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Editorial
Hepatitis elimination by 2030: Progress and challenges 
Yasir Waheed, Masood Siddiq, Zubia Jamil, Muzammil Hasan Najmi 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):4959-4961. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.4959
Review
Mononuclear phagocyte system in hepatitis C virus infection 
Yu Yang, Zheng-Kun Tu, Xing-Kai Liu, Ping Zhang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):4962-4973. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.4962
Minireviews
Learning curves in minimally invasive esophagectomy 
Frans van Workum, Laura Fransen, Misha DP Luyer, Camiel Rosman 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):4974-4978. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.4974
Glutathione depleting drugs, antioxidants and intestinal calcium absorption 
Luciana Moine, María Rivoira, Gabriela Díaz de Barboza, Adriana Pérez, Nori Tolosa de Talamoni 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):4979-4988. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.4979
Basic Study
Different distributions of interstitial cells of Cajal and platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α positive cells in colonic smooth muscle cell/interstitial cell of Cajal/platelet-derived growth factor receptor-α positive cell syncytium in mice 
Chen Lu, Xu Huang, Hong-Li Lu, Shao-Hua Liu, Jing-Yu Zang, Yu-Jia Li, Jie Chen, Wen-Xie Xu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):4989-5004. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.4989
Development of a novel rat model of heterogeneous hepatic injury by injection with colchicine via the splenic vein 
Yan-Yan Zhang, Chao-Xu Zhang, Yu Li, Xuan Jiang, Yong-Fang Wang, Yang Sun, Jun Wang, Wan-Ying Ji, Yi Liu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):5005-5012. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.5005
Involvement of methylation-associated silencing of formin 2 in colorectal carcinogenesis 
Dao-Jiang Li, Zhi-Cai Feng, Xiao-Rong Li, Gui Hu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):5013-5024. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.5013
Retrospective Cohort Study
Timing of upper gastrointestinal endoscopy does not influence short-term outcomes in patients with acute variceal bleeding 
Jeong-Ju Yoo, Young Chang, Eun Ju Cho, Ji Eun Moon, Sang Gyune Kim, Young Seok Kim, Yun Bin Lee, Jeong-Hoon Lee, Su Jong Yu, Yoon Jun Kim, Jung-Hwan Yoon 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):5025-5033. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.5025
Risk factors and prediction score for chronic pancreatitis: A nationwide population-based cohort study 
Yen-Chih Lin, Chew-Teng Kor, Wei-Wen Su, Yu-Chun Hsu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):5034-5045. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.5034
Retrospective Study
Prognostic value of fibrinogen and D-dimer-fibrinogen ratio in resectable gastrointestinal stromal tumors 
Hua-Xia Cai, Xu-Qi Li, Shu-Feng Wang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(44):5046-5056. Published online Nov 28, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i44.5046