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Are metabolic factors still important in the era of direct antiviral agents in patients with chronic hepatitis C? 
Alessandro Grasso, Federica Malfatti, Roberto Testa 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):6947-6956. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.6947
Topic Highlight
Transmission of hepatitis C virus: Self-limiting hepatitis or chronic hepatitis? 
Takafumi Saito, Yoshiyuki Ueno 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):6957-6961. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.6957
New progress in endoscopic treatment of esophageal diseases 
Ping-Hong Zhou, Qiang Shi, Yun-Shi Zhong, Li-Qing Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):6962-6968. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.6962
Review
PNPLA3 I148M polymorphism and progressive liver disease 
Paola Dongiovanni, Benedetta Donati, Roberta Fares, Rosa Lombardi, Rosellina Margherita Mancina, Stefano Romeo, Luca Valenti 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):6969-6978. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.6969
Peritoneal carcinomatosis 
Federico Coccolini, Federico Gheza, Marco Lotti, Salvatore Virzì, Domenico Iusco, Claudio Ghermandi, Rita Melotti, Gianluca Baiocchi, Stefano Maria Giulini, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):6979-6994. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.6979
Quasispecies structure, cornerstone of hepatitis B virus infection: Mass sequencing approach 
Francisco Rodriguez-Frias, Maria Buti, David Tabernero, Maria Homs 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):6995-7023. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.6995
Potential role of Helicobacter pylori infection in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Meng Li, Zhe Shen, You-Ming Li 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7024-7031. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7024
Stages based molecular mechanisms for generating cholangiocytes from liver stem/progenitor cells 
Wei-Hui Liu, Li-Na Ren, Tao Chen, Li-Ye Liu, Li-Jun Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7032-7041. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7032
Minireviews
Presence of phthalates in gastrointestinal medications: Is there a hidden danger? 
Zane R Gallinger, Geoffrey C Nguyen 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7042-7047. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7042
Neuromodulation for fecal incontinence: An effective surgical intervention 
Giuseppe Chiarioni, Olafur S Palsson, Corrado R Asteria, William E Whitehead 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7048-7054. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7048
Interaction of IFNL3 with insulin resistance, steatosis and lipid metabolism in chronic hepatitis C virus infection 
Mohammed Eslam, David R Booth, Jacob George, Golo Ahlenstiel 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7055-7061. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7055
Gastrointestinal complications of systemic sclerosis 
Xin-Ping Tian, Xuan Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7062-7068. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7062
Advances in the management of acute liver failure 
Da-Wei Wang, Yi-Mei Yin, Yong-Ming Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7069-7077. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7069
Original Article
Overexpression of miR-196b and HOXA10 characterize a poor-prognosis gastric cancer subtype 
Jae Yun Lim, Sun Och Yoon, So-Young Seol, Soon Won Hong, Jong Won Kim, Seung Ho Choi, Ju-Seog Lee, Jae Yong Cho 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7078-7088. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7078
Magnifying endoscopy for the diagnosis of specialized intestinal metaplasia in short-segment Barrett’s esophagus 
Nam Seok Ham, Jae Young Jang, Sung Woo Ryu, Ji Hye Kim, Eui Ju Park, Woong Cheul Lee, Kwang Yeun Shim, Soung Won Jeong, Hyun Gun Kim, Tae Hee Lee, Sung Ran Jeon, Jun Hyung Cho, Joo Young Cho, So Young Jin, Ji Sung Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7089-7096. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7089
C/EBP homologous protein deficiency aggravates acute pancreatitis and associated lung injury 
Te-I Weng, Hsiao-Yi Wu, Bo-Lin Chen, Jie-Yang Jhuang, Kuo-How Huang, Chih-Kang Chiang, Shing-Hwa Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7097-7105. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7097
Brief Article
Photodynamic therapy vs radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s dysplasia: Efficacy, safety and cost-comparison 
Atilla Ertan, Irum Zaheer, Arlene M Correa, Nirav Thosani, Shanda H Blackmon 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7106-7113. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7106
Children with celiac disease and high tTGA are genetically and phenotypically different 
