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Editorial
Severe acute pancreatitis: Clinical course and management 
Hans G Beger, Bettina M Rau 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5043-5051. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5043
Review
Surgical management of polycystic liver disease 
Robert T Russell, C Wright Pinson 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5052-5059. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5052
Gastric Cancer
Rationales for expression and altered expression of apoptotic protease activating factor-1 gene in gastric cancer 
He-Ling Wang, Han Bai, Yan Li, Jun Sun, Xue-Qing Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5060-5064. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5060
Basic Research
Modifications produced by selective inhibitors of cyclooxygenase and ultra low dose aspirin on platelet activity in portal hypertension 
Francisco X Eizayaga, Omar Aguejouf, Vanessa Desplat, Philippe Belon, Christian Doutremepuich 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5065-5070. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5065
Induction of ischemic tolerance in rat liver via reduced nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase in Kupffer cells 
Kazuaki Tejima, Masahiro Arai, Hitoshi Ikeda, Tomoaki Tomiya, Mikio Yanase, Yukiko Inoue, Takako Nishikawa, Naoko Watanabe, Natsuko Ohtomo, Masao Omata, Kenji Fujiwara 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5071-5078. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5071
Protective effects and mechanisms of Baicalin and octreotide on renal injury of rats with severe acute pancreatitis 
Xi-Ping Zhang, Hua Tian, Yue-Hong Lai, Li Chen, Ling Zhang, Qi-Hui Cheng, Wei Yan, Yun Li, Qing-Yu Li, Qing He, Fei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5079-5089. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5079
Clinical Research
Modified physiological and operative score for the enumeration of mortality and morbidity risk assessment model in general surgery 
Lian-An Ding, Li-Qun Sun, Shuang-Xi Chen, Lin-Lin Qu, Dong-Fang Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5090-5095. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5090
Rapid Communication
Risk factors associated with pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy, which technique of pancreatic stump closure is more beneficial? 
Marco Pericoli Ridolfini, Sergio Alfieri, Stavros Gourgiotis, Dario Di Miceli, Fabio Rotondi, Giuseppe Quero, Roberta Manghi, Giovanni Battista Doglietto 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5096-5100. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5096
Electrogastrography: Poor correlation with antro-duodenal manometry and doubtful clinical usefulness in adults 
Shahab Abid, Greger Lindberg 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5101-5107. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5101
24-hour esophageal pH-monitoring in children suspected of gastroesophageal reflux disease: Analysis of intraesophageal pH monitoring values recorded in distal and proximal channel at diagnosis 
Janusz Semeniuk, Maciej Kaczmarski 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5108-5115. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5108
Crohn’s disease incidence evolution in North-western Greece is not associated with alteration of NOD2/CARD15 variants 
Michael Economou, Grigoris Filis, Zoi Tsianou, John Alamanos, Antonios Kogevinas, Kostas Masalas, Anna Petrou, Epameinondas V Tsianos 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5116-5120. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5116
Lead exposure increases oxidative stress in the gastric mucosa of HCl/ethanol-exposed rats 
Samuel Babafemi Olaleye, Oluwatosin Adekunle Adaramoye, Perebiri Peter Erigbali, Olasupo Sunday Adeniyi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5121-5126. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5121
N-acetylcysteine attenuates oxidative stress and liver pathology in rats with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis 
Duangporn Thong-Ngam, Suchittra Samuhasaneeto, Onanong Kulaputana, Naruemon Klaikeaw 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5127-5132. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5127
Risk factors for lymph node metastasis and evaluation of reasonable surgery for early gastric cancer 
Ying-Ying Xu, Bao-Jun Huang, Zhe Sun, Chong Lu, Yun-Peng Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5133-5138. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5133
Pretreatment of cromolyn sodium prior to reperfusion attenuates early reperfusion injury after the small intestine ischemia in rats 
Zi-Qing Hei, Xiao-Liang Gan, Gang-Jian Luo, Shang-Rong Li, Jun Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5139-5146. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5139
Wilson disease: Identification of two novel mutations and clinical correlation in Eastern Chinese patients 
Sheng Ye, Liang Gong, Quan-Xiang Shui, Lin-Fu Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5147-5150. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5147
Case Report
Sirolimus-related pulmonary toxicity mimicking 'asthma like' symptoms 
GL Gupte, S Mahadevan, JR Clarke, H Alton, SV Beath 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5151-5153. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5151
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding from duodenal vascular ectasia in a patient with cirrhosis 
Beom Jae Lee, Jong-Jae Park, Yeon Seok Seo, Ji Hoon Kim, Aeree Kim, Jong Eun Yeon, Jae Seon Kim, Kwan Soo Byun, Young-Tae Bak 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5154-5157. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5154
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas: A case report and literature review 
Charitini Salla, Paschalis Chatzipantelis, Panagiotis Konstantinou, Ioannis Karoumpalis, Akrivi Pantazopoulou, Victoria Dappola 
World J Gastroenterol 13(38):5158-5163. Published online Oct 14, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i38.5158