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MicroRNAs in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma 
Jong Y Park, James Helm, Domenico Coppola, Donghwa Kim, Mokenge Malafa, Seung Joon Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):817-827. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.817
Topic Highlight
Current trends in staging rectal cancer 
Abdus Samee, Chelliah Ramachandran Selvasekar 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):828-834. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.828
Management of stage IV rectal cancer: Palliative options 
Sean M Ronnekleiv-Kelly, Gregory D Kennedy 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):835-847. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.835
Neoadjuvant vs adjuvant pelvic radiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer: Which is superior? 
Sarah Popek, Vassiliki Liana Tsikitis 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):848-854. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.848
Sphincter preservation for distal rectal cancer - a goal worth achieving at all costs? 
Jürgen Mulsow, Des C Winter 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):855-861. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.855
Minimally invasive surgery for rectal cancer: Are we there yet? 
Bradley J Champagne, Rohit Makhija 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):862-866. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.862
Review
Advances in diagnosis, treatment and palliation of pancreatic carcinoma: 1990-2010 
Chakshu Sharma, Karim M Eltawil, Paul D Renfrew, Mark J Walsh, Michele Molinari 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):867-897. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.867
Original Article
Neuroprotective action of Ginkgo biloba on the enteric nervous system of diabetic rats 
Glasiella Gonzalez Perez da Silva, Jacqueline Nelisis Zanoni, Nilza Cristina Buttow 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):898-905. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.898
Outcome of non surgical hepatic decompression procedures in Egyptian patients with Budd-Chiari 
Ahmed Eldorry, Eman Barakat, Heba Abdella, Sara Abdelhakam, Mohamed Shaker, Amr Hamed, Mohammad Sakr 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):906-913. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.906
Body mass index is associated with age-at-onset of HCV-infected hepatocellular carcinoma patients 
Takumi Akiyama, Toshihiko Mizuta, Seiji Kawazoe, Yuichiro Eguchi, Yasunori Kawaguchi, Hirokazu Takahashi, Iwata Ozaki, Kazuma Fujimoto 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):914-921. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.914
Brief Article
Vitamin D deficiency in cirrhosis relates to liver dysfunction rather than aetiology 
Mikkel Malham, Søren Peter Jørgensen, Peter Ott, Jørgen Agnholt, Hendrik Vilstrup, Mette Borre, Jens F Dahlerup 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):922-925. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.922
Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic wedge hepatic resection with a water-jet hybrid knife in a non-survival porcine model 
Hong Shi, Sheng-Jun Jiang, Bin Li, Deng-Ke Fu, Pei Xin, Yong-Guang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):926-931. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.926
Upregulated CD133 expression in tumorigenesis of colon cancer cells 
Zhi-Li Yang, Qi Zheng, Jun Yan, Ye Pan, Zhi-Gang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):932-937. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.932
Transplantation of microencapsulated umbilical-cord-blood-derived hepatic-like cells for treatment of hepatic failure 
Fang-Ting Zhang, Hui-Juan Wan, Ming-Hua Li, Jing Ye, Mei-Jun Yin, Chun-Qiao Huang, Jie Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):938-945. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.938
Primary clear cell carcinoma in the liver: CT and MRI findings 
Qing-Yu Liu, Hai-Gang Li, Ming Gao, Xiao-Feng Lin, Yong Li, Jian-Yu Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 17(7):946-952. Published online Feb 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i7.946