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Neuro-regulation of lower esophageal sphincter function as treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease 
Anupender Singh Sidhu, George Triadafilopoulos 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):985-990. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.985
Observer
Venous thromboembolism with inflammatory bowel disease 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):991-993. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.991
Topic Highlight
Recurrent acute pancreatitis: From the editor 
Pier Alberto Testoni, MD, Associate Professor, Series Editor 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):994-994. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.994
Is acute recurrent pancreatitis a chronic disease? 
Alberto Mariani, Pier Alberto Testoni 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):995-998. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.995
Acute recurrent pancreatitis: An autoimmune disease? 
Raffaele Pezzilli 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):999-1006. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.999
Diagnostic approach to patients with acute idiopathic and recurrent pancreatitis, what should be done? 
Mohammad Al-Haddad, Michael B Wallace 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1007-1010. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1007
Role of genetic disorders in acute recurrent pancreatitis 
Volker Keim 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1011-1015. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1011
Endoscopic ultrasonography for evaluating patients with recurrent pancreatitis 
Maria Chiara Petrone, Paolo G Arcidiacono, Pier Alberto Testoni 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1016-1022. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1016
Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and bile duct microlithiasis in acute idiopathic pancreatitis 
Grace H Elta 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1023-1026. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1023
Pancreatic ductal system obstruction and acute recurrent pancreatitis 
M Delhaye, C Matos, M Arvanitakis, J Devière 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1027-1033. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1027
Endoscopic therapy in acute recurrent pancreatitis 
John Baillie 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1034-1037. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1034
Diagnosis and management of relapsing pancreatitis associated with cystic neoplasms of the pancreas 
William R Brugge 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1038-1043. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1038
Esophageal Cancer
Overexpression of Slug is associated with malignant progression of esophageal adenocarcinoma 
Paras Jethwa, Mushal Naqvi, Robert G Hardy, Neil A Hotchin, Sally Roberts, Robert Spychal, Chris Tselepis 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1044-1052. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1044
Colorectal Cancer
Frequent mutations of the CA simple sequence repeat in intron 1 of EGFR in mismatch repair-deficient colorectal cancers 
Marie-Pierre Buisine, Agnès Wacrenier, Christophe Mariette, Emmanuelle Leteurtre, Fabienne Escande, Sana Aissi, Amandine Ketele, Annette Leclercq, Nicole Porchet, Thécla Lesuffleur 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1053-1059. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1053
Predictive value of Ki67 and p53 in locally advanced rectal cancer: Correlation with thymidylate synthase and histopathological tumor regression after neoadjuvant 5-FU-based chemoradiotherapy 
Christiane Jakob, Torsten Liersch, Wolfdietrich Meyer, Heinz Becker, Gustavo B Baretton, Daniela E Aust 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1060-1066. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1060
Basic Research
Infant intestinal Enterococcus faecalis down-regulates inflammatory responses in human intestinal cell lines 
Shugui Wang, Lydia Hui Mei Ng, Wai Ling Chow, Yuan Kun Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1067-1076. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1067
Sources of calcium in agonist-induced contraction of rat distal colon smooth muscle in vitro 
Hua Zhou, De-Hu Kong, Qun-Wan Pan, Hai-Hua Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1077-1083. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1077
Rapid Communication
Factors associated with time to laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis 
Chris N Daniak, David Peretz, Jonathan M Fine, Yun Wang, Alan K Meinke, William B Hale 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1084-1090. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1084
An easier method for performing a pancreaticojejunostomy for the soft pancreas using a fast-absorbable suture 
Kenichi Hakamada, Shunji Narumi, Yoshikazu Toyoki, Masaki Nara, Kenosuke Ishido, Takuya Miura, Norihito Kubo, Mutsuo Sasaki 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1091-1096. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1091
Endoscopic transpapillary brush cytology and forceps biopsy in patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma 
Andreas Weber, Claus von Weyhern, Falko Fend, Jochen Schneider, Bruno Neu, Alexander Meining, Hans Weidenbach, Roland M Schmid, Christian Prinz 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1097-1101. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1097
Effect of preoperative biliary drainage on surgical results after pancreaticoduodenectomy in patients with distal common bile duct cancer: Focused on the rate of decrease in serum bilirubin 
Yun Mee Choi, Eung-Ho Cho, Keon-Young Lee, Seung-Ik Ahn, Sun Keun Choi, Sei Joong Kim, Yoon Seok Hur, Young Up Cho, Kee-Chun Hong, Seok-Hwan Shin, Kyung Rae Kim, Ze-Hong Woo 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1102-1107. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1102
Ursodeoxycholic acid treatment improves hepatocyte ultrastructure in rat liver fibrosis 
Nuket Mas, Ilker Tasci, Bilgin Comert, Ramazan Ocal, Mehmet Refik Mas 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1108-1111. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1108
Effect of viral load on T-lymphocyte failure in patients with chronic hepatitis B 
Jing You, Hutcha Sriplung, Alan Geater, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Lin Zhuang, Hong-Ying Chen, Lan Yu, Bao-Zhang Tang, Jun-Hua Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1112-1119. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1112
Comparative analysis of intestinal microbial community diversity between healthy and orally infected ducklings with Salmonella enteritidis by ERIC-PCR 
Sheng-Yan Cao, Ming-Shu Wang, An-Chun Cheng, Xue-Feng Qi, Xiao-Yan Yang, Shu-Xuan Deng, Nian-Chun Yin, Zhen-Hua Zhang, Deng-Chun Zhou, De-Kang Zhu, Qi-Hui Luo, Xiao-Yue Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1120-1125. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1120
KAI1 is a potential target for anti-metastasis in pancreatic cancer cells 
Jian-Hua Xu, Xiao-Zhong Guo, Li-Nan Ren, Li-Chun Shao, Min-Pei Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1126-1132. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1126
Laparoscopic hepatic left lateral lobectomy combined with fiber choledochoscopic exploration of the common bile duct and traditional open operation 
Kun Zhang, Shao-Geng Zhang, Yi Jiang, Peng-Fen Gao, Hai-Ying Xie, Zhi-Hong Xie 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1133-1136. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1133
Case Report
Clear cell adenocarcinoma of the colon: A case report and review of literature 
Koichi Soga, Hideyuki Konishi, Natsuko Tatsumi, Chika Konishi, Keimei Nakano, Naoki Wakabayashi, Shoji Mitsufuji, Keisho Kataoka, Takeshi Okanoue, Ken-Ichi Mukaisho, Takanori Hattori 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1137-1140. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1137
Rapunzel syndrome: The unsuspected culprit 
Mohammad Ezzedien Rabie, Abdul Rahman Arishi, Ashraf Khan, Hussein Ageely, Gaffar Abbas Seif El-Nasr, Mohammad Fagihi 
World J Gastroenterol 14(7):1141-1143. Published online Feb 21, 2008. doi: 10.3748/wjg.14.1141