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2017 Publications


Carotid Revascularization in Asymptomatic Patients after Renal Transplantation.

Arhuidese ICraig-Schapiro RObeid TNejim BHicks CWMalas MB.

Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 Jan;38:130-135. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2016.06.008. Epub 2016 Aug 12.

Quantifying Nonindex Hospital Readmissions and Care Fragmentation after Major Urological Oncology Surgeries in a Nationally Representative Sample.

Chappidi MR, Kates M, Stimson CJ, Bivalacqua TJ, Pierorazio PM.

J Urol. 2017 Jan;197(1):235-240. Epub 2016 Jul 25

Breast Cancer Screening and Social Media: a Content Analysis of Evidence Use and Guideline Opinions on Twitter.

Nastasi A, Bryant T, Canner JK, Dredze M, Camp MS, Nagarajan N.

J Cancer Educ. 2017 Jan 17. [Epub ahead of print]


A comparison of trends in operative approach and postoperative outcomes for colorectal cancer surgery.

Addae JK, Gani F, Fang SY, Wick EC, Althumairi AA, Efron JE, Canner JK, Euhus DM, Schneider EB.

J Surg Res. 2017 Feb;208:111-120. Epub 2016 Sep 17

Below-knee endovascular interventions have better outcomes compared to open bypass for patients with critical limb ischemia.

Hicks CWNajafian AFarber AMenard MTMalas MBBlack JH 3rdAbularrage CJ.

Vasc Med. 2017 Feb;22(1):28-34. doi: 10.1177/1358863X16676901. Epub 2016 Dec 9.

Use of the Modified Frailty Index in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Improvement Program Database: Highlighting the Problem of Missing Data.

Gani F, Canner JK, Pawlik TM.

JAMA Surg. 2017 Feb 1;152(2):205-207. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.3479.

The price of surgery: markup of operative procedures in the United States.

Gani F, Makary MA, Pawlik TM.

J Surg Res. 2017 Feb;208:192-197. [Epub 2016 Sep 28]

Causes, Timing, Hospital Costs and Perioperative Outcomes of Index vs Nonindex Hospital Readmissions after Radical Cystectomy: Implications for Regionalization of Care.

Chappidi MR, Kates M, Stimson CJ, Johnson MH, Pierorazio PM, Bivalacqua TJ.

J Urol. 2017 Feb;197(2):296-301. [Epub 2016 Aug 18]


Unusual findings in thyroid cytology and histology.

Najafian A, Kahan S, Zeiger MA, Olson MT.

Diagn Cytopathol. 2017 Mar;45(3):185-190. [Epub 2017 Feb 3]

Epidemiology of pediatric surgical needs in low-income countries.

Butler EK, Tran TM, Nagarajan N, Canner J, Fuller AT, Kushner A, Haglund MM, Smith ER, SOSAS 4 Country Research Group.

PLoS One. 2017 Mar 3;12(3):e0170968. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0170968. eCollection 2017.

Evaluating Trends in the Volume-Outcomes Relationship Following Liver Surgery: Does Regionalization Benefit All Patients the Same?

Gani FAzoulay DPawlik TM.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Mar;21(3):463-471. doi: 10.1007/s11605-016-3316-7. Epub 2016 Nov 3.

Gastric and small intestine gastrointestinal stromal tumors: Do outcomes differ?

Giuliano KNagarajan N, Canner J, Najafian A, Wolfgang C, Schneider E, Meyer C, Lennon AM, Johnston FM, Ahuja N.

J Surg Oncol. 2017 Mar;115(3):351-357. doi: 10.1002/jso.24514. Epub 2016 Nov 25.​

A Faculty-Student Mentoring Program to Enhance Collaboration in Public Health Research in Surgery.

Smart BJ, Haring RS, Zogg CK, Diener-West M, Schneider EB, Haider AH, Haut ER.

JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 1;152(3):306-308. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4629.


Assessing Cancer Progression and Stable Disease After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Organ-confined Muscle-invasive Bladder Cancer.

Chappidi MR, Kates M, Brant A, Baras AS, Netto GJ, Pierorazio PM, Hahn NM, Bivalacqua TJ.

Urology. 2017 Apr;102:148-158. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2016.10.064. Epub 2017 Jan 16.

Association of socioeconomics, surgical therapy, and survival of early stage hepatocellular carcinoma.​

Peters NA, Javed AA, He J, Wolfgang CL, Weiss MJ.

