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Welcome to the World Journal of Clinical Cases

The World Journal of Clinical Cases (WJCC) is a leading academic journal devoted to reporting the latest, cutting-edge research progress and findings of basic research and clinical practice in the field of clinical cases.  It was launched on April 16, 2013 and is published semimonthly (24 issues annually) by BPG, the world's leading professional clinical medical journal publishing company.

We encourage clinical cases specialists worldwide to submit manuscripts to the WJCC describing their original basic or clinical research findings that are of high academic value and which report new diagnostic techniques or summarize their treatment experiences.

The usual times related to all publication processes of the WJCC are as follows: (1) From manuscript receipt to peer-review: 2-4 weeks; (2) From initial manuscript acceptance, with revisions, to return of the revised manuscript from the authors: 4-5 weeks; (3) From return of the revised manuscript from the authors to final acceptance: 1-2 weeks; (4) From final acceptance to an article in press: 2 days; and (5) From article in press designation to formal release of the electronic version and all online documentation: 2-9 weeks. The WJCC’s acceptance rate: 49%. Submit here >>

2019 Published Issues
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  • Dennis A Bloomfield, FACC, FACP, FRACP, FRCP (Hon), MD, MRCP, Professor, (E-mail: dbloomfield@rumcsi.org) Clinical Research, Richmond University Medical Center, New York, NY 10310, United States
  • Sandro Vento, MD, Full Professor, (E-mail: ventosandro@yahoo.it) Department of Medicine, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine and University Medical Center, Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
WJCC is now abstracted and indexed in PubMed, PubMed Central, Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE, also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, Current Contents®/Clinical Medicine, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), China Science and Technology Journal Database (CSTJ), and Superstar Journals Database.
Journal Metrics
The 2018 Edition of Journal Citation Reports cites the 2017 impact factor for WJCC as 1.931 (5-year impact factor: N/A), ranking WJCC as 60 among 154 journals in Medicine, General and Internal (quartile in category Q2).
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Retrospective Cohort Study
Overexpression of HSP27 and HSP70 is associated with decreased survival among patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma 
Henna K Söderström, Juha T Kauppi, Niku Oksala, Timo Paavonen, Leena Krogerus, Jari Räsänen, Tuomo Rantanen 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):260-269. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.260
Observational Study
Incidence, risk factors, and outcome of BK polyomavirus infection after kidney transplantation 
Evaldo Favi, Carmelo Puliatti, Rajesh Sivaprakasam, Mariano Ferraresso, Federico Ambrogi, Serena Delbue, Federico Gervasi, Ilaria Salzillo, Nicholas Raison, Roberto Cacciola 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):270-290. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.270
Influencing factors of postoperative early delayed gastric emptying after minimally invasive Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy 
Lei Huang, Jian-Qiang Wu, Bing Han, Zhi Wen, Pei-Rui Chen, Xiao-Kang Sun, Xiang-Dong Guo, Chang-Ming Zhao 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):291-299. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.291
Prospective Study
Split-dose or hybrid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and N-acetylcysteine therapy for prevention of post-retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis 
Laura Pavel, Gheorghe Gh Bălan, Alexandra Nicorescu, Georgiana Emmanuela Gîlcă-Blanariu, Cătălin Sfarti, Ștefan Chiriac, Smaranda Diaconescu, Vasile Liviu Drug, Gheorghe Bălan, Gabriela Ștefănescu 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):300-310. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.300
Systematic Reviews
Celiac crisis, a rare occurrence in adult celiac disease: A systematic review 
Daniel Vasile Balaban, Alina Dima, Ciprian Jurcut, Alina Popp, Mariana Jinga 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):311-319. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.311
Hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy is a useful surgical treatment method for patients with excessive splenomegaly: A meta-analysis 
Yong Huang, Xiao-Yun Wang, Kai Wang 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):320-334. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.320
Case Report
Successful treatment of obstructing colonic cancer by combining self-expandable stent and neoadjuvant chemotherapy: A case report 
Zhu-Lin Li, Zhen-Jun Wang, Jia-Gang Han, Yong Yang 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):335-339. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.335
Long-term survival of a patient with a large adrenal primitive neuroectodermal tumor: A case report 
Jun Dai, Hong-Chao He, Xin Huang, Fu-Kang Sun, Yu Zhu, Dan-Feng Xu 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):340-346. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.340
Intravenous leiomyomatosis with different surgical approaches: Three case reports 
Jie He, Zheng-Bo Chen, San-Ming Wang, Mu-Biao Liu, Zhi-Gang Li, Hai-Yan Li, Gang Zhao 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):347-356. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.347
Ghost cell odontogenic carcinoma of the jaws: Report of two cases and a literature review 
Meng-Qi Jia, Jun Jia, Li Wang, Hai-Xiao Zou 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):357-365. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.357
Papillary cystadenoma of the parotid gland: A case report 
Li Wang, Shi-Kun Zhang, Ying Ma, Patrick K Ha, Zhi-Ming Wang 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):366-372. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.366
Castleman disease presenting with jaundice: A case report and review of literature 
Bo Zhai, Hai-Yang Ren, Wei-Dong Li, Shiva Reddy, Shu-Jun Zhang, Xue-Ying Sun 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):373-381. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.373
Considerations for routine coagulation monitoring with rivaroxaban: A case report and review of the literature 
Hai-Di Wu, Hong-Yan Cao, Zi-Kai Song, Shuo Yang, Ming-Long Tang, Yang Liu, Ling Qin 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):382-388. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.382
Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker disease: A case report 
Ming-Ming Zhao, Liang-Shu Feng, Shuai Hou, Ping-Ping Shen, Li Cui, Jia-Chun Feng 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):389-395. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.389
Biventricular pacing for treating heart failure in children: A case report and review of the literature 
Shan Yu, Qiang Wu, Bao-Lin Chen, Ya-Ping An, Jie Bu, Song Zhou, Yong-Mei Wang 
World J Clin Cases 7(3):396-404. Published online Feb 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i3.396