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 2017

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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

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Is single portal vein perfusion the best approach for machine preservation of liver grafts, Isabel M. A. Bruggenwirth, Laura C. Burlage, Robert J. Porte, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Metabolic profiling during ex vivo machine perfusion of the human liver, Bote G. Bruinsma, Gautham V. Sridharan, Pepijn D. Weeder, James H. Avruch, Nima Saeidi, Sinan Ozer, Sharon Geerts, Robert J. Porte, Michal Heger, Thomas M. van Gulik, Paulo N.A. Martins, James F. Markmann, Heidi Yeh, and Korkut Uygun

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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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An Old Idea Revisited: Reflections on the Role of Aesthetic Surgery in Behavioral and Social Change, Ava G. Chappell and Janice F. Lalikos

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Hyperspectral Imaging for Burn Depth Assessment in an Animal Model, Michael S. Chin, Oksana Olegovna Babchenko, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Lisa Nobel, Ronald A. Ignotz, and Janice F. Lalikos

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External Volume Expansion in Irradiated Tissue: Effects on the Recipient Site, Michael S. Chin, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Oksana Olegovna Babchenko, Elizabeth Bannon, Dylan Perry, Ava G. Chappell, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma in a Hepatic Hemangioma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature, Joshua Cohen, Rashna Meunier, Sarah Jamshed, Adib R. Karam, Jennifer Yates, Xiaofei Wang, and Jennifer LaFemina

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A multi-modal intervention for Activating Patients at Risk for Osteoporosis (APROPOS): Rationale, design, and uptake of online study intervention material, Maria I. Danila, Jeroan J. Allison, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Robert A. Yood, and Kenneth G. Saag

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Advantages of day-before lymphoscintigraphy and undiluted methylene blue dye injections for sentinel lymph node biopsies for melanoma, Kate Dinh, Ariana Harris, Jennifer LaFemina, Giles F. Whalen, Mary F. Sullivan, Robert Licho, Thomas Hill, and Laura A. Lambert

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Frailty and Outcomes in Liver Transplantation: A Dissertation, Natasha H. Dolgin

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Functional status predicts postoperative mortality after liver transplantation, Natasha H. Dolgin, Paulo N.A. Martins, Babak Movahedi, Kate L. Lapane, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Decade-Long Trends in Liver Transplant Waitlist Removal Due to Illness Severity: The Impact of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Policy, Natasha H. Dolgin, Babak Movahedi, Paulo N.A. Martins, Robert J. Goldberg, Kate L. Lapane, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Vaginal ectopic ureter simulating preterm premature rupture of membranes, Omar Felipe Duenas-Garcia and Cynthia D. Hall

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Cholecystostomy Treatment in an ICU Population: Complications and Risks, Ann-Kristin U. Friedrich, Kevin P. Baratta, Joanne Lewis, Adib R. Karam, Margaret Hudlin, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Mitchell A. Cahan

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Comparison of Four Views to Single-view Ultrasound Protocols to Identify Clinically Significant Pneumothorax, Gregg Helland, Romolo Joseph Gaspari, Samuel Licciardo, Alexandra Sanseverino, Ulises Torres, Timothy A. Emhoff, and David J. Blehar

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Occurrence and predictors of recurrence after a first episode of acute venous thromboembolism: population-based Worcester Venous Thromboembolism Study, Wei Huang, Robert J. Goldberg, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Alexander T. Cohen, and Frederick A. Spencer

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A Randomized Controlled Trial of Patient-Controlled Valve Catheter and Indwelling Foley Catheter for Short-term Bladder Drainage, Padma Kandadai, Omar Felipe Duenas-Garcia, Anna L. Pilzeck, Jyot Saini, Michael Flynn, Katherine Leung, and Danielle Patterson

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And the survey said.... evaluating rationale for participation in gun buybacks as a tool to encourage higher yields, Rebecca E. Kasper, Jonathan Green, Rachelle N. Damle, Jeremy T. Aidlen, Pradeep Nazarey, Mariann M. Manno, Esther Borer, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Palliative cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion: current clinical practice or misnomer, Laura A. Lambert and Ariana Harris

