brain axis has arisen as a major topic of interest in psychiatry. Psychological factors are also thought to play an important role in functional gastrointestinal diseases (FGIDs) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammation bowel disease (IBD) through “brain-gut interactions”. There is a common comorbidity of between gastrointestinal and psychiatric patients, and a large percentage FGIDs are more prevalent in the major depressive disorder (MDD) patients. Therefore, we call for the clinical and scientific attention of GI doctors and psychiatrists towards these important topics to enrich our investigation. This special issue aims to publish articles on the related comorbidity studies of gastrointestinal disorders with mental or other physical disorders.


    Dr. Jinghong Chen

    (Guest Editor)







  • Advanced imaging in colon

    A Special Edition by


    Gastro – Open Journal


    Submissions deadline: July 15th, 2017

    Release date: August 31st, 2017 (accepted papers will be publised online immediately).



    Special Edition Editor


    Guest Editor


    Shreyas Saligram, MD, MRCP

    Assistant professor of Medicine
    Department of Gastroenterology
    University of California, San Francisco
    155 N. Fresno Street
    VA Central California Health Care systems
    Fresno, CA 93701-2302, USA
    E-mail: drsaligram@yahoo.com









     Introduction of Special Edition


    Colon cancer is a common gastrointestinal cancer. The colon cancer can be prevented by early detection and resection of the pre-malignant colon polyps. Colonoscopy has been the mainstay endoscopic procedure to diagnose and prevent colon cancer. However, this can be expensive which can impact its availability to the general population. It is important to find a screening technique that is high quality and can be offered at an affordable cost to the general population. This special edition aims to publish articles pertaining to advanced imaging techniques being used to detect colon polyps and predict its histology to prevent colon cancer. We call upon the GI physicians to contribute towards this important topic.


    Dr. Shreyas Saligram

    (Guest Editor)







    Mini Review


    Advanced Imaging in Colon

    Shreyas Saligram, MD, MRCP*

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