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Gastric Cancer
Effects of folic acid on epithelial apoptosis and expression of Bcl-2 and p53 in premalignant gastric lesions 
Da-Zhong Cao, Wei-Hao Sun, Xi-Long Ou, Qian Yu, Ting Yu, You-Zhen Zhang, Zi-Ying Wu, Qi-Ping Xue, Yun-Lin Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1571-1576. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1571
Effects of 7.5% hypertonic saline on fluid balance after radical surgery for gastrointestinal carcinoma 
Yong-Sheng Shao, Ying-Tian Zhang, Kai-Qin Peng, Zhuo-Yong Quan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1577-1581. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1577
Nutritional status and quality of life of the gastric cancer patients in Changle County of China 
Jun Tian, Jian-Shun Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1582-1586. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1582
Colorectal Cancer
Feasible economic strategies to improve screening compliance for colorectal cancer in Korea 
Sang Min Park, Young Ho Yun, Soonman Kwon 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1587-1593. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1587
Viral Hepatitis
Association of polymorphisms of interleukin-18 gene promoter region with chronic hepatitis B in Chinese Han population 
Ping-An Zhang, Jian-Min Wu, Yan Li, Xiang-Sheng Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1594-1598. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1594
Basic Research
Evaluation of diffusion in gel entrapment cell culture within hollow fibers 
Dan-Qing Wu, Guo-Liang Zhang, Chong Shen, Qian Zhao, Hui Li, Qin Meng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1599-1604. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1599
Attenuation of graft ischemia-reperfusion injury by urinary trypsin inhibitor in mouse intestinal transplantation 
Ji-Ren Yu, Sheng Yan, Xiao-Sun Liu, Yi-Jun Wu, Pei-Feng Fu, Li-Hua Wu, Shu-Sen Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1605-1609. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1605
Analysis of the mechanisms of rabbit’s brainstem hemorrhage complicated with irritable changes in the alvine mucous membrane 
Xue-Long Jin, Yang Zheng, Hai-Ming Shen, Wen-Li Jing, Zhao-Qiang Zhang, Jian-Zhong Huang, Qing-Lin Tan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1610-1615. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1610
Clinical Research
A community-based epidemiological study of elevated serum alanine aminotransferase levels in Kinmen, Taiwan 
Chi-Ming Liu, Tao-Hsin Tung, Jorn-Hon Liu, Victor Tze-Kai Chen, Ching-Heng Lin, Chung-Te Hsu, Pesus Chou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1616-1622. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1616
Brief Reports
Metabolic changes in the lower esophageal sphincter influencing the result of anti-reflux surgical interventions in chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease 
Aron Altorjay, Arpad Juhasz, Viola Kellner, Gellert Sohar, Matyas Fekete, Istvan Sohar 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1623-1628. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1623
Sofalcone, a mucoprotective agent, increases the cure rate of Helicobacter pylori infection when combined with rabeprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin 
Hajime Isomoto, Hisashi Furusu, Ken Ohnita, Chun-Yang Wen, Kenichiro Inoue, Shigeru Kohno 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1629-1633. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1629
A Thai family with hereditary pancreatitis and increased cancer risk due to a mutation in PRSS1 gene 
Theeraphong Pho-Iam, Wanna Thongnoppakhun, Pa-Thai Yenchitsomanus, Chanin Limwongse 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1634-1638. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1634
Serum IL-6, TNFα and CRP levels in Greek colorectal cancer patients: Prognostic implications 
Nikolaos I. Nikiteas, Nikolaos Tzanakis, Maria Gazouli, George Rallis, Kessaris Daniilidis, George Theodoropoulos, Alkiviadis Kostakis, George Peros 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1639-1643. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1639
Impact of Helicobacter pylori infection on ghrelin and various neuroendocrine hormones in plasma 
Hajime Isomoto, Hiroaki Ueno, Yoshito Nishi, Chun-Yang Wen, Masamitsu Nakazato, Shigeru Kohno 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1644-1648. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1644
A prospective cross-over study using a sphincterotome and a guidewire to increase the success rate of common bile duct cannulation 
Georgios Karamanolis, Aikaterini Katsikani, Nikos Viazis, Gerasimos Stefanidis, Spilios Manolakopoulos, Spiros Sgouros, Efthimia Papadopoulou, Apostolos Mantides 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1649-1652. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1649
Metabolic syndrome as a risk factor for gallstone disease 
Nahum Méndez-Sánchez, Norberto C. Chavez-Tapia, Daniel Motola-Kuba, Karla Sanchez-Lara, Guadalupe Ponciano-Rodríguez, Héctor Baptista, Martha H. Ramos, Misael Uribe 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1653-1657. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1653
