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 2009

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Predicting major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a simple risk score, Melissa M. Murphy, Shimul A. Shah, Jessica P. Simons, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Theodore P. McDade, Andreea Bodnari, Sing Chau Ng, Zheng Zhou, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Pancreatic resection: a key component to reducing racial disparities in pancreatic adenocarcinoma, Melissa M. Murphy, Jessica P. Simons, Joshua S. Hill, Theodore P. McDade, Sing Chau Ng, Giles F. Whalen, Shimul A. Shah, Lynn H. Harrison Jr., and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Racial differences in cancer specialist consultation, treatment, and outcomes for locoregional pancreatic adenocarcinoma, Melissa M. Murphy, Jessica P. Simons, Sing Chau Ng, Theodore P. McDade, Jillian K. Smith, Shimul A. Shah, Zheng Zhou, Craig C. Earle, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Recent Trends in Clinical Outcomes and Resource Utilization for Pulmonary Embolism in the United States: Findings From the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, B. Park, Louis M. Messina, Phong Dargon, Wei Huang, R. Ciocca, and Frederick A. Anderson

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Use of gauze-based negative pressure wound therapy in a pediatric burn patient, Charles M. Psoinos, Ronald A. Ignotz, Janice F. Lalikos, Gary M. Fudem, Paul Savoie, and Raymond M. Dunn

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Injury and Violence, Daniel J. Rogers, Mariann M. Manno, Anthony DeRoss, and Michael P. Hirsh

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Impact of comorbidities on decision-making in chronic critical limb ischemia, Andres Schanzer

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Validation of the PIII CLI risk score for the prediction of amputation-free survival in patients undergoing infrainguinal autogenous vein bypass for critical limb ischemia, Andres Schanzer, Philip P. Goodney, YouFu Li, Mohammad H. Eslami, Jack L. Cronenwett, Louis M. Messina, and Michael S. Conte

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An increasing demand for integrated vascular residency training far outweighs the limited supply of positions, Andres Schanzer, Jeff Nahmias, Kathleen Korenda, Mohammad H. Eslami, Elias J. Arous, and Louis M. Messina

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Commentary. Midterm outcome after the distal revascularization and interval ligation (DRIL) procedure, Andres Schanzer and Harry Schanzer

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Vascular surgery training trends from 2001-2007: A substantial increase in total procedure volume is driven by escalating endovascular procedure volume and stable open procedure volume, Andres Schanzer, Robert Steppacher, Mohammad H. Eslami, Elias J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Michael Belkin

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Perioperative mortality for management of hepatic neoplasm: a simple risk score, Jessica P. Simons, Joshua S. Hill, Sing Chau Ng, Shimul A. Shah, Zheng Zhou, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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

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National complication rates after pancreatectomy: beyond mere mortality, Jessica P. Simons, Shimul A. Shah, Sing Chau Ng, Giles F. Whalen, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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National hospital volume in acute pancreatitis: analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1998-2006, Anand Singla, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Jessica P. Simons, YouFu Li, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Is the growth in laparoscopic surgery reproducible with more complex procedures, Anand Singla, Youfu Li, Sing Chau Ng, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Racial Disparities in the Care of Acute Cholecystitis: A National Study, Anand Singla, Melissa M. Murphy, Sing Chau Ng, Youfu Li, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Admission volume determines outcome for patients with acute pancreatitis, Anand Singla, Jessica P. Simons, Youfu Li, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Sing Chau Ng, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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An analysis of carotid artery stenting procedures performed in New York and Florida (2005-2006): procedure indication, stroke rate, and mortality rate are equivalent for vascular surgeons and non-vascular surgeons, Robert Steppacher, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Mohammad H. Eslami, Elias J. Arous, Louis M. Messina, and Andres Schanzer

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Impact of prior statin therapy on arrhythmic events in patients with acute coronary syndromes (from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events [GRACE]), Ameeth Vedre, Hitinder S. Gurm, James B. Froehlich, Eva M. Kline-Rogers, Gilles Montalescot, Joel M. Gore, David Brieger, Ann L. Quill, and Kim A. Eagle

