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Gastric Cancer
Clinicopathological study of cardiac tamponade due to pericardial metastasis originating from gastric cancer 
Michiya Kobayashi, Takehiro Okabayashi, Ken Okamoto, Tsutomu Namikawa, Keijiro Araki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6899-6904. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6899
Significance of a novel sucrose permeability test using serum in the diagnosis of early gastric cancer 
Tadayuki Shishido, Taketo Yamaguchi, Takeo Odaka, Masanori Seimiya, Hiromitsu Saisho, Fumio Nomura 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6905-6909. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6905
Liver Cancer
Bifunctional chimeric SuperCD suicide gene -YCD: YUPRT fusion is highly effective in a rat hepatoma model 
Florian Graepler, Marie-Luise Lemken, Wolfgang A Wybranietz, Ulrike Schmidt, Irina Smirnow, Christine D Groß, Martin Spiegel, Andrea Schenk, Hansjörg Graf, Ulrike A Lauer, Reinhard Vonthein, Michael Gregor, Sorin Armeanu, Michael Bitzer, Ulrich M. Lauer 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6910-6919. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6910
Role of blood AFP mRNA and tumor grade in the preoperative prognostic evaluation of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Umberto Cillo, Alessandro Vitale, Filippo Navaglia, Daniela Basso, Umberto Montin, Marco Bassanello, Francesco D’Amico, Francesco Antonio Ciarleglio, Alberto Brolese, Giacomo Zanus, Vito De Pascale, Mario Plebani, Davide Francesco D’Amico 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6920-6925. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6920
Etiology and functional status of liver cirrhosis by 31P MR spectroscopy 
Monika Dezortova, Pavel Taimr, Antonin Skoch, Julius Spicak, Milan Hajek 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6926-6931. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6926
Colorectal Cancer
Three-dimensional computed tomography in laparoscopic surgery for colorectal carcinoma 
Hiroshi Ohtani, Kohei Ohta, Yuichi Arimoto, Eui-Chul Kim, Hiroko Oba, Kenji Adachi, Shoichi Terakawa, Mitsuo Tsubakimoto 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6932-6935. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6932
Viral Hepatitis
Fibrinogen-like protein 2 fibroleukin expression and its correlation with disease progression in murine hepatitis virus type 3-induced fulminant hepatitis and in patients with severe viral hepatitis B 
Chuan-Long Zhu, Wei-Ming Yan, Fan Zhu, Yong-Fen Zhu, Dong Xi, De-Ying Tian, Gary Levy, Xiao-Ping Luo, Qin Ning 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6936-6940. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6936
Basic Research
Clinical significance of telomerase and its associate genes expression in the maintenance of telomere length in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus 
Chung-Ping Hsu, Li-Wen Lee, Sen-Ei Shai, Chih-Yi Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6941-6947. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6941
Relationship between body surface area and ALT normalization after long-term lamivudine treatment 
Makoto Nakamuta, Shusuke Morizono, Yuichi Tanabe, Eiji Kajiwara, Junya Shimono, Akihide Masumoto, Toshihiro Maruyama, Norihiro Furusyo, Hideyuki Nomura, Hironori Sakai, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Koichi Azuma, Shinji Shimoda, Kazuhiro Kotoh, Munechika Enjoji, Jun Hayashi: Kyushu University liver Disease Study Group 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6948-6953. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6948
Excessive portal flow causes graft failure in extremely small-for-size liver transplantation in pigs 
Hong-Sheng Wang, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi, Yoshitaka Enomoto, Masahiro Usuda, Shigehito Miyagi, Takeshi Asakura, Hiroo Masuoka, Takashi Aiso, Keisuke Fukushima, Tomohiro Narita, Hideyuki Yamaya, Atsushi Nakamura, Satoshi Sekiguchi, Naoki Kawagishi, Akira Sato, Susumu Satomi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6954-6959. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6954
Nuclear factor-κB decoy oligodeoxynucleotides attenuates ischemia/reperfusion injury in rat liver graft 
Ming-Qing Xu, Xiu-Rong Shuai, Mao-Lin Yan, Ming-Man Zhang, Lu-Nan Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6960-6967. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6960
Induction of pancreatic duct cells of neonatal rats into insulin-producing cells with fetal bovine serum: A natural protocol and its use for patch clamp experiments 
San-Hua Leng, Fu-Er Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6968-6974. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6968
Oral vaccination of mice against rodent malaria with recombinant Lactococcus lactis expressing MSP-119 
Zhi-Hong Zhang, Pei-Hong Jiang, Ning-Jun Li, Mi Shi, Weida Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6975-6980. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6975
Exogenous acid fibroblast growth factor inhibits ischemia-reperfusion-induced damage in intestinal epithelium via regulating P53 and P21WAF-1 expression 
Wei Chen, Xiao-Bing Fu, Shi-Li Ge, Wen-Juan Li, Tong-Zhu Sun, Zhi-Yong Sheng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6981-6987. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6981
