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Strategies to reduce pulmonary complications after esophagectomy 
Teus J Weijs, Jelle P Ruurda, Grard AP Nieuwenhuijzen, Richard van Hillegersberg, Misha DP Luyer 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6509-6514. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6509
Topic Highlight
Risk prediction of hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma in the era of antiviral therapy 
Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Vincent Wai-Sun Wong 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6515-6522. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6515
Gastroesophageal reflux disease: Update on inflammation and symptom perception 
Annamaria Altomare, Michele Pier Luca Guarino, Silvia Cocca, Sara Emerenziani, Michele Cicala 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6523-6528. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6523
Proton pump inhibitor resistance, the real challenge in gastro-esophageal reflux disease 
Michele Cicala, Sara Emerenziani, Michele Pier Luca Guarino, Mentore Ribolsi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6529-6535. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6529
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease and obesity, where is the link? 
Sara Emerenziani, Maria Paola Rescio, Michele Pier Luca Guarino, Michele Cicala 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6536-6539. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6536
Review
Concepts of oxidative stress and antioxidant defense in Crohn’s disease 
Mohammed A Alzoghaibi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6540-6547. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6540
Minireviews
Current position of ALPPS in the surgical landscape of CRLM treatment proposals 
Marcello Donati, Gregor A Stavrou, Karl J Oldhafer 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6548-6554. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6548
Pleiotrophin promotes perineural invasion in pancreatic cancer 
Jun Yao, Xiu-Feng Hu, Xiao-Shan Feng, She-Gan Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6555-6558. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6555
Original Article
Effects of integrin-targeted photodynamic therapy on pancreatic carcinoma cell 
Min Zhou, Qian-Wen Ni, Shan-Ying Yang, Chun-Ying Qu, Peng-Cheng Zhao, Jian-Cheng Zhang, Lei-Ming Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6559-6567. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6559
Characteristics and prognosis of gastric cancer in patients aged ≥ 70 years 
Yue-Xiang Liang, Jing-Yu Deng, Han-Han Guo, Xue-Wei Ding, Xiao-Na Wang, Bao-Gui Wang, Li Zhang, Han Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6568-6578. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6568
Brief Article
Computed tomography findings of pneumatosis and portomesenteric venous gas in acute bowel ischemia 
Marco Milone, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Mario Musella, Paola Maietta, Vittorio Iaccarino, Giovanni Barone, Francesco Milone 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6579-6584. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6579
Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori virulence genotypes among children in Eastern Turkey 
Gokben Ozbey, Yasar Dogan, Kaan Demiroren 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6585-6589. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6585
Bariatric surgery and diabetes remission: Sleeve gastrectomy or mini-gastric bypass? 
Marco Milone, Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Maddalena Leongito, Paola Maietta, Paolo Bianco, Caterina Taffuri, Dario Gaudioso, Roberta Lupoli, Silvia Savastano, Francesco Milone, Mario Musella 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6590-6597. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6590
No evidence of HPV DNA in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma in a population of Southern Brazil 
Luís Carlos Moreira Antunes, João Carlos Prolla, Antonio de Barros Lopes, Marta Pires da Rocha, Renato Borges Fagundes 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6598-6603. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6598
Effects of 5-HT2B, 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptor antagonists on gastrointestinal motor activity in dogs 
Hiroki Morita, Erito Mochiki, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Kiyoshi Kawamura, Akira Watanabe, Toshinaga Sutou, Atsushi Ogawa, Mitsuhiro Yanai, Kyoichi Ogata, Takaaki Fujii, Tetsuro Ohno, Souichi Tsutsumi, Takayuki Asao, Hiroyuki Kuwano 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6604-6612. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6604
Colonic diverticulitis with comorbid diseases may require elective colectomy 
Kevin CW Hsiao, Joseph G Wann, Chien-Sheng Lin, Chang-Chieh Wu, Shu-Wen Jao, Ming-Hsin Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6613-6617. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6613
Anisodamine accelerates spontaneous passage of single symptomatic bile duct stones ≤ 10 mm 
Jun Gao, Xue-Mei Ding, Shan Ke, Yi-Ming Zhou, Xiao-Jun Qian, Rui-Liang Ma, Chun-Min Ning, Zong-Hai Xin, Wen-Bing Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6618-6624. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6618
Salvage irrigation-suction in gracilis muscle repair of complex rectovaginal and rectourethral fistulas 
Xiao-Bing Chen, You-Xin Wang, Hua Jiang, Dai-Xiang Liao, Jun-Hui Yu, Cheng-Hua Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6625-6629. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6625
Role of ABCG2 expression driven by cisplatin in platinum-containing chemotherapy for gastric cancer 
Qiang Zhang, Kun Li, Jian-Hua Xu, Cheng-Gen Zhao, Qi Gao, Bin Wu, Xiao-Yan Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6630-6636. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6630
Expression and significance of Musashi-1 in gastric cancer and precancerous lesions 
Rong-Guang Kuang, Yan Kuang, Qing-Feng Luo, Cheng-Jun Zhou, Rui Ji, Jian-Wen Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6637-6644. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6637
Can eradication rate of gastric Helicobacter pylori be improved by killing oral Helicobacter pylori
Han-Yi Song, Yan Li 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6645-6650. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6645
Importance of b value in diffusion weighted imaging for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer 
Jin-Gang Hao, Jia-Ping Wang, Ya-Lv Gu, Ming-Liang Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6651-6655. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6651
Meta-Analysis
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor gene polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel disease: An association study in New Zealand Caucasians and meta-analysis 
James D Falvey, Robert W Bentley, Tony R Merriman, Mark B Hampton, Murray L Barclay, Richard B Gearry, Rebecca L Roberts 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6656-6664. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6656
Effects of entecavir and lamivudine for hepatitis B decompensated cirrhosis: Meta-analysis 
Xiao-Guang Ye, Qi-Min Su 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6665-6678. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6665
Case Report
Aberrant celio-mesenteric supply of the splenic flexure: Provoking a bleed 
Matthew Wu, Darren Klass, Evgeny Strovski, Baljinder Salh, David Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6679-6682. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6679
A rare case of primary choriocarcinoma in the sigmoid colon 
Hiromitsu Maehira, Tomoharu Shimizu, Hiromichi Sonoda, Eiji Mekata, Tomoharo Yamaguchi, Tohru Miyake, Mitsuaki Ishida, Tohru Tani 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6683-6688. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6683
Diagnosis and treatment of benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma 
Tian-Bao Wang, Wei-Gang Dai, Da-Wei Liu, Han-Ping Shi, Wen-Guang Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6689-6692. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6689
Laparoscopic transduodenal local resection of periampullary neuroendocrine tumor: A case report 
Ren-Chao Zhang, Xiao-Wu Xu, Di Wu, Yu-Cheng Zhou, Harsha Ajoodhea, Ke Chen, Yi-Ping Mou 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6693-6698. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6693
Positron emission tomography/computerized tomography in the evaluation of primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of prostate 
Bo Pan, Jian-Kui Han, Shi-Cun Wang, Ao Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(39):6699-6702. Published online Oct 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i39.6699