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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1


Department of Urology,University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Department of Urology,University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA

Date of Web Publication25-Jul-2014

Correspondence Address:
Run Wang
Department of Urology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA. Department of Urology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030,
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2225-1243.137537

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How to cite this article:
Wang R. Preface. J Integr Nephrol Androl 2014;1:1

How to cite this URL:
Wang R. Preface. J Integr Nephrol Androl [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jan 21];1:1. Available from: http://www.journal-ina.com/text.asp?2014/1/1/1/137537

The inception of the Journal of Integrative Nephrology and Andrology (JINA) is a result of efficient international cooperation. In the summer of 2013, Dr. Hui Cui, Assistant Professor of Nephrology at the Emory University in Atlanta contacted Dr. Run Wang, Professor of Urology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston regarding an interest in cooperating with Dr. Wen Peng, Professor of Nephrology at Putuo Hospitial, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine to initiate a new journal related to nephrology and urological andrology. Dr. Wang traveled to Shanghai in November, 2013 to meet with Dr. Peng and discuss details regarding the scope of the new journal. Now, <6 months after that meeting, JINA emerges with a strong editorial board consisting of many internationally recognized authorities in Nephrology, Urology, and Andrology.

Nephrology, urology and andrology are closely related. They are the most exciting and vibrant fields in medicine dealing with kidney diseases, urinary tract disorders and male reproductive health. Today our knowledge of the renal physiology and its relationship to other urological diseases (such as kidney stones) and andrological disorders (such as erectile dysfunction) is greater than at any time before thanks to many discoveries in basic science. For example, discovery of the nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway led to the development of phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors, which revolutionized our treatment of erectile dysfunction. Each discovery in medical science may provide new targets for potential therapies for particular diseases; however, it may also lead to new questions. Therefore, it is imperative to stimulate communication among the basic scientists, nephrologists, urologists, and andrologists.

Integrative medicine has progressed quickly by keeping pace with modern scientific discoveries and technological developments. The JINA will provide an exceptional platform for promoting academic exchanges for researchers and physicians who are interested in the fields of nephrology, urology and andrology. With the participation of scientists and clinicians from the entire world along with our dedicated editorial staff, we believe that JINA will become one of the premier journals in the field of integrative medicine in the near future.


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