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Delayed assessment and eager adoption of laparoscopic cholecystectomy: Implications for developing surgical technologies 
Alexander C Allori, I Michael Leitman, Elizabeth Heitman 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4115-4122. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4115
Treatment of liver hydatidosis: How to treat an asymptomatic carrier? 
Bernardo Frider, Edmundo Larrieu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4123-4129. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4123
Review
Epstein-Barr virus: Silent companion or causative agent of chronic liver disease? 
Mihaela Petrova, Victor Kamburov 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4130-4134. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4130
Original Article
Design of 16S rRNA gene primers for 454 pyrosequencing of the human foregut microbiome 
Carlos W Nossa, William E Oberdorf, Liying Yang, Jørn A Aas, Bruce J Paster, Todd Z DeSantis, Eoin L Brodie, Daniel Malamud, Michael A Poles, Zhiheng Pei 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4135-4144. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4135
Effect of probiotics on pro-inflammatory cytokines and NF-κB activation in ulcerative colitis 
Sahar K Hegazy, Mohamed M El-Bedewy 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4145-4151. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4145
Brief Article
Chemoprotective effects of curcumin in esophageal epithelial cells exposed to bile acids 
Matthew R Bower, Harini S Aiyer, Yan Li, Robert CG Martin 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4152-4158. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4152
ESWL for difficult bile duct stones: A 15-year single centre experience 
Rosangela Muratori, Francesco Azzaroli, Federica Buonfiglioli, Flavio Alessandrelli, Paolo Cecinato, Giuseppe Mazzella, Enrico Roda 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4159-4163. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4159
Outcome of surgical treatment of intestinal perforation in typhoid fever 
Aziz Sümer, Özgür Kemik, Ahmet Cumhur Dülger, Aydemir Olmez, Ismail Hasirci, Erol Kişli, Vedat Bayrak, Gulay Bulut, Çetin Kotan 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4164-4168. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4164
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and influence of age and gender on histopathologic findings 
Nargess Ebrahimi Daryani, Nasser Ebrahimi Daryani, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Ali Zare, Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Mohammad Reza Keramati, Mohammad Reza Pashaei, Peiman Habibollahi 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4169-4175. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4169
Age-dependent eradication of Helicobacter pylori in Japanese patients 
Satoshi Mamori, Akihiro Higashida, Fumiaki Kawara, Katsuhiro Ohnishi, Akihiko Takeda, Eri Senda, Cho Ashida, Hajime Yamada 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4176-4179. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4176
Efficient hemostatic method for endoscopic submucosal dissection of colorectal tumors 
Naohisa Yoshida, Yuji Naito, Munehiro Kugai, Ken Inoue, Naoki Wakabayashi, Nobuaki Yagi, Akio Yanagisawa, Toshikazu Yoshikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4180-4186. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4180
Diagnostic sensitivity of imaging modalities for hepatocellular carcinoma smaller than 2 cm 
Keiji Mita, Soo Ryang Kim, Masatoshi Kudo, Susumu Imoto, Taisuke Nakajima, Kenji Ando, Katsumi Fukuda, Toshiyuki Matsuoka, Yoko Maekawa, Yoshitake Hayashi 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4187-4192. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4187
Effect of Arctium lappa L. in the dextran sulfate sodium colitis mouse model 
Tzou-Chi Huang, Shinn-Shyong Tsai, Li-Fang Liu, Yu Lin Liu, Hung-Jen Liu, Kuo Pin Chuang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4193-4199. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4193
Conservative management of chronic gastric volvulus: 44 cases over 5 years 
Yao-Chun Hsu, Chin-Lin Perng, Chun-Ku Chen, Jai-Jen Tsai, Hwai-Jeng Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4200-4205. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4200
A newly designed big cup nitinol stent for gastric outlet obstruction 
Ding Shi, Sheng-Hui Liao, Jian-Ping Geng 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4206-4209. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4206
Relationship between genetic polymorphisms of ALDH2 and ADH1B and esophageal cancer risk: A meta-analysis 
Shu-Juan Yang, Akira Yokoyama, Tetsuji Yokoyama, Yu-Chuan Huang, Si-Ying Wu, Ying Shao, Jin Niu, Jie Wang, Yu Liu, Xiao-Qiao Zhou, Chun-Xia Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4210-4220. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4210
Prevalence of irritable bowel syndrome in Chinese college and university students assessed using Rome III criteria 
Yan-Yan Dong, Xiu-Li Zuo, Chang-Qing Li, Yan-Bo Yu, Qiu-Jie Zhao, Yan-Qing Li 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4221-4226. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4221
Efficacy evaluation of imatinib treatment in patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A meta-analysis 
Ping Chen, Liang Zong, Wei Zhao, Lei Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4227-4232. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4227
Case Report
Agressive inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the liver with underlying schistosomiasis: A case report 
Vera Lucia Pannain, Juliana Vial Passos, Ariovaldo da Rocha Filho, Cristiane Villela-Nogueira, Adriana Caroli-Bottino 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4233-4236. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4233
Multi-site abdominal tuberculosis mimics malignancy on 18F-FDG PET/CT: Report of three cases 
Geng Tian, Yong Xiao, Bin Chen, Hong Guan, Qun-Yi Deng 
World J Gastroenterol 16(33):4237-4242. Published online Sep 7, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i33.4237