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Editorial
Hepatitis C, stigma and cure 
Rui Tato Marinho, David Pires Barreira 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6703-6709. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6703
Field Of Vision
Clostridium difficile infection in the community: Are proton pump inhibitors to blame? 
Daniel E Freedberg, Julian A Abrams 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6710-6713. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6710
Topic Highlight
Impact of exome sequencing in inflammatory bowel disease 
Christopher J Cardinale, Judith R Kelsen, Robert N Baldassano, Hakon Hakonarson 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6721-6729. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6721
Virus entry mediated by hepatitis B virus envelope proteins 
John M Taylor 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6730-6734. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6730
Review
Pathogenesis of hepatic steatosis: The link between hypercortisolism and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Giovanni Tarantino, Carmine Finelli 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6735-6743. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6735
Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma in chronic liver disease: Evidence and controversies 
Suzanne van Meer, Robert A de Man, Peter D Siersema, Karel J van Erpecum 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6744-6756. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6744
Role of stem cells in repair of liver injury: Experimental and clinical benefit of transferred stem cells on liver failure 
Mukaddes Esrefoglu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6757-6773. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6757
Risk of ileal pouch neoplasms in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis 
Masahiro Tajika, Yasumasa Niwa, Vikram Bhatia, Tsutomu Tanaka, Makoto Ishihara, Kenji Yamao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6774-6783. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6774
Clinical applications of next-generation sequencing in colorectal cancers 
Tae-Min Kim, Sug-Hyung Lee, Yeun-Jun Chung 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6784-6793. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6784
Gut-lung crosstalk in pulmonary involvement with inflammatory bowel diseases 
Hui Wang, Jing-Shi Liu, Shao-Hua Peng, Xi-Yun Deng, De-Mao Zhu, Sara Javidiparsijani, Gui-Rong Wang, Dai-Qiang Li, Long-Xuan Li, Yi-Chun Wang, Jun-Ming Luo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6794-6804. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6794
Minireviews
Ligation of intersphincteric fistula tract: What is the evidence in a review? 
Omar Vergara-Fernandez, Luis Alberto Espino-Urbina 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6805-6813. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6805
Original Article
Curcumin cytotoxicity is enhanced by PTEN disruption in colorectal cancer cells 
Lin Chen, Wen-Feng Li, Hong-Xiao Wang, Hai-Na Zhao, Jia-Jia Tang, Chang-Jie Wu, Li-Ting Lu, Wan-Qin Liao, Xin-Cheng Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6814-6824. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6814
Brief Article
Acute arterial mesenteric ischemia and reperfusion: Macroscopic and MRI findings, preliminary report 
Luca Saba, Daniela Berritto, Francesca Iacobellis, Mariano Scaglione, Sigismondo Castaldo, Santolo Cozzolino, Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Veronica Di Mizio, Roberto Grassi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6825-6833. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6825
Risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with drug-resistant chronic hepatitis B 
Chung Hwan Jun, Hyoung Ju Hong, Min Woo Chung, 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(40):6834-6841. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6834
Differential diagnosis of left-sided abdominal pain: Primary epiploic appendagitis vs colonic diverticulitis 
Jeong Ah Hwang, Sun Moon Kim, Hyun Jung Song, Yu Mi Lee, Kyung Min Moon, Chang Gi Moon, Hoon Sup Koo, Kyung Ho Song, Yong Seok Kim, Tae Hee Lee, Kyu Chan Huh, Young Woo Choi, Young Woo Kang, Woo Suk Chung 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6842-6848. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6842
Antiviral therapy delays esophageal variceal bleeding in hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis 
Chang-Zheng Li, Liu-Fang Cheng, Qing-Shan Li, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Jun-Hong Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6849-6856. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6849
Trans-umbilical endoscopic cholecystectomy with a water-jet hybrid-knife: A pilot animal study 
Sheng-Jun Jiang, Hong Shi, Gyanendra Swar, Hai-Xia Wang, Xiao-Jing Liu, Yong-Guang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6857-6862. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6857
Estrogen improves the hyperdynamic circulation and hyporeactivity of mesenteric arteries by alleviating oxidative stress in partial portal vein ligated rats 
Bin Zhang, Cheng-Gang Zhang, Quan-Bo Zhou, Wei Chen, Zhi-Yong Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6863-6868. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6863
Transarterial embolization for massive gastrointestinal hemorrhage following abdominal surgery 
Chun-Gao Zhou, Hai-Bin Shi, Sheng Liu, Zheng-Qiang Yang, Lin-Bo Zhao, Jin-Guo Xia, Wei-Zhong Zhou, Lin-Sun Li 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6869-6875. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6869
Overexpression of nuclear β-catenin in rectal adenocarcinoma is associated with radioresistance 
Lin Wang, Xiao-Mei Zhang, Zhen Li, Xi-Jun Liu, Jie Chai, Guang-Yong Zhang, Yu-Feng Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6876-6882. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6876
Expression and significance of cyclooxygenase-2 mRNA in benign and malignant ascites 
Jing Lu, Xiao-Feng Li, Li-Xia Kong, Lin Ma, Su-Huan Liao, Chang-You Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6883-6887. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6883
Relationship between interleukin-6 polymorphism and susceptibility to chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Xiao-Miao Zhao, Yu-Feng Gao, Qin Zhou, Fa-Ming Pan, Xu Li 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6888-6893. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6888
Abnormal DNA-PKcs and Ku 70/80 expression may promote malignant pathological processes in gastric carcinoma 
Wei Li, Chuan Xie, Zhen Yang, Jiang Chen, Nong-Hua Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6894-6901. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6894
Meta-Analysis
Diabetes mellitus carries a risk of gastric cancer: A meta-analysis 
Shouji Shimoyama 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6902-6910. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6902
Effects of probiotics on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A meta-analysis 
Yan-Yan Ma, Lin Li, Chao-Hui Yu, Zhe Shen, Li-Hua Chen, You-Ming Li 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6911-6918. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6911
Restrictive vs liberal transfusion for upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 
Juan Wang, Yong-Xin Bao, Ming Bai, Yong-Guo Zhang, Wen-Da Xu, Xing-Shun Qi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6919-6927. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6919
Case Report
Angiotensin-II inhibitor (olmesartan)-induced collagenous sprue with resolution following discontinuation of drug 
Jennifer A Nielsen, Anita Steephen, Matthew Lewin 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6928-6930. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6928
Resolution of an esophageal leak and posterior gastric wall necrosis with esophageal self-expandable metal stents 
Majid A Almadi, Abdulrahman M Aljebreen, Fahad Bamihriz 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6931-6933. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6931
Adjuvant surgery for advanced extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Yukio Oshiro, Kazuhiro Takahashi, Ryoko Sasaki, Tadashi Kondo, Shingo Sakashita, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6934-6938. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6934
Isolated gastric variceal bleeding caused by splenic lymphoma-associated splenic vein occlusion 
Bao-Chung Chen, Hong-Hau Wang, Yu-Chieh Lin, Yu-Lueng Shih, Wei-Kuo Chang, Tsai-Yuan Hsieh 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6939-6942. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6939
Laparoscopic treatment of an upper gastrointestinal obstruction due to Bouveret’s syndrome 
Dong Yang, Zhen Wang, Zhi-Jun Duan, Shi Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 19(40):6943-6946. Published online Oct 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i40.6943