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Editorial
High throughput RNA sequencing utility for diagnosis and prognosis in colon diseases 
Mamie Gao, Allen Zhong, Neil Patel, Chiraag Alur, Dinesh Vyas 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2819-2825. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2819
Transition of early-phase treatment for acute pancreatitis: An analysis of nationwide epidemiological survey 
Shin Hamada, Atsushi Masamune, Tooru Shimosegawa 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2826-2831. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2826
Diagnostic Advances
Non-invasive evaluation of intestinal disorders: The role of elastographic techniques 
Federica Branchi, Flavio Caprioli, Stefania Orlando, Dario Conte, Mirella Fraquelli 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2832-2840. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2832
Review
Oxidative stress, antioxidants and intestinal calcium absorption 
Gabriela Diaz de Barboza, Solange Guizzardi, Luciana Moine, Nori Tolosa de Talamoni 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2841-2853. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2841
Importance of antimicrobial susceptibility testing for the management of eradication in Helicobacter pylori infection 
Nazlı Arslan, Özlem Yılmaz, Ebru Demiray-Gürbüz 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2854-2869. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2854
Strategies used by helicobacter pylori to establish persistent infection 
Amin Talebi Bezmin Abadi 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2870-2882. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2870
Minireviews
Magnetic anchor guidance for endoscopic submucosal dissection and other endoscopic procedures 
Mohamed Mortagy, Neal Mehta, Mansour A Parsi, Seiichiro Abe, Tyler Stevens, John J Vargo, Yutaka Saito, Amit Bhatt 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2883-2890. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2883
Basic Study
Droplet digital PCR for quantification of ITGA6 in a stool mRNA assay for the detection of colorectal cancers 
Elizabeth Herring, Shigeru Kanaoka, Éric Tremblay, Jean-François Beaulieu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2891-2898. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2891
Detection and characterization of murine colitis and carcinogenesis by molecularly targeted contrast-enhanced ultrasound 
Markus Brückner, Jan Heidemann, Tobias M Nowacki, Friederike Cordes, Jörg Stypmann, Philipp Lenz, Faekah Gohar, Andreas Lügering, Dominik Bettenworth 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2899-2911. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2899
In vitro and in vivo antioxidative and hepatoprotective activity of aqueous extract of Cortex Dictamni 
Lin Li, Yun-Feng Zhou, Yan-Lin Li, Li-Li Wang, Hiderori Arai, Yang Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2912-2927. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2912
Comparison of the analgesic effects between electro-acupuncture and moxibustion with visceral hypersensitivity rats in irritable bowel syndrome 
Ji-Meng Zhao, Liang Li, Liu Chen, Yin Shi, Yu-Wei Li, Hai-Xia Shang, Lu-Yi Wu, Zhi-Jun Weng, Chun-Hui Bao, Huan-Gan Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2928-2939. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2928
Study of the effects of nesfatin-1 on gastric function in obese rats 
Guo-Tao Yang, Hong-Ying Zhao, Yu Kong, Ning-Ning Sun, Ai-Qin Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2940-2947. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2940
Case Control Study
Recent upper gastrointestinal panendoscopy increases the risk of pyogenic liver abscess 
Ming-Jen Tsai, Chin-Li Lu, Ying C Huang, Chung Hsien Liu, Wan-Ting Huang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2948-2956. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2948
Retrospective Cohort Study
Gutuo Jiejiu decoction improves survival of patients with severe alcoholic hepatitis: A retrospective cohort study 
Hong-Yuan Mou, Hong-Ming Nie, Xiao-Yu Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2957-2963. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2957
Retrospective Study
One year experience with computer-assisted propofol sedation for colonoscopy 
Otto S Lin, Danielle La Selva, Richard A Kozarek, Deborah Tombs, Wade Weigel, Ryan Beecher, Johannes Koch, Susan McCormick, Michael Chiorean, Fred Drennan, Michael Gluck, Nanda Venu, Michael Larsen, Andrew Ross 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2964-2971. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2964
Ninety-day readmissions after inpatient cholecystectomy: A 5-year analysis 
Alba Manuel-Vázquez, Raquel Latorre-Fragua, Carmen Ramiro-Pérez, Aylhin López-Marcano, Farah Al-Shwely, Roberto De la Plaza-Llamas, José Manuel Ramia 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2972-2977. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2972
Clinical Trials Study
Early hepatitis B viral DNA clearance predicts treatment response at week 96 
Xiao-Yu Fu, De-Ming Tan, Cui-Mei Liu, Bin Gu, Li-Hua Hu, Zhong-Tian Peng, Bin Chen, Yuan-Lin Xie, Huan-Yu Gong, Xiao-Xuan Hu, Lian-Hui Yao, Xiao-Ping Xu, Zheng-Yuan Fu, Lang-Qiu He, Si-Hai Li, Yun-Zhu Long, De-Hui Li, Ji-Long Gu, Shi-Fang Peng 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2978-2986. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2978
Effects of Chinese herbal medicine Xiangbin prescription on gastrointestinal motility 
Zhi Jiang, Li-Xing Cao, Bo Liu, Qi-Cheng Chen, Wen-Fan Shang, Lu Zhou, Dan-Yan Li, De-An Guo, Zhi-Qiang Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2987-2994. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2987
Observational Study
Combination of corticosteroids and 5-aminosalicylates or corticosteroids alone for patients with moderate-severe active ulcerative colitis: A global survey of physicians' practice 
Shomron Ben-Horin, Jane M Andrews, Konstantinos H Katsanos, Florian Rieder, Flavio Steinwurz, Konstantinos Karmiris, Jae Hee Cheon, Gordon William Moran, Monica Cesarini, Christian D Stone, Doron Schwartz, Marijana Protic, Xavier Roblin, Giulia Roda, Min-Hu Chen, Ofir Har-Noy, Charles N Bernstein 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):2995-3002. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.2995
Case Report
Protein-losing pseudomembranous colitis with cap polyposis-like features 
Wolfgang Kreisel, Guenther Ruf, Richard Salm, Adhara Lazaro, Bertram Bengsch, Anna-Maria Globig, Paul Fisch, Silke Lassmann, Annette Schmitt-Graeff 
World J Gastroenterol 23(16):3003-3010. Published online Apr 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i16.3003