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Duodenal diverticulum: case report of a perforated extraluminal diverticulum containing ectopic pancreatic tissue, Japa Volchok, Tareq Massimi, Sarah Wilkins, and Eugene L. Curletti

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Enhanced fracture repair by leukotriene antagonism is characterized by increased chondrocyte proliferation and early bone formation: a novel role of the cysteinyl LT-1 receptor, John J. Wixted, Paul J. Fanning, Tripti Gaur, Shannon L. O'Connell, Jason Silva, April Mason-Savas, David C. Ayers, Gary S. Stein, and Jane B. Lian

Publications from 2008

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The impact of ethnicity on the presentation and prognosis of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma. Results from the National Cancer Data Base, Waddah B. Al-Refaie, Jennifer F. Tseng, Greer Gay, Lina Patel-Parekh, Paul F. Mansfield, Peter W. T. Pisters, James C. Yao, and Barry W. Feig

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Current status of surgical management of acute cholecystitis in the United States, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Rocco Ricciardi, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Surgical specialization and operative mortality in hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Jessica P. Simons, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Trends in surgical management for acute cholecystitis, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Trends in acute reperfusion therapy for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction from 1999 to 2006: we are getting better but we have got a long way to go, Kim A. Eagle, Brahmajee K. Nallamothu, Rajendra H. Mehta, Christopher B. Granger, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Frans Van de Werf, Jose Lopez-Sendon, Shaun G. Goodman, Ann L. Quill, and Keith A. A. Fox

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High volume and outcome after liver resection: surgeon or center, Robert W. Eppsteiner, Nicholas G. Csikesz, Jessica P. Simons, Jennifer F. Tseng, and Shimul A. Shah

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Prostate carcinoma and radiation therapy: therapeutic treatment resistance and strategies for targeted therapeutic intervention, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Tao Wang, Hira Lal Goel, Jiayi Huang, Gary S. Stein, Jane B. Lian, Roger J. Davis, Stephen J. Doxsey, Kethandapatti C. Balaji, Jesse N. Aronowitz, and Lucia R. Languino

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Simulated Basic Skills Training: Graduate Nursing Students Teaching Medical Students: A Work in Progress, Janet Hale, Sarah M. McGee, Mary L. Zanetti, Mai-Lan Rogoff, Melinda F. Taylor, Carolyn Kelly, Mitchell Cahan, Robin Toft Klar, Carol A. Jaffarian, Sheldon L. Hollins, Linda Chellali, Steven DeGurski, Melissa Plourde, Susan Lattanzi, Ann DeFosse, Nancy Bettez, Joan Morrison, and Stella Quartey

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Interleukin 18 binding protein (IL18-BP) inhibits neointimal hyperplasia after balloon injury in an atherosclerotic rabbit model, Jian-ming Li, Mohammad H. Eslami, Michael J. Rohrer, Phong Dargon, Isabelle Joris, Gregory M. Hendricks, Stephen P. Baker, and Bruce S. Cutler

Inflammatory Patterns and Cellular and Vascular Permeation in Rat Abdominal Wall Defects Using Alloderm, Permacol and CollaMend for Repair, Joyce K. McIntyre

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Carotid artery stenting has increased rates of postprocedure stroke, death, and resource utilization than does carotid endarterectomy in the United States, 2005, James T. McPhee, Andres Schanzer, Louis M. Messina, and Mohammad H. Eslami

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Early remodeling of lower extremity vein grafts: inflammation influences biomechanical adaptation, Christopher D. Owens, Frank J. Rybicki, Nicole Wake, Andres Schanzer, Dimitrios Mitsouras, Marie D. Gerhard-Herman, and Michael S. Conte

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Adenoviral endoplasmic reticulum-targeted mda-7/interleukin-24 vector enhances human cancer cell killing, Abujiang Pataer, Wenxian Hu, Lu Xiaolin, Sunil Chada, Jack A. Roth, Kelly K. Hunt, and Stephen G. Swisher

