Submissions from 2017

Natural history of progression of carotid artery stenosis, Ziad Al Adas, Judith Lin, Timothy Nypaver, Mitchell R Weaver, Alexander D. Shepard, Lucy Chau, Daniel J Miller, and Loay S Kabbani

Cerebrovascular Injuries Are Commonly Found in Acute Type B Aortic Dissections and Are Associated With Blood Pressure Derangements and Poor Outcome, Ziad Al Adas, Daniel J Miller, Mitchell R Weaver, Alexander D. Shepard, Timothy Nypaver, Khaled Abdul-Nour, Praveen Balraj, and Loay S Kabbani

Kidney transplant increases the risk of ipsilateral critical limb ischemia, Ziad Al Adas, Timothy Nypaver, Alexander D. Shepard, Mitchell R Weaver, Lauren Malinzak, Naushaba Khalid, Anita Patel, and Loay S Kabbani

Survival after AAA repair is affected by socioeconomic status, Ziad Al Adas, Alexander D. Shepard, Timothy J Nypaver, Mitchell R Weaver, Praveen Balraj, Jordan Huang, Rob Harriz, and Loay S Kabbani

Long-term decline in renal function is more significant after endovascular repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysms, Ziad Al Adas, Alexander D. Shepard, Timothy J Nypaver, Mitchell R Weaver, T Maatman, L Yessayan, and Loay S Kabbani

Long-term outcomes among slow versus delayed or immediate graft function kidney transplant recipients: A single-center experience, I Bajjoka, A Yaldo, Catherine Crombez, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Long-term preservation of renal function in liver transplant recipients with rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin induction and delayed initiation of calcineurin inhibitors, I Bajjoka, A Yaldo, Catherine Crombez, Kimberly Ann Brown, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Variation in psychological well-being and body image in patients before and after bariatric surgery, Alirio J deMeireles, R Cassidy, R Ross, A Stricklen, Arthur M Carlin, J F. Finks, and AA Ghaferi

Safety of statin therapy after liver transplantation, M Glynn, Arin Jantz, Bryant B Summers, R Salgia, and Nimisha Sulejmani

Outcomes of component separation for ventral hernia repair in an emergent setting: Analysis of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) NSQIP, Tommy Ivanics, Efstathios Karamanos, Arielle H Gupta, Anthony Falvo, Joe H Patton, and Ilan Rubinfeld

Impact of extremes of BMI on perioperative complications in complex pancreatic resections, Tommy Ivanics, David Kwon, and Ilan Rubinfeld

Perioperative outcomes for the emergent Whipple operation in the United States: An analysis of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Tommy Ivanics, Ilan Rubinfeld, and David Kwon

Pilot study on acupuncture in living liver and kidney donors, Michelle T. Jesse, Mathew Kulas, Josephine Unitis, Nemie Beltran, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Substance abuse in acute liver failure: Time to talk about opiates, Michelle T. Jesse, Nicholas Rebhan, Atsushi Yoshida, Dillip Moonka, Anne Eshelman, Marwan S. Abouljoud, and Michael D. Rizzari

Aldh expressing stem cells mediate tumor initiation and metastasis in triple negative breast cancers across different ethnicities, Evelyn Jiagge, Shukmei Wong, Rabia Gilani, Sean McDermott, Lisa A Newman, Jessica M. Bensenhaver, Max Wicha, John Carpten, and Sofia Merajver

Lower extremity ischemia, an ominous complication after elective EVAR, Richa Kalsi, Connor P. Oates, Sarah Olson, Charles B. Drucker, Donald G. Harris, Alexander D. Shepard, Robert S. Crawford, and Shahab S. Toursavadkohi

Crystalloid resuscitation strategies in patients undergoing emergent bowel resection and anastomosis: When enough is enough, Pridvi Kandagatla, CJ Fisher, Efstathios Karamanos, and Arielle H Gupta

Unplanned return to the operating room in the neurosurgical population: What drives this dreaded event?, Pridvi Kandagatla, Mohamed Macki, Arielle H Gupta, and Ilan Rubinfeld

Treating refractory liver allograft rejection with photopheresis., Ileana Lopez-Plaza, A Eisenbrey, Mohammad Raoufi, and D Moonka

36 hours of ex-vivo warm cellular perfusion of swine liver using the organ care system (OCS™) liver with excellent functional, metabolic and histological outcomes., J Magliocca, J Markmann, Marwan S. Abouljoud, M Ghobrial, and A Demetris

Results of the initial phase of the portable organ care system (OCS™) liver protect pivotal trial., J Markmann, M Ghobrial, J Magliocca, A Demetris, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Cryopreserved allograft in the management of native and prosthetic aortic infections 3., Khalil Masabni, P Balraj, Liang Liang, Alexander D. Shepard, Timothy Nypaver, Mitchell R Weaver, and Loay S Kabbani

