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Hepatitis C virus-mediated angiogenesis: Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic strategies 
Mohamed Hassan, Denis Selimovic, Abdelouahid El-Khattouti, Martine Soell, Hanan Ghozlan, Youssef Haikel, Ola Abdelkader, Mosaad Megahed 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15467-15475. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15467
Diagnostic tests for hepatitis C: Recent trends in electrochemical immunosensor and genosensor analysis 
Carolina V Uliana, Carla S Riccardi, Hideko Yamanaka 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15476-15491. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15476
Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy: A cardiologist’s perspective 
Natig Gassanov, Evren Caglayan, Nasser Semmo, Gero Massenkeil, Fikret Er 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15492-15498. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15492
Extrahepatic complications to cirrhosis and portal hypertension: Haemodynamic and homeostatic aspects 
Søren Møller, Jens H Henriksen, Flemming Bendtsen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15499-15517. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15499
Gut-liver axis and probiotics: Their role in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Giulia Paolella, Claudia Mandato, Luca Pierri, Marco Poeta, Martina Di Stasi, Pietro Vajro 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15518-15531. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15518
Liver transplantation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Petros Zezos, Eberhard L Renner 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15532-15538. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15532
Histopathology of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis 
Yoshihisa Takahashi, Toshio Fukusato 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15539-15548. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15539
Contrast-enhanced harmonic endoscopic ultrasound imaging: Basic principles, present situation and future perspectives 
María-Victoria Alvarez-Sánchez, Bertrand Napoléon 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15549-15563. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15549
Neoadjuvant therapy for pancreas cancer: Past lessons and future therapies 
Jeffrey M Sutton, Daniel E Abbott 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15564-15579. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15564
Utility of PET/CT in diagnosis, staging, assessment of resectability and metabolic response of pancreatic cancer 
Xiao-Yi Wang, Feng Yang, Chen Jin, De-Liang Fu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15580-15589. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15580
Laparoscopic liver resection for living donation: Where do we stand? 
François Cauchy, Lilian Schwarz, Olivier Scatton, Olivier Soubrane 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15590-15598. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15590
Single port laparoscopy in gastroenterology and hepatology: A fine step forward 
Christof Mittermair, Jan Schirnhofer, Eberhard Brunner, Katharina Pimpl, Christian Obrist, Michael Weiss, Helmut G Weiss 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15599-15607. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15599
Laparoscopic resection of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors with special contribution of radionuclide imaging 
Andreas Shamiyeh, Michael Gabriel 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15608-15615. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15608
Bowel endometriosis: Colorectal surgeon’s perspective in a multidisciplinary surgical team 
Albert M Wolthuis, Christel Meuleman, Carla Tomassetti, Thomas D’Hooghe, Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, André D’Hoore 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15616-15623. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15616
Gut microbiota-related complications in cirrhosis 
Isabel Gómez-Hurtado, José Such, Yolanda Sanz, Rubén Francés 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15624-15631. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15624
Modulation of immunity and inflammatory gene expression in the gut, in inflammatory diseases of the gut and in the liver by probiotics 
Julio Plaza-Diaz, Carolina Gomez-Llorente, Luis Fontana, Angel Gil 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15632-15649. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15632
Interplay between intestinal alkaline phosphatase, diet, gut microbes and immunity 
Mehrbod Estaki, Daniella DeCoffe, Deanna L Gibson 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15650-15656. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15650
Enteric microbiota leads to new therapeutic strategies for ulcerative colitis 
Wei-Xu Chen, Li-Hua Ren, Rui-Hua Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15657-15663. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15657
Wireless capsule endoscopy: Perspectives beyond gastrointestinal bleeding 
Eduardo Redondo-Cerezo, Antonio Damián Sánchez-Capilla, Paloma De La Torre-Rubio, Javier De Teresa 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15664-15673. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15664
Central pancreatectomy: The Dagradi Serio Iacono operation. Evolution of a surgical technique from the pioneers to the robotic approach 
Calogero Iacono, Andrea Ruzzenente, Luca Bortolasi, Alfredo Guglielmi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15674-15681. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15674
Review
Recent studies of 5-fluorouracil resistance in pancreatic cancer 
Wei-Bin Wang, Yu Yang, Yu-Pei Zhao, Tai-Ping Zhang, Quan Liao, Hong Shu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15682-15690. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15682
Original Article
Mechanism of gastrointestinal abnormal motor activity induced by cisplatin in conscious dogs 
Hiroyuki Ando, Erito Mochiki, Tetsuro Ohno, Mitsuhiro Yanai, Yoshitaka Toyomasu, Kyoichi Ogata, Yuichi Tabe, Ryuusuke Aihara, Toshihiro Nakabayashi, Takayuki Asao, Hiroyuki Kuwano 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15691-15702. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15691
Chunggan extract, a traditional herbal formula, ameliorated alcohol-induced hepatic injury in rat model 
Hyeong-Geug Kim, Jung-Min Kim, Jong-Min Han, Jin-Seok Lee, Min-Kyung Choi, Dong-Soo Lee, Yeon-Hwa Park, Chang-Gue Son 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15703-15714. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15703
Esophageal Helicobacter pylori colonization aggravates esophageal injury caused by reflux 
Yun-Xiang Chu, Wei-Hong Wang, Yun Dai, Gui-Gen Teng, Shu-Jun Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15715-15726. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15715
Research Report
GW4064, a farnesoid X receptor agonist, upregulates adipokine expression in preadipocytes and HepG2 cells 
Xiao-Min Xin, Mu-Xiao Zhong, Gong-Li Yang, Yao Peng, Ya-Li Zhang, Wei Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15727-15735. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15727
Increased expression and possible role of chitinase 3-like-1 in a colitis-associated carcinoma model 
Jia-Yi Ma, Run-Hua Li, Kun Huang, Gao Tan, Chen Li, Fa-Chao Zhi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15736-15744. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15736
Case Control Study
Could JC virus provoke metastasis in colon cancer? 
