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Editorial
Surgery for obstructed defecation syndrome-is there an ideal technique 
Stefan Riss, Anton Stift 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):1-5. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.1
Field Of Vision
Review
Differential diagnosis in inflammatory bowel disease colitis: State of the art and future perspectives 
Gian Eugenio Tontini, Maurizio Vecchi, Luca Pastorelli, Markus F Neurath, Helmut Neumann 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):21-46. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.21
Systematic mechanism-orientated approach to chronic pancreatitis pain 
Stefan AW Bouwense, Marjan de Vries, Luuk TW Schreuder, Søren S Olesen, Jens B Frøkjær, Asbjørn M Drewes, Harry van Goor, Oliver HG Wilder-Smith 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):47-59. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.47
Autoimmune hepatitis, one disease with many faces: Etiopathogenetic, clinico-laboratory and histological characteristics 
Nikolaos K Gatselis, Kalliopi Zachou, George K Koukoulis, George N Dalekos 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):60-83. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.60
p53 mutations in colorectal cancer- molecular pathogenesis and pharmacological reactivation 
Xiao-Lan Li, Jianbiao Zhou, Zhi-Rong Chen, Wee-Joo Chng 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):84-93. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.84
Radiation therapy has been shown to be adaptable for various stages of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Yasuteru Kondo, Osamu Kimura, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):94-101. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.94
Fecal microbiota transplantation broadening its application beyond intestinal disorders 
Meng-Que Xu, Hai-Long Cao, Wei-Qiang Wang, Shan Wang, Xiao-Cang Cao, Fang Yan, Bang-Mao Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):102-111. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.102
Minireviews
Review of the treatment of liver hydatid cysts 
Concepción Gomez i Gavara, Rafael López-Andújar, Tatiana Belda Ibáñez, José M Ramia Ángel, Ángel Moya Herraiz, Francisco Orbis Castellanos, Eugenia Pareja Ibars, Fernando San Juan Rodríguez 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):124-131. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.124
Extent of surgery in cancer of the colon: Is more better? 
Wouter Willaert, Wim Ceelen 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):132-138. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.132
Pharmacological therapy used in the elimination of Helicobacter pylori infection: A review 
Ariolana A dos Santos, Adriana A Carvalho 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):139-154. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.139
Basic Study
Altered vasoactive intestinal peptides expression in irritable bowel syndrome patients and rats with trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid-induced colitis 
Arseima Y Del Valle-Pinero, LeeAnne B Sherwin, Ethan M Anderson, Robert M Caudle, Wendy A Henderson 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):155-163. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.155
Establishment and characterization of cell lines from chromosomal instable colorectal cancer 
Claudia Maletzki, Michael Gock, Martin Randow, Ernst Klar, Maja Huehns, Friedrich Prall, Michael Linnebacher 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):164-176. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.164
Beneficial effect of an omega-6 PUFA-rich diet in non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced mucosal damage in the murine small intestine 
Toshihide Ueda, Ryota Hokari, Masaaki Higashiyama, Yuichi Yasutake, Koji Maruta, Chie Kurihara, Kengo Tomita, Shunsuke Komoto, Yoshikiyo Okada, Chikako Watanabe, Shingo Usui, Shigeaki Nagao, Soichiro Miura 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):177-186. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.177
Enterocyte dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing non-integrin expression in inflammatory bowel disease 
Jing-Qing Zeng, Chun-Di Xu, Tong Zhou, Jing Wu, Kai Lin, Wei Liu, Xin-Qiong Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):187-195. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.187
FoxM1 overexpression promotes epithelial-mesenchymal transition and metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma 
Fan-Di Meng, Ji-Chao Wei, Kai Qu, Zhi-Xin Wang, Qi-Fei Wu, Ming-Hui Tai, Hao-Chen Liu, Rui-Yao Zhang, Chang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):196-213. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.196
Monochromatic energy computed tomography image for active intestinal hemorrhage: A model investigation 
Wen-Dong Liu, Xing-Wang Wu, Jun-Mei Hu, Bin Wang, Bin Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):214-220. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.214
Case Control Study
Reactivity against microsatellite instability-induced frameshift mutations in patients with inflammatory bowel disease 
Florian Kuehn, Ernst Klar, Anja Bliemeister, Michael Linnebacher 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):221-228. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.221
Retrospective Study
Frequency and associated factors of hair loss among patients with inflammatory bowel disease 
Rajesh Shah, Bincy Abraham, Jason Hou, Joseph Sellin 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):229-232. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.229
Interferon therapy in hepatitis C leading to chronic type 1 diabetes 
Taiba Zornitzki, Stephen Malnick, Lyudmila Lysyy, Hilla Knobler 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):233-239. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.233
Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with selective immunoglobulin E deficiency 
Eli Magen, Menachem Schlesinger, Itzhak Ben-Zion, Daniel Vardy 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):240-245. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.240
Post-hepatectomy survival in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis 
