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Functional macrophages and gastrointestinal disorders 
Yue-Hong Liu, Yue Ding, Chen-Chen Gao, Li-Sheng Li, Yue-Xiu Wang, Jing-Dong Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1181-1195. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1181
Basic Study
NOD2- and disease-specific gene expression profiles of peripheral blood mononuclear cells from Crohn’s disease patients 
Holger Schäffler, Maria Rohde, Sarah Rohde, Astrid Huth, Nicole Gittel, Hannes Hollborn, Dirk Koczan, Änne Glass, Georg Lamprecht, Robert Jaster 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1196-1205. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1196
Three-microRNA signature identified by bioinformatics analysis predicts prognosis of gastric cancer patients 
Cheng Zhang, Chun-Dong Zhang, Ming-Hui Ma, Dong-Qiu Dai 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1206-1215. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1206
Retrospective Cohort Study
Differing profiles of people diagnosed with acute and chronic hepatitis B virus infection in British Columbia, Canada 
Mawuena Binka, Zahid A Butt, Stanley Wong, Mei Chong, Jane A Buxton, Nuria Chapinal, Amanda Yu, Maria Alvarez, Maryam Darvishian, Jason Wong, Gina McGowan, Mikhail Torban, Mark Gilbert, Mark Tyndall, Mel Krajden, Naveed Z Janjua 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1216-1227. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1216
Role of relevant immune-modulators and cytokines in hepatocellular carcinoma and premalignant hepatic lesions 
Abdel-Rahman N Zekri, Somaya El Deeb, Abeer A Bahnassy, Abeer M Badr, Mona S Abdellateif, Gamal Esmat, Hosny Salama, Marwa Mohanad, Ahmed Esam El-dien, Shimaa Rabah, Assmaa Abd Elkader 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1228-1238. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1228
Retrospective Study
Serum autotaxin levels are correlated with hepatic fibrosis and ballooning in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 
Naoyuki Fujimori, Takeji Umemura, Takefumi Kimura, Naoki Tanaka, Ayumi Sugiura, Tomoo Yamazaki, Satoru Joshita, Michiharu Komatsu, Yoko Usami, Kenji Sano, Koji Igarashi, Akihiro Matsumoto, Eiji Tanaka 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1239-1249. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1239
Epidemiological features of chronic hepatitis C infection caused by remunerated blood donors: A nearly 27-year period survey 
You-Wen Tan, Yan Tao, Long-Gen Liu, Yun Ye, Xin-Bei Zhou, Li Chen, Cong He 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1250-1258. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1250
Clinical Trials Study
Low-FODMAP vs regular rye bread in irritable bowel syndrome: Randomized SmartPill® study 
Laura Pirkola, Reijo Laatikainen, Jussi Loponen, Sanna-Maria Hongisto, Markku Hillilä, Anu Nuora, Baoru Yang, Kaisa M Linderborg, Riitta Freese 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1259-1268. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1259
Prospective Study
Fatty liver in hepatitis C patients post-sustained virological response with direct-acting antivirals 
Mazen Noureddin, Micaela M Wong, Tsuyoshi Todo, Shelly C Lu, Arun J Sanyal, Edward A Mena 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1269-1277. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1269
Low-pressure pneumoperitoneum with abdominal wall lift in laparoscopic total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer: Initial experience 
Ping-Tian Xia, Maimaiti Yusofu, Hai-Feng Han, Chun-Xiao Hu, San-Yuan Hu, Wen-Bin Yu, Shao-Zhuang Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(11):1278-1284. Published online Mar 21, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i11.1278