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Editorial
Occult sporadic insulinoma: Localization and surgical strategy 
Bassam Abboud, Joe Boujaoude 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):657-665. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.657
Review
Opisthorchis viverrini: The carcinogenic human liver fluke 
Natthawut Kaewpitoon, Soraya J Kaewpitoon, Prasit Pengsaa, Banchob Sripa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):666-674. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.666
Severe acute pancreatitis: Pathogenetic aspects and prognostic factors 
Ibrahim A Al Mofleh 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):675-684. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.675
Topic Highlight
Surgical treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma: Evidence-based outcomes 
Shintaro Yamazaki, Tadatoshi Takayama 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):685-692. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.685
Gastric Cancer
Effects of Wei Chang An on expression of multiple genes in human gastric cancer grafted onto nude mice 
Ai-Guang Zhao, Ting Li, Sheng-Fu You, Hai-Lei Zhao, Ying Gu, Lai-Di Tang, Jin-Kun Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):693-700. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.693
Viral Hepatitis
Influence of quasispecies on virological responses and disease severity in patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Deepak Kumar, Abdul Malik, Mohammad Asim, Anita Chakravarti, Rakha H Das, Premashis Kar 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):701-708. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.701
Rapid Communication
Increased prevalence of symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux diseases in type 2 diabetics with neuropathy 
Xiangbing Wang, CS Pitchumoni, Khushbu Chandrarana, Neha Shah 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):709-712. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.709
Chemokine system polymorphisms, survival and hepatocellular carcinoma occurrence in patients with hepatitis C virus-related cirrhosis 
Pierre Nahon, Angela Sutton, Pierre Rufat, Chantal Simon, Jean-Claude Trinchet, Liliane Gattegno, Michel Beaugrand, Nathalie Charnaux 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):713-719. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.713
Double balloon endoscopy associated pancreatitis: A description of six cases 
Soeresh VA Jarbandhan, Stijn JB van Weyenberg, Willem M van der Veer, Dimitri GN Heine, Chris JJ Mulder, Maarten AJM Jacobs 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):720-724. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.720
Outcome of patients with acute, necrotizing pancreatitis requiring drainage-does drainage size matter? 
T Bruennler, J Langgartner, S Lang, CE Wrede, F Klebl, S Zierhut, S Siebig, F Mandraka, F Rockmann, B Salzberger, S Feuerbach, J Schoelmerich, OW Hamer 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):725-730. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.725
Peripheral corticotropin releasing hormone mediates post-inflammatory visceral hypersensitivity in rats 
Jun-Ho La, Tae-Sik Sung, Hyun-Ju Kim, Tae-Wan Kim, Tong Mook Kang, Il-Suk Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):731-736. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.731
Treatment of rectal prolapse in children with cow milk injection sclerotherapy: 30-year experience 
Mirko Zganjer, Ante Cizmic, Irenej Cigit, Bozidar Zupancic, Igor Bumci, Ljiljana Popovic, Antun Kljenak 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):737-740. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.737
Diagnosis of Crohn’s disease in India where tuberculosis is widely prevalent 
Deepak N Amarapurkar, Nikhil D Patel, Priyamvada S Rane 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):741-746. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.741
Role and outcome of conventional surgery in the treatment of pyogenic liver abscess in the modern era of minimally invasive therapy 
Simon Siu-Man Ng, Janet Fung-Yee Lee, Paul Bo-San Lai 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):747-751. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.747
Reconstruction of the abdominal wall by using a combination of the human acellular dermal matrix implant and an interpositional omentum flap after extensive tumor resection in patients with abdominal wall neoplasm: A preliminary result 
