Practical Gastroenterology is a professional clinical journal focusing on the diagnosis and management of digestive diseases. Each issue consists of articles on topics that physicians encounter in daily practice.

The journal is regularly abstracted and indexed by Excerpta Medica and is included in EMBASE, a worldwide computerized biomedical database. Authors are selected for their expert knowledge of their topics.

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Editorial Board

Douglas G. Adler M.D.
Rad M. Agrawal, M.D.
Theodore Bayless, M.D.
Henry J. Binder, M.D.
H. Worth Boyce, Jr., M.D.
R. Keith Campbell, R.Ph.
William D. Carey, M.D.
Donald O. Castell, M.D.
Murray H. Cohen, D.O.
T.S. Dharmarajan, M.D.
Anthony DiMarino, M.D.
Jack A. Di Palma, M.D.
George E. Dukes, Pharm.D.
Dayna Early, M.D.
Gerald Friedman, M.D.
Jorge L. Herrera, M.D.
Seymour Katz, M.D.
Justin T. Kupec, M.D.
John M. Levey, M.D.
Richard W. McCallum, M.D.
Denis M. McCarthy, M.D.
George W. Meyer, M.D.
Sam A. Nixon, M.D.
Kevin W. Olden, M.D.
Melissa Palmer, M.D.
Henry P. Parkman, M.D.
C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D.
John F. Pohl, M.D.
Carol Rees Parrish, M.S., R.D.
Andrew K. Roorda, M.D.
David B. Sachar, M.D.
Melvin Schapiro, M.D.
Jerome H. Siegel, M.D.
Uma Sundaram, M.D.
Jorge Valenzuela, M.D.
Jon A. Vanderhoof, M.D.
Arnold Wald, M.D.

Series Editors

Douglas G. Adler M.DFrontiers in Endoscopy
Rad M. Agrawal, M.D.Diseases of the Biliary Tract
 Diseases of the Pancreas
D.O. Castell, M.D.GERD in the 21st Century
T.S. Dharmarajan, M.D. and C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D.Geriatric Gastroenterology
Jack A. Di Palma, M.DFoodborne Illness
Dayna Early, M.D.Sex-Based Differences in Gastroenterology
Muralidhar Jatla, M.D. and Ritu Verma, M.D.Celiac Disease: A Comprehensive Review and Update
Seymour Katz, M.D.Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Practical Approach
Justin T. Kupec, M.D.Case Reports
Richard W. McCallum, M.D.The Clinical Spectrum of Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Bowel Disorders for the Practitioner
Kevin W. Olden, M.D.Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Melissa Palmer, M.D.Hepatitis C: A New Era of Treatment
Henry P. Parkman, M.D.G.I. Motility: A Series from the American Motility Society
Carol Rees Parrish, M.S., R.D.Nutrition Issues in Gastroenterology
C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D.Epidemiology of Gastrointestinal Cancers
Andrew K. Roorda, M.D.Endoscopy: Opening New Eyes
Melvin Schapiro, M.D.Practical Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Colorectal Cancer
Uma Sundaram, M.D.Original Research

Department Editors

Murray H. Cohen, D.O. – From the Literature

C.S. Pitchumoni, M.D. and Rad M. Agrawal, M.D. – Fellows’ Corner

John F. Pohl, M.D. – Book Reviews and From the Pediatric Literature

Jerome H. Siegel, M.D. – Practical Endoscopy

Christina M. Surawicz, M.D. – Pearls of Gastroenterology