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Liver Cancer
Initial experience from a combination of systemic and regional chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with nonresectable cholangiocellular carcinoma in the liver 
Timm Kirchhoff, Lars Zender, Sonja Merkesdal, Bernd Frericks, Nisar Malek, Joerg Bleck, Stefan Kubicka, Stefan Baus, Ajay Chavan, Michael P. Manns, Michael Galanski 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1091-1095. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1091
Enhanced migration of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase overexpressing hepatoma cells is attributed to gelatinases: Relevance to intracellular signaling pathways 
Elke Roeb, Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff, Sabine Hamacher, Bettina Jansen, Judith Dahmen, Sandra Wagner, Siegfried Matern 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1096-1104. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1096
Colorectal Cancer
Expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in colorectal cancer and its clinical significance 
Bin Xiong, Tao-Jiao Sun, Wei-Dong Hu, Fu-Lin Cheng, Min Mao, Yun-Feng Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1105-1108. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1105
Viral Hepatitis
Importance of adequate immunosuppressive therapy for the recovery of patients with “life-threatening” severe exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B 
Keiichi Fujiwara, Osamu Yokosuka, Hiroshige Kojima, Tatsuo Kanda, Hiromitsu Saisho, Hiroyuki Hirasawa, Hiroshi Suzuki 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1109-1114. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1109
Basic Research
Effect of endothelin-1 receptor antagonists on histological and ultrastructural changes in the pancreas and trypsinogen activation in the early course of caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis in rats 
Anna Andrzejewska, Jan W. Dlugosz, Albert Augustynowicz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1115-1121. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1115
Antidiabetic thiazolidinediones induce ductal differentiation but not apoptosis in pancreatic cancer cells 
Elisabetta Ceni, Tommaso Mello, Mirko Tarocchi, David W Crabb, Anna Caldini, Pietro Invernizzi, Calogero Surrenti, Stefano Milani, Andrea Galli 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1122-1130. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1122
Spatial organization of bacterial flora in normal and inflamed intestine: A fluorescence in situ hybridization study in mice 
Alexander Swidsinski, Vera Loening-Baucke, Herbert Lochs, Laura P. Hale 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1131-1140. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1131
Alterations of mast cells and TGF-β1 on the silymarin treatment for CCl4-induced hepatic fibrosis 
Da-Hee Jeong, Gi-Ppeum Lee, Won-Il Jeong, Sun-Hee Do, Hai-Jie Yang, Dong-Wei Yuan, Ho-Yong Park, Kyu-Jong Kim, Kyu-Shik Jeong 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1141-1148. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1141
Up-regulation of intestinal nuclear factor kappa B and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 following traumatic brain injury in rats 
Chun-Hua Hang, Ji-Xin Shi, Jie-Shou Li, Wei-Qin Li, Hong-Xia Yin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1149-1154. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1149
Effects of Guiyuanfang and autologous transplantation of bone marrow stem cells on rats with liver fibrosis 
Li-Mao Wu, Lian-Da Li, Hong Liu, Ke-Yong Ning, Yi-Kui Li 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1155-1160. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1155
Effect of operation-synchronizing transfusion of apoptotic spleen cells from donor rats on acute rejection of recipient rats after liver transplantation 
Jing Liu, Yi Gao, Shuan Wang, Er-Wei Sun, Yu Wang, Zhi Zhang, Yi-Qiang Shan, Shi-Zheng Zhong 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1161-1166. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1161
Clinical Research
Clinical significance of serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptor in biliary disease and carcinoma 
Munechika Enjoji, Makoto Nakamuta, Koji Yamaguchi, Satoshi Ohta, Kazuhiro Kotoh, Marie Fukushima, Masami Kuniyoshi, Tomomi Yamada, Masao Tanaka, Hajime Nawata 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1167-1171. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1167
Synchronous electrogastrographic and manometric study of the stomach as an esophageal substitute 
Ferenc Izbéki, Tibor Wittmann, Sándor Ódor, Balázs Botos, Áron Altorjay 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1172-1178. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1172
An anomaly in persistent right umbilical vein of portal vein diagnosed by ultrasonography 
Shigeo Nakanishi, Katsuya Shiraki, Kouji Yamamoto, Mutsumi Koyama, Takeshi Nakano 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1179-1181. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1179
