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Role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in pancreatic diseases 
Dimitrios K Christodoulou, Epameinondas V Tsianos 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4755-4761. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4755
Topic Highlight
Fat: A matter of disturbance for the immune system 
Alessandro Federico, Elena D’Aiuto, Francesco Borriello, Giusi Barra, Antonietta Gerarda Gravina, Marco Romano, Raffaele De Palma 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4762-4772. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4762
Hepatic steatosis, low-grade chronic inflammation and hormone/growth factor/adipokine imbalance 
Giovanni Tarantino, Silvia Savastano, Annamaria Colao 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4773-4783. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4773
Noninvasive investigations for non alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver fibrosis 
Carmen Fierbinteanu-Braticevici, Ion Dina, Ana Petrisor, Laura Tribus, Lucian Negreanu, Catalin Carstoiu 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4784-4791. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4784
Review
Current developments in natural orifices transluminal endoscopic surgery: An evidence-based review 
Anthony Yuen Bun Teoh, Philip Wai Yan Chiu, Enders Kwok Wai Ng 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4792-4799. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4792
Original Article
Role of CYP2E1 gene polymorphisms association with hepatitis risk in Northeast India 
Manab Deka, Moumita Bose, Bharati Baruah, Purabi Deka Bose, Subhash Medhi, Sujoy Bose, Anjan Saikia, Premashish Kar 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4800-4808. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4800
A new index for non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis 
Naohiro Ichino, Keisuke Osakabe, Toru Nishikawa, Hiroko Sugiyama, Miho Kato, Shiho Kitahara, Senju Hashimoto, Naoto Kawabe, Masao Harata, Yoshifumi Nitta, Michihito Murao, Takuji Nakano, Yuko Arima, Hiroaki Shimazaki, Koji Suzuki, Kentaro Yoshioka 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4809-4816. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4809
Brief Article
Helicobacter species and common gut bacterial DNA in gallbladder with cholecystitis 
Peren H Karagin, Unne Stenram, Torkel Wadström, Åsa Ljungh 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4817-4822. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4817
Tumor budding predicts response to anti-EGFR therapies in metastatic colorectal cancer patients 
Inti Zlobec, Francesca Molinari, Vittoria Martin, Luca Mazzucchelli, Piercarlo Saletti, Rosangela Trezzi, Sara De Dosso, Tatjana Vlajnic, Milo Frattini, Alessandro Lugli 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4823-4831. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4823
Liver stiffness measurements in patients with HBV vs HCV chronic hepatitis: A comparative study 
Ioan Sporea, Roxana Şirli, Alexandra Deleanu, Adriana Tudora, Alina Popescu, Manuela Curescu, Simona Bota 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4832-4837. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4832
Erythropoietin ameliorates early ischemia-reperfusion injury following the Pringle maneuver 
Masato Kato, Tokihiko Sawada, Junji Kita, Mitsugi Shimoda, Keiichi Kubota 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4838-4845. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4838
mPGES-1 expression in non-cancerous liver tissue impacts on postoperative recurrence of HCC 
Koichi Nonaka, Hikaru Fujioka, Yasushi Takii, Seigo Abiru, Kiyoshi Migita, Masahiro Ito, Takashi Kanematsu, Hiromi Ishibashi 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4846-4853. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4846
Suspected uncomplicated cecal diverticulitis diagnosed by imaging: Initial antibiotics vs laparoscopic treatment 
Hyoung-Chul Park, Bong Hwa Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4854-4857. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4854
Comparative analysis of dideoxy sequencing, the KRAS StripAssay and pyrosequencing for detection of KRAS mutation 
Jing Gao, Yan-Yan Li, Ping-Nai Sun, Lin Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4858-4864. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4858
Possible key residues that determine left gastric artery blood flow response to PACAP in dogs 
Mu-Xin Wei, Ping Hu, Ping Wang, Satoru Naruse, Kiyoshi Nokihara, Victor Wray, Tsuyoshi Ozaki 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4865-4870. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4865
Clinical significance of C-reactive protein values in antibiotic treatment for pyogenic liver abscess 
Hai-Nv Gao, Wen-Xia Yuan, Mei-Fang Yang, Hong Zhao, Jian-Hua Hu, Xuan Zhang, Jun Fan, Wei-Hang Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4871-4875. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4871
Case Report
Treatment of portal vein tumor thrombus using 125Iodine seed implantation brachytherapy 
Lin Zhang, Wei Mu, Cun-Fang Hu, Xue-Quan Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4876-4879. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4876
Letters To The Editor
Science of weight loss supplements: Compromised by conflicts of interest? 
Ano Lobb 
World J Gastroenterol 16(38):4880-4882. Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4880