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Chronic hepatitis B and metabolic risk factors: A call for rigorous longitudinal studies 
Wai-Kay Seto 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):282-286. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.282
Roles of Na+/Ca2+ exchanger 1 in digestive system physiology and pathophysiology 
Qiu-Shi Liao, Qian Du, Jun Lou, Jing-Yu Xu, Rui Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):287-299. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.287
Endoscopic resection techniques for colorectal neoplasia: Current developments 
Franz Ludwig Dumoulin, Ralf Hildenbrand 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):300-307. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.300
Elastography-based screening for esophageal varices in patients with advanced chronic liver disease 
Rafael Paternostro, Thomas Reiberger, Theresa Bucsics 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):308-329. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.308
Basic Study
NKX6.3 protects against gastric mucosal atrophy by downregulating β-amyloid production 
Jung Hwan Yoon, Yeon Soo Lee, Olga Kim, Hassan Ashktorab, Duane T Smoot, Suk Woo Nam, Won Sang Park 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):330-345. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.330
Effects of positive acceleration (+Gz stress) on liver enzymes, energy metabolism, and liver histology in rats 
Bin Shi, Xian-Qiang Wang, Wei-Dong Duan, Guo-Dong Tan, Han-Jing Gao, Ying-Wei Pan, Qing-Jun Guo, Hong-Yi Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):346-355. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.346
Retrospective Study
Incidence and treatment of mediastinal leakage after esophagectomy: Insights from the multicenter study on mediastinal leaks 
Uberto Fumagalli, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Andrea Celotti, Paolo Parise, Andrea Cossu, Luigi Bonavina, Daniele Bernardi, Giovanni de Manzoni, Jacopo Weindelmayer, Giuseppe Verlato, Stefano Santi, Giovanni Pallabazzer, Nazario Portolani, Maurizio Degiuli, Rossella Reddavid, Stefano de Pascale 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):356-366. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.356
Predicting gastroesophageal varices through spleen magnetic resonance elastography in pediatric liver fibrosis 
Haesung Yoon, Hyun Joo Shin, Myung-Joon Kim, Seok Joo Han, Hong Koh, Seung Kim, Mi-Jung Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):367-377. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.367
Observational Study
Differential hepatic features presenting in Wilson disease-associated cirrhosis and hepatitis B-associated cirrhosis 
Hao-Jie Zhong, Huan-Huan Sun, Lan-Feng Xue, Eileen M McGowan, Yu Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):378-387. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.378
Prospective Study
Do patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease and somatoform tendencies benefit from antireflux surgery? 
Hans Friedrich Fuchs, Benjamin Babic, Karl-Hermann Fuchs, Wolfram Breithaupt, Gabor Varga, Frauke Musial 
World J Gastroenterol 25(3):388-397. Published online Jan 21, 2019. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v25.i3.388