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Practical guidelines for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease 
T Kuhbacher, UR Fölsch 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1149-1155. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1149
New aspects in celiac disease 
MI Torres, MA López Casado, A Ríos 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1156-1161. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1156
Gastric Cancer
(-)-Epigallocatechin-3-gallate inhibits growth of gastric cancer by reducing VEGF production and angiogenesis 
Bao-He Zhu, Wen-Hua Zhan, Zheng-Rong Li, Zhao Wang, Yu-Long He, Jun-Sheng Peng, Shi-Rong Cai, Jin-Ping Ma, Chang-Hua Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1162-1169. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1162
Downregulation of survivin by RNAi inhibits growth of human gastric carcinoma cells 
Guo-Ying Miao, Qi-Ming Lu, Xiu-Lan Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1170-1174. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1170
Liver Cancer
Selective COX-2 inhibitor, NS-398, suppresses cellular proliferation in human hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines via cell cycle arrest 
Ji Yeon Baek, Wonhee Hur, Jin Sang Wang, Si Hyun Bae, Seung Kew Yoon 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1175-1181. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1175
Assessment of hemodynamics in precancerous lesion of hepatocellular carcinoma: Evaluation with MR perfusion 
Sheng Guan, Wei-Dong Zhao, Kang-Rong Zhou, Wei-Jun Peng, Feng Tang, Jian Mao 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1182-1186. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1182
Colorectal Cancer
Comethylation of p16 and MGMT genes in colorectal carcinoma: Correlation with clinicopathological features and prognostic value 
Koviljka Krtolica, Milena Krajnovic, Slavica Usaj-Knezevic, Dragan Babic, Dusan Jovanovic, Bogomir Dimitrijevic 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1187-1194. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1187
Viral Hepatitis
Quasispecies evolution in NS5A region of hepatitis C virus genotype 1b during interferon or combined interferon-ribavirin therapy 
Pascal Veillon, Christopher Payan, Hélène Le Guillou-Guillemette, Catherine Gaudy, Françoise Lunel 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1195-1203. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1195
Epidemiology and transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses in Kazakhstan 
Zhannat Z Nurgalieva, F Blaine Hollinger, David Y Graham, S Zhangabylova, Abai Zhangabylov 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1204-1207. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1204
Basic Research
Antisense oligonucleotide targeting midkine suppresses in vivo angiogenesis 
Li-Cheng Dai, Xiang Wang, Xing Yao, Yong-Liang Lu, Jin-Liang Ping, Jian-Fang He 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1208-1213. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1208
Tetrandrine stimulates the apoptosis of hepatic stellate cells and ameliorates development of fibrosis in a thioacetamide rat model 
Ming-Fu Yin, Li-Hua Lian, Dong-Ming Piao, Ji-Xing Nan 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1214-1220. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1214
Clinical Research
Role of CARD15, DLG5 and OCTN genes polymorphisms in children with inflammatory bowel diseases 
S Cucchiara, A Latiano, O Palmieri, AM Staiano, R D’Incà, G Guariso, G Vieni, V Rutigliano, O Borrelli, MR Valvano, V Annese 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1221-1229. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1221
Molecularly defined adult-type hypolactasia among working age people with reference to milk consumption and gastrointestinal symptoms 
Sari R Anthoni, Heli A Rasinperä, Antti J Kotamies, Hanna A Komu, Harri K Pihlajamäki, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Irma E Järvelä 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1230-1235. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1230
Rapid Communication
Clinical investigation of 41 patients with ischemic colitis accompanied by ulcer 
Satohiro Matsumoto, Kenichiro Tsuji, Satoshi Shirahama 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1236-1239. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1236
Effect of preoperative biliary drainage on outcome of classical pancreaticoduodenectomy 
Chandra Shekhar Bhati, Chandrashekhar Kubal, Pankaj Kumar Sihag, Ankur Atal Gupta, Raj Kamal Jenav, Nicholas G Inston, Jagdish M Mehta 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1240-1242. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1240
Effects of the myeloperoxidase 463 gene polymorphisms on development of atrophy in H pylori infected or noninfected gastroduodenal disease 
Ömer Yilmaz, Hakan Dursun, Nesrin Gürsan, İbrahim Pirim, Arif Yılmaz, Nihat Okcu 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1243-1246. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1243
