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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Single balloon enteroscopy: Technical aspects and clinical applications  
Mauro Manno, Carmelo Barbera, Helga Bertani, Raffaele Manta, Vincenzo Giorgio Mirante, Emanuele Dabizzi, Angelo Caruso, Flavia Pigo, Giampiero Olivetti, Rita Conigliaro 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 4(2):28-32. Published online Feb 16, 2012. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v4.i2.28
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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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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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Narrow-band imaging with magnifying endoscopy for the evaluation of gastrointestinal lesions  
Alina Boeriu, Cristian Boeriu, Silvia Drasovean, Ofelia Pascarenco, Simona Mocan, Mircea Stoian, Daniela Dobru 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(2):110-120. Published online Feb 16, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i2.110
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Clinical outcomes of self-expandable stent placement for benign esophageal diseases: A pooled analysis of the literature  
Emo E van Halsema, Jeanin E van Hooft 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(2):135-153. Published online Feb 16, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i2.135
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Intralesional steroid injection therapy in the management of resistant gastrointestinal strictures  
Rakesh Kochhar, Kuchhangi Suresh Poornachandra 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 2(2):61-68. Published online Feb 16, 2010. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v2.i2.61
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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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Endoscopic and radiographic features of gastrointestinal involvement in vasculitis  
Akira Hokama, Kazuto Kishimoto, Yasushi Ihama, Chiharu Kobashigawa, Manabu Nakamoto, Tetsuo Hirata, Nagisa Kinjo, Futoshi Higa, Masao Tateyama, Fukunori Kinjo, Kunitoshi Iseki, Seiya Kato, Jiro Fujita 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 4(3):50-56. Published online Mar 16, 2012. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v4.i3.50
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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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Endosonography in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cysts  
Vivek Kadiyala, Linda S Lee 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(3):213-223. Published online Mar 16, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i3.213
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Triradiate caecal fold: Is it a useful landmark for caecal intubation in colonoscopy?  
Andrew Finlayson, Raaj Chandra, Ian A Hastie, Ian T Jones, Susan Shedda, Michael K-Y Hong, Aileen Yen, Ian P Hayes 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(13):1103-1106. Published online Sep 25, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i13.1103
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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube replacement: A simple procedure?  
Varut Lohsiriwat 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 5(1):14-18. Published online Jan 16, 2013. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i1.14
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Diagnosis of small intramucosal signet ring cell carcinoma of the stomach by non-magnifying narrow-band imaging: A pilot study  
Jiro Watari, Toshihiko Tomita, Hisatomo Ikehara, Masato Taki, Tomohiro Ogawa, Takahisa Yamasaki, Takashi Kondo, Fumihiko Toyoshima, Jun Sakurai, Tomoaki Kono, Katsuyuki Tozawa, Yoshio Ohda, Tadayuki Oshima, Hirokazu Fukui, Seiichi Hirota, Hiroto Miwa 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(12):1070-1077. Published online Sep 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i12.1070
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Rare gastrointestinal lymphomas: The endoscopic investigation  
Calogero Vetro, Giacomo Bonanno, Giorgio Giulietti, Alessandra Romano, Concetta Conticello, Annalisa Chiarenza, Paolo Spina, Francesco Coppolino, Rosario Cunsolo, Francesco Di Raimondo 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(10):928-949. Published online Aug 10, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i10.928
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Is peracetic acid suitable for the cleaning step of reprocessing flexible endoscopes?  
Günter Kampf, Patricia M Fliss, Heike Martiny 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 6(9):390-406. Published online Sep 16, 2014. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v6.i9.390
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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
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Update on novel endoscopic therapies to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease: A review  
Jessica Hopkins, Noah J Switzer, Shahzeer Karmali 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 7(11):1039-1044. Published online Aug 25, 2015. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i11.1039
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Endoscopic ultrasonography for gastric submucosal lesions  
Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Konstantinos Triantafyllou, Anastasia Kourikou, Thomas Rösch 
World J Gastrointest Endosc 3(5):86-94. Published online May 16, 2011. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v3.i5.86