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Editorial
What is the purpose of launching World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Lian-Sheng Ma 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):1-2. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.1
Glycemic control in critically ill patients: What to do post NICE-SUGAR? 
Paul E Marik 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):3-5. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.3
Liver regeneration, stem cells and beyond 
Marcelo AF Ribeiro Jr 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):6-7. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.6
Observation
Gastroesophageal reflux disease and the airway-essentials for the surgeon 
Vic Velanovich 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):8-10. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.8
Rates of surgical site infection as a performance measure: Are we ready? 
Fernando Martín Biscione 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):11-15. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.11
Guidelines For Clinical Practice
Pancreatic islet transplantation 
Hirofumi Noguchi 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):16-20. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.16
Future of bioartificial liver support 
Robert AFM Chamuleau 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):21-25. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.21
Surgery for gallbladder cancer: The need to generate greater evidence 
Shailesh V Shrikhande, Savio G Barreto 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):26-29. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.26
Review
Early response evaluation and prediction in neoadjuvant-treated patients with esophageal cancer 
Joerg Theisen, Bernd Krause, Christian Peschel, Roland Schmid, Hans Geinitz, Helmut Friess 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):30-37. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.30
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma 
Stine Munkholm-Larsen, Christopher Q Cao, Tristan D Yan 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):38-48. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.38
Original Article
Gastric cancer surgery for patients with liver cirrhosis 
Yoshiyuki Ikeda, Tatsuo Kanda, Shin-ichi Kosugi, Kazuhito Yajima, Atsushi Matsuki, Tsutomu Suzuki, Katsuyoshi Hatakeyama 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):49-55. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.49
Brief Article
Gastrointestinal symptomatic outcomes of laparoscopic and open gastrectomy 
Bilal Kharbutli, Vic Velanovich 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):56-58. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.56
Case Report
Peroral cholangioscopy-assisted guidewire placement for removal of impacted stones in the cystic duct remnant 
Mansour A Parsi 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):59-61. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.59
Actinomycosis of the sigmoid colon: A case report 
Antonio Privitera, Charanjit Singh Milkhu, Vivek Datta, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Alastair Windsor, Charles Richard Cohen 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):62-64. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.62
Esophagectomy for a traumatic esophageal perforation with delayed diagnosis 
Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca, Marcelo Augusto Fontenelle Ribeiro Jr, Mariana Frazão, Maurício Campanelli Costas, Lanes Spinelli, Orlando Contrucci 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):65-67. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.65
Enterolithiasis complicating eosinophilic enteritis: A case report and review of literature 
Nairuthya Shivathirthan, Gaurav Maheshwari, Dinesh Kamath, Premashish Haldar 
World J Gastrointest Surg 1(1):68-70. Published online Nov 30, 2009. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v1.i1.68