J Surg Res. 2017 Apr;210:253-260. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.11.042. [Epub 2016 Nov 30]

Emergency Department Query for Patient-Centered Approaches to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: The EQUALITY Study.

Haider AH, Schneider EB, Kodadek LM, Adler RR, Ranjit A, Torain M, Shields RY, Snyder C, Schuur JD, Vail L, German D, Peterson S, Lau BD.

JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 24. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.0906. [Epub ahead of print]

Concurrent renal artery stent during endovascular infrarenal aortic aneurysm repair confers higher risk for 30-day acute renal failure.

Nejim B, Arhuidese I, Rizwan M, Khalil L, Locham S, Zarkowsky D, Goodney P, Malas MB.

J Vasc Surg. 2017 Apr;65(4):1080-1088. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.10.112. [Epub 2017 Feb 17]


Frailty as a Risk Predictor of Morbidity and Mortality Following Liver Surgery.

Gani F, Cerullo M, Amini N, Buettner S, Margonis GA, Sasaki K, Kim Y, Pawlik TM.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 May;21(5):822-830. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3373-6. [Epub 2017 Mar 6.]

Factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in adults with short stature skeletal dysplasias.

Dhiman N, Albaghdadi A, Zogg CK, Sharma M, Hoover-Fong JE, Ain MC, Haider AH.

Qual Life Res. 2017 May;26(5):1337-1348. doi: 10.1007/s11136-016-1455-7. Epub 2016 Nov 19.

Effect of Beta Blockers on Mortality After Open Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Alshaikh HN, Canner JK, Malas M.

Ann Surg. 2017 May 8. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002291. [Epub ahead of print]

Endarterectomy versus stenting in patients with prior ipsilateral carotid artery stenting.

Arhuidese IJ, Nejim B, Chavali S, Locham S, Obeid T, Hicks CW, Malas MB.

J Vasc Surg. 2017 May;65(5):1418-1428. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.11.041. Epub 2017 Feb 9.

Fixed and variable cost of carotid endarterectomy and stenting in the United States, a comparative study.

Obeid T, Alshaikh H, Nejim B, Arhuidese I, Locham S, Malas M.

J Vasc Surg. 2017 May;65(5):1398-1406.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.11.062. Epub 2017 Feb 16.


Are There Racial Disparities in Family-Reported Experiences of Care in Inpatient Pediatrics?

Nagarajan N, Rahman S, Boss EF.

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Jun;56(7):619-626. doi: 10.1177/0009922816668497. Epub 2016 Sep 11.

Erectile Dysfunction Treatment Following Radical Cystoprostatectomy: Analysis of a Nationwide Insurance Claims Database.

Chappidi MR1, Kates M2, Sopko NA2, Joice GA2, Tosoian JJ2, Pierorazio PM2, Bivalacqua TJ2.16

J Sex Med. 2017 Jun;14(6):810-817. doi: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.04.002. Epub 2017 Apr 29.

Intraoperative PTH May Not Be Necessary in the Management of Primary Hyperparathyroidism Even with Only One Positive or Only Indeterminate Preoperative Localization Studies.

Najafian AKahan SOlson MTTufano RPZeiger MA.

World J Surg. 2017 Jun;41(6):1500-1505. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-3871-4.

The Society for Vascular Surgery Wound, Ischemia, and foot Infection (WIfI) classification system predicts wound healing but not major amputation in patients with diabetic foot ulcers treated in a multidisciplinary setting.

Mathioudakis N, Hicks CW, Canner JK, Sherman RL, Hines KF, Lum YW, Perler BA, Abularrage CJ.

J Vasc Surg.  2017 Jun;65(6):1698-1705.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.12.123. Epub 2017 Mar 6.


Perioperative Outcomes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Surgical Repair in a Nationally Validated Database.

Nejim BAlshaikh HNArhuidese IObeid TLum YWCanner JLocham SSMalas M.

Angiology. 2017 Jul;68(6):502-507. doi: 10.1177/0003319716677666. [Epub 2016 Nov 14.]

Mortality after endovascular versus open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm in the elderly.

Locham SLee RNejim BDakour Aridi HMalas M.

J Surg Res. 2017 Jul;215:153-159. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.03.061. [Epub 2017 Apr 7.]

