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 2019

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Segmental Distribution of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Correlates with Microvascular Invasion in Liver Explants Undergoing Transplantation, Yasir Al-Azzawai, Eva Rouanet, Ryan J. Hendrix, Lidia Spaho, Hesham Malik, Deepika Devuni, Gyongyi Szabo, and Graham Barnard

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A divalent siRNA chemical scaffold for potent and sustained modulation of gene expression throughout the central nervous system, Julia F. Alterman, Bruno M. D. C. Godinho, Matthew R. Hassler, Chantal M. Ferguson, Dimas Echeverria, Ellen Sapp, Reka A. Haraszti, Andrew H. Coles, Faith Conroy, Rachael Miller, Loic Roux, Paul Yan, Emily G. Knox, Anton A. Turanov, Robert M. King, Gwladys Gernoux, Christian Mueller, Heather Gray-Edwards, Richard P. Moser, N Bishop, Samer M. Jaber, Matthew J. Gounis, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Athma A. Pai, Marian DiFiglia, Neil Aronin, and Anastasia Khvorova

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Sarcopenia in lung cancer: Could chest imaging help?, Jennifer Baima, Elke Sarah Schipani, Wasih Kamran, John M. Varlotto, Lacey J. McIntosh, Karl Uy, Isabel Emmerick, and Mathew J. Most

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The Brazilian private pharmaceutical market after the first ten years of the generics law, Andrea Damaso Bertoldi, Anita K. Wagner, Isabel Emmerick, Luisa Arueira Chaves, Peter Stephens, and Dennis Ross-Degnan

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The influence of payor status on outcomes associated with surgical repair of upper gastrointestinal perforations due to peptic ulcer disease in the United States, Vijaya Daniel, M. Didem Ayturk, Doyle V. Ward, Beth A. McCormick, and Heena P. Santry

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Evolving Trends in Machine Perfusion for Liver Transplantation, Phillipp Dutkowski, James V. Guarrera, Jeroen de Jonge, Paulo N.A. Martins, Robert J. Porte, and Pierre-Alain Clavien

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First Report of siRNA Uptake (for RNA Interference) During Ex Vivo Hypothermic and Normothermic Liver Machine Perfusion, Andrew R. Gillooly, Jessica Perry, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Improved Survival after Administration of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients with Clinical Stage I/II Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma, Ryan J. Hendrix

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1801: Patient-Specific Markers Associated with the Risk of Alcohol Withdrawal in the Trauma Population, Irene Li, Allison Forni, Dawn Carpenter, Alexander Menard, Victoria Rossetti, Timothy A. Emhoff, and Craig M. Lilly

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Oxygenated UW Solution Decreases ATP Decay and Improves Survival After Transplantation of DCD Liver Grafts, Paulo N.A. Martins, Timothy A. Berendsen, Heidi Yeh, Bote G. Bruinsma, Maria-Louisa Izamis, Sanna Op den Dries, Andrew R. Gillooly, Robert Porte, Martin L. Yarmush, Korkut Uygun, and James F. Markmann

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What Is Hot and New in Basic Science in Liver Transplantation in 2018? Report of the Basic Science Committee of the International Liver Transplantation Society, Paulo N.A. Martins, Markus Selzner, Murat Dayangac, Qi Ling, Kevin T. Ng, Kuang-Tzu Huang, Timucin Taner, Valeria R. Mas, and Burcin Ekser

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Healthcare Disparities and Noncompliance in Children and Young Adults with Crohn’s Disease, Robert McLoughlin

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Role of Mucosal Protrusion Angle in Discriminating between True and False Masses of the Small Bowel on Video Capsule Endoscopy, May Min, Michael Noujaim, Jonathan Green, Christopher R. Schlieve, Aditya Vaze, Mitchell A. Cahan, and David R. Cave

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Use of fenestrated-branched endovascular aneurysm repair to treat Carrel patch aneurysmal degeneration after open thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair, Tammy T. Nguyen, Jessica P. Simons, and Andres Schanzer