Predictors of one-year follow-up patient survey completion after bariatric surgery., Khalil Masabni, A Carlin, O Varban, R Cassidy, A Bonham, A Stricklen, J Finks, and A Ghaferi

Incidence of endothermal heat-induced thrombosis: Comparison between radiofrequency ablation and laser ablation., Farah Mohammad, Loay S Kabbani, Nicole Kennedy, ZA Adas, and Mitchell R Weaver

New persistent opioid use after bariatric surgery., S Mohanty, JS Lee, RA Ross, A Stricklen, AM Carlin, and AA Ghaferi

The impact of the donor risk index on tumor free survival in patients undergoing liver transplantation with hepatocellular carcinoma., D Moonka, Shunji Nagai, A Harper, and R Salgia

The relationship between reported exercise and medium term weight loss following laparoscopic bariatric surgery., S Munie, Arthur M Carlin, Steven J. Keteyian, and Dennis Kerrigan

An argument for expanding the simultaneous liver and kidney transplant criteria: Validity of the new UNOS allocation policy., Shunji Nagai, M Safwan, Kelly Collins, Michael Rizzari, Dilip Moonka, Kimberly Brown, Anita Patel, Atsushi Yoshida, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Rapid deterioration of pre-transplant kidney function requiring dialysis is a prognostic factor in liver transplant alone., Shunji Nagai, M Safwan, K Collins, Michael Rizzari, Dilip Moonka, Anita Patel, Kimberly Brown, Atsushi Yoshida, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Incidence and outcomes of immediate post-operative dialysis in liver transplantation., Shunji Nagai, M Safwan, K. Collins, Michael Rizzari, Atsushi Yoshida, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Risk factors and 2 year outcomes of low estimated glomerular filtration rate in the immediate post-operative period for living kidney donors., H Pahari, Shunji Nagai, K Takahashi, F Tinney, Jason E Denny, Lauren Malinzak, Michael Rizzari, K. Collins, Atsushi Yoshida, Marwan S. Abouljoud, and Dean Kim

Clinicopathologic features and models predicting for high-risk 21-gene recurrence score (RS) are unreliable in predicting primary tumor downstaging with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT)., K Park, S Choi, Haythem Y. Ali, George Divine, Jessica Bensenhaver, S David Nathanson, Erica Proctor, Lindsay Petersen, and Lisa A. Newman

Emergency surgery in patients with prior mesh., Parth Y. Patel

Bk polyoma virus and malignancy: Cause or co-incidence?, Rohini Prashar, A Shah, Diana Stewart, Sean R. Williamson, and Anita Patel

Graft-versus-host disease following deceased donor liver transplant., K Putchakayala, Sharon Skorupski, Shatha Farhan, Marsha Chaffins, S Ilias, H Pahari, K. Collins, Shunji Nagai, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Outcome of liver transplantation in patients with prior bariatric surgery., M Safwan, Marwan S. Abouljoud, and Reena Salgia

Is it safe to use older donor liver grafts for older recipients?, M Safwan, K. Collins, K Takahashi, Michael Rizzari, Atsushi Yoshida, Marwan S. Abouljoud, and Shunji Nagai

Effect of preformed donor-specific antibodies in intestine/ multivisceral transplantation., M Safwan, Michael Rizzari, K. Collins, Atsushi Yoshida, Sharon Skorupski, O Fagoaga, Marwan S. Abouljoud, and Shunji Nagai

Paneled saphenous vein graft repair of an iliac artery injury in a contaminated abdomen: Late complication of aneurysmal degeneration illustrating the need for continued surveillance., TH Schwarcz and Timothy Nypaver

Patient perspectives on emergency department self-referral., H Stevens, A Stricklen, R Ross, Arthur M Carlin, R Alvarez, and A Ghaferi

Lactate level immediate post-liver transplantation is a predictor of early allograft dysfunction., K Takahashi, Shunji Nagai, M Safwan, K Putchakayala, K. Collins, Michael Rizzari, Atsushi Yoshida, Marwan S. Abouljoud, and Syed-Mohammed Jafri

Prolonged cold ischemia time as a risk for low regeneration at the early phase after living donor liver transplantation., K Takahashi, Shunji Nagai, M Safwan, K Putchakayala, Michael Rizzari, K. Collins, Atsushi Yoshida, G Schnickel, and Marwan S. Abouljoud

Safety and efficacy of four factor prothrombin complex concentrate for the reversal of warfarin in lvad patients prior to heart transplantation., Long To, Arin Jantz, Laura Hencken, Celeste Williams, and Hassan Nemeh

Falls, anticoagulation, and the elderly: Are we inappropriately treating atrial fibrillation in this high-risk population?, JN Watson, Efstathios Karamanos, ME Silverman, N Kandalaft, Arielle H Gupta, and C Thomas

Management of upper gastro-intestinal leaks with endoscopic vaccum-Assisted closure system (e-vac): Two center experience., H Zaveri, A Surve, D Cottam, W Medlin, C Richards, and Arthur M Carlin