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Editorial
Clinical role of non-invasive assessment of portal hypertension 
Massimo Bolognesi, Marco Di Pascoli, David Sacerdoti 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):1-10. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.1
Review
Maximizing the endosonography: The role of contrast harmonics, elastography and confocal endomicroscopy 
Andrada Seicean, Ofelia Mosteanu, Radu Seicean 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):25-41. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.25
Minireviews
Neutropenic enterocolitis 
Fabio G Rodrigues, Giovanna Dasilva, Steven D Wexner 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):42-47. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.42
Basic Study
Novel CagA ELISA exhibits enhanced sensitivity of Helicobacter pylori CagA antibody 
Yuichi Matsuo, Yasutoshi Kido, Junko Akada, Seiji Shiota, Tran Thanh Binh, Tran Thi Huyen Trang, Ho D Q Dung, Pham Huu Tung, Tran Dinh Tri, Ngo P Minh Thuan, Le Quang Tam, Bui Chi Nam, Vu Van Khien, Yoshio Yamaoka 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):48-59. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.48
Sodium butyrate attenuates high-fat diet-induced steatohepatitis in mice by improving gut microbiota and gastrointestinal barrier 
Da Zhou, Qin Pan, Feng-Zhi Xin, Rui-Nan Zhang, Chong-Xin He, Guang-Yu Chen, Chang Liu, Yuan-Wen Chen, Jian-Gao Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):60-75. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.60
miRNA-133a-UCP2 pathway regulates inflammatory bowel disease progress by influencing inflammation, oxidative stress and energy metabolism 
Xi Jin, Dong Chen, Ruo-Heng Zheng, Hong Zhang, Yi-Peng Chen, Zun Xiang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):76-86. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.76
Hydrogen sulfide attenuates gastric mucosal injury induced by restraint water-immersion stress via activation of KATP channel and NF-κB dependent pathway 
Hong-Zhao Sun, Shan Zheng, Kai Lu, Feng-Tian Hou, Jie-Xue Bi, Xue-Lian Liu, Shan-Shan Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):87-92. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.87
Role of mast cell-miR-490-5p in irritable bowel syndrome 
Hai-Xia Ren, Fa-Can Zhang, He-Sheng Luo, Guo Zhang, Lie-Xin Liang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):93-102. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.93
Case Control Study
High risk of temporomandibular disorder in irritable bowel syndrome: Is there a correlation with greater illness severity? 
Serena Gallotta, Vincenzo Bruno, Santo Catapano, Nicola Mobilio, Carolina Ciacci, Paola Iovino 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):103-109. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.103
Retrospective Cohort Study
Expression of trefoil factors and TWIST1 in colorectal cancer and their correlation with metastatic potential and prognosis 
Akram Yusup, Bailikezi Huji, Cheng Fang, Fei Wang, Tuerxunjiang Dadihan, Hai-Jiang Wang, Halmurat Upur 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):110-120. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.110
Observational Study
Estimation of quality of life in Cypriot patients with inflammatory bowel disease 
Maria Tsoukka, Eleni Jelastopulu, Giagkos Lavranos, George Charalambous 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):121-126. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.121
Health-related quality of life in gastroesophageal reflux patients with noncardiac chest pain: Emphasis on the role of psychological distress 
Lei Zhang, Lei Tu, Jie Chen, Jun Song, Tao Bai, Xue-Lian Xiang, Rui-Yun Wang, Xiao-Hua Hou 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):127-134. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.127
Prospective Study
Trefoil factor-3 is not a useful marker of mucosal healing in Crohn's disease treated with anti-TNF-α antibodies 
Piotr Eder, Kamila Stawczyk-Eder, Katarzyna Korybalska, Natasza Czepulis, Joanna Luczak, Liliana Lykowska-Szuber, Iwona Krela-Kazmierczak, Krzysztof Linke, Janusz Witowski 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):135-140. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.135
Randomized Controlled Trial
Sitagliptin in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial 
Tisha R Joy, Charles A McKenzie, Rommel G Tirona, Kelly Summers, Shannon Seney, Subrata Chakrabarti, Neel Malhotra, Melanie D Beaton 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):141-150. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.141
Systematic Reviews
Prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection among hemodialysis patients in the Middle-East: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Soheil Ashkani-Esfahani, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Mohammad Salehi-Marzijarani 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):151-166. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.151
Case Report
Ileo-ileal intussusception caused by lymphangioma of the small bowel treated by single-incision laparoscopic-assisted ileal resection 
Atsushi Kohga, Akihiro Kawabe, Yuto Hasegawa, Kiyoshige Yajima, Takuya Okumura, Kimihiro Yamashita, Jun Isogaki, Kenji Suzuki, Akira Komiyama 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):167-172. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.167
Synchronous quintuple primary gastrointestinal tract malignancies: Case report 
Soo-Hong Kim, Byung-Soo Park, Hyun Sung Kim, Jae Hun Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):173-177. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.173
Cutting balloon treatment of anastomotic biliary stenosis after liver transplantation: Report of two cases 
Fan Ding, Hui Tang, Chi Xu, Zai-Bo Jiang, Shu-Hong Yi, Hua Li, Nan Jiang, Wen-Jie Chen, Qing Yang, Yang Yang, Gui-Hua Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):178-184. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.178
Spontaneous rupture of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: A case report 
Jun-Wu Yang, Yong Li, Kai Xie, Wei Dong, Xian-Tong Cao, Wei-Dong Xiao 
World J Gastroenterol 23(1):185-190. Published online Jan 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i1.185