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The NuA4 acetyltransferase and histone H4 acetylation promote replication recovery after topoisomerase I-poisoning, Chiaki Noguchi, Tanu Singh, Melissa A. Ziegler, Jasmine D. Peake, Lyne Khair, Ana Aza, Toru M. Nakamura, and Eishi Noguchi

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Generation of Functional Human Adipose Tissue in Mice from Primed Progenitor Cells, Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, So Yun Min, Tiffany DeSouza, Patrick Teebagy, Anand Desai, Heather Tessier, Robert Slamin, Leah Siegel-Reamer, Cara Berg, Angel Baez, Janice F. Lalikos, and Silvia Corvera

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Somatic molecular analysis augments cytologic evaluation of pancreatic cyst fluids as a diagnostic tool, Ali Sakhdari, Parnian Ahmadi Moghaddam, Chi Young Ok, Otto Walter, Keith Tomaszewicz, Mandi-Lee Caporelli, Xiuling Meng, Jennifer LaFemina, Giles F. Whalen, Edward Belkin, Jaroslav Zivny, Wahid Y. Wassef, Bruce A. Woda, Lloyd Hutchinson, and Ediz F. Cosar

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Gene Silencing With siRNA (RNA Interference): A New Therapeutic Option During Ex Vivo Machine Liver Perfusion Preservation, Max F. Thijssen, Isabel M. A. Bruggenwirth, Andrew R. Gillooly, Anastasia Khvorova, Timothy F. Kowalik, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Transplantation of Renal Allograft After Removal of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Anthony P. Tran, Paulo N.A. Martins, Zachary G. Papazian, Vijay K. Vanguri, Babak Movahedi, Pang-Yen Fan, Kenneth A. Bodziak, Jennifer K. Yates, Mitchell H. Sokoloff, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Hepatic Epithelioid Angiomyolipoma Treated with Laparoscopic Resection: Case Report and Review of the Literature, Chloe H. Williams, Kelli Hickle, Katherine Bakke, Sarah Jamshed, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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MicroRNA-29a activates a multi-component growth and invasion program in glioblastoma, Yun Zhao, Wei Huang, Tae-Min Kim, Yuchae Jung, Lata G. Menon, Hongyan Xing, Hongwei Li, Rona S. Carroll, Peter J. Park, Hong Wei Yang, and Mark D. Johnson

Publications from 2018

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The Use of Smartphone for Liver Graft Biopsy Assessment at the Time of Procurement, Natalie M. Bath, Xiaofei Wang, Jacob R. Bledsoe, Maximiliaan Thijssen, Aaron Ahearn, Babak Movahedi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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A Comparative Study of Single and Dual Perfusion During End-ischemic Subnormothermic Liver Machine Preservation, Isabel M. A. Bruggenwirth, Carolina Moore, Paria Mahboub, Max F. Thijssen, Xiaofei E, Henri G. D. Leuvenink, Pranoti Mandrekar, Xiaofei Wang, Timothy F. Kowalik, Robert J. Porte, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Unique surgical approach to a twisted ileal-anal pouch, Hannah Buettner, Maria X. Kiely, Mengdi Yao, James Yoo, and Lilian Chen

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Bow Hunter's Syndrome in a Patient with a Right Hypoplastic Vertebral Artery and a Dynamically Compressible Left Vertebral Artery, David Z. Cai, Ryan P. Roach, John P. Weaver, Gerald T. McGillicuddy, Zachary M. Mansell, Jonathan P. Eskander, and Mark S. Eskander

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Robot-Assisted Thoracoscopic Resection of a Posterior Mediastinal Mullerian Cyst, Calvin Chao, Vijay K. Vanguri, and Karl Uy

