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Editorial
Liver transplantation: Yesterday, today and tomorrow 
Osman Abbasoglu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3117-3122. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3117
Review
Strategy for treatment of nonerosive reflux disease in Asia 
Toru Hiyama, Masaharu Yoshihara, Shinji Tanaka, Ken Haruma, Kazuaki Chayama 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3123-3128. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3123
Topic Highlight
Intraductal biliary and pancreatic endoscopy: An expanding scope of possibility 
Joel R Judah, Peter V Draganov 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3129-3136. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3129
Pain management in chronic pancreatitis 
Cathia Gachago, Peter V Draganov 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3137-3148. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3137
Pancreatic function testing: Here to stay for the 21st century 
John G Lieb II, Peter V Draganov 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3149-3158. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3149
Clinical Research
Analysis of surgical and perioperative complications in seventy-five right hepatectomies for living donor liver transplantation 
Salvatore Gruttadauria, James Wallis Marsh, Giovan Battista Vizzini, Fabrizio di Francesco, Angelo Luca, Riccardo Volpes, Amadeo Marcos, Bruno Gridelli 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3159-3164. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3159
Rapid Communication
Treatment and survival in a population-based sample of patients diagnosed with gastroesophageal adenocarcinoma 
Deirdre P Cronin-Fenton, Margaret M Mooney, Limin X Clegg, Linda C Harlan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3165-3173. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3165
In vitro activity of moxifloxacin and piperacillin/sulbactam against pathogens of acute cholangitis 
Andreas Weber, Wolfgang Huber, Klaus Kamereck, Philipp Winkle, Petra Voland, Hans Weidenbach, Roland M Schmid, Christian Prinz 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3174-3178. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3174
Are acute exacerbations of chronic inflammatory appendicitis triggered by coprostasis and/or coproliths? 
George Sgourakis, Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Ernesto P Molmenti, Charis Eibl, Stylianous Bonticous, Jurgen Moege, Christoph Berchtold 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3179-3182. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3179
Retrospective analysis of old-age colitis in the Dutch inflammatory bowel disease population 
Muhammed Hadithi, Marcel Cazemier, Gerrit A Meijer, Elisabeth Bloemena, Richel J Felt-Bersma, Chris J Mulder, Stephan GM Meuwissen, Amado Salvador Peña, Adriaan A van Bodegraven 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3183-3187. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3183
Effect of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG intervention on global serum lipidomic profiles in healthy adults 
Riina A Kekkonen, Marko Sysi-Aho, Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, Ilkka Julkunen, Heikki Vapaatalo, Matej Orešič, Riitta Korpela 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3188-3194. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3188
Factors that influence outcome in non-invasive and invasive treatment in polycystic liver disease patients 
Josué Barahona-Garrido, Jesús Camacho-Escobedo, Eduardo Cerda-Contreras, Jorge Hernández-Calleros, Jesús K Yamamoto-Furusho, Aldo Torre, Misael Uribe 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3195-3200. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3195
Hepatitis B virus prevalence and transmission risk factors in inflammatory bowel disease patients at Clementino Fraga Filho university hospital 
Yolanda Faia Manhães Tolentino, Homero Soares Fogaça, Cyrla Zaltman, Lia Laura Lewis Ximenes, Henrique Sérgio Moraes Coelho 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3201-3206. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3201
Contrast-enhanced intraoperative ultrasonography equipped with late Kupffer-phase image obtained by sonazoid in patients with colorectal liver metastases 
Hiroshi Nakano, Yasuo Ishida, Toshiyuki Hatakeyama, Kazuma Sakuraba, Masahiro Hayashi, Osamu Sakurai, Kiyoshi Hataya 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3207-3211. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3207
Incidence of reflux esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori infection in diabetic patients 
Ken Ariizumi, Tomoyuki Koike, Shuichi Ohara, Yoshifumi Inomata, Yasuhiko Abe, Katsunori Iijima, Akira Imatani, Yoshitomo Oka, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3212-3217. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3212
Reactive oxygen species and chemokines: Are they elevated in the esophageal mucosa of children with gastroesophageal reflux disease? 
Engin Tutar, Deniz Ertem, Goksenin Unluguzel, Sevda Tanrikulu, Goncagul Haklar, Cigdem Celikel, Evin Ademoglu, Ender Pehlivanoglu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3218-3223. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3218
Prognostic factors in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma: Role of surgery, chemotherapy and body mass index 
Mirna H Farhat, Ali I Shamseddine, Ayman N Tawil, Ghina Berjawi, Charif Sidani, Wael Shamseddeen, Kassem A Barada 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3224-3230. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3224
Prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal dysfunction following severe burns: A summary of recent 30-year clinical experience 
Shi-Chu Xiao, Shi-Hui Zhu, Zhao-Fan Xia, Wei Lu, Guang-Qing Wang, Dao-Feng Ben, Guang-Yi Wang, Da-Sheng Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3231-3235. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3231
Venous diethylene glycol poisoning in patients with preexisting severe liver disease in China 
Bing-Liang Lin, Zhi-Xin Zhao, Yu-Tian Chong, Jian-Guo Li, Xing Zuo, Yu Tao, Tan-Qi Lou, Zhi-Liang Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3236-3241. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3236
Effects of quercetin on hyper-proliferation of gastric mucosal cells in rats treated with chronic oral ethanol through the reactive oxygen species-nitric oxide pathway 
Jing-Li Liu, Jun Du, Ling-Ling Fan, Xiao-Yan Liu, Luo Gu, Ying-Bin Ge 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3242-3248. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3242
Proteasome inhibitor ameliorates severe acute pancreatitis and associated lung injury of rats 
Xi Chen, Shun-Le Li, Tao Wu, Ji-Dong Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3249-3253. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3249
Change of intestinal mucosa barrier function in the progress of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in rats 
Sheng Li, Wan-Chun Wu, Chi-Yi He, Zhen Han, Dao-You Jin, Lin Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3254-3258. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3254
Case Report
Multiple giant diverticula of the foregut causing upper gastrointestinal obstruction 
Genoveffa Balducci, Mario Dente, Giulia Cosenza, Paolo Mercantini, Pier Federico Salvi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3259-3261. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3259
Acute ischemic colitis during scuba diving: Report of a unique case 
Konstantinos Goumas, Androniki Poulou, Ioannis Tyrmpas, Dimitrios Dandakis, Stavros Bartzokis, Magdalini Tsamouri, Kalipso Barbati, Dimitrios Soutos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3262-3265. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3262
A symptomatic cyst of the ligamentum teres of the liver: A case report 
Emmanuel E Lagoudianakis, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Haridimos Markogiannakis, Artemisia Papadima, Konstantinos Filis, Panagiotis Kekis, Vaggelogiannis Katergiannakis, Andreas Manouras 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3266-3268. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3266
Combined choriocarcinoma, neuroendocrine cell carcinoma and tubular adenocarcinoma in the stomach 
Yasumitsu Hirano, Takuo Hara, Hiroshi Nozawa, Kaeko Oyama, Naohiro Ohta, Kenji Omura, Go Watanabe, Hideki Niwa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3269-3272. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3269
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis after fluorouracil chemotherapy for rectal cancer 
Kenji Mimatsu, Takatsugu Oida, Atsushi Kawasaki, Hisao Kano, Youichi Kuboi, Osamu Aramaki, Sadao Amano 
World J Gastroenterol 14(20):3273-3275. Published online May 28, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3273