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Sex/Gender-Specific Medicine in the Gastrointestinal Diseases

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  • Discusses about Sex/gender - specific medicine (SGM)
  • Provides easy to follow key points in each chapter
  • Covers the latest evidence based approach in SGM

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Sex/gender - specific medicine (SGM) is defined as the practice of medicine based on the understanding that biology and social roles are important in men and women for disease prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Current research demonstrates differences in disease incidence, symptomatology, morbidity, and mortality based on sex and gender. Sex/gender-specific medicine is a fundamental aspect of tailored therapy and precision medicine. Therefore, the variables must be considered in medical education and practice as well as in research models ranging from human participants, animals and cells. Gastroenterology is very big and important division of Internal Medicine, which include esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, pancreatobiliary tract and liver. Nowadays estrogen is known to play a key role in the prevention of colon cancer and progression of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, especially in women. This book covers the sex/gender-specific medicine inthe area of gastrointestinal (GI) tract in the adults as well as in the pediatrics and in the gut microbiota.

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Why Is Sex/Gender-Specific Medicine Needed?

  2. Sex/Gender Differences in the Gastrointestinal Diseases

  3. Metabolism of Sex Hormones

  4. Pancreas and Biliary Diseases

  5. Liver

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea (Republic of)

    Nayoung Kim

About the editor

Dr Nayoung Kim worked at Membrane Biology Laboratory, UCLA Medical School, USA as a Research Scholar (1999-2002). She is working as a professor at the Seoul National University Bundang Hospital as well as Seoul National University, College of Medicine in Seoul since 2013. Her research focuses on the sex- and -gender specific medicine, functional dyspepsia, various aspects of Helicobacter pylori, gastroesohageal reflux disease, microbiota and age-dependent change of GI organ with its function. She also actively participates in the Korean Academic Society activities and worked as a deputy editor of J Neurogastroenterol Motil from Jan. 2010 till April 2015 and a Congress Chairwoman of Korean Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility from April 2015 till April 2017. She was Vice President of Korea Federation of Women Science and Technology Association (KOFWST) from Jan. 2018 till Jan. 2020. She has about 230 SCI publications in the various GI areas as a first author or corresponding author and the citation number was 21,690 times (goggle November 2021). She received Marshall Warren Lectureship Award in 2018 at APDW 2018.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Sex/Gender-Specific Medicine in the Gastrointestinal Diseases

  • Editors: Nayoung Kim

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-0119-5Published: 27 May 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-0122-5Published: 28 May 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-0120-1Published: 26 May 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 478

  • Number of Illustrations: 139 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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