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Hepatocellular carcinoma: Surgical perspectives beyond the barcelona clinic liver cancer recommendations 
Alfredo Guglielmi, Andrea Ruzzenente, Simone Conci, Alessandro Valdegamberi, Marco Vitali, Francesca Bertuzzo, Michela De Angelis, Guido Mantovani, Calogero Iacono 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7525-7533. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7525
Oral manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection 
Marco Carrozzo, Kara Scally 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7534-7543. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7534
Hepatitis C virus associated glomerulopathies 
Abdullah Ozkok, Alaattin Yildiz 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7544-7554. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7544
Impact of hepatitis C virus heterogeneity on interferon sensitivity: An overview 
Ahmed El-Shamy, Hak Hotta 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7555-7569. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7555
Role of negative affects in pathophysiology and clinical expression of irritable bowel syndrome 
Maria Rosaria A Muscatello, Antonio Bruno, Giuseppe Scimeca, Gianluca Pandolfo, Rocco A Zoccali 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7570-7586. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7570
Palliative care and end-stage colorectal cancer management: The surgeon meets the oncologist 
Renato Costi, Francesco Leonardi, Daniele Zanoni, Vincenzo Violi, Luigi Roncoroni 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7602-7621. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7602
Enigmatic origin of hepatitis B virus: An ancient travelling companion or a recent encounter? 
Gianguglielmo Zehender, Erika Ebranati, Elena Gabanelli, Chiara Sorrentino, Alessandra Lo Presti, Elisabetta Tanzi, Massimo Ciccozzi, Massimo Galli 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7622-7634. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7622
Epidemiology of acute and chronic hepatitis B and delta over the last 5 decades in Italy 
Evangelista Sagnelli, Caterina Sagnelli, Mariantonietta Pisaturo, Margherita Macera, Nicola Coppola 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7635-7643. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7635
HBeAg negative variants and their role in the natural history of chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Alexandra Alexopoulou, Peter Karayiannis 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7644-7652. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7644
Clinical implications of hepatitis B virus mutations: Recent advances 
Ivana Lazarevic 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7653-7664. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7653
Hepatitis B virus lineages in mammalian hosts: Potential for bidirectional cross-species transmission 
Cibele R Bonvicino, Miguel A Moreira, Marcelo A Soares 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7665-7674. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7665
Hepatitis B virus reactivation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma undergoing anti-cancer therapy 
Jeong Won Jang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7675-7685. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7675
Serum hepatitis B surface antigen levels predict treatment response to nucleos(t)ide analogues 
Chien-Hung Chen, Yi-Chun Chiu, Sheng-Nan Lu, Chuan-Mo Lee, Jing-Houng Wang, Tsung-Hui Hu, Chao-Hung Hung 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7686-7695. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7686
Emerging antivirals for the treatment of hepatitis B 
Xue-Yan Wang, Hong-Song Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7707-7717. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7707
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: Updates in noninvasive diagnosis and correlation with cardiovascular disease 
Kuang-Chun Hu, Horng-Yuan Wang, Sung-Chen Liu, Chuan-Chuan Liu, Chung-Lieh Hung, Ming-Jong Bair, Chun-Jen Liu, Ming-Shiang Wu, Shou-Chuan Shih 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7718-7729. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7718
Stretta: A valuable endoscopic treatment modality for gastroesophageal reflux disease 
George Triadafilopoulos 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7730-7738. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7730
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: Indications, technique, complications and management 
Ata A Rahnemai-Azar, Amir A Rahnemaiazar, Rozhin Naghshizadian, Amparo Kurtz, Daniel T Farkas 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7739-7751. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7739
Capsule endoscopy: Current practice and future directions 
Melissa F Hale, Reena Sidhu, Mark E McAlindon 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7752-7759. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7752
Large balloon dilation post endoscopic sphincterotomy in removal of difficult common bile duct stones: A literature review 
Olivier Rouquette, Gilles Bommelaer, Armando Abergel, Laurent Poincloux 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7760-7766. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7760
Novel treatment options for perforations of the upper gastrointestinal tract: Endoscopic vacuum therapy and over-the-scope clips 
Rudolf Mennigen, Norbert Senninger, Mike G Laukoetter 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7767-7776. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7767
Role of endoscopy in the bariatric surgery of patients 
Giovanni D De Palma, Pietro Forestieri 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7777-7784. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7777
Endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms 
Alkiviadis Efthymiou, Thrasyvoulos Podas, Emmanouil Zacharakis 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7785-7793. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7785
Molecular confocal laser endomicroscopy: A novel technique for in vivo cellular characterization of gastrointestinal lesions 
John Gásdal Karstensen, Pia Helene Klausen, Adrian Saftoiu, Peter Vilmann 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7794-7800. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7794
Endoscopic ultrasound in gastroenterology: From diagnosis to therapeutic implications 
Mohamed A Mekky, Wael A Abbas 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7801-7807. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7801
Applications of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreatic cancer 
Leticia Perondi Luz, Mohammad Ali Al-Haddad, Michael Sai Lai Sey, John M DeWitt 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7808-7818. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7808
Pancreatic biomarkers: Could they be the answer? 