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Cidea is associated with lipid droplets and insulin sensitivity in humans, Vishwajeet Puri, Srijana Ranjit, Silvana Konda, Sarah M. Nicoloro, Juerg R. Straubhaar, Anil Chawla, My T. Chouinard, Chenyi Lin, Alison Burkart, Silvia Corvera, Richard A. Perugini, and Michael P. Czech

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Transient expansion of vestibular schwannoma following stereotactic radiosurgery, Nobutaka Saeki, Yoshinori Higuchi, Toru Serizawa, Junichi Ono, Shinji Matsuda, Iwao Yamakami, and Nobutaka Saeki

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Brachial artery ligation with total graft excision is a safe and effective approach to prosthetic arteriovenous graft infections, Andres Schanzer, Andrea L. Ciaranello, and Harry Schanzer

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Statins are independently associated with reduced mortality in patients undergoing infrainguinal bypass graft surgery for critical limb ischemia, Andres Schanzer, Nathanael Hevelone, Christopher D. Owens, Joshua A. Beckman, Michael Belkin, and Michael S. Conte

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Risk stratification in critical limb ischemia: derivation and validation of a model to predict amputation-free survival using multicenter surgical outcomes data, Andres Schanzer, Jessica Mega, Judith Meadows, Russell H. Samson, Dennis F. Bandyk, and Michael S. Conte

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Oxygen saturation determined from deep muscle, not thenar tissue, is an early indicator of central hypovolemia in humans, Babs R. Soller, Kathy L. Ryan, Caroline A. Rickards, William H. Cooke, Ye Yang, Olusola O. Soyemi, Bruce A. Crookes, Stephen O. Heard, and Victor A. Convertino

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Impact of in-hospital revascularization on survival in patients with non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome and congestive heart failure, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Arthur Kerner, Frans Van de Werf, Jose Lopez-Sendon, Joel M. Gore, Gordon Fitzgerald, Laurent J. Feldman, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., and Alvaro Avezum

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Differential effects of donor-specific alloantibody, Nicole A. Turgeon, Allan D. Kirk, and Neal N. Iwakoshi

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Who let the bugs in, J. Matthias Walz, Khaldoun Faris, and Stephen O. Heard

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Nursing Students Teaching Medical Students: An Interdisciplinary Teaching Experience, Mary L. Zanetti, Laura A. Sefton, Janet Hale, Carol A. Jaffarian, Mitchell Cahan, and Sarah M. McGee

Publications from 2007

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Efficacy and safety of epoetin alfa in critically ill patients, Howard L. Corwin, Andrew Gettinger, Timothy C. Favian, Addison May, Ronald G. Pearl, Stephen O. Heard, Robert An, Peter J. Bowers, Paul Burton, Mark A. Klausner, and Michael J. Corwin

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Decline in rates of death and heart failure in acute coronary syndromes, 1999-2006, Keith A. A. Fox, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Kim A. Eagle, Shaun G. Goodman, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Christopher B. Granger, Marcus D. Flather, Andrzej Budaj, Ann L. Quill, and Joel M. Gore

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Control of Bleeding from the Portal/Superior Mesenteric Vein, Joshua S. Hill, Sridhar Shankar, Douglas B. Evans, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Superiority of sonographic hematoma guided resection of mammogram only visible breast cancer: wire localization should be an exception--not the rule, Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman, Sybil L. Crawford, Anne Larkin, and Robert M. Quinlan

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Sonographic hematoma-guided vs wire-localized lumpectomy for breast cancer: a comparison of margins and volume of resection, Rakhshanda Layeequr Rahman, Elaine Iuanow, Sybil L. Crawford, and Robert M. Quinlan

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Temporal evolution of gene expression in rat carotid artery following balloon angioplasty, Jian-ming Li, Xueqing Zhang, Peter R. Nelson, Paul R. Odgren, Janice D. Nelson, Calin A. Vasiliu, Jane Park, Marvin Morris, Jane B. Lian, Bruce S. Cutler, and Peter E. Newburger

