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New approaches for precise response evaluation in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Koichi Hayano, Jorge M Fuentes-Orrego, Dushyant V Sahani 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3059-3068. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3059
Transarterial chemoembolization and bland embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Emmanuel A Tsochatzis, Evangelia Fatourou, James O’Beirne, Tim Meyer, Andrew K Burroughs 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3069-3077. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3069
Oxidative damage in the progression of chronic liver disease to hepatocellular carcinoma: An intricate pathway 
Romilda Cardin, Marika Piciocchi, Marina Bortolami, Andromachi Kotsafti, Luisa Barzon, Enrico Lavezzo, Alessandro Sinigaglia, Kryssia Isabel Rodriguez-Castro, Massimo Rugge, Fabio Farinati 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3078-3086. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3078
Systemic therapy of hepatocellular carcinoma: Current status and future perspectives 
Domenico Germano, Bruno Daniele 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3087-3099. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3087
Role of stereotactic body radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Naoko Sanuki, Atsuya Takeda, Etsuo Kunieda 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3100-3111. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3100
Prognostic biomarkers for prediction of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma: Current status and future prospects 
Seow Chong Lee, Hwee Tong Tan, Maxey Ching Ming Chung 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3112-3124. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3112
DCE-MRI in hepatocellular carcinoma-clinical and therapeutic image biomarker 
Bang-Bin Chen, Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3125-3134. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3125
Development of systemic therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma at 2013: Updates and insights 
Stephen L Chan, Winnie Yeo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3135-3145. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3135
Immunosuppressive therapies for inflammatory bowel disease 
Talia Zenlea, Mark A Peppercorn 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3146-3152. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3146
Management of intestinal failure in inflammatory bowel disease: Small intestinal transplantation or home parenteral nutrition? 
Elizabeth Harrison, Philip Allan, Amrutha Ramu, Anil Vaidya, Simon Travis, Simon Lal 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3153-3163. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3153
Microscopic features of colorectal neoplasia in inflammatory bowel diseases 
Aude Bressenot, Virginie Cahn, Silvio Danese, Laurent Peyrin-Biroulet 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3164-3172. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3164
Venous thromboembolism in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: Focus on prevention and treatment 
Alfredo Papa, Viviana Gerardi, Manuela Marzo, Carla Felice, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Antonio Gasbarrini 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3173-3179. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3173
Multipotent role of platelets in inflammatory bowel diseases: A clinical approach 
Evangelos Voudoukis, Konstantinos Karmiris, Ioannis E Koutroubakis 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3180-3190. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3180
Update on nutritional status, body composition and growth in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease 
Rebecca J Hill 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3191-3197. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3191
Inflammatory bowel disease course in Crohn’s disease: Is the natural history changing? 
Petra A Golovics, Michael D Mandel, Barbara D Lovasz, Peter L Lakatos 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3198-3207. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3198
Interleukin and interleukin receptor gene polymorphisms in inflammatory bowel diseases susceptibility 
Lili Magyari, Erzsebet Kovesdi, Patricia Sarlos, Andras Javorhazy, Katalin Sumegi, Bela Melegh 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3208-3222. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3208
Trefoil factors in inflammatory bowel disease 
Luise Aamann, Else Marie Vestergaard, Henning Grønbæk 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3223-3230. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3223
Biomarkers in inflammatory bowel diseases: Current status and proteomics identification strategies 
Tue Bennike, Svend Birkelund, Allan Stensballe, Vibeke Andersen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3231-3244. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3231
Inflammatory bowel disease of primary sclerosing cholangitis: A distinct entity? 