“Defective” mutations of hepatitis D viruses in chronic hepatitis D patients 
Jaw-Ching Wu, Sheng-Chieh Hsu, Shen-Yung Wang, Yi-Hsiang Huang, I-Jane Sheen, Hsuan-Hui Shih, Wan-Jr Syu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1658-1662. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1658
Ribavirin monotherapy increases sustained response rate in relapsers of end treatment virologic responders 
Cho-Li Yen, Jia-Jang Chang, Tsung-Shih Lee, Ching-Jung Liu, Li-Wei Chen, Liang-Che Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1663-1667. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1663
Detailed deletion mapping of loss of heterozygosity on 22q13 in sporadic colorectal cancer 
Hai-Tao Zheng, Zhi-Hai Peng, Chong-Zhi Zhou, Da-Peng Li, Zhao-Wen Wang, Guo-Qiang Qiu, Lin He 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1668-1672. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1668
Clinicopathological and molecular genetic analysis of HNPCC in China 
Ding-Cun Luo, Qi Cai, Meng-Hong Sun, Yao-Zhong Ni, Shi-Chang Ni, Zhe-Jing Chen, Xiao-Yang Li, Chong-Wei Tao, Xue-Miao Zhang, Da-Ren Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1673-1679. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1673
One-year follow-up study of Helicobacter pylori eradication rate with 13C-urea breath test after 3-d and 7-d rabeprazole-based triple therapy 
Hwang-Huei Wang, Jen-Wei Chou, Kuan-Fu Liao, Zong-Yi Lin, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Chang-Hu Hsu, Chih-Bin Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1680-1684. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1680
Gallbladder motor function, plasma cholecystokinin and cholecystokinin receptor of gallbladder in cholesterol stone patients 
Jian Zhu, Tian-Quan Han, Sheng Chen, Yu Jiang, Sheng-Dao Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1685-1689. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1685
HBVPathDB: A database of HBV infection-related molecular interaction network 
Yi Zhang, Xiao-Chen Bo, Jing Yang, Sheng-Qi Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1690-1692. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1690
Effect of indomethacin on cell cycle proteins in colon cancer cell lines 
Mei-Hua Xu, Gui-Ying Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1693-1696. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1693
Post-radiation survival time in hepatocellular carcinoma based on predictors for CT-determined, transarterial embolization and various other parameters 
Ting-Kai Leung, Chi-Ming Lee, Li-Kuo Shen, Hsi-Chi Chen, Yu-Cheng Kuo, Jeng-Fong Chiou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1697-1699. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1697
Correlation of CD95 and soluble CD95 expression with acute rejection status of liver transplantation 
Yu-Liang Wang, Yan-Yan Zhang, Guang Li, Zhi-Qin Tang, Yan-Li Zhou, Zhi-Jun Zhu, Zhi Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1700-1704. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1700
Expression of hypoxia-inducible factor 1α and vascular endothelial growth factor in hepatocellular carcinoma: Impact on neovascularization and survival 
Geng-Wen Huang, Lian-Yue Yang, Wei-Qun Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1705-1708. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1705
Application of atomic force microscopy in blood research 
Xiao-Long Ji, Ya-Min Ma, Tong Yin, Ming-Shi Shen, Xin Xu, Wei Guan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1709-1711. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1709
14C-urea breath test in patients undergoing anti-tuberculosis therapy 
Sayed Amir Mirbagheri, Amir Ali Sohrabpour, Mehrdad Hasibi, Babak Moghimi, Mehdi Mohamadnejad 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1712-1714. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1712
Sacral anterior root stimulated defecation in spinal cord injuries: An experimental study in canine model 
Shi-Min Chang, Guang-Rong Yu, Ying-Min Diao, Meng-Jie Zhang, Shi-Bo Wang, Chun-Lin Hou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1715-1718. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1715
Case Report
Endoscopic ultrasonographic appearance of gastric emphysema 
Maw-Soan Soon, Hsu-Heng Yen, Anny Soon, Otto S. Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1719-1721. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1719
Actinomycosis mimicking recurrent carcinoma after Whipple’s operation 
Jun-Te Hsu, Hung-Chieh Lo, Yi-Yin Jan, Han-Ming Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1722-1724. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1722
Candidal liver abscesses and cholecystitis in a 37-year-old patient without underlying malignancy 
Chung-Hsu Lai, Hsin-Pai Chen, Te-Li Chen, Chang-Phone Fung, Cheng-Yi Liu, Shou-Dong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1725-1727. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1725
Fatal thrombotic complications of hepatic cystic compression of the inferior vena: A case report 
Ting-Kai Leung, Chi-Ming Lee, Hsin-Chi Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(11):1728-1729. Published online Mar 21, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i11.1728