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High Impact Articles
High impact papers are those to which special attention is paid by experts in the given field, with a large number of visitors, frequent downloads and higher citation rates. The research must be creative, with high academic standards and have a wide influence, if it is to become a high impact paper. They are ranked by the number of downloads.
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Stepwise evaluation of liver sectors and liver segments by endoscopic ultrasound  
Malay Sharma, Piyush Somani, Chittapuram Srinivasan Rameshbabu, Tagore Sunkara, Praveer Rai 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 10(11):326-339. Published online Nov 16, 2018. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v10.i11.326
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Achieving competence in colonoscopy: Milestones and the need for a new endoscopic curriculum in gastroenterology training  
Sara B Stanford, Stephanie Lee, Candace Masaquel, Robert H Lee 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(18):1279-1286. Published online Dec 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i18.1279
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Diagnosis and management of gastric antral vascular ectasia  
Lorenzo Fuccio, Alessandro Mussetto, Liboria Laterza, Leonardo Henry Eusebi, Franco Bazzoli 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 5(1):6-13. Published online Jan 16, 2013. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i1.6
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Review of the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal bezoars  
Masaya Iwamuro, Hiroyuki Okada, Kazuhiro Matsueda, Tomoki Inaba, Chiaki Kusumoto, Atsushi Imagawa, Kazuhide Yamamoto 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(4):336-345. Published online Apr 16, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i4.336
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Small bowel capsule endoscopy: Where are we after almost 15 years of use?  
Cedric Van de Bruaene, Danny De Looze, Pieter Hindryckx 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(1):13-36. Published online Jan 16, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i1.13
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Biliary and pancreatic stenting: Devices and insertion techniques in therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic ultrasonography  
Benedetto Mangiavillano, Nico Pagano, Todd H Baron, Monica Arena, Giuseppe Iabichino, Pierluigi Consolo, Enrico Opocher, Carmelo Luigiano 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(3):143-156. Published online Feb 10, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i3.143
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Difficult colon polypectomy  
Klaus Vormbrock, Klaus Mönkemüller 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 4(7):269-280. Published online Jul 16, 2012. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v4.i7.269
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All ileo-cecal ulcers are not Crohn’s: Changing perspectives of symptomatic ileocecal ulcers  
Jay Toshniwal, Romesh Chawlani, Amit Thawrani, Rajesh Sharma, Anil Arora, Hardik L Kotecha, Mohan Goyal, Vijendra Kirnake, Pankaj Jain, Pankaj Tyagi, Naresh Bansal, Munish Sachdeva, Piyush Ranjan, Mandhir Kumar, Praveen Sharma, Vikas Singla, Rinkesh Bansal, Vineet Shah, Sunita Bhalla, Ashish Kumar 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(7):327-333. Published online Jul 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i7.327
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Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease when and why  
Rajaratnam Rameshshanker, Naila Arebi 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 4(6):201-211. Published online Jun 16, 2012. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v4.i6.201
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Role of endoscopic vacuum therapy in the management of gastrointestinal transmural defects  
Diogo Turiani Hourneaux de Moura, Bruna Furia Buzetti Hourneaux de Moura, Michael A Manfredi, Kelly E Hathorn, Ahmad N Bazarbashi, Igor Braga Ribeiro, Eduardo Guimarães Hourneaux de Moura, Christopher C Thompson 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):329-344. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.329
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Artificial intelligence in gastrointestinal endoscopy: The future is almost here  
Muthuraman Alagappan, Jeremy R Glissen Brown, Yuichi Mori, Tyler M Berzin 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 10(10):239-249. Published online Oct 16, 2018. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v10.i10.239
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Foreign object ingestion and esophageal food impaction: An update and review on endoscopic management  
Brian M Fung, Seth Sweetser, Louis M Wong Kee Song, James H Tabibian 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(3):174-192. Published online Mar 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i3.174
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Endoscopic hemostasis state of the art - Nonvariceal bleeding  
Stefan Karl Goelder, Juliane Brueckner, Helmut Messmann 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(4):205-211. Published online Feb 25, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i4.205
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Current applications of endoscopic suturing  
Stavros N Stavropoulos, Rani Modayil, David Friedel 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(8):777-789. Published online Jul 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i8.777
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Imaging of common bile duct by linear endoscopic ultrasound  
