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Propofol use in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic ultrasound 
Danny G Cheriyan, Michael F Byrne 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5171-5176. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5171
Topic Highlight
Obesity and colorectal cancer: Role of adipokines in tumor initiation and progression 
Silvia Riondino, Mario Roselli, Raffaele Palmirotta, David Della-Morte, Patrizia Ferroni, Fiorella Guadagni 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5177-5190. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5177
History of Helicobacter pylori, duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer and gastric cancer 
David Y Graham 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5191-5204. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5191
Culture-guided treatment approach for Helicobacter pylori infection: Review of the literature 
Giovanni Cammarota, Gianluca Ianiro, Stefano Bibbò, Teresa Antonella Di Rienzo, Luca Masucci, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Antonio Gasbarrini 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5205-5211. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5205
Brain-gut axis in the pathogenesis of Helicobacter pylori infection 
Jacek Budzyński, Maria Kłopocka 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5212-5225. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5212
Metabolic consequences of Helicobacter pylori infection and eradication 
György Miklós Buzás 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5226-5234. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5226
Cytokines, cytokine gene polymorphisms and Helicobacter pylori infection: Friend or foe? 
Camila A Figueiredo, Cintia Rodrigues Marques, Ryan dos Santos Costa, Hugo Bernardino F da Silva, Neuza M Alcantara-Neves 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5235-5243. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5235
Novel role of toll-like receptors in Helicobacter pylori - induced gastric malignancy 
Kaname Uno, Katsuaki Kato, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5244-5251. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5244
Attempts to enhance the eradication rate of Helicobacter pylori infection 
Chang Seok Bang, Gwang Ho Baik 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5252-5262. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5252
Vacuoles of Candida yeast as a specialized niche for Helicobacter pylori 
Farideh Siavoshi, Parastoo Saniee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5263-5273. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5263
Management of Helicobacter pylori infection after gastric surgery 
Yang-Sheng Lin, Ming-Jen Chen, Shou-Chuan Shih, Ming-Joug Bair, Ching-Ju Fang, Horng-Yuan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5274-5282. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5274
Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection: Current status and future concepts 
Jyh-Chin Yang, Chien-Wei Lu, Chun-Jung Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5283-5293. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5283
Helicobacter pylori neutrophil-activating protein: From molecular pathogenesis to clinical applications 
Hua-Wen Fu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5294-5301. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5294
Neo-adjuvant therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma before liver transplantation: Where do we stand? 
Masato Fujiki, Federico Aucejo, Minsig Choi, Richard Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5308-5319. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5308
Liver transplantation for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: New challenges and new opportunities 
Mina Shaker, Adam Tabbaa, Mazen Albeldawi, Naim Alkhouri 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5320-5330. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5320
Liver transplantation for malignancy: Current treatment strategies and future perspectives 
Christina Hackl, Hans J Schlitt, Gabriele I Kirchner, Birgit Knoppke, Martin Loss 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5331-5344. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5331
Liver transplantation for hepatic tumors: A systematic review 
Matteo Ravaioli, Giorgio Ercolani, Flavia Neri, Matteo Cescon, Giacomo Stacchini, Massimo Del Gaudio, Alessandro Cucchetti, Antonio Daniele Pinna 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5345-5352. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5345
Pros and cons of liver transplantation in human immunodeficiency virus infected recipients 
Umberto Baccarani, Elda Righi, Gian Luigi Adani, Dario Lorenzin, Alberto Pasqualucci, Matteo Bassetti, Andrea Risaliti 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5353-5362. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5353
Liver transplantation: Fifty years of experience 
Alice Tung Wan Song, Vivian Iida Avelino-Silva, Rafael Antonio Arruda Pecora, Vincenzo Pugliese, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D’Albuquerque, Edson Abdala 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5363-5374. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5363
Nuclear imaging for functional evaluation and theragnosis in liver malignancy and transplantation 
Jae Seon Eo, Jin Chul Paeng, Dong Soo Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5375-5388. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5375
Unveiling lymph node metastasis in early gastric cancer 
Nari Shin, Tae-Yong Jeon, Gwang Ha Kim, Do Youn Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5389-5395. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5389
Non-platinum-based chemotherapy for treatment of advanced gastric cancer: 5-fluorouracil, taxanes, and irinotecan 
