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Ulcerative colitis-associated colorectal cancer 
Masakazu Yashiro 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16389-16397. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16389
Recent applications of chemosensitivity tests for colorectal cancer treatment 
Yong Sik Yoon, Jin Cheon Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16398-16408. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16398
Management of recurrent hepatitis C virus after liver transplantation 
Miguel Jiménez-Pérez, Rocío González-Grande, Francisco Javier Rando-Muñoz 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16409-16417. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16409
Rationale for the potential use of mesenchymal stromal cells in liver transplantation 
Morgan Vandermeulen, Céline Grégoire, Alexandra Briquet, Chantal Lechanteur, Yves Beguin, Olivier Detry 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16418-16432. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16418
Causes and consequences of microsatellite instability in gastric carcinogenesis 
Sérgia Velho, Maria Sofia Fernandes, Marina Leite, Ceu Figueiredo, Raquel Seruca 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16433-16442. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16433
Toll-like receptor-mediated signaling cascade as a regulator of the inflammation network during alcoholic liver disease 
Sara Ceccarelli, Valerio Nobili, Anna Alisi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16443-16451. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16443
Non alcoholic steatohepatitis a precursor for hepatocellular carcinoma development 
Chun-Meng Jiang, Chun-Wen Pu, Ya-Hui Hou, Zhe Chen, Mohammed Alanazy, Lionel Hebbard 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16464-16473. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16464
Pathology of alcoholic liver disease, can it be differentiated from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis? 
Puja Sakhuja 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16474-16479. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16474
High intensity focused ultrasound: A noninvasive therapy for locally advanced pancreatic cancer 
Feng Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16480-16488. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16480
Microbiota alterations in acute and chronic gastrointestinal inflammation of cats and dogs 
Julia B Honneffer, Yasushi Minamoto, Jan S Suchodolski 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16489-16497. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16489
Mechanistic links between gut microbial community dynamics, microbial functions and metabolic health 
Connie WY Ha, Yan Y Lam, Andrew J Holmes 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16498-16517. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16498
Effect of probiotic administration on the intestinal microbiota, current knowledge and potential applications 
Alejandra de Moreno de LeBlanc, Jean Guy LeBlanc 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16518-16528. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16518
Drug induced acute pancreatitis: Does it exist? 
Scott Tenner 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16529-16534. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16529
Evidence for a role of mitogen-activated protein kinases in the treatment of experimental acute pancreatitis 
Natasha Irrera, Alessandra Bitto, Monica Interdonato, Francesco Squadrito, Domenica Altavilla 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16535-16543. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16535
Imaging tests for accurate diagnosis of acute biliary pancreatitis 
Valeriu Surlin, Adrian Săftoiu, Daniela Dumitrescu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16544-16549. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16544
Retroperitoneal disorders associated with IgG4-related autoimmune pancreatitis 
Noboru Hara, Makoto Kawaguchi, Keisuke Takeda, Yoh Zen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16550-16558. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16550
Diagnosis of autoimmune pancreatitis 
Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Naomi Kakushima, Kohei Takizawa, Masaki Tanaka, Kenichiro Imai, Kinichi Hotta, Hiroyuki Ono 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16559-16569. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16559
Antioxidative phytoceuticals to ameliorate pancreatitis in animal models: An answer from nature 
Jong-Min Park, Sooyeon Lee, Mi Kyung Chung, Sung-Hun Kwon, Eun-Hee Kim, Kwang Hyun Ko, Chang Il Kwon, Ki Baik Hahm 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16570-16581. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16570
Endoscopic prevention of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis 
Tae Hoon Lee, Do Hyun Park 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16582-16595. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16582
Colon capsule endoscopy: Current status and future directions 
Andrea O Tal, Johannes Vermehren, Jörg G Albert 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16596-16602. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16596
Capsule endoscopy in pediatrics: A 10-years journey 
Salvatore Oliva, Stanley A Cohen, Giovanni Di Nardo, Gianfranco Gualdi, Salvatore Cucchiara, Emanuele Casciani 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16603-16608. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16603
Rethinking elective colectomy for diverticulitis: A strategic approach to population health 
Vlad V Simianu, David R Flum 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16609-16614. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16609
Evidence or eminence in abdominal surgery: Recent improvements in perioperative care 
Josefin Segelman, Jonas Nygren 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16615-16619. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16615
Surgical treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis: Dilemmas and current recommendations 
Fábio Guilherme Campos 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16620-16629. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16620
Advances in non-surgical management of primary liver cancer 
Xiao Chen, Hai-Peng Liu, Mei Li, Liang Qiao 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16630-16638. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16630
Review
Gut microbiota in alcoholic liver disease: Pathogenetic role and therapeutic perspectives 
Giulia Malaguarnera, Maria Giordano, Giuseppe Nunnari, Gaetano Bertino, Michele Malaguarnera 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16639-16648. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16639
Could the improvement of obesity-related co-morbidities depend on modified gut hormones secretion? 
