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 2011

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Survival After Liver Transplantation Using Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donor Allografts: Case-Controlled Analysis of the UNOS Database, Andrew T. Burr, YouFu Li, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Glowing in the dark: time of day as a determinant of radiographic imaging in the evaluation of abdominal pain in children, Andrew T. Burr, Elizabeth Renaud, Mariann M. Manno, Joseph Makris, Erin K. Cooley, Anthony DeRoss, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Universal Health Care Coverage in Massachusetts: A Follow-up on the Effects on Neurosurgical Practice, Anthony M. Burrows, Julie G. Pilitsis, Lynn Levecque, Richard P. Moser, and Demetrius E. M. Litwin

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Transforming the culture of surgical education: promoting teacher identity through human factors training, Mitchell A. Cahan, Susan Starr, Anne C. Larkin, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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National trends in utilization and postprocedure outcomes for carotid artery revascularization 2005 to 2007, Mohammad H. Eslami, James T. McPhee, Jessica P. Simons, Andres Schanzer, and Louis M. Messina

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Phase 2 clinical trial of a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector expressing α1-antitrypsin: interim results, Terence R. Flotte, Bruce C. Trapnell, Margaret Humphries, Brenna Carey, Roberto Calcedo, Farshid Rouhani, Martha Campbell-Thompson, Anthony T. Yachnis, Robert A. Sandhaus, Noel G. McElvaney, Christian Mueller, Louis M. Messina, James M. Wilson, Mark L. Brantly, David R. Knop, Guo-jie Ye, and Jeffrey D. Chulay

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Conversion of tumors into autologous vaccines by intratumoral injection of alpha-Gal glycolipids that induce anti-Gal/alpha-Gal epitope interaction, Uri Galili

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Validation of the Society for Vascular Surgery's Objective Performance Goals for critical limb ischemia in everyday vascular surgery practice, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Randall R. DeMartino, Brian W. Nolan, Nathanael Hevelone, Michael S. Conte, Richard J. Powell, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Integration of basic clinical skills training in medical education: an interprofessional simulated teaching experience, Janet Fraser Hale, Mitchell Cahan, and Mary L. Zanetti

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Body mass index-independent inflammation in omental adipose tissue associated with insulin resistance in morbid obesity, Olga T. Hardy, Richard A. Perugini, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Karen A. Gallagher-Dorval, Vishwajeet Puri, Juerg R. Straubhaar, and Michael P. Czech

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Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Chlamydia trachomatis Screening Via Internet-based Self-collected Swabs Compared With Clinic-based Sample Collection, Wei Huang, Charlotte A. Gaydos, Mathilda R. Barnes, Mary Jett-Goheen, and Diane R. Blake

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Athletic pubalgia (sports hernia), Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Erica B. Sneider, Patrick M. McEnaney, and Brian D. Busconi

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Pseudoaneurysm of the profunda femoris artery following a long anterograde intramedullary nail for an unstable intertrochanteric hip fracture: A case report and review of the literature, Xinning Li, Patricia D. Luckeroth, Emily J. Curry, Mohammad H. Eslami, and Walter J. Leclair

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Goods for Guns--the use of a gun buyback as an injury prevention/community education tool, Margaret McGuire, Mariann M. Manno, Allison Rook, Louise Maranda, Elizabeth Renaud, Anthony DeRoss, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Prior failed ipsilateral percutaneous endovascular intervention in patients with critical limb ischemia predicts poor outcome after lower extremity bypass, Brian W. Nolan, Randall R. De Martino, David H. Stone, Andres Schanzer, Philip P. Goodney, Daniel W. Walsh, and Jack L. Cronenwett

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Summary of recommendations: Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-related Infections, Naomi P. O'Grady, Mary Alexander, Lillian A. Burns, E. Patchen Dellinger, Jeffery S. Garland, Stephen O. Heard, Pamela A. Lipsett, Henry Masur, Leonard A. Mermel, Michele L. Pearson, Issam I. Raad, Adrienne G. Randolph, Mark E. Rupp, and Sanjay Saint

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Effect of Paget's disease on survival in breast cancer: an exploratory study, Sonia Ortiz-Pagan, Gina Cunto-Amesty, Sandeep Narayan, Sybil L. Crawford, Chase Derrick, Anne C. Larkin, Ashraf Khan, Robert M. Quinlan, and Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman

