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International guidelines for the management of pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms 
Brian KP Goh 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9833-9837. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9833
Topic Highlight
Recent advances in the molecular diagnostics of gastric cancer 
Mitsuro Kanda, Yasuhiro Kodera 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9838-9852. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9838
Circulating microRNAs as diagnostic and prognostic tools for hepatocellular carcinoma 
Yu-Cheng Zhang, Zhuo Xu, Tian-Fu Zhang, Ya-Li Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9853-9862. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9853
Review
Circulating microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs in gastric cancer diagnosis: An update and review 
Ya-Kai Huang, Jian-Chun Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9863-9886. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9863
Basic Study
Dexamethasone inhibits hypoxia-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in colon cancer 
Jung Ho Kim, You-Jin Hwang, Sang Hoon Han, Young Eun Lee, Saerom Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Jae Hee Cho, Kwang An Kwon, Ju Hyun Kim, Se-Hee Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9887-9899. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9887
MiR-9a-5p regulates proliferation and migration of hepatic stellate cells under pressure through inhibition of Sirt1 
Feng Qi, Jiang-Feng Hu, Bao-Hai Liu, Chao-Qun Wu, Hong-Yu Yu, Ding-Kang Yao, Liang Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9900-9915. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9900
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor as a potential prognostic factor in gastric cancer 
Long-Jun He, Dan Xie, Pin-Jin Hu, Yi-Ji Liao, Hai-Xia Deng, Hsiang-Fu Kung, Sen-Lin Zhu 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9916-9926. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9916
Development of a rat model of D-galactosamine/lipopolysaccharide induced hepatorenal syndrome 
Jing-Bo Wang, Hai-Tao Wang, Lu-Ping Li, Ying-Chun Yan, Wei Wang, Jing-Yang Liu, Yi-Tong Zhao, Wei-Shu Gao, Ming-Xiang Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9927-9935. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9927
Neurochemical features of endomorphin-2-containing neurons in the submucosal plexus of the rat colon 
Jun-Ping Li, Ting Zhang, Chang-Jun Gao, Zhen-Zhen Kou, Xu-Wen Jiao, Lian-Xiang Zhang, Zhen-Yu Wu, Zhong-Yi He, Yun-Qing Li 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9936-9944. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9936
β-elemene enhances the radiosensitivity of gastric cancer cells by inhibiting Pak1 activation 
Jun-Song Liu, Xiang-Ming Che, Shuai Chang, Guang-Lin Qiu, Shi-Cai He, Lin Fan, Wei Zhao, Zheng-Liang Zhang, Shu-Feng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9945-9956. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9945
Retrospective Cohort Study
Association of serum gamma-glutamyl transferase with treatment outcome in chronic hepatitis B patients 
Rui Huang, Chen-Chen Yang, Yong Liu, Juan Xia, Ran Su, Ya-Li Xiong, Gui-Yang Wang, Zhen-Hua Sun, Xiao-Min Yan, Shan Lu, Chao Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9957-9965. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9957
Retrospective Study
Prognostic significance of the lymphocyte-to-monocyte ratio in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer 
Masatsune Shibutani, Kiyoshi Maeda, Hisashi Nagahara, Hiroshi Ohtani, Katsunobu Sakurai, Sadaaki Yamazoe, Kenjiro Kimura, Takahiro Toyokawa, Ryosuke Amano, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kazuya Muguruma, Kosei Hirakawa 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9966-9973. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9966
Clinical utility of a new endoscopic scoring system for Crohn’s disease 
Kazuhiro Morise, Takafumi Ando, Osamu Watanabe, Masanao Nakamura, Ryoji Miyahara, Osamu Maeda, Kazuhiro Ishiguro, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hidemi Goto 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9974-9981. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9974
Novel 3-dimensional virtual hepatectomy simulation combined with real-time deformation 
Yukio Oshiro, Hiroaki Yano, Jun Mitani, Sangtae Kim, Jaejeong Kim, Kiyoshi Fukunaga, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9982-9992. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9982
Detection of gallbladder stones by dual-energy spectral computed tomography imaging 
An-Liang Chen, Ai-Lian Liu, Sheng Wang, Jing-Hong Liu, Ye Ju, Mei-Yu Sun, Yi-Jun Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9993-9998. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9993
Clinical comparison of antrum-preserving double tract reconstruction vs roux-en-Y reconstruction after gastrectomy for Siewert types II and III adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction 
Jiang-Wei Xiao, Zi-Lin Liu, Peng-Cheng Ye, Ya-Jun Luo, Zhi-Ming Fu, Qin Zou, Shou-Jiang Wei 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):9999-10007. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.9999
Observational Study
Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging features of lipid-rich neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas 
Yoshihiko Fukukura, Toshikazu Shindo, Michiyo Higashi, Koji Takumi, Tomokazu Umanodan, Tomohide Yoneyama, Takashi Yoshiura 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):10008-10017. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.10008
Prospective Study
Accuracy of abdominal auscultation for bowel obstruction 
Birger Michael Breum, Bo Rud, Thomas Kirkegaard, Tyge Nordentoft 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):10018-10024. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.10018
Meta-Analysis
CTLA-4 and MDR1 polymorphisms increase the risk for ulcerative colitis: A meta-analysis 
Jia-Jun Zhao, Di Wang, Hui Yao, Da-Wei Sun, Hong-Yu Li 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):10025-10040. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.10025
Case Report
Ligation-assisted endoscopic submucosal resection with circumferential mucosal incision for duodenal carcinoid tumor 
Hideaki Harada, Satoshi Suehiro, Takanori Shimizu, Yasushi Katsuyama, Kenji Hayasaka, Hideto Ito 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):10041-10044. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.10041
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage: Bilateral systems drainage via left duct approach 
Varayu Prachayakul, Pitulak Aswakul 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):10045-10048. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.10045
Trousseau’s syndrome in a patient with advanced stage gastric cancer 
Tai-Long Chien, Kung-Ming Rau, Wen-Jung Chung, Wei-Chen Tai, Shih-Ho Wang, Yi-Chun Chiu, Keng-Liang Wu, Yeh-Pin Chou, Chia-Che Wu, Yen-Hao Chen, Seng-Kee Chuah, Gastric Cancer Team 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):10049-10053. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.10049
Letters To The Editor
PNPLA3 I148M variant affects non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in liver transplant recipients 
Zheng-Tao Liu, Tian-Chi Chen, Xiao-Xiao Lu, Jun Cheng, Hai-Yang Xie, Lin Zhou, Shu-Sen Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 21(34):10054-10056. Published online Sep 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i34.10054