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Emerging role of microRNAs in liver diseases 
Shashi Bala, Miguel Marcos, Gyongyi Szabo 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5633-5640. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5633
Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy 
Capecomorin S Pitchumoni, Balaji Yegneswaran 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5641-5646. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5641
Review
Hepatitis C virus in Pakistan: A systematic review of prevalence, genotypes and risk factors 
Yasir Waheed, Talha Shafi, Sher Zaman Safi, Ishtiaq Qadri 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5647-5653. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5647
Original Article
Shift work aggravates metabolic syndrome development among early-middle-aged males with elevated ALT 
Yu-Cheng Lin, Tun-Jen Hsiao, Pau-Chung Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5654-5661. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5654
Intraluminal versus infiltrating gallbladder carcinoma: Clinical presentation, ultrasound and computed tomography 
Tze-Yu Lee, Sheung-Fat Ko, Chung-Cheng Huang, Shu-Hang Ng, Jiun-Lung Liang, Hsuan-Ying Huang, Min-Chi Chen, Shyr-Ming Sheen-Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5662-5668. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5662
Inhibitory effect of emodin and Astragalus polysaccharide on the replication of HBV 
Shuang-Suo Dang, Xiao-Li Jia, Ping Song, Yan-An Cheng, Xin Zhang, Ming-Zhu Sun, En-Qi Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5669-5673. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5669
Nicotinamide overload may play a role in the development of type 2 diabetes 
Shi-Sheng Zhou, Da Li, Wu-Ping Sun, Ming Guo, Yong-Zhi Lun, Yi-Ming Zhou, Fu-Cheng Xiao, Li-Xin Jing, Shen-Xia Sun, Li-Bin Zhang, Ning Luo, Fu-Ning Bian, Wei Zou, Lai-Bin Dong, Zhi-Gang Zhao, Sheng-Fan Li, Xiao-Jie Gong, Zeng-Guo Yu, Chang-Bin Sun, Cong-Long Zheng, Dong-Ju Jiang, Zheng-Ning Li 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5674-5684. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5674
Brief Article
Capsule endoscopy in suspected small bowel Crohn’s disease: Economic impact of disease diagnosis and treatment 
Jonathan A Leighton, Ian M Gralnek, Randel E Richner, Michael J Lacey, Frank J Papatheofanis 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5685-5692. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5685
Hepatic steatosis in overweight/obese females: New screening method for those at risk 
Giovanni Tarantino, Genoveffa Pizza, Annamaria Colao, Fabrizio Pasanisi, Paolo Conca, Patrizia Colicchio, Carmine Finelli, Franco Contaldo, Carolina Di Somma, Silvia Savastano 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5693-5699. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5693
Outcome of nonerosive gastro-esophageal reflux disease patients with pathological acid exposure 
Fabio Pace, Stefano Pallotta, Gianpiero Manes, Annalisa de Leone, Patrizia Zentilin, Luigi Russo, Vincenzo Savarino, Matteo Neri, Enzo Grossi, Rosario Cuomo 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5700-5705. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5700
Impact of age-related comorbidity on results of colorectal cancer surgery 
Corrado Pedrazzani, Guido Cerullo, Giovanni De Marco, Daniele Marrelli, Alessandro Neri, Alfonso De Stefano, Enrico Pinto, Franco Roviello 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5706-5711. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5706
Effect of ONO-4057 and tacrolimus on ischemia-reperfusion injury of the liver 
Takayuki Takeichi, Shinji Uemoto, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Izumi Takeyoshi, Yukihiro Inomata, Koichi Tanaka, Eiji Kobayashi 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5712-5715. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5712
Glutathione-S-transferase (GSTM1, GSTT1) and the risk of gastrointestinal cancer in a Korean population 
Jin-Mei Piao, Min-Ho Shin, Sun-Seog Kweon, Hee Nam Kim, Jin-Su Choi, Woo-Kyun Bae, Hyun-Jeong Shim, Hyeong-Rok Kim, Young-Kyu Park, Yoo-Duk Choi, Soo-Hyun Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5716-5721. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5716
Gastric dysplasia may be an independent risk factor of an advanced colorectal neoplasm 
Rack Cheon Bae, Seong Woo Jeon, Han Jin Cho, Min Kyu Jung, Young Oh Kweon, Sung Kook Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5722-5726. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5722
Total laparoscopic liver resection in 78 patients 
Lei Zhang, Ya-Jin Chen, Chang-Zhen Shang, Hong-Wei Zhang, Ze-Jian Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5727-5731. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5727
A simple taurocholate-induced model of severe acute pancreatitis in rats 
Zhong-Hui Liu, Jun-Sheng Peng, Chu-Jun Li, Zu-Li Yang, Jun Xiang, Hu Song, Xiao-Bing Wu, Jun-Rong Chen, De-Chang Diao 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5732-5739. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5732
Single-center experience of 309 consecutive patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding 
Bing-Ling Zhang, You-Hong Fang, Chun-Xiao Chen, You-Ming Li, Zun Xiang 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5740-5745. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5740
Case Report
Complete remission of gastric Burkitt’s lymphoma after eradication of Helicobacter pylori 
Isabelle Baumgaertner, Christiane Copie-Bergman, Michael Levy, Corinne Haioun, Antoine Charachon, Maryse Baia, Iradj Sobhani, Jean-Charles Delchier 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5746-5750. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5746
A case of asymptomatic fungal and bacterial colonization of an intragastric balloon 
Halil Coskun, Suleyman Bozkurt 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5751-5753. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5751
Letters To The Editor
Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: Few additional points 
Pankaj Jain 
World J Gastroenterol 15(45):5754-5755. Published online Dec 7, 2009. doi: 10.3748/wjg.15.5754