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Donor pretreatment with nebulized complement C3a receptor antagonist mitigates brain-death induced immunological injury post-lung transplant, Qi Cheng, Kunal Patel, Biao Lei, Lindsay Rucker, D. Patterson Allen, Peng Zhu, Chentha Vasu, Paulo N.A. Martins, Martin Goddard, Satish N. Nadig, and Carl Atkinson

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Treatment of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells with the Canady Cold Plasma Conversion System: Preliminary Results, Xiaoqian Cheng, Warren Rowe, Lawan Ly, Alexey Shashurin, Taisen Zhuang, Shruti Wigh, Giacomo Basadonna, Barry Trink, Michael Keidar, and Jerome Canady

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Development of transplant immunosuppressive agents - considerations in the use of animal models, Russell Costello, Adrien Kissenpfennig, Paulo N.A. Martins, and James McDaid

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The current State of the acute care surgery workforce: A boots on the ground perspective, Vijaya T. Daniel, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Variations in the Delivery of Emergency General Surgery Care in the Era of Acute Care Surgery, Vijaya T. Daniel, Angela M. Ingraham, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Evaluation of a Multimodal, Direct-to-Patient Educational Intervention Targeting Barriers to Osteoporosis Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Maria I. Danila, Jeroan J. Allison, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Allison Wyman, and Kenneth G. Saag

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Association Between Sarcopenia and Functional Status in Liver Transplant Patients, Natasha H. Dolgin, Andrew J. Smith, Samantha G. Harrington, Babak Movahedi, Paulo N.A. Martins, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Explantation of infected thoracic endovascular aortic repair, Emily Y. Fan, Dejah R. Judelson, and Andres Schanzer

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Approach to the Diagnostic Workup and Management of Small Bowel Lesions at a Tertiary Care Center, Jonathan Green, Christopher R. Schlieve, Ann K. Friedrich, Kevin Baratta, David H. Ma, May Min, Krunal Patel, David Stein, David R. Cave, Demetrius E. Litwin, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MD modules on surgical clerkship students' critical thinking: a prospective, randomized controlled pilot study, Janet Fraser Hale, Jill M. Terrien, Mark E. Quirk, Kate Sullivan, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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Successful Renal Transplantation after Presumed Cyanide Toxicity Treated with Hydroxocobalamin and Review of the Literature, Ryan J. Hendrix, Paulo N.A. Martins, Jeffrey S. Stoff, Aaron Ahearn, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Babak Movahedi

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"Don't lose hope early": Hemorrhagic diffuse axonal injury on head computed tomography is not associated with poor outcome in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury patients, Nils Henninger, Rebecca A. Compton, Muhammad W. Khan, Raphael A. Carandang, Wiley R. Hall, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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National Trends in Elective Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis, Chau Maggie Hoang

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Adherence to 20 Emergency General Surgery Best Practices: Results of a National Survey, Angela M. Ingraham, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Geographic Diffusion and Implementation of Acute Care Surgery: An Uneven Solution to the National Emergency General Surgery Crisis, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Angela M. Ingraham, Vijaya Daniel, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena Santry

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Disparities in access to emergency general surgery care in the United States, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Connie Shen, M. Didem Ayturk, Catarina I. Kiefe, and Heena P. Santry

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Transplantation of Livers From Viremic Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donors Into Hepatitis C Virus-Negative Recipients, Paulo N.A. Martins

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Heat Stroke as a Cause of Liver Failure and Evaluation of Liver Transplant, Paulo N.A. Martins, Isabel M. A. Bruggenwirth, James McDaid, Martin Hertl, Tatsuo Kawai, Nahel Elias, Raymond T. Chung, and James F. Markmann

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Bipolar Sealing Device Use in Pancreas Graft Preparation: A Novel Tieless Backtable Surgery Technique, Paulo N.A. Martins, Andrew R. Gillooly, Babak Movahedi, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Impact of the new kidney allocation system A2/A2B --> B policy on access to transplantation among minority candidates, Paulo N.A. Martins, Margaux N. Mustian, Paul A. MacLennan, Jorge A. Ortiz, Mohamed Akoad, Juan Carlos Caicedo, Gabriel J. Echeverri, Stephen H. Gray, Reynold I. Lopez-Soler, Ganesh Gunasekaran, Beau Kelly, Constance M. Mobley, Sylvester M. Black, Carlos Esquivel, and Jayme E. Locke

