A Special Edition by

Gastro – Open Journal (GOJ)

Submissions deadline: August 18th, 2017

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

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

Comorbidity investigations of gastrointestinal disorders with mental disorders

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)

A Special Edition by

Gastro – Open Journal (GOJ)

Submissions deadline: July 15th, 2017

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

Shreyas Saligram, MD, MRCP

Department of of Interventional
Moffitt Cancer Center
Department of Gastroenterology
Kansas University Medical Center
235 Ward Parkway, Apt 307
Kansas City, MO-64112, USA

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

Advanced imaging in colon

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.


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Advanced Imaging in Colon

Shreyas Saligram, MD, MRCP*

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Dr. Shreyas Saligram

(Guest Editor)