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Challenges in diagnosing adhesive small bowel obstruction 
Thijs R van Oudheusden, Bart AC Aerts, Ignace HJT de Hingh, Misha DP Luyer 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7489-7493. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7489
Field Of Vision
High intensity focused ultrasound, liver disease and bridging therapy 
Luigi Mearini 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7494-7499. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7494
Topic Highlight
Role of innate immunity in the development of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Rajagopal N Aravalli 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7500-7514. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7500
Bridging and downstaging treatments for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation 
Maurizio Pompili, Giampiero Francica, Francesca Romana Ponziani, Roberto Iezzi, Alfonso Wolfango Avolio 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7515-7530. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7515
Enteric bacterial proteases in inflammatory bowel disease- pathophysiology and clinical implications 
Ian M Carroll, Nitsan Maharshak 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7531-7543. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7531
Beyond white light endoscopy: The role of optical biopsy in inflammatory bowel disease 
Julia Liu, Aldona Dlugosz, Helmut Neumann 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7544-7551. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7544
Mucosal healing and deep remission: What does it mean? 
Gerhard Rogler, Stephan Vavricka, Alain Schoepfer, Peter L Lakatos 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7552-7560. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7552
Has the risk of colorectal cancer in inflammatory bowel disease decreased? 
Nynne Nyboe Andersen, Tine Jess 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7561-7568. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7561
Autoantibodies and an immune-based rat model of inflammatory bowel disease 
Hadi Esmaily, Yara Sanei, Mohammad Abdollahi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7569-7576. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7569
Clostridium difficile and inflammatory bowel disease: Role in pathogenesis and implications in treatment 
Orna Nitzan, Mazen Elias, Bibiana Chazan, Raul Raz, Walid Saliba 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7577-7585. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7577
Review
Extravascular use of drug-eluting beads: A promising approach in compartment-based tumor therapy 
Simon Binder, Andrew L Lewis, J-Matthias Löhr, Michael Keese 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7586-7593. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7586
Role of sirtuins in ischemia-reperfusion injury 
Eirini Pantazi, Mohamed Amine Zaouali, Mohamed Bejaoui, Emma Folch-Puy, Hassen Ben Abdennebi, Joan Roselló-Catafau 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7594-7602. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7594
Rare cystic liver lesions: A diagnostic and managing challenge 
Andreas Bakoyiannis, Spiros Delis, Charina Triantopoulou, Christos Dervenis 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7603-7619. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7603
Branched-chain amino acids in liver diseases 
Kazuto Tajiri, Yukihiro Shimizu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7620-7629. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7620
Minireviews
Liver diseases in pregnancy: Diseases not unique to pregnancy 
Ashraf A Almashhrawi, Khulood T Ahmed, Rubayat N Rahman, Ghassan M Hammoud, Jamal A Ibdah 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7630-7638. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7630
Liver diseases in pregnancy: Diseases unique to pregnancy 
Khulood T Ahmed, Ashraf A Almashhrawi, Rubayat N Rahman, Ghassan M Hammoud, Jamal A Ibdah 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7639-7646. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7639
Liver diseases in pregnancy: Liver transplantation in pregnancy 
Ghassan M Hammoud, Ashraf A Almashhrawi, Khulood T Ahmed, Rubayat Rahman, Jamal A Ibdah 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7647-7651. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7647
Use of exclusive enteral nutrition in adults with Crohn’s disease: A review 
Catherine L Wall, Andrew S Day, Richard B Gearry 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7652-7660. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7652
Diagnosis of IgG4-related sclerosing cholangitis 
Takahiro Nakazawa, Itaru Naitoh, Kazuki Hayashi, Katsuyuki Miyabe, Shuya Simizu, Takashi Joh 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7661-7670. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7661
Original Article
Efficacy of switching to telbivudine plus adefovir in suboptimal responders to lamivudine plus adefovir 
Hana Park, Jun Yong Park, Seung Up Kim, Do Young Kim, Kwang-Hyub Han, Chae Yoon Chon, Sang Hoon Ahn 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7671-7679. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7671
8-bromo-7-methoxychrysin inhibits properties of liver cancer stem cells via downregulation of β-catenin 
Mei-Fang Quan, Li-Hong Xiao, Zhi-Hong Liu, Hui Guo, Kai-Qun Ren, Fei Liu, Jian-Guo Cao, Xi-Yun Deng 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7680-7695. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7680
Brief Article
Laparoscopy-assisted percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy enables enteral nutrition even in patients with distorted anatomy 
Adam Hermanowicz, Ewa Matuszczak, Marta Komarowska, Elzbieta Jarocka-Cyrta, Jerzy Wojnar, Wojciech Debek, Konrad Matysiak, Stanislaw Klek 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7696-7700. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7696
Is early limited surgery associated with a more benign disease course in Crohn’s disease? 