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Effect of centre volume and high donor risk index on liver allograft survival, Deepak K. Ozhathil, YouFu Li, Jillian K. Smith, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Impact of center volume on increased risk liver transplant outcomes, Deepak K. Ozhathil, YouFu Li, Jillian K. Smith, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Colectomy performance improvement within NSQIP 2005-2008, Deepak K. Ozhathil, YouFu Li, Jillian K. Smith, Elan R. Witkowski, Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, Karim Alavi, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Assessment of Olfactory Processing in Parkinson’s Disease Patients, Mary Linton Peters, Jacob Kleinman, Wei Huang, Keith A. Cauley, Paula D. Ravin, Peter Novak, Ali Bourisly, Jean A. King, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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Data, Data Everywhere: But Not a Drop to Analyze, Heena P. Santry

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Predictors of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Sac Enlargement After Endovascular Repair, Andres Schanzer, Roy K. Greenberg, Nathanael Hevelone, William P. Robinson III, Mohammad H. Eslami, Robert J. Goldberg, and Louis M. Messina

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Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population, Shimul A. Shah, Jillian K. Smith, YouFu Li, Sing Chau Ng, James E. Carroll Jr., and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Malignant Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm: Are We Doing the Right Thing, Jessica P. Simons, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Theodore P. McDade, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Hospitalization for Complications of Cirrhosis: Does Volume Matter, Anand Singla, James L. Hart, YouFu Li, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Clopidogrel is not associated with major bleeding complications during peripheral arterial surgery, David H. Stone, Philip P. Goodney, Andres Schanzer, Brian W. Nolan, Julie E. Adams, Richard J. Powell, Daniel B. Walsh, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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The use of acellular dermal regeneration template for recalcitrant pilonidal disease, Carolyn J. Vaughn and Janice F. Lalikos

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Molecular targets for radiation oncology in prostate cancer, Tao Wang, Lucia R. Languino, Jane Lian, Gary Stein, Michael Blute, and Thomas J. Fitzgerald

Publications from 2010

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A simple risk score for predicting surgical site infections in inflammatory bowel disease, Karim Alavi, Paul R. Sturrock, W. Brian Sweeney, Justin A. Maykel, Justin A. Cervera-Servin, Jennifer F. Tseng, and E. Francis Cook

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Variations in gastric cancer care: a trend beyond racial disparities, Waddah B. Al-Refaie, Greer Gay, Beth A. Virnig, Jennifer F. Tseng, Andrew K. Stewart, Selwyn M. Vickers, Todd M. Tuttle, and Barry W. Feig

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Venous thromboembolism risk and prophylaxis in hospitalised medically ill patients. The ENDORSE Global Survey., Jean-Francois Bergmann, Alexander T. Cohen, Victor F. Tapson, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Ajay K. Kakkar, Bruno Deslandes, Wei Huang, Frederick A. Anderson, and ENDORSE Investigators

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The Vascular Study Group of New England Cardiac Risk Index (VSG-CRI) predicts cardiac complications more accurately than the Revised Cardiac Risk Index in vascular surgery patients, Daniel J. Bertges, Philip P. Goodney, Yuanyuan Zhao, Andres Schanzer, Brian W. Nolan, Donald S. Likosky, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of New England

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Massachusetts health insurance mandate: effects on neurosurgical practice, Anthony M. Burrows, Richard P. Moser, John P. Weaver, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Julie G. Pilitsis

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A human factors curriculum for surgical clerkship students, Mitchell Cahan, Anne C. Larkin, Susan Starr, Scott Wellman, Heather-Lyn Haley, Kate Sullivan, Shimul A. Shah, Michael P. Hirsh, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Mark E. Quirk

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In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States, James E. Carroll Jr., Zachary M. Hurwitz, Jessica P. Simons, James T. McPhee, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Waddah B. Al-Refaie, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Redefining mortality after pancreatic cancer resection, James E. Carroll Jr., Jillian K. Smith, Jessica P. Simons, Melissa M. Murphy, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Zheng Zhou, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Current trends and short-term outcomes of live donor nephrectomy: a population-based analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample, Beth Colombo, Anand Singla, YouFu Li, Jennifer F. Tseng, Reza F. Saidi, Adel Bozorgzadeh, and Shimul A. Shah

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Surgeon Volume Metrics in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Anand Singla, Melissa M. Murphy, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Outcomes of symptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, Randall R. De Martino, Brian W. Nolan, Philip P. Goodney, Catherine K. Chang, Andres Schanzer, Robert Cambria, Daniel J. Bertges, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of Northern New England

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Effects of magnetic resonance imaging signal change in myelopathic patients: a meta-analysis, Jason C. Eck, Jacob M. Drew, and Bradford L. Currier

