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The Department of Surgery is actively engaged in ongoing basic science, translational and clinical research to improve patient care and further scientific understanding. Here are some recent publications by our faculty and residents:

The RNA-binding protein HuR antagonizes miR-200b repression to regulate VEGF-A expression and angiogenesis. Chang, S.-H., Lu, Y.-C., Li, X., Hsieh, W.-Y., Xiong, Y., Ghosh, M., Evans, T., Elemento, O., and Hla, T. J. Biol. Chem. (2013) 288: 4908-4921.

Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor Signaling Regulates Proper Embryonic Vascular Patterning. Mendelson, K., Zygmunt, T., Torres-Vazquez, J., Evans, T., and Hla, T. J. Biol. Chem. (2013) 288: 2143-2156.

A Zebrafish Model for Uremic Toxicity: Role of the Complement Pathway. Berman, N., Lectura, M., Thurman, J., Raff, A., Melamed, M.L., Reinecke, J., Quan, Z., Evans, T., Meyer, T.W., and Hostetter, T.H. Blood Purification. (2013)35:265-269.

GATA factors efficiently direct cardiac fate from ESCs. Turbendian, H.K., Gordillo, M., Tsai, S.-Y., Lu, J., Kang, G., Liu, T.-C., Tang, A., Liu, S., Fishman, G.I., and Evans, T. Development. (2013)140: 1639-1644.

KDR (VEGFR2) identifies a conserved human and murine hepatic progenitor and instructs early liver development. Goldman, O., Han, S., Sourrisseau, M., Dziedzic, N., Hamou, W., Corneo, B., D'Souza, S., Sato, T., Kotton, D.N., Bissig, K.-K., Kalir, T., Jacobs, A., Evans, T., Evans, M.J., and Gouon-Evans, V. Cell Stem Cell. (2013)12: 748-760.

Specific Transcripts are Targeted for Translation During Embryogenesis by the Translation Initiation Factor eIF3h. Choudhuri, A., Maitra, U., and Evans, T. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. (2013) 110: 9818-9823.

An Injury-Responsive Gata4 Program Shapes the Zebrafish Cardiac Ventricle. Gupta, V., Gemberling, M., Karra, R., Rosenfeld, G.E., Evans, T., and Poss, K.D. Current Biology. (2013) 23: 1221-1227.

AID Stabilizes Stem Cell Phenotype by Removing Epigenetic Memory of Pluripotency Genes. Kumar, R., DiMenna, L., Schrode, N., Liu, T.-C., Franck, P., Munoz-Descalzo, S., Hadjantonakis, A.-K, Zarrin, A.A., Chaudhuri, J., Elemento, O., and Evans, T. Nature. (2013)500: 89-92.

Small Heat Shock Proteins Hspb7 and Hspb12 Regulate Early Steps of Cardiac Morphogenesis. Rosenfeld, G.E., Mercer, E.J., Mason, C.E., and Evans, T. Dev. Biol. (2013) 381: 389-400.

Tmem88a Mediates GATA-dependent Specification of Cardiomyocyte Progenitors by Restricting WNT Signaling. Novikov, N. and Evans, T. Development. (2013)140: 3787-3798.

Flow-regulated Intravascular S1P Signaling Sustains Angiogenesis. Jung, B., Obinata, H., Galvani, S., Mendelson, K., Ding, B., Skoura, A., Kinzel, B., Brinkmann, V., Rafii, S., Evans, T., and Hla T. Dev. Cell. (2012) 23: 600-610.

Regulation of a Vascular Plexus by gata4 is Mediated in Zebrafish through the Chemokine sdf1a. Torregroza, I., Holtzinger, A., Mendelson K., Liu, T.-C., Hla, T., and Evans, T. PLoS ONE. (2012) 7: e46844.

Impact of Margin Assessment Method on Positive Margin Rate and Total Volume Excised. Moo TA, Choi L, Culpepper C, Olcese C, Heerdt A, Sclafani L, King TA, Reiner AS, Patil S, Brogi E, Morrow M, Van Zee KJ. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Selection criteria for postmastectomy radiotherapy in t1-t2 tumors with 1 to 3 positive lymph nodes. Moo TA, McMillan R, Lee M, Stempel M, Patil S, Ho A, El-Tamer M.Ann Surg Oncol. (2013)Oct;20(10):3169-74. Epub 2013 Aug 22.