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Single-Center Experience With Liver Transplant Using Donors With Very High Transaminase Levels, Paulo N.A. Martins, Amanda Rawson, Babak Movahedi, Isabel M. A. Bruggenwirth, Natasha H. Dolgin, Ann-Britt Martins, Paria Mahboub, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Imaging and Management of Thoracic Trauma, Alex Newbury, Jon D. Dorfman, and Hao S. Lo

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Delayed Treatment Acceleration in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Who Have Inadequate Response to Initial Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors: Data from the Corrona Registry, Dimitrios A. Pappas, Robert A. Gerber, Heather J. Litman, David Gruben, Jamie Geier, Winnie D. Hua, Connie Chen, YouFu Li, Joel M. Kremer, John S. Andrews, and Jeffrey A. Bourret

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Post-hospitalization Treatment Regimen and Readmission for C. difficile Colitis in Medicare Beneficiaries, Charles M. Psoinos, Courtney E. Collins, M. Didem Ayturk, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Heena P. Santry

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Implementing an innovated preservation technology: The American Society of Transplant Surgeons' (ASTS) Standards Committee White Paper on Ex Situ Liver Machine Perfusion, Cristiano Quintini, Paulo N.A. Martins, Shimul Shah, Mary Killackey, Alan Reed, James Guarrera, and David A. Axelrod

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The Canady Helios Cold Plasma Scalpel Significantly Decreases Viability in Malignant Solid Tumor Cells in a Dose-Dependent Manner, Warren Rowe, Xiaoqian Cheng, Lawan Ly, Taisen Zhuang, Giacomo Basadonna, Barry Trink, Michael Keidar, and Jerome Canady

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Approach to the Diagnostic Workup and Management of Small Bowel Lesions at a Tertiary Care Center (poster), David Stein, Jonathan Green, Christopher R. Schlieve, Ann K. Friedrich, Kevin P. Baratta, David H. Ma, May Min, Krunal Patel, David R. Cave, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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Ischemia augments alloimmune injury through IL-6-driven CD4(+) alloreactivity, Mayuko Uehara, Zhabiz Solhjou, Naima Banouni, Vivek Kasinath, Ye Xiaqun, Li Dai, Osman Yilmam, Mine Yilmaz, Takaharu Ichimura, Paolo Fiorina, Paulo N.A. Martins, Shunsuke Ohori, Indira Guleria, Omar H. Maarouf, Stefan G. Tullius, Martina M. McGrath, and Reza Abdi

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The Role of Race and Economic Characteristics in the Presentation and Survival of Patients With Surgically Resected Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, John M. Varlotto, Kerrie McKie, Rickie P. Voland, John C. Flickinger, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Debra Maddox, Paul Rava, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, William Walsh, Paulo Oliveira, Negar Rassaei, Jennifer Baima, and Karl Uy

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Population-based differences in the outcome and presentation of lung cancer patients based upon racial, histologic, and economic factors in all lung patients and those with metastatic disease, John M. Varlotto, Richard Voland, Kerrie McKie, John C. Flickinger, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Debra Maddox, Paul Rava, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Geoffrey Graeber, Negar Rassaei, Paulo Oliveira, Suhail Ali, Chandra Belani, Jonathan Glanzman, Heather A. Wakelee, Manali Patel, Jennifer Baima, Jianying Zhang, and William Walsh

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High-resolution Imaging of Myeloperoxidase Activity Sensors in Human Cerebrovascular Disease, Youssef Z. Wadghiri, Dung Minh. Hoang, Anita M. Leporati, Matthew J. Gounis, Aurora Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Mary L. Mazzanti, John P. Weaver, Ajay K. Wakhloo, Peter Caravan, and Alexei A. Bogdanov Jr

