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Editorial
Precision medicine: In need of guidance and surveillance 
Jian-Zhen Lin, Jun-Yu Long, An-Qiang Wang, Ying Zheng, Hai-Tao Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5045-5050. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5045
Review
Barrett’s oesophagus: Current controversies 
Chidi Amadi, Piers Gatenby 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5051-5067. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5051
Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine peptides/amines in inflammatory bowel disease 
Magdy El-Salhy, Tefera Solomon, Trygve Hausken, Odd Helge Gilja, Jan Gunnar Hatlebakk 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5068-5085. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5068
Colorectal cancer screening: An updated review of the available options 
Iyad A Issa, Malak Noureddine 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5086-5096. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5086
Therapeutic potential of flavonoids in inflammatory bowel disease: A comprehensive review 
Ali Salaritabar, Behrad Darvishi, Farzaneh Hadjiakhoondi, Azadeh Manayi, Antoni Sureda, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Leo R Fitzpatrick, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi, Anupam Bishayee 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5097-5114. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5097
Basic Study
Myo-inositol reduces β-catenin activation in colitis 
Emily M Bradford, Corey A Thompson, Tatiana Goretsky, Guang-Yu Yang, Luz M Rodriguez, Linheng Li, Terrence A Barrett 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5115-5126. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5115
Involvement of CRF2 signaling in enterocyte differentiation 
Benjamin Ducarouge, Marjolaine Pelissier-Rota, Rebecca Powell, Alain Buisson, Bruno Bonaz, Muriel Jacquier-Sarlin 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5127-5145. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5127
Bone marrow-derived monocyte infusion improves hepatic fibrosis by decreasing osteopontin, TGF-β1, IL-13 and oxidative stress 
Veruska Cintia Alexandrino de Souza, Thiago Almeida Pereira, Valéria Wanderley Teixeira, Helotonio Carvalho, Maria Carolina Accioly Brelaz de Castro, Carolline Guimarães D’assunção, Andréia Ferreira de Barros, Camila Lima Carvalho, Virgínia Maria Barros de Lorena, Vláudia Maria Assis Costa, Álvaro Aguiar Coelho Teixeira, Regina Celia Bressan Queiroz Figueiredo, Sheilla Andrade de Oliveira 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5146-5157. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5146
Single amino acid mutation of SR-BI decreases infectivity of hepatitis C virus derived from cell culture in a cell culture model 
Rong Gao, Wei Gao, Gang Xu, Jie Xu, Hao Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5158-5166. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5158
Fibroblast-derived CXCL12/SDF-1α promotes CXCL6 secretion and co-operatively enhances metastatic potential through the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway in colon cancer 
Jia-Chi Ma, Xiao-Wen Sun, He Su, Quan Chen, Tian-Kang Guo, Yuan Li, Xiao-Chang Chen, Jin Guo, Zhen-Qiang Gong, Xiao-Dan Zhao, Jian-Bo Qi 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5167-5178. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5167
Case Control Study
Association between CYP24A1 polymorphisms and the risk of colonic polyps and colon cancer in a Chinese population 
Xue-Qi Chen, Jia-Yu Mao, Wen-Bin Li, Jian Li, Hong Yang, Jia-Ming Qian, Jing-Nan Li 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5179-5186. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5179
Retrospective Cohort Study
Clinical significance of glycemic parameters on venous thromboembolism risk prediction in gastrointestinal cancer 
Fiorella Guadagni, Silvia Riondino, Vincenzo Formica, Girolamo Del Monte, Anna Maria Morelli, Jessica Lucchetti, Antonella Spila, Roberta D’Alessandro, David Della-Morte, Patrizia Ferroni, Mario Roselli 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5187-5195. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5187
Sex-dependent difference in the effect of metformin on colorectal cancer-specific mortality of diabetic colorectal cancer patients 
Jung Won Park, Jin Ha Lee, Ye Hyun Park, Soo Jung Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Won Ho Kim, Tae Il Kim 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5196-5205. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5196
Retrospective Study
Sex-influenced association of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with colorectal adenomatous and hyperplastic polyps 
Qin-Fen Chen, Xiao-Dong Zhou, Yang-Jie Sun, Dan-Hong Fang, Qian Zhao, Jun-Hua Huang, Yin Jin, Jian-Sheng Wu 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5206-5215. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5206
Observational Study
Development and validation of a simple and multifaceted instrument, GERD-TEST, for the clinical evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux and dyspeptic symptoms 
Koji Nakada, Nobuyuki Matsuhashi, Katsuhiko Iwakiri, Atsushi Oshio, Takashi Joh, Kazuhide Higuchi, Ken Haruma 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5216-5228. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5216
Modified B-ultrasound method for measurement of antral section only to assess gastric function and guide enteral nutrition in critically ill patients 
Ying Liu, Ya-Kun Gao, Lei Yao, Li Li 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5229-5236. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5229
Prospective Study
Chronic liver failure-consortium acute-on-chronic liver failure and acute decompensation scores predict mortality in Brazilian cirrhotic patients 
Rafael Veiga Picon, Franciele Sabadin Bertol, Cristiane Valle Tovo, Angelo Zambam de Mattos 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5237-5245. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5237
Case Report
Refractory hepatic encephalopathy in a patient with hypothyroidism: Another element in ammonia metabolism 
Fernando Díaz-Fontenla, Marta Castillo-Pradillo, Arantxa Díaz-Gómez, Luis Ibañez-Samaniego, Pilar Gancedo, Juan Adan Guzmán-de-Villoria, Pilar Fernández-García, Rafael Bañares-Cañizares, Rita García-Martínez 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5246-5252. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5246
Endoscopic occlusion with silicone spigots for the closure of refractory esophago-bronchiole fistula after esophagectomy 
Masaya Uesato, Tsuguaki Kono, Yasunori Akutsu, Kentarou Murakami, Akiko Kagaya, Yorihiko Muto, Akira Nakano, Mizuho Aikawa, Tomohide Tamachi, Hiroyuki Amagai, Takahiro Arasawa, Yasuhide Muto, Hisahiro Matsubara 
World J Gastroenterol 23(28):5253-5256. Published online Jul 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i28.5253