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Surgical treatment for rectal cancer: An international perspective on what the medical gastroenterologist needs to know 
Rolv-Ole Lindsetmo, Yong-Geul Joh, Conor P Delaney 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3281-3289. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3281
Autoimmune liver diseases 
Pietro Invernizzi, Ian R Mackay 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3290-3291. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3290
Topic Highlight
Historical reflections on autoimmune hepatitis 
Ian R Mackay 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3292-3300. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3292
Clinical features and management of autoimmune hepatitis 
Edward L Krawitt 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3301-3305. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3301
Aetiopathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis 
Diego Vergani, Giorgina Mieli-Vergani 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3306-3312. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3306
Clinical features and management of primary biliary cirrhosis 
Andrea Crosignani, Pier Maria Battezzati, Pietro Invernizzi, Carlo Selmi, Elena Prina, Mauro Podda 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3313-3327. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3313
Etiopathogenesis of primary biliary cirrhosis 
Ana Lleo, Pietro Invernizzi, Ian R Mackay, Harry Prince, Ren-Qian Zhong, M Eric Gershwin 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3328-3337. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3328
Clinical features and management of primary sclerosing cholangitis 
Marina G Silveira, Keith D Lindor 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3338-3349. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3338
Etiopathogenesis of primary sclerosing cholangitis 
Roger Chapman, Sue Cullen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3350-3359. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3350
Autoimmune paediatric liver disease 
Giorgina Mieli-Vergani, Diego Vergani 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3360-3367. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3360
Overlap syndromes among autoimmune liver diseases 
Christian Rust, Ulrich Beuers 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3368-3373. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3368
Autoimmune liver serology: Current diagnostic and clinical challenges 
Dimitrios P Bogdanos, Pietro Invernizzi, Ian R Mackay, Diego Vergani 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3374-3387. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3374
Transplantation in autoimmune liver diseases 
Marcus Mottershead, James Neuberger 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3388-3395. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3388
Review
Why, who and how should perform liver biopsy in chronic liver diseases 
Ioan Sporea, Alina Popescu, Roxana Sirli 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3396-3402. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3396
Updating magnetic resonance imaging of small bowel: Imaging protocols and clinical indications 
Jiong Zhu, Jian-Rong Xu, Hong-Xia Gong, Yan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3403-3409. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3403
Basic Research
Effect of honey on bacterial translocation and intestinal morphology in obstructive jaundice 
Cem Gencay, Sibel Serin Kilicoglu, Kemal Kismet, Bulent Kilicoglu, Serap Erel, Sabahattin Muratoglu, Asli Elif Sunay, Esra Erdemli, Mehmet Ali Akkus 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3410-3415. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3410
Rapid Communication
Treatment responses in Asians and Caucasians with chronic hepatitis C infection 
Kenneth K Yan, Marianne Guirgis, Thuy Dinh, Jacob George, Anouk Dev, Alice Lee, Amany Zekry 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3416-3420. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3416
Hypermethylation and aberrant expression of secreted fizzled-related protein genes in pancreatic cancer 
Xian-Min Bu, Cheng-Hai Zhao, Ning Zhang, Feng Gao, Shuai Lin, Xian-Wei Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3421-3424. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3421
Pancreaticoduodenectomy for advanced gastric cancer with pancreaticoduodenal region involvement 
Xin-Bao Wang, Li-Tao Yang, Ze-Wei Zhang, Jian-Min Guo, Xiang-Dong Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3425-3429. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3425
Case Report
Acute small bowel obstruction caused by endometriosis: A case report and review of the literature 
Antonella De Ceglie, Claudio Bilardi, Sabrina Blanchi, Massimo Picasso, Marcello Di Muzio, Alberto Trimarchi, Massimo Conio 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3430-3434. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3430
Simultaneous laparoscopy-assisted low anterior resection and distal gastrectomy for synchronous carcinoma of rectum and stomach 
Qian-Lin Zhu, Min-Hua Zheng, Bo Feng, Ai-Guo Lu, Min-Liang Wang, Jian-Wen Li, Wei-Guo Hu, Lu Zang, Zhi-Hai Mao, Feng Dong, Jun-Jun Ma, Ya-Ping Zong 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3435-3437. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3435
Letters To The Editor
Hepatic encephalopathy in patients with liver cirrhosis: Is there a role of malnutrition? 
Evangelos Kalaitzakis, Einar Björnsson 
World J Gastroenterol 14(21):3438-3439. Published online Jun 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3438