Clinical Research
Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae antibody titers are stable over time in Crohn’s patients and are not inducible in murine models of colitis 
Stefan Müller, Maya Styner, Beatrice Seibold-Schmid, Beatrice Flogerzi, Michael Mähler, Astrid Konrad, Frank Seibold 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6988-6994. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6988
Computer-aided morphometry of liver inflammation in needle biopsies 
N Dioguardi, B Franceschini, C Russo, F Grizzi 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):6995-7000. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.6995
Open label trial of granulocyte apheresis suggests therapeutic efficacy in chronically active steroid refractory ulcerative colitis 
Wolfgang Kruis, Axel Dignass, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Julia Morgenstern, Joachim Mössner, Stephan Schreiber, Maurizio Vecchi, Alberto Malesci, Max Reinshagen, Robert Löfberg 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7001-7006. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7001
Appropriateness of indication and diagnostic yield of colonoscopy: First report based on the 2000 guidelines of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 
Iqbal Siddique, Krishna Mohan, Fuad Hasan, Anjum Memon, Istvan Patty, Basil Al-Nakib 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7007-7013. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7007
Rapid Communication
Treatment for isolated loco-regional recurrence of gastric adenocarcinoma: Does surgery play a role? 
Fabio Carboni, Pasquale Lepiane, Roberto Santoro, Riccardo Lorusso, Pietro Mancini, Massimo Carlini, Eugenio Santoro 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7014-7017. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7014
Hemoconcentration is a poor predictor of severity in acute pancreatitis 
José M. Remes-Troche, Andrés Duarte-Rojo, Gustavo Morales, Guillermo Robles-Díaz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7018-7023. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7018
Catheter tract implantation metastases associated with percutaneous biliary drainage for extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Jun Sakata, Yoshio Shirai, Toshifumi Wakai, Tatsuya Nomura, Eiko Sakata, Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7024-7027. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7024
Upper gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors incidentally found by endoscopic examinations 
Seng-Kee Chuah, Tsung-Hui Hu, Chung-Mou Kuo, King-Wah Chiu, Chung-Huang Kuo, Keng-Liang Wu, Yeh-Pin Chou, Sheng-Nan Lu, Shue-Shian Chiou, Chi-Sin Changchien, Hock-Liew Eng 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7028-7032. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7028
Cell cycle and radiosensitivity of progeny of irradiated primary cultured human hepatocarcinoma cells 
Zhi-Zhong Liu, Wen-Ying Huang, Ju-Sheng Lin, Xiao-Sheng Li, Kuo-Huan Liang, Jia-Long Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7033-7035. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7033
Prediction value of radiosensitivity of hepatocarcinoma cells for apoptosis and micronucleus assay 
Zhi-Zhong Liu, Wen-Ying Huang, Xiao-Sheng Li, Ju-Sheng Lin, Xiao-Kun Cai, Kuo-Huang Lian, He-Jun Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7036-7039. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7036
Cell survival curve for primary hepatic carcinoma cells and relationship between SF2 of hepatic carcinoma cells and radiosensitivity 
Zhi-Zhong Liu, Wen-Ying Huang, Ju-Sheng Lin, Xiao-Sheng Li, Xiao Lan, Xiao-Kun Cai, Kuo-Huan Liang, Hai-Jun Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7040-7043. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7040
Case Report
A case of bowel schistosomiasis not adhering to endoscopic findings 
Manfredi Rizzo, Pasquale Mansueto, Daniela Cabibi, Elisabetta Barresi, Kaspar Berneis, Mario Affronti, Gabriele Di Lorenzo, Sergio Vigneri, Giovam Battista Rini 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7044-7047. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7044
Gastric cancer occurring in a patient with Plummer-Vinson syndrome: A case report 
Ki-Han Kim, Min-Chan Kim, Ghap-Joong Jung 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7048-7050. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7048
Very high alpha-fetoprotein in a young man due to concomitant presentation of hepatocellular carcinoma and Sertoli cell testis tumor 
Ozdal Ersoy 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7051-7053. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7051
Letters To The Editor
Immunosurveillance function of human mast cell? 
Öner Özdemir 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7054-7056. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7054
Hormone receptor status of primary tumor as a prognostic factor in patients with liver metastases from breast cancer treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization 
Kadri Altundag, Ozden Altundag, Serdal Aktolga, Ozlem Yavas, Cem Boruban 
World J Gastroenterol 11(44):7057-7057. Published online Nov 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i44.7057