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Could metabolic syndrome lead to hepatocarcinoma via non-alcoholic fatty liver disease? 
Antonella Scalera, Giovanni Tarantino 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9217-9228. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9217
Topic Highlight
Androgen receptor signaling in hepatocellular carcinoma and pancreatic cancers 
Tatsuo Kanda, Xia Jiang, Osamu Yokosuka 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9229-9236. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9229
Hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the era of liver transplantation 
Wen-Ping Lu, Jia-Hong Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9237-9244. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9237
Polymorphisms in the IFNL3/IL28B gene and hepatitis C: From adults to children 
Giuseppe Indolfi, Chiara Azzari, Massimo Resti 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9245-9252. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9245
Hepatitis C virus reinfection after liver transplantation: Is there a role for direct antiviral agents? 
Marco Dall’Agata, Annagiulia Gramenzi, Maurizio Biselli, Mauro Bernardi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9253-9260. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9253
Cytokinome profile evaluation in patients with hepatitis C virus infection 
Francesca Capone, Eliana Guerriero, Giovanni Colonna, Patrizia Maio, Alessandra Mangia, Giuseppe Castello, Susan Costantini 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9261-9269. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9261
Epidemiology and natural history of hepatitis C virus infection 
Mei-Hsuan Lee, Hwai-I Yang, Yong Yuan, Gilbert L’Italien, Chien-Jen Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9270-9280. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9270
Approaches to improve quality of care in inflammatory bowel diseases 
Rajesh Shah, Jason K Hou 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9281-9285. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9281
Update on the prevention of local recurrence and peritoneal metastases in patients with colorectal cancer 
Paul H Sugarbaker 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9286-9291. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9286
Familial colorectal cancer: A review 
Franco Armelao, Giovanni de Pretis 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9292-9298. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9292
Helicobacter pylori infection - recent developments in diagnosis 
Ana Isabel Lopes, Filipa F Vale, Mónica Oleastro 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9299-9313. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9299
Diagnosing Helicobacter pylori infection in vivo by novel endoscopic techniques 
Rui Ji, Yan-Qing Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9314-9320. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9314
Gastroretentive drug delivery systems for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori 
Shan Zhao, Yan Lv, Jian-Bin Zhang, Bing Wang, Guo-Jun Lv, Xiao-Jun Ma 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9321-9329. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9321
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and obesity: Biochemical, metabolic and clinical presentations 
Sandra Milić, Davorka Lulić, Davor Štimac 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9330-9337. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9330
Role of diet and lifestyle changes in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
William Nseir, Elias Hellou, Nimer Assy 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9338-9344. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9338
Managing malignant biliary obstruction in pancreas cancer: Choosing the appropriate strategy 
Brian R Boulay, Mayur Parepally 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9345-9353. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9345
Pancreatic cancer: Advances in treatment 
Somala Mohammed, George Van Buren II, William E Fisher 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9354-9360. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9354
Cachexia and pancreatic cancer: Are there treatment options? 
