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Recent Advances in Gastroenterology

Proceedings of Digestive Disease Week-Japan (DDW-Japan ’98), April 15–18,1998, Yokohama

  • Rikiya Fujita
  • Saburo Nakazawa
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-X
  2. GI Tract

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vincenzo Stanghellini, Roberto De Giorgio, Giovanni Barbara, Beatrice Salvioli, Roberto Corinaldesi
      Pages 3-9
    3. Ronald J. Schlemper, Sanford M. Dawsey, Masayuki Itabashi, Yo Kato, Morio Koike, Klaus J. Lewin et al.
      Pages 19-29
    4. Choichi Sugawa, Kunio Ukawa
      Pages 31-37
  3. Liver and Pancreas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Solko W. Schalm, Tekla G. J. van Rossum
      Pages 53-62
    3. C. Liguory, J. F. Lefebvre, G. Andrade de Paulo
      Pages 63-71
    4. Toshiaki Kamiya, Ebert Valdez, Mario Ustiniano, Abel Duran, Roman Gutierrez
      Pages 73-80
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 81-85

About these proceedings

Introduction

Digestive Disease Week-Japan (DDW-Japan) was held successfully in Yokohama April 15-18, 1998, under the management of Prof. Yoshiki Hiki, Chairman of the Steering Committee. DDW-Japan was carried out with the cooperation and participa­ tion of gastroenterological societies in Japan. Because the participat­ ing congresses each dealt with topics characteristic of particular fields, all participants could enjoy a rewarding experience and could gather relevant, up-to-date information about a wide variety of subjects in basic and clinical medicine. Prof. Rikiya Fujita, Chairman of the International Relations Com­ mittee, planned and conducted the International Symposium working together with researchers from foreign countries, thus making DDW­ Japan in 1998 a great success. The symposium provided a fascinating insight into the global situation, and the papers that were present­ ed are being published in this monograph, Recent Advances in Gastroenterology. As we all know, the world soon is going to enter the third millen­ nium. Therefore, treatments and medicines should not be limited to any single country or small area; instead, medical knowledge must be shared as a global resource, without regard to nationality, way of life, or social system. I hope that this monograph will playa useful role in the develop­ ment of gastroenterology all over the world, and I very much appre­ ciate the tremendous contribution of all authors for this publication.

Keywords

cancer chronic pancreatitis colon endoscopy gastroenterology gastrointestinal tract hepatitis liver pancreas

Editors and affiliations

  • Rikiya Fujita
    • 1
  • Saburo Nakazawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyShowa University Fujigaoka HospitalYokohama, KanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine, Second Teaching HospitalFujita Health University School of MedicineNagoya, AichiJapan

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