Yan Gu, Rui Tang, Ding-Quan Gong, Yun-Liang Qian 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):752-757. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.752
LINE-1 family member GCRG123 gene is up-regulated in human gastric signet-ring cell carcinoma 
Gang-Shi Wang, Meng-Wei Wang, Ben-Yan Wu, Xin-Yan Yang, Wei-Hua Wang, Wei-Di You 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):758-763. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.758
Synthesis of platelet-activating factor and its receptor expression in Kupffer cells in rat carbon tetrachloride-induced cirrhosis 
Yin-Ying Lu, Chun-Ping Wang, Lin Zhou, Yan Chen, Shu-Hui Su, Yong-Yi Feng, Yong-Ping Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):764-770. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.764
Relationship and significance between anti-β2-glycoproteinI antibodies and platelet activation state in patients with ulcerative colitis 
Yan-Hang Gao, Pu-Jun Gao, Chun-Guang Wang, Xiao-Cong Wang, Yun-Feng Piao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):771-775. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.771
Application of an indirect immunofluorescent staining method for detection of Salmonella enteritidis in paraffin slices and antigen location in infected duck tissues 
Bin Yan, An-Chun Cheng, Ming-Shu Wang, Shu-Xuan Deng, Zhen-Hua Zhang, Nian-Chun Yin, Ping Cao, Sheng-Yan Cao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):776-781. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.776
Quantitative studies of the regular distribution pattern for Salmonella enteritidis in the internal organs of mice after oral challenge by a specific real-time polymerase chain reaction 
Shu-Xuan Deng, An-Chun Cheng, Ming-Shu Wang, Ping Cao, Bin Yan, Nian-Chun Yin, Sheng-Yan Cao, Zhen-Hua Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):782-789. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.782
Factors associated with fasting plasma ghrelin levels in children and adolescents 
Chao-Chun Zou, Li Liang, Zheng-Yan Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):790-794. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.790
Portalsystemic hemodynamic changes in chronic severe hepatitis B: An ultrasonographic study 
Zhong-Zhen Su, Hong Shan, Wei-Min Ke, Bing-Jun He, Rong-Qin Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):795-799. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.795
Case Report
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor of the liver coexisting with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor 
Carlos Eduardo Paiva, Francisco Alves Moraes Neto, Abbas Agaimy, Maria Aparecida Custódio Domingues, Silvia Regina Rogatto 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):800-802. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.800
Circumferential mucosal dissection and esophageal perforation in a patient with eosinophilic esophagitis 
Gennaro Liguori, Maurizio Cortale, Fabrizio Cimino, Michele Sozzi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):803-804. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.803
Levovist ultrasonography imaging in intracystic hemorrhage of simple liver cyst 
Tomoyuki Akiyama, Masahiko Inamori, Satoru Saito, Hirokazu Takahashi, Masato Yoneda, Koji Fujita, Toshio Fujisawa, Yasunobu Abe, Hiroyuki Kirikoshi, Kensuke Kubota, Michio Ueda, Kuniya Tanaka, Shinji Togo, Norio Ueno, Hiroshi Shimada, Atsushi Nakajima 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):805-807. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.805
Mycobacterium ulcerans infection as a cause of chronic diarrhea in an AIDS patient: A case report 
Jin-Gook Huh, You-Sun Kim, Jong-Sung Lee, Tae-Yeob Jeong, Soo-Hyung Ryu, Jung-Hwan Lee, Jeong-Seop Moon, Yun-Kyung Kang, Myung-Shup Shim, Myoung-Don Oh 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):808-811. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.808
Coincidence of hepatocelluar carcinoma and hepatic angiomyolipomas in tuberous sclerosis complex: A case report 
Bin Yang, Wen-Hui Chen, Pei-Zhi Shi, Jing-Jing Xiang, Ru-Jun Xu, Ji-Hong Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):812-814. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.812
Letters To The Editor
Use of chorioamniotic membrane instead of bogota bag in open abdomen: How I Do It? 
Sakir Tekin, Ahmet Tekin, Tevfik Küçükkartallar, Murat Çakir, Adil Kartal 
World J Gastroenterol 14(5):815-816. Published online Feb 7, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.815