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Perioperative mortality for pancreatectomy: a national perspective, James T. McPhee, Joshua S. Hill, Giles F. Whalen, Maksim Zayaruzny, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Mary E. Sullivan, Frederick A. Anderson, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Impact of prior peripheral arterial disease and stroke on outcomes of acute coronary syndromes and effect of evidence-based therapies (from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events), Debabrata Mukherjee, Kim A. Eagle, Eva M. Kline-Rogers, Laurent J. Feldman, Jean-Michel Juliard, Giancarlo Agnelli, Andrzej Budaj, Alvaro Avezum, Jeanna Allegrone, Gordon Fitzgerald, and Phillippe Gabriel Steg

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Metabolic characterization of nondiabetic severely obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: preoperative classification predicts the effects of gastric bypass on insulin-glucose homeostasis, Richard A. Perugini, Steven H. Quarfordt, Stephen P. Baker, Donald R. Czerniach, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and John J. Kelly

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Impact of resection status on pattern of failure and survival after pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma, Chandrajit P. Raut, Jennifer F. Tseng, Charlotte C. Sun, Huamin Wang, Robert A. Wolff, Christopher H. Crane, Rosa Hwang, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Eddie K. Abdalla, Jeffrey E. Lee, Peter W. T. Pisters, and Douglas B. Evans

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National outcomes after gastric resection for neoplasm, Jillian K. Smith, James T. McPhee, Joshua S. Hill, Giles F. Whalen, Mary E. Sullivan, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, Frederick A. Anderson, and Jennifer F. Tseng

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Comparison of utilization of statin therapy at hospital discharge and six-month outcomes in patients with an acute coronary syndrome and serum low-density lipoprotein ≥100 mg/dl versus <100 mg>/dl, Frederick A. Spencer, Robert J. Goldberg, Joel M. Gore, Keith A. A. Fox, Alvaro Avezum, Giancarlo Agnelli, Leonard Kritharides, Frederick A. Anderson, Shaun G. Goodman, Gordon Fitzgerald, Jeanna Allegrone, and David Brieger

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Does comorbidity account for the excess mortality in patients with major bleeding in acute myocardial infarction, Frederick A. Spencer, Mauro Moscucci, Christopher B. Granger, Joel M. Gore, Robert J. Goldberg, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Shaun G. Goodman, Andrzej Budaj, Gordon Fitzgerald, and Keith A. A. Fox

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Management of serous cystadenoma of the pancreas, Jennifer F. Tseng

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The learning curve in pancreatic surgery, Jennifer F. Tseng, Peter W. T. Pisters, Jeffrey E. Lee, Huamin Wang, Henry F. Gomez, Charlotte C. Sun, and Douglas B. Evans

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Appendicitis and Appendectomy in Overweight and Obese Patients, H. Ruby Wang

Publications from 2006

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Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas, Waddah B. Al-Refaie, E. A. Choi, Jennifer F. Tseng, Eric P. Tamm, Jeffrey H. Lee, Jeffrey E. Lee, Douglas B. Evans, and Peter W. T. Pisters

Examining the Role of Palliative Procedures in Patients with Stage IV GI Cancers, Nathan J. Aranson

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Report of a National Conference on Donation after cardiac death, James L. Bernat, Anthony M. D'Alessandro, Friedrich K. Port, Thomas P. Bleck, Stephen O. Heard, Justine Medina, Stanley H. Rosenbaum, Michael A. Devita, Robert S. Gaston, Robert M. Merion, Mark L. Barr, William H. Marks, Howard Nathan, Kevin O'Connor, Dianne LaPointe Rudow, Alan B. Leichtman, Paul Schwab, Nancy L. Ascher, Robert A. Metzger, Virginia McBride, Walter Graham, Dennis Wagner, James Warren, and Francis L. Delmonico

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Inhibition of apoptosis by survivin improves transplantation of pancreatic islets for treatment of diabetes in mice, Takehiko Dohi, Whitney Salz, Marco R. Costa, Charlotte Ariyan, Giacomo P. Basadonna, and Dario C. Altieri

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ICI 182,780-regulated gene expression in DU145 prostate cancer cells is mediated by estrogen receptor-beta/NFkappaB crosstalk, Yuet-Kin Leung, Ying Gao, Kin-Mang Lau, Xiang Zhang, and Shuk-Mei Ho