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Thirty-day outcomes underestimate endocrine and exocrine insufficiency after pancreatic resection, Pei-Wen Lim, Kate H. Dinh, Mary E. Sullivan, Wahid Y. Wassef, Jaroslav Zivny, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer LaFemina

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Potential approaches to improve the outcomes of donation after cardiac death liver grafts, Paria Mahboub, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Paulo N.A. Martins

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Results of repeated percutaneous interventions on failing arteriovenous fistulas and grafts and factors affecting outcomes, Kimberly T. Malka, Julie Flahive, Alex Csizinscky, Francesco A. Aiello, Jessica P. Simons, Andres Schanzer, Louis M. Messina, and William P. Robinson III

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Smoking cessation counseling in vascular surgical practice using the results of interviews and focus groups in the Vascular Surgeon offer and report smoking cessation pilot trial, Karina Newhall, Mary Burnette, Benjamin S. Brooke, Andres Schanzer, TzeWoei Tan, Susan Flocke, Alik Farber, and Philip P. Goodney

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Pessary Practices of Nurse-Providers in the United States, Katherine K. O'Dell, Shanna Atnip, Gwendolyn Hooper, and Katherine Leung

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Recipient Hyperbilirubinemia May Reduce Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury but Fails to Improve Outcome in Clinical Liver Transplantation, Mihai Oltean, Christian Barrenas, Paulo N.A. Martins, Gustaf Herlenius, Bengt Gustafsson, Styrbjorn Friman, and William Bennet

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Predictors of Post-injury Mortality in Elderly Patients with Trauma: A Master's Thesis, Charles M. Psoinos

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Monotherapy with stenting in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) after middle cerebral artery dissection, Ajit S. Puri, Matthew J. Gounis, Francesco Massari, Mary Howk, John P. Weaver, and Ajay K. Wakhloo

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Contemporary Management of Acute Aortic Occlusion Has Evolved but Outcomes Have Not Significantly Improved, William P. Robinson III, Rupal K. Patel, Jesse Columbo, Julie Flahive, Francesco A. Aiello, Donald Baril, Andres Schanzer, and Louis M. Messina

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Endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms does not reduce later mortality compared with open repair, William P. Robinson III, Andres Schanzer, Francesco A. Aiello, Julie Flahive, Jessica P. Simons, Danielle R. Doucet, Elias Arous, and Louis M. Messina

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Hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence pattern following liver transplantation and a suggested surveillance algorithm, Eduardo Scortegagna, Adib R. Karam, Shirin Sioshansi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, Curtis T. Barry, and Sarwat Hussain

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It's All About Location, Location, Location: A New Perspective on Trauma Transport, Joshua J. Shaw, Charles M. Psoinos, and Heena P. Santry

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A national survey of disease-specific knowledge in patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, Bjoern D. Suckow, Andres Schanzer, Andrew W. Hoel, Mark Wyers, Luke K. Marone, Ravi K. Veeraswamy, and Brian W. Nolan

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MRI Findings of Injury to the Longus Colli Muscle in Patients With Neck Trauma, Deepak Takhtani, Eduardo Scortegagna, Oguz Cataltepe, and Sathish Kumar Dundamadappa

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Patient-Specific MRI-Based Right Ventricle Models Using Different Zero-Load Diastole and Systole Geometries for Better Cardiac Stress and Strain Calculations and Pulmonary Valve Replacement Surgical Outcome Predictions, Dalin Tang, Pedro J. del Nido, Chun Yang, Heng Zuo, Xueying Huang, Rahul H. Rathod, Vasu Gooty, Alexander Tang, Zheyang Wu, Kristen L. Billiar, and Tal Geva

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The impact of deliberate reflection with WISE-MDTM modules on critical thinking of nurse practitioner students: A prospective, randomized controlled pilot study, Jill M. Terrien, Janet Fraser Hale, Mitchell A. Cahan, Mark E. Quirk, Kate M. Sullivan, and Joanne Lewis