Angela Lamarca, Jaime Feliu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7819-7829. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7819
Epigenetics and pancreatic cancer: Pathophysiology and novel treatment aspects 
Daniel Neureiter, Tarkan Jäger, Matthias Ocker, Tobias Kiesslich 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7830-7848. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7830
Personalising pancreas cancer treatment: When tissue is the issue 
Katrin M Sjoquist, Venessa T Chin, Lorraine A Chantrill, Chelsie O’Connor, Chris Hemmings, David K Chang, Angela Chou, Marina Pajic, Amber L Johns, Adnan M Nagrial, Andrew V Biankin, Desmond Yip 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7849-7863. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7849
Imaging diagnosis of pancreatic cancer: A state-of-the-art review 
Eun Sun Lee, Jeong Min Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7864-7877. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7864
Review
Emerging roles of lactic acid bacteria in protection against colorectal cancer 
Li Zhong, Xufei Zhang, Mihai Covasa 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7878-7886. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7878
Indications, limitations and maneuvers to enable extended hepatectomy: Current trends 
Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Petros Tsaparas, Serena Valsami, Dimitrios Mantas, Eleftherios Spartalis, Charalampos Markakis, Gregory Kouraklis 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7887-7893. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7887
DNA methylation, microRNAs, and their crosstalk as potential biomarkers in hepatocellular carcinoma 
Sumadi Lukman Anwar, Ulrich Lehmann 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7894-7913. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7894
Original Article
Distinct antifibrogenic effects of erlotinib, sunitinib and sorafenib on rat pancreatic stellate cells 
Anne Elsner, Falko Lange, Brit Fitzner, Martin Heuschkel, Bernd Joachim Krause, Robert Jaster 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7914-7925. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7914
Research Report
Laparoscopic vs open extended right hemicolectomy for colon cancer 
Li-Ying Zhao, Pan Chi, Wei-Xing Ding, Shun-Rong Huang, Si-Fen Zhang, Kai Pan, Yan-Feng Hu, Hao Liu, Guo-Xin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7926-7932. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7926
Case Control Study
Fecal incontinence in men: Causes and clinical and manometric features 
Teresa Muñoz-Yagüe, Pablo Solís-Muñoz, Constanza Ciriza de los Ríos, Francisco Muñoz-Garrido, Jesús Vara, José Antonio Solís-Herruzo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7933-7940. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7933
Association between obesity-related adipokines and colorectal cancer: A case-control study and meta-analysis 
Rakhi Kumari Joshi, Woo Jin Kim, Sang-Ah Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7941-7949. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7941
Retrospective Study
Enterostomy can decrease the mortality of patients with Fournier gangrene 
Yan-Dong Li, Wei-Fang Zhu, Jian-Jun Qiao, Jian-Jiang Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7950-7954. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7950
Observational Study
Seroprevalence and evolutionary dynamics of genotype 4 hepatitis E virus in Shandong Province, China 
Dong Yang, Mei Jiang, Min Jin, Zhi-Gang Qiu, Zhi-Qiang Shen, Wei-Hong Cui, Da-Ning Wang, Lian-Feng Gong, Bo Li, Xin-Wei Wang, Jun-Wen Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7955-7963. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7955
Value of MR diffusion imaging in hepatic fibrosis and its correlations with serum indices 
Xing-Rong Hu, Xian-Nian Cui, Qi-Tuo Hu, Jun Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7964-7970. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7964
Meta-Analysis
Roles of Tregs in development of hepatocellular carcinoma: A meta-analysis 
Hong-Qiang Zhao, Wei-Min Li, Zhong-Qiou Lu, Yong-Ming Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7971-7978. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7971
Case Report
Small bowel volvulus as a complication of von Recklinghausen’s disease: A case report 
Thomas Artur Werner, Feride Kröpil, Martin Olaf Schoppe, Patric Kröpil, Wolfram Trudo Knoefel, Andreas Krieg 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7979-7983. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7979
Over-the-scope-clipping system for anastomotic leak after colorectal surgery: Report of two cases 
Hirotoshi Kobayashi, Akifumi Kikuchi, Satoshi Okazaki, Megumi Ishiguro, Toshiaki Ishikawa, Satoru Iida, Hiroyuki Uetake, Kenichi Sugihara 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7984-7987. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7984
Necrotizing fasciitis secondary to enterocutaneous fistula: Three case reports 
Guo-Li Gu, Lin Wang, Xue-Ming Wei, Ming Li, Jie Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(24):7988-7992. Published online Jun 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i24.7988