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Apigenin suppresses cancer cell growth through ERbeta, Paul Mak, Yuet-Kin Leung, Wan-Yee Tang, Charlotte Harwood, and Shuk-Mei Ho

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Predictors of weight status following laparoscopic gastric bypass, Yunsheng Ma, Sherry L. Pagoto, Barbara C. Olendzki, Andrea R. Hafner, Richard A. Perugini, Robin Mason, and John J. Kelly

National Patterns of Immediate Breast Reconstruction for Neoplastic Disease, Jaisa Olasky

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RNAi-based gene silencing in primary mouse and human adipose tissues, Vishwajeet Puri, Abhijit Chakladar, Joseph V. Virbasius, Silvana Konda, Aimee M. Powelka, My T. Chouinard, G. Nana Hagan, Richard A. Perugini, and Michael P. Czech

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Venous resection in pancreatic cancer surgery, Jennifer F. Tseng, Eric P. Tamm, Jeffrey E. Lee, Peter W. T. Pisters, and Douglas B. Evans

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Surgical site infection following bowel surgery: a retrospective analysis of 1446 patients, J. Matthias Walz, Craig A. Paterson, Jeanne M. Seligowski, and Stephen O. Heard

Publications from 2005

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Low risk of ureteral obstruction with "deep" (dorsal/posterior) uterosacral ligament suture placement for transvaginal apical suspension, Michael P. Aronson, Patricia K. Aronson, Allison E. Howard, Abraham N. Morse, Stephen P. Baker, and Stephen B. Young

Femur flap for tibial reconstruction: % Circumference Required to Convey a Mechanical Advantage over the Fibula, Genevieve Bartels

Emotional Health and Level of Post-Total Knee Arthroplasty Exercise, Peter DeNoble

Association between Emotional and Physical Health and Resource Utilization after Total Knee Arthroplasty, Michael Kelly

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Changes in serum proteomic patterns by presurgical alpha-tocopherol and L-selenomethionine supplementation in prostate cancer, Jeri Kim, Peiyu Sun, Ying-Wai Lam, Patricia Troncoso, Anita L. Sabichi, Richard J. Babaian, Louis L. Pisters, Curtis A. Pettaway, Christopher G. Wood, Scott M. Lippman, Timothy J. McDonnell, Ronald Lieberman, Christopher Logothetis, and Shuk-Mei Ho

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Overexpression of cytochrome P450 1A1 and its novel spliced variant in ovarian cancer cells: alternative subcellular enzyme compartmentation may contribute to carcinogenesis, Yuet-Kin Leung, Kin-Mang Lau, James A. Mobley, Zhong Jiang, and Shuk-Mei Ho

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Nox4 is critical for hypoxia-inducible factor 2-alpha transcriptional activity in von Hippel-Lindau-deficient renal cell carcinoma, Jodi K. Maranchie and Ye Zhan

Expanding the Indications: Titanium Elastic Nailing of Femur Fractures in Children Under Six, Robert Nascimento

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Advantages of mini-laparoscopic vs conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy: results of a prospective randomized trial, Yuri W. Novitsky, Kent W. Kercher, Donald R. Czerniach, Gordie K. Kaban, Samira Khera, Karen A. Gallagher-Dorval, Mark P. Callery, Demetrius E. M. Litwin, and John J. Kelly

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Transpulmonary CT-guided radiofrequency ablation of liver metastasis, Sridhar Shankar, Pankaj Bhargava, Farajallah Habib, Manisha S. Desai, Girish Tyagi, and Giles F. Whalen

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Identification of ATF-3, caveolin-1, DLC-1, and NM23-H2 as putative antitumorigenic, progesterone-regulated genes for ovarian cancer cells by gene profiling, Viqar Syed, Kasturi Mukherjee, James Lyons-Weiler, Kin-Mang Lau, Tetsuo Mashima, Takashi Tsuruo, and Shuk-Mei Ho

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Profiling estrogen-regulated gene expression changes in normal and malignant human ovarian surface epithelial cells, Viqar Syed, Xiang Zhang, Kin-Mang Lau, Robert Y. S. Cheng, Kasturi Mukherjee, and Shuk-Mei Ho