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Durable Results with In Situ Graft Repair of Ruptured Salmonella Aneurysm in a Patient with Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome, Patrick C. Thompson, Lisa Wang, Jesse Columbo, Andres Schanzer, and William P. Robinson III

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Grading of Regional Apposition after Flow-Diverter Treatment (GRAFT): a comparative evaluation of VasoCT and intravascular OCT, Kajo van der Marel, Matthew J. Gounis, John P. Weaver, Antonius M. de Korte, Robert M. King, Jennifer M. Arends, Olivia W. Brooks, Ajay K. Wakhloo, and Ajit S. Puri

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Grading of Regional Apposition after Flow-Diverter Treatment (GRAFT): a comparative evaluation of VasoCT and intravascular OCT, Kajo van der Marel, Matthew J. Gounis, John P. Weaver, Antonius M. de Korte, Robert M. King, Jennifer M. Arends, Olivia W. Brooks, Ajay K. Wakhloo, and Ajit S. Puri

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Total Elbow Arthroplasty in the United States: Evaluation of Cost, Patient Demographics, and Complication Rates, Hanbing Zhou, Nathan D. Orvets, Gabriel Merlin, Joshua J. Shaw, Joshua S. Dines, Mark D. Price, Josef K. Eichinger, and Xinning Li

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Hepatocyte growth factor, hepatocyte growth factor activator and arginine in a rat fulminant colitis model, Nathan P. Zwintscher, Puja M. Shah, Shashikumar K. Salgar, Christopher R. Newton, Justin A. Maykel, Ahmed Samy, Murad Jabir, and Scott R. Steele

Publications from 2015

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In patients stratified by preoperative risk, endovascular repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms has a lower in-hospital mortality and morbidity than open repair, Mujtaba M Ali, Julie Flahive, Andres Schanzer, Jessica P. Simons, Francesco A. Aiello, Danielle R. Doucet, Louis M. Messina, and William P. Robinson III

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National variation in preoperative imaging, carotid duplex ultrasound criteria, and threshold for surgery for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis, Edward J. Arous, Jessica P. Simons, Julie Flahive, Adam W. Beck, David H. Stone, Andrew W. Hoel, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Readmission After Resections of the Colon and Rectum: Predictors of a Costly and Common Outcome, Lindsay A. Bliss, Lillias H. Maguire, Zeling Chau, Catherine J. Yang, Deborah A. Nagle, Andrew T. Chan, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Thrombolytic protocol minimizes ischemic-type biliary complications in liver transplantation from donation after circulatory death donors, Laura C. Burlage, Shanice A. Karangwa, Ton Lisman, Paulo N.A. Martins, and Robert J. Porte

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Alternatively Activated M2 Macrophages Improve Autologous Fat Graft Survival in a Mouse Model through Induction of Angiogenesis, Ava Chappell, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Dylan Perry, Silvia Corvera, and Janice F. Lalikos

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Hyperspectral Imaging as an Early Biomarker for Radiation Exposure and Microcirculatory Damage, Michael S. Chin, Brian B. Freniere, Luca Lancerotto, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Jonathan H. Saleeby, Yuan-Chyuan Lo, Dennis P. Orgill, Janice F. Lalikos, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

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Gender Differences in Choice of Procedure and Case Fatality Rate for Elderly Patients with Acute Cholecystitis: A Masters Thesis, Courtney E. Collins

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Predictors and outcomes of readmission for Clostridium difficile in a national sample of medicare beneficiaries, Courtney E. Collins, M. Didem Ayturk, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Heena Santry

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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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A Comparison of Training Experience, Training Satisfaction, and Job Search Experiences between Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency and Traditional Vascular Surgery Fellowship Graduates, Benjamin Colvard, Murray Shames, Andres Schanzer, John Rectenwald, Rabih Chaer, and Jason T. Lee

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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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Elimination of waste: creation of a successful Lean colonoscopy program at an academic medical center, Aneel Damle, Nathan Andrew, Shubjeet Kaur, Alan Orquiola, Karim Alavi, Scott R. Steele, and Justin A. Maykel

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Identification of genetic risk for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, Kendra Flores, Kate Dinh, Erin Rouleau, Giles F. Whalen, Wahid Y. Wassef, and Jennifer LaFemina

