The Department of Surgery of the University of Massachusetts Medical School is an academic surgical program located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Clinical care encompasses the three main campuses of UMass Memorial Medical Center (University, Memorial, and Hahnemann), as well as affiliated hospitals. The department is committed to providing state-of-the-art surgical care to patients from throughout the New England region. In addition, this busy and growing department is actively involved with advancing the art of surgery, through research focused on new approaches to patient care, as well as surgical training and education of the next generation of surgeons. This collection showcases journal articles and other publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Surgery.

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Publications from 2015

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Mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms among pregnant women in the USA, Nancy Byatt, Rui Sherry Xiao, Kate Dinh, and Molly E. Waring

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Improving patient notification of solid abdominal viscera incidental findings with a standardized protocol, Courtney E. Collins, Nicole Cherng, Theodore P. McDade, Babak Movahedi, Timothy A. Emhoff, Giles F. Whalen, Jennifer LaFemina, and Jon D. Dorfman

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Innovation or rebranding, acute care surgery diffusion will continue, Courtney E. Collins, Patricia L. Pringle, and Heena Santry

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Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines for atherosclerotic occlusive disease of the lower extremities: management of asymptomatic disease and claudication, Michael S. Conte, Frank B. Pomposelli, Daniel G. Clair, Patrick J. Geraghty, James F. McKinsey, Joseph L. Mills, Gregory L. Moneta, M. Hassan Murad, Richard J. Powell, Amy B. Reed, Andres Schanzer, and Anton N. Sidawy

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Acceleration of wound healing by alpha-gal nanoparticles interacting with the natural anti-Gal antibody, Uri Galili

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Adipose Tissue Therapeutics for Scar Rehabilitation after Thermal Injury, Dylan Perry, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Ava Chappell, So Yun Min, Raghu Appasani, Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, Michael S. Chin, Silvia Corvera, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Variations in the implementation of acute care surgery: results from a national survey of university-affiliated hospitals, Heena Santry, John C. Madore, Courtney E. Collins, M. Didem Ayturk, George C. Velmahos, L. D. Britt, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Quadrimodal distribution of death after trauma suggests that critical injury is a potentially terminal disease, Heena Santry, Charles M. Psoinos, Christopher J. Wilbert, Julie Flahive, Aimee Kroll, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Developing a complex endovascular fenestrated and branched aortic program, Andres Schanzer, Donald Baril, William P. Robinson III, Jessica P. Simons, Francesco A. Aiello, and Louis M. Messina

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Follow-up compliance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Medicare beneficiaries, Andres Schanzer, Louis M. Messina, Kaushik Ghosh, Jessica P. Simons, William P. Robinson III, Francesco A. Aiello, Robert J. Goldberg, and Allison B. Rosen

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Statin therapy after infrainguinal bypass surgery for critical limb ischemia is associated with improved 5-year survival, Bjoern D. Suckow, Larry W. Kraiss, Andres Schanzer, David H. Stone, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Randall R. DeMartino, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Philip P. Goodney

Publications from 2014

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Outcomes reported by the Vascular Quality Initiative and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program are not comparable, Francesco A. Aiello, Bing Shue, Nisha Kini, Amy K. Rosen, Louis M. Messina, William P. Robinson III, Philimon Gona, and Andres Schanzer

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Institutional differences in carotid artery duplex diagnostic criteria result in significant variability in classification of carotid artery stenoses and likely lead to disparities in care, Edward J. Arous, Donald T. Baril, William P. Robinson III, Francesco A. Aiello, Nathanael D. Hevelone, Elias J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Electronic medical record: research tool for pancreatic cancer, Edward J. Arous, Theodore P. McDade, Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, Mary E. Sullivan, Ralph J. Zottola, Paul J. Ranauro, Shimul A. Shah, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Effect of preinjury warfarin use on outcomes after head trauma in Medicare beneficiaries, Courtney E. Collins, Elan R. Witkowski, Julie Flahive, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Heena Santry

