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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 >>

2018 Published Issues
13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Editors-in-Chief
  • 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
Indexing/Abstracting
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), 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).
ISSN
2307-8960 (online)
Review
Role of bile acids in colon carcinogenesis 
Thi Thinh Nguyen, Trong Thuan Ung, Nam Ho Kim, Young Do Jung 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):577-588. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.577
Minireviews
Update on global epidemiology of viral hepatitis and preventive strategies 
Meryem Jefferies, Bisma Rauff, Harunor Rashid, Thao Lam, Shafquat Rafiq 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):589-599. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.589
Case Control Study
Iron metabolism disorders in patients with hepatitis B-related liver diseases 
Yan-Hang Gao, Jing-Yun Wang, Pei-Yan Liu, Jing Sun, Xiao-Mei Wang, Rui-Hong Wu, Xiu-Ting He, Zheng-Kun Tu, Chun-Guang Wang, Hong-Qin Xu, Jun-Qi Niu 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):600-610. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.600
Retrospective Cohort Study
Impact of an acute hemodynamic response-guided protocol for primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding 
José Ignacio Fortea, Ángela Puente, Patricia Ruiz, Iranzu Ezcurra, Javier Vaquero, Antonio Cuadrado, María Teresa Arias-Loste, Joaquín Cabezas, Susana Llerena, Paula Iruzubieta, Carlos Rodríguez-Lope, Patricia Huelin, Fernando Casafont, Emilio Fábrega, Javier Crespo 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):611-623. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.611
Retrospective Study
Effect of a region-wide incorporation of an algorithm based on the 2012 international consensus guideline on the practice pattern for the management of pancreatic cystic neoplasms in an integrated health system 
Andrew Khoi Nguyen, Agathon Girgis, Timnit Tekeste, Karen Chang, Mopelola Adeyemo, Armen Eskandari, Emilio Alonso, Priyanka Yaramada, Charles Chaya, Albert Ko, Edmund Burke, Isaiah Roggow, Rebecca Butler, Aniket Kawatkar, Brian S Lim 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):624-631. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.624
Usefulness of colonic tattooing using indocyanine green in patients with colorectal tumors 
Jae Ho Park, Hee Seok Moon, In Sun Kwon, Gee Young Yun, Seo Hee Lee, Dae Hwa Park, Ju Seok Kim, Sun Hyung Kang, Eaum Seok Lee, Seok Hyun Kim, Jae Kyu Sung, Byung Seok Lee, Hyun Yong Jeong 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):632-640. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.632
Randomized Clinical Trial
Helicobacter pylori may be an initiating factor in newly diagnosed ulcerative colitis patients: A pilot study 
Loai Mansour, Ferial El-Kalla, Abdelrahman Kobtan, Sherief Abd-Elsalam, Mohamed Yousef, Samah Soliman, Lobna Abo Ali, Walaa Elkhalawany, Ibrahim Amer, Heba Harras, Maha M Hagras, Mohamed Elhendawy 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):641-649. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.641
Meta-Analysis
Photodynamic therapy for middle-advanced stage upper gastrointestinal carcinomas: A systematic review and meta-analysis 
Bo Chen, Li Xiong, Wei-Dong Chen, Xiao-Hua Zhao, Jun He, Yan-Wen Zheng, Fan-Hua Kong, Xi Liu, Zi-Jian Zhang, Xiong-Ying Miao 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):650-658. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.650
Case Report
Successful rescue of acute liver failure and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis following varicella infection: A case report and review of literature 
Li-Na Zhang, Wei Guo, Ji-Hong Zhu, Yang Guo 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):659-665. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.659
Bilateral thoracic kidneys combined with inferior vena cava located behind the anterior abdominal wall: A case report and review of literature 
Xiao-Xia Peng, Shao-Ang Cheng, Qi-Lian Liang, Xing-Bo Luo, Xiao-Cui Hong, Gao-Le Yuan, Hui-Jie Zhang 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):666-670. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.666
Incident hepatocellular carcinoma developing during tenofovir alafenamide treatment as a rescue therapy for multi-drug resistant hepatitis B virus infection: A case report and review of the literature 
Jian-Chun Lu, Long-Gen Liu, Lin Lin, Shu-Qin Zheng, Yuan Xue 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):671-674. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.671
Possible connection between elevated serum α-fetoprotein and placental necrosis during pregnancy: A case report and review of literature 
Meng-Yao Yu, Lei Xi, Jie-Xin Zhang, Shi-Chang Zhang 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):675-678. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.675
Laparoscopic pancreatic duct incision and stone removal and T-type tube drainage for pancreatic duct stone: A case report and review of literature 
Yang Bai, Shi-An Yu, Li-Yuan Wang, Dao-Jun Gong 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):679-682. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.679
Detection of a unicentric type of Castleman-like mass at the site of adrenal grand: A case report and review of literature 
Jing Chen, Cheng Yang, Chao-Zhao Liang 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):683-687. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.683
Systemic lupus erythematosus complicated by noncirrhotic portal hypertension: A case report and review of literature 
Qi-Bin Yang, Yong-Long He, Chun-Mei Peng, Yu-Feng Qing, Qi He, Jing-Guo Zhou 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):688-693. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.688
Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma with concomitant syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion: A case report and review of literature 
Quan-Bo Liu, Rui Zheng 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):694-702. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.694
Successful treatment of pyoderma gangrenosum with concomitant immunoglobulin A nephropathy: A case report and review of literature 
Xiao-Li Li, Zhi-Gang Ma, Wen-Hui Huang, Er-Qing Chai, Yun-Fei Hao 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):703-706. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.703
Highlighting the importance of early diagnosis in progressive multi-organ involvement of IgG4-related disease: A case report and review of literature 
Jing Xue, Xue-Mei Wang, Yan Li, Li Zhu, Xiao-Ming Liu, Juan Chen, Shu-Hong Chi 
World J Clin Cases 6(13):707-715. Published online Nov 6, 2018. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v6.i13.707