Petra Anna Golovics, Laszlo Lakatos, Attila Nagy, Tunde Pandur, Istvan Szita, Mihaly Balogh, Csaba Molnar, Erzsebet Komaromi, Barbara Dorottya Lovasz, Michael Mandel, Gabor Veres, Lajos S Kiss, Zsuzsanna Vegh, Peter Laszlo Lakatos 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7701-7710. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7701
Dendritic cell co-stimulatory and co-inhibitory markers in chronic HCV: An Egyptian study 
Hanan Fouad, Maissa Saeed El Raziky, Rasha Ahmed Abdel Aziz, Dina Sabry, Ghada Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Manal Ewais, Ahmed Reda Sayed 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7711-7718. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7711
Characteristics of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in patients with chronic kidney disease 
Chang Seok Bang, Yong Seop Lee, Yun Hyeong Lee, Hotaik Sung, Hong Jun Park, Hyun Soo Kim, Jin Bong Kim, Gwang Ho Baik, Yeon Soo Kim, Jai Hoon Yoon, Dong Joon Kim, Ki Tae Suk 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7719-7725. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7719
Events associated with apoptotic effect of p-Coumaric acid in HCT-15 colon cancer cells 
Saravana Kumar Jaganathan, Eko Supriyanto, Mahitosh Mandal 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7726-7734. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7726
Screening of SLC25A13 mutation in the Thai population 
Parith Wongkittichote, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Atsuo Kikuchi, Wichai Aekplakorn, Laran T Jensen, Shigeo Kure, Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7735-7742. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7735
Single-incision vs three-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for complicated and uncomplicated acute cholecystitis 
Shu-Hung Chuang, Pai-Hsi Chen, Chih-Ming Chang, Chih-Sheng Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7743-7750. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7743
Transanal natural orifice specimen extraction for laparoscopic anterior resection in rectal cancer 
Fang-Hai Han, Li-Xin Hua, Zhi Zhao, Jian-Hai Wu, Wen-Hua Zhan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7751-7757. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7751
MicroRNA-143 suppresses gastric cancer cell growth and induces apoptosis by targeting COX-2 
Xiao-Li Wu, Bin Cheng, Pei-Yuan Li, Huan-Jun Huang, Qiu Zhao, Zi-Li Dan, De-An Tian, Peng Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7758-7765. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7758
PU.1-silenced dendritic cells prolong allograft survival in rats receiving intestinal transplantation 
Xing-Wei Xu, Bo-Wen Ding, Chuan-Rong Zhu, Wu Ji, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7766-7771. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7766
Biliary casts after liver transplantation: Morphology and biochemical analysis 
Yu-Long Yang, Cheng Zhang, Mei-Ju Lin, Li-Jun Shi, Hong-Wei Zhang, Jing-Yi Li, Qiang Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7772-7777. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7772
Amelioration of carbon tetrachloride-induced cirrhosis and portal hypertension in rat using adenoviral gene transfer of Akt 
Gang Deng, Xiang-Jun Huang, Hong-Wu Luo, Fei-Zhou Huang, Xun-Yang Liu, Yong-Heng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7778-7787. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7778
Insulin-like growth factor-1 induces lymphangiogenesis and facilitates lymphatic metastasis in colorectal cancer 
Zhen-Jun Li, Xiao-Jiang Ying, Hong-Liang Chen, Ping-Jiang Ye, Zhi-Liang Chen, Gang Li, Hua-Feng Jiang, Jiang Liu, Shu-Zhen Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7788-7794. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7788
Identification of Annexin A1 protein expression in human gastric adenocarcinoma using proteomics and tissue microarray 
Zhi-Qiang Zhang, Xiu-Juan Li, Gui-Tao Liu, Yu Xia, Xiang-Yang Zhang, Hao Wen 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7795-7803. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7795
Meta-Analysis
Is Dor fundoplication optimum after laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia? A meta-analysis 
Ming-Tian Wei, Ya-Zhou He, Xiang-Bing Deng, Yuan-Chuan Zhang, Ting-Han Yang, Cheng-Wu Jin, Bing Hu, Zi-Qiang Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7804-7812. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7804
Case Report
Mesenteric vein thrombosis in a patient heterozygous for factor V Leiden and G20210A prothrombin genotypes 
Paras Karmacharya, Madan Raj Aryal, Anthony Donato 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7813-7815. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7813
Development of enterohepatic fistula after embolization in ileal gastrointestinal stromal tumor: A case report 
Yun Ho Lee, Ja Seol Koo, Chang Ho Jung, Sang Yoon Chung, Jae Joong Lee, Seung Young Kim, Jong Jin Hyun, Sung Woo Jung, Rok Seon Choung, Sang Woo Lee, Jai Hyun Choi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7816-7819. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7816
Unusual early-stage pancreatic sarcomatoid carcinoma 
Chuan-Li Ren, Ping Jin, Chong-Xu Han, Qin Xiao, Dao-Rong Wang, Lin Shi, Da-Xin Wang, Hui Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 19(43):7820-7824. Published online Nov 21, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i43.7820