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Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: A severe complication of liver cirrhosis 
Jan Lata, Oldřich Stiburek, Marcela Kopacova 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5505-5510. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5505
Topic Highlight
Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Sudeep Tanwar, Shahid A Khan, Vijay Paul Bob Grover, Catherine Gwilt, Belinda Smith, Ashley Brown 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5511-5516. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5511
Review
Rheumatic manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease 
Tatiana Sofía Rodríguez-Reyna, Cynthia Martínez-Reyes, Jesús Kazúo Yamamoto-Furusho 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5517-5524. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5517
Original Article
Acoustic radiation force imaging sonoelastography for noninvasive staging of liver fibrosis 
Carmen Fierbinteanu-Braticevici, Dan Andronescu, Radu Usvat, Dragos Cretoiu, Cristian Baicus, Gabriela Marinoschi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5525-5532. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5525
Immunotherapy for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis using the multiple cytokine production modulator Y-40138 
Tatsuhiro Tsujimoto, Hideto Kawaratani, Toshiyuki Kitazawa, Hitoshi Yoshiji, Masao Fujimoto, Masahito Uemura, Hiroshi Fukui 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5533-5540. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5533
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor regulates proliferation of gastric cancer cells via the PI3K/Akt pathway 
Guo-Qing Li, Juan Xie, Xiao-Yong Lei, Li Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5541-5548. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5541
Brief Article
Short-chain fatty acids act as antiinflammatory mediators by regulating prostaglandin E2 and cytokines 
Mary Ann Cox, James Jackson, Michaela Stanton, Alberto Rojas-Triana, Loretta Bober, Maureen Laverty, Xiaoxin Yang, Feng Zhu, Jianjun Liu, Suke Wang, Frederick Monsma, Galya Vassileva, Maureen Maguire, Eric Gustafson, Marvin Bayne, Chuan-Chu Chou, Daniel Lundell, Chung-Her Jenh 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5549-5557. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5549
Analysis of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 gene polymorphism in patients with spontaneous bacterial peritonitis 
Erwin Gäbele, Marcus Mühlbauer, Hartwig Paulo, Monika Johann, Christin Meltzer, Franz Leidl, Norbert Wodarz, Reiner Wiest, Jürgen Schölmerich, Claus Hellerbrand 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5558-5562. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5558
Endoscopic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging for re-staging rectal cancer after radiotherapy 
Gianni Mezzi, Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono, Silvia Carrara, Francesco Perri, Maria Chiara Petrone, Francesco De Cobelli, Simone Gusmini, Carlo Staudacher, Alessandro Del Maschio, Pier Alberto Testoni 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5563-5567. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5563
Routine modified D2 lymphadenectomy performance in pT1-T2N0 gastric cancer 
John Griniatsos, Hara Gakiopoulou, Eugenia Yiannakopoulou, Nikoletta Dimitriou, Gerasimos Douridas, Afrodite Nonni, Theodoros Liakakos, Evangelos Felekouras 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5568-5572. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5568
Comparison of a modified anoscope and the purse-string anoscope in stapled haemorrhoidopexy 
Ali Dogan Bozdag, Ismail Yaman, Hayrullah Derici, Tugrul Tansug, Vedat Deniz 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5573-5578. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5573
Genetic and epigenetic characteristics of gastric cancers with JC virus T-antigen 
Satoshi Yamaoka, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Katsuhiko Nosho, Hiroaki Taniguchi, Yasushi Adachi, Shigeru Sasaki, Yoshiaki Arimura, Kohzoh Imai, Yasuhisa Shinomura 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5579-5585. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5579
Unsedated transnasal small-caliber esophagogastroduodenoscopy in elderly and bedridden patients 
Mika Yuki, Yuji Amano, Yoshinori Komazawa, Hiroyuki Fukuhara, Toshihiro Shizuku, Shun Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Kinoshita 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5586-5591. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5586
Association between MDM2-SNP309 and hepatocellular carcinoma in Taiwanese population 
Jyh-Der Leu, I-Feng Lin, Ying-Fang Sun, Su-Mei Chen, Chih-Chao Liu, Yi-Jang Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5592-5597. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5592
A better parameter in predicting insulin resistance: Obesity plus elevated alanine aminotransferase 
Ping-Hao Chen, Jong-Dar Chen, Yu-Cheng Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5598-5603. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5598
Does testosterone prevent early postoperative complications after gastrointestinal surgery? 
Birendra Kumar Sah, Ming-Min Chen, Yi-Bing Peng, Xiao-Jing Feng, Min Yan, Bing-Ya Liu, Qi-Shi Fan, Zheng-Gang Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5604-5609. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5604
Polymorphisms of some cytokines and chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection 
Qiu-Ju Gao, Dian-Wu Liu, Shi-Yong Zhang, Min Jia, Li-Min Wang, Li-Hong Wu, Shu-Yun Wang, Li-Xin Tong 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5610-5619. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5610
Case Report
Asymptomatic lymphangioma involving the spleen and retroperitoneum in adults 
Sook Hee Chung, Young Sook Park, Yun Ju Jo, Seong Hwan Kim, Dae Won Jun, Byoung Kwan Son, Jun Young Jung, Dae Hyun Baek, Dong Hee Kim, Yoon Young Jung, Won Mi Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5620-5623. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5620
Acute myelogenous leukemia and acute leukemic appendicitis: A case report 
Po-Jen Hsiao, Shih-Ming Kuo, Jia-Hong Chen, Hsuen-Fu Lin, Pau-Ling Chu, Shih-Hua Lin, Ching-Liang Ho 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5624-5625. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5624
Scientist’s Story
So you aspire to be a Professor? 
Nicholas J Talley 
World J Gastroenterol 15(44):5626-5627. Published online Nov 28, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5626