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Steroid-sparing strategies in the management of ulcerative colitis: Efficacy of leukocytapheresis 
Manabu Shiraki, Takayuki Yamamoto 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5833-5838. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5833
Topic Highlight
Omega-3 fatty acids for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Anna Russolillo, Roberta Lupoli, Pasquale Ambrosino, Alessandro Di Minno, Giovanni Tarantino 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5839-5847. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5839
Guidelines For Basic Science
Changes of the cytokine profile in inflammatory bowel diseases 
Györgyi Műzes, Béla Molnár, Zsolt Tulassay, Ferenc Sipos 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5848-5861. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5848
Guidelines For Clinical Practice
Crohn’s and colitis in children and adolescents 
Andrew S Day, Oren Ledder, Steven T Leach, Daniel A Lemberg 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5862-5869. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5862
Original Article
Effectiveness of impedance monitoring during radiofrequency ablation for predicting popping 
Hiroya Iida, Tsukasa Aihara, Shinichi Ikuta, Naoki Yamanaka 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5870-5878. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5870
Several factors including ITPA polymorphism influence ribavirin-induced anemia in chronic hepatitis C 
Akihito Tsubota, Noritomo Shimada, Hiroshi Abe, Kai Yoshizawa, Rie Agata, Yoko Yumoto, Makiko Ika, Yoshihisa Namiki, Keisuke Nagatsuma, Hiroshi Matsudaira, Kiyotaka Fujise, Norio Tada, Yoshio Aizawa 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5879-5888. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5879
Characteristics of deslanoside-induced modulation on jejunal contractility 
Da-Peng Chen, Yong-Jian Xiong, Ze-Yao Tang, Qi-Ying Yao, Dong-Mei Ye, Sha-Sha Liu, Yuan Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5889-5896. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5889
Expression characteristics and diagnostic value of annexin A2 in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Hai-Jian Zhang, Deng-Fu Yao, Min Yao, Hua Huang, Wei Wu, Mei-Juan Yan, Xiao-Di Yan, Jie Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5897-5904. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5897
Brief Article
Comparative effectiveness of i-SCAN™ and high-definition white light characterizing small colonic polyps 
Johanna L Chan, Li Lin, Michael Feiler, Andrew I Wolf, Diana M Cardona, Ziad F Gellad 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5905-5911. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5905
Human thrombin for the treatment of gastric and ectopic varices 
Norma C McAvoy, John N Plevris, Peter C Hayes 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5912-5917. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5912
High-fibre diet and Lactobacillus paracasei B21060 in symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease 
Edith Lahner, Gianluca Esposito, Angelo Zullo, Cesare Hassan, Claudio Cannaviello, Maria Carla Di Paolo, Lorella Pallotta, Nicoletta Garbagna, Enzo Grossi, Bruno Annibale 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5918-5924. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5918
Effects of the viability of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG on rotavirus infection in neonatal rats 
Hanna Ventola, Liisa Lehtoranta, Mari Madetoja, Marja-Leena Simonen-Tikka, Leena Maunula, Merja Roivainen, Riitta Korpela, Reetta Holma 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5925-5931. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5925
Methane production and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in children living in a slum 
Carolina Santos Mello, Soraia Tahan, Lígia Cristina FL Melli, Mirian Silva do Carmo Rodrigues, Ricardo Martin Pereira de Mello, Isabel Cristina Affonso Scaletsky, Mauro Batista de Morais 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5932-5939. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5932
Efficacy of endoluminal gastroplication in Japanese patients with proton pump inhibitor-resistant, non-erosive esophagitis 
Kentaro Tokudome, Yasushi Funaki, Makoto Sasaki, Shinya Izawa, Yasuhiro Tamura, Akihito Iida, Naotaka Ogasawara, Toshihiro Konagaya, Yoshifumi Tokura, Kunio Kasugai 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5940-5947. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5940
Electrogastrography associated with symptomatic changes after prokinetic drug treatment for functional dyspepsia 
Hyun Chul Lim, Sang In Lee, Jiande DZ Chen, Hyojin Park 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5948-5956. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5948
Comparative study of rendezvous techniques in post-liver transplant biliary stricture 
Jae Hyuck Chang, In Seok Lee, Ho Jong Chun, Jong Young Choi, Seung Kyoo Yoon, Dong Goo Kim, Young Kyoung You, Myung-Gyu Choi, Sok Won Han 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5957-5964. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5957
Correlation between mitochondrial TRAP-1 expression and lymph node metastasis in colorectal cancer 
Jing-Yan Gao, Bao-Rong Song, Jun-Jie Peng, Yuan-Ming Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5965-5971. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5965
Drug-induced liver injury in hospitalized patients with notably elevated alanine aminotransferase 
Hui-Min Xu, Yan Chen, Jie Xu, Quan Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5972-5978. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5972
Case Report
Dedifferentiated liposarcoma of the rectum: A case report 
Atsushi Tsuruta, Kenji Notohara, Taebum Park, Tadashi Itoh 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5979-5981. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5979
Synchronous double cancers of the common bile duct 
Tatsuaki Sumiyoshi, Yasuo Shima, Akihito Kozuki 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5982-5985. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5982
Mucosal necrosis of the small intestine in myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes syndrome 
Keita Fukuyama, Yasuhide Ishikawa, Tetsuro Ogino, Hidenobu Inoue, Ryoya Yamaoka, Tetsuro Hirose, Tomohiko Nishihira 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5986-5989. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5986
Newly developed autoimmune cholangitis without relapse of autoimmune pancreatitis after discontinuing prednisolone 
Ji Hun Kim, Jae Hyuck Chang, Sung Min Nam, Mi Jeong Lee, Il Ho Maeng, Jin Young Park, Yun Sun Im, Tae Ho Kim, Chang Whan Kim, Sok Won Han 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5990-5993. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5990
Medical treatment for a fish bone-induced ileal micro-perforation: A case report 
Chein-Chung Kuo, Tsu-Kang Jen, Cheng-Hsin Wen, Chih-Ping Liu, Hai-Sung Hsiao, Yao-Chi Liu, Kuan-Ho Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5994-5998. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5994
Focal peliosis hepatis in a colon cancer patient resembling metastatic liver tumor 
Wu-Jun Xiong, Li-Juan Hu, Yi-Cheng Jian, Yi He, Wei Zhou, Xin-Lai Guo, Ya-Xin Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):5999-6002. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.5999
Letters To The Editor
Upper oesophageal images and Z-line detection with 2 different small-bowel capsule systems 
Anastasios Koulaouzidis 
World J Gastroenterol 18(41):6003-6004. Published online Nov 7, 2012. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v18.i41.6003