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Emerging therapeutic options for the management of hepatitis C infection 
J Richard Thompson 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7079-7088. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7079
Pathogenesis and significance of hepatitis C virus steatosis: An update on survival strategy of a successful pathogen 
Amedeo Lonardo, Luigi Elio Adinolfi, Luciano Restivo, Stefano Ballestri, Dante Romagnoli, Enrica Baldelli, Fabio Nascimbeni, Paola Loria 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7089-7103. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7089
Production and pathogenicity of hepatitis C virus core gene products 
Hui-Chun Li, Hsin-Chieh Ma, Chee-Hing Yang, Shih-Yen Lo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7104-7122. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7104
Inflammatory bowel diseases and human reproduction: A comprehensive evidence-based review 
Stefano Palomba, Giuliana Sereni, Angela Falbo, Marina Beltrami, Silvia Lombardini, Maria Chiara Boni, Giovanni Fornaciari, Romano Sassatelli, Giovanni Battista La Sala 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7123-7136. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7123
Emerging role of the β-catenin-PPARγ axis in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer 
Lina Sabatino, Massimo Pancione, Carolina Votino, Tommaso Colangelo, Angelo Lupo, Ettore Novellino, Antonio Lavecchia, Vittorio Colantuoni 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7137-7151. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7137
Molecular identification of hepatitis B virus genotypes/subgenotypes: Revised classification hurdles and updated resolutions 
Mahmoud Reza Pourkarim, Samad Amini-Bavil-Olyaee, Fuat Kurbanov, Marc Van Ranst, Frank Tacke 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7152-7168. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7152
Treatment of chronic hepatitis B in clinical practice with entecavir or tenofovir 
Ezequiel Ridruejo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7169-7180. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7169
Hepatitis B virus infection in Latin America: A genomic medicine approach 
Sonia Roman, Alexis Jose-Abrego, Nora Alma Fierro, Griselda Escobedo-Melendez, Claudia Ojeda-Granados, Erika Martinez-Lopez, Arturo Panduro 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7181-7196. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7181
Regulation of microRNA by hepatitis B virus infection and their possible association with control of innate immunity 
Xia Jiang, Tatsuo Kanda, Shuang Wu, Masato Nakamura, Tatsuo Miyamura, Shingo Nakamoto, Arup Banerjee, Osamu Yokosuka 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7197-7206. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7197
When to stop nucleos(t)ide analogues treatment for chronic hepatitis B? Durability of antiviral response 
Wonseok Kang, Jun Yong Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7207-7212. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7207
Association between metabolic factors and chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Chien-Hsieh Chiang, Kuo-Chin Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7213-7216. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7213
Influence of unrecorded alcohol consumption on liver cirrhosis mortality 
Dirk W Lachenmeier, Yulia B Monakhova, Jürgen Rehm 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7217-7222. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7217
Noninvasive diagnosis of cirrhosis: A review of different imaging modalities 
Riccardo De Robertis, Mirko D’Onofrio, Emanuele Demozzi, Stefano Crosara, Stefano Canestrini, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7231-7241. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7231
Nanotechnology applications for the therapy of liver fibrosis 
Lydia Giannitrapani, Maurizio Soresi, Maria Luisa Bondì, Giuseppe Montalto, Melchiorre Cervello 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7242-7251. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7242
New determinants of prognosis in bacterial infections in cirrhosis 
Juan Acevedo, Javier Fernández 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7252-7259. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7252
Cellular and molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis: An update 
Gülsüm Özlem Elpek 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7260-7276. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7260
Gallstones in patients with liver cirrhosis: Incidence, etiology, clinical and therapeutical aspects 
Monica Acalovschi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7277-7285. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7277
Nutrition and exercise in the management of liver cirrhosis 
Nobuyuki Toshikuni, Tomiyasu Arisawa, Mikihiro Tsutsumi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7286-7297. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7286
Impairment of innate immune responses in cirrhotic patients and treatment by branched-chain amino acids 
Ikuo Nakamura 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7298-7305. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7298
Does antiviral therapy reduce complications of cirrhosis? 
Goh Eun Chung, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Yoon Jun Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7306-7311. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7306
Role of autophagy in the pathophysiology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: A controversial issue 
Wilhelmus J Kwanten, Wim Martinet, Peter P Michielsen, Sven M Francque 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7325-7338. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7325
Mediterranean diet and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: New therapeutic option around the corner? 
