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Editorial
Drug-induced liver injury: Is it somehow foreseeable? 
Giovanni Tarantino, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Domenico Capone 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2817-2833. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2817
Consequences of dysthyroidism on the digestive tract and viscera 
Ronald Daher, Thierry Yazbeck, Joe Bou Jaoude, Bassam Abboud 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2834-2838. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2834
Topic Highlight
Gastroenterology in developing countries: Issues and advances 
Kate L Mandeville, Justus Krabshuis, Nimzing Gwamzhi Ladep, Chris JJ Mulder, Eamonn MM Quigley, Shahid A Khan 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2839-2854. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2839
Review
CD74 in antigen presentation, inflammation, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract 
Ellen J Beswick, Victor E Reyes 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2855-2861. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2855
Original Articles
Protective effect of Radix Astragali injection on immune organs of rats with obstructive jaundice and its mechanism 
Rui-Ping Zhang, Xi-Ping Zhang, Yue-Fang Ruan, Shu-Yun Ye, Hong-Chan Zhao, Qi-Hui Cheng, Di-Jiong Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2862-2869. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2862
Alisol B acetate induces apoptosis of SGC7901 cells via mitochondrial and phosphatidylinositol 3-kinases/Akt signaling pathways 
Yong-Hong Xu, Li-Jie Zhao, Yan Li 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2870-2877. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2870
Brief Articles
Comparison of reflux esophagitis and its complications between African Americans and non-Hispanic whites 
Kenneth J Vega, Sian Chisholm, M Mazen Jamal 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2878-2881. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2878
Factors associated with patient absenteeism for scheduled endoscopy 
Victor K Wong, Hong-Bin Zhang, Robert Enns 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2882-2886. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2882
Lower Bifidobacteria counts in both duodenal mucosa-associated and fecal microbiota in irritable bowel syndrome patients 
Angèle PM Kerckhoffs, Melvin Samsom, Michel E van der Rest, Joris de Vogel, Jan Knol, Kaouther Ben-Amor, Louis MA Akkermans 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2887-2892. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2887
Glutamine synthetase activity and glutamate uptake in hippocampus and frontal cortex in portal hypertensive rats 
Gabriela Beatriz Acosta, María Alejandra Fernández, Diego Martín Roselló, María Luján Tomaro, Karina Balestrasse, Abraham Lemberg 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2893-2899. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2893
Diagnostic value of maximal-outer-diameter and maximal-mural-thickness in use of ultrasound for acute appendicitis in children 
Bo-Kyung Je, Sung-Bum Kim, Seung Hwa Lee, Ki Yeol Lee, Sang Hoon Cha 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2900-2903. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2900
Experience of limited pancreatic head resection for management of branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm in a single center 
Kwang Yeol Paik, Seong Ho Choi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2904-2907. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2904
Ampullary carcinoma: Effect of preoperative biliary drainage on surgical outcome 
Sheikh Anwar Abdullah, Tarun Gupta, Khairul Azhar Jaafar, Yaw Fui Alexander Chung, London Lucien Peng Jin Ooi, Steven Joseph Mesenas 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2908-2912. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2908
Microproteinuria for detecting calcineurin inhibitor-related nephrotoxicity after liver transplantation 
Jing Li, Bin Liu, Lu-Nan Yan, Lan-Lan Wang, Wan Y Lau, Bo Li, Wen-Tao Wang, Ming-Qing Xu, Jia-Yin Yang, Fu-Gui Li 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2913-2917. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2913
Case Report
Surgical treatment of locally advanced anal cancer after male-to-female sex reassignment surgery 
Marco Caricato, Fabio Ausania, Giovanni Francesco Marangi, Ilaria Cipollone, Gerardo Flammia, Paolo Persichetti, Lucio Trodella, Roberto Coppola 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2918-2919. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2918
Anabolic steroid-induced cardiomyopathy underlying acute liver failure in a young bodybuilder 
Miguel Bispo, Ana Valente, Rosário Maldonado, Rui Palma, Helena Glória, João Nóbrega, Paula Alexandrino 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2920-2922. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2920
Laparoscopic resection of an adrenal pseudocyst mimicking a retroperitoneal mucinous cystic neoplasm 
Bum-Soo Kim, Sun-Hyung Joo, Sung-Il Choi, Jeong-Yoon Song 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2923-2926. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2923
Severe acute cholestatic hepatitis of unknown etiology successfully treated with the Chinese herbal medicine Inchinko-to (TJ-135) 
Susumu Ohwada, Isao Kobayashi, Nobuo Harasawa, Kyoichiro Tsuda, Yosikatsu Inui 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2927-2929. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2927
A case of hepatic angiomyolipoma difficult to distinguish from hepatocellular carcinoma 
Masahiro Takahara, Yasuhiro Miyake, Kazuyuki Matsumoto, Daisuke Kawai, Eisuke Kaji, Tatsuya Toyokawa, Morihito Nakatsu, Masaharu Ando, Mamoru Hirohata 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2930-2932. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2930
Scientometrics
Medline-based bibliometric analysis of gastroenterology journals between 2001 and 2007 
Li-Fang Chou 
World J Gastroenterol 15(23):2933-2939. Published online Jun 21, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2933