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Editorial
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for morbid obesity 
Antonio Iannelli, Raffaella Dainese, Thierry Piche, Enrico Facchiano, Jean Gugenheim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):821-827. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.821
Observer
Refractory celiac disease and sprue-like intestinal disease 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):828-830. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.828
Review
The blind men ‘see’ the elephant-the many faces of fatty liver disease 
Madhusudana Girija Sanal 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):831-844. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.831
Evidence for the involvement of infectious agents in the pathogenesis of Crohn’s disease 
Gert De Hertogh, Jeroen Aerssens, Karen P Geboes, Karel Geboes 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):845-852. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.845
Colonography by CT, MRI and PET/CT combined with conventional colonoscopy in colorectal cancer screening and staging 
Long Sun, Hua Wu, Yong-Song Guan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):853-863. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.853
Topic Highlight
Stem cells for liver tissue repair: Current knowledge and perspectives 
Philippe A Lysy, David Campard, Françoise Smets, Mustapha Najimi, Etienne M Sokal 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):864-875. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.864
Basic Research
Berberine reverses free-fatty-acid-induced insulin resistance in 3T3-L1 adipocytes through targeting IKKβ 
Ping Yi, Fu-Er Lu, Li-Jun Xu, Guang Chen, Hui Dong, Kai-Fu Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):876-883. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.876
Clinical Research
H pylori (CagA) and Epstein-Barr virus infection in gastric carcinomas: Correlation with p53 mutation and c-Myc, Bcl-2 and Bax expression 
Valeska Portela Lima, Marcos Antonio Pereira de Lima, Angela Rosa André, Márcia Valéria Pitombeira Ferreira, Marcos Aurélio Pessoa Barros, Sílvia Helena Barem Rabenhorst 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):884-891. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.884
Assessment of gastrointestinal stromal tumors with computed tomography following treatment with imatinib mesylate 
Sith Phongkitkarun, Cholada Phaisanphrukkun, Janjira Jatchavala, Ekaphop Sirachainan 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):892-898. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.892
Rapid Communication
Protective effect of some vitamins against the toxic action of ethanol on liver regeneration induced by partial hepatectomy in rats 
Carlett Ramírez-Farías, Eduardo Madrigal-Santillán, José Gutiérrez-Salinas, Nidia Rodríguez-Sánchez, Maricela Martínez-Cruz, Ilse Valle-Jones, Ingrid Gramlich-Martínez, Alejandra Hernández-Ceruelos, José A Morales-González 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):899-907. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.899
H pylori eradication: A randomized prospective study of triple therapy with or without ecabet sodium 
Hyung Wook Kim, Gwang Ha Kim, Jong Yun Cheong, Ung Suk Yang, Seung Keun Park, Chul Soo Song, Dae Hwan Kang, Geun Am Song 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):908-912. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.908
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in the Philippines: Comparable with other nations? 
Mark Anthony A De Lusong, E Labio, L Daez, V Gloria 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):913-917. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.913
Melatonin reduces bacterial translocation and apoptosis in trinitrobenzene sulphonic acid-induced colitis of rats 
Alper Akcan, Can Kucuk, Erdogan Sozuer, Duygu Esel, Hizir Akyildiz, Hulya Akgun, Sabahattin Muhtaroglu, Yucel Aritas 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):918-924. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.918
Persistence of side population cells with high drug efflux capacity in pancreatic cancer 
Jing Zhou, Chun-You Wang, Tao Liu, Bin Wu, Feng Zhou, Jiong-Xin Xiong, He-Shui Wu, Jing Tao, Gang Zhao, Ming Yang, Shan-Miao Gou 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):925-930. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.925
Psychological intervention reduces postembolization pain during hepatic arterial chemoembolization therapy: A complementary approach to drug analgesia 
Zi-Xuan Wang, Si-Liang Liu, Chun-Hui Sun, Qian Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):931-935. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.931
Dissection of No. 13 lymph node in radical gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma 
Ding-Feng Shen, Da-Wei Chen, Zhi-Wei Quan, Ping Dong, Xue-Feng Wang, Hai-Zhou Xu, Ming-Lin Zhao, Lei Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):936-938. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.936
Case Report
Pancreatic tuberculosis in a human immunodeficiency virus positive patient: A case report 
Jianfeng Cheng, Kiranmayi Tadi, Michelle Halpern, Mirela Feurdean, Joseph McNelis, Jeffrey Brensilver 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):939-940. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.939
Familial occurrence of congenital bile duct dilatation 
Junji Iwasaki, Yoshifumi Ogura, Shunichi Nakagawa, Kenji Kato, Akinobu Kondo, Katsuya Shiraki 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):941-943. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.941
Three cases of solitary Peutz-Jeghers-type hamartomatous polyp in the duodenum 
Seiyuu Suzuki, Shoji Hirasaki, Fusao Ikeda, Eiichiro Yumoto, Hiromichi Yamane, Minoru Matsubara 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):944-947. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.944
Toothpick impaction with sigmoid colon pseudodiverticulum formation successfully treated with colonoscopy 
Youn Son Chung, Yong Woo Chung, Sun You Moon, Su Mi Yoon, Min-Jeong Kim, Kyoung Oh Kim, Cheol Hee Park, Taeho Hahn, Kyo-Sang Yoo, Sang Hoon Park, Jong Hyeok Kim, Choong Kee Park 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):948-950. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.948
Sister Mary Joseph’s nodule as the first sign of pregnancy-associated gastric cancer: A case report 
Sara Fill, Andrei Taran, Hans-Ulrich Schulz, Stefan Kahl, Thomas Kalinski, Bobbie Smith, Serban-Dan Costa 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):951-953. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.951
Intestinal pseudo-obstruction: An uncommon condition with heterogeneous etiology and unpredictable outcome 
Eugen Florin Georgescu, Ion Vasile, Reanina Ionescu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):954-959. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.954
Aggressive behaviour of solid-pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in adults: A case report and review of the literature 
Cosimo Sperti, Mattia Berselli, Claudio Pasquali, Davide Pastorelli, Sergio Pedrazzoli 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):960-965. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.960
Colonic duplication in an adult mimicking a tumor of pancreas 
Fabiana Pirani Carneiro, Maria de Nazareth Sobreira, Ana Emília B de Azevedo, Andréa Pedrosa Ribeiro Alves, Karina Martins Campos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):966-968. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.966
Synchronous colorectal and lung cancer: Report of three cases 
Yi-Fan Peng, Jin Gu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):969-973. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.969
Graft-verse-host disease after liver transplantation: A report of two cases and review of literature 
Zhi-Yong Guo, Xiao-Shun He, Lin-Wei Wu, Xiao-Feng Zhu, Wei-Qiang Ju, Dong-Ping Wang, Shen You, Yi Ma, Guo-Dong Wang, Jie-Fu Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(6):974-979. Published online Feb 14, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.974