Francesco Sofi, Alessandro Casini 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7339-7346. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7339
Pediatric fatty liver disease: Role of ethnicity and genetics 
Pierluigi Marzuillo, Emanuele Miraglia del Giudice, Nicola Santoro 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7347-7355. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7347
Incretin based therapies: A novel treatment approach for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Kristina Blaslov, Tomislav Bulum, Karin Zibar, Lea Duvnjak 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7356-7365. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7356
Effects of resveratrol and other polyphenols in hepatic steatosis 
Leixuri Aguirre, Maria Puy Portillo, Elizabeth Hijona, Luis Bujanda 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7366-7380. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7366
Role of gut microbiota and Toll-like receptors in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Kouichi Miura, Hirohide Ohnishi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7381-7391. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7381
Radiologic evaluation of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Seung Soo Lee, Seong Ho Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7392-7402. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7392
Review
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis causes Crohn's disease in some inflammatory bowel disease patients 
Saleh A Naser, Sudesh R Sagramsingh, Abed S Naser, Saisathya Thanigachalam 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7403-7415. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7403
Recurrent Clostridium difficile infections: The importance of the intestinal microbiota 
Marie Céline Zanella Terrier, Martine Louis Simonet, Philippe Bichard, Jean Louis Frossard 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7416-7423. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7416
Capsule endoscopy in patients refusing conventional endoscopy 
Javier Romero-Vázquez, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Josefa Maria García-Montes, Ángel Caunedo-Álvarez, Francisco Javier Pellicer-Bautista, Juan Manuel Herrerías-Gutiérrez 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7424-7433. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7424
Hepatitis B transmission by cell and tissue allografts: How safe is safe enough? 
Pilar Solves, Vicente Mirabet, Manuel Alvarez 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7434-7441. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7434
Original Article
Protective effect of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in intestinal barrier permeability after heterotopic intestinal transplantation 
Wen Zhang, Zhong-Yang Shen, Hong-Li Song, Yang Yang, Ben-Juan Wu, Nan-Nan Fu, Tao Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7442-7451. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7442
Evidence-Based Medicine
Inhibitory effects of rapamycin on the different stages of hepatic fibrosis 
Yun Jeung Kim, Eaum Seok Lee, Seok Hyun Kim, Heon Young Lee, Seung Moo Noh, Dae Young Kang, Byung Seok Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7452-7460. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7452
Case Control Study
Clinical significance of expression of tissue factor and tissue factor pathway inhibitor in ulcerative colitis 
Hao-Lan He, Ji-Bin Zhang, Qian Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7461-7465. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7461
Association of MYO9B gene polymorphisms with inflammatory bowel disease in Chinese Han population 
Jing Hu, Qiao Mei, Jian Huang, Nai-Zhong Hu, Xiao-Chang Liu, Jian-Ming Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7466-7472. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7466
Retrospective Study
Clinical characteristics and corticosteroid therapy in patients with autoimmune-hepatitis-induced liver failure 
Bing Zhu, Shao-Li You, Zhi-Hong Wan, Hong-Ling Liu, Yi-Hui Rong, Hong Zang, Shao-Jie Xin 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7473-7479. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7473
Prospective Study
Synchronous and metachronous neoplasms in gastric cancer patients: A 23-year study 
Małgorzata Ławniczak, Alicja Gawin, Halina Jaroszewicz-Heigelmann, Wiesława Rogoza-Mateja, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Andrzej Białek, Katarzyna Karpińska-Kaczmarczyk, Teresa Starzyńska 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7480-7487. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7480
Complications after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in Korean patients with ulcerative colitis 
Seung-Bum Ryoo, Heung-Kwon Oh, Eon Chul Han, Heon-Kyun Ha, Sang Hui Moon, Eun Kyung Choe, Kyu Joo Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7488-7496. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7488
Systematic Reviews
Association between orofacial granulomatosis and Crohn’s disease in children: Systematic review 
Marzia Lazzerini, Matteo Bramuzzo, Alessandro Ventura 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7497-7504. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7497
Meta-Analysis
Interferon-associated retinopathy risk in patients with diabetes and hypertensive hepatitis C 
Ji-Hua Xue, Hai-Hong Zhu, Jing Wang, Zhi Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7505-7513. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7505
Case Report
Case of acute pancreatitis associated with Campylobacter enteritis 
Rumiko Kobayashi, Satohiro Matsumoto, Yukio Yoshida 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7514-7517. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7514
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome: Report of six cases and review of literature 
Xiao-Heng Wen, Lan Wang, Yu-Xuan Wang, Jia-Ming Qian 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7518-7522. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7518
Letters To The Editor
Hepatic venous pressure gradient measurement before TIPS for acute variceal bleeding 
Xing-Shun Qi, Dai-Ming Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 20(23):7523-7524. Published online Jun 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i23.7523