Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Diarrhea - Novel Advances and Future Perspectives in the Etiological Diagnosis and Management

Daniela Lazar

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

A researcher in the field of gastroenterology and digestive oncology, member of Romanian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals. Dr. Lazar has numerous publications regarding angiogenesis, premalignant lesions, prognostic factors, and novel therapies in gastric cancer.


Stool Analysis Endoscopy Imaging and Lab Tests Acute Infectious Diarrhea Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Microscopic Colitis Celiac Disease Carcinoid Tumors Idiopathic Secretory Diarrhea Antimicrobial Treatment Osmotic Secretory Diarrhea Inflammatory Diarrhea Specific Diarrheal Syndromes

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About the book

Diarrhea is a common symptom, encountered in a multitude of conditions. Its assessment and management can be challenging tasks for clinicians. Discovering the underlying mechanisms of diarrhea in recent years has enabled a targeted approach to its etiologic diagnosis and treatment. Numerous gastrointestinal and systemic conditions may present with diarrhea, therefore the differential diagnosis may be difficult and time-consuming. To facilitate the clinical approach and etiologic diagnosis, the practitioner should classify diarrheal syndromes into acute and chronic, and further subgroup chronic diarrhea according to stool characteristics.

This book aims to present the most recent data regarding the pathophysiological and clinical classification of diarrhea, a modern evaluation of patients with diarrhea, and a novel approach to the specific conditions associated with diarrhea. Finally, the book should help practitioners for the best management of patients with diarrhea. The book proposes to include the following topics, without being limited to them.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 17th 2021

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: December 15th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: February 13th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

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Review results due: May 4th 2022

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Expected publication date: July 3rd 2022

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About the editor

Daniela Lazar

Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timișoara

Dr. Daniela Lazar began her career in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania, where she has acquired clinical skills in gastroenterology, learned the techniques of endoscopy and abdominal ultrasonography and began her research activity. Currently, she is activating as a senior lecturer in the Department of Internal Medicine of the same university. She is specialized in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology and underwent her Ph.D. thesis in the field of gastric cancer. The research interests of Dr. Daniela Lazar are concerned mainly with the neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, especially gastric cancer. Dr. Lazar has participated at many national and international congresses with research studies in the field of gastroenterology and digestive oncology. Her research work materialized in many articles published in prestigious journals and numerous citations. She published many studies regarding angiogenesis, premalignant lesions, prognostic factors and novel therapies in gastric cancer. She is interested also in aspects regarding the epidemiology, phenotypes, and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases, being part of the national and international working groups in this domain. Dr. Lazar is a reviewer in many international journals.

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