Prevalence of gastric varices and results of sclerotherapy with N-butyl 2 cyanoacrylate for controlling acute gastric variceal bleeding 
Khalid Mumtaz, Shahid Majid, Hasnain A Shah, Kashif Hameed, Ashfaq Ahmed, Saeed Hamid, Wasim Jafri 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1247-1251. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1247
Detection of small hepatocellular carcinoma: Comparison of dynamic enhancement magnetic resonance imaging and multiphase multirow-detector helical CT scanning 
Hong Zhao, Jin-Lin Yao, Ying Wang, Kang-Rong Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1252-1256. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1252
Aberrant expression of ether à go-go potassium channel in colorectal cancer patients and cell lines 
Xiang-Wu Ding, Juan-Juan Yan, Ping An, Peng Lü, He-Sheng Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1257-1261. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1257
Preventive effect of gelatinizedly-modified chitosan film on peritoneal adhesion of different types 
Xie-Lai Zhou, Shan-Wen Chen, Guo-Dong Liao, Zhou-Jun Shen, Zhi-Liang Zhang, Li Sun, Yi-Jun Yu, Qiao-Ling Hu, Xiao-Dong Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1262-1267. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1262
Case Report
Endoscopic resection of an ampullary carcinoid presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report and review of the literature 
Nooman Gilani, Francisco C Ramirez 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1268-1270. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1268
Multistep hepatocarcinogenesis from a dysplastic nodule to well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with alcohol-related liver cirrhosis 
Soo Ryang Kim, Hirotsugu Ikawa, Kenji Ando, Keiji Mita, Shuichi Fuki, Michiie Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Kanbara, Toshiyuki Matsuoka, Masatoshi Kudo, Yoshitake Hayashi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1271-1274. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1271
Common bile duct schwannoma: A case report and review of literature 
Luigi Fenoglio, Sara Severini, Paola Cena, Elena Migliore, Christian Bracco, Fulvio Pomero, Sergio Panzone, Giovan Battista Cavallero, Alberto Silvestri, Rodolfo Brizio, Felice Borghi 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1275-1278. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1275
Foregut duplication cysts of the stomach with respiratory epithelium 
Theodosios Theodosopoulos, Athanasios Marinis, Konstantinos Karapanos, Georgios Vassilikostas, Nikolaos Dafnios, Lazaros Samanides, Εleni Carνounis 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1279-1281. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1279
Melena: A rare complication of duodenal metastases from primary carcinoma of the lung 
Chrysoula Kostakou, Lubna Khaldi, Andrew Flossos, Andreas N Kapsoritakis, Spiros P Potamianos 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1282-1285. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1282
Liver toxicity of rosuvastatin therapy 
Giuseppe Famularo, Luca Miele, Giovanni Minisola, Antonio Grieco 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1286-1288. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1286
Capsule endoscopy retention as a helpful tool in the management of a young patient with suspected small-bowel disease 
Chryssostomos Kalantzis, Periklis Apostolopoulos, Panagiota Mavrogiannis, Dimitrios Theodorou, Xenofon Papacharalampous, Ioannis Bramis, Nikolaos Kalantzis 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1289-1291. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1289
Simultaneous development of diabetic ketoacidosis and Hashitoxicosis in a patient treated with pegylated interferon-alpha for chronic hepatitis C 
Aspasia S Soultati, Spyridon P Dourakis, Alexandra Alexopoulou, Melanie Deutsch, Athanasios J Archimandritis 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1292-1294. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1292
Gallstone ileus: Report of two cases and review of the literature 
Jen-Wei Chou, Chang-Hu Hsu, Kuan-Fu Liao, Hsueh-Chou Lai, Ken-Sheng Cheng, Cheng-Yuan Peng, Mei-Due Yang, Yung-Fang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1295-1298. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1295
Primary intestinal malignant fibrous histiocytoma: Two case reports 
De-Liang Fu, Feng Yang, Ashish Maskay, Jiang Long, Chen Jin, Xian-Jun Yu, Jin Xu, Zhong-Wen Zhou, Quan-Xing Ni 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1299-1302. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1299
Eosinophilic gastroenteritis with ascites and hepatic dysfunction 
Hai-Bo Zhou, Jin-Ming Chen, Qin Du 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1303-1305. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1303
Letters To The Editor
What caused the increase of autoimmune and allergic diseases: A decreased or an increased exposure to luminal microbial components? 
Xiaofa Qin 
World J Gastroenterol 13(8):1306-1307. Published online Feb 28, 2007. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v13.i8.1306