Radioactive Seed Localization Compared to Wire Localization in Breast-Conserving Surgery: Initial 6-Month Experience. Murphy JO, Moo TA, King TA, Van Zee KJ, Villegas KA, Stempel M, Eaton A, St Germain JM, Morris E, Morrow M. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Aug 14. [Epub ahead of print]

Contained Cecal Perforation within a Strangulated Scrotal Hernia. Afaneh CI, Fish D, Rich BS, Barie PS. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 23859688

A multi-disciplinary review of the potential association between closed-suction drains and surgical site infection. Reiffel AJ, Barie PS, Spector JA. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013 Jun;14(3):244-69, Epub 2013 May 29.

Actinomyces odontolyticus breast abscess. Rich BS, Angeles,C, Barie, PS.Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2013 Jun;14(3):331-2. Epub 2013 Apr 15. PMID: 23586367

New management strategy for fluid resuscitation: quantifying volume in the first 48 hours after burn injury. Mitchell KB, Khalil E, Brennan A, Shao H, Rabbitts A, Leahy NE, Yurt RW, Gallagher JJ. J Burn Care Res. 2013 Jan-Feb;34(1):196-202.

Pediatric Sink-Bathing: A Risk for Scald Burns. Baggott K, Rabbitts A, Leahy NE, Bourke P, Yurt RW.,J Burn Care Res. 2013 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]

Burn survivors' perceptions of rehabilitation. Yohannan SK, Ronda-Velez Y, Henriquez DA, Hunter H, Tufaro PA, Marren M, Sher M, Gorga DI, Yurt RW. Burns. 2012 Dec;38(8):1151-6. Epub 2012 Aug 24.

Minor fluctuations in renal function may alter therapeutic drug concentrations substantially during high-dose, continuous-infusion beta-lactam therapy for multi-drug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli. Afaneh CI, Ho VP, McWhorter P, Nicolau DP, Barie PS. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012 Dec;13(6):415-7.

Burn disaster response planning in New York City: updated recommendations for best practices. Leahy NE, Yurt RW, Lazar EJ, Villacara AA, Rabbitts AC, Berger L, Chan C, Chertoff L, Conlon KM, Cooper A, Green LV, Greenstein B, Lu Y, Miller S, Mineo FP, Pruitt D, Ribaudo DS, Ruhren C, Silber SH, Soloff L. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Sep-Oct;33(5):587-94.

Treating infection in burns. Mitchell, KB, Leahy NE, Gallagher JJ. burns. Contemporary Pediatrics 2013 Sept. http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/print/372885

Surgical education at Weill Bugando Medical Centre: supplementing surgical education and investing in local health care providers. Mitchell KB, Giiti G, Kotecha V, Chandika A, Pryor KO, Hartl R, Gilyoma J. Can J Surg. 2013 Apr: 56(2): 028911-28911.

Survey of care and evaluation of East African burn unit feasibility: an academic burn center exchange. Mitchell KB, Giiti G, Gallagher JJ. J Burn Care Res. 2013 Jan: 34(1): 78-81.

Nodding syndrome in northern Uganda: medical update and community perspectives. Mitchell KB, Kornfeld J, Adiama J, Mugenyi A, Schmutzhard E, Ovuga E, Kamstra J, Winkler AS. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Jan: 26(1); 22-4.

Porcine bladder extracellular matrix for closure of a large defect in a burn contracture release. Mitchell KB, Gallagher JJ. J Wound Care. 2012 Sep: 21(9); 454-6

Lessons in death and dying on an East African surgical ward. Mitchell KB. J Palliat Care 2012 Spring: 28(1); 62.

Escalated radiation dose alone vs. concurrent chemoradiation for locally advanced and unresectable rectal cancers: results from phase II randomized study. Engineer R, Mohandas KM, Shukla PJ, Shrikhande SV, Mahantshetty U, Chopra S, Goel M, Mehta S, Patil P, Ramadwar M, Deodhar K, Arya S, Shrivastava SK. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2013 Jul;28(7):959-66.

Perioperative outcomes after ultra low anterior resection in the era of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Shrikhande SV, Bodhankar YD, Suradkar K, Goel M, Shukla PJ. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar;32(2):90-7.

