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Editorial
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction 
Alexandra Antonucci, Lucia Fronzoni, Laura Cogliandro, Rosanna F Cogliandro, Carla Caputo, Roberto De Giorgio, Francesca Pallotti, Giovanni Barbara, Roberto Corinaldesi, Vincenzo Stanghellini 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2953-2961. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2953
Endoscopic submucosal dissection for gastrointestinal neoplasms 
Naomi Kakushima, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2962-2967. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2962
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Pharmacological approach to acute pancreatitis 
Ulrich Christian Bang, Synne Semb, Camilla Nøjgaard, Flemming Bendtsen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2968-2976. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2968
Observer
Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms and other pancreatic cystic lesions 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2977-2979. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2977
Review
Proton pump inhibitors in cirrhosis: Tradition or evidence based practice? 
Francesca Lodato, Francesco Azzaroli, Maria Di Girolamo, Valentina Feletti, Paolo Cecinato, Andrea Lisotti, Davide Festi, Enrico Roda, Giuseppe Mazzella 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2980-2985. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2980
Topic Highlight
Mechanisms of biliary carcinogenesis and growth 
Candace Wise, Metaneeya Pilanthananond, Benjamin F Perry, Gianfranco Alpini, Michael McNeal, Shannon S Glaser 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2986-2989. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2986
c-Met targeted therapy of cholangiocarcinoma 
Matei P Socoteanu, Frank Mott, Gianfranco Alpini, Arthur E Frankel 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2990-2994. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2990
Review of endoscopic techniques in the diagnosis and management of cholangiocarcinoma 
Katherine Nguyen, James T Sing Jr 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):2995-2999. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.2995
Diagnosis and initial management of cholangiocarcinoma with obstructive jaundice 
Takashi Tajiri, Hiroshi Yoshida, Yasuhiro Mamada, Nobuhiko Taniai, Shigeki Yokomuro, Yoshiaki Mizuguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3000-3005. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3000
Gastric Cancer
Investigation of transcriptional gene silencing and mechanism induced by shRNAs targeted to RUNX3 in vitro 
Xue-Zhi Feng, Xiu-Sheng He, Ying-Zhi Zhuang, Qiao Luo, Jun-Hao Jiang, Shuai Yang, Xue-Fang Tang, Ju-Lin Liu, Tao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3006-3014. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3006
Liver Cancer
Transplanted bone marrow stromal cells are not cellular origin of hepatocellular carcinomas in a mouse model of carcinogenesis 
Jin-Fang Zheng, Li-Jian Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3015-3020. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3015
H Pylori
Cost effectiveness analysis of population-based serology screening and 13C-Urea breath test for Helicobacter pylori to prevent gastric cancer: A markov model 
Feng Xie, Nan Luo, Hin-Peng Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3021-3027. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3021
Clinical Research
Endoscopic ultrasound: It’s accuracy in evaluating mediastinal lymphadenopathy? A meta-analysis and systematic review 
Srinivas R Puli, Jyotsna Batapati Krishna Reddy, Matthew L Bechtold, Jamal A Ibdah, Daphne Antillon, Shailender Singh, Mojtaba Olyaee, Mainor R Antillon 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3028-3037. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3028
Rapid Communication
Short-term intravenous interferon therapy for chronic hepatitis B 
Hiroaki Okushin, Toru Ohnishi, Kazuhiko Morii, Koichi Uesaka, Shiro Yuasa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3038-3043. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3038
Discrepancies between the responses to skin prick test to food and respiratory antigens in two subtypes of patients with irritable bowel syndrome 
Rosa LS Soares, Hamilton N Figueiredo, Jose M Santos, Rita F Oliveira, Raquel L Godoy, Felipe AP Mendonça 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3044-3048. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3044
Managing injuries of hepatic duct confluence variants after major hepatobiliary surgery: An algorithmic approach 
Georgios Fragulidis, Athanasios Marinis, Andreas Polydorou, Christos Konstantinidis, Georgios Anastasopoulos, John Contis, Dionysios Voros, Vassilios Smyrniotis 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3049-3053. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3049
Inhibitory effect of dimeric β peptide on the recurrence and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma in vitro and in mice 
Song-Mei Wang, Jun Zhu, Luan-Feng Pan, Yin-Kun Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3054-3058. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3054
A case-control study of the relationship between hepatitis B virus DNA level and risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in Qidong, China 
Tao-Tao Liu, Ying Fang, Hui Xiong, Tao-Yang Chen, Zheng-Pin Ni, Jian-Feng Luo, Nai-Qing Zhao, Xi-Zhong Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3059-3063. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3059
Predictive value of MTT assay as an in vitro chemosensitivity testing for gastric cancer: One institution’s experience 
Bin Wu, Jin-Shui Zhu, Yi Zhang, Wei-Ming Shen, Qiang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3064-3068. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3064
Significance of Bcl-xL in human colon carcinoma 
You-Li Zhang, Li-Qun Pang, Ying Wu, Xiao-Yan Wang, Chong-Qiang Wang, Yu Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3069-3073. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3069
Detection of RASSF1A promoter hypermethylation in serum from gastric and colorectal adenocarcinoma patients 
Yu-Cai Wang, Zheng-Hong Yu, Chang Liu, Li-Zhi Xu, Wen Yu, Jia Lu, Ren-Min Zhu, Guo-Li Li, Xin-Yi Xia, Xiao-Wei Wei, Hong-Zan Ji, Heng Lu, Yong Gao, Wei-Min Gao, Long-Bang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3074-3080. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3074
Reoperation of biliary tract by laparoscopy: Experiences with 39 cases 
Li-Bo Li, Xiu-Jun Cai, Yi-Ping Mou, Qi Wei 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3081-3084. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3081
Case Report
Is infliximab safe to use while breastfeeding? 
Joel Z Stengel, Hays L Arnold 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3085-3087. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3085
Abscesses of the spleen: Report of three cases 
Constantin Fotiadis, Giagkos Lavranos, Pavlos Patapis, Gabriel Karatzas 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3088-3091. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3088
Hepatic cyst misdiagnosed as a gastric submucosal tumor: A case report 
Joong-Min Park, Jin Kim, Ho-Il Kim, Chong-Suk Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3092-3094. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3092
Aortoduodenal fistula and aortic aneurysm secondary to biliary stent-induced retroperitoneal perforation 
Tae Hoon Lee, Do Hyun Park, Ji-Young Park, Suck-Ho Lee, Il-Kwun Chung, Hong Soo Kim, Sang-Heum Park, Sun-Joo Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3095-3097. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3095
Tuberculous lymphadenitis as a cause of obstructive jaundice: A case report and literature review 
Radoje Colovic, Nikica Grubor, Rada Jesic, Marjan Micev, Tanja Jovanovic, Natasa Colovic, Henry Dushan Atkinson 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3098-3100. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3098
Primary lymphoblastic B-cell lymphoma of the stomach: A case report 
Miao-Xia He, Ming-Hua Zhu, Wei-Qiang Liu, Li-Li Wu, Xiong-Zeng Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3101-3104. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3101
Letters To The Editor
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumour of the liver 
Unne Stenram 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3105-3105. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3105
Role of silis in esophageal cancer 
Ali Jabbari, Sima Besharat, Shahryar Semnani 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3106-3107. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3106
Scientometrics
Variations of author origins in World Journal of Gastroenterology during 2001-2007 
Hua Yang, Yue-Yang Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(19):3108-3111. Published online May 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3108