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Surgeon volume and elective resection for colon cancer: an analysis of outcomes and use of laparoscopy, Rachelle N. Damle, Christopher W. Macomber, Julie M. Flahive, Jennifer S. Davids, W. Brian Sweeney, Paul R. Sturrock, Justin A. Maykel, Heena P. Santry, and Karim Alavi

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The influence of gender on functional outcomes of lower extremity bypass, Reshma P. Duffy, Julie E. Adams, Peter W. Callas, Andres Schanzer, Philip P. Goodney, Michael A. Ricci, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Daniel J. Bertges

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Factors that determine the length of stay after carotid endarterectomy represent opportunities to avoid financial losses, Julia Glaser, David Kuwayama, David Stone, Andres Schanzer, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Richard Powell, Andrew Stanley, and Brian Nolan

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Fifteen-Year Trends in Lower Limb Amputation, Revascularization, and Preventive Measures Among Medicare Patients, Philip P. Goodney, Massimo Tarulli, Adrienne E. Faerber, Andres Schanzer, and Robert M. Zwolak

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Secular trends in occurrence of acute venous thromboembolism: the Worcester venous thromboembolism study (1985 to 2009), Wei Huang, Robert J. Goldberg, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Catarina I. Kiefe, and Frederick A. Spencer

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Human type I pancreatic elastase treatment of arteriovenous fistulas in patients with chronic kidney disease, Robert J. Hye, Eric K. Peden, Timothy P. O'Connor, Barry J. Browne, Bradley S. Dixon, Andres Schanzer, Stephen C. Jensik, Laura M. Dember, Michael R. Jaff, and Steven K. Burke

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The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb Classification System: risk stratification based on wound, ischemia, and foot infection (WIfI), Joseph L. Mills Sr., Michael S. Conte, David G. Armstrong, Frank B. Pomposelli, Andres Schanzer, Anton N. Sidawy, George Andros, and Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Guidelines Committee

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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Inpatient Quality Indicator #11 overall mortality rate does not accurately assess mortality risk after abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, William P. Robinson III, Wei Huang, Amy K. Rosen, Andres Schanzer, Hua (Julia) Fang, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Louis M. Messina

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Rates of insurance for injured patients before and after health care reform in Massachusetts: a possible case of double jeopardy, Heena Santry, Courtney E. Collins, Jason T. Wiseman, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie Flahive, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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A qualitative analysis of acute care surgery in the United States: it's more than just "a competent surgeon with a sharp knife and a willing attitude", Heena Santry, Patricia L. Pringle, Courtney E. Collins, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Reply: To PMID 23910457, Jessica P. Simons and Andres Schanzer

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Outcomes of carotid endarterectomy versus stenting in comparable medical risk patients, Emily L. Spangler, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, David H. Stone, Marc L. Schermerhorn, Richard J. Powell, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Brian W. Nolan

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Correlation of apparent diffusion coefficient with Ki-67 proliferation index in grading meningioma, Yi Tang, Sathish Kumar Dundamadappa, Senthur Thangasamy, Thomas Flood, Richard P. Moser, Thomas W. Smith, Keith A. Cauley, and Deepak Takhtani

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Routine use of completion imaging after infrainguinal bypass is not associated with higher bypass graft patency, Tze-Woei Tan, Denis Rybin, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Gheorghe Doros, Naomi Hamburg, Andres Schanzer, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Alik Farber

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Surgical site infections and other postoperative complications following prophylactic anticoagulation in total joint arthroplasty, Zhong Wang, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Michael Ward, and Timothy Bhattacharyya

Publications from 2013

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A contemporary comparative analysis of immediate postoperative prosthesis placement following below-knee amputation, Mujtaba M Ali, Lorraine Loretz, Art Shea, Eli Poorvu, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, Louis M. Messina, and Donald T. Baril

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Management and outcomes of patients presenting with STEMI by use of chronic oral anticoagulation: results from the GRACE registry, Alvaro Alonso, Joel M. Gore, Hamza H. Awad, Ann L. Quill, Gilles Montalescot, Frans Van de Werf, Dietrich C. Gulba, Keith A. A. Fox, Kim A. Eagle, Christopher B. Granger, Allison Wyman, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, and GRACE Investigators