Colorectal anastomotic omentoplasty technique. Al Qahtani ST, Cocco IM, Berardi G, Shukla PJ, Milsom JW.Tech Coloproctol. 2013 Feb 12.

Evolution of pancreatoduodenectomy in a tertiary cancer center in India: improved results from service reconfiguration.Shrikhande SV, Barreto SG, Somashekar BA, Suradkar K, Shetty GS, Talole S, Sirohi B, Goel M, Shukla PJ. Pancreatology. 2013 Jan-Feb;13(1):63-71.

How I do it: Ileal J-pouch construction. Maggiori L, Michelassi F. J Gastrointest Surg (2013) 17:408-15.

Identifying Important Predictors for Anastomotic Leak after Colon and Rectal Resection: Prospective Study on 616 Patients. Trencheva K, Morrissey KP, Wells M, Mancuso CA, Lee Sang W, Sonoda Toyooki, Michelassi F, Charlson ME, Milsom JW. Ann Surg (2013) 257(1):108-113.

Identifying specific surgical tools and methods for laparoscopic colorectal operations in obese patients. Makino T, Shukla PJ, Samuels JD, Rubino F, Milsom JW. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Dec;16(12)

Forging successful interdisciplinary research collaborations: A nationwide survey of departments of surgery. Heller CA, Michelassi F: Surgery (2012) 151(4):502-509.

Fifty years of general surgery training: Trends in career choices and satisfaction of graduates from a single academic institution.Kapoor N, Fahey TJ, III, Kim, JH, Michelassi F. J Surgical Research (2012) 172(2):338.

How I do it: Side-to-side isoperistaltic strictureplasty for extensive Crohn's disease. Maggiori L, Michelassi F. J Gastrointest Surg (2012) 16:1976-1980.

Molecular diagnosis for indeterminate thyroid nodules on fine needle aspiration: advances and limitations. Keutgen XM, Filicori F, Fahey TJ 3rd. Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2013 Jul;13(6):613-23. PubMed PMID: 23895130.

Does Bethesda Category Predict Aggressive Features in Malignant Thyroid Nodules? Kleiman DA, Beninato T, Soni A, Shou Y, Zarnegar R, Fahey TJ III. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2013 Jun 28.

Sympathetic paraganglioma in a patient with unrepaired tetralogy of Fallot: a case report and review of the literature. Rich BS, Moo TA, Mark S, Scognamiglio T, Pecker MS, Sobol I, LaRocca GM, Fahey TJ 3rd. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Jan;98(1):7-12. doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-1969. Epub 2012 Nov 12. Review.PMID: 23150681

Three-Dimensional CT Volumetry Predicts Outcome of Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Splenomegaly: Retrospective Clinical Study. Filicori F, Stock C, Schweitzer AD, Keutgen XM, Lagratta MD, Zarnegar R, Fahey TJ 3rd. World J Surg. 2012 Oct 19. PubMed PMID: 23079780.

Prognostic criteria for postoperative mortality in 170 patients undergoing major right hepatectomy. Filicori F, Keutgen XM, Zanello M, Ercolani G, Di Saverio S, Sacchetti F, Pinna AD, Grazi GL. Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2012.Oct;11(5):507-12. PubMed PMID: 23060396.

Endoluminal revision of gastric bypass for weight regain-a systematic review. Dakin GF, Eid G, Mikami D, Pryor A, Chand B; American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Emerging Technology and Procedures Committee. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 May-Jun;9(3):335-42.

Image of the month-quiz. Cystadenoma of the cystic duct. Marcotte E, Afaneh C, Pomp A, Cherqui D. JAMA Surg. 2013 Apr;148(4):395-6.

Improved memory function two years after bariatric surgery. Alosco ML, Spitznagel MB, Strain GW, Devlin, M, Cohen R, Paul R, Crosby RD, Mitchel, JE, Gunstad J. Obesity 2013 April Doi:10.1002/oby.20494. [ Epub ahead of print]

Baseline characteristics of participants in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-2(LABS-2) study. Belle SH, Berk PD, Chapman WH, Christian NJ, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Flum DR, Horlick M, King WC, McCloskey CA, Mitchell JE, Patterson EJ, Pender JR, Steffen KJ, Thirlby RC, Wolfe BM, Yanovski SZ; for The LABS Consortium. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2013 Mar 7.