Byung Woog Kang, Jong Gwang Kim, Oh-Kyoung Kwon, Ho Young Chung, Wansik Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5396-5402. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5396
Role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in gastric cancer initiation and progression 
Zhao Peng, Chen-Xiao Wang, Er-Hu Fang, Guo-Bin Wang, Qiang Tong 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5403-5410. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5403
Non-coding RNAs and gastric cancer 
Pei-Fei Li, Sheng-Can Chen, Tian Xia, Xiao-Ming Jiang, Yong-Fu Shao, Bing-Xiu Xiao, Jun-Ming Guo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5411-5419. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5411
Gastric cancer stem cells in gastric carcinogenesis, progression, prevention and treatment 
Kang Li, Zeng Dan, Yu-Qiang Nie 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5420-5426. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5420
Hepatitis B virus genotypes: Global distribution and clinical importance 
Mustafa Sunbul 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5427-5434. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5427
Hepatitis B virus genetic mutations and evolution in liver diseases 
Tao Shen, Xin-Min Yan 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5435-5441. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5435
Cirrhosis and its complications: Evidence based treatment 
Salman Nusrat, Muhammad S Khan, Javid Fazili, Mohammad F Madhoun 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5442-5460. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5442
Review
Helicobacter pylori associated chronic gastritis, clinical syndromes, precancerous lesions, and pathogenesis of gastric cancer development 
Jiro Watari, Nancy Chen, Peter S Amenta, Hirokazu Fukui, Tadayuki Oshima, Toshihiko Tomita, Hiroto Miwa, Kheng-Jim Lim, Kiron M Das 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5461-5473. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5461
Original Article
Use of lectin microarray to differentiate gastric cancer from gastric ulcer 
Wei-Li Huang, Yang-Guang Li, Yong-Chen Lv, Xiao-Hui Guan, Hui-Fan Ji, Bao-Rong Chi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5474-5482. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5474
Initial transcatheter thrombolysis for acute superior mesenteric venous thrombosis 
Shuo-Fei Yang, Bao-Chen Liu, Wei-Wei Ding, Chang-Sheng He, Xing-Jiang Wu, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5483-5492. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5483
Growth inhibition of hepatocellular carcinoma tumor endothelial cells by miR-204-3p and underlying mechanism 
Zhong-Hui Cui, Shi-Qiang Shen, Zu-Bing Chen, Chao Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5493-5504. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5493
Brief Article
Arsenic trioxide induces apoptosis of human gastrointestinal cancer cells 
Zhi-Bin Ma, Hong-Yu Xu, Miao Jiang, You-Lin Yang, Lian-Xin Liu, Ying-Hua Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5505-5510. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5505
Proteomic identification of tumor biomarkers associated with primary gallbladder cancer 
Hai-Lin Huang, Hou-Shan Yao, Yi Wang, Wei-Jun Wang, Zhi-Qian Hu, Kai-Zhou Jin 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5511-5518. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5511
Case Control Study
Risk factors for liver-related mortality in chronic hepatitis C patients: A deceased case-living control study 
Qing-Lei Zeng, Guo-Hua Feng, Ji-Yuan Zhang, Yan Chen, Bin Yang, Hui-Huang Huang, Xue-Xiu Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Fu-Sheng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5519-5526. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5519
Observational Study
Negative impact of sedation on esophagogastric junction evaluation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy 
Eun Soo Kim, Ho Young Lee, Yoo Jin Lee, Bo Ram Min, Jae Hyuk Choi, Kyung Sik Park, Kwang Bum Cho, Byoung Kuk Jang, Woo Jin Chung, Jae Seok Hwang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5527-5532. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5527
Expression of Bmi-1 and PAI-1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Yan Zhang, Ya-Lou Zhang, Hong-Ming Chen, Hong-Wei Pu, Wen-Jing Ma, Xiao-Mei Li, Hong Ma, Xiao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5533-5539. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5533
Meta-Analysis
Endoscopic submucosal dissection vs endoscopic mucosal resection for superficial esophageal cancer 
Hui-Min Guo, Xiao-Qi Zhang, Min Chen, Shu-Ling Huang, Xiao-Ping Zou 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5540-5547. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5540
Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilation vs endoscopic sphincterotomy for retrieval of common bile duct stones: A meta-analysis 
Piao-Piao Jin, Jian-Feng Cheng, Dan Liu, Mei Mei, Zhao-Qi Xu, Lei-Min Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5548-5556. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5548
Case Report
Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for ascending colon cancer with persistent mesocolon 
Atsushi Tsuruta, Akimasa Kawai, Yasuo Oka, Hideo Okumura, Hideo Matsumoto, Toshihiro Hirai, Masafumi Nakamura 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5557-5560. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5557
Idiopathic mesenteric phlebosclerosis associated with long-term use of medical liquor: Two case reports and literature review 
Fang Guo, Yu-Fen Zhou, Fan Zhang, Fei Yuan, Yao-Zong Yuan, Wei-Yan Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 20(18):5561-5566. Published online May 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i18.5561