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Editorial
Second-look surgery plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for patients with colorectal cancer at high risk of peritoneal carcinomatosis: Does it really save lives?  
Delia Cortes-Guiral, Dominique Elias, Pedro Antonio Cascales-Campos, Alfredo Badía Yébenes, Ismael Guijo Castellano, Ana Isabel León Carbonero, José Ignacio Martín Valadés, Jesus Garcia-Foncillas, Damian Garcia-Olmo
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):377-381. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.377
Review
Pancreatic stellate cell: Pandora's box for pancreatic disease biology  
Ratnakar R Bynigeri, Aparna Jakkampudi, Ramaiah Jangala, Chivukula Subramanyam, Mitnala Sasikala, G Venkat Rao, D Nageshwar Reddy, Rupjyoti Talukdar
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):382-405. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.382
Minireviews
Potential role of the gut microbiota in synthetic torpor and therapeutic hypothermia  
Claudia Sisa, Silvia Turroni, Roberto Amici, Patrizia Brigidi, Marco Candela, Matteo Cerri
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):406-413. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.406
Clinical impact of immunomonitoring in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease  
Donal Tighe, Deirdre McNamara
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):414-425. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.414
Basic Study
Sex differences and effects of oestrogen in rat gastric mucosal defence  
Richard Shore, Håkan Björne, Yoko Omoto, Anna Siemiatkowska, Jan-Åke Gustafsson, Mats Lindblad, Lena Holm
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):426-436. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.426
α2-Heremans-schmid glycoprotein (fetuin A) downregulation and its utility in inflammatory bowel disease  
Anastassios C Manolakis, Gregory Christodoulidis, Andreas N Kapsoritakis, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Elisavet K Tiaka, Kostas Oikonomou, Varvara J Valotassiou, Spyros P Potamianos
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):437-446. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.437
IL23R single nucleotide polymorphisms could be either beneficial or harmful in ulcerative colitis  
Sarah Fischer, Erzsébet Kövesdi, Lili Magyari, Veronika Csöngei, Kinga Hadzsiev, Béla Melegh, Péter Hegyi, Patrícia Sarlós
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):447-454. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.447
Role of LAP+CD4+ T cells in the tumor microenvironment of colorectal cancer  
Wu Zhong, Zhi-Yuan Jiang, Lei Zhang, Jia-Hao Huang, Shi-Jun Wang, Cun Liao, Bin Cai, Li-Sheng Chen, Sen Zhang, Yun Guo, Yun-Fei Cao, Feng Gao
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):455-463. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.455
Retrospective Cohort Study
Multitarget stool DNA tests increases colorectal cancer screening among previously noncompliant Medicare patients  
Mark Prince, Lynn Lester, Rupal Chiniwala, Barry Berger
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):464-471. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.464
Incidental adenocarcinoma in patients undergoing surgery for stricturing Crohn's disease  
Ivan Kristo, Stefan Riss, Stanislaus Argeny, Svenja Maschke, Praminthra Chitsabesan, Anton Stift
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):472-477. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.472
Risk factors for intraoperative perforation during endoscopic submucosal dissection of superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma  
Masaaki Noguchi, Tomonori Yano, Tomoji Kato, Tomohiro Kadota, Maomi Imajoh, Hiroyuki Morimoto, Shozo Osera, Atsushi Yagishita, Tomoyuki Odagaki, Yusuke Yoda, Yasuhiro Oono, Hiroaki Ikematsu, Kazuhiro Kaneko
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):478-485. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.478
Retrospective Study
Macro- and microcirculation patterns of intrahepatic blood flow changes in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia  
Roland C Schelker, Ana P Barreiros, Christina Hart, Wolfgang Herr, Ernst-Michael Jung
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):486-495. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.486
Prognostic factors associated with mortality in patients with gastric fundal variceal bleeding  
Keishi Komori, Masaru Kubokawa, Eikichi Ihara, Kazuya Akahoshi, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Kenta Motomura, Akihide Masumoto
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):496-504. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.496
Prognostic significance of the neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in patients with stage III and IV colorectal cancer  
Jae Hyun Kim, Jun Yeop Lee, Hae Koo Kim, Jin Wook Lee, Sung Gyu Jung, Kyoungwon Jung, Sung Eun Kim, Won Moon, Moo In Park, Seun Ja Park
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):505-515. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.505
Clinicopathological, treatment, and prognosis study of 43 gastric neuroendocrine carcinomas  
De-Jun Liu, Xue-Liang Fu, Wei Liu, Lu-Ying Zheng, Jun-Feng Zhang, Yan-Miao Huo, Jiao Li, Rong Hua, Qiang Liu, Yong-Wei Sun
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):516-524. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.516
Observational Study
Prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease in a country with a high occurrence of Helicobacter pylori  
Serhat Bor, Gul Kitapcioglu, Elmas Kasap
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):525-532. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.525
Efficacy and safety of stellate ganglion block in chronic ulcerative colitis  
Hong-Ying Zhao, Guo-Tao Yang, Ning-Ning Sun, Yu Kong, Yun-Feng Liu
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):533-539. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.533
Prospective Study
Long-term results of paclitaxel plus cisplatin with concurrent radiotherapy for loco-regional esophageal squamous cell carcinoma  
Han-Ting Zhu, Da-Shan Ai, Hua-Rong Tang, Harun Badakhshi, Jian-Hong Fan, Jia-Ying Deng, Jun-Hua Zhang, Yun Chen, Zhen Zhang, Yi Xia, Xiao-Mao Guo, Guo-Liang Jiang, Kuai-Le Zhao
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):540-546. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.540
Case Report
First successful perinatal management of pregnancy after ABO-incompatible liver transplantation  
Hisanobu Higashi, Hideaki Obara, Kei Miyakoshi, Masahiro Shinoda, Minoru Kitago, Naoki Shimojima, Yuta Abe, Taizo Hibi, Hiroshi Yagi, Kentaro Matsubara, Yohei Yamada, Osamu Itano, Ken Hoshino, Tatsuo Kuroda, Yuko Kitagawa
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):547-550. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.547
Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma with unusual 18F-FDG hypermetabolism arising at the colorectal anastomosis  
Na-Sha Zhang, Fang Shi, Li Kong, Hui Zhu
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):551-559. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.551
Letter To The Editor
Endoscopic ultrasound sedation in the United Kingdom: Is life without propofol tolerable?  
Jennifer Anne Campbell, Andrew James Irvine, Andrew Derek Hopper
World J Gastroenterol 23(3):560-562. Published online Jan 21, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i3.560