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Anti-TNF alpha in the treatment of ulcerative colitis: A valid approach for organ-sparing or an expensive option to delay surgery? 
Gianluca Rizzo, Daniela Pugliese, Alessandro Armuzzi, Claudio Coco 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4839-4845. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4839
Inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease: Overlaps and differences 
Virginia Pascual, Romina Dieli-Crimi, Natalia López-Palacios, Andrés Bodas, Luz María Medrano, Concepción Núñez 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4846-4856. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4846
Venous thrombosis and prothrombotic factors in inflammatory bowel disease 
Fernando Magro, João-Bruno Soares, Dália Fernandes 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4857-4872. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4857
New serological markers in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease 
Márta Kovács, Katalin Eszter Müller, Mária Papp, Péter László Lakatos, Mihály Csöndes, Gábor Veres 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4873-4882. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4873
Laparoscopic surgery for benign and malign diseases of the digestive system: Indications, limitations, and evidence 
Markus Alexander Küper, Friederike Eisner, Alfred Königsrainer, Jörg Glatzle 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4883-4891. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4883
Laparoscopic liver resections for hepatocellular carcinoma: Current role and limitations 
Martin Gaillard, Hadrien Tranchart, Ibrahim Dagher 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4892-4899. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4892
Laparoscopic resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors 
Abbas Al-Kurd, Katya Chapchay, Simona Grozinsky-Glasberg, Haggi Mazeh 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4908-4916. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4908
Peritoneal adhesions after laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery 
Valerio Mais 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4917-4925. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4917
Evolution of laparoscopy in colorectal surgery: An evidence-based review 
Alexander Emmanuel Blackmore, Mark Te Ching Wong, Choong Leong Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4926-4933. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4926
Review
Vitamin D improves inflammatory bowel disease outcomes: Basic science and clinical review 
Krista M Reich, Richard N Fedorak, Karen Madsen, Karen I Kroeker 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4934-4947. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4934
Minireviews
Participation of microbiota in the development of gastric cancer 
Li-Li Wang, Xin-Juan Yu, Shu-Hui Zhan, Sheng-Jiao Jia, Zi-Bin Tian, Quan-Jiang Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4948-4952. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4948
Original Article
Inhibition of autophagy significantly enhances combination therapy with sorafenib and HDAC inhibitors for human hepatoma cells 
Hang Yuan, Ai-Jun Li, Sen-Lin Ma, Long-Jiu Cui, Bin Wu, Lei Yin, Meng-Chao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4953-4962. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4953
Naofen promotes TNF-α-mediated apoptosis of hepatocytes by activating caspase-3 in lipopolysaccharide-treated rats 
Jun-Hua Fan, Guo-Gang Feng, Lei Huang, Guo-Duo Tang, Hai-Xing Jiang, Jing Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4963-4971. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4963
Brief Article
Patient perceptions of stool DNA testing for pan-digestive cancer screening: A survey questionnaire 
Dennis Yang, Shauna L Hillman, Ann M Harris, Pamela S Sinicrope, Mary E Devens, David A Ahlquist 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4972-4979. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4972
Histological healing favors lower risk of colon carcinoma in extensive ulcerative colitis 
Burton I Korelitz, Keith Sultan, Megha Kothari, Leo Arapos, Judy Schneider, Georgia Panagopoulos 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4980-4986. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4980
NAFLD prevalence differs among hispanic subgroups: The multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis 
Michael Wayne Fleischman, Matthew Budoff, Ifran Zeb, Dong Li, Temitope Foster 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4987-4993. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4987
Clinical and histopathological correlations of fecal calprotectin release in colorectal carcinoma 
Frank Serge Lehmann, Francesca Trapani, Ida Fueglistaler, Luigi Maria Terracciano, Markus von Flüe, Gieri Cathomas, Andreas Zettl, Pascal Benkert, Daniel Oertli, Christoph Beglinger 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):4994-4999. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.4994
Caecal pH is a biomarker of excessive colonic fermentation 
Adam D Farmer, Sahar D Mohammed, George E Dukes, S Mark Scott, Anthony R Hobson 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5000-5007. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5000
Prediction of Crohn’s disease aggression through NOD2/CARD15 gene sequencing in an Australian cohort 
Maneesha Bhullar, Finlay Macrae, Gregor Brown, Margie Smith, Ken Sharpe 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5008-5016. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5008
Routine diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease in Southern India 
Geir Larsson, Thrivikrama Shenoy, Ramalingom Ramasubramanian, Leena Kondarappassery Balakumaran, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Gunnar Aksel Bjune, Bjørn Allan Moum 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5017-5024. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5017
Dietary habits of colorectal neoplasia patients in comparison to their first-degree relatives 
Ivana Mikoviny Kajzrlikova, Petr Vitek, Josef Chalupa, Petr Dite 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5025-5030. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5025
Utility of serum TNF-α, infliximab trough level, and antibody titers in inflammatory bowel disease 
Éva Pallagi-Kunstár, Klaudia Farkas, Zoltán Szepes, Ferenc Nagy, Mónika Szűcs, Róbert Kui, Rolland Gyulai, Anita Bálint, Tibor Wittmann, Tamás Molnár 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5031-5035. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5031
Ecological study of gastric cancer in Brazil: Geographic and time trend analysis 
