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Biofeedback therapy for dyssynergic defecation 
Giuseppe Chiarioni, Steve Heymen, William E Whitehead 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7069-7074. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7069
Insulin resistance and hepatitis C 
Manuel Romero-Gómez 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7075-7080. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7075
The “return” of hepatitis B 
Zahariy A Krastev 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7081-7086. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7081
Review
Pathophysiology of pulmonary complications of acute pancreatitis 
George W Browne, CS Pitchumoni 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7087-7096. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7087
Associations between NOD2/CARD15 genotype and phenotype in Crohn’s disease-Are we there yet? 
Graham Radford-Smith, Nirmala Pandeya 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7097-7103. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7097
Esophageal Cancer
Identification of squamous cell carcinoma associated proteins by proteomics and loss of beta tropomyosin expression in esophageal cancer 
Ferdous Rastgar Jazii, Zahra Najafi, Reza Malekzadeh, Thomas P Conrads, Abed Ali Ziaee, Christian Abnet, Mansour Yazdznbod, Ali Asghar Karkhane, Ghasem H Salekdeh 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7104-7112. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7104
Colorectal Cancer
Hypermethylation and expression regulation of secreted frizzled-related protein genes in colorectal tumor 
Jian Qi, You-Qing Zhu, Jun Luo, Wen-Hui Tao 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7113-7117. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7113
Viral Hepatitis
Genetic vaccination with Flt3-L and GM-CSF as adjuvants: Enhancement of cellular and humoral immune responses that results in protective immunity in a murine model of hepatitis C virus infection 
Jens Encke, Jomo Bernardin, Jasmin Geib, Gocha Barbakadze, Raymond Bujdoso, Wolfgang Stremmel 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7118-7125. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7118
Elicitation of strong immune responses by a DNA vaccine expressing a secreted form of hepatitis C virus envelope protein E2 in murine and porcine animal models 
Yi-Ping Li, Hye Na Kang, Lorne A Babiuk, Qiang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7126-7135. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7126
H Pylori
Antimicrobial activity of Sapindus mukorossi and Rheum emodi extracts against H pylori: In vitro and in vivo studies 
Mohammed Ibrahim, Aleem A Khan, Santosh K Tiwari, Mohammed Aejaz Habeeb, MN Khaja, CM Habibullah 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7136-7142. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7136
Basic Research
Elenoside increases intestinal motility 
E Navarro, SJ Alonso, R Navarro, J Trujillo, E Jorge 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7143-7148. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7143
Effect of Kaiyu Qingwei Jianji on the morphometry and residual strain distribution of small intestine in experimental diabetic rats 
Hong Sha, Jing-Bo Zhao, Zhi-Yuan Zhang, Shui-Ping Zhou, Xiao-Lin Tong, Feng-Yuan Zhuang, Hans Gregersen 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7149-7154. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7149
Clinical Research
Noninvasive evaluation of hepatic fibrosis in children with infant hepatitis syndrome 
Zhi-Xian Li, Yun He, Ji Wu, Dan-Mei Liang, Bu-Lin Zhang, Hong Yang, Ling-Ling Wang, Yun Ma, Kang-Lai Wei 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7155-7160. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7155
Rapid Communication
Relationship between Crohn’s disease, infection with Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis and SLC11A1 gene polymorphisms in Sardinian patients 
Leonardo A Sechi, Maria Gazouli, Lee E Sieswerda, Paola Molicotti, Niyaz Ahmed, John Ikonomopoulos, Antonio M Scanu, Daniela Paccagnini, Stefania Zanetti 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7161-7164. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7161
Trocar-related abdominal wall bleeding in 200 patients after laparoscopic cholecistectomy: Personal experience 
Girolamo Geraci, Carmelo Sciumè, Franco Pisello, Francesco Li Volsi, Tiziana Facella, Giuseppe Modica 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7165-7167. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7165
Protective effects of amphetamine on gastric ulcerations induced by indomethacin in rats 