Computed Tomography in the Management of Adrenal Tumors: Does Size Still Matter?

Azoury SC, Nagarajan N, Young A, Mathur A, Prescott JD, Fishman EK, Zeiger MA.

J Comput Assist Tomogr. Jul/August 2017. [Epub 2017 Jan 20]


The Impact of Operative Approach on Postoperative Complications Following Colectomy for Colon Cancer.

Mungo B, Papageorge CM, Stem M, Molena D, Lidor AO.

World J Surg. 2017 Aug;41(8):2143-2152. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-4001-z.

Physiologic correlates of intraoperative blood transfusion among patients undergoing major gastrointestinal operations.

Cerullo M, Gani F, Chen SY, Canner JK, Yang WW, Frank SM, Pawlik TM.

Surgery. 2017 Aug;162(2):211-222. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.03.026. [Epub 2017 May 31].

Characterizing the relationship between age and venous thromboembolism in adult trauma patients: 

Findings from the National Trauma Data Bank and the National Inpatient Sample.

Nastasi AJCanner JKLau BDStreiff MBAboagye JKKraus PSHobson DBVan Arendonk KJHaut ER.

J Surg Res. 2017 Aug;216:115-122. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.04.033. [Epub 2017 May 5].


Effectiveness of two distinct web-based education tools for bedside nurses on medication administration practice for venous thromboembolism prevention: A randomized clinical trial.

Lau BD, Shaffer DL, Hobson DB, Yenokyan G, Wang J, Sugar E, Canner JK, Bongiovanni D, Kraus PS, Popoola VO, Shihab HM, Farrow NE, Aboagye JK, Pronovost PJ, Streiff MB, Haut ER.

PLoS One. 2017 Aug 16;12(8):e0181664. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181664. [eCollection 2017].

Conscious status predicts mortality among patients with isolated traumatic brain injury in administrative data. Alsulaim HA, Smart BJ, Asemota AO, Haring RS, Canner JK, Efron DT, Haut ER, Schneider EB.

Am J Surg. 2017 Aug;214(2):207-210. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.07.012. Epub 2016 Aug 12.



Impact of Surgeon Specialty on Perioperative Outcomes of Surgery for Benign Esophageal Diseases:

A NSQIP Analysis.

Khoshhal Z, Canner J, Schneider E, Stem M, Haut E, Schlottmann F, Barbetta A, Mungo B, Lidor A, Molena D. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2017 Sep;27(9):924-930. doi: 10.1089/lap.2017.0083. [Epub 2017 Jun 8.]

Hospital Volume and the Costs Associated with Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer.

Gani FJohnston FMNelson-Williams HCerullo MDillhoff MESchmidt CRPawlik TM.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Sep;21(9):1411-1419. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3479-x. Epub 2017 Jun 29.

Evaluation of Gender-Based Disparities from Initial Hematuria Presentation to Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma Diagnosis: Analysis of a Nationwide Insurance Claims Database.

Chappidi MR, Kates M, Tosoian JJ, Johnson MH, Hahn NM, Bivalacqua TJ, Pierorazio PM.

BJU Int. 2017 Sep;120(3):377-386. doi: 10.1111/bju.13878. Epub 2017 May 17.

Is enhanced recovery enough for reducing 30-d readmissions after surgery?

Fabrizio AC, Grant MC, Siddiqui Z, Alimi Y, Gearhart SL, Wu C, Efron JE, Wick EC.

J Surg Res. 2017 Sep;217:45-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.04.007. Epub 2017 Apr 22.

Association of Hospital Market Concentration With Costs of Complex Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery.

Cerullo M, Chen SY, Dillhoff M, Schmidt C, Canner JK, Pawlik TM.

JAMA Surg. 2017 Sep 20;152(9):e172158. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2158. Epub 2017 Sep 20.

Comparison of Complications, Trends, and Costs in Endoscopic vs Microscopic Pituitary Surgery: 

Analysis From a US Health Claims Database.

Asemota AO, Ishii M, Brem H, Gallia GL.

Neurosurgery. 2017 Sep 1;81(3):458-472. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx350.

Growth Kinetics of Small Renal Masses on Active Surveillance: Variability and Results from the DISSRM Registry.

Uzosike AC, Patel HD, Alam R, Schwen ZR, Gupta M, Gorin MA, Johnson MH, Gausepohl H, Riffon MF, Trock BJ, Chang P, Wagner AA, McKiernan JM, Allaf ME, Pierorazio PM.

