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Advances in endoscopic balloon therapy for weight loss and its limitations 
Dinesh Vyas, Kaivalya Deshpande, Yagnik Pandya 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7813-7817. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7813
Basic Study
Prediction of early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma using OncoScan chromosomal copy number aberration data 
Ming-Chin Yu, Chao-Wei Lee, Yun-Shien Lee, Jang-Hau Lian, Chia-Lung Tsai, Yi-Ping Liu, Chun-Hsing Wu, Chi-Neu Tsai 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7818-7829. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7818
Composition and immuno-stimulatory properties of extracellular DNA from mouse gut flora 
Ce Qi, Ya Li, Ren-Qiang Yu, Sheng-Li Zhou, Xing-Guo Wang, Guo-Wei Le, Qing-Zhe Jin, Hang Xiao, Jin Sun 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7830-7839. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7830
Case Control Study
Transmitted cardiovascular pulsations on high resolution esophageal impedance manometry, and their significance in dysphagia 
Naueen A Chaudhry, Kamran Zahid, Sara Keihanian, Yunfeng Dai, Qing Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7840-7848. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7840
Intestinal parameters of oxidative imbalance in celiac adults with extraintestinal manifestations 
Agnieszka Piatek-Guziewicz, Agata Ptak-Belowska, Magdalena Przybylska-Felus, Pawel Pasko, Pawel Zagrodzki, Tomasz Brzozowski, Tomasz Mach, Malgorzata Zwolinska-Wcislo 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7849-7862. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7849
Retrospective Study
Prediction of hepatocellular carcinoma development by aminotransferase to platelet ratio index in primary biliary cholangitis 
Ka-Shing Cheung, Wai-Kay Seto, James Fung, Lung-Yi Mak, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7863-7874. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7863
Clinical Trials Study
Role of combined propofol and sufentanil anesthesia in endoscopic injection sclerotherapy for esophageal varices 
Yang Yu, Sheng-Lin Qi, Yong Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7875-7880. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7875
Observational Study
Health disparities are associated with gastric cancer mortality-to-incidence ratios in 57 countries 
Ming-Chang Tsai, Chi-Chih Wang, Hsiang-Lin Lee, Cheng-Ming Peng, Tzu-Wei Yang, Hsuan-Yi Chen, Wen-Wei Sung, Chun-Che Lin 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7881-7887. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7881
Circulating miR-125a but not miR-125b is decreased in active disease status and negatively correlates with disease severity as well as inflammatory cytokines in patients with Crohn’s disease 
Chen-Ming Sun, Jie Wu, Heng Zhang, Gan Shi, Zhi-Tao Chen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7888-7898. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7888
Prospective Study
Dramatic response of hepatitis C patients chronically infected with hepatitis C virus genotype 3 to sofosbuvir-based therapies in Punjab, Pakistan: A prospective study 
Sajjad Iqbal, Muhammad Haroon Yousuf, Muhammad Iftikhar Yousaf 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7899-7905. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7899
Meta-Analysis
Short-term clinical outcomes of laparoscopic vs open rectal excision for rectal cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Aleix Martínez-Pérez, Maria Clotilde Carra, Francesco Brunetti, Nicola de’Angelis 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7906-7916. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7906
Anterior vs conventional approach right hepatic resection for large hepatocellular carcinoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Jian-Xin Tang, Jin-Jun Li, Rui-Hui Weng, Zi-Ming Liang, Nan Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7917-7929. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7917
Case Report
Metabolically based liver damage pathophysiology in patients with urea cycle disorders - A new hypothesis 
Ivan Ivanovski, Miloš Ješić, Ana Ivanovski, Livia Garavelli, Petar Ivanovski 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7930-7938. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7930
First case of cross-auxiliary double domino donor liver transplantation 
Zhi-Jun Zhu, Lin Wei, Wei Qu, Li-Ying Sun, Ying Liu, Zhi-Gui Zeng, Liang Zhang, En-Hui He, Hai-Ming Zhang, Ji-Dong Jia, Zhong-Tao Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(44):7939-7944. Published online Nov 28, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i44.7939