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Editorial
Medical influences, surgical outcomes: Role of common medications on the risk of perforation from untreated diverticular disease 
Gianpiero Gravante, Shuker Yahia 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):5947-5952. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.5947
Review
Liver transplantation in alcoholic liver disease current status and controversies 
Ashwani K Singal, Khushdeep S Chaha, Khalid Rasheed, Bhupinderjit S Anand 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):5953-5963. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.5953
How reliable is current imaging in restaging rectal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy? 
Paola De Nardi, Michele Carvello 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):5964-5972. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.5964
Minireviews
Probiotics and irritable bowel syndrome 
Cong Dai, Chang-Qing Zheng, Min Jiang, Xiao-Yu Ma, Li-Juan Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):5973-5980. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.5973
Tolerance and chimerism and allogeneic bone marrow/stem cell transplantation in liver transplantation 
Sheng-Li Wu, Cheng-En Pan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):5981-5987. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.5981
Original Article
Electroacupuncture improves gut barrier dysfunction in prolonged hemorrhagic shock rats through vagus anti-inflammatory mechanism 
Ming-Hua Du, Hong-Min Luo, Sen Hu, Yi Lv, Zhi-Long Lin, Li Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):5988-5999. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.5988
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the duodenum: Surgical management and survival results 
Xiao Liang, Hong Yu, Lin-Hua Zhu, Xian-Fa Wang, Xiu-Jun Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6000-6010. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6000
Brief Article
Radiofrequency ablation for early oesophageal squamous neoplasia: Outcomes form United Kingdom registry 
Rehan J Haidry, Mohammed A Butt, Jason Dunn, Matthew Banks, Abhinav Gupta, Howard Smart, Pradeep Bhandari, Lesley Ann Smith, Robert Willert, Grant Fullarton, Morris John, Massimo Di Pietro, Ian Penman, Marco Novelli, Laurence B Lovat 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6011-6019. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6011
Disparities of conjugating protective enzyme activities in the colon of patients with adenomas and carcinomas 
Harald P Hoensch, Hennie MJ Roelofs, Lutz Edler, Wilhelm Kirch, Wilbert HM Peters 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6020-6025. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6020
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with rendezvous cannulation reduces pancreatic injury 
Fredrik Swahn, Sara Regnér, Lars Enochsson, Lars Lundell, Johan Permert, Magnus Nilsson, Henrik Thorlacius, Urban Arnelo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6026-6034. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6026
Outcomes of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding 
Nam Q Nguyen, Philip Game, Justin Bessell, Tamara L Debreceni, Melissa Neo, Carly M Burgstad, Pennie Taylor, Gary A Wittert 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6035-6043. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6035
In vitro effect of amoxicillin and clarithromycin on the 3’ region of cagA gene in Helicobacter pylori isolates 
Javier Andrés Bustamante-Rengifo, Andrés Januer Matta, Alvaro Pazos, Luis Eduardo Bravo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6044-6054. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6044
Liver metastasis is the only independent prognostic factor in AFP-producing gastric cancer 
Shoji Hirajima, Shuhei Komatsu, Daisuke Ichikawa, Takeshi Kubota, Kazuma Okamoto, Atsushi Shiozaki, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Hirotaka Konishi, Hisashi Ikoma, Eigo Otsuji 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6055-6061. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6055
Clinical outcomes of radiation therapy for early-stage gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma 
Sang-Won Kim, Do Hoon Lim, Yong Chan Ahn, Won Seog Kim, Seok Jin Kim, Young Hyeh Ko, Kyoung-Mee Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6062-6068. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6062
Glycyrrhizinate reduces portal hypertension in isolated perfused rat livers with chronic hepatitis 
Xin Zhao, Bo Deng, Xue-Yan Xu, Shi-Jun Yang, Tao Zhang, Yi-Jun Song, Xiao-Ting Liu, Yue-Qi Wang, Da-Yong Cai 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6069-6076. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6069
Up-to-seven criteria for hepatocellular carcinoma liver transplantation: A single center analysis 
Jian-Yong Lei, Wen-Tao Wang, Lu-Nan Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6077-6083. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6077
Overexpression of insulin-like growth factor-I receptor as a pertinent biomarker for hepatocytes malignant transformation 
Xiao-Di Yan, Min Yao, Li Wang, Hai-Jian Zhang, Mei-Juan Yan, Xing Gu, Yun Shi, Jie Chen, Zhi-Zhen Dong, Deng-Fu Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6084-6092. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6084
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and laparoscopic cholecystectomy during the same session: Feasibility and safety 
Jin-Feng Zang, Chi Zhang, Jun-Ye Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6093-6097. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6093
Meta-Analysis
Helicobacter pylori infection and esophageal cancer risk: An updated meta-analysis 
Fa-Jun Xie, Yi-Ping Zhang, Qiu-Qing Zheng, Hong-Chuan Jin, Fa-Liang Wang, Ming Chen, Lan Shao, De-Hong Zou, Xin-Min Yu, Wei-Min Mao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6098-6107. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6098
Case Report
Removal of an embedded "covered" biliary stent by the "stent-in-stent" technique 
Shyam Menon 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6108-6109. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6108
Magnetic resonance venography and liver transplant complications 
Evgeny Strovski, Dave Liu, Charles Scudamore, Stephen Ho, Eric Yoshida, Darren Klass 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6110-6113. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6110
Large symptomatic gastric diverticula: Two case reports and a brief review of literature 
Luigi Marano, Gianmarco Reda, Raffaele Porfidia, Michele Grassia, Marianna Petrillo, Giuseppe Esposito, Francesco Torelli, Angelo Cosenza, Giuseppe Izzo, Natale Di Martino 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6114-6117. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6114
Isolated right posterior bile duct injury following cholecystectomy: Report of two cases 
Maciej Wojcicki, Waldemar Patkowski, Tomasz Chmurowicz, Andrzej Bialek, Anna Wiechowska-Kozlowska, Rafał Stankiewicz, Piotr Milkiewicz, Marek Krawczyk 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6118-6121. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6118
Biliary ascariasis in a bile duct stones-removed female patient 
Jun Wang, Yang-Lin Pan, Yan Xie, Kai-Chun Wu, Xue-Gang Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6122-6124. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6122
Letters To The Editor
Metachronous intracystic and intraductal papillary neoplasms of the biliary tree 
Hirohide Sato, Yasunori Sato, Kenichi Harada, Motoko Sasaki, Katsuyasu Hirano, Yasuni Nakanuma 
World J Gastroenterol 19(36):6125-6126. Published online Sep 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i36.6125