Malay Sharma, Amit Pathak, Abid Shoukat, Chittapuram Srinivasan Rameshbabu, Akash Ajmera, Zeeshn Ahamad Wani, Praveer Rai 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(15):1170-1180. Published online Oct 25, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i15.1170
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Linear endoscopic ultrasound evaluation of hepatic veins  
Malay Sharma, Piyush Somani, Chittapuram Srinivasan Rameshbabu 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 10(10):283-293. Published online Oct 16, 2018. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v10.i10.283
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Nodular lymphoid hyperplasia in the gastrointestinal tract in adult patients: A review  
Andreia Albuquerque 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 6(11):534-540. Published online Nov 16, 2014. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v6.i11.534
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Difficult biliary cannulation: Historical perspective, practical updates, and guide for the endoscopist  
Rani Berry, James Y Han, James H Tabibian 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(1):5-21. Published online Jan 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i1.5
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Endoscopic therapy for weight loss: Gastroplasty, duodenal sleeves, intragastric balloons, and aspiration  
Nitin Kumar 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(9):847-859. Published online Jul 25, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i9.847
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Endoscopic evaluation in diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease  
Carthage P Moran, Barra Neary, Glen A Doherty 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(20):723-732. Published online Dec 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i20.723
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Abdominal hernias: Radiological features  
Francesco Lassandro, Francesca Iasiello, Nunzia Luisa Pizza, Tullio Valente, Maria Luisa Mangoni di Santo Stefano, Roberto Grassi, Roberto Muto 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 3(6):110-117. Published online Jun 16, 2011. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v3.i6.110
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Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection from a Western perspective: Today’s promises and future challenges  
José Carlos Marín-Gabriel, Gloria Fernández-Esparrach, José Díaz-Tasende, Alberto Herreros de Tejada 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(2):40-55. Published online Jan 25, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i2.40
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Western view of the management of gastroesophageal foreign bodies  
Aurora Burgos, Luis Rábago, Paloma Triana 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(9):378-384. Published online May 10, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i9.378
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Risk of transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae and related “superbugs” during gastrointestinal endoscopy  
Lawrence F Muscarella 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 6(10):457-474. Published online Oct 16, 2014. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v6.i10.457
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Nerve preserving vs standard laparoscopic sacropexy: Postoperative bowel function  
Stefano Cosma, Paolo Petruzzelli, Saverio Danese, Chiara Benedetto 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(5):211-219. Published online May 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i5.211
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Endoscopic management of benign biliary strictures  
Kavel H Visrodia, James H Tabibian, Todd H Baron 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(11):1003-1013. Published online Aug 25, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i11.1003
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Determination of the cut-off score of an endoscopic scoring method to predict whether elderly patients with dysphagia can eat pureed diets  
Torao Sakamoto, Akira Horiuchi, Toshiyuki Makino, Masashi Kajiyama, Naoki Tanaka, Masamitsu Hyodo 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(6):288-294. Published online Mar 25, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i6.288
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Duodenal adenoma surveillance in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis  
Fábio Guilherme Campos, Marianny Sulbaran, Adriana Vaz Safatle-Ribeiro, Carlos Augusto Real Martinez 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(10):950-959. Published online Aug 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i10.950
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Coagulation syndrome: Delayed perforation after colorectal endoscopic treatments  
Kingo Hirasawa, Chiko Sato, Makomo Makazu, Hiroaki Kaneko, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Atsushi Kokawa, Shin Maeda 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(12):1055-1061. Published online Sep 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i12.1055
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Endoluminal solutions to bariatric surgery complications: A review with a focus on technical aspects and results  
Raquel Souto-Rodríguez, María-Victoria Alvarez-Sánchez 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(3):105-126. Published online Mar 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i3.105
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Endoscopic treatment for gastrointestinal stromal tumor: Advantages and hurdles  
Hyung Hun Kim 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(3):192-205. Published online Mar 16, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i3.192
