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Pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma: A review on molecular profiling of patient tumors 
Ahmad Al-Hader, Rami N Al-Rohil, Haiyong Han, Daniel Von Hoff 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):7945-7951. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.7945
Probiotics for gastrointestinal disorders: Proposed recommendations for children of the Asia-Pacific region 
Donald Cameron, Quak Seng Hock, Musal Kadim, Neelam Mohan, Eell Ryoo, Bhupinder Sandhu, Yuichiro Yamashiro, Chen Jie, Hans Hoekstra, Alfredo Guarino 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):7952-7964. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.7952
Basic Study
Down-regulation of miR-30a-3p/5p promotes esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cell proliferation by activating the Wnt signaling pathway 
Bo Qi, Yan Wang, Zhi-Jun Chen, Xiang-Nan Li, Yu Qi, Yang Yang, Guang-Hui Cui, Hai-Zhou Guo, Wei-Hao Li, Song Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):7965-7977. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.7965
Mesenchymal stem cells rescue acute hepatic failure by polarizing M2 macrophages 
Yan-Wei Li, Chong Zhang, Qiu-Ju Sheng, Han Bai, Yang Ding, Xiao-Guang Dou 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):7978-7988. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.7978
Improved experimental model of hepatic cystic hydatid disease resembling natural infection route with stable growing dynamics and immune reaction 
Rui-Qing Zhang, Xin-Hua Chen, Hao Wen 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):7989-7999. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.7989
Case Control Study
Recurrence in node-negative advanced gastric cancer: Novel findings from an in-depth pathological analysis of prognostic factors from a multicentric series 
Gian Luca Baiocchi, Sarah Molfino, Carla Baronchelli, Simone Giacopuzzi, Daniele Marrelli, Paolo Morgagni, Maria Bencivenga, Luca Saragoni, Carla Vindigni, Nazario Portolani, Maristella Botticini, Giovanni De Manzoni 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8000-8007. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8000
Retrospective Cohort Study
Albumin as a prognostic marker for ulcerative colitis 
Nabeel Khan, Dhruvan Patel, Yash Shah, Chinmay Trivedi, Yu-Xiao Yang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8008-8016. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8008
Pretransplantation fetal-maternal microchimerism in pediatric liver transplantation from mother 
Nam-Joon Yi, Min-Su Park, Eun Young Song, Hye Young Ahn, Jeik Byun, Hyeyoung Kim, Suk Kyun Hong, Kyungchul Yoon, Hyo-Sin Kim, Sung-Woo Ahn, Hae Won Lee, YoungRok Choi, Kwang-Woong Lee, Kyung-Suk Suh, Myoung Hee Park 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8017-8026. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8017
Retrospective Study
Impact of homogeneous pathologic response to preoperative chemotherapy in patients with multiple colorectal liver metastases 
Charles Sabbagh, Denis Chatelain, Christophe Attencourt, Jean-Paul Joly, Bruno Chauffert, Cyril Cosse, Jean-Marc Regimbeau 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8027-8034. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8027
Two-step method for creating a gastric tube during laparoscopic-thoracoscopic Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy 
Yu Liu, Ji-Jia Li, Peng Zu, Hong-Xu Liu, Zhan-Wu Yu, Yi Ren 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8035-8043. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8035
Observational Study
Clinical value of liver and spleen shear wave velocity in predicting the prognosis of patients with portal hypertension 
Yan Zhang, Da-Feng Mao, Mei-Wu Zhang, Xiao-Xiang Fan 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8044-8052. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8044
Prospective Study
Gender differences in ghrelin, nociception genes, psychological factors and quality of life in functional dyspepsia 
Yoon Jin Choi, Young Soo Park, Nayoung Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Sun Min Lee, Dong Ho Lee, Hyun Chae Jung 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8053-8061. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8053
Randomized Clinical Trial
Efficacy of combination therapy with natriuretic and aquaretic drugs in cirrhotic ascites patients: A randomized study 
Haruki Uojima, Hisashi Hidaka, Tsuyoshi Nakayama, Ji Hyun Sung, Chikamasa Ichita, Shinnosuke Tokoro, Sakue Masuda, Akiko Sasaki, Kazuya Koizumi, Hideto Egashira, Makoto Kako 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8062-8072. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8062
Systematic Review
Double-balloon enteroscopy-assisted dilatation avoids surgery for small bowel strictures: A systematic review 
Judith E Baars, Ruben Theyventhiran, Patrick Aepli, Payal Saxena, Arthur J Kaffes 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8073-8081. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8073
Meta-Analysis
Impact of inflammatory bowel disease activity and thiopurine therapy on birth weight: A meta-analysis 
Begoña Gonzalez-Suarez, Shreyashee Sengupta, Alan C Moss 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8082-8089. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8082
Case Report
Midgut neuroendocrine tumor presenting with acute intestinal ischemia 
Ioannis Mantzoros, Natalia Antigoni Savvala, Orestis Ioannidis, Styliani Parpoudi, Lydia Loutzidou, Despoina Kyriakidou, Angeliki Cheva, Vasileios Intzos, Konstantinos Tsalis 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8090-8096. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8090
Endoscopic submucosal dissection in a patient with esophageal adenoid cystic carcinoma 
Kenichi Yoshikawa, Akiyoshi Kinoshita, Yuki Hirose, Keiko Shibata, Takafumi Akasu, Noriko Hagiwara, Takeharu Yokota, Nami Imai, Akira Iwaku, Go Kobayashi, Hirohiko Kobayashi, Nao Fushiya, Hiroyuki Kijima, Kazuhiko Koike, Haruka Kaneyama, Keiichi Ikeda, Masayuki Saruta 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8097-8103. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8097
Simultaneous liver, pancreas-duodenum and kidney transplantation in a patient with hepatitis B cirrhosis, uremia and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus 
Jiang Li, Qing-Jun Guo, Jin-Zhen Cai, Cheng Pan, Zhong-Yang Shen, Wen-Tao Jiang 
World J Gastroenterol 23(45):8104-8108. Published online Dec 7, 2017. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v23.i45.8104