Amani Mubarak, Eric Spierings, Victorien M Wolters, Henny G Otten, Fiebo JW ten Kate, Roderick HJ Houwen 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7114-7120. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7114
Reference genes for quantitative RT-PCR data in gastric tissues and cell lines 
Fernanda Wisnieski, Danielle Queiroz Calcagno, Mariana Ferreira Leal, Leonardo Caires dos Santos, Carolina de Oliveira Gigek, Elizabeth Suchi Chen, Thaís Brilhante Pontes, Paulo Pimentel Assumpção, Mônica Barauna de Assumpção, Sâmia Demachki, Rommel Rodríguez Burbano, Marília de Arruda Cardoso Smith 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7121-7128. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7121
Impact of cirrhosis on surgical outcome after pancreaticoduodenectomy 
Ayman El Nakeeb, Ahmad M Sultan, Tarek Salah, Mohamed El Hemaly, Emad Hamdy, Ali Salem, Ahmed Moneer, Rami Said, Ahmed AbuEleneen, Mostafa Abu Zeid, Talaat Abdallah, Mohamed Abdel Wahab 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7129-7137. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7129
Complications and survival in patients undergoing colonic stenting for malignant obstruction 
Majid A Almadi, Nahla Azzam, Othman Alharbi, Alabbas H Mohammed, Nazia Sadaf, Abdulrahman M Aljebreen 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7138-7145. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7138
Efficacy of a novel auto-fluorescence imaging system with computer-assisted color analysis for assessment of colorectal lesions 
Hiroko Inomata, Naoto Tamai, Hiroyuki Aihara, Kazuki Sumiyama, Shoichi Saito, Tomohiro Kato, Hisao Tajiri 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7146-7153. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7146
Characteristics and prognosis of synchronous multiple early gastric cancer 
Taro Isobe, Kousuke Hashimoto, Junya Kizaki, Naotaka Murakami, Keishiro Aoyagi, Kikuo Koufuji, Yoshito Akagi, Kazuo Shirouzu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7154-7159. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7154
Forward-viewing endoscopic ultrasound-guided NOTES interventions: A study on peritoneoscopic potential 
Seung Uk Jeong, Hassanuddin Aizan, Tae Jun Song, Dong Wan Seo, Su-Hui Kim, Do Hyun Park, Sang Soo Lee, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7160-7167. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7160
Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation in patients with periampullary diverticula 
Kook Hyun Kim, Tae Nyeun Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7168-7176. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7168
Quantification of pancreatic exocrine function of chronic pancreatitis with secretin-enhanced MRCP 
Yun Bian, Li Wang, Chao Chen, Jian-Ping Lu, Jia-Bao Fan, Shi-Yue Chen, Bing-Hui Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7177-7182. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7177
Clinical features and prognosis in colorectal cancer patients with different ethnicities in Northwest China 
Akram Yusup, Hai-Jiang Wang, Azmat Rahmutula, Parhat Sayim, Ze-Liang Zhao, Guo-Qing Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7183-7188. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7183
Meta-Analysis
Association between Ras association domain family 1A promoter methylation and hepatocellular carcinoma: A meta-analysis 
Ze-Hua Zhao, Yu-Chen Fan, Yang Yang, Kai Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7189-7196. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7189
Magnetic endoscopic imaging vs standard colonoscopy: Meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 
Yi Chen, Yu-Ting Duan, Qin Xie, Xian-Peng Qin, Bo Chen, Lin Xia, Yong Zhou, Ning-Ning Li, Xiao-Ting Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7197-7204. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7197
Case Report
Spontaneous intramural duodenal hematoma in type 2B von Willebrand disease 
Derrick D Eichele, Meredith Ross, Patrick Tang, Grant F Hutchins, Mark Mailliard 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7205-7208. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7205
Endoscopic treatment of efferent loop syndrome with insertion of double pigtail stent 
Woo Yong Lee, Jeong Seop Moon 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7209-7212. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7209
Fecal microbiota transplantation for severe enterocolonic fistulizing Crohn’s disease 
Fa-Ming Zhang, Hong-Gang Wang, Min Wang, Bo-Ta Cui, Zhi-Ning Fan, Guo-Zhong Ji 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7213-7216. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7213
Letters To The Editor
Efficacy, effectiveness, immunogenicity - are not the same in vaccinology 
Aleksandra Banaszkiewicz, Andrzej Radzikowski 
World J Gastroenterol 19(41):7217-7218. Published online Nov 7, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i41.7217