Special Issue "Nutrition in Pediatric Gastroenterology: Selected Papers from SIGENP"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (SIGENP), Italy
Interests: celiac disease; gluten-related disorders; gluten sensitivity; pediatric gastroenterology; pediatric nutrition
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Pediatric Gastroenterology (GE) is one of the most important subspecialty areas in the field of childhood diseases, due to the large number of conditions affecting the intestinal tract, the high prevalence of these disorders in the pediatric population, and the possible impact on childhood mortality, morbidity and quality of life. The pediatric GE scenario ranges from severe conditions such as congenital microvillus atrophy or chronic intestinal pseudo obstruction requiring total parenteral nutrition or intestinal transplant, to chronic disorders affecting the quality of life, such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) and celiac disease (CD) to highly prevalent conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or functional constipation.
Due to the unique interaction between ingested nutrients, the intestinal microbiota and the digestive tract, such as the colonocyte trophic effect of short chain fatty acids (SCFA) produced by intestinal bacteria from dietary fiber, nutrition has a special role in intestinal diseases, that goes well beyond the mere support of energy, macro- and micro-nutrients. For example, an “anti-inflammatory” diet to treat IBDs is currently under scrutiny. Food itself may be the elective cause and treatment of the disease, such as food allergy, a disorder that is particularly common in infants and children due to the immaturity of the intestinal immune system and barrier function.
This Special Issue originates from the collaboration between Nutrients and the Italian Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (SIGENP), one of the most active organization in the Italian pediatric setting, which is well known for many important scientific contributions and collaborative studies. This Special Issue will accept original articles and reviews from authors with interest on the physiological, pathogenic and therapeutic role of nutrition in pediatric gastroenterology, including nutrition of the healthy infant and child, eating disorders, and artificial (enteral and parenteral) nutrition.
Prof. Dr. Carlo Catassi
Prof. Dr. Carlo Agostoni
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- pediatric gastroenterology
- pediatric nutrition
- nutritional therapy
- artificial nutrition
- eating disorders