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Adeno-Associated Virus Neutralizing Antibodies in Large Animals and Their Impact on Brain Intraparenchymal Gene Transfer, Dan Wang, Li Zhong, Mengxin Li, Jia Li, Karen Tran, Lingzhi Ren, Ran He, Jun Xie, Richard P. Moser, Cara Fraser, Tim Kuchel, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Terence R. Flotte, Neil Aronin, and Guangping Gao

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Diabetes impairs wound healing by Dnmt1-dependent dysregulation of hematopoietic stem cells differentiation towards macrophages, Jinglian Yan, Guodong Tie, Shoying Wang, Amanda A. Tutto, Natale DeMarco, Lyne Khair, Thomas G. Fazzio, and Louis M. Messina

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IRS2 mutations linked to invasion in pleomorphic invasive lobular carcinoma, Sha Zhu, B. Marie Ward, Jun Yu, Asia N. Matthew-Onabanjo, Jenny Janusis, Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Keith Tomaszewicz, Lloyd Hutchinson, Lihua Julie Zhu, Dina Kandil, and Leslie M. Shaw

Publications from 2017

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Surgeon leadership in the coding, billing, and contractual negotiations for fenestrated endovascular aortic aneurysm repair increases medical center contribution margin and physician reimbursement, Francesco A. Aiello, Jonathan Durgin, Vijaya Daniel, Louis M. Messina, Danielle R. Doucet, Jessica P. Simons, James Jenkins, and Andres Schanzer

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Ipsilateral Lower Limb Weakness After Sarcoma Treatment: A Case Report, Jennifer Baima, Amanda Doodlesack, and Jennifer LaFemina

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Donor Diabetes and Prolonged Cold Ischemia Time Synergistically Increase the Risk of Graft Failure After Liver Transplantation, Isabel M. A. Bruggenwirth, Natasha H. Dolgin, Robert J. Porte, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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The Estimated Verbal GCS Subscore in Intubated Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: Is it Really Better, Katarina Cheng, Ribal Bassil, Raphael A. Carandang, Wiley R. Hall, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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Hyperspectral Imaging Provides Early Prediction of Random Axial Flap Necrosis in a Preclinical Model, Michael S. Chin, Ava G. Chappell, Giorgio Giatsidis, Dylan Perry, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Anthony Haddad, Hajime Matsumine, Dennis P. Orgill, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Predictors of mortality in the elderly after open repair for perforated peptic ulcer disease, Vijaya Daniel, Jason T. Wiseman, Julie Flahive, and Heena Santry

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Rosai-Dorfman Disease of the Breast, Eileen E. Delaney, Anne C. Larkin, Sue MacMaster, Ali Sakhdari, and Carolynn M. Debenedectis

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Vascular anatomical relationships of the retropubic space and the sacrospinous ligament, using three-dimensional imaging, Omar Felipe Duenas-Garcia, Youngwu Kim, Katherine Leung, and Michael Flynn

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The Effect of Preoperative Phenazopyridine on Urinary Retention Following Midurethral Sling, Omar Felipe Duenas-Garcia, Tania Sierra, Erica Nicasio, Katherine Leung, Cynthia D. Hall, and Michael Flynn

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Comparative coagulation studies in hibernating and summer-active black bears (Ursus americanus), Ann-Kristin U. Friedrich, Jahnavi Kakuturu, Peter J. Schnorr, Dean E. Beyer Jr, J. Alexander Palesty, Eric W. Dickson, Giacomo P. Basadonna, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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alpha-Gal Nanoparticles in Wound and Burn Healing Acceleration, Uri Galili

