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Acute pancreatitis at the beginning of the 21st century: The state of the art 
Alfredo F Tonsi, Matilde Bacchion, Stefano Crippa, Giuseppe Malleo, Claudio Bassi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):2945-2959. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2945
Systemic abnormalities in liver disease 
Masami Minemura, Kazuto Tajiri, Yukihiro Shimizu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):2960-2974. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2960
Review
Eosinophilic colitis 
Nnenna Okpara, Bassam Aswad, Gyorgy Baffy 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):2975-2979. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2975
Psychosocial stress and liver disease status 
Cristin Constantin Vere, Costin Teodor Streba, Letitia Maria Streba, Alin Gabriel Ionescu, Felix Sima 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):2980-2986. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2980
Original Articles
Pluronic L-81 ameliorates diabetic symptoms in db/db mice through transcriptional regulation of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein 
Wo-Shing Au, Li-Wei Lu, Sidney Tam, Otis King Hung Ko, Billy KC Chow, Ming-Liang He, Samuel S Ng, Chung-Man Yeung, Ching-Chiu Liu, Hsiang-Fu Kung, Marie C Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):2987-2994. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2987
Nanosized As2O3/Fe2O3 complexes combined with magnetic fluid hyperthermia selectively target liver cancer cells 
Zi-Yu Wang, Jian Song, Dong-Sheng Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):2995-3002. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.2995
Clinicopathological analysis of paraganglioma with literature review 
Ning Feng, Wen-Yan Zhang, Xiao-Ting Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3003-3008. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3003
Influence of heme oxygenase-1 expression on immune liver fibrosis induced by cobalt protoporphyrin in rats 
Fei Wang, Zhi-Jun Duan, Ying-Jie Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3009-3014. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3009
Brief Articles
Survival predictors in patients treated with a molecular adsorbent recirculating system 
Taru Kantola, Anna-Maria Koivusalo, Satu Parmanen, Krister Höckerstedt, Helena Isoniemi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3015-3024. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3015
Lower baseline ALT cut-off values and HBV DNA levels better differentiate HBeAg(-) chronic hepatitis B patients from inactive chronic carriers 
Nimer Assy, Zaza Beniashvili, Agness Djibre, Gattas Nasser, Maria Grosovski, William Nseir 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3025-3031. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3025
Improving quality of colonoscopy by adding simethicone to sodium phosphate bowel preparation 
Sasinee Tongprasert, Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, Sasivimol Rattanasiri 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3032-3037. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3032
Acute extensive portal and mesenteric venous thrombosis after splenectomy: Treated by interventional thrombolysis with transjugular approach 
Mao-Qiang Wang, Han-Ying Lin, Li-Ping Guo, Feng-Yong Liu, Feng Duan, Zhi-Jun Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3038-3045. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3038
Comparative identification of Ca2+ channel expression in INS-1 and rat pancreatic β cells 
Fei Li, Zong-Ming Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3046-3050. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3046
Measuring the space between vagina and rectum as it relates to rectocele 
Jin Liu, Li-Dong Zhai, Yun-Sheng Li, Wan-Xiang Liu, Rui-Hua Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3051-3054. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3051
Current use of immunosuppressive agents in inflammatory bowel disease patients in East China 
Li-Juan Huang, Qin Zhu, Min Lei, Qian Cao 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3055-3059. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3055
Hepatic injury induced by carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum in experimental rats 
Gui-Sen Xu, He-Nian Liu, Jun Li, Xiao-Ling Wu, Xue-Mei Dai, Ying-Hai Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3060-3064. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3060
Case Report
Palliative cardia resection with gastroesophageal reconstruction for perforated carcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction 
Sonja Gillen, Helmut Friess, Jörg Kleeff 
World J Gastroenterol 15(24):3065-3067. Published online Jun 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.3065