Brief Reports
Long-term follow-up after complete ablation of Barrett’s esophagus with argon plasma coagulation 
Ahmed Madisch, Stephan Miehlke, Ekkehard Bayerdoerffer, Birgit Wiedemann, David Antos, Anke Sievert, Michael Vieth, Manfred Stolte, Heinrich Schulz 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1182-1186. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1182
IBD5 polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease: Association with response to infliximab 
Elena Urcelay, Juan Luis Mendoza, Alfonso Martínez, Laura Fernández, Carlos Taxonera, Manuel Díaz-Rubio, Emilio G. de la Concha 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1187-1192. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1187
Transforming growth factor beta can be a parameter of aggressiveness of pT1 colorectal cancer 
Katarzyna Guzinska-Ustymowicz, Andrzej Kemona 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1193-1195. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1193
Role of the intracellular receptor domain of gp130 (exon 17) in human inflammatory bowel disease 
Christoph J. Auernhammer, Kathrin Zitzmann, Fabian Schnitzler, Julia Seiderer, Peter Lohse, George Vlotides, Dieter Engelhardt, Michael Sackmann, Burkhard Göke, Thomas Ochsenkühn 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1196-1199. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1196
Human papillomavirus in squamous cell carcinoma of esophagus in a high-risk population 
Mohammad Farhadi, Zahra Tahmasebi, Shahin Merat, Farin Kamangar, Dariush Nasrollahzadeh, Reza Malekzadeh 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1200-1203. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1200
Protective effect of Weikang decoction and partial ingredients on model rat with gastric mucosa ulcer 
Tuo-Ying Fan, Qing-Qing Feng, Chun-Rong Jia, Qun Fan, Chun-An Li, Xue-Lian Bai 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1204-1209. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1204
Prognostic significance of cell infiltrations of immunosurveillance in colorectal cancer 
Shi-Yun Tan, Yan Fan, He-Sheng Luo, Zhi-Xiang Shen, Yi Guo, Liang-Jia Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1210-1214. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1210
Efficacy of different treatment strategies for hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis 
Jia Fan, Jian Zhou, Zhi-Quan Wu, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Xiao-Ying Wang, Ying-Hong Shi, Zhao-You Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1215-1219. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1215
CpG oligodeoxynucleotides inhibit tumor growth and reverse the immunosuppression caused by the therapy with 5-fluorouracil in murine hepatoma 
Xian-Song Wang, Zhen Sheng, You-Bing Ruan, Yang Guang, Mu-Lan Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1220-1224. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1220
Effect of fermented soy milk on the intestinal bacterial ecosystem 
I-Chi Cheng, Huey-Fang Shang, Tzann-Feng Lin, Tseng-Hsing Wang, Hao-Sheng Lin, Shyh-Hsiang Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1225-1227. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1225
Relationship between expression and distribution of cyclooxygenase-2 and bcl-2 in human gastric adenocarcinoma 
Xiao-Li Chen, Bao-Shan Su, Run-Qin Sun, Jun Zhang, Yi-Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1228-1231. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1228
Expression of TNF-α and VEGF in the esophagus of portal hypertensive rats 
Zhao-Hui Yin, Xun-Yang Liu, Rang-Lang Huang, Shu-Ping Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1232-1236. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1232
Expression of p57kip2 and its relationship with clinicopathology, PCNA and p53 in primary hepatocellular carcinoma 
Ke-Jun Nan, Hui Guo, Zhi-Ping Ruan, Zhao Jing, Shaan-Xi Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1237-1240. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1237
Case Report
Liver cirrhosis as a consequence of iron overload caused by hereditary nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia 
Philip Hilgard, Guido Gerken 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1241-1244. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1241
Clostridium difficile causing acute renal failure: Case presentation and review 
Jasmin Arrich, Gottfried H. Sodeck, Gürkan Sengölge, Christoforos Konnaris, Marcus Müllner, Anton N. Laggner, Hans Domanovits 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1245-1247. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1245
Report of gossypiboma from the standpoint in medicine and law 
Li-Rung Shyung, Wen-Hsiung Chang, Shee-Chan Lin, Shou-Chuan Shih, Chin-Roa Kao, Sun-Yen Chou 
World J Gastroenterol 11(8):1248-1249. Published online Feb 28, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i8.1248