Body contouring after bariatric surgery: how much is really being done? Reiffel AJ, Jimenez N, Burrell WA, Millet YH, Dent BL, Pomp A, Dakin GF, Spector JA. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Mar;70(3):350-3.

BMI and neurocognitive functioning across the adult life span. Stanek K, Strain GW, Devlin M, Cohen R, Paul R, Crosby R, Mitchell J, Gunstad J. Neuropsychology 2013, 27:141-151.

Cognitive Function Predicts 24-Month Weight Loss Success Following Bariatric Surgery. Spitznagel MB, Alosco M, Strain G, Devlin M, Cohen R, Paul R, Crosby RD, Mitchell JE, Gunstad J. Surgery for Obesity and Related Disorders 2013, 9:453-9.

Bariatric, Metabolic and Diabetes Surgery: What's in a Name? Rubino F, Shukla A, Pomp A, Moreira M, Ahn SM, Dakin G. Ann Surg. 2013 Jan 10.

Bariatric Surgery Patients Exhibit Improved Memory Function 12 Months Post-Operatively. Miller LA, Crosby RD, Galioto R, Strain GW, Devlin MJ, Wing R, Cohen RA, Mitchel J, Gunstad J. Obes Surgery 2013, 10:1527-35.

Psychopathology prior to surgery in the Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery-3 (LABS-3) Psychosocial Study. Mitchell JE, Seltzer F, Kalarchian M, Devlin M, Strain GW, Elder KA, Marcus M, Wonderlich S, Christian NJ,Yanovski SZ. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012; 8: 533-541

Cognitive Function in Morbidly Obese Individuals With and Without Binge Eating Disorder. Galioto, R., Spitznagel, M.B., Strain G., Devlin, M., Cohen, R., Paul, R., Crosby, R., Mitchell, J., & Gunstad, J. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2012; 53:490-5.

Adding chemoprophylaxis to sequential compression might not reduce risk of venous thromboembolism in bariatric surgery patients.Gagner M, Selzer F, Belle SH, Bessler M, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Davis D, Inabnet WB, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Strain GW, Pories WJ, Wolfe BM. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Nov-Dec;8(6):663-70.

Imaging of patients after the Lap-Band System application. Keane T, Margulis AR, Dakin GF, Pomp A. Abdom Imaging. 2012 Oct;37(5):690-6.

Distribution of 10-year and lifetime predicted risk for cardiovascular disease prior to surgery in the longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery-2 study. Mackey RH, Belle SH, Courcoulas AP, Dakin GF, Deveney CW, Flum DR, Garcia L, King WC, Kuller LH, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Wolfe BM; Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Consortium Writing Group.Am J Cardiol. 2012 Oct 15;110(8):1130-7.

Can technical factors explain the volume-outcome relationship in gastric bypass surgery? Smith MD, Patterson E, Wahed AS, Belle SH, Courcoulas AP, Flum D, Khandelwal S, Mitchell JE, Pomp A, Pories WJ, Wolfe B. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Oct 30.

Evaluation of nutrient status after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy 1, 3, and 5 years after surgery. Saif T, Strain GW, Dakin G, Gagner M, Costa R, Pomp A. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Sep-Oct;8(5):542-9.

Prevalence of adverse intraoperative events during obesity surgery and their sequelae. Greenstein AJ, Wahed AS, Adeniji A, Courcoulas AP, Dakin G, Flum DR, Harrison V, Mitchell JE, O'Rourke R, Pomp A, Pender J, Ramanathan R, Wolfe BM. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Aug;215(2):271-7.

Medical versus surgical treatment of type 2 diabetes: the search for level 1 evidence. Shukla AP, Moreira M, Dakin G, Pomp A, Brillon D, Sinha N, Strain GW, Lebovitz H, Rubino F. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jul-Aug;8(4):476-82.

Intravenous bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: Long-term follow-up of 109 patients. Amber L Watters DDS, MPH, Heidi J. Hansen DMD, Tijaana Williams BS, Joanne Chou MPH, Elyn Reidel MA, Jerry Halpern DDS, Steven Tunick DMD, George Bohle DDS, Joseph Huryn DDS, Cherry Estilo DMD Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. (2013) Vol 115 No. 2. February.

