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Tokyo, Japan, 2009/05/06 - Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has launched a new journal, Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery. The inaugural issue was published online in May 2009. NYSE: JWa, JWb
A joint official journal of Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery (JSES), the Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery publishes significant studies in the fields of endoscopic surgery. The journal also publishes review articles and meeting reports of symposia and congresses of related associations.
The inaugural issue includes an original article entitled “Efficacy of preoperative ganadotrpin-releasing hormone agonist therapy for laparoscopic myomectomy” by Yasushi Kotani and researchers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kindai University School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan. The study evaluated the efficacy of preoperative gonadotropin-realeasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) therapy. Researchers found that GnRHa did not compromise the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic myomectomy (LM). It was also discovered that GmRHa acted as an effective pre-treatment for LM.
Authors of the paper “Laparoscopic sentinel node navigation surgery for early gastric cancer” examined the sentinel node (SN) concept and found that this minimally invasive surgical strategy can accurately determine lymph node status and identify undetectable lymph node metastasis in patients with early gastric cancer. The combination of laparoscopic minimized gastrectomy with SN navigation surgery also helped patients avoid the various complications relating to conventional surgical approaches and retained their quality of life.
Another review article in the inaugural issue looks into the current status of laparoscopic gastrectomy in Japan. The paper reviewed the literature on the indications, clinical outcomes, and the results of a multicenter study. It also examined the current and future industry perspectives of laparoscopic gastrectomies for gastric cancer in Japan. Researchers involved in this study suggest that, although there were prevailing issues that had to be overcome to facilitate the safe application of laparoscopic gastrectomy in the daily clinical setting, this minimally invasive procedure is set to become a worldwide standard in the treatment of gastric cancer.
In addition, this issue also features the abstracts from the 11th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery hosted by the JSES held on September 2008 in Yokohama, Japan.
Articles featured in this issue include:
• “Hormonal control of diabetes type 2 after surgery: Clinical and experimental evaluation” by EE Frezza
• “Recent interpretations of Denonvilliers' fascia and the lateral ligament of the rectum” by Y Sakai, A Nomura, K Masumori, J Kawamura, S Nagayama
• “Laparoscopic sentinel node navigation surgery for early gastric cancer” by H Takeuchi, Y Saikawa, Y Kitagawa
• “Current trends of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer in Japan” by T Etoh, N Shiraishi, S Kitano
• “Efficacy of preoperative gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist therapy for laparoscopic myomectomy” by Y Kotani, M Shiota, M Umemoto, T Tobiume, M Shimaoka, H Hoshiai.
These papers are published in the Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery.
Media wishing to receive a PDF or more information about the journal should contact Alina Boey, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications at aboey[.]wiley.com or call +65-96565580.
About Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery, a joint official journal of the Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery and the Asia Endosurgery Task Force publishes significant studies in the fields of endoscopic surgery. The Journal welcomes Original Articles, Case Reports, Surgical Techniques, My Approach, and Short Reports, which are peer-reviewed by the editorial board. Letters to the Editor commenting on articles published in the journal or expressing views on topics concerning surgery are also welcomed. Special articles, including Review Articles are provided by the Editorial Board and invited authors. Meeting Reports include summaries of symposia or consensus achieved in the congresses of related associations.
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