Yusuke Yamamoto, Hisashi Ikoma, Ryo Morimura, Katsutoshi Shoda, Hirotaka Konishi, Yasutoshi Murayama, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Yoshiaki Kuriu, Takeshi Kubota, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Daisuke Ichikawa, Hitoshi Fujiwara, Kazuma Okamoto, Chouhei Sakakura, Toshiya Ochiai, Eigo Otsuji 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):246-253. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.246
Azathioprine is essential following cyclosporine for patients with steroid-refractory ulcerative colitis 
Nobuyuki Miyake, Takafumi Ando, Kazuhiro Ishiguro, Osamu Maeda, Osamu Watanabe, Yutaka Hirayama, Keiko Maeda, Kazuhiro Morise, Masanobu Matsushita, Kazuhiro Furukawa, Kohei Funasaka, Masanao Nakamura, Ryoji Miyahara, Naoki Ohmiya, Hidemi Goto 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):254-261. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.254
Long-term survival after resection of pancreatic cancer: A single-center retrospective analysis 
Takehito Yamamoto, Shintaro Yagi, Hiromitsu Kinoshita, Yusuke Sakamoto, Kazuyuki Okada, Kenji Uryuhara, Takeshi Morimoto, Satoshi Kaihara, Ryo Hosotani 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):262-268. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.262
Clinical outcomes of small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the gallbladder 
Sung Pil Yun, Nari Shin, Hyung Il Seo 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):269-275. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.269
Morphologic factors of biliary trees are associated with gallstone-related biliary events 
Jin-Seok Park, Don Haeng Lee, Jun Hyeok Lim, Seok Jeong, Young Sun Jeon 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):276-282. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.276
Autoantibodies in Chinese patients with chronic hepatitis B: Prevalence and clinical associations 
Bo-An Li, Jia Liu, Jun Hou, Jie Tang, Jian Zhang, Jun Xu, Yong-Ji Song, Ai-Xia Liu, Jing Zhao, Jing-Xia Guo, Lin Chen, Han Wang, Li-Hua Yang, Jie Lu, Yuan-Li Mao 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):283-291. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.283
Clinical Trials Study
Latent structure of irritable bowel syndrome symptom severity 
Fabian Jasper, Boris Egloff, Andrea Roalfe, Michael Witthöft 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):292-300. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.292
Observational Study
Fatty acid changes help to better understand regression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease 
Dominika Maciejewska, Arleta Drozd, Piotr Ossowski, Karina Ryterska, Dominika Jamioł-Milc, Marcin Banaszczak, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Małgorzata Kaczorowska, Anna Sabinicz, Ewa Stachowska 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):301-310. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.301
Common telomerase reverse transcriptase promoter mutations in hepatocellular carcinomas from different geographical locations 
Dilek Cevik, Gokhan Yildiz, Mehmet Ozturk 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):311-317. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.311
Long-term follow-up of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome in cystic fibrosis 
Moran Lavie, Tzipora Manovitz, Daphna Vilozni, Sarina Levy-Mendelovich, Ifat Sarouk, Ilana Weintraubv, David Shoseyov, Malena Cohen-Cymberknoh, Joseph Rivlin, Ori Efrati 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):318-325. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.318
Impact of fecal occult blood on obscure gastrointestinal bleeding: Observational study 
Yuka Kobayashi, Hirotsugu Watabe, Atsuo Yamada, Hirobumi Suzuki, Yoshihiro Hirata, Yutaka Yamaji, Haruhiko Yoshida, Kazuhiko Koike 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):326-332. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.326
Prospective Study
Circulating metastasis associated in colon cancer 1 transcripts in gastric cancer patient plasma as diagnostic and prognostic biomarker 
Susen Burock, Pia Herrmann, Ina Wendler, Markus Niederstrasser, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Ulrike Stein 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):333-341. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.333
Human papillomavirus does not have a causal role in colorectal carcinogenesis 
Laura Lorenzon, Francesca Mazzetta, Emanuela Pilozzi, Giordana Uggeri, Maria Rosaria Torrisi, Mario Ferri, Vincenzo Ziparo, Deborah French 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):342-350. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.342
Randomized Controlled Trial
Concomitant therapy achieved the best eradication rate for Helicobacter pylori among various treatment strategies 
Hyun Jeong Lee, Jin Il Kim, Jin Soo Lee, Eun Jung Jun, Jung-Hwan Oh, Dae Young Cheung, Woo Chul Chung, Byung-Wook Kim, Sung Soo Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):351-359. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.351
Systematic Reviews
Giant colonic diverticulum, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment: Systematic review of 166 cases 
Giuseppe Nigri, Niccolò Petrucciani, Giulia Giannini, Paolo Aurello, Paolo Magistri, Marcello Gasparrini, Giovanni Ramacciato 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):360-368. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.360
Case Report
Indocyanine green fluorescence and three-dimensional imaging of right gastroepiploic artery in gastric tube cancer 
Toru Nakano, Tadashi Sakurai, Shota Maruyama, Yohei Ozawa, Takashi Kamei, Go Miyata, Noriaki Ohuchi 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):369-372. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.369
Placement of 125I seed strands and stents for a type IV Klatskin tumor 
Wen Zhang, Zheng-Qiang Yang, Hai-Bin Shi, Shen Liu, Wei-Zhong Zhou, Lin-Bo Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):373-376. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.373
Letters To The Editor
Re: ''Laparoscopic vs open approach to resection of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with known cirrhosis: Systematic review and meta-analysis'' 
Zhan-Zhan Li, Li-Zhang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 21(1):377-378. Published online Jan 7, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i1.377