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Potential role of chitinase 3-like-1 in inflammation-associated carcinogenic changes of epithelial cells 
Katrin Eurich, Mayuko Segawa, Satoko Toei-Shimizu, Emiko Mizoguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5249-5259. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5249
Experimental evidence of obesity as a risk factor for severe acute pancreatitis 
Jean-Louis Frossard, Pierre Lescuyer, Catherine M Pastor 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5260-5265. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5260
Original Article
Validation of Fujinon intelligent chromoendoscopy with high definition endoscopes in colonoscopy 
Adolfo Parra-Blanco, Alejandro Jiménez, Björn Rembacken, Nicolás González, David Nicolás-Pérez, Antonio Z Gimeno-García, Marta Carrillo-Palau, Takahisa Matsuda, Enrique Quintero 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5266-5273. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5266
Brief Article
Diabetes mellitus as a risk factor for gastrointestinal cancer among American veterans 
M Mazen Jamal, Eugene J Yoon, Kenneth J Vega, Mehrtash Hashemzadeh, Kenneth J Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5274-5278. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5274
Comorbidity negatively influences prognosis in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Mario Fernández-Ruiz, Juan-Manuel Guerra-Vales, Francisco Colina-Ruizdelgado 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5279-5286. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5279
Mucosal bacterial microflora and mucus layer thickness in adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease 
Krzysztof Fyderek, Magdalena Strus, Kinga Kowalska-Duplaga, Tomasz Gosiewski, Andrzej Wędrychowicz, Urszula Jedynak-Wąsowicz, Małgorzata Sładek, Stanisław Pieczarkowski, Paweł Adamski, Piotr Kochan, Piotr B Heczko 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5287-5294. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5287
Fructose-sorbitol ingestion provokes gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with eating disorders 
Noel Friesen, Ross D Hansen, Suzanne F Abraham, John E Kellow 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5295-5299. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5295
Small bowel MRI enteroclysis or follow through: Which is optimal? 
Ian C Lawrance, Christopher J Welman, Peter Shipman, Kevin Murray 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5300-5306. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5300
Effects on coagulation factor production following primary hepatomitogen-induced direct hyperplasia 
Kohei Tatsumi, Kazuo Ohashi, Sanae Taminishi, Soichi Takagi, Rie Utoh, Akira Yoshioka, Midori Shima, Teruo Okano 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5307-5315. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5307
Sickle cell cholangiopathy: An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography evaluation 
Hussain Issa, Ali Al-Haddad, Ahmed Al-Salem 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5316-5320. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5316
Celiac disease in patients with presumed irritable bowel syndrome: A case-finding study 
Khaled Ali Jadallah, Yousef Saleh Khader 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5321-5325. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5321
Usefulness of a scoring system in the interpretation of histology in neonatal cholestasis 
Way Seah Lee, Lai Meng Looi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5326-5333. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5326
Synergistic effect of fatty liver and smoking on metabolic syndrome 
Po-Hsin Chiang, Tsui-Yen Chang, Jong-Dar Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5334-5339. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5334
CDH1 promoter polymorphism (-347G→GA) is a possible prognostic factor in sporadic colorectal cancer 
Xiao-Ping Zou, Wei-Jie Dai, Jun Cao 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5340-5345. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5340
Radical resection and outcome for malignant tumors of the pancreatic body and tail 
Shao-Liang Han, Wei-Jian Zhang, Xiao-Feng Zheng, Xian Shen, Qi-Qiang Zeng, Qing-Hong Ke 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5346-5351. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5346
Effectiveness and safety of splenectomy for gastric carcinoma: A meta-analysis 
Kun Yang, Xin-Zu Chen, Jian-Kun Hu, Bo Zhang, Zhi-Xin Chen, Jia-Ping Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5352-5359. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5352
Case Report
Liver abscess and sepsis with Bacillus pantothenticus in an immunocompetent patient: A first case report 
Jung Sik Na, Tae Hyung Kim, Heung Su Kim, Sang Hyun Park, Ho Sup Song, Sang Woo Cha, Hee Jung Yoon 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5360-5363. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5360
Novel mutations in the STK11 gene in Thai patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome 
Surasawadee Ausavarat, Petcharat Leoyklang, Paisarn Vejchapipat, Voranush Chongsrisawat, Kanya Suphapeetiporn, Vorasuk Shotelersuk 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5364-5367. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5364
A latent form of essential thrombocythemia presenting as portal cavernoma 
Xiao-Yan Cai, Wei Zhou, De-Fei Hong, Xiu-Jun Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5368-5370. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5368
Letters To The Editor
Hepatocellular carcinoma and evidence-based surgery 
Alain Braillon 
World J Gastroenterol 15(42):5371-5371. Published online Nov 14, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5371