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Enteric glial cells and their role in gastrointestinal motor abnormalities: Introducing the neuro-gliopathies 
Gabrio Bassotti, Vincenzo Villanacci, Simona Fisogni, Elisa Rossi, Paola Baronio, Carlo Clerici, Christoph A Maurer, Gieri Cathomas, Elisabetta Antonelli 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4035-4041. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4035
Endoscopic approach to malignant strictures at the hepatic hilum 
Giovanni D De Palma, Stefania Masone, Maria Rega, Immacolata Simeoli, Francesca Salvatori, Saverio Siciliano, Francesco Maione, Valerio Girardi, Marta Celiento, Giovanni Persico 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4042-4045. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4042
Topic Highlight
Hepatorenal syndrome 
Sharon Turban, Paul J Thuluvath, Mohamed G Atta 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4046-4055. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4046
Outcomes of patients with cirrhosis undergoing non-hepatic surgery: Risk assessment and management 
Farida Millwala, Geoffrey C Nguyen, Paul J Thuluvath 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4056-4063. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4056
Pancreatic sphincterotomy: Technique, indications, and complications 
Jonathan M Buscaglia, Anthony N Kalloo 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4064-4071. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4064
Viral Hepatitis
Antiviral efficacy of adefovir dipivoxil versus lamivudine in patients with chronic hepatitis B sequentially treated with lamivudine and adefovir due to lamivudine resistance 
Yeon Seok Seo, Ji Hoon Kim, Jong Eun Yeon, Jong-Jae Park, Jae Seon Kim, Kwan Soo Byun, Young-Tae Bak, Chang Hong Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4072-4079. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4072
Hepatitis C Virus non-structural 5A abrogates signal transducer and activator of transcription-1 nucleartranslocation induced by IFN-α through dephosphorylation 
Guo-Zhong Gong, Jie Cao, Yong-Fang Jiang, Yang Zhou, Bo Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4080-4084. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4080
Rapid Communication
Baseline HBV DNA level is the most important factor associated with virologic breakthrough in chronic hepatitis B treated with lamivudine 
Hee Bok Chae, Hie-Won Hann 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4085-4090. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4085
Bravo (wireless) ambulatory esophageal pH monitoring: How do day 1 and day 2 results compare? 
Matthew L Bechtold, Jason-Scott L Holly, Klaus Thaler, John B Marshall 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4091-4095. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4091
Low-dose tenofovir is more potent than adefovir and is effective in controlling HBV viremia in chronic HBeAg-negative hepatitis B 
Paolo Del Poggio, Maurizio Zaccanelli, Maria Oggionni, Silvia Colombo, Carlo Jamoletti, Vesna Puhalo 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4096-4099. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4096
Randomized, double-blind, comparative study of dexrabeprazole 10 mg versus rabeprazole 20 mg in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease 
Vikas Pai, Nitin Pai 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4100-4102. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4100
Safety and efficacy of oral HD-03/ES given for six months in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
JS Rajkumar, MG Sekar, SK Mitra 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4103-4107. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4103
Detection and treatment of synchronous lesions in colorectal cancer: The clinical implication of perioperative colonoscopy 
Min Sun Kim, Young Jin Park 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4108-4111. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4108
Duodeno-jejunal junction dyssynergia: Description of a novel syndrome 
Ahmed Shafik, Ismail A Shafik, Olfat El Sibai, Ali A Shafik 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4112-4116. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4112
Histopathological profile of gastritis in adult patients seen at a referral hospital in Kenya 
Ahmed Kalebi, Farzana Rana, Walter Mwanda, Godfrey Lule, Martin Hale 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4117-4121. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4117
Effect of lymph node micrometastases on prognosis of gastric carcinoma 
Ze-Yu Wu, Jing-Hua Li, Wen-Hua Zhan, Yu-Long He, Jin Wan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4122-4125. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4122
Expression of G3BP and RhoC in esophageal squamous carcinoma and their effect on prognosis 
Hui-Zhong Zhang, Jin-Geng Liu, Yi-Ping Wei, Cheng Wu, Yong-Ke Cao, Mei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4126-4130. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4126
Molecular mechanisms of paclitaxel and NM-3 on human gastric cancer in a severe combined immune deficiency mice orthotopic implantation model 
Jin-Shui Zhu, Ming-Quan Song, Guo-Qiang Chen, Qin Li, Qun Sun, Qiang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4131-4135. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4131
Effects of nutritional and psychological status in gastrointestinal cancer patients on tolerance of treatment 
Jun Tian, Zhen-Chun Chen, Li-Fang Hang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4136-4140. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4136
Assessment of T staging and mesorectal fascia status using high-resolution MRI in rectal cancer with rectal distention 
Sheng-Xiang Rao, Meng-Su Zeng, Jian-Ming Xu, Xin-Yu Qin, Cai-Zhong Chen, Ren-Chen Li, Ying-Yong Hou 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4141-4146. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4141
Case Report
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma arising from the sigmoid mesocolon: A case report 
Brody Winn, John Gao, Homayoon Akbari, Baishali Bhattacharya 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4147-4148. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4147
Clearance of hepatitis C virus after living-donor liver transplantation in spite of residual viremia on end date of interferon therapy before transplantation 
Tatsuki Ichikawa, Kazuhiko Nakao, Keisuke Hamasaki, Takuya Honda, Hidetaka Shibata, Mana Akahoshi, Susumu Eguchi, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Takashi Kanematsu, Katsumi Eguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4149-4151. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4149
Plasmapheresis and corticosteroid treatment for persistent jaundice after successful drainage of common bile duct stones by endoscopic retrograde cholangiography 
Ulku Saritas, Bunyamin Aydin, Yucel Ustundag 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4152-4153. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4152
Liposarcoma of the stomach: A rare case report 
Konstantinos Tepetes, Gregory Christodoulidis, Michael E Spyridakis, Maria Nakou, George Koukoulis, Konstantinos Hatzitheofilou 
World J Gastroenterol 13(30):4154-4155. Published online Aug 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i30.4154