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Editorial
What’s new in inflammatory bowel disease in 2008? 
Daniel C Baumgart 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):329-330. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.329
Topic Highlight
Primary sclerosing cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis and overlap syndromes in inflammatory bowel disease 
Rebecca Saich, Roger Chapman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):331-337. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.331
Inflammatory bowel disease: Genetic and epidemiologic considerations 
Judy H Cho 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):338-347. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.338
Epithelial restitution and wound healing in inflammatory bowel disease 
Andreas Sturm, Axel U Dignass 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):348-353. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.348
Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease: A review of medical therapy 
Patricia L Kozuch, Stephen B Hanauer 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):354-377. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.354
Cancer in inflammatory bowel disease 
Jianlin Xie, Steven H Itzkowitz 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):378-389. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.378
Immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease 
David Q Shih, Stephan R Targan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):390-400. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.390
Role of the intestinal barrier in inflammatory bowel disease 
Mike G Laukoetter, Porfirio Nava, Asma Nusrat 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):401-407. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.401
Recent trends in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease 
Robert E Roses, John L Rombeau 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):408-412. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.408
Special issues in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease 
Marla Dubinsky 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):413-420. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.413
Gastric Cancer
Correlation of integrin β3 mRNA and vascular endothelial growth factor protein expression profiles with the clinicopathological features and prognosis of gastric carcinoma 
Shu-Guang Li, Zai-Yuan Ye, Zhong-Sheng Zhao, Hou-Quan Tao, Yuan-Yu Wang, Chun-Yu Niu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):421-427. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.421
Colorectal Cancer
Inhibition of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 expression by RNA interference suppresses invasion through inducing anoikis in human colon cancer cells 
Yu Fan, You-Li Zhang, Ying Wu, Wei Zhang, Yin-Huan Wang, Zhao-Ming Cheng, Hua Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):428-434. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.428
Basic Research
Effect of Daxx on cholesterol accumulation in hepatic cells 
Qin-Hui Tuo, Lei Liang, Bing-Yang Zhu, Xuan Cao, Duan-Fang Liao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):435-440. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.435
Experimental study on operative methods of pancreaticojejunostomy with reference to anastomotic patency and postoperative pancreatic exocrine function 
Ming-Dong Bai, Liang-Qun Rong, Lian-Chen Wang, Hai Xu, Rui-Fang Fan, Pei Wang, Xiao-Peng Chen, Liu-Bin Shi, Shu-You Peng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):441-447. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.441
Clinical Research
Management of gastric fundal varices without gastro-renal shunt in 15 patients 
Natsuhiko Kameda, Kazuhide Higuchi, Masatsugu Shiba, Kaori Kadouchi, Hirohisa Machida, Hirotoshi Okazaki, Tetsuya Tanigawa, Toshio Watanabe, Kazunari Tominaga, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Kenji Nakamura, Tetsuo Arakawa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):448-453. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.448
Effectiveness and safety of herbal medicines in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: A systematic review 
Jun Shi, Yao Tong, Jian-Gang Shen, Hai-Xia Li 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):454-462. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.454
Rapid Communication
Enteral glutamine pretreatment does not decrease plasma endotoxin level induced by ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats 
Arda Demirkan, Erkin Orazakunov, Berna Savas, M Ayhan Kuzu, Mehmet Melli 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):463-468. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.463
Single-center study comparing computed tomography colonography with conventional colonoscopy 
Ian C Roberts-Thomson, Graeme R Tucker, Peter J Hewett, Peter Cheung, Ruben A Sebben, EE Win Khoo, Julie D Marker, Wayne K Clapton 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):469-473. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.469
Impact of alanyl-glutamine dipeptide on severe acute pancreatitis in early stage 
Ping Xue, Li-Hui Deng, Qing Xia, Zhao-Da Zhang, Wei-Ming Hu, Xiao-Nan Yang, Bing Song, Zong-Wen Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):474-478. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.474
Comparison of real-time polymerase chain reaction with the COBAS Amplicor test for quantitation of hepatitis B virus DNA in serum samples 
Ming Shi, Yong Zhang, Ying-Hua Zhu, Jing Zhang, Wei-Jia Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):479-483. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.479
Case Report
Secondary aortoduodenal fistula 
Girolamo Geraci, Franco Pisello, Francesco Li Volsi, Tiziana Facella, Lina Platia, Giuseppe Modica, Carmelo Sciumè 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):484-486. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.484
Letters To The Editor
Natural killer T cells and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: Fat chews on the immune system 
Michael Kremer, Ian N Hines 
World J Gastroenterol 14(3):487-488. Published online Jan 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.487