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Idiopathic sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis: Abdominal cocoon 
Jenny N Tannoury, Bassam N Abboud 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):1999-2004. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.1999
Topic Highlight
Branched-chain amino acids to tyrosine ratio value as a potential prognostic factor for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Toru Ishikawa 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2005-2008. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2005
Review
Hemorrhoids: From basic pathophysiology to clinical management 
Varut Lohsiriwat 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2009-2017. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2009
Stem cell differentiation and human liver disease 
Wen-Li Zhou, Claire N Medine, Liang Zhu, David C Hay 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2018-2025. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2018
Original Article
Antifibrotic effect of aloe vera in viral infection-induced hepatic periportal fibrosis 
Sahar K Hegazy, Mohamed El-Bedewy, Akira Yagi 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2026-2034. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2026
Transactivation of the TIEG1 confers growth inhibition of transforming growth factor-β-susceptible hepatocellular carcinoma cells 
Lei Jiang, Yiu-Kay Lai, Jin-Fang Zhang, Chu-Yan Chan, Gang Lu, Marie CM Lin, Ming-Liang He, Ji-Cheng Li, Hsiang-Fu Kung 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2035-2042. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2035
Aberrant methylation of SPARC in human hepatocellular carcinoma and its clinical implication 
Ye Zhang, Bin Yang, Zhi Du, Tong Bai, Ying-Tang Gao, Yi-Jun Wang, Cheng Lou, Feng-Mei Wang, Yu Bai 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2043-2052. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2043
Affinity peptide developed by phage display selection for targeting gastric cancer 
Wen-Jie Zhang, Yan-Xia Sui, Arun Budha, Jian-Bao Zheng, Xue-Jun Sun, Ying-Chun Hou, Thomas D Wang, Shao-Ying Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2053-2060. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2053
Brief Article
Experience after 100 patients treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy 
Ingmar Königsrainer, Derek Zieker, Jörg Glatzle, Olivia Lauk, Julia Klimek, Stephan Symons, Björn Brücher, Stefan Beckert, Alfred Königsrainer 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2061-2066. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2061
Efficacy and safety profile of LCR35 complete freeze-dried culture in irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized, double-blind study 
Michel Dapoigny, Thierry Piche, Philippe Ducrotte, Bernard Lunaud, Jean-Michel Cardot, Annick Bernalier-Donadille 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2067-2075. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2067
Age, smoking and overweight contribute to the development of intestinal metaplasia of the cardia 
Christian Felley, Hanifa Bouzourene, Marianne Bründler G VanMelle, Antoine Hadengue, Pierre Michetti, Gian Dorta, Laurent Spahr, Emiliano Giostra, Jean Louis Frossard 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2076-2083. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2076
Rifaximin, but not growth factor 1, reduces brain edema in cirrhotic rats 
Gemma Òdena, Mireia Miquel, Anna Serafín, Amparo Galan, Rosa Morillas, Ramon Planas, Ramon Bartolí 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2084-2091. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2084
New reduced volume preparation regimen in colon capsule endoscopy 
Yasuo Kakugawa, Yutaka Saito, Shoichi Saito, Kenji Watanabe, Naoki Ohmiya, Mitsuyuki Murano, Shiro Oka, Tetsuo Arakawa, Hidemi Goto, Kazuhide Higuchi, Shinji Tanaka, Hideki Ishikawa, Hisao Tajiri 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2092-2098. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2092
Differences between diffuse and focal autoimmune pancreatitis 
Taku Tabata, Terumi Kamisawa, Kensuke Takuma, Seiichi Hara, Sawako Kuruma, Yoshihiko Inaba 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2099-2104. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2099
Study of Helicobacter pylori genotype status in saliva, dental plaques, stool and gastric biopsy samples 
Hassan Momtaz, Negar Souod, Hossein Dabiri, Meysam Sarshar 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2105-2111. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2105
Association of NOD1 and NOD2 genes polymorphisms with Helicobacter pylori related gastric cancer in a Chinese population 
Peng Wang, Li Zhang, Jian-Ming Jiang, Dan Ma, Hao-Xia Tao, Sheng-Ling Yuan, Yan-Chun Wang, Ling-Chun Wang, Hao Liang, Zhao-Shan Zhang, Chun-Jie Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2112-2120. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2112
Role of serum carcinoembryonic antigen in the detection of colorectal cancer before and after surgical resection 
Bin-Bin Su, Hui Shi, Jun Wan 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2121-2126. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2121
Stress-induced intestinal necrosis resulting from severe trauma of an earthquake 
Jia-Qing Gong, Guo-Hu Zhang, Fu-Zhou Tian, Yong-Hua Wang, Lin Zhang, Yong-Kuan Cao, Pei-Hong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2127-2131. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2127
Emodin promoted pancreatic claudin-5 and occludin expression in experimental acute pancreatitis rats 
Xian-Ming Xia, Bang-Ku Li, Shi-Mei Xing, Hai-Ling Ruan 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2132-2139. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2132
Case Report
Lymphomatoidgastropathy mimicking extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type: A case report 
Tomohiro Terai, Mitsushige Sugimoto, Hiroki Uozaki, Tetsushi Kitagawa, Mana Kinoshita, Satoshi Baba, Takanori Yamada, Satoshi Osawa, Ken Sugimoto 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2140-2144. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2140
Small intestinal hemolymphangioma with bleeding: A case report 
Yan-Fei Fang, Li-Feng Qiu, Ying Du, Zhi-Nong Jiang, Min Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 18(17):2145-2146. Published online May 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i17.2145