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Hepatitis C virus and type 2 diabetes 
Francesco Negro, Mahnaz Alaei 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1537-1547. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1537
Efficacy of tricyclic antidepressants in irritable bowel syndrome: A meta-analysis 
Roja Rahimi, Shekoufeh Nikfar, Ali Rezaie, Mohammad Abdollahi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1548-1553. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1548
Topic Highlight
Clostridium difficile associated infection, diarrhea and colitis 
Perry Hookman, Jamie S Barkin 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1554-1580. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1554
Observation
Malignancy in adult celiac disease 
Hugh James Freeman 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1581-1583. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1581
Review
Capsule endoscopy 
Miguel Muñoz-Navas 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1584-1586. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1584
Brief Articles
Endoscopic ultrasound elastography for evaluation of lymph nodes and pancreatic masses: A multicenter study 
Marc Giovannini, Thomas Botelberge, Erwan Bories, Christian Pesenti, Fabrice Caillol, Benjamin Esterni, Geneviève Monges, Paolo Arcidiacono, Pierre Deprez, Robert Yeung, Walter Schimdt, Hanz Schrader, Carl Szymanski, Christoph Dietrich, Pierre Eisendrath, Jean-Luc Van Laethem, Jacques Devière, Peter Vilmann, Adrian Saftoiu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1587-1593. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1587
Use of mycophenolate mofetil in inflammatory bowel disease 
Terrence Tan, Ian Craig Lawrance 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1594-1599. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1594
Oral allopurinol to prevent hyperamylasemia and acute pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography 
Hector Martinez-Torres, Xochilt Rodriguez-Lomeli, Carlos Davalos-Cobian, Jesus Garcia-Correa, Juan Manuel Maldonado-Martinez, Fabiola Medrano-Muñoz, Clotilde Fuentes-Orozco, Alejandro Gonzalez-Ojeda 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1600-1606. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1600
An autoregressive integrated moving average model for short-term prediction of hepatitis C virus seropositivity among male volunteer blood donors in Karachi, Pakistan 
Saeed Akhtar, Shafquat Rozi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1607-1612. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1607
Pentoxifylline versus prednisolone for severe alcoholic hepatitis: A randomized controlled trial 
Binay Krishna De, Subhabrata Gangopadhyay, Deep Dutta, Sumanta Das Baksi, Adyapad Pani, Pramit Ghosh 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1613-1619. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1613
Altered spontaneous contractions of the ileum by anesthetic agents in rats exposed to peritonitis 
Cengiz Aydin, Ihsan Bagcivan, Sinan Gursoy, Ahmet Altun, Omer Topcu, Ayhan Koyuncu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1620-1624. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1620
Treatment of massive pancreaticojejunal anastomotic hemorrhage after pancreatoduodenectomy 
Chen Liu, Ying-He Qiu, Xiang-Ji Luo, Bin Yi, Xiao-Qing Jiang, Wei-Feng Tan, Yong Yu, Meng-Chao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1625-1629. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1625
Passage of bone-marrow-derived liver stem cells in a proliferating culture system 
Yun-Feng Cai, Ji-Sheng Chen, Shu-Ying Su, Zuo-Jun Zhen, Huan-Wei Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1630-1635. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1630
B-cell clonality in the liver of hepatitis C virus-infected patients 
He-Bin Fan, You-Fu Zhu, An-Shen Chen, Mu-Xiu Zhou, Fu-Ming Yan, Xiao-Ju Ma, Hao Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1636-1640. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1636
Case Report
Liver transplantation for severe hepatic trauma: Experience from a single center 
Spiros G Delis, Andreas Bakoyiannis, Gennaro Selvaggi, Debbie Weppler, David Levi, Andreas G Tzakis 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1641-1644. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1641
Guillain-Barré syndrome following hepatitis E 
Jean Philippe Loly, Estelle Rikir, Maxime Seivert, Emile Legros, Pierre Defrance, Jacques Belaiche, Gustave Moonen, Jean Delwaide 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1645-1647. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1645
Schistosomal appendicitis: Incidence in Japan and a case report 
Tadashi Terada 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1648-1649. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1648
A combination treatment of entecavir and early-phase corticosteroid in severe exacerbation of chronic hepatitis B 
Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Yasuhiro Miyake, Hirokazu Miyatake, Masahiro Takahara, Takayuki Imada, Satoru Yagi, Tatsuya Toyokawa, Morihito Nakatsu, Masaharu Ando, Mamoru Hirohata 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1650-1652. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1650
Needle track seeding: A real hazard after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation for colorectal liver metastasis 
Shirley Yuk-Wah Liu, Kit-Fai Lee, Paul Bo-San Lai 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1653-1655. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1653
A large congenital and solitary intrahepatic arterioportal fistula in an old woman 
Zhen-Ya Lu, Jian-Yang Ao, Tian-An Jiang, Zhi-Yi Peng, Zhan-Kun Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(13):1656-1659. Published online Apr 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.1656