Dosimetric Distribution to Different Regions of the Mandible Following Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Base of Tongue Cancer. Heidi J. Hansen DMD, Beatrice Maritim DMD, George C. Bohle III DDS, Nancy Y. Lee MD, Joseph M. Huryn DDS, Cherry L. Estilo DMD. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology. (2012) Vol 114, No.2, August.

Vaginal Bleeding leading to a diagnosis of ovarian torsion in an infant with 21 Hydroxylase Deficiency Congenital Adrenal hyperplasia. Choudhary A., Spigland NA, Poppas D., Kovanlikaya A., Nimkarn S. Journal of Pediatr 2013 Feb., 162 (2) 432-434.

Intramuscular nodular fasciitis of the rectus abdominis in an 11 year old mimicking rhabdomyosarcoma. Kovanlikaya A., Brill P., Spigland NA. Skeletal Radiology 2013 Jan 42 (1) 147-50.

Multiple Intestinal Atresias with Apple Peel Syndrome Successfully Treated with Primary Repair. Rich, BS, Spigland, NA. J pediatr surg case reports vol1 ISS7 2013 pp157-159.

Concurrent Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis and Gastroschisis: an unusual presentation of a rare anomaly. Jamzadeh, A. , Reiffel A., Spigland NA. J Pediatr Surg Case Reports, Vol. 1 2013 pp218-219.

Laparoscopic resection of a torsed accessory hepatic lobe: Case report and literature review. Salisbury SM, Yi CE, Merianos DJ, Sapra A and Anselmo D. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2013 1(8):214-217.

Individualized image improves efficiency in laparoscopic surgery.Thakkar RK, Steigman SA, Aidlen JT, Luks FI. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2012 Dec; 22: (10): 1010-2.

The surgical management of H-type rectovestibular fistula: a case report and brief review of the literature. Kelleher DC, Henderson PW, Coran A, Spigland NA. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012; 28:653-6.

Another Case of Pediatric Cecal Diverticulitis. Rich, BS, Cheng, E., Cohen, L., Sy, C., Spigland, NA, Pediatr Surg Int (2012) 28:1243.

Late Extrusion of an Anastomotic Coupling Ring in a Radiated Neck. Imahiyerobo T, Spector JA. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2013 May 9. (Epub ahead of print)

Hydrogen sulfide reduces neutrophil recruitment in hind-limb ischemia-reperfusion injury in an L-selectin and ADAM-17-dependent manner. Ball CJ, Reiffel AJ, Chintalapani S, Kim M, Spector JA, King MR. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar;131(3):487-97.

High-fidelity tissue engineering of patient-specific auricles for reconstruction of pediatric microtia and other auricular deformities. Reiffel AJ, Kafka C, Hernandez KA, Popa S, Perez JL, Zhou S, Pramanik S, Brown BN, Ryu WS, Bonassar LJ, Spector JA. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56506. Epub 2013 Feb 20.

A Prospective Analysis of the Association Between Indwelling Surgical Drains and Surgical Site Infection in Plastic Surgery. Reiffel AJ, Pharmer LA, Weinstein AL, Spector JA. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Use of Integra and interval brachytherapy in a 2-stage auricular reconstruction after excision of a recurrent keloid. Reiffel AJ, Sohn AM, Henderson PW, Fullerton N, Spector JA. J Craniofac Surg. 2012 Sep;23(5):e379-80.

Predictive factors of morbidity and mortality in grade IV and V liver trauma undergoing perihepatic packing: Single institution 14 years experience at European trauma center. Di Saverio S, Catena F, Filicori F, Ansaloni L, Coccolini F, Keutgen XM, Giugni A, Coniglio C, Biscardi A, Cavallo P, Mengoli F, Masetti M, Cinquantini F, Gordini G, Tugnoli G. Injury. 2012 Jan 26. PMID:22281197.

Guidelines for alcohol screening in adolescent trauma patients: a report from the Pediatric Trauma Society Guidelines Committee. Kelleher DC, Renaud EJ, Ehrlich PF, Burd RS. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013; 74:671-682.