Tara C Mueller, Marc A Burmeister, Jeannine Bachmann, Marc E Martignoni 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9361-9373. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9361
Neoadjuvant strategies for pancreatic cancer 
Francesco Polistina, Giuseppe Di Natale, Giorgio Bonciarelli, Giovanni Ambrosino, Mauro Frego 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9374-9383. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9374
Therapeutic applications of curcumin for patients with pancreatic cancer 
Masashi Kanai 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9384-9391. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9384
Pathophysiological roles of Pim-3 kinase in pancreatic cancer development and progression 
Ying-Yi Li, Naofumi Mukaida 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9392-9404. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9392
Role of non-coding RNAs in pancreatic cancer: The bane of the microworld 
Yi-Ting Tang, Xiao-Hui Xu, Xiao-Dong Yang, Jun Hao, Han Cao, Wei Zhu, Shu-Yu Zhang, Jian-Ping Cao 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9405-9417. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9405
Atypical causes of cholestasis 
Ken D Nguyen, Vinay Sundaram, Walid S Ayoub 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9418-9426. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9418
Osteoporosis and fractures in liver disease: Relevance, pathogenesis and therapeutic implications 
Inaam A Nakchbandi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9427-9438. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9427
Interaction between Helicobacter pylori infection, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and/or low-dose aspirin use: Old question new insights 
Carlos Sostres, Carla Jerusalen Gargallo, Angel Lanas 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9439-9450. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9439
Rapid on-site evaluation of endoscopic-ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of pancreatic masses 
Julio Iglesias-Garcia, Jose Lariño-Noia, Ihab Abdulkader, J Enrique Domínguez-Muñoz 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9451-9457. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9451
Epidemiology, demographic characteristics and prognostic predictors of ulcerative colitis 
Bruno César da Silva, Andre Castro Lyra, Raquel Rocha, Genoile Oliveira Santana 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9458-9467. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9458
Ulcerative colitis as a polymicrobial infection characterized by sustained broken mucus barrier 
Shui-Jiao Chen, Xiao-Wei Liu, Jian-Ping Liu, Xi-Yan Yang, Fang-Gen Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9468-9475. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9468
Original Article
Establishment of an orthotopic pancreatic cancer mouse model: Cells suspended and injected in Matrigel 
Yong-Jian Jiang, Chong-Lek Lee, Qiang Wang, Zhong-Wen Zhou, Feng Yang, Chen Jin, De-Liang Fu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9476-9485. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9476
Viral infection parameters not nucleoside analogue itself correlates with host immunity in nucleoside analogue therapy for chronic hepatitis B 
Cheng-Zhong Li, Jing-Jing Hu, Jian-Ya Xue, Wei Yin, Ya-Yun Liu, Wen-Han Fan, Hao Xu, Xue-Song Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9486-9496. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9486
Down-regulation of FoxM1 inhibits viability and invasion of gallbladder carcinoma cells, partially dependent on inducement of cellular senescence 
Jie Tao, Xin-Sen Xu, Yan-Zhou Song, Kai Qu, Qi-Fei Wu, Rui-Tao Wang, Fan-Di Meng, Ji-Chao Wei, Shun-Bin Dong, Yue-Lang Zhang, Min-Hui Tai, Ya-Feng Dong, Lin Wang, Chang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9497-9505. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9497
Research Report
Conventional, but not remote ischemic preconditioning, reduces iNOS transcription in liver ischemia/reperfusion 
Bergthor Björnsson, Anders Winbladh, Linda Bojmar, Tommy Sundqvist, Per Gullstrand, Per Sandström 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9506-9512. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9506
Association of caveolin-3 and cholecystokinin A receptor with cholesterol gallstone disease in mice 
Guo-Qiang Xu, Cheng-Fu Xu, Hong-Tan Chen, Shan Liu, Xiao-Dong Teng, Gen-Yun Xu, Chao-Hui Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9513-9518. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9513
Remote ischemic postconditioning protects against gastric mucosal lesions in rats 
Tao Wang, Ye-Ting Zhou, Xin-Nian Chen, An-Xiang Zhu, Bo-Hua Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9519-9527. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9519
Evidence-Based Medicine
Liver fibrosis evaluation by ARFI and APRI in chronic hepatitis C 
Su-Mei Li, Guang-Xia Li, Dong-Mei Fu, Yu Wang, Li-Qun Dang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9528-9533. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9528