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A modified technique for dowel fibular strut graft placement and circumferential fusion in the setting of L5-S1 spondylolisthesis and multilevel degenerative disc disease, Mark S. Eskander, Jonathan P. Eskander, Jacob M. Drew, Jessica L. Pelow-Aidlen, Mohammad H. Eslami, and Patrick J. Connolly

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Revision strategy for posterior extrusion of the CHARITE polyethylene core, Mark S. Eskander, Ikechukwu I Onyedika, Jonathan P. Eskander, Patrick J. Connolly, Jason C. Eck, and Anthony Lapinsky

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Single-stage forehead flap in nasal reconstruction, Gary M. Fudem, Richard D. Montilla, and Carolyn J. Vaughn

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Long-term survival after surgical management of neuroendocrine hepatic metastases, Evan S. Glazer, Jennifer F. Tseng, Waddah B. Al-Refaie, Carmen C. Solorzano, Ping Liu, Katherine A. Willborn, Eddie K. Abdalla, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, and Steven A. Curley

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Factors associated with amputation or graft occlusion one year after lower extremity bypass in northern New England, Philip P. Goodney, Brian W. Nolan, Andres Schanzer, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Daniel J. Bertges, Andrew C. Stanley, David H. Stone, Daniel B. Walsh, Richard J. Powell, Donald S. Likosky, and Jack L. Cronenwett

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Factors associated with death 1 year after lower extremity bypass in Northern New England, Philip P. Goodney, Brian W. Nolan, Andres Schanzer, Jens Eldrup-Jorgensen, Andrew C. Stanley, David H. Stone, Donald S. Likosky, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group Of Northern New England

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A simple risk score to predict in-hospital mortality after pancreatic resection for cancer, Joshua S. Hill, Zheng Zhou, Jessica P. Simons, Sing Chau Ng, Theodore P. McDade, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Venous thromboembolism risk and prophylaxis in the acute care hospital setting (ENDORSE survey): findings in surgical patients., Ajay K. Kakkar, Alexander T. Cohen, Victor F. Tapson, Jean-Francois Bergmann, Samuel Z. Goldhaber, Bruno Deslandes, Wei Huang, Frederick A. Anderson, and ENDORSE Investigators

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Human Emotion and Response in Surgery (HEARS): a simulation-based curriculum for communication skills, systems-based practice, and professionalism in surgical residency training, Anne C. Larkin, Mitchell Cahan, Giles F. Whalen, David S. Hatem, Susan Starr, Heather-Lyn Haley, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Kate Sullivan, and Mark E. Quirk

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Local arterial nanoparticle delivery of siRNA for NOX2 knockdown to prevent restenosis in an atherosclerotic rat model, Jian-ming Li, Peter E. Newburger, Matthew J. Gounis, Phong Dargon, Xueqing Zhang, and Louis M. Messina

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Intra-arterial abciximab for the treatment of thrombus formation during coil embolization of intracranial aneurysms, Italo Linfante, Vahid Etezadi, Vincenzo Andreone, Michael J. DeLeo III, Sara Alehashemi, Kate Shaw, and Ajay K. Wakhloo

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Comparison of the duration of antimicrobial activity of 2 different antimicrobial central venous catheters, Theofilos Matheos, J. Matthias Walz, Janice P. Adams, Karen Johnson, Karen J. Longtine, Jaclyn K. Longtine, Melissa A. O'Neill, and Stephen O. Heard

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Initial experience with volumetric IMRT (RapidArc) for intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery, Charles S. Mayo, Anthony Addesa, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Linda Ding, Sidney P. Kadish, and Richard P. Moser

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A national propensity-adjusted analysis of adjuvant radiotherapy in the treatment of resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma, Theodore P. McDade, Joshua S. Hill, Jessica P. Simons, Bilal Piperdi, Sing Chau Ng, Zheng Zhou, Sidney P. Kadish, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Surgeon case volume, not institution case volume, is the primary determinant of in-hospital mortality after elective open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, James T. McPhee, William P. Robinson III, Mohammad H. Eslami, Elias J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Predictors of major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: surgeon, hospital, or patient, Melissa M. Murphy, Sing Chau Ng, Jessica P. Simons, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Disparities in cancer care: an operative perspective, Melissa M. Murphy, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Trends in adrenalectomy: a recent national review, Melissa M. Murphy, Elan R. Witkowski, Sing Chau Ng, Theodore P. McDade, Joshua S. Hill, Anne C. Larkin, Giles F. Whalen, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Alcohol exposure as a risk factor for adverse outcomes in elective surgery, Bharath D. Nath, YouFu Li, James E. Carroll Jr., Gyongyi Szabo, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Endothelial function predicts positive arterial-venous fistula remodeling in subjects with stage IV and V chronic kidney disease, Christopher D. Owens, Nicole Wake, Ji Min Kim, Dirk Hentschel, Michael S. Conte, and Andres Schanzer

