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Editorial
New methods for the management of esophageal varices 
Hiroshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Takashi Tajiri 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1641-1645. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1641
Gastric Cancer
Role of computed tomographic colonoscopy of postoperative surveillance in patient with gastric cancer 
Dae Won Jun, Oh Young Lee, Hyun Chul Lim, Sung Joon Kwon, Hang Lak Lee, Byung Chul Yoon, Ho Soon Choi, Joon Soo Hahm, Min Ho Lee, Dong Hoo Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1646-1651. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1646
Liver Cancer
Mechanism of apoptotic effects induced selectively by ursodeoxycholic acid on human hepatoma cell lines 
Hui Liu, Cheng-Yong Qin, Guo-Qing Han, Hong-Wei Xu, Mei Meng, Zhen Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1652-1658. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1652
Colorectal Cancer
Sonic hedgehog-Gli1 pathway in colorectal adenocarcinomas 
Yue-Hong Bian, Shu-Hong Huang, Ling Yang, Xiao-Li Ma, Jing-Wu Xie, Hong-Wei Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1659-1665. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1659
Basic Research
Evaluation of the effect of pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate in suppressing inflammation in mice with dextran sodium sulfate-induced colitis 
Ichiro Hirata, Shingo Yasumoto, Ken Toshina, Takuya Inoue, Takashi Nishikawa, Naoko Murano, Mitsuyuki Murano, Fang-Yu Wang, Ken-ichi Katsu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1666-1671. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1666
Enhancement of insulin-producing cell differentiation from embryonic stem cells using pax4-nucleofection method 
Han-Tso Lin, Chung-Lan Kao, Kun-Hsiung Lee, Yuh-Lih Chang, Shih-Hwa Chiou, Fu-Ting Tsai, Tung-Hu Tsai, Dey-Chyi Sheu, Larry LT Ho, Hung-Hai Ku 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1672-1679. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1672
Upregulation of hypoxia inducible factor 1α mRNA is associated with elevated vascular endothelial growth factor expression and excessive angiogenesis and predicts a poor prognosis in gastric carcinoma 
Jie Ma, Li Zhang, Guo-Qing Ru, Zhong-Sheng Zhao, Wen-Juan Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1680-1686. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1680
Clinical Research
Aquaporin-8 expression is reduced in ileum and induced in colon of patients with ulcerative colitis 
Alexandra Zahn, Christoph Moehle, Thomas Langmann, Robert Ehehalt, Frank Autschbach, Wolfgang Stremmel, Gerd Schmitz 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1687-1695. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1687
Abdominal computed tomography in refractory coeliac disease and enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma 
Maarten Mallant, Muhammed Hadithi, Abdul-Baqi Al-Toma, Matthijs Kater, Maarten Jacobs, Radu Manoliu, Chris Mulder, Jan Hein van Waesberghe 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1696-1700. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1696
Rapid Communication
Clinical significance of main pancreatic duct dilation on computed tomography: Single and double duct dilation 
Mark D Edge, Maarouf Hoteit, Amil P Patel, Xiaoping Wang, Deborah A Baumgarten, Qiang Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1701-1705. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1701
Effect of omeprazole and domperidone on adult asthmatics with gastroesophageal reflux 
Bhavneesh Sharma, Manisha Sharma, Mradul Kumar Daga, Gopal Krishan Sachdev, Elliott Bondi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1706-1710. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1706
Diagnostic criteria for acute liver failure due to Wilson disease 
Christoph Eisenbach, Olivia Sieg, Wolfgang Stremmel, Jens Encke, Uta Merle 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1711-1714. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1711
Coeliac disease in Dutch patients with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and vice versa 
Muhammed Hadithi, Hans de Boer, Jos WR Meijer, Frans Willekens, Jo A Kerckhaert, Roel Heijmans, Amado Salvador Peña, Coen DA Stehouwer, Chris JJ Mulder 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1715-1722. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1715
Ileoscopy in patients with ileocolonic tuberculosis 
SP Misra, Vatsala Misra, Manisha Dwivedi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1723-1727. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1723
pRB expression in esophageal mucosa of individuals at high risk for squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus 
Simone S Contu, Paulo C Contu, Daniel C Damin, Renato B Fagundes, Fabiano Bevilacqua, Aline S Rosa, João C Prolla, Luis F Moreira 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1728-1731. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1728
Increased intestinal permeability in pathogenesis and progress of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in rats 
Xi Jin, Chao-Hui Yu, Guo-Cai Lv, You-Ming Li 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1732-1736. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1732
Construction and analysis of tree models for chromosomal classification of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas 
Hui-Yong Jiang, Zhong-Xi Huang, Xue-Feng Zhang, Richard Desper, Tong Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1737-1742. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1737
Comparison of biological characteristics of marrow mesenchymal stem cells in hepatitis B patients and normal adults 
Liang Peng, Hua Li, Lin Gu, Xiao-Mou Peng, Yang-Su Huang, Zhi-Liang Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1743-1746. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1743
Expression and significance of intratumoral interleukin-12 and interleukin-18 in human gastric carcinoma 
Zheng-Bao Ye, Tao Ma, Hao Li, Xiao-Long Jin, Hai-Min Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1747-1751. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1747
Case Report
Enlarged accessory spleen presenting stomach submucosal tumor 
Shunzen Chin, Hajime Isomoto, Yohei Mizuta, Chun-Yang Wen, Saburo Shikuwa, Shigeru Kohno 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1752-1754. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1752
Common carotid arterial thrombosis associated with ulcerative colitis 
Hitoshi Nogami, Tsuneo Iiai, Satoshi Maruyama, Tatsuo Tani, Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1755-1757. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1755
Common carotid arterial thrombosis associated with ulcerative colitis 
Hitoshi Nogami, Tsuneo Iiai, Satoshi Maruyama, Tatsuo Tani, Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1755-1757. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1757
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis presenting as small bowel obstruction: A case report and review of the literature 
Min Young Yun, Young Up Cho, In Suh Park, Sun Keun Choi, Sei Joong Kim, Seok Hwan Shin, Kyung Rae Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1758-1760. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1758
Letters To The Editor
Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia): A potential mechanism in anti-carcinogenesis of colon 
Seher A Khan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(11):1761-1762. Published online Mar 21, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i11.1761