Factors associated with patient exposure and environment control during pediatric trauma resuscitation. Kelleher DC, Waterhouse LJ, Parsons SE, Fritzeen JL, Burd RS, Carter EA. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013; 74:622-627.

Recent national trends in use of adolescent inpatient bariatric surgery: 2000-2009. Kelleher DC, Merrill CT, Cottrell LT, Nadler EP, Burd RS. JAMA Pediatrics. 2013; 167:126-132.

Compliance with barrier precautions during paediatric trauma resuscitations. Kelleher DC, Carter EA, Waterhouse LJ, Burd RS. Resuscitation. 2013; 167:126-132. (E-pub 2012 Jul 24).

Complications of transanal endoscopic microsurgery are rare and minor: single institution's analysis and comparison to existing data. Kumar AS, Coralic J, Kelleher DC, Sidani S, Kolli K, Smith LE. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013; 56:295-300.

High-Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Adjuvant Therapy for Cell-Mediated Pancreas Transplant Rejection. Hartono C, Kim J, McDermott J, Seshan SV, Serur D. Transplantation 2013;96(5):e43-4.

HIV-infected kidney graft recipients managed with an early corticosteroid withdrawal protocol: clinical outcomes and messenger RNA profiles. Muthukumar T, Afaneh C, Ding R, Tsapepas D, Lubetzky M, Jacobs S, Lee J, Sharma V, Lee J, Dadhania D, Hartono C, McDermott J, Aull M, Leeser D, Kapur S, Serur D, Suthanthiran M. Transplantation. 2013 Mar 15;95(5):711-20.

Early corticosteroid withdrawal in recipients of renal allografts: a single-center report of ethnically diverse recipients and recipients of marginal deceased-donor kidneys. Aull MJ, Dadhania D, Afaneh C, Leeser DB, Hartono C, Lee JB, Serur D, Del Pizzo JJ, Suthanthiran M, Kapur S. Transplantation. 2012 Oct 27;94(8):837-44.

Renal allograft outcomes following early corticosteroid withdrawal in Hispanic transplant recipients. Afaneh C, Cheng E, Aull MJ, Watkins AC, Kim J, Leeser DB, Kapur S. Clin Transplant. 2013 Sep 6. doi: 10.1111/ctr.12218. [Epub ahead of print]

Independent Risk Factors for Urinary Tract Infection and for Subsequent Bacteremia or Acute Cellular Rejection: A Single-Center Report of 1166 Kidney Allograft Recipients. Lee JR, Bang H, Dadhania D, Hartono C, Aull MJ, Satlin M, August P, Suthanthiran M, Muthukumar T. Transplantation 2013;doi: 10.1097/TP.0b013e3182a04997.

Noninvasive prognostication of polyomavirus BK virus-associated nephropathy. Dadhania D, Snopkowski C, Muthukumar T, Lee J, Ding R, Sharma VK, Christos P, Bang H, Kapur S, Seshan SV, Suthanthiran M. Transplantation 2013;96(2):131-8.

Risk factors associated with Clostridium difficile infection after kidney and pancreas transplantation. Shah SA, Tsapepas DS, Kubin CJ, Martin ST, Mohan S, Ratner LE, Pereira M, Kapur S, Dadhania D, Walker-McDermott JK. Transpl Infect Dis 2013;doi: 10.1111/tid.12113.

Sublingual tacrolimus: a pharmacokinetic evaluation pilot study. Tsapepas D, Saal S, Benkert S, Levine D, Delfin M, Cremers S, Amann S, Dadhania D, Kapur S, Aull M. Pharmacotherapy 2013;33(1):31-7.

Kidneys from older living donors provide excellent intermediate-term outcomes after transplantation. Balachandran VP, Aull MJ, Charlton M, Afaneh C, Serur D, Leeser DB, Del Pizzo J, Kapur S. Transplantation 2012;94(5):499-505.

Chain transplantation: initial experience of a large multicenter program. Melcher ML, Leeser DB, Gritsch HA, Milner J, Kapur S, Busque S, Roberts JP, Katznelson S, Bry W, Yang H, Lu A, Mulgaonkar S, Danovitch GM, Hil G, Veale JL. Am J Transplant 2012;12(9):2429-36.