Takahiro Nakazawa, Itaru Naitoh, Kazuki Hayashi, Hitoshi Sano, Katsuyuki Miyabe, Shuya Shimizu, Takashi Joh 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3245-3254. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3245
Dysregulation of mucosal immune response in pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease 
Xiao-Rong Xu, Chang-Qin Liu, Bai-Sui Feng, Zhan-Ju Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3255-3264. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3255
Review
Liquid biopsy of gastric cancer patients: Circulating tumor cells and cell-free nucleic acids 
Masahiro Tsujiura, Daisuke Ichikawa, Hirotaka Konishi, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Eigo Otsuji 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3265-3286. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3265
Original Article
Cortactin expression confers a more malignant phenotype to gastric cancer SGC-7901 cells 
Jun Wei, Zhong-Xin Zhao, Yang Li, Zhu-Qing Zhou, Tian-Geng You 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3287-3300. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3287
Regulatory effect and mechanisms of carbon monoxide-releasing molecule II on hepatic energy metabolism in septic mice 
Feng Liang, Jie Cao, Wei-Ting Qin, Xu Wang, Xue-Feng Qiu, Bing-Wei Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3301-3311. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3301
Brief Article
Myofibroblastic cell activation and neovascularization predict native liver survival and development of esophageal varices in biliary atresia 
Janne S Suominen, Hanna Lampela, Päivi Heikkilä, Jouko Lohi, Hannu Jalanko, Mikko P Pakarinen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3312-3319. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3312
Protective effects of intravenous anesthetics on kidney tissue in obstructive jaundice 
Sinan Hatipoglu, Huseyin Yildiz, Ertan Bulbuloglu, Ismail Coskuner, Ergul Belge Kurutas, Filiz Hatipoglu, Harun Ciralik, Mehmet Sait Berhuni 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3320-3326. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3320
Thiopurine-methyltransferase variants in inflammatory bowel disease: Prevalence and toxicity in Brazilian patients 
Ana Teresa P Carvalho, Barbara C Esberard, Renata S B Fróes, Davy C M Rapozo, Ana B Grinman, Tatiana A Simão, Juliana C V C Santos, Antonio José V Carneiro, Luis Felipe Ribeiro-Pinto, Heitor S P de Souza 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3327-3334. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3327
Propensity score analysis demonstrated the prognostic advantage of anatomical liver resection in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Masayuki Ishii, Toru Mizuguchi, Masaki Kawamoto, Makoto Meguro, Shigenori Ota, Toshihiko Nishidate, Kenji Okita, Yasutohsi Kimura, Thomas T Hui, Koichi Hirata 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3335-3342. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3335
Detection of genotypic clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori by string tests 
Jeng-Yih Wu, Sophie S W Wang, Yi-Chern Lee, Yoshio Yamaoka, David Y Graham, Chang-Ming Jan, Wen-Ming Wang, Deng-Chyang Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3343-3349. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3343
Laparoscopic hepaticoplasty using gallbladder as a subcutaneous tunnel for hepatolithiasis 
Long Cui, Zhi Xu, Xiao-Feng Ling, Li-Xin Wang, Chun-Sheng Hou, Gang Wang, Xiao-Si Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3350-3355. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3350
Retrospective analysis of adjuvant chemotherapy for curatively resected gastric cancer 
Wei Deng, Qi-Wei Wang, Xiao-Tian Zhang, Ming Lu, Jie Li, Yan Li, Ji-Fang Gong, Jun Zhou, Zhi-Hao Lu, Lin Shen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3356-3363. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3356
Multi-slice computed tomography manifestations of hepatic epithelioid angiomyolipoma 
Chun-Lai Dai, Li-Ping Xue, Yu-Mei Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3364-3368. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3364
Case Control Study
Analysis of prognostic factors and outcomes of gastric cancer in younger patients: A case control study using propensity score methods 
Ki-Han Kim, Yoo-Min Kim, Min-Chan Kim, Ghap-Joong Jung 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3369-3375. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3369
Case Report
Helicobacter heilmannii sensu stricto-related gastric ulcers: A case report 
Takehisa Matsumoto, Masatomo Kawakubo, Taiji Akamatsu, Naohiko Koide, Naoko Ogiwara, Seiko Kubota, Mitsutoshi Sugano, Yoshiyuki Kawakami, Tsutomu Katsuyama, Hiroyoshi Ota 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3376-3382. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3376
Acute phlegmonous gastritis complicated by delayed perforation 
Sun Young Min, Yong Ho Kim, Won Seo Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3383-3387. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3383
Gastric foreign body granuloma caused by an embedded fishbone: A case report 
Guo-Dong Shan, Zong-Pin Chen, Yong-Sheng Xu, Xiao-Qin Liu, Yuan Gao, Feng-Ling Hu, Ying Fang, Cheng-Fu Xu, Guo-Qiang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(12):3388-3390. Published online Mar 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i12.3388