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Editorial
Long term follow-up and outcome of liver transplantation from hepatitis B surface antigen positive donors  
Roberto Ballarin, Alessandro Cucchetti, Francesco Paolo Russo, Paolo Magistri, Matteo Cescon, Umberto Cillo, Patrizia Burra, Antonio Daniele Pinna, Fabrizio Di Benedetto
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2095-2105. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2095
Review
Regulation of intestinal permeability: The role of proteases  
Hanne Van Spaendonk, Hannah Ceuleers, Leonie Witters, Eveline Patteet, Jurgen Joossens, Koen Augustyns, Anne-Marie Lambeir, Ingrid De Meester, Joris G De Man, Benedicte Y De Winter
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2106-2123. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2106
Diet and microbiota in inflammatory bowel disease: The gut in disharmony  
Davy C M Rapozo, Claudio Bernardazzi, Heitor Siffert Pereira de Souza
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2124-2140. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2124
Basic Study
Effect of a poloxamer 407-based thermosensitive gel on minimization of thermal injury to diaphragm during microwave ablation of the liver  
Li-Li Zhang, Gui-Min Xia, Yu-Jiang Liu, Rui Dou, John Eisenbrey, Ji-Bin Liu, Xiao-Wei Wang, Lin-Xue Qian
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2141-2148. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2141
Protective effect of Bifidobacterium infantis CGMCC313-2 on ovalbumin-induced airway asthma and β-lactoglobulin-induced intestinal food allergy mouse models  
Meng-Yun Liu, Zhen-Yu Yang, Wen-Kui Dai, Jian-Qiong Huang, Yin-Hu Li, Juan Zhang, Chuang-Zhao Qiu, Chun Wei, Qian Zhou, Xin Sun, Xin Feng, Dong-Fang Li, He-Ping Wang, Yue-Jie Zheng
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2149-2158. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2149
Diagnostic value evaluation of trefoil factors family 3 for the early detection of colorectal cancer  
Hui Xie, Jian-Hai Guo, Wei-Min An, Sheng-Tao Tian, Hai-Peng Yu, Xue-Ling Yang, Hua-Ming Wang, Zhi Guo
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2159-2167. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2159
Miniature magnetically anchored and controlled camera system for trocar-less laparoscopy  
Ding-Hui Dong, Hao-Yang Zhu, Yu Luo, Hong-Ke Zhang, Jun-Xi Xiang, Fei Xue, Rong-Qian Wu, Yi Lv
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2168-2174. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2168
Acanthopanax senticosus polysaccharides-induced intestinal tight junction injury alleviation via inhibition of NF-κB/MLCK pathway in a mouse endotoxemia model  
Jie Han, Ji-Hong Li, Guang Bai, Guo-Shun Shen, Jing Chen, Jia-Nan Liu, Shuo Wang, Xian-Jun Liu
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2175-2184. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2175
Retrospective Cohort Study
Simultaneous occurrence of autoimmune pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in patients resected for focal pancreatic mass  
Peter Macinga, Adela Pulkertova, Lukas Bajer, Jana Maluskova, Martin Oliverius, Martin Smejkal, Maria Heczkova, Julius Spicak, Tomas Hucl
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2185-2193. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2185
Endosonographic surveillance of 1-3 cm gastric submucosal tumors originating from muscularis propria  
Ming-Luen Hu, Keng-Liang Wu, Chi-Sin Changchien, Seng-Kee Chuah, Yi-Chun Chiu
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2194-2200. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2194
Effect of liver cirrhosis on long-term outcomes after acute respiratory failure: A population-based study  
Chih-Cheng Lai, Chung-Han Ho, Kuo-Chen Cheng, Chien-Ming Chao, Chin-Ming Chen, Willy Chou
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2201-2208. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2201
Retrospective Study
possible role of soluble fibrin monomer complex after gastroenterological surgery  
Masatoshi Kochi, Manabu Shimomura, Takao Hinoi, Hiroyuki Egi, Kazuaki Tanabe, Yasuyo Ishizaki, Tomohiro Adachi, Hirotaka Tashiro, Hideki Ohdan
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2209-2216. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2209
Observational Study
Comparing acid steatocrit and faecal elastase estimations for use in M-ANNHEIM staging for pancreatitis  
M Ganesh Kamath, C Ganesh Pai, Asha Kamath, Annamma Kurien
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2217-2222. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2217
Systematic Reviews
Systematic review: The placebo effect of psychological interventions in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome  
Carla E Flik, Laura Bakker, Wijnand Laan, Yanda R van Rood, André J P M Smout, Niek J de Wit
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2223-2233. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2223
Meta-Analysis
Association between COX-2 -1195G>A polymorphism and gastrointestinal cancer risk: A meta-analysis  
Xiao-Wei Zhang, Jun Li, Yu-Xing Jiang, Yu-Xiang Chen
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2234-2245. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2234
Case Report
Esophageal squamous papillomas with focal dermal hypoplasia and eosinophilic esophagitis  
Eric A Pasman, Theresa A Heifert, Cade M Nylund
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2246-2250. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2246
Breast cancer metastasizing to the stomach mimicking primary gastric cancer: A case report  
Kwangil Yim, Sang Mi Ro, Jieun Lee
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2251-2257. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2251
Multiple clear-cell sarcomas of small intestine with parotid gland metastasis: A case report  
Hao Su, Wen-Sheng Liu, Wen-Hao Ren, Peng Wang, Lei Shi, Hai-Tao Zhou
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2258-2265. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2258
Letters To The Editor
Helicobacter is preserved in yeast vacuoles! Does Koch's postulates confirm it?  
Nader Alipour, Nasrin Gaeini
World J Gastroenterol 23(12):2266-2268. Published online Mar 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i12.2266