Improvement in outcomes of clinical islet transplantation: 1999-2010. Barton FB, Rickels MR, Alejandro R, Hering BJ, Wease S, Naziruddin B, Oberholzer J, Odorico JS, Garfinkel MR, Levy M, Pattou F, Berney T, Secchi A, Messinger S, Senior PA, Maffi P, Posselt A, Stock PG, Kaufman DB, Luo X, Kandeel F, Cagliero E, Turgeon NA, Witkowski P, Naji A, O'Connell PJ, Greenbaum C, Kudva YC, Brayman KL, Aull MJ, Larsen C, Kay TW, Fernandez LA, Vantyghem MC, Bellin M, Shapiro AM. Diabetes Care 2012;35(7):1436-45.

Anti-thymocyte Globulin Induction in Living Donor Renal Transplant Recipients: Final Report of the TAILOR Registry. Gaber AO, Matas A, Henry M, Brennan D, Stevens RB, Kapur S, Cosimi AB, Isley J, Kistler K. Transplantation 2012;94(4):331-337.

Important recent insights into the genetics and biology of malignant pleural mesothelioma. McMillan R, Zauderer M, Bott M, Ladanyi M. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2012 Nov;1(4):462-5. PMID: 23977537.

Selection criteria for postmastectomy radiotherapy in t1-t2 tumors with 1 to 3 positive lymph nodes. Moo TA, McMillan R, Lee M, Stempel M, Patil S, Ho A, El-Tamer M. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Oct;20(10):3169-74. Epub 2013 Aug 22. PMID: 23975289.

Recurrence patterns after resection of soft tissue sarcomas of the chest wall. McMillan RR, Sima CS, Moraco NH, Rusch VW, Huang J. Ann Thorac Surg. 2013 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23891404

Risk factors for early failure after peripheral endovascular intervention: application of a reliability engineering approach. Meltzer AJ, Graham A, Connolly PH, Karwowski JK, Bush HL, Frazier PI,Schneider DB. Ann Vasc Surg.2013 Jan;27(1):53-61.

Clinical significance of the clopidogrel-proton pump inhibitor interaction after peripheral endovascularintervention for claudication. Meltzer AJ, Da Silva P, Schneider DB, Shrikhande GV. Vasc Endovascular Surg. 2012 Oct;46(7):524-9.

Clinical, demographic, and medicolegal factors associated with geographic variation in inferior vena cava filter utilization: an interstate analysis. Meltzer AJ, Graham A, Kim JH, Connolly PH, Karwowski JK, Bush HL, Meltzer EC, Schneider DB. Surgery. 2013 May;153(5):683-8.

The Comprehensive Risk Assessment for Bypass (CRAB) facilitates efficient perioperative risk assessment for patients with critical limb ischemia. Meltzer AJ, Graham A, Connolly PH, Meltzer EC, Karwowski JK, Bush HL,Schneider DB. J Vasc Surg. 2013 May;57(5):1186-95.

A visceral aortic branch anomaly presenting with a common celiomesenteric-renal trunk. Connolly PH, Meltzer AJ, Gallagher KA, Dayal R. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun;57(6):1675.

Two-stage hybrid repair of a complex symptomatic celiac aneurysm.Ravin R, Meltzer AJ, Kim IK, Shaikh F, Dayal R, Nowygrod R. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Oct;27(7):975.e15-8.

Percutaneous transgluteal coil embolization of bilateral internal iliac artery aneurysms via direct superior gluteal artery access. Kabutey NK, Siracuse JJ, Gill H, Kundi R, Meltzer AJ, Schneider DB. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jul 25.

Determinants of Outcome After Endovascular Therapy for Critical Limb Ischemia With Tissue Loss. Meltzer AJ, Evangelisti G, Graham AR, Connolly PH, Jones DW, Bush HL, Karwowski JK, Schneider DB. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Sep 4.

Laparoscopic liver resection: lessons at the end of the second decade. Afaneh C, Kluger MD. Semin Liver Dis. 2013 Aug;33(3):226-35. Epub 2013 Aug 13.

Risk Factors and Predictors of Severity Score and Complications in Pediatric Hemorrhagic Cystitis. Riachy E, Krauel L, Rich BS, McEvoy MP, Honeyman JN, Boulad F, Wolden SL, Herr HW, La Quaglia MP. J Urol. 2013 Aug 13. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23954584

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