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Gender specific medicine in liver diseases: A point of view 
Marilena Durazzo, Paola Belci, Alessandro Collo, Vanessa Prandi, Erika Pistone, Maria Martorana, Roberto Gambino, Simona Bo 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2127-2135. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2127
Topic Highlight
Pharmacotherapy of acute alcoholic hepatitis in clinical practice 
Ludovico Abenavoli, Natasa Milic, Samir Rouabhia, Giovanni Addolorato 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2159-2167. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2159
Chronic liver inflammation: Clinical implications beyond alcoholic liver disease 
Byoung-Jin Park, Yong-Jae Lee, Hye-Ree Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2168-2175. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2168
Endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle tissue acquisition: Where we stand in 2013? 
Zeid Karadsheh, Mohammad Al-Haddad 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2176-2185. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2176
Celiac plexus neurolysis in the management of unresectable pancreatic cancer: When and how? 
Jonathan M Wyse, Yen-I Chen, Anand V Sahai 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2186-2192. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2186
Is the type of insufflation a key issue in gastro-intestinal endoscopy? 
Amy C Lord, Stefan Riss 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2193-2199. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2193
Endoscopic innovations to increase the adenoma detection rate during colonoscopy 
Vincent K Dik, Leon MG Moons, Peter D Siersema 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2200-2211. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2200
Biodegradable stents in gastrointestinal endoscopy 
Vicente Lorenzo-Zúñiga, Vicente Moreno-de-Vega, Ingrid Marín, Jaume Boix 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2212-2217. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2212
Opioid growth factor and the treatment of human pancreatic cancer: A review 
Ian S Zagon, Patricia J McLaughlin 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2218-2223. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2218
Beyond first-line chemotherapy for advanced pancreatic cancer: An expanding array of therapeutic options? 
Evan J Walker, Andrew H Ko 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2224-2236. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2224
Pancreatic cancer stroma: Understanding biology leads to new therapeutic strategies 
Agnieszka Anna Rucki, Lei Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2237-2246. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2237
Embryonic stem cell factors and pancreatic cancer 
Marta Herreros-Villanueva, Luis Bujanda, Daniel D Billadeau, Jin-San Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2247-2254. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2247
Management of borderline and locally advanced pancreatic cancer: Where do we stand? 
Jin He, Andrew J Page, Matthew Weiss, Christopher L Wolfgang, Joseph M Herman, Timothy M Pawlik 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2255-2266. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2255
Systematic review of novel ablative methods in locally advanced pancreatic cancer 
Margaret G Keane, Konstantinos Bramis, Stephen P Pereira, Giuseppe K Fusai 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2267-2278. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2267
Role of abnormal lipid metabolism in development, progression, diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic cancer 
Julian Swierczynski, Areta Hebanowska, Tomasz Sledzinski 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2279-2303. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2279
Anaesthetic perioperative management of patients with pancreatic cancer 
Lesley De Pietri, Roberto Montalti, Bruno Begliomini 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2304-2320. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2304
Involvement of substance P and the NK-1 receptor in pancreatic cancer 
Miguel Muñoz, Rafael Coveñas 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2321-2334. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2321
Hedgehog signaling pathway as a new therapeutic target in pancreatic cancer 
Hideya Onishi, Mitsuo Katano 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2335-2342. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2335
Minimally invasive radical pancreatectomy for left-sided pancreatic cancer: Current status and future perspectives 
Chang Moo Kang, Sung Hwan Lee, Woo Jung Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2343-2351. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2343
Optimum chemotherapy in the management of metastatic pancreatic cancer 
Marwan Ghosn, Hampig Raphael Kourie, Fadi El Karak, Colette Hanna, Joelle Antoun, Dolly Nasr 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2352-2357. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2352
Screening and early detection of pancreatic cancer in high risk population 
Ming-Chu Chang, Jau-Min Wong, Yu-Ting Chang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2358-2364. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2358
Original Article
Sweet food improves chronic stress-induced irritable bowel syndrome-like symptoms in rats 
Sang-Gyun Rho, Yong Sung Kim, Suck Chei Choi, Moon Young Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2365-2373. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2365
Brief Article
Procalcitonin, and cytokines document a dynamic inflammatory state in non-infected cirrhotic patients with ascites 
Bashar M Attar, Christopher M Moore, Magdalena George, Nicolae Ion-Nedelcu, Rafael Turbay, Annamma Zachariah, Guiliano Ramadori, Jawed Fareed, David H Van Thiel 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2374-2382. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2374
Endocrine cells in the ileum of patients with irritable bowel syndrome 
Magdy El-Salhy, Odd Helge Gilja, Doris Gundersen, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk, Trygve Hausken 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2383-2391. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2383
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and inflammatory bowel disease characteristics in Romania 
Gabriela Dumitrescu, Catalina Mihai, Mihaela Dranga, Cristina Cijevschi Prelipcean 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2392-2396. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2392
RAGE gene three polymorphisms with Crohn's disease susceptibility in Chinese Han population 
Zheng-Ting Wang, Jia-Jia Hu, Rong Fan, Jie Zhou, Jie Zhong 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2397-2402. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2397
Prognostic value of M30/M65 for outcome of hepatitis B virus-related acute-on-chronic liver failure 
Su-Jun Zheng, Shuang Liu, Mei Liu, Malcolm A McCrae, Jun-Feng Li, Yuan-Ping Han, Chun-Hui Xu, Feng Ren, Yu Chen, Zhong-Ping Duan 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2403-2411. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2403
Meta-Analysis
Addition of prokinetics to PPI therapy in gastroesophageal reflux disease: A meta-analysis 
Li-Hua Ren, Wei-Xu Chen, Li-Juan Qian, Shuo Li, Min Gu, Rui-Hua Shi 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2412-2419. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2412
Case Report
Peliosis hepatis complicated by portal hypertension following renal transplantation 
Chia-Ying Yu, Liang-Che Chang, Li-Wei Chen, Tsung-Shih Lee, Rong-Nan Chien, Ming-Fang Hsieh, Kun-Chun Chiang 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2420-2425. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2420
Intestinal obstruction due to migration of a thermometer from bladder to abdominal cavity: A case report 
Jing Nie, Bo Zhang, Yan-Chao Duan, Yue-Hua Hu, Xin-Ying Gao, Jian Gong, Ming Cheng, Yan-Qing Li 
World J Gastroenterol 20(9):2426-2428. Published online Mar 7, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i9.2426