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Serous cystadenoma of the pancreas: tumor growth rates and recommendations for treatment, Jennifer F. Tseng, Andrew L. Warshaw, Dushant V. Sahani, Gregory Y. Lauwers, David W. Rattner, and Carlos Fernandez-del Castillo

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The Epigenetic Silencing of PMP24 During the Progression of Prostate Cancer from an Androgen-Dependent to Androgen-Independent State in the LNCAP Cell Model: a Dissertation, Mengchu Wu

Publications from 2004

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Pancreatic head excavation: a variation on the theme of duodenum-preserving pancreatic head resection, Dana K. Andersen and Mark D. Topazian

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The Effect of Epidural Anesthesia on Oncologic Outcomes After Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer, Jaimee DeMone

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Elevated leukocyte count and adverse hospital events in patients with acute coronary syndromes: findings from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE), Mark I. Furman, Joel M. Gore, Frederick A. Anderson, Andrzej Budaj, Shaun G. Goodman, Ávaro Avezum, José López-Sendón, Werner Klein, Debabrata Mukherjee, Kim A. Eagle, Omar H. Dabbous, and Robert J. Goldberg

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Six-month outcomes in a multinational registry of patients hospitalized with an acute coronary syndrome (the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events [GRACE]), Robert J. Goldberg, Kristen Currie, Kami White, David Brieger, Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Shaun G. Goodman, Omar H. Dabbous, Keith A. A. Fox, and Joel M. Gore

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Fabrication of tissue engineered tympanic membrane patches using computer-aided design and injection molding, Morgan E. Hott, Cliff A. Megerian, Rich Beane, and Lawrence J. Bonassar

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Do-not-resuscitate orders in patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction: the Worcester Heart Attack Study, Elizabeth A. Jackson, Jorge L. Yarzebski, Robert J. Goldberg, H. Brownell Wheeler, Jerry H. Gurwitz, Darleen M. Lessard, Susanna E. Bedell, and Joel M. Gore

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Tissue pH determination for the detection of metabolically active, inflamed vulnerable plaques using near-infrared spectroscopy: an in-vitro feasibility study, Tania N. Khan, Babs R. Soller, Morteza Naghavi, and Ward Casscells

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Recombinant human thrombomodulin inhibits arterial neointimal hyperplasia after balloon injury, Jian-ming Li, Michael J. Singh, Mazen Itani, Calin A. Vasiliu, Gregory M. Hendricks, Stephen P. Baker, John E. Hale, Michael J. Rohrer, Bruce S. Cutler, and Peter R. Nelson

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Depression in patients with high-grade glioma: results of the Glioma Outcomes Project, N. Scott Litofsky, Elana Farace, Frederick A. Anderson Jr., Christina A. Meyers, Wei Huang, Edward R. Laws Jr., and Glioma Outcomes Investigators

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The novel estrogen 17alpha-20Z-21-[(4-amino)phenyl]-19-norpregna-1,3,5(10),20-tetraene-3,17be ta-diol induces apoptosis in prostate cancer cell lines at nanomolar concentrations in vitro, James A. Mobley, James O. L'Esperance, Mengchu Wu, Carolyn J. Friel, Robert H. Hanson, and Shuk-Mei Ho

Bicycle Riding Associated Erectile Dysfunction: Treatment Outcome of Surgery, Andrew Nisbet

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Independent predictors of morbidity and mortality in blunt colon trauma, Rocco Ricciardi, Craig A. Paterson, Saleem Islam, W. Brian Sweeney, Stephen P. Baker, and Timothy C. Counihan

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Determinants and prognostic impact of heart failure complicating acute coronary syndromes: observations from the Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE), Phillippe Gabriel Steg, Omar H. Dabbous, Laurent J. Feldman, Alain Cohen-Solal, Marie-Claude Aumont, José López-Sendón, Andrzej Budaj, Robert J. Goldberg, Werner Klein, and Frederick A. Anderson

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PMP24, a gene identified by MSRF, undergoes DNA hypermethylation-associated gene silencing during cancer progression in an LNCaP model, Mengchu Wu and Shuk-Mei Ho