Hepatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study as well as management of disorders of liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Although traditionally it was considered a sub-specialty of gastroenterology, rapid expansion has been seen in some countries. Doctors specializing solely on this area are called hepatologists. The main reason for seeking specialist advice is diseases and complications related to viral hepatitis and alcohol. Over 2 billion people have been infected with Hepatitis B virus at some or the other point in their life, and persistent carriers are approximately 350 million. Either hepatitis B or Hepatitis C virus can be attributed by 80% of liver cancers. In terms of mortality rate, the former is second only to smoking among known agents causing cancer.
Internal Medicine Open Access, an official journal of OMICS International publishes all the articles related to Hepatology. The journal is subjecting all the received manuscripts to a strict peer review process. The articles published in the journal are Open Access i.e, freely accessible to readers all around the world. Internal Medicine Open Access is maintaining the quality of articles through its strict peer review process.
Last date updated on June, 2014