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Outcomes of lower extremity bypass performed for acute limb ischemia, Donald T. Baril, Virendra I. Patel, Dejah R. Judelson, Philip P. Goodney, James T. McPhee, Nathanael D. Hevelone, Jack L. Cronenwett, Andres Schanzer, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Skin perfusion and oxygenation changes in radiation fibrosis, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Caitlin F. Bonney, Luca Lancerotto, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Dennis P. Orgill, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Cavitation rheology as a potential method for in vivo assessment of skin biomechanics, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Sami Fakhouri, John E. Harris, Janice F. Lalikos, and Alfred J. Crosby

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Impact of Pre-Injury Warfarin Use Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Head Trauma, Courtney E. Collins, Elan R. Witkowski, Julie M. Flahive, Timothy A. Emhoff, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Heena P. Santry

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Management of a patient with Turner syndrome presenting with an isolated left subclavian artery aneurysm, Jesse Columbo, Jessica P. Simons, Donald T. Baril, and Andres Schanzer

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Hyperspectral Perfusion Monitoring of Irradiated Breast Patients, Nikole M. Connor, Michael S. Chin, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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En bloc tibial thrombectomy, Rachelle N. Damle, Hossein Bagshahi, and Donald T. Baril

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Efficacy of Intraoperative Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Monitoring: A Single-Institutions’ Experience, Rashelle N. Damle, Kate Dinh, Anne C. Larkin, Robert M. Quinlan, and Giles F. Whalen

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A New Look at the Volume and Outcome Relationship in Surgery for Colorectal Cancer, Rashelle N. Damle, Christopher W. Macomber, Julie M. Flahive, Justin A. Maykel, Paul R. Sturrock, W. Brian Sweeney, Heena P. Santry, and Karim Alavi

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Designation as "unfit for open repair" is associated with poor outcomes after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, Randall R. De Martino, Benjamin S. Brooke, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, Jeffrey E. Indes, Jessica B. Wallaert, Brian W. Nolan, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Philip P. Goodney

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Optimal selection of patients for elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair based on life expectancy, Randall R. De Martino, Philip P. Goodney, Brian W. Nolan, William P. Robinson III, Alik Farber, Virendra I. Patel, David H. Stone, and Jack L. Cronewett

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Volume Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT) for pulmonary Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) in patients with lesions in close approximation to the chest wall, Linda Ding, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Sidney P. Kadish, David C. Goff Jr., Richard S. Pieters, Geoffrey Graeber, Karl Uy, Syed Quadri, Richard P. Moser, Kevin Martin, John Day, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Does intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring have predictive value for functional recovery following spinal cord injury? A case report, Jason C. Eck, Christopher J. Martin, Anthony Lapinsky, Patrick J. Connolly, and Christian P. DiPaola

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Increased risk of mucinous neoplasm of the appendix in adults undergoing interval appendectomy, Matthew J. Furman, Mitchell A. Cahan, Philip Cohen, and Laura A. Lambert

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Rational follow-up after curative cancer resection, Matthew J. Furman, Laura A. Lambert, Mary E. Sullivan, and Giles F. Whalen

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alpha1,3Galactosyltransferase knockout pigs produce the natural anti-Gal antibody and simulate the evolutionary appearance of this antibody in primates, Uri Galili

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Anti-Gal: An abundant human natural antibody of multiple pathogeneses and clinical benefits, Uri Galili

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Discovery of the natural anti-Gal antibody and its past and future relevance to medicine, Uri Galili

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Variation in smoking cessation after vascular operations, Andrew W. Hoel, Brian W. Nolan, Philip P. Goodney, Yuanyuan Zhao, Andres Schanzer, Andrew C. Stanley, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Growing impact of restenosis on the surgical treatment of peripheral arterial disease, Douglas W. Jones, Andres Schanzer, Yuanyuan Zhao, Todd A. MacKenzie, Brian W. Nolan, Michael S. Conte, Philip P. Goodney, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Mechanisms of action of External Volume Expansion devices, Luca Lancerotto, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Qiong Li, Alessandro Valderrama Vasquez, Franco Bassetto, Daniel A. Del Vecchio, Janice F. Lalikos, and Dennis P. Orgill

