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Editorial
Risk for colorectal cancer in ulcerative colitis: Changes, causes and management strategies 
Peter Laszlo Lakatos, Laszlo Lakatos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3937-3947. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3937
IgG4-related sclerosing disease 
Terumi Kamisawa, Atsutake Okamoto 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3948-3955. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3948
Review
Evolving management of colorectal cancer 
Jochem van der Voort van Zijp, Harald J Hoekstra, Marc D Basson 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3956-3967. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3956
Topic Highlight
Gaucher disease: New developments in treatment and etiology 
Ozgur Harmanci, Yusuf Bayraktar 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3968-3973. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3968
Primary sclerosing cholangitis - What is the difference between east and west? 
Ali Shorbagi, Yusuf Bayraktar 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3974-3981. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3974
Esophageal Cancer
Lithium inhibits proliferation of human esophageal cancer cell line Eca-109 by inducing a G2/M cell cycle arrest 
Jin-Sheng Wang, Cui-Lian Wang, Ji-Fang Wen, Yong-Jin Wang, Yong-Bin Hu, Hong-Zheng Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3982-3989. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3982
Antitumor effect and mechanism of Gecko on human esophageal carcinoma cell lines in vitro and xenografted sarcoma 180 in Kunming mice 
Fei Liu, Jian-Gang Wang, Shu-Ying Wang, Yan Li, Yin-Ping Wu, Shou-Min Xi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3990-3996. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3990
Liver Cancer
Characteristics of liver on magnetic resonance diffusion-weighted imaging: Dynamic and image pathological investigation in rabbit liver VX-2 tumor model 
You-Hong Yuan, En-Hua Xiao, Jian-Bin Liu, Zhong He, Ke Jin, Cong Ma, Jun Xiang, Jian-Hua Xiao, Wei-Jian Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):3997-4004. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.3997
Value of contrast-enhanced intraoperative ultrasound for cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: A report of 20 cases 
Qiang Lu, Yan Luo, Chao-Xin Yuan, Yong Zeng, Hong Wu, Zheng Lei, Yao Zhong, Yu-Ting Fan, Hong-Hao Wang, Yang Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4005-4010. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4005
Clinical Research
How good is endoscopic ultrasound for TNM staging of gastric cancers? A meta-analysis and systematic review 
Srinivas Reddy Puli, Jyotsna Batapati Krishna Reddy, Matthew L Bechtold, Mainor R Antillon, Jamal A Ibdah 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4011-4019. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4011
Is the pain in chronic pancreatitis of neuropathic origin? Support from EEG studies during experimental pain 
Asbjørn M Drewes, Maciej Gratkowski, Saber AK Sami, Georg Dimcevski, Peter Funch-Jensen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4020-4027. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4020
Basic Research
Inflammatory bowel disease in rats: Bacterial and chemical interaction 
Inaya Abdallah Hajj Hussein, Rania Tohme, Kassem Barada, Mostafa Hassan Mostafa, Jean-Noel Freund, Rosalyn A Jurjus, Walid Karam, Abdo Jurjus 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4028-4039. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4028
Rapid Communication
Composition of inflammatory infiltrate and its correlation with HBV/HCV antigen expression 
Bozena Walewska-Zielecka, Kazimierz Madalinski, Joanna Jablonska, Paulina Godzik, Joanna Cielecka-Kuszyk, Bogumila Litwinska 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4040-4046. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4040
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in octogenarians: Clinical outcome and factors related to mortality 
George J Theocharis, Vassiliki Arvaniti, Stelios F Assimakopoulos, Konstantinos C Thomopoulos, Vassilis Xourgias, Irini Mylonakou, Vassiliki N Nikolopoulou 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4047-4053. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4047
Successful outcomes of EMR-L with 3D-EUS for rectal carcinoids compared with historical controls 
Tsuyoshi Abe, Tadayoshi Kakemura, Sumio Fujinuma, Iruru Maetani 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4054-4058. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4054
Rebamipide enema therapy for left-sided ischemic colitis patients accompanied by ulcers: Open label study 
Satohiro Matsumoto, Kenichiro Tsuji, Satoshi Shirahama 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4059-4064. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4059
Ultrasonically activated scalpel versus monopolar electrocautery shovel in laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer 
Bao-Jun Zhou, Wei-Qing Song, Qing-Hui Yan, Jian-Hui Cai, Feng-An Wang, Jin Liu, Guo-Jian Zhang, Guo-Qiang Duan, Zhan-Xue Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4065-4069. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4065
Microsatellite alterations in phenotypically normal esophageal squamous epithelium and metaplasia-dysplasia-adenocarcinoma sequence 
Jian-Chun Cai, Di Liu, Kai-Hua Liu, Hai-Ping Zhang, Shan Zhong, Ning-Sao Xia 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4070-4076. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4070
Sphincter of Oddi hypomotility and its relationship with duodenal-biliary reflux, plasma motilin and serum gastrin 
Zhen-Hai Zhang, Shuo-Dong Wu, Bing Wang, Yang Su, Jun-Zhe Jin, Jing Kong, Hao-Lin Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4077-4081. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4077
Changes of serum p53 antibodies and clinical significance of radiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Hong-Yi Cai, Xiao-Hu Wang, Ying Tian, Li-Ying Gao, Li-Juan Zhang, Zhi-Yan Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4082-4086. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4082
Case Report
Takayasu’s arteritis following Crohn’s disease in a young woman: Any evidence for a common pathogenesis? 
Melissa AL Farrant, Justin C Mason, Newton ACS Wong, Robert J Longman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4087-4090. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4087
Gastric arterio-venous malformation emerging from splenic artery 
Ram Elazary, Anthony Verstandig, Avraham I Rivkind, Gidon Almogy 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4091-4092. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4091
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a cause of obstructive jaundice with simultaneous extrahepatic portal vein obstruction: A case report 
Masao Hashimoto, Nobutaka Umekita, Kazumasa Noda 
World J Gastroenterol 14(25):4093-4095. Published online Jul 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.4093