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Posterior tibial nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence: Where are we? 
Anil Thomas George, Rudra Krishna Maitra, Charles Maxwell-Armstrong 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9139-9145. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9139
Topic Highlight
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and liver transplantation: Outcomes and advances 
Adnan Said 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9146-9155. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9146
Pharmacogenetic considerations for optimizing tacrolimus dosing in liver and kidney transplant patients 
Alessio Provenzani, Andrew Santeusanio, Erin Mathis, Monica Notarbartolo, Manuela Labbozzetta, Paola Poma, Ambra Provenzani, Carlo Polidori, Giovanni Vizzini, Piera Polidori, Natale D’Alessandro 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9156-9173. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9156
Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Role of inflammatory and immunological state on recurrence and prognosis 
Matteo Cescon, Valentina Rosa Bertuzzo, Giorgio Ercolani, Matteo Ravaioli, Federica Odaldi, Antonio Daniele Pinna 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9174-9182. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9174
Transplant benefit for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Alessandro Vitale, Michael Volk, Umberto Cillo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9183-9188. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9183
Review of the pharmacological management of hepatitis B viral infection before and after liver transplantation 
Evangelos Cholongitas, George V Papatheodoridis 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9189-9197. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9189
Long-term survival after liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease 
Paula Iruzubieta, Javier Crespo, Emilio Fábrega 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9198-9208. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9198
Liver transplantation for hilar cholangiocarcinoma 
Ricardo Robles, Francisco Sánchez-Bueno, Pablo Ramírez, Roberto Brusadin, Pascual Parrilla 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9209-9215. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9209
Current management of fecal incontinence: Choosing amongst treatment options to optimize outcomes 
Julie Ann M Van Koughnett, Steven D Wexner 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9216-9230. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9216
Review
Sleep, immunity and inflammation in gastrointestinal disorders 
Tauseef Ali, James Choe, Ahmed Awab, Theodore L Wagener, William C Orr 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9231-9239. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9231
Pathophysiology of cerebral oedema in acute liver failure 
Teresa R Scott, Victoria T Kronsten, Robin D Hughes, Debbie L Shawcross 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9240-9255. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9240
Therapeutic potential of curcumin in digestive diseases 
Pietro Dulbecco, Vincenzo Savarino 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9256-9270. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9256
Minireviews
Early respiratory complications after liver transplantation 
Paolo Feltracco, Cristiana Carollo, Stefania Barbieri, Tommaso Pettenuzzo, Carlo Ori 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9271-9281. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9271
Original Article
Refining pathological evaluation of neoadjuvant therapy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus 
Fergus Noble, Luke Nolan, Adrian C Bateman, James P Byrne, Jamie J Kelly, Ian S Bailey, Donna M Sharland, Charlotte N Rees, Timothy J Iveson, Tim J Underwood, Andrew R Bateman 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9282-9293. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9282
Hepatitis B virus subgenotype A1 predominates in liver disease patients from Kerala, India 
Deepak Gopalakrishnan, Mark Keyter, Kotacherry Trivikrama Shenoy, Kondarappassery Balakumaran Leena, Lakshmikanthan Thayumanavan, Varghese Thomas, KR Vinayakumar, Charles Panackel, Arun T Korah, Ramesh Nair, Anna Kramvis 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9294-9306. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9294
Anti-miRNA-221 sensitizes human colorectal carcinoma cells to radiation by upregulating PTEN 
Qi Xue, Kai Sun, Hai-Jun Deng, Shang-Tong Lei, Jing-Qing Dong, Guo-Xin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9307-9317. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9307
Effectiveness of a hydroxynaphthoquinone fraction from Arnebia euchroma in rats with experimental colitis 
Hua-Ying Fan, Zi-Liang Zhang, Ke Liu, Ming-Yan Yang, Wei-Hong Lv, Xin Che, Hui Xu, Wei-Wei Song 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9318-9327. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9318
Brief Article
Latent hepatitis B is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis C 
Arvind Reddy, Elizabeth May, Murray Ehrinpreis, Milton Mutchnick 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9328-9333. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9328
Inhibitor of differentiation proteins do not influence prognosis of biliary tract cancer 
Jan Harder, Michael J Müller, Matthias Fuchs, Vera Gumpp, Annette Schmitt-Graeff, Richard Fischer, Melanie Frank, Oliver Opitz, Jens Hasskarl 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9334-9342. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9334
Smoothelin, a new marker to determine the origin of liver fibrogenic cells 
Sébastien Lepreux, Christelle Guyot, Fabrice Billet, Chantal Combe, Charles Balabaud, Paulette Bioulac-Sage, Alexis Desmoulière 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9343-9350. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9343
Epidemiology and clinical features of cystic hydatidosis in Western Sicily: A ten-year review 