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Transdermal scopolamine and perioperative anisocoria in craniofacial surgery: a report of 3 patients, David Lee, Nelson L. Jenkins, Alexandra J. Anastasopulos, A. George Volpe, Bernard T. Lee, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Expression of ITGB8 in Epicardial Adipose Tissue is Highly and Directly Correlated with the Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis, Nancy Lee, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Melinda Darrigo, Stanley Tam, Michael P. Czech, and Timothy P. Fitzgibbons

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Expression of the Integrin Beta 8 Gene (ITGB8) in Epicardial Adipose Tissue is Highly and Directly Correlated with the Degree of Coronary Atherosclerosis, Nancy Lee, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Melinda Darrigo, Stanley Tam, Michael P. Czech, and Timothy P. Fitzgibbons

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A technique of recipient portal venoplasty and cuff insertion for portal revascularization in orthotopic rat liver transplantation, Christopher W. Macomber and Shimul A. Shah

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Progenitor cell mobilizing treatments prevent experimental transplant arteriosclerosis, Christopher W. Macomber and Shimul A. Shah

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Personal Health Record Use and Its Association with Antiretroviral Adherence: Survey and Medical Record Data from 1871 US Veterans Infected with HIV, D. Keith McInnes, Stephanie L. Shimada, Sowmya R. Rao, Ann L. Quill, Mona Duggal, Allen L. Gifford, Cynthia A. Brandt, Thomas K. Houston, Michael E. Ohl, Kirsha S. Gordon, Kristin M. Mattocks, Lewis E. Kazis, and Amy C. Justice

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Distal anastomotic vein adjunct usage in infrainguinal prosthetic bypasses, James T. McPhee, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Shimon Shaykevich, Michael Belkin, and Matthew T. Menard

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Frequency and Impact of Intensive Care Unit Complications on Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Early Results of the Outcome Prognostication in Traumatic Brain Injury (OPTIMISM) Study, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, Frederick Anderson, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Human Treg responses allow sustained recombinant adeno-associated virus-mediated transgene expression, Christian Mueller, Jeffrey D. Chulay, Bruce C. Trapnell, Margaret Humphries, Brenna Carey, Robert A. Sandhaus, Noel G. McElvaney, Louis M. Messina, Qiushi Tang, Farshid N. Rouhani, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Ann Dongtao Fu, Anthony Yachnis, David R. Knop, Guo-Jie Ye, Mark Brantly, Roberto Calcedo, Suryanarayan Somanathan, Lee P. Richman, Robert H. Vonderheide, Maigan A. Hulme, Todd M. Brusko, James M. Wilson, and Terence R. Flotte

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AIRP best cases in radiologic-pathologic correlation: lactating adenoma, Allyson N. Parnes, Ali Akalin, Robert M. Quinlan, and Gopal R. Vijayaraghavan

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Randomized trial of physician alerts for thromboprophylaxis after discharge, Gregory Piazza, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Thomas L. Ortel, Michael J. Cox, David J. Rosenberg, Shahram Rahimian, William J. Pendergast, Gordon D. McLaren, James A. Welker, Jan J. Akus, Scott M. Stevens, C. Gregory Elliott, Andrew L. Freeman, William F. Patton, Ousama Dabbagh, Allison Wyman, Wei Huang, Amanda F. Rao, and Samuel Z. Goldhaber

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Outcomes in octogenarians with subdural hematomas, Julie G. Pilitsis, Britney Atwater, Daniel Warden, Gina Deck, James E. Carroll Jr., Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Utilization of morning report by acute care surgery teams: results from a qualitative study, Patricia L. Pringle, Courtney E. Collins, and Heena Santry

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Contemporary trends in necrotizing soft-tissue infections in the United States, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie M. Flahive, Joshua J. Shaw, YouFu Li, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Heena P. Santry

