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History, ethics, advantages and limitations of experimental models for hepatic ablation 
Seok Ling Ong, Gianpiero Gravante, Matthew S Metcalfe, Ashley R Dennison 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):147-154. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.147
Field Of Vision
Bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy: A continual search for excellence 
Matthew L Bechtold, Abhishek Choudhary 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):155-157. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.155
Recurrent hepatitis C virus after transplant and the importance of plasma cells on biopsy 
Eric R Kallwitz 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):158-160. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.158
Internal frontier: The pathophysiology of the small intestine 
Haruhiko Sugimura, Satoshi Osawa 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):161-164. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.161
Topic Highlight
Endoscopic management of difficult common bile duct stones 
Guru Trikudanathan, Udayakumar Navaneethan, Mansour A Parsi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):165-173. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.165
Guidelines For Basic Science
Prognostic value of innate and adaptive immunity in colorectal cancer 
Fabio Grizzi, Paolo Bianchi, Alberto Malesci, Luigi Laghi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):174-184. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.174
Review
Gastrointestinal radiation injury: Symptoms, risk factors and mechanisms 
Abobakr K Shadad, Frank J Sullivan, Joseph D Martin, Laurence J Egan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):185-198. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.185
Gastrointestinal radiation injury: Prevention and treatment 
Abobakr K Shadad, Frank J Sullivan, Joseph D Martin, Laurence J Egan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):199-208. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.199
Original Article
Intestinal injury can be reduced by intra-arterial postischemic perfusion with hypertonic saline 
Oleg Kornyushin, Michael Galagudza, Anna Kotslova, Gelfia Nutfullina, Nina Shved, Alexey Nevorotin, Valeriy Sedov, Timur Vlasov 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):209-218. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.209
Characterization of focal liver masses using acoustic radiation force impulse elastography 
Hana Park, Jun Yong Park, Do Young Kim, Sang Hoon Ahn, Chae Yoon Chon, Kwang-Hyub Han, Seung Up Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):219-226. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.219
Inositol-requiring enzyme 1α is required for gut development in Xenopus lavies embryos 
Jing Guo, Xin-Xin Li, Jiao-Jiao Feng, Chen-Yang Yin, Xue-Jun Wang, Ning Wang, Li Yuan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):227-234. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.227
Brief Article
Partially hydrolyzed guar gum in pediatric functional abdominal pain 
Claudio Romano, Donatella Comito, Annalisa Famiani, Sabrina Calamarà, Italia Loddo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):235-240. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.235
Atorvastatin and rosuvastatin do not prevent thioacetamide induced liver cirrhosis in rats 
Haim Shirin, Efrat Sharvit, Hussein Aeed, Dov Gavish, Rafael Bruck 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):241-248. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.241
Hyperglycemia is a significant prognostic factor of hepatocellular carcinoma after curative therapy 
Takanori Hosokawa, Masayuki Kurosaki, Kaoru Tsuchiya, Shuya Matsuda, Masaru Muraoka, Yuichiro Suzuki, Nobuharu Tamaki, Yutaka Yasui, Toru Nakata, Takashi Nishimura, Shoko Suzuki, Ken Ueda, Hiroyuki Nakanishi, Jun Itakura, Yuka Takahashi, Namiki Izumi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):249-257. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.249
Gastrointestinal tuberculosis is not associated with proton pump inhibitors: A retrospective cohort study 
Kyoung Sup Hong, Seung Joo Kang, Jong Kyoung Choi, Ju Han Kim, Heewon Seo, Suehyun Lee, Jae-Woo Jung, Hye-Ryun Kang, Sang-Heon Cho, Joo Sung Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):258-264. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.258
Clinical outcomes and predictive factors in oral corticosteroid-refractory active ulcerative colitis 
Han Ho Jeon, Hyun Jung Lee, Hui Won Jang, Jin Young Yoon, Yoon Suk Jung, Soo Jung Park, Sung Pil Hong, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim, Jae Hee Cheon 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):265-273. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.265
Dual probiotic strains suppress high fructose-induced metabolic syndrome 
Do-Young Park, Young-Tae Ahn, Chul-Sung Huh, Robin A McGregor, Myung-Sook Choi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):274-283. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.274
Clinical significance and risk factors of postembolization fever in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Chung Hwan Jun, Ho Seok Ki, Hoon Ki Lee, Kang Jin Park, Seon Young Park, Sung Bum Cho, Chang Hwan Park, Young Eun Joo, Hyun Soo Kim, Sung Kyu Choi, Jong Sun Rew 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):284-289. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.284
IL28B polymorphism and cytomegalovirus predict response to treatment in Egyptian HCV type 4 patients 
Mostafa K El Awady, Noha G Bader El Din, Ashraf Tabll, Yaser El Hosary, Ashraf O Abdel Aziz, Hesham El Khayat, Mohsen Salama, Tawfeek H Abdelhafez 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):290-298. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.290
Case Report
Lubiprostone induced ischemic colitis 
Muhammed Sherid, Humberto Sifuentes, Salih Samo, Parakkal Deepak, Subbaramiah Sridhar 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):299-303. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.299
Lesson from an intriguing case of cryoglobulinemia 
Michele Barone, Raffaele Licinio, Annabianca Amoruso, Maria Teresa Viggiani, Angela Maria Vittoria Larocca, Alfredo Di Leo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):304-306. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.304
Recurrent cervical esophageal stenosis after colon conduit failure: Use of myocutaneous flap 
Young Jo Sa, Young Du Kim, Chi Kyung Kim, Jong Kyung Park, Seok Whan Moon 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):307-310. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.307
A case of ascending colon variceal bleeding treated with venous coil embolization 
Bong Suk Ko, Woo Tae Kim, Su Sun Chang, Eun Hye Kim, Seung Woo Lee, Won Seok Park, Yeon Soo Kim, Soon Woo Nam, Dong Soo Lee, Ji Chang Kim, Sang Bum Kang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):311-315. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.311
Atypical presentation of pseudomembranous colitis localized in adenomatous polyps 
Cristian Hernández-Rocha, Jonathan Barra-Carrasco, Ana María Guzmán, Daniel Paredes-Sabja, Gabriel Lezcano, Pablo Zoroquiaín, Manuel Álvarez-Lobos 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):316-318. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.316
Letters To The Editor
Anesthetic management of the SRSTM endoscopic stapling system for gastro-esophageal reflux disease 
Ufuk Topuz, Tarik Umutoglu, Mefkur Bakan, Erdogan Ozturk 
World J Gastroenterol 19(2):319-320. Published online Jan 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i2.319