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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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Follow-up Surveillance After Endovascular Aneurysm Repair: Less Is More, Andrew W. Hoel and Andres Schanzer

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Urinary Retention After Hysterectomy and Postoperative Analgesic Use, Padma Kandadai, Danielle Patterson, Katherine K. O'Dell, Jyot Saini, and Michael Flynn

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Looking up: Recent advances in understanding and treating peritoneal carcinomatosis, Laura A. Lambert

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Breast Reconstruction: Closing the Loop after Breast Cancer, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Mauricio Perez Martinez, and Janice F. Lalikos

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The impact of acute care surgery on appendicitis outcomes: Results from a national sample of university-affiliated hospitals, John C. Madore, Courtney E. Collins, M. Didem Ayturk, and Heena Santry

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Gradual Rewarming with Gradual Increase in Pressure during Machine Perfusion after Cold Static Preservation Reduces Kidney Ischemia Reperfusion Injury, Paria Mahboub, Petra Ottens, Marc Seelen, Nils 't Hart, Harry Van Goor, Rutger Ploeg, Paulo N.A. Martins, and Henri Leuvenink

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Liver Transplantation for Unresectable Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases: A Paradigm Change?, Paulo N.A. Martins, Babak Movahedi, and Adel Bozorgzadeh

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Plasma microRNAs are associated with atrial fibrillation and change after catheter ablation (the miRhythm study), David D. McManus, Kahraman Tanriverdi, Honghuang Lin, Nada Esa, Menhel Kinno, Divakar Mandapati, Stanley Tam, Nsidinanya Okike, Patrick T. Ellinor, John F. Keaney, J. Kevin Donahue, Emelia J. Benjamin, and Jane E. Freedman

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Endovascular management of radiation-induced subclavian and axillary artery aneurysms, Sathish Mohan, Andres Schanzer, William P. Robinson III, and Francesco A. Aiello

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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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Prehabilitation for Shoulder Dysfunction in Breast Cancer, Sara-Grace Reynolds, Jennifer Baima, Debra Waugh, Lauren Woo, John Sooy, Anne C. Larkin, B. Marie Ward, and Kathryn Edmiston

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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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Who Gets Early Tracheostomy?: Evidence of Unequal Treatment at 185 Academic Medical Centers, Joshua J. Shaw and Heena Santry

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The increased use of computed tomography angiography and magnetic resonance angiography as the sole imaging modalities prior to infrainguinal bypass has had no effect on outcomes, Bing Shue, Rachelle N. Damle, Julie Flahive, Jeffrey A. Kalish, David H. Stone, Virendra I. Patel, Andres Schanzer, and Donald Baril

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A comparative evaluation of risk-adjustment models for benchmarking amputation-free survival after lower extremity bypass, Jessica P. Simons, Philip P. Goodney, Julie Flahive, Andrew W. Hoel, John W. Hallett, Larry W. Kraiss, and Andres Schanzer

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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

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Activated Kupffer cells inhibit insulin sensitivity in obese mice, Michaela Tencerova, Jessica L. Cohen, Yuefei Shen, Lorena Garcia-Menendez, Olga T. Gupta, Michael P. Czech, Myriam Aouadi, Pranitha Vangala, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Joseph Yawe, David J. Pedersen, Karen A. Gallagher-Dorval, and Richard A. Perugini

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Distinguishing grade I meningioma from higher grade meningiomas without biopsy, John Varlotto, John Flickinger, Martin T. Pavelic, Charles S. Specht, Jonas M. Sheehan, Dana T. Timek, Michael J. Glantz, Steven Sogge, Christopher Dimaio, Richard P. Moser, Shakeeb Yunus, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Urvashi Upadhyay, Paul Rava, Matthew Tangel, Aaron Yao, and Sangam Kanekar

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Determinants of survival and major amputation after peripheral endovascular intervention for critical limb ischemia, Luke Vierthaler, Peter W. Callas, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Virendra I. Patel, Jack L. Cronenwett, Daniel J. Bertges, and Vascular Study Group of New England