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A Mycobacterium bovis Mycotic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Resulting From Bladder Cancer Treatment, Resection, and Reconstruction With a Cryopreserved Aortic Graft, Charles M. Psoinos, Jessica P. Simons, Donald T. Baril, William P. Robinson III, and Andres Schanzer

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Is routine intraoperative cholangiogram necessary in the twenty-first century? A national view, Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, Elan R. Witkowski, Zeling Chau, Sing Chau Ng, Heena P. Santry, Mark P. Callery, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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National trends in pancreaticoduodenal trauma: interventions and outcomes, Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne, Elan R. Witkowski, Zeling Chau, Daniel Wemple, Sing Chau Ng, Heena P. Santry, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Simulation-based training to teach open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair to surgical residents requires dedicated faculty instruction, William P. Robinson III, Donald T. Baril, Odette Taha, Andres Schanzer, Anne C. Larkin, Jean Bismuth, Erica L. Mitchell, and Louis M. Messina

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Derivation and validation of a practical risk score for prediction of mortality after open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in a US regional cohort and comparison to existing scoring systems, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, YouFu Li, Philip P. Goodney, Brian W. Nolan, Mohammad H. Eslami, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Louis M. Messina

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Systems biology approach to transplant immune tolerance, Reza F. Saidi

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Urinary reconstruction after kidney transplantation: pyeloureterostomy or ureteroneocystostomy, Reza F. Saidi, Nahel Elias, Martin Hertl, Tatsuo Kawai, A. Benedict Cosimi, and Dicken S. Ko

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Rates of Insurance for Injured Patients before and after Health Care Reform in Massachusetts: Another Case of Double Jeopardy?, Heena P. Santry, Courtney E. Collins, Jason T. Wiseman, Julie M. Flahive, Charles M. Psoinos, Zeling Chau, Shimul A. Shah, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Quadrimodal Distribution of Death after Trauma: Predictors of Death in the Fourth Peak, Heena Santry, Christopher J. Wilbert, Charles M. Psoinos, Julie Flahive, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Catarina I. Kiefe

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Does Aeromedical Transport Increase Anything Else Besides The Cost Of Care For Trauma Patients?, Joshua J. Shaw and Heena P. Santry

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Uncoupling protein 2 impacts endothelial phenotype via p53-mediated control of mitochondrial dynamics, Yukio Shimasaki, Ning Pan, Louis M. Messina, Chunying Li, Kai Chen, Lijun Liu, Marcus P. Cooper, Joseph A. Vita, and John F. Keaney Jr.

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The effect of postoperative myocardial ischemia on long-term survival after vascular surgery, Jessica P. Simons, Donald T. Baril, Philip P. Goodney, Daniel J. Bertges, William P. Robinson III, Jack L. Cronenwett, Louis M. Messina, Andres Schanzer, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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The effect of postoperative stroke and myocardial infarction on long-term survival after carotid revascularization, Jessica P. Simons, Philip P. Goodney, Donald T. Baril, Brian W. Nolan, Nathanael Hevelone, Jack L. Cronenwett, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Does increasing insurance improve outcomes for US cancer patients, Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, Zheng Zhou, James E. Carroll Jr., Theodore P. McDade, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is associated with adverse outcomes in patients undergoing elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, David H. Stone, Philip P. Goodney, Jeffrey A. Kalish, Andres Schanzer, Jeffrey E. Indes, Daniel B. Walsh, Jack L. Cronenwett, Brian W. Nolan, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Comparison of graft patency, limb salvage, and antithrombotic therapy between prosthetic and autogenous below-knee bypass for critical limb ischemia, Bjoern D. Suckow, Larry W. Kraiss, David H. Stone, Andres Schanzer, Daniel J. Bertges, Donald T. Baril, Jack L. Cronenwett, Philip P. Goodney, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Frameless multimodal image guidance of localized convection-enhanced delivery of therapeutics in the brain, Imramsjah M. J. van der Bom, Richard P. Moser, Guangping Gao, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Neil Aronin, and Matthew J. Gounis