Elisa Cappello, Bruno Cacopardo, Eleonora Caltabiano, Sigismindo Li Volsi, Rosa Chiara, Mauro Sapienza, Luciano Nigro 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9351-9358. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9351
Risk of cancer, with special reference to extra-intestinal malignancies, in patients with inflammatory bowel disease 
Alicia Algaba, Iván Guerra, Ángel Castaño, Gema de la Poza, Víctor M Castellano, Montserrat López, Fernando Bermejo 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9359-9365. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9359
Transforming growth factor-β and toll-like receptor-4 polymorphisms are not associated with fibrosis in haemochromatosis 
Marnie J Wood, Lawrie W Powell, Jeannette L Dixon, V Nathan Subramaniam, Grant A Ramm 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9366-9376. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9366
Efficacy and safety of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in pregnancy for the prevention of vertical transmission of HBV infection 
Mustafa Kemal Celen, Duygu Mert, Müzeyyen Ay, Tuba Dal, Safak Kaya, Necmettin Yildirim, Serda Gulsun, Tunga Barcin, Sevgi Kalkanli, Mehmet Sinan Dal, Celal Ayaz 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9377-9382. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9377
Study of risk factors for gastric cancer by populational databases analysis 
Fangio Ferrari, Marco Antonio Moura Reis 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9383-9391. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9383
Clinical significance of white gastric crypt openings observed via magnifying endoscopy 
Masashi Kawamura, Hitoshi Sekine, Shu Abe, Daisuke Shibuya, Katsuaki Kato, Takayuki Masuda 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9392-9398. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9392
Stapled gastro/duodenojejunostomy shortens reconstruction time during pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy 
Norihiro Sato, Kei Yabuki, Shiro Kohi, Yasuhisa Mori, Noritaka Minagawa, Toshihisa Tamura, Aiichiro Higure, Koji Yamaguchi 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9399-9404. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9399
Sphincterotomy by triple lumen needle knife using guide wire in patients with Billroth II gastrectomy 
Su Bum Park, Hyung Wook Kim, Dae Hwan Kang, Cheol Woong Choi, Ki Tae Yoon, Mong Cho, Byeong Jun Song 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9405-9409. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9405
Improvement of type 2 diabetes mellitus after gastric cancer surgery: Short-term outcome analysis after gastrectomy 
Ji Yeong An, Yoo Min Kim, Min Ah Yun, Byeong Hee Jeon, Sung Hoon Noh 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9410-9417. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9410
Two surgical procedures for esophagogastric variceal bleeding in patients with portal hypertension 
Lin Yang, Li-Juan Yuan, Rui Dong, Ji-Kai Yin, Qing Wang, Tao Li, Jiang-Bin Li, Xi-Lin Du, Jian-Guo Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9418-9424. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9418
Overexpression of kallikrein gene 10 is a biomarker for predicting poor prognosis in gastric cancer 
Xin Jiao, Hong-Jun Lu, Mi-Mi Zhai, Zhi-Jun Tan, Hai-Ning Zhi, Xiao-Man Liu, Chen-Hao Liu, Da-Peng Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9425-9431. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9425
Cystatin C is a biomarker for predicting acute kidney injury in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure 
Zhi-Hong Wan, Jian-Jun Wang, Shao-Li You, Hong-Ling Liu, Bing Zhu, Hong Zang, Chen Li, Jing Chen, Shao-Jie Xin 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9432-9438. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9432
Oxidative stress induces gastric submucosal arteriolar dysfunction in the elderly 
Lei Liu, Yan Liu, Jie Cui, Hong Liu, Yan-Bing Liu, Wei-Li Qiao, Hong Sun, Chang-Dong Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9439-9446. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9439
Nedaplatin concurrent with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy for treatment of locally advanced esophageal carcinoma 
Ze-Tian Shen, Xin-Hu Wu, Bing Li, Jun-Shu Shen, Zhen Wang, Jing Li, Xi-Xu Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9447-9452. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9447
Meta-Analysis
Endoscopic sphincterotomy plus large-balloon dilation vs endoscopic sphincterotomy for choledocholithiasis: A meta-analysis 
Xiao-Ming Yang, Bing Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9453-9460. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9453
TNF-α-308 polymorphism and risk of digestive system cancers: A meta-analysis 
Xu-Feng Guo, Jun Wang, Shi-Jie Yu, Jia Song, Meng-Yao Ji, Zhuo Cao, Ji-Xiang Zhang, Jing Wang, Wei-Guo Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9461-9471. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9461
Association of interleukin-10 polymorphisms with risk of irritable bowel syndrome: A meta-analysis 
Shan-Yu Qin, Hai-Xing Jiang, Dong-Hong Lu, You Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9472-9480. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9472
Case Report
Endoscopic management of a rare granulation polyp in a colonic diverticulum 
Hirohito Mori, Takaaki Tsushimi, Hideki Kobara, Noriko Nishiyama, Shintaro Fujihara, Tae Matsunaga, Maki Ayagi, Tatsuo Yachida, Tsutomu Masaki 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9481-9484. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9481
Primary hepatic choriocarcinoma in a 49-year-old man: Report of a case 
Ryosuke Sekine, Masanobu Hyodo, Masayuki Kojima, Yoshiyuki Meguro, Akifumi Suzuki, Taku Yokoyama, Alan T Lefor, Norio Hirota 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9485-9489. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9485
IgG4-related autoimmune pancreatitis overlapping with Mikulicz’s disease and lymphadenitis: A case report 
Li-Mei Qu, Ya-Hui Liu, David R Brigstock, Xiao-Yu Wen, Yong-Fang Liu, Ya-Jun Li, Run-Ping Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 19(48):9490-9494. Published online Dec 28, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i48.9490