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Changing face of irritable bowel syndrome 
Eamonn MM Quigley 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):1-5. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.1
Helicobacter pylori virulence factors in duodenal ulceration: A primary cause or a secondary infection causing chronicity 
Frank I Tovey, Michael Hobsley, John Holton 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):6-9. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.6
Causal role of Helicobacter pylori infection and eradication therapy in gastric carcinogenesis 
Masanori Ito, Shinji Tanaka, Tomoari Kamada, Ken Haruma, Kazuaki Chayama 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):10-16. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.10
Review
Incidence and mortality of gastric cancer in China 
Ling Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):17-20. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.17
Gastric Cancer
Berberine induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in human gastric carcinoma SNU-5 cell line 
Jing-Pin Lin, Jai-Sing Yang, Jau-Hong Lee, Wen-Tsong Hsieh, Jing-Gung Chung 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):21-28. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.21
Inhibitory effect of Polo-like kinase 1 depletion on mitosis and apoptosis of gastric cancer cells 
Xue-Hua Chen, Bin Lan, Ying Qu, Xiao-Qing Zhang, Qu Cai, Bing-Ya Liu, Zheng-Gang Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):29-35. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.29
CD44v6 in peripheral blood and bone marrow as micro-metastasis of patients with gastric cancer 
Dao-Rong Wang, Guo-Yu Chen, Xun-Liang Liu, Yi Miao, Jian-Guo Xia, Lin-Hai Zhu, Dong Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):36-42. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.36
Usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography in preoperative TNM staging of gastric cancer 
Tumur Tsendsuren, Sun-Ming Jun, Xu-Hui Mian 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):43-47. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.43
Liver Cancer
Hepatocellular carcinoma in extremely elderly patients: An analysis of clinical characteristics, prognosis and patient survival 
Gengo Tsukioka, Satoru Kakizaki, Naondo Sohara, Ken Sato, Hitoshi Takagi, Hirotaka Arai, Takehiko Abe, Mitsuo Toyoda, Kenji Katakai, Akira Kojima, Yuichi Yamazaki, Toshiyuki Otsuka, Yutaka Matsuzaki, Fujio Makita, Daisuke Kanda, Katsuhiko Horiuchi, Tetsuya Hamada, Mieko Kaneko, Hideyuki Suzuki, Masatomo Mori 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):48-53. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.48
Colorectal Cancer
Clinical significance of subcellular localization of KL-6 mucin in primary colorectal adenocarcinoma and metastatic tissues 
Qian Guo, Wei Tang, Yoshinori Inagaki, Yutaka Midorikawa, Norihiro Kokudo, Yasuhiko Sugawara, Munehiro Nakata, Toshiro Konishi, Hirokazu Nagawa, Masatoshi Makuuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):54-59. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.54
Antithrombin reduces reperfusion-induced hepatic metastasis of colon cancer cells 
Masanao Kurata, Kenji Okajima, Toru Kawamoto, Mitsuhiro Uchiba, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):60-65. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.60
Helicobacter Pylori
Discrepancies between primary physician practice and treatment guidelines for Helicobacter pylori infection in Korea 
Byeong Gwan Kim, Ji Won Kim, Ji Bong Jeong, Young Jin Jung, Kook Lae Lee, Young Soo Park, Jin Huk Hwang, Jin Uk Kim, Na Young Kim, Dong Ho Lee, Hyun Chae Jung, In Sung Song 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):66-69. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.66
Clinical Research
Gallbladder bile composition in patients with Crohn’s disease 
Annika Lapidus, Jan-Erik Åkerlund, Curt Einarsson 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):70-74. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.70
Crohn’s disease in Stockholm County during 1990-2001: An epidemiological update 
Annika Lapidus 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):75-81. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.75
Proton pump inhibitor treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux-related chronic cough: A comparison between two different daily doses of lansoprazole 
Fabio Baldi, Roberta Cappiello, Carlotta Cavoli, Stefania Ghersi, Francesco Torresan, Enrico Roda 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):82-88. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.82
Benefits of early postoperative jejunal feeding in patients undergoing duodenohemipancreatectomy 
Takehiro Okabayashi, Michiya Kobayashi, Isao Nishimori, Tekeki Sugimoto, Toyokazu Akimori, Tsutomu Namikawa, Ken Okamoto, Saburo Onishi, Keijiro Araki 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):89-93. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.89
Rapid Communication
L1 is a potential marker for poorly-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma 