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Cement directed kyphoplasty reduces cement leakage as compared with vertebroplasty: results of a controlled, randomized trial, Thomas J. Vogl, Robert Pflugmacher, Johannes Hierholzer, Gerd Stender, Matthew J. Gounis, Ajay K. Wakhloo, Christian Fiebig, and Renate Hammerstingl

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Optimal selection of asymptomatic patients for carotid endarterectomy based on predicted 5-year survival, Jessica B. Wallaert, Jack L. Cronenwett, Daniel J. Bertges, Andres Schanzer, Brian W. Nolan, Randall R. De Martino, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, and Philip P. Goodney

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Outcomes following resection of pancreatic cancer, Elan R. Witkowski, Jillian K. Smith, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Type 2 Diabetes-Induced Hematopoietic Stem Cell Oxidant Stress Attenuates the Differentiation, Skews M1/M2 Specification of Monocytes/Macrophages and Delays Wound Healing in db/db Mice, Jinglian Yan, Guodong Tie, Shouying Wang, and Louis M. Messina

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Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a Treatment for Peripheral Arterial Disease: Current Status and Potential Impact of Type II Diabetes on Their Therapeutic Efficacy, Jinglian Yan, Guodong Tie, Ting Yu Xu, Katharine Cecchini, and Louis M. Messina

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The cellular and molecular basis of bitter tastant-induced bronchodilation, Cheng-Hai Zhang, Lawrence M. Lifshitz, Karl Uy, Mitsuo Ikebe, Kevin E. Fogarty, and Ronghua ZhuGe

Publications from 2012

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Can a detailed neurological exam improve prediction of extubation success in neurocritically ill patients?, Sanam Baghshomali, Nathanael Slater, Raphael A. Carandang, Cynthia Ouillette, Wiley R. Hall, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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Prior contralateral amputation predicts worse outcomes for lower extremity bypasses performed in the intact limb, Donald T. Baril, Philip P. Goodney, William P. Robinson III, Brian W. Nolan, David H. Stone, YouFu Li, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Andres Schanzer

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Liver Transplantation: The End of the Road in Chronic Hepatitis C Infection, Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Engraftment of human HSCs in nonirradiated newborn NOD-scid IL2rgamma null mice is enhanced by transgenic expression of membrane-bound human SCF, Michael A. Brehm, Racki J. Waldemar, Jean H. Leif, Lisa M. Burzenski, Vishnu Hosur, Amber Wetmore, Bruce Gott, Mary Herlihy, Ronald A. Ignotz, Raymond M. Dunn, Leonard D. Shultz, and Dale L. Greiner

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Dermal collagen matrices for ventral hernia repair: comparative analysis in a rat model, G. Broderick, Joyce McIntyre, M. Noury, Heather M. Strom, Charles M. Psoinos, A. Christakas, Kristen L. Billiar, Zachary M. Hurwitz, Janice F. Lalikos, Ronald A. Ignotz, and Raymond M. Dunn

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Anesthetic Considerations for Cervical Fusion Surgery in Advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension, Robert Canelli, John P. Weaver, and Elifce Cosar

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Genetic determinants of cerebral edema in severe traumatic brain injury: A pilot study of the role of CACNA1 and AQP4 gene mutations, Raphael A. Carandang, Susanne Muehlschlegel, Wiley R. Hall, Cynthia Ouillette, and Robert H. Brown Jr.

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Fatty acid binding protein 4 is expressed in distinct endothelial and non-endothelial cell populations in glioblastoma, Oguz Cataltepe, Meltem Cevik Arikan, E Ghelfi, C Karaaslan, Y Ozsurekci, Y Li, T. W. Smith, Karen A. Dresser, and Sule Cataltepe

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Foregut Surgery in the Modern Era: A National Survey, Zeling Chau, Jillian K. Smith, Elan R. Witkowski, Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne, Tara S. Kent, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Use of cholecystostomy tubes in the management of patients with primary diagnosis of acute cholecystitis, Nicole Cherng, Elan R. Witkowski, Erica B. Sneider, Jason T. Wiseman, Joanne Lewis, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Heena P. Santry, Mitchell A. Cahan, and Shimul A. Shah