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Editorial
Can a fibrotic liver afford epithelial-mesenchymal transition? 
Stefan Munker, Yong-Le Wu, Hui-Guo Ding, Roman Liebe, Hong-Lei Weng 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4661-4668. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4661
Impact of hepatitis C oral therapy in portal hypertension 
Diogo Libânio, Rui Tato Marinho 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4669-4674. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4669
Review
Present and future of metastatic colorectal cancer treatment: A review of new candidate targets 
Giulia Martini, Teresa Troiani, Claudia Cardone, Pietropaolo Vitiello, Vincenzo Sforza, Davide Ciardiello, Stefania Napolitano, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Floriana Morgillo, Antonio Raucci, Antonio Cuomo, Francesco Selvaggi, Fortunato Ciardiello, Erika Martinelli 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4675-4688. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4675
Diarrhea after bariatric procedures: Diagnosis and therapy 
Yves M Borbély, Alice Osterwalder, Dino Kröll, Philipp C Nett, Roman A Inglin 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4689-4700. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4689
Basic Study
Fibrinogen deficiency suppresses the development of early and delayed radiation enteropathy 
Junru Wang, Rupak Pathak, Sarita Garg, Martin Hauer-Jensen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4701-4711. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4701
Helicobacter pylori vacA genotype is a predominant determinant of immune response to Helicobacter pylori CagA 
Alexander Link, Cosima Langner, Wiebke Schirrmeister, Wiebke Habendorf, Jochen Weigt, Marino Venerito, Ina Tammer, Dirk Schlüter, Philipp Schlaermann, Thomas F Meyer, Thomas Wex, Peter Malfertheiner 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4712-4723. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4712
Jianpi Qingchang decoction regulates intestinal motility of dextran sulfate sodium-induced colitis through reducing autophagy of interstitial cells of Cajal 
Yan-Cheng Dai, Lie Zheng, Ya-Li Zhang, Xuan Chen, De-Liang Chen, Li-Juan Wang, Zhi-Peng Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4724-4734. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4724
Lactobacillus acidophilus alleviates pouchitis after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in rats 
Yan-Yan Xu, Ying-Ying Zhang, An-Qi He, Kai-Yu Li, Sen-Yang Gao, Gang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4735-4743. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4735
Effect of EPEC endotoxin and bifidobacteria on intestinal barrier function through modulation of toll-like receptor 2 and toll-like receptor 4 expression in intestinal epithelial cell-18 
Xia Yang, Xian-Chun Gao, Jun Liu, Hong-Yu Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4744-4751. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4744
Retrospective Cohort Study
Hospital costs, length of stay and prevalence of hip and knee arthroplasty in patients with inflammatory bowel disease 
Eli D Ehrenpreis, Ying Zhou 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4752-4758. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4752
Retrospective Study
Eight-week ledipasvir/sofosbuvir in non-cirrhotic, treatment-naïve hepatitis C genotype-1 patients with hepatitis C virus-RNA < 6 million: Single center, real world effectiveness and safety 
Nyan L Latt, Beshoy T Yanny, Derenik Gharibian, Rita Gevorkyan, Amandeep K Sahota 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4759-4766. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4759
Early radiological assessment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer treated with electrochemotherapy 
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Mauro Piccirillo, Maddalena Leongito, Raffaele Palaia, Francesco Granata, Secondo Lastoria, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4767-4778. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4767
Effect of initial stent position on patency of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt 
Shi-Hua Luo, Jian-Guo Chu, He Huang, Ke-Chun Yao 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4779-4787. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4779
Observational Study
Endoscopy is of low yield in the identification of gastrointestinal neoplasia in patients with dermatomyositis: A cross-sectional study 
Trilokesh D Kidambi, Gabriela Schmajuk, Andrew J Gross, James W Ostroff, Jonathan P Terdiman, Jeffrey K Lee 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4788-4795. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4788
Levels and activities of von Willebrand factor and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type-1 motif, number 13 in inflammatory bowel diseases 
Dorota Cibor, Danuta Owczarek, Saulius Butenas, Kinga Salapa, Tomasz Mach, Anetta Undas 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4796-4805. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4796
Predictors of esophageal varices and first variceal bleeding in liver cirrhosis patients 
Bledar Kraja, Iris Mone, Ilir Akshija, Adea Koçollari, Skerdi Prifti, Genc Burazeri 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4806-4814. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4806
Extreme liver resections with preservation of segment 4 only 
Silvio Marcio Pegoraro Balzan, Vinícius Grando Gava, Marcelo Arbo Magalhães, Marcelo Luiz Dotto 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4815-4822. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4815
Predictive factors for body weight loss and its impact on quality of life following gastrectomy 
Kazuaki Tanabe, Masazumi Takahashi, Takashi Urushihara, Yoichi Nakamura, Makoto Yamada, Sang-Woong Lee, Shinnosuke Tanaka, Akira Miki, Masami Ikeda, Koji Nakada 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4823-4830. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4823
Prospective Study
Divergent expression of bacterial wall sensing Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in colorectal cancer 
Karoliina Paarnio, Sara Väyrynen, Kai Klintrup, Pasi Ohtonen, Markus J Mäkinen, Jyrki Mäkelä, Tuomo J Karttunen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4831-4838. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4831
Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis using two-dimensional shear wave elastography in patients with autoimmune liver diseases 
Jie Zeng, Ze-Ping Huang, Jian Zheng, Tao Wu, Rong-Qin Zheng 
World J Gastroenterol 23(26):4839-4846. Published online Jul 14, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i26.4839