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Editorial
Cardiac evaluation of liver transplant candidates 
Mercedes Susan Mandell, JoAnn Lindenfeld, Mei-Yung Tsou, Michael Zimmerman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3445-3451. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3445
Selection criteria for liver resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and chronic liver disease 
Spiros G Delis, Christos Dervenis 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3452-3460. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3452
Observer
Heterogeneity of colorectal adenomas, the serrated adenoma, and implications for screening and surveillance 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3461-3463. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3461
Review
Liver cell transplantation for Crigler-Najjar syndrome type I: Update and perspectives 
Philippe A Lysy, Mustapha Najimi, Xavier Stéphenne, Annick Bourgois, Françoise Smets, Etienne M Sokal 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3464-3470. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3464
Food-borne parasitic zoonosis: Distribution of trichinosis in Thailand 
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Soraya Jatesadapattaya Kaewpitoon, Prasit Pengsaa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3471-3475. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3471
Topic Highlight
Non-invasive means of measuring hepatic fat content 
Sanjeev R Mehta, E Louise Thomas, Jimmy D Bell, Desmond G Johnston, Simon D Taylor-Robinson 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3476-3483. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3476
Colorectal Cancer
Risk of colorectal neoplasm in patients with acromegaly: A meta-analysis 
Theodoros Rokkas, Dimitrios Pistiolas, Panos Sechopoulos, Georgios Margantinis, Georgios Koukoulis 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3484-3489. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3484
Viral Hepatitis
Replication of clinical hepatitis B virus isolate and its application for selecting antiviral agents for chronic hepatitis B patients 
Yin-Ping Lu, Tao Guo, Bao-Ju Wang, Ji-Hua Dong, Jian-Fang Zhu, Zhao Liu, Meng-Ji Lu, Dong-Liang Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3490-3496. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3490
Clinical Research
Disease activity and cancer risk in inflammatory bowel disease associated with primary sclerosing cholangitis 
Harry Sokol, Jacques Cosnes, Olivier Chazouilleres, Laurent Beaugerie, Emmanuel Tiret, Raoul Poupon, Philippe Seksik 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3497-3503. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3497
Endorectal ultrasonography versus phased-array magnetic resonance imaging for preoperative staging of rectal cancer 
Ahmet Mesrur Halefoglu, Sadik Yildirim, Omer Avlanmis, Damlanur Sakiz, Adil Baykan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3504-3510. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3504
Basic Research
Influence of dexamethasone on mesenteric lymph node of rats with severe acute pancreatitis 
Xi-Ping Zhang, Hong-Miao Xu, Yi-Yu Jiang, Shuo Yu, Yang Cai, Bei Lu, Qi Xie, Tong-Fa Ju 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3511-3517. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3511
Rapid Communication
Prevalence of Barrett’s esophagus in patients with moderate to severe erosive esophagitis 
Nooman Gilani, Richard D Gerkin, Francisco C Ramirez, Shahina Hakim, Adam C Randolph 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3518-3522. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3518
Can 5-aminosalicylic acid suppository decrease the pain after rectal band ligation? 
Burcak Kayhan, Digdem Ozer, Meral Akdogan, Ersan Ozaslan, Osman Yuksel 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3523-3525. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3523
Fragile histidine triad gene alterations are not essential for hepatocellular carcinoma development in South Korea 
Chang Woo Nam, Jung Woo Shin, Neung Hwa Park 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3526-3533. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3526
Relationship between T-lymphocyte cytokine levels and sero-response to hepatitis B vaccines 
Vijayakumar Velu, Shanmugam Saravanan, Subhadra Nandakumar, Esaki Muthu Shankar, Appasamy Vengatesan, Suresh Sakharam Jadhav, Prasad Suryakant Kulkarni, Sadras Panchatcharam Thyagarajan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3534-3540. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3534
Abdominal compartment syndrome in patients with severe acute pancreatitis in early stage 
Hong Chen, Fei Li, Jia-Bang Sun, Jian-Guo Jia 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3541-3548. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3541
Clinical features of adverse reactions associated with telbivudine 
Xue-Song Zhang, Rui Jin, Shi-Bin Zhang, Ming-Ling Tao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3549-3553. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3549
Preparation of chitosan-polyaspartic acid-5-fluorouracil nanoparticles and its anti-carcinoma effect on tumor growth in nude mice 
Dan-Ying Zhang, Xi-Zhong Shen, Ji-Yao Wang, Ling Dong, Yong-Li Zheng, Li-Li Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3554-3562. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3554
Imaging findings and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization of hepatic malignancy with right atrial embolus in 46 patients 
Hong-Yan Cheng, Xiao-Yan Wang, Guo-Li Zhao, Dong Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3563-3568. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3563
Preventive effect of Qianggan-Rongxian Decoction on rat liver fibrosis 
Chun-Hui Li, Li-Hui Pan, Zong-Wei Yang, Chun-Yu Li, Wen-Xie Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3569-3573. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3569
Treatment of abdominal compartment syndrome in severe acute pancreatitis patients with traditional Chinese medicine 
Min-Jie Zhang, Guo-Lei Zhang, Wen-Bin Yuan, Jun Ni, Li-Feng Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3574-3578. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3574
Ultrasonic diagnosis of biliary atresia: A retrospective analysis of 20 patients 
Shi-Xing Li, Yao Zhang, Mei Sun, Bo Shi, Zhong-Yi Xu, Ying Huang, Zhi-Qin Mao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3579-3582. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3579
Case Report
Subclinical peritonitis due to perforated sigmoid diverticulitis 14 years after heart-lung transplantation 
Haridimos Markogiannakis, Manousos Konstadoulakis, Dimitrios Tzertzemelis, Pantelis Antonakis, Ilias Gomatos, Constantinos Bramis, Andreas Manouras 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3583-3586. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3583
Resection of a locally advanced hilar tumor and the hepatic artery after stepwise hepatic arterial embolization: A case report 
Takuya Miura, Kenichi Hakamada, Takashi Ohata, Shunji Narumi, Yoshikazu Toyoki, Masaki Nara, Keinosuke Ishido, Motonari Ohashi, Harue Akasaka, Hiroyuki Jin, Norihito Kubo, Shuichi Ono, Hiroshi Kijima, Mutsuo Sasaki 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3587-3590. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3587
Ischemic colitis associated with intestinal vasculitis: Histological proof in systemic lupus erythematosus 
Jeong Rok Lee, Chang Nyol Paik, Jin Dong Kim, Woo Chul Chung, Kang-Moon Lee, Jin Mo Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3591-3593. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3591
Massive ascites as a presenting manifestation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia 
Neelam Siddiqui, Saeed Al-Amoudi, Aamer Aleem, Maha Arafah, Layla Al-Gwaiz 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3594-3597. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3594
Successful endoscopic sclerotherapy for bleeding gastric varices with combined cyanoacrylate and aethoxysklerol 
Bei Shi, Wei Wu, Hui Zhu, Yun-Lin Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3598-3601. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3598
Letters To The Editor
Pleiotropic effects of bombesin and neurotensin on intestinal mucosa: Not just trefoil peptides 
Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Chrisoula D Scopa, Vassiliki N Nikolopoulou, Constantine E Vagianos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(22):3602-3603. Published online Jun 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3602