Carmine Finelli, Maria Carmela Padula, Giuseppe Martelli, Giovanni Tarantino 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16649-16664. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16649
Original Article
Estradiol agonists inhibit human LoVo colorectal-cancer cell proliferation and migration through p53 
Hsi-Hsien Hsu, Wei-Wen Kuo, Da-Tong Ju, Yu-Lan Yeh, Chuan-Chou Tu, Ying-Lan Tsai, Chia-Yao Shen, Sheng-Huang Chang, Li-Chin Chung, Chih-Yang Huang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16665-16673. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16665
Glytan decreases portal pressure via mesentery vasoconstriction in portal hypertensive rats 
Qing-Hong Du, Lin Han, Jun-Jie Jiang, Ya Xu, Wei-Hong Li, Peng-Tao Li, Xin-Yue Wang, Xu Jia 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16674-16682. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16674
Research Report
Azathioprine does not reduce adenoma formation in a mouse model of sporadic intestinal tumorigenesis 
Mattheus CB Wielenga, Jooske F van Lidth de Jeude, Sanne L Rosekrans, Alon D Levin, Monique Schukking, Geert RAM D’Haens, Jarom Heijmans, Marnix Jansen, Vanesa Muncan, Gijs R van den Brink 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16683-16689. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16683
Alleviated mucosal and neuronal damage in a rat model of Crohn’s disease 
Petra Talapka, Lajos István Nagy, Alexandra Pál, Marietta Zita Poles, Anikó Berkó, Mária Bagyánszki, László Géza Puskás, Éva Fekete, Nikolett Bódi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16690-16697. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16690
Evidence-Based Medicine
Splanchnic vein thrombosis in necrotizing acute pancreatitis: Detection by computed tomographic venography 
Wei Jiang, Jing Zhou, Lu Ke, Gang Li, Zhi-Hui Tong, Wei-Qin Li, Jie-Shou Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16698-16701. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16698
Decreased expression of gastrokine 1 in gastric mucosa of gastric cancer patients 
Xiao-Yan Guo, Lei Dong, Bin Qin, Jiong Jiang, A-Meng Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16702-16706. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16702
Case Control Study
Complete laparoscopic resection of the rectum using natural orifice specimen extraction 
Masayuki Hisada, Kenji Katsumata, Tetsuo Ishizaki, Masanobu Enomoto, Takaaki Matsudo, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Akihiko Tsuchida 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16707-16713. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16707
Retrospective Study
Hepatic clearance measured with 99mTc-GSA single-photon emission computed tomography to estimate liver fibrosis 
Masahiko Taniguchi, Atsutaka Okizaki, Kenji Watanabe, Koji Imai, Koichiro Uchida, Takahiro Einama, Noriyuki Shuke, Naoyuki Miyokawa, Hiroyuki Furukawa 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16714-16720. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16714
Safety and efficacy of a partially covered self-expandable metal stent in benign pyloric obstruction 
Jun Heo, Min Kyu Jung 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16721-16725. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16721
Clinical Trials Study
Boceprevir is highly effective in treatment-experienced hepatitis C virus-positive genotype-1 menopausal women 
Veronica Bernabucci, Alessia Ciancio, Salvatore Petta, Aimilia Karampatou, Laura Turco, Silvia Strona, Rosina Critelli, Paola Todesca, Caterina Cerami, Caterina Sagnelli, Mario Rizzetto, Calogero Cammà, Erica Villa 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16726-16733. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16726
Prospective Study
Splenic artery ligature associated with endoscopic banding for schistosomal portal hypertension 
Renata Potonyacz Colaneri, Fabrício Ferreira Coelho, Roberto de Cleva, Marcos Vinícius Perini, Paulo Herman 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16734-16738. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16734
Randomized Controlled Trial
Xiaoyao pill for treatment of functional dyspepsia in perimenopausal women with depression 
Han-Guang Du, Li Ming, Shu-Jiao Chen, Can-Dong Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16739-16744. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16739
Systematic Reviews
Temporal trends in inflammatory bowel disease publications over a 19-years period 
Yael Weintraub, Francis B Mimouni, Shlomi Cohen 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16745-16749. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16745
Meta-Analysis
Laparoscopic vs open D2 gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer: A meta-analysis 
Zhen-Hong Zou, Li-Ying Zhao, Ting-Yu Mou, Yan-Feng Hu, Jiang Yu, Hao Liu, Hao Chen, Jia-Ming Wu, Sheng-Li An, Guo-Xin Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16750-16764. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16750
Xeroderma pigmentosum group D polymorphisms and esophageal cancer susceptibility: A meta-analysis based on case-control studies 
Rong Yang, Chong Zhang, Armah Malik, Zhi-Da Shen, Jian Hu, Yi-He Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16765-16773. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16765
Case Report
Case report of acute-on-chronic liver failure secondary to diffuse large B-cell lymphoma 
Yahuza Siba, Kenechukwu Obiokoye, Richard Ferstenberg, James Robilotti, Joan Culpepper-Morgan 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16774-16778. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16774
Heterotopic pancreatic tissue in the gastric cardia: A case report and literature review 
Rafał Filip, Ewa Walczak, Jacek Huk, Radosław P Radzki, Marek Bieńko 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16779-16781. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16779
IgG4-related disease manifesting as an acute gastric-pericardial fistula 
James Frydman, Shahar Grunner, Yoram Kluger 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16782-16785. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16782
Duodenum-preserving resection and Roux-en-Y pancreatic jejunostomy in benign pancreatic head tumors 
Chun-Hui Yuan, Ming Tao, Yi-Mu Jia, Jing-Wei Xiong, Tong-Lin Zhang, Dian-Rong Xiu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16786-16792. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16786
Letters To The Editor
Individualized proximal margin for early gastric cancer patients 
Xin-Zu Chen, Wei-Han Zhang, Jian-Kun Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 20(44):16793-16794. Published online Nov 28, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i44.16793