Emanuele Sinagra, Dario Raimondo, Elena Gallo, Mario Stella, Mario Cottone, Ambrogio Orlando, Francesca Rossi, Emanuele Orlando, Marco Messina, Giovanni Tomasello, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte, Ennio La Rocca, Aroldo Gabriele Rizzo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15745-15749. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15745
Retrospective Study
Metformin does not improve survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 
Mamatha Bhat, Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, William S Harmsen, Cathy D Schleck, Ju Dong Yang, Nasra H Giama, Terry M Therneau, Gregory J Gores, Lewis R Roberts 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15750-15755. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15750
Clinical Trials Study
Covert hepatic encephalopathy: Agreement and predictive validity of different indices 
Sara Montagnese, Esmeralda Balistreri, Sami Schiff, Michele De Rui, Paolo Angeli, Giacomo Zanus, Umberto Cillo, Giancarlo Bombonato, Massimo Bolognesi, David Sacerdoti, Angelo Gatta, Carlo Merkel, Piero Amodio 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15756-15762. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15756
Reduction effect of bacterial counts by preoperative saline lavage of the stomach in performing laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery 
Hirohito Mori, Hideki Kobara, Takaaki Tsushimi, Shintaro Fujihara, Noriko Nishiyama, Tae Matsunaga, Maki Ayaki, Tatsuo Yachida, Joji Tani, Hisaaki Miyoshi, Asahiro Morishita, Tsutomu Masaki 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15763-15770. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15763
Magnifying endoscopy of gastric epithelial dysplasia based on the morphologic characteristics 
Hwa Mi Kang, Gwang Ha Kim, Do Youn Park, Hong Ryeol Cheong, Dong Hoon Baek, Bong Eun Lee, Geun Am Song 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15771-15779. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15771
Observational Study
Autoimmune gastritis presenting as iron deficiency anemia in childhood 
Cristina Gonçalves, Maria Emília Oliveira, Ana M Palha, Anabela Ferrão, Anabela Morais, Ana Isabel Lopes 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15780-15786. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15780
Higher vitamin D serum concentration increases health related quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases 
Tibor Hlavaty, Anna Krajcovicova, Tomas Koller, Jozef Toth, Monika Nevidanska, Martin Huorka, Juraj Payer 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15787-15796. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15787
Immediate detection of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-related periampullary perforation: Fluoroscopy or endoscopy? 
Yasuaki Motomura, Kazuya Akahoshi, Junya Gibo, Kenji Kanayama, Shinichiro Fukuda, Shouhei Hamada, Yoshihiro Otsuka, Masaru Kubokawa, Kiyoshi Kajiyama, Kazuhiko Nakamura 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15797-15804. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15797
Can composite performance measures predict survival of patients with colorectal cancer? 
