Masayuki Fukata

University of Miami Health System United States of America

Dr. Masayuki Fukata MD, PhD is a physician and scientist in the field of gastroenterology and immunology. He graduated from the Jikei University School of Medicine in Tokyo Japan in 1994, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in the Jikei University Hospital. During his fellowship in gastroenterology, Dr Fukata received basic science training at the Department of Anatomy in the Jikei University. After obtaining his PhD degree in 2003, Dr Fukata came to the United States as a post-doctoral fellow for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He then moved to the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York in 2004 and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2007. Since 2008, he is the Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Florida. Dr. Fukata’s research interests are Toll-like receptor-mediated host-microbial interactions in intestinal mucosal interface, especially in the pathogenesis of colitis.

Masayuki Fukata

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Inflammation of the colon is collectively called "Colitis". Since a variety of conditions may cause colitis and its manifestations are similar among the causes, selection of the right treatment based on the correct diagnosis is important in the management of this group of illnesses. Over the last few decades, a major shift has been observed in the clinical attention to the pathogenesis of colitis from infectious to idiopathic inflammatory bowel diseases. Colitis cases that are associated with chemical therapeutics and specific pathogens such as amoeba, have become prominent in hospitalized individuals and immune deficient patients, respectively. In addition, a great deal of progress has been made in colitis research triggering the need for updating our knowledge about colitis. This book Colitis provides comprehensive information on the pathogenesis, mechanism of resolution, and treatment strategies of colitis.

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