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A neoadjuvant strategy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increases the likelihood of receiving all components of care: lessons from a single-institution database, May Piperdi, Theodore P. McDade, Joon K. Shim, Bilal Piperdi, Sidney P. Kadish, Mary E. Sullivan, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Critical limb ischemia, Andres Schanzer and Michael S. Conte

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Antiplatelet Medication in Patients with Vascular Disease and Following Interventions, Andres Schanzer, Karen J. Ho, and Michael Belkin

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Venous, Andres Schanzer and Louis M. Messina

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Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Andres Schanzer and Louis M. Messina

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A genome-wide RNA interference screen reveals an essential CREB3L2-ATF5-MCL1 survival pathway in malignant glioma with therapeutic implications, Zhi Sheng, Li Li, Lihua Julie Zhu, Thomas W. Smith, Andrea Demers, Alonzo H. Ross, Richard P. Moser, and Michael R. Green

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Failure to achieve clinical improvement despite graft patency in patients undergoing infrainguinal lower extremity bypass for critical limb ischemia, Jessica P. Simons, Philip P. Goodney, Brian W. Nolan, Jack L. Cronenwett, Louis M. Messina, Andres Schanzer, and Vascular Study Group of Northern New England

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In-hospital mortality from liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a simple risk score, Jessica P. Simons, Sing Chau Ng, Joshua S. Hill, Shimul A. Shah, Zheng Zhou, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Progress for resectable pancreatic [corrected] cancer?: a population-based assessment of US practices, Jessica P. Simons, Sing Chau Ng, Theodore P. McDade, Zheng Zhou, Craig C. Earle, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Hospital volume as a surrogate for laparoscopically assisted colectomy, Anand Singla, Jessica P. Simons, James E. Carroll, Youfu Li, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Potential benefit of resection for stage IV gastric cancer: a national survey, Jillian K. Smith, Joshua S. Hill, Sing Chau Ng, Theodore P. McDade, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Complications after pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors: a national study, Jillian K. Smith, Sing Chau Ng, Joshua S. Hill, Jessica P. Simons, Edward J. Arous, Shimul A. Shah, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Theodore P. McDade

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Delay to reperfusion in patients with acute myocardial infarction presenting to acute care hospitals: an international perspective, Frederick A. Spencer, Gilles Montalescot, Keith A. A. Fox, Shaun G. Goodman, Christopher B. Granger, Robert J. Goldberg, Gustavo B.F. Oliveira, Frederick A. Anderson, Kim A. Eagle, Gordon Fitzgerald, and Joel M. Gore

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Protamine reduces bleeding complications associated with carotid endarterectomy without increasing the risk of stroke, David H. Stone, Brian W. Nolan, Andres Schanzer, Philip P. Goodney, Robert A. Cambria, Donald S. Likosky, Daniel B. Walsh, Jack L. Cronenwett, and Vascular Study Group of Northern New England

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Therapeutic targeting of C-terminal binding protein in human cancer, Michael W. Straza, Seema Paliwal, Ramesh C. Kovi, Barur R. Rajeshkumar, Peter Trenh, Daniel Parker, Giles F. Whalen, Stephen Lyle, Celia A. Schiffer, and Steven R. Grossman

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Anti-infective external coating of central venous catheters: a randomized, noninferiority trial comparing 5-fluorouracil with chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine in preventing catheter colonization, J. Matthias Walz, Rui L. Avelar, Karen J. Longtine, Kent L. Carter, Leonard A. Mermel, Stephen O. Heard, 5-FU Catheter Study Group, Khaldoun Faris, Wiley R. Hall, Alan Orquiola, Melissa A. O'Neill, and Jaclyn K. Longtine

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Prevention of central venous catheter bloodstream infections, J. Matthias Walz, Stavros G. Memtsoudis, and Stephen O. Heard

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The use of lactate as a biomarker, Nicholas Watson and Stephen O. Heard

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Surgical management of acute cholecystitis at a tertiary care center in the modern era, Jason T. Wiseman, Maia N. Sharuk, Anand Singla, Mitchell Cahan, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Recurrent ischemia across the spectrum of acute coronary syndromes: prevalence and prognostic significance of (re-)infarction and ST-segment changes in a large contemporary registry, Andrew T. Yan, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Gordon Fitzgerald, Laurent J. Feldman, Kim A. Eagle, Joel M. Gore, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Jose Lopez-Sendon, Enrique P. Gurfinkel, David Brieger, and Shaun G. Goodman