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Feasibility and pilot efficacy of a brief smoking cessation intervention delivered by vascular surgeons in the Vascular Physician Offer and Report (VAPOR) Trial, Philip Goodney, Emily L. Spangler, Karina Newhall, Benjamin S. Brooke, Andres Schanzer, Tze-Woei Tan, Adam W. Beck, John W. Hallett, Todd A. MacKenzie, Maria Orlando. Edelen, Andrew W. Hoel, Nancy A. Rigotti, and Alik Farber

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The Role of Skeletal Survey in Identifying Non-Accidental Trauma in Pediatric Trauma Patients, Jonathan Green

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Are "Goods for Guns" Good for the Community? An Update of a Community Gun Buyback Program, Jonathan Green, Rachelle N. Damle, Rebecca E. Kasper, Pina Violano, Mariann M. Manno, Pradeep P. Nazarey, Jeremy T. Aidlen, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Impact of rituximab on patient-reported outcomes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis from the US Corrona Registry, Leslie R. Harrold, Ani John, Jennie Best, Steve Zlotnick, Chitra Karki, YouFu Li, Jeffrey D. Greenberg, and Joel M. Kremer

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Predicting Mortality of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the Era of Endovascular Repair, Christopher T. Healey, Michael Neilson, David Clark, Andres Schanzer, and William Robinson

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Determinants of Follow-Up Failure in Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery Procedures, Dejah R. Judelson, Jessica P. Simons, Julie Flahive, Virendra I. Patel, Christopher T. Healey, Brian W. Nolan, Daniel J. Bertges, and Andres Schanzer

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Experimental In-Vivo Models Used in Fat Grafting Research for Volume Augmentation in Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Raghu Appasani, Kylee Sullivan, Leah Siegel-Reamer, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Liver ex situ machine perfusion preservation: A review of the methodology and results of large animal studies and clinical trials, Hazel Marecki, Adel Bozorgzadeh, Robert J. Porte, Henri G. Leuvenink, Korkut Uygun, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Allocation of organs to cognitively impaired patients, Paulo N.A. Martins, Irene Kim, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Transplanting HCV-Infected Kidneys into Uninfected Recipients, Paulo N.A. Martins, Babak Movahedi, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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5 Year Expression and Neutrophil Defect Repair after Gene Therapy in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, Christian Mueller, Gwladys Gernoux, Alisha M. Gruntman, Florie Borel, Emer P. Reeves, Roberto Calcedo, Farshid N. Rouhani, Anthony Yachnis, Margaret Humphries, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Louis M. Messina, Jeffrey D. Chulay, Bruce Trapnell, James M. Wilson, Noel G. McElvaney, and Terence R. Flotte

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Vaginal Cuff Dehiscence Presenting with Free Air 60 Days after Robotic-Assisted Hysterectomy, Daniel Munger, M. Iannamorelli, C. Galvez, and C. Service

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Impact and Duration of Brief Surgeon-Delivered Smoking Cessation Advice on Attitudes Regarding Nicotine Dependence and Tobacco Harms for Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease, Karina Newhall, Bjoern Suckow, Emily Spangler, Benjamin S. Brooke, Andres Schanzer, Tze-Woei Tan, Mary Burnette, Maria Orlando. Edelen, Alik Farber, and Philip Goodney

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Carcinoids and Capsules: A Case Series Highlighting the Utility of Capsule Endoscopy in Patients With Small Bowel Carcinoids, Michael G. Noujaim, Jonathan Green, May Min, Christopher R. Schlieve, Krunal Patel, Mitchell A. Cahan, and David R. Cave

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Arteriovenous fistula patency in the 3 years following vonapanitase and placebo treatment, Eric K. Peden, Timothy P. O'Connor, Barry J. Browne, Bradley S. Dixon, Andres Schanzer, Stephen C. Jensik, Albert D. Sam 2nd, and Steven K. Burke