J Urol. 2017 Sep 23. pii: S0022-5347(17)77614-8. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2017.09.087. [Epub ahead of print]

Impact of Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use on Overall Survival Among Patients Undergoing Resection for Pancreatic Cancer.

Cerullo M, Gani F, Chen SY, Canner JK1, Pawlik TM.

World J Surg. 2017 Sep;41(9):2361-2370. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-4021-8.



Perioperative Outcomes of Open versus Endovascular Repair for Ruptured Thoracoabdominal Aneurysms.

Locham SS, Grimm JC, Arhuidese IJ, Nejim B, Obeid T, Black JH 3rd, Malas MB.

Ann Vasc Surg. 2017 May 10. pii: S0890-5096(16)31179-7. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2017.02.015.

[Epub 2017 May 10].

Racial disparities after infrainguinal bypass surgery in hemodialysis patients.

Arhuidese IWang SLocham SFaateh MNejim BMalas M.

J Vasc Surg. 2017 Oct;66(4):1163-1174. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.04.044. [Epub 2017 Jun 21].

Effect of surgeon "experience" with laparoscopy on postoperative outcomes after colorectal surgery.

Gani F, Cerullo M, Zhang X, Canner JK, Conca-Cheng A, Hartzman AE, Husain SG, Cirocco WC, Traugott AL, Arnold MW, Johnston FM, Pawlik TM.

Surgery. 2017 Oct;162(4):880-890. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.06.018. [Epub 2017 Aug 10.]

Early Surgical Intervention for Acute Ulcerative Colitis Is Associated with Improved Postoperative Outcomes.

Leeds ILTruta BParian AMChen SYEfron JEGearhart SLSafar BFang SH.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Oct;21(10):1675-1682. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3538-3. Epub 2017 Aug 17.



Comparison of 30-day readmission rates and risk factors between carotid artery stenting and 


Dakour Aridi H, Locham S, Nejim B, Malas MB.

J Vasc Surg. 2017 Nov;66(5):1432-1444.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2017.05.097. [Epub 2017 Aug 31].

Implementation of a Blood Management Program at a Tertiary Care Hospital: 

Effect on Transfusion Practices and Clinical Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Surgery.

Gani F, Cerullo M, Ejaz A, Gupta PB, Demario VM, Johnston FM, Frank SM, Pawlik TM.

Ann Surg. 2017 Nov 2. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002585. [Epub ahead of print]

Long-term outcomes after autogenous versus synthetic lower extremity bypass in patients on hemodialysis.

Arhuidese IHicks CWLocham SObeid TNejim BMalas MB.

Surgery. 2017 Nov;162(5):1071-1079. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2017.04.026. Epub 2017 Jul 13.

Effect of Surgeon and Hospital Volume on Emergency General Surgery Outcomes.

Mehta AEfron DT, Canner JK, Dultz L, Xu T, Jones C, Haut ER, Higgins RSD, Sakran JV.

J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Nov;225(5):666-675.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Aug 31



The independent effect of cancer on outcomes: a potential limitation of surgical risk prediction.

Leeds IL, Canner JK, Efron JE, Ahuja N, Haut ER, Wick EC, Johnston FM. J Surg Res. 2017 Dec;220:402-409.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.08.039. Epub 2017 Sep 18.

Cost of Major Complications After Liver Resection in the United States: Are High-volume Centers Cost-effective?

Idrees JJ, Johnston FM, Canner JKDillhoff M, Schmidt C, Haut ER, Pawlik TM.

Ann Surg. 2017 Dec 11. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002627. [Epub ahead of print]

Defining payments associated with the treatment of colorectal cancer.

Gani F, Cerullo M, Canner JK, Conca-Cheng A, Harzman AE, Husain SG, Cirocco WC, Arnold MW, Traugott A, Johnston FM, Pawlik TM.

J Surg Res. 2017 Dec;220:284-292. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2017.07.021. Epub 2017 Aug 12.

One-Hour Postoperative Parathyroid Hormone Levels Do Not Reliably Predict Hypocalcemia After Thyroidectomy.

Sahli Z, Najafian A, Kahan S, Schneider EB, Zeiger MA, Mathur A.

World J Surg. 2017 Dec 31. doi: 10.1007/s00268-017-4444-2. [Epub ahead of print]

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