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Review
Review article: Update on current and emergent data on hepatopulmonary syndrome 
Stergios Soulaidopoulos, Evangelos Cholongitas, George Giannakoulas, Maria Vlachou, Ioannis Goulis 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1285-1298. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1285
Basic Study
Cell culture-adaptive mutations in hepatitis C virus promote viral production by enhancing viral replication and release 
Qi Wang, Yue Li, Shun-Ai Liu, Wen Xie, Jun Cheng 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1299-1311. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1299
Case Control Study
Serum interleukin-34 level can be an indicator of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus infection 
Yin-Qiu Wang, Wen-Jun Cao, Yu-Feng Gao, Jun Ye, Gui-Zhou Zou 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1312-1320. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1312
Retrospective Cohort Study
Model combining pre-transplant tumor biomarkers and tumor size shows more utility in predicting hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence and survival than the BALAD models 
Nicha Wongjarupong, Gabriela M Negron-Ocasio, Roongruedee Chaiteerakij, Benyam D Addissie, Essa A Mohamed, Kristin C Mara, William S Harmsen, J Paul Theobald, Brian E Peters, Joseph G Balsanek, Melissa M Ward, Nasra H Giama, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Denise M Harnois, Michael R Charlton, Hiroyuki Yamada, Alicia Algeciras-Schimnich, Melissa R Snyder, Terry M Therneau, Lewis R Roberts 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1321-1331. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1321
Retrospective Study
Intraoperative frozen section diagnosis of bile duct margin for extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 
Takayuki Shiraki, Hajime Kuroda, Atsuko Takada, Yoshimasa Nakazato, Keiichi Kubota, Yasuo Imai 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1332-1342. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1332
Clinical Trials Study
Correlation between serum vitamin B12 level and peripheral neuropathy in atrophic gastritis 
Guo-Tao Yang, Hong-Ying Zhao, Yu Kong, Ning-Ning Sun, Ai-Qin Dong 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1343-1352. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1343
Observational Study
Successful combination of direct antiviral agents in liver-transplanted patients with recurrent hepatitis C virus 
Christian Rupp, Theresa Hippchen, Manuel Neuberger, Peter Sauer, Jan Pfeiffenberger, Wolfgang Stremmel, Daniel Nils Gotthardt, Arianeb Mehrabi, Karl-Heinz Weiss 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1353-1360. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1353
Randomized Clinical Trial
Daclatasvir plus asunaprevir in treatment-naïve patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1b infection 
Lai Wei, Fu-Sheng Wang, Ming-Xiang Zhang, Ji-Dong Jia, Alexey A Yakovlev, Wen Xie, Eduard Burnevich, Jun-Qi Niu, Yong Jin Jung, Xiang-Jun Jiang, Min Xu, Xin-Yue Chen, Qing Xie, Jun Li, Jin-Lin Hou, Hong Tang, Xiao-Guang Dou, Yash Gandhi, Wen-Hua Hu, Fiona McPhee, Stephanie Noviello, Michelle Treitel, Ling Mo, Jun Deng 
World J Gastroenterol 24(12):1361-1372. Published online Mar 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i12.1361