Case Control Study
Postprandial response of bone turnover markers in patients with Crohn’s disease 
Ioannis Karatzoglou, Maria P Yavropoulou, Maria Pikilidou, George Germanidis, Evangelos Akriviadis, Alexandra Papazisi, Michael Daniilidis, Pantelis Zebekakis, John G Yovos 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9534-9540. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9534
Association of metabolic syndromes and risk factors with ampullary tumors development: A case-control study in China 
Xiao-Dong He, Qiao Wu, Wei Liu, Tao Hong, Jing-Jing Li, Ruo-Yu Miao, Hai-Tao Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9541-9548. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9541
Retrospective Study
Esophageal dilations in eosinophilic esophagitis: A single center experience 
Andrew Ukleja, Jennifer Shiroky, Amitesh Agarwal, Daniela Allende 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9549-9555. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9549
Treatment of rectal cancer by transanal endoscopic microsurgery: Experience with 425 patients 
Mario Guerrieri, Rosaria Gesuita, Roberto Ghiselli, Giovanni Lezoche, Andrea Budassi, Maddalena Baldarelli 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9556-9563. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9556
Prognostic significance of nuclear hepatoma-derived growth factor expression in gallbladder cancer 
Feng Tao, Min-Feng Ye, Ai-Jing Sun, Jie-Qing Lv, Guan-Gen Xu, Yuan-Ming Jing, Wei Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9564-9569. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9564
Clinical Trials Study
Safety trial of high-intensity focused ultrasound therapy for pancreatic cancer 
Atsushi Sofuni, Fuminori Moriyasu, Takatomo Sano, Fumihide Itokawa, Takayoshi Tsuchiya, Toshio Kurihara, Kentaro Ishii, Syujiro Tsuji, Nobuhito Ikeuchi, Reina Tanaka, Junko Umeda, Ryosuke Tonozuka, Mitsuyoshi Honjo, Shuntaro Mukai, Mitsuru Fujita, Takao Itoi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9570-9577. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9570
Study of detection times for liver stiffness evaluation by shear wave elastography 
Ze-Ping Huang, Xin-Ling Zhang, Jie Zeng, Jian Zheng, Ping Wang, Rong-Qin Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9578-9584. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9578
Observational Study
Alterations in enterocyte mitochondrial respiratory function and enzyme activities in gastrointestinal dysfunction following brain injury 
Ke-Jun Zhu, Hong Huang, Hui Chu, Hang Yu, Shi-Ming Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9585-9591. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9585
Systematic Reviews
Atrial fibrillation in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease: A comprehensive review 
Crina Roman, Stanislas Bruley des Varannes, Lucian Muresan, Alina Picos, Dan L Dumitrascu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9592-9599. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9592
Gene-diet interactions in gastric cancer risk: A systematic review 
Jeongseon Kim, Young Ae Cho, Wook Jin Choi, Seung Hwa Jeong 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9600-9610. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9600
Lifetime risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett's esophagus 
Piers Gatenby, Christine Caygill, Christine Wall, Santanu Bhatacharjee, James Ramus, Anthony Watson, Marc Winslet 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9611-9617. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9611
Case Report
Severe splenic rupture after colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection 
Alberto Herreros de Tejada, Luis Giménez-Alvira, Enrique Van den Brule, Rosario Sánchez-Yuste, Pilar Matallanos, Esther Blázquez, Jose L Calleja, Luis E Abreu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9618-9620. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9618
Undiagnosed Borrmann type II gastric cancer due to necrosis and regenerative epithelium 
Joon Hur, Jae Hyuck Chang, Byung Kee Kim, Hoon Young Ko, Jong Hwan Lee, Soo Jeong Kim, Mi Ae Song, Tae Ho Kim, Chang Whan Kim, Sok Won Han 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9621-9625. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9621
Primary colonic melanoma presenting as ileocecal intussusception: Case report and literature review 
Wen-Xiang Li, Ye Wei, Yi Jiang, Ya-Lan Liu, Li Ren, Yun-Shi Zhong, Le-Chi Ye, De-Xiang Zhu, Wei-Xin Niu, Xin-Yu Qin, Jian-Min Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9626-9630. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9626
Letters To The Editor
Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio is useful for the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Huseyin Kayadibi, Erdim Sertoglu, Metin Uyanik, Serkan Tapan 
World J Gastroenterol 20(28):9631-9632. Published online Jul 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i28.9631