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Artificial miRNAs reduce human mutant Huntingtin throughout the striatum in a transgenic sheep model of Huntington's disease, Edith L. Pfister, Natalie Dinardo, Erica Mondo, Florie Borel, Faith Conroy, Gwladys Gernoux, Lori A. Kennington, Richard P. Moser, Miguel Sena-Esteves, Guangping Gao, Christian Mueller, and Neil Aronin

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What Families Need and Physicians Deliver: Contrasting Communication Preferences Between Surrogate Decision-Makers and Physicians During Outcome Prognostication in Critically Ill TBI Patients, Thomas Quinn, Jesse Moskowitz, Muhammad A. Khan, Lori Shutter, Robert J. Goldberg, Nananda Col, Kathleen M. Mazor, and Susanne Muehlschlegel

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An intensive vascular surgical skills and simulation course for vascular trainees improves procedural knowledge and self-rated procedural competence, William P. Robinson, Danielle R. Doucet, Jessica P. Simons, Allison Wyman, Francesco A. Aiello, Elias Arous, Andres Schanzer, and Louis M. Messina

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Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, foot Infection (WIfI) score correlates with the intensity of multimodal limb treatment and patient-centered outcomes in patients with threatened limbs managed in a limb preservation center, William P. Robinson, Lorraine Loretz, Colleen Hanesian, Julie Flahive, John Bostrom, Nicholas Lunig, Andres Schanzer, and Louis M. Messina

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Outcomes of fenestrated and branched endovascular repair of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, Andres Schanzer, Jessica P. Simons, Julie Flahive, Jonathan Durgin, Francesco A. Aiello, Danielle R. Doucet, Robert Steppacher, and Louis M. Messina

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Current trends and challenges in the postoperative medical management of Crohn's disease: A systematic review, Andrew T. Schlussel, Nicole B. Cherng, and Karim Alavi

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Acute Appendicitis after Liver Transplantation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, S. E. Sheppard, Hazel Marecki, Charles M. Psoinos, Babak Movahedi, Matthew J. Furman, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Trends in use of the only Food and Drug Administration-approved commercially available fenestrated endovascular aneurysm repair device in the United States, Jessica P. Simons, Bing Shue, Julie Flahive, Francesco A. Aiello, Robert Steppacher, Elizabeth A. Eaton, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Outpatient beta-blockers and survival from sepsis: Results from a national cohort of Medicare beneficiaries, Kathleen E. Singer, Courtney E. Collins, Julie Flahive, Allison Wyman, M. Didem Ayturk, and Heena Santry

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RAHI-SATHI Indo-U.S. Collaboration: The Evolution of a Trainee-Led Twinning Model in Global Health Into a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Program, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Abraham Jaffe, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, Michael Chin, David D. McManus, Michaela Tracey, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Haley Newman, Allison Earon, Hannah Rosenfield, Anna Handorf, Brittany Novak, John Bostrom, Anindita Deb, Milagros C. Rosal, Patricia A. McQuilkin, Heena Santry, Melissa A. Fischer, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Regional Variation in Postoperative Myocardial Infarction in Patients Undergoing Vascular Surgery in the United States, Andrea M. Steely, Peter W. Callas, Daniel Neal, Salvatore T. Scali, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Daniel J. Bertges

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Induced Remodeling of Porcine Tendons to Human Anterior Cruciate Ligaments by alpha-GAL Epitope Removal and Partial Cross-Linking, Kevin R. Stone, Ann Walgenbach, and Uri Galili

Publications from 2016

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A multidisciplinary approach to vascular surgery procedure coding improves coding accuracy, work relative value unit assignment, and reimbursement, Francesco A. Aiello, Dejah R. Judelson, Louis M. Messina, Jeffrey E. Indes, Gordon Fitzgerald, Danielle R. Doucet, Jessica P. Simons, and Andres Schanzer

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The Vascular Quality Initiative Cardiac Risk Index for prediction of myocardial infarction after vascular surgery, Daniel J. Bertges, Dan Neal, Andres Schanzer, Salvatore T. Scali, Philip P. Goodney, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Quality Initiative