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Surgery and radiotherapy for retroperitoneal and abdominal sarcoma: both necessary and sufficient, Zheng Zhou, Theodore P. McDade, Jessica P. Simons, Sing Chau Ng, Laura A. Lambert, Giles F. Whalen, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng

Publications from 2009

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Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor located in pericallosal and intraventricular area in a child. Case report, Oguz Cataltepe, Paul C. Marshall, and Thomas W. Smith

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Colorectal neoplasia screening before age 50?: current epidemiologic trends in the United States, Erin K. Cooley, James T. McPhee, Jessica P. Simons, W. Brian Sweeney, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Karim Alavi

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Nationwide volume and mortality after elective surgery in cirrhotic patients, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Louis L. Nguyen, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Presentation and Treatment of Diverticular Disease, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Jessica P. Simons, Anand Singla, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Protein kinase D1-mediated phosphorylation and subcellular localization of beta-catenin, Cheng Du, Meena Jaggi, Chuanyou Zhang, and Kethandapatti Balaji

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Surgeon volume impacts hospital mortality for pancreatic resection, Robert W. Eppsteiner, Nicholas G. Csikesz, James T. McPhee, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Peripheral arterial interventions: trends in market share and outcomes by specialty, 1998-2005, Mohammad H. Eslami, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Andres Schanzer, and Louis M. Messina

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Cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, David C. Gammon, Traci M. Dutton, Bilal Piperdi, Jason Zybert, Steven H. Wolfe, Erin Nguyen, Dalia Sbat, Venu G. Pillarisetty, Mary E. Sullivan, and Giles F. Whalen

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The expanded Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events: Baseline characteristics, management practices, and hospital outcomes of patients with acute coronary syndromes, Shaun G. Goodman, Wei Huang, Andrew T. Yan, Andrzej Budaj, Brian M. Kennelly, Joel M. Gore, Keith A. A. Fox, Robert J. Goldberg, Frederick A. Anderson, and Expanded Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE2) Investigators

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Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: the impact of surgical resection on survival, Joshua S. Hill, James T. McPhee, Theodore P. McDade, Zheng Zhou, Mary E. Sullivan, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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In-hospital mortality after pancreatic resection for chronic pancreatitis: population-based estimates from the nationwide inpatient sample, Joshua S. Hill, James T. McPhee, Giles F. Whalen, Mary E. Sullivan, Andrew L. Warshaw, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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The Global Longitudinal Study of Osteoporosis in Women (GLOW): rationale and study design, Frederick H. Hooven, Jonathan D. Adachi, Silvano Adami, Steven Boonen, Juliet E. Compston, Cyrus Cooper, Pierre Delmas, Adolfo Diez-Perez, Stephen H. Gehlbach, Susan L. Greenspan, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Robert Lindsay, J. Coen Netelenbos, Johannes Pfeilschifter, Christian Roux, Kenneth G. Saag, Phillip Sambrook, Stuart Silverman, Ethel S. Siris, Nelson B. Watts, and Frederick A. Anderson Jr.

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Temporal trends in the use of invasive cardiac procedures for non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes according to initial risk stratification., Sean Jedrzkiewicz, Shaun G. Goodman, Raymond T. Yan, Robert C. Welsh, Jan Kornder, J. Paul DeYoung, Graham C. Wong, Barry Rose, Francois R. Grondin, Richard Gallo, Wei Huang, Joel M. Gore, Andrew T. Yan, and Canadian Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE/GRACE2) Investigators

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Predictors and implications of Q-waves in ST-elevation acute coronary syndromes, Troy LaBounty, Hitinder S. Gurm, Shaun G. Goodman, Gilles Montalescot, Jose Lopez-Sendon, Ann L. Quill, and Kim A. Eagle

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Chemoprevention Indication Score: a user-friendly tool for prevention of breast cancer - pilot analysis, Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman and Sybil L. Crawford

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Treatment of chronic lateral ankle instability: a modified brostrom technique using three suture anchors, Xinning Li, Timothy J. Lin, and Brian D. Busconi

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Endovascular treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms in the United States (2001-2006): a significant survival benefit over open repair is independently associated with increased institutional volume, James T. McPhee, Mohammad H. Eslami, Elias J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Total pancreatectomy: a national study, Melissa M. Murphy, William J. Knaus II, Sing Chau Ng, Joshua S. Hill, James T. McPhee, Shimul A. Shah, and Jennifer F. Tseng