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Evolving strategies for liver fibrosis staging: Non-invasive assessment 
Cristina Stasi, Stefano Milani 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):191-196. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.191
Minireviews
Biosimilars in inflammatory bowel disease: A review of post-marketing experience 
Simona Deiana, Tommaso Gabbani, Vito Annese 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):197-203. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.197
Basic Study
Three-dimensional perfused human in vitro model of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Tomasz Kostrzewski, Terri Cornforth, Sophie A Snow, Larissa Ouro-Gnao, Cliff Rowe, Emma M Large, David J Hughes 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):204-215. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.204
SPECT-computed tomography in rats with TNBS-induced colitis: A first step toward functional imaging 
Rachel Marion-Letellier, Pierre Bohn, Romain Modzelewski, Pierre Vera, Moutaz Aziz, Charlène Guérin, Guillaume Savoye, Céline Savoye-Collet 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):216-223. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.216
Construction of Gpm6a/ReelinGFPCreERT2 by BAC recombination using a specific gene in hepatic mesothelial or stellate cells 
Hong-Bo Shi, Jin-Li Lou, Hong-Lin Shi, Feng Ren, Yu Chen, Zhong-Ping Duan 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):224-231. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.224
Association between polymorphisms of the APOBEC3G gene and chronic hepatitis B viral infection and hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma 
Xiu-Ting He, Hong-Qin Xu, Xiao-Mei Wang, Xiu-Shu He, Jun-Qi Niu, Pu-Jun Gao 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):232-241. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.232
Recombinant adeno-associated virus carrying thymosin β4 suppresses experimental colitis in mice 
Xiao-Yan Zheng, Yi-Fei Lv, Shuang Li, Qian Li, Qian-Nan Zhang, Xue-Ting Zhang, Zhi-Ming Hao 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):242-255. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.242
Mitochondrial carnitine palmitoyl transferase-II inactivity aggravates lipid accumulation in rat hepatocarcinogenesis 
Juan-Juan Gu, Min Yao, Jie Yang, Yin Cai, Wen-Jie Zheng, Li Wang, Deng-Bing Yao, Deng-Fu Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):256-264. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.256
Retrospective Cohort Study
Impact of postoperative glycemic control and nutritional status on clinical outcomes after total pancreatectomy 
Hao-Jun Shi, Chen Jin, De-Liang Fu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):265-274. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.265
Retrospective Study
Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms: Magnetic resonance imaging features according to grade and stage 
Riccardo De Robertis, Sara Cingarlini, Paolo Tinazzi Martini, Silvia Ortolani, Giovanni Butturini, Luca Landoni, Paolo Regi, Roberto Girelli, Paola Capelli, Stefano Gobbo, Giampaolo Tortora, Aldo Scarpa, Paolo Pederzoli, Mirko D’Onofrio 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):275-285. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.275
Tracing overlapping biological signals in mid-infrared using colonic tissues as a model system 
Ranjit Kumar Sahu, Ahmad Salman, Shaul Mordechai 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):286-296. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.286
3-Dimensional liver volume assessment in patients with hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis during long-term oral nucleos(t)ide analogues therapy 
Chang Hun Lee, In Hee Kim, Jin Chang Moon, Seung Young Seo, Seong Hun Kim, Sang Wook Kim, Seung Ok Lee, Soo Teik Lee, Dae Ghon Kim, Jae Do Yang, Hee Chul Yu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):297-305. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.297
Clinical Trials Study
Phase IIb trial of in vivo electroporation mediated dual-plasmid hepatitis B virus DNA vaccine in chronic hepatitis B patients under lamivudine therapy 
Fu-Qiang Yang, Gui-Rong Rao, Gui-Qiang Wang, Yue-Qi Li, Yao Xie, Zhan-Qing Zhang, Cun-Liang Deng, Qing Mao, Jun Li, Wei Zhao, Mao-Rong Wang, Tao Han, Shi-Jun Chen, Chen Pan, De-Ming Tan, Jia Shang, Ming-Xiang Zhang, Yue-Xin Zhang, Ji-Ming Yang, Guang-Ming Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):306-317. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.306
Observational Study
Factors associated with complicated erosive esophagitis: A Japanese multicenter, prospective, cross-sectional study 
Masahiro Sakaguchi, Noriaki Manabe, Nobuo Ueki, Jun Miwa, Tomoki Inaba, Norimasa Yoshida, Kouichi Sakurai, Masahiro Nakagawa, Hajime Yamada, Michiya Saito, Koji Nakada, Katsuhiko Iwakiri, Takashi Joh, Ken Haruma 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):318-327. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.318
Randomized Clinical Trial
Removal of diminutive colorectal polyps: A prospective randomized clinical trial between cold snare polypectomy and hot forceps biopsy 
Yoriaki Komeda, Hiroshi Kashida, Toshiharu Sakurai, George Tribonias, Kazuki Okamoto, Masashi Kono, Mitsunari Yamada, Teppei Adachi, Hiromasa Mine, Tomoyuki Nagai, Yutaka Asakuma, Satoru Hagiwara, Shigenaga Matsui, Tomohiro Watanabe, Masayuki Kitano, Takaaki Chikugo, Yasutaka Chiba, Masatoshi Kudo 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):328-335. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.328
Meta-Analysis
Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3856 in irritable bowel syndrome: An individual subject meta-analysis 
Amélie Cayzeele-Decherf, Fanny Pélerin, Sébastien Leuillet, Benoit Douillard, Béatrice Housez, Murielle Cazaubiel, Gunnard K Jacobson, Peter Jüsten, Pierre Desreumaux 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):336-344. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.336
Diagnostic accuracy of transient elastography (FibroScan) in detection of esophageal varices in patients with cirrhosis: A meta-analysis 
Ke Pu, Jing-Hong Shi, Xu Wang, Qian Tang, Xin-Jie Wang, Kai-Lin Tang, Zhong-Qi Long, Xing-Sheng Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):345-356. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.345
Scientometrics
Areas of research and clinical approaches to the study of liver abscess 
Gregorio González-Alcaide, Jorge Peris, José Manuel Ramos 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):357-365. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.357
Case Report
Vanishing bile duct syndrome in Hodgkin’s lymphoma: A case report and literature review 
Mena Bakhit, Thomas R McCarty, Sunhee Park, Basile Njei, Margaret Cho, Raffi Karagozian, AnnMarie Liapakis 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):366-372. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.366
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in alcoholic hepatitis: Hepatic encephalopathy a common theme 
Elizabeth S John, Ramy Sedhom, Ishita Dalal, Ranita Sharma 
World J Gastroenterol 23(2):373-376. Published online Jan 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i2.373