Kuo-Piao Chung, Li-Ju Chen, Yao-Jen Chang, Yun-Jau Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15805-15814. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15805
Healing time of incision infection after hepatobiliary surgery treated by needle-free incision suture closure 
Wen-Jie Ma, Yong Zhou, Hui Mao, Rui-Hua Xu, Anuj Shrestha, Fu-Yu Li, Alex Lorance, Qin Yang, Yong-Qiong Zhang, Ting Jiang, Huan Feng, Wei Zhang, Nan-Sheng Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15815-15819. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15815
Prospective Study
Adjuvant therapy sparing in rectal cancer achieving complete response after chemoradiation 
Xabier García-Albéniz, Rosa Gallego, Ralf Dieter Hofheinz, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, Juan Ramón Ayuso-Colella, Josep Antoni Bombí, Carles Conill, Miriam Cuatrecasas, Salvadora Delgado, Angels Ginés, Rosa Miquel, Mario Pagés, Estela Pineda, Verónica Pereira, Aarón Sosa, Oscar Reig, Iván Victoria, Luis Feliz, Antonio María de Lacy, Antoni Castells, Iris Burkholder, Andreas Hochhaus, Joan Maurel 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15820-15829. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15820
Seroprevalence of celiac disease among United Arab Emirates healthy adult nationals: A gender disparity 
Yousif A Abu-Zeid, Waheeba S Jasem, Benjamin Lebwohl, Peter H Green, Gehad ElGhazali 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15830-15836. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15830
Randomized Controlled Trial
Commercially available probiotic drinks containing Lactobacillus casei DN-114001 reduce antibiotic-associated diarrhea 
Christoph G Dietrich, Tanja Kottmann, Manuela Alavi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15837-15844. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15837
Randomized controlled trial of sodium phosphate tablets vs polyethylene glycol solution for colonoscopy bowel cleansing 
Yoon Suk Jung, Chang Kyun Lee, Hyo Jong Kim, Chang Soo Eun, Dong Soo Han, Dong Il Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15845-15851. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15845
Randomized Clinical Trial
Perioperative restricted fluid therapy preserves immunological function in patients with colorectal cancer 
Hong-Ying Jie, Ji-Lu Ye, Hai-Hua Zhou, Yun-Xiang Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15852-15859. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15852
Systematic Reviews
Spontaneous and antiviral-induced cutaneous lesions in chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Ioana Grigorescu, Dan Lucian Dumitrascu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15860-15866. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15860
Meta-Analysis
Totally laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes compared with open surgery 
Ke Chen, Yu Pan, Jia-Qin Cai, Xiao-Wu Xu, Di Wu, Yi-Ping Mou 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15867-15878. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15867
Dairy product consumption and gastric cancer risk: A meta-analysis 
Yan Sun, Lian-Jie Lin, Li-Xuan Sang, Cong Dai, Min Jiang, Chang-Qing Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15879-15898. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15879
Interleukin-17 SNPs and serum levels increase ulcerative colitis risk: A meta-analysis 
Juan Li, Hao Tian, Hui-Jun Jiang, Bin Han 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15899-15909. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15899
Case Report
Embolization of splenorenal shunt associated to portal vein thrombosis and hepatic encephalopathy 
Letícia de Campos Franzoni, Fábio Cardoso de Carvalho, Rafael Gomes de Almeida Garzon, Fábio da Silva Yamashiro, Laís Augusti, Lívia Alves Amaral Santos, Mariana de Souza Dorna, Júlio Pinheiro Baima, Talles Bazeia Lima, Carlos Antonio Caramori, Giovanni Faria Silva, Fernando Gomes Romeiro 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15910-15915. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15910
Interesting rendezvous location in a liver transplantation patient with anastomosis stricture 
Bulent Odemis, Erkin Oztas, Mehmet Yurdakul, Serkan Torun, Nuredtin Suna, Ertugrul Kayacetin 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15916-15919. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15916
Amenorrhea as a rare drug-related adverse event associated with everolimus for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors 
Yoshiaki Kawaguchi, Atsuko Maruno, Yohei Kawashima, Hiroyuki Ito, Masami Ogawa, Tetsuya Mine 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15920-15924. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15920
Intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct developing in a patient with primary sclerosing cholangitis: A case report 
Hiroyuki Hachiya, Junji Kita, Takayuki Shiraki, Yukihiro Iso, Mitsugi Shimoda, Keiichi Kubota 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15925-15930. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15925
Delayed hypersensitivity reaction resulting in maculopapular-type eruption due to entecavir in the treatment of chronic hepatitis B 
Jeong Tae Kim, Hye Won Jeong, Ki Hwa Choi, Tae Young Yoon, Nohyun Sung, Young Ki Choi, Eun Ha Kim, Hee Bok Chae 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15931-15936. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15931
Endoscopic variceal ligation caused massive bleeding due to laceration of an esophageal varicose vein with tissue glue emboli 
Xiu-Qing Wei, Hua-Ying Gu, Zhi-E Wu, Hui-Biao Miao, Pei-Qi Wang, Zhuo-Fu Wen, Bin Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15937-15940. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15937
Letters To The Editor
Clinical importance of serum procalcitonin in ulcerative colitis patients 
Ergenekon Karagoz, Alpaslan Tanoglu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(42):15941-15942. Published online Nov 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i42.15941