César Augusto Amorim, Jéssica Pronestino Moreira, Luisa Rial, Antonio José Carneiro, Homero Soares Fogaça, Celeste Elia, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Heitor Siffert Pereira de Souza 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5036-5044. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5036
Evaluation of preferable insertion routes for esophagogastroduodenoscopy using ultrathin endoscopes 
Satoshi Ono, Keiko Niimi, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Yu Takahashi, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Chiemi Nakayama, Chihiro Minatsuki, Rie Matsuda, Itsuko Hirayama-Asada, Yosuke Tsuji, Satoshi Mochizuki, Shinya Kodashima, Nobutake Yamamichi, Atsuko Ozeki, Lumine Matsumoto, Yumiko Ohike, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Kazuhiko Koike 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5045-5050. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5045
Simplified fistula dilation technique and modified stent deployment maneuver for EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy 
Woo Hyun Paik, Do Hyun Park, Jun-Ho Choi, Joon Hyuk Choi, Sang Soo Lee, Dong Wan Seo, Sung Koo Lee, Myung-Hwan Kim, Jung Bok Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5051-5059. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5051
Hepatitis B and C viruses are not risks for pancreatic adenocarcinoma 
Ming-Chu Chang, Chien-Hung Chen, Ja-Der Liang, Yu-Wen Tien, Chiun Hsu, Jau-Min Wong, Yu-Ting Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5060-5065. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5060
Solitary fibrous tumors in abdomen and pelvis: Imaging characteristics and radiologic-pathologic correlation 
Xue-Ming Li, Jing Reng, Peng Zhou, Ying Cao, Zhu-Zhong Cheng, Yan Xiao, Guo-Hui Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5066-5073. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5066
Evaluation of routine biopsies in endoscopic screening for esophagogastric junction cancer 
Xin Niu, Wen-Qiang Wei, Chang-Qing Hao, Guo-Hui Song, Jun Li, Zhao-Lai Hua, Yong-Wei Li, Jun Chang, Xin-Zheng Wang, De-Li Zhao, Guo-Qing Wang, Evelyn Hsieh, You-Lin Qiao 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5074-5081. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5074
Retrospective Study
Prognostic analysis and comparison of colon cancer in Han and Hui patients 
Mei Zhang, Qu-Chuan Zhao, Yan-Peng Liu, Lei Yang, Hong-Ming Zhu, Jagadish K Chhetri 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5082-5086. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5082
Clinical Trials Study
Value of a new stick-type rapid urine test for the diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection in the Vietnamese population 
Duc T Quach, Toru Hiyama, Fumio Shimamoto, Quang D Le, Linh X Ho, Nhu HT Vu, Masaharu Yoshihara, Naomi Uemura 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5087-5091. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5087
Chromoendoscopy of gastric adenoma using an acetic acid indigocarmine mixture 
Yoshiyasu Kono, Ryuta Takenaka, Yoshiro Kawahara, Hiroyuki Okada, Keisuke Hori, Seiji Kawano, Yasushi Yamasaki, Koji Takemoto, Takayoshi Miyake, Shigeatsu Fujiki, Kazuhide Yamamoto 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5092-5097. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5092
Clinical trial of thalidomide combined with radiotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer 
Jing-Ping Yu, Su-Ping Sun, Zhi-Qiang Sun, Xin-Chu Ni, Jian Wang, Yi Li, Li-Jun Hu, Dong-Qing Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5098-5103. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5098
Observational Study
TNM staging of colorectal cancer should be reconsidered by T stage weighting 
Jun Li, Bao-Cai Guo, Li-Rong Sun, Jian-Wei Wang, Xian-Hua Fu, Su-Zhan Zhang, Graeme Poston, Ke-Feng Ding 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5104-5112. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5104
Prospective Study
Sedated vs unsedated colonoscopy: A prospective study 
Abdulrahman M Aljebreen, Majid A Almadi, Felix W Leung 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5113-5118. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5113
Meta-Analysis
Efficacy of ilaprazole in the treatment of duodenal ulcers: A meta-analysis 
Xi-Qing Ji, Jun-Feng Du, Gang Chen, Guang Chen, Bo Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5119-5123. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5119
Association between esophageal cancer risk and EPHX1 polymorphisms: A meta-analysis 
Qin-Tao Li, Wei Kang, Man Wang, Jun Yang, Yang Zuo, Wei Zhang, Dan-Ke Su 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5124-5130. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5124
Case Report
One case of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma amenable to resection after radioembolization 
Cecilia Servajean, Marine Gilabert, Gilles Piana, Geneviève Monges, Jean-Robert Delpero, Isabelle Brenot, Jean-Luc Raoul 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5131-5134. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5131
Ulcerative colitis worsened after Clostridium difficile infection: Efficacy of infliximab 
Andrada Seicean, Anca Moldovan-Pop, Radu Seicean 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5135-5140. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5135
18F-FDG PET/CT imaging for a gastrointestinal mantle cell lymphoma with multiple lymphomatous polyposis 
Makoto Saito, Masaya Miyazaki, Mishie Tanino, Shinya Tanaka, Kencho Miyashita, Koh Izumiyama, Akio Mori, Tatsuro Irie, Masanori Tanaka, Masanobu Morioka, Eriko Tsukamoto 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5141-5146. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5141
Intrathoracic caudate lobe of the liver: A case report and literature review 
Ying-Yi Chen, Tsai-Wang Huang, Hung Chang, Hsian-He Hsu, Shih-Chun Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5147-5152. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5147
Solitary plexiform neurofibroma of the stomach: A case report 
Lei Shi, Fu-Jian Liu, Qiu-Hong Jia, Hang Guan, Zhao-Jiong Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5153-5156. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5153
Clinical and computed tomography features of adult abdominopelvic desmoplastic small round cell tumor 
Xun-Ze Shen, Jian-Guo Zhao, Jian-Jun Wu, Fang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5157-5164. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5157
Hepatitis B surface antigen seroconversion after HBV reactivation in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 
Wei-Ping Liu, Wen Zheng, Yu-Qin Song, Ling-Yan Ping, Gui-Qiang Wang, Jun Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(17):5165-5170. Published online May 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i17.5165