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Neurogenic bowel dysfunction in patients with spinal cord injury, myelomeningocele, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease 
Richard A Awad 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5035-5048. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5035
Prevention of peritoneal adhesions: A promising role for gene therapy 
Hussein M Atta 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5049-5058. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5049
Review
Role of (18F) 2-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography in upper gastrointestinal malignancies 
Elizabeth C Smyth, Manish A Shah 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5059-5074. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5059
Original Article
Osteopontin expression is associated with hepatopathologic changes in Schistosoma japonicum infected mice 
Bo-Lin Chen, Gui-Ying Zhang, Wei-Jian Yuan, Shi-Ping Wang, Yue-Ming Shen, Lu Yan, Huan Gu, Jia Li 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5075-5082. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5075
Brief Article
Hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients with portal hypertension: Is liver resection always contraindicated? 
Andrea Ruzzenente, Alessandro Valdegamberi, Tommaso Campagnaro, Simone Conci, Silvia Pachera, Calogero Iacono, Alfredo Guglielmi 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5083-5088. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5083
Evaluation of latent links between irritable bowel syndrome and sleep quality 
Massimo Bellini, Angelo Gemignani, Dario Gambaccini, Simona Toti, Danilo Menicucci, Cristina Stasi, Francesco Costa, Maria Gloria Mumolo, Angelo Ricchiuti, Remo Bedini, Nicola de Bortoli, Santino Marchi 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5089-5096. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5089
Serum leptin and ghrelin in chronic hepatitis C patients with steatosis 
Christos Pavlidis, Georgios I Panoutsopoulos, Dina Tiniakos, Sotirios Koutsounas, John Vlachogiannakos, Irini Zouboulis-Vafiadis 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5097-5104. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5097
In vitro effect of pantoprazole on lower esophageal sphincter tone in rats 
Mustafa Duman, Mahmut Özer, Enver Reyhan, Yeliz Demirci, Ali E Atıcı, Tahsin Dalgıç, Erdal B Bostancı, Ece Genç 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5105-5109. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5105
Autofluorescence imaging endoscopy for identification and assessment of inflammatory ulcerative colitis 
Taro Osada, Atsushi Arakawa, Naoto Sakamoto, Hiroya Ueyama, Tomoyoshi Shibuya, Tatsuo Ogihara, Takashi Yao, Sumio Watanabe 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5110-5116. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5110
Aspirin-induced small bowel injuries and the preventive effect of rebamipide 
Kazuhiro Mizukami, Kazunari Murakami, Takashi Abe, Kunimitsu Inoue, Masahiro Uchida, Tadayoshi Okimoto, Masaaki Kodama, Toshio Fujioka 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5117-5122. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5117
Superiority of metastatic lymph node ratio to the 7th edition UICC N staging in gastric cancer 
Long-Bin Xiao, Jian-Xing Yu, Wen-Hui Wu, Feng-Feng Xu, Shi-Bin Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5123-5130. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5123
Letters To The Editor
Portal vein cannulation: An uncommon complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography 
Evangelos Kalaitzakis, Nicholas Stern, Richard Sturgess 
World J Gastroenterol 17(46):5131-5132. Published online Dec 14, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i46.5131