Jussuf T Kaifi, Ulrich Zinnkann, Emre F Yekebas, Paulus G Schurr, Uta Reichelt, Robin Wachowiak, Henning C Fiegel, Susann Petri, Melitta Schachner, Jakob R Izbicki 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):94-98. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.94
Risk factors for immediate post-operative fatal recurrence after curative resection of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Bong-Wan Kim, Young-Bae Kim, Hee-Jung Wang, Myung-Wook Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):99-104. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.99
Detection of gelatinase B activity in serum of gastric cancer patients 
Vesna V Dragutinović, Nebojša S Radovanović, Lidija T Izrael-Živković, Miroslav M Vrvić 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):105-109. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.105
Changes of plasma fasting carnitine ester profile in patients with ulcerative colitis 
Judit Bene, Katalin Komlósi, Viktória Havasi, Gábor Talián, Beáta Gasztonyi, Krisztina Horváth, Gyula Mózsik, Béla Hunyady, Béla Melegh, Mária Figler 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):110-113. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.110
Effect of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy on gastro-esophageal reflux in mechanically-ventilated patients 
Emmanuel E Douzinas, Andreas Tsapalos, Antonios Dimitrakopoulos, Evanthia Diamanti-Kandarakis, Alexandros D Rapidis, Charis Roussos 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):114-118. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.114
Self-expandable metallic stents for malignant biliary obstruction: Efficacy on proximal and distal tumors 
Jui-Hao Chen, Cheuk-Kay Sun, Chao-Sheng Liao, Chain-Smoke Chua 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):119-122. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.119
Evaluation of contrast-enhanced computed tomographic colonography in detection of local recurrent colorectal cancer 
Yau-Tong You, Chung-Rong Chang Chien, Jeng-Yi Wang, Koon-Kwan Ng, Jinn-Shiun Chen, Reiping Tang, Jy-Ming Chiang, Chien-Yuh Yeh, Pao-Shiu Hsieh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):123-126. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.123
Influence of HBcAg in liver cell plasma on expression of transforming growth factor-beta 1 in liver tissue of low-grade chronic hepatitis B patients 
Yong-Gang Liu, Jian-Hua Lu, Xin-Xin Wang, Jian-Lin Yang, Zhen-Wei Lang, Xin Meng, Li-Jie Zhang, Lin Sun, Shi-Jie Zhang, Jun-Qiang Li, Chen-Zhao Song 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):127-129. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.127
Clinical application of plasma shock wave lithotripsy in treating impacted stones in the bile duct system 
Zhi Xu, Li-Xin Wang, Neng-Wei Zhang, Chun-Sheng Hou, Xiao-Feng Ling, Yao Xu, Xiao-Si Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):130-133. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.130
Interventional therapy for acute hemorrhage in gastrointestinal tract 
Hong-Hui Wang, Bin Bai, Kai-Bing Wang, Wei Xu, Yuan-Shu Ye, Wei-Feng Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):134-136. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.134
Effect of resveratrol on pancreatic oxygen free radicals in rats with severe acute pancreatitis 
Zhen-Dong Li, Qing-Yong Ma, Chang-An Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):137-140. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.137
Known and probable risk factors for hepatitis C infection: A case series in north-eastern Poland 
Sławomir Chlabicz, Robert Flisiak, Anna Grzeszczuk, Oksana Kovalchuk, Danuta Prokopowicz, Lech Chyczewski 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):141-145. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.141
Case Report
Sigmoidorectal intussusception of adenoma of sigmoid colon treated by laparoscopic anterior resection after sponge-on-the-stick-assisted manual reduction 
Ki-Jae Park, Hong-Jo Choi, Sung-Heun Kim, Sang-Young Han, Sook-Hee Hong, Jin-Han Cho, Hyung-Ho Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):146-149. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.146
Spontaneous resolution of systemic sarcoidosis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C without interferon therapy 
Tae-Hun Kim, Jong-Eun Joo 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):150-153. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.150
Spontaneous chylous peritonitis mimicking acute appendicitis: A case report and review of literature 
Fu-Chi Fang, Sheng-Der Hsu, Chuang-Wei Chen, Teng-Wei Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):154-156. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.154
Letters To The Editor
Percutaneous local therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma impair gastric function 
Fumihiko Kinekawa, Kazuya Matsuda, Tsutomu Masaki, Kazutaka Kurokohchi, Hirohito Yoneyama, Hideyuki Inoue, Hirohide Kurata, Yoshihito Uchida, Seishiro Watanabe, Shigeki Kuriyama 
World J Gastroenterol 12(1):157-158. Published online Jan 7, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i1.157