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Editorial
Methodology to develop machine learning algorithms to improve performance in gastrointestinal endoscopy 
Thomas de Lange, Pål Halvorsen, Michael Riegler 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5057-5062. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5057
Review
Alcoholic liver disease: Utility of animal models 
Arantza Lamas-Paz, Fengjie Hao, Leonard J Nelson, Maria Teresa Vázquez, Santiago Canals, Manuel Gómez del Moral, Eduardo Martínez-Naves, Yulia A Nevzorova, Francisco Javier Cubero 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5063-5075. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5063
Minireviews
Montezuma’s revenge - the sequel: The one-hundred year anniversary of the first description of “post-infectious” irritable bowel syndrome 
Mark S Riddle, Patrick Connor, Chad K Porter 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5076-5080. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5076
Multidisciplinary approach for post-liver transplant recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma: A proposed management algorithm 
Kin Pan Au, Kenneth Siu Ho Chok 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5081-5094. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5081
Basic Study
Effects of alkaline-electrolyzed and hydrogen-rich water, in a high-fat-diet nonalcoholic fatty liver disease mouse model 
Karen Jackson, Noa Dressler, Rotem S Ben-Shushan, Ari Meerson, Tyler W LeBaron, Snait Tamir 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5095-5108. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5095
Neonatal rhesus monkeys as an animal model for rotavirus infection 
Na Yin, Feng-Mei Yang, Hong-Tu Qiao, Yan Zhou, Su-Qin Duan, Xiao-Chen Lin, Jin-Yuan Wu, Yu-Ping Xie, Zhan-Long He, Mao-Sheng Sun, Hong-Jun Li 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5109-5119. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5109
Glucocorticoid receptor regulates expression of microRNA-22 and downstream signaling pathway in apoptosis of pancreatic acinar cells 
Qiang Fu, Chuan-Jiang Liu, Xu Zhang, Zhen-Sheng Zhai, Yu-Zhu Wang, Ming-Xing Hu, Xian-Ling Xu, Hong-Wei Zhang, Tao Qin 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5120-5130. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5120
Abdominal paracentesis drainage ameliorates severe acute pancreatitis in rats by regulating the polarization of peritoneal macrophages 
Ruo-Hong Liu, Yi Wen, Hong-Yu Sun, Chun-Yu Liu, Yu-Fan Zhang, Yi Yang, Qi-Lin Huang, Jia-Jia Tang, Can-Chen Huang, Li-Jun Tang 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5131-5143. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5131
Retrospective Cohort Study
Pelvic exenterations for primary rectal cancer: Analysis from a 10-year national prospective database 
Gianluca Pellino, Sebastiano Biondo, Antonio Codina Cazador, José María Enríquez-Navascues, Eloy Espín-Basany, Jose Vicente Roig-Vila, Eduardo García-Granero, on behalf of the Rectal Cancer Project 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5144-5153. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5144
Retrospective Study
Clinicopathological parameters predicting recurrence of pT1N0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma 
Li-Yan Xue, Xiu-Min Qin, Yong Liu, Jun Liang, Hua Lin, Xue-Min Xue, Shuang-Mei Zou, Mo-Yan Zhang, Bai-Hua Zhang, Zhou-Guang Hui, Zi-Tong Zhao, Li-Qun Ren, Yue-Ming Zhang, Xiu-Yun Liu, Yan-Ling Yuan, Jian-Ming Ying, Shu-Geng Gao, Yong-Mei Song, Gui-Qi Wang, Sanford M Dawsey, Ning Lu 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5154-5166. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5154
Nomogram to predict overall survival after gallbladder cancer resection in China 
Yi Bai, Zhi-Song Liu, Jian-Ping Xiong, Wei-Yu Xu, Jian-Zhen Lin, Jun-Yu Long, Fei Miao, Han-Chun Huang, Xue-Shuai Wan, Hai-Tao Zhao 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5167-5178. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5167
Observational Study
Narrow band imaging and white light endoscopy in the characterization of a polypectomy scar: A single-blind observational study 
Fausto Riu Pons, Montserrat Andreu, Javier Gimeno Beltran, Marco Antonio Álvarez-Gonzalez, Agustín Seoane Urgorri, Josep Maria Dedeu, Luis Barranco Priego, Xavier Bessa 
World J Gastroenterol 24(45):5179-5188. Published online Dec 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5179