Vlaicu Sandor, Barbu Cuparencu, Dan L Dumitrascu, Mircea A Birt, Tibor L Krausz 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7168-7171. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7168
Non-invasive diagnosis of gastric mucosal atrophy in an asymptomatic population with high prevalence of gastric cancer 
Antonio Rollan, Catterina Ferreccio, Alessandra Gederlini, Carolina Serrano, Javiera Torres, Paul Harris 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7172-7178. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7172
Ultrasound guided percutaneous cholecystostomy in high-risk patients for surgical intervention 
Huseyin Bakkaloglu, Hakan Yanar, Recep Guloglu, Korhan Taviloglu, Fatih Tunca, Murat Aksoy, Cemalettin Ertekin, Arzu Poyanli 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7179-7182. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7179
Efficacy of leukocyte esterase dipstick test as a rapid test in diagnosis of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis 
Rungsun Rerknimitr, Worawut Rungsangmanoon, Pradermchai Kongkam, Pinit Kullavanijaya 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7183-7187. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7183
Expression of altered retinoblastoma protein inversely correlates with tumor invasion in gastric carcinoma 
Nan-Hua Chou, Hui-Chun Chen, Nan-Song Chou, Ping-I Hsu, Hui-Hwa Tseng 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7188-7191. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7188
Comparison of amplicon-sequencing, pyrosequencing and real-time PCR for detection of YMDD mutants in patients with chronic hepatitis B 
Zhi-Jun Yang, Mei-Zeng Tu, Jian Liu, Xiao-Ling Wang, Hong-Zhi Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7192-7196. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7192
Case Report
Hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis: A case-based review 
S Ian Gan, Alun L Edwards, Christopher J Symonds, Paul L Beck 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7197-7202. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7197
Endoscopic naso-pancreatic stent-guided single-branch resection of the pancreas for multiple intraductal papillary mucinous adenomas 
Tamotsu Kuroki, Yoshitsugu Tajima, Ryuji Tsutsumi, Noritsugu Tsuneoka, Amane Kitasato, Tomohiko Adachi, Takashi Kanematsu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7203-7205. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7203
Thrombotic microangiopathy involving the gallbladder as an unusual manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid syndrome: Case report and review of the literature 
Beatriz De-Leon-Bojorge, Samuel Zaltzman-Girsevich, Arturo Ortega-Salgado, Adelina Prieto-Patron, Ruth Córdoba-Córdoba, Marco Yamazaki-Nakashimada 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7206-7209. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7206
Subcutaneous extension of a large diaphragmatic hydatid cyst 
Athanasios Marinis, Georgios Fragulidis, Konstantinos Karapanos, Christos Konstantinidis, Paraskevas Brestas, John Vassiliou, Vassilios Smyrniotis 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7210-7212. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7210
Esophageal perforation caused by fish vertebra ingestion in a seven-month-old infant demanded surgical intervention: A case report 
Ming-Yu Chang, Ming-Ling Chang, Chang-Teng Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7213-7215. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7213
Synchronous occurrence of carcinoid, signet-ring cell carcinoma and heterotopic pancreatic tissue in stomach: A case report and literature review 
Lin Yang, Hong-Tu Zhang, Xun Zhang, Yun-Tian Sun, Zhi Cao, Qin Su 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7216-7220. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7216
Hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia due to adult nesidioblastosis in insulin-dependent diabetes 
A Raffel, M Anlauf, SB Hosch, M Krausch, T Henopp, J Bauersfeld, R Klofat, D Bach, CF Eisenberger, G Klöppel, WT Knoefel 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7221-7224. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7221
Letters To The Editor
Targeting intestinal microflora in inflammatory bowel disease 
Mario Guslandi 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7225-7226. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7225
Author'S Feedback
Premature chomosome condensation technique: A very promising approach to radiotherapy for digestive system cancers 
Jian-She Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 12(44):7227-7227. Published online Nov 28, 2006. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v12.i44.7227