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Editorial
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatic cirrhosis: Comparison with viral hepatitis-associated steatosis 
Yuki Haga, Tatsuo Kanda, Reina Sasaki, Masato Nakamura, Shingo Nakamoto, Osamu Yokosuka 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):12989-12995. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.12989
Review
Therapeutic role of endoscopic ultrasound in pancreaticobiliary disease: A comprehensive review 
Fan-Sheng Meng, Zhao-Hong Zhang, Feng Ji 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):12996-13003. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.12996
Basic Study
HuR mediated post-transcriptional regulation as a new potential adjuvant therapeutic target in chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer 
Aldona Jakstaite, Aurelija Maziukiene, Giedre Silkuniene, Kristina Kmieliute, Antanas Gulbinas, Zilvinas Dambrauskas 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13004-13019. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13004
Kefir treatment ameliorates dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis in rats 
Altug Senol, Mehmet Isler, Recep Sutcu, Mete Akin, Ebru Cakir, Betul M Ceyhan, M Cem Kockar 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13020-13029. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13020
Up-regulation of microRNA-210 inhibits proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma cells by targeting YES1 
Weiqi Tan, Seng-Gee Lim, Theresa MC Tan 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13030-13041. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13030
Effects of Ligustrum robustum on gut microbes and obesity in rats 
Zhi-Mei Xie, Tao Zhou, Hong-Yu Liao, Qian Ye, Shan Liu, Lu Qi, Jing Huang, Hao-Jiang Zuo, Xiao-Fang Pei 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13042-13054. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13042
Inhibition of sphingosine kinase 1 ameliorates acute liver failure by reducing high-mobility group box 1 cytoplasmic translocation in liver cells 
Yan-Chang Lei, Ling-Ling Yang, Wen Li, Pan Luo, Pei-Fen Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13055-13063. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13055
Case Control Study
Association between hepatocellular carcinoma and tumor necrosis factor alpha polymorphisms in South Korea 
Suk Pyo Shin, Nam Keun Kim, Ju Hwan Kim, Ju Ho Lee, Jung Oh Kim, Sung Hwan Cho, Hana Park, Mi Na Kim, Kyu Sung Rim, Seong Gyu Hwang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13064-13072. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13064
Seven-day triple therapy is a better choice for Helicobacter pylori eradication in regions with low antibiotic resistance 
Yue-Feng Tong, Jun Lv, Li-Yuan Ying, Fang Xu, Bo Qin, Ming-Tong Chen, Fei Meng, Miao-Ying Tu, Ning-Min Yang, You-Ming Li, Jian-Zhong Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13073-13079. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13073
Retrospective Cohort Study
Reduction of the ages at diagnosis and operation of biliary atresia in Taiwan: A 15-year population-based cohort study 
Jen-Shyang Lin, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Chin-Li Lu, Hung-Chang Lee, Chun-Yan Yeung, Wai-Tao Chan 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13080-13086. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13080
Long-term lamivudine for chronic hepatitis B and cirrhosis: A real-life cohort study 
Ming-Hua Su, Ai-Lian Lu, Shi-Hua Li, Shao-Hua Zhong, Bao-Jian Wang, Xiao-Li Wu, Yan-Yan Mo, Peng Liang, Zhi-Hong Liu, Rong Xie, Li-Xia He, Wu-Dao Fu, Jian-Ning Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13087-13094. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13087
Retrospective Study
Prevalence and features of colorectal lesions among Hispanics: A hospital-based study 
Hassan Ashktorab, Adeyinka O Laiyemo, Edward Lee, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Amita Ghuman, Mehdi Nouraie, Hassan Brim 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13095-13100. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13095
Cyberknife treatment for advanced or terminal stage hepatocellular carcinoma 
Hiroyuki Kato, Hideo Yoshida, Hiroyoshi Taniguch, Ryutaro Nomura, Kengo Sato, Ichiro Suzuki, Ryo Nakata 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13101-13112. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13101
Can endoscopic atrophy predict histological atrophy? Historical study in United Kingdom and Japan 
Shin Kono, Takuji Gotoda, Shigeaki Yoshida, Ichiro Oda, Hitoshi Kondo, Luigi Gatta, Greg Naylor, Michael Dixon, Fuminori Moriyasu, Anthony Axon 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13113-13123. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13113
Moxifloxacin-containing triple therapy after non-bismuth quadruple therapy failure for Helicobacter pylori infection 
Ji Hyun Lim, Dong Ho Lee, Seong Tae Lee, Nayoung Kim, Young Soo Park, Cheol Min Shin, In Sung Song 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13124-13131. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13124
Aspartate transaminase to platelet ratio index in hepatitis C virus and Schistosomiasis coinfection 
Moutaz Derbala, Mohammed Elshiekh Elbadri, Aliaa Mohamed Amer, Saad AlKaabi, Khaleel Hassan Sultan, Yasser Medhat Kamel, Eman Hassan Satti Elsayed, Tony Yervant Avades, Prem Chandra, Fatma M Shebl 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13132-13139. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13132
Observational Study
Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided drainage for patients with symptomatic obstruction and enlargement of the pancreatic duct 
Uwe Will, Andreas Reichel, Frank Fueldner, Frank Meyer 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13140-13151. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13140
Totally robotic vs 3D laparoscopic colectomy: A single centers preliminary experience 
Mario Guerrieri, Roberto Campagnacci, Pierluigi Sperti, Giulio Belfiori, Rosaria Gesuita, Roberto Ghiselli 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13152-13159. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13152
Prospective Study
Sphincter lesions observed on ultrasound after transanal endoscopic surgery 
Laura Mora López, Xavier Serra-Aracil, Salvador Navarro Soto 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13160-13165. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13160
Systematic Reviews
Endoscopy in neutropenic and/or thrombocytopenic patients 
Michelle C Tong, Micheal Tadros, Haleh Vaziri 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13166-13176. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13166
Endoscopy vs surgery in the treatment of early gastric cancer: Systematic review 
André Kondo, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, Wanderley Marques Bernardo, Osmar Kenji Yagi, Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, Eduardo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, José Gonçalves Pereira Bravo, Kendi Yamazaki, Paulo Sakai 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13177-13187. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13177
Case Report
Peliosis hepatis: Personal experience and literature review 
Daniele Crocetti, Andrea Palmieri, Giuseppe Pedullà, Vittorio Pasta, Valerio D’Orazi, Gian Luca Grazi 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13188-13194. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13188
Recurrent gastric neuroendocrine tumors treated with total gastrectomy 
Myounghwa Jung, Jung-Wook Kim, Jae-Young Jang, Young Woon Chang, Sun Hee Park, Yong Ho Kim, Youn Wha Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13195-13200. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13195
Spontaneous aortic pseudoaneurysm rupture into the sigmoid colon in Behçet’s disease patient 
Su Lim Lee, Young Mi Ku, Yoodong Won 
World J Gastroenterol 21(46):13201-13204. Published online Dec 14, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i46.13201