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Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection: Recent technical advances for safe and successful procedures  
Katsumi Yamamoto, Tomoki Michida, Tsutomu Nishida, Shiro Hayashi, Masafumi Naito, Toshifumi Ito 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(14):1114-1128. Published online Oct 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i14.1114
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Role of stenting in gastrointestinal benign and malignant diseases  
Benedetto Mangiavillano, Nico Pagano, Monica Arena, Stefania Miraglia, Pierluigi Consolo, Giuseppe Iabichino, Clara Virgilio, Carmelo Luigiano 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(5):460-480. Published online May 16, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i5.460
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Successful endoscopic fragmentation of large hardened fecaloma using jumbo forceps  
Yasumasa Matsuo, Hiroshi Yasuda, Hiroyasu Nakano, Miki Hattori, Midori Ozawa, Yoshinori Sato, Yoshiko Ikeda, Shun-Ichiro Ozawa, Masaki Yamashita, Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Fumio Itoh 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(2):91-94. Published online Feb 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i2.91
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Chemical colitis caused by hydrogen peroxide vaginal douche: A case report  
Ahmed Baiomi, Harish Patel, Hafsa Abbas, Vamshidhar Vootla, Jasbir Makker 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(9):486-490. Published online Sep 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i9.486
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Should a fully covered self-expandable biliary metal stent be anchored with a double-pigtail plastic stent? A retrospective study  
Saad Emhmed Ali, Wesam M Frandah, Leon Su, Cory Fielding, Houssam Mardini 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(5):365-372. Published online May 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i5.365
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Laparoscopic surgery for rectal prolapse and pelvic floor disorders  
Alexander Rickert, Peter Kienle 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(12):1045-1054. Published online Sep 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i12.1045
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Endoscopic ultrasound in oncology: An update of clinical applications in the gastrointestinal tract  
Manuel Valero, Carlos Robles-Medranda 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 9(6):243-254. Published online Jun 16, 2017. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v9.i6.243
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Early vs late endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in patients with acute cholangitis: A nationwide analysis  
Ramzi Mulki, Rushikesh Shah, Emad Qayed 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 11(1):41-53. Published online Jan 16, 2019. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v11.i1.41
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Enteroscopy in small bowel Crohn’s disease: A review  
Benjamin Tharian, Grant Caddy, Tony CK Tham 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 5(10):476-486. Published online Oct 16, 2013. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i10.476
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Cap-assisted endoscopic sclerotherapy for hemorrhoids: Methods, feasibility and efficacy  
Ting Zhang, Li-Juan Xu, Jie Xiang, Zhi He, Zhao-Yuan Peng, Guang-Ming Huang, Guo-Zhong Ji, Fa-Ming Zhang 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(19):1334-1340. Published online Dec 25, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i19.1334
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What are the current and potential future roles for endoscopic ultrasound in the treatment of pancreatic cancer?  
Stephen Y Oh, Shayan Irani, Richard A Kozarek 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(7):319-329. Published online Apr 10, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i7.319
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Management of antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapy in endoscopy: A review of literature  
Marcello Maida, Sandro Sferrazza, Carlo Maida, Gaetano Cristian Morreale, Alessandro Vitello, Giovanni Longo, Vincenzo Garofalo, Emanuele Sinagra 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 12(6):172-192. Published online Jun 16, 2020. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v12.i6.172
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Endoscopic submucosal dissection and surgical treatment for gastrointestinal cancer  
Michio Asano 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 4(10):438-447. Published online Oct 16, 2012. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v4.i10.438
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Current role of capsule endoscopy in Crohn’s disease  
Marisol Luján-Sanchis, Laura Sanchis-Artero, Laura Larrey-Ruiz, Laura Peño-Muñoz, Paola Núñez-Martínez, Génesis Castillo-López, Lara González-González, Carlos Boix Clemente, Cecilia Albert Antequera, Ana Durá-Ayet, Javier Sempere-Garcia-Argüelles 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(17):572-583. Published online Sep 16, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i17.572
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Endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of carcinoma pancreas  
Rajesh Puri, Manish Manrai, Ragesh Babu Thandassery, Abdulrahman A Alfadda 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 8(2):67-76. Published online Jan 25, 2016. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v8.i2.67