Shimul A Shah

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Publications

  1. doi Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population
    Shimul A Shah
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01665, USA
    Cancer 117:1019-26. 2011
  2. doi Impact of center volume on outcomes of increased-risk liver transplants
    Deepak K Ozhathil
    Solid Organ Transplantation, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Liver Transpl 17:1191-9. 2011
  3. doi Admission volume determines outcome for patients with acute pancreatitis
    Anand Singla
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Gastroenterology 137:1995-2001. 2009
  4. doi Racial differences in cancer specialist consultation, treatment, and outcomes for locoregional pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Melissa M Murphy
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2968-77. 2009
  5. pmc In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States
    James E Carroll
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 12:62-7. 2010
  6. doi Redefining mortality after pancreatic cancer resection
    James Edward Carroll
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Suite S3 752, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1701-8. 2010
  7. ncbi Surgical specialization and operative mortality in hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery
    Nicholas G Csikesz
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1534-9. 2008
  8. pmc Is left lobe adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation ready for widespread use? The US experience (1998-2010)
    Reza F Saidi
    Division of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 14:455-60. 2012
  9. doi Does increasing insurance improve outcomes for US cancer patients?
    Jillian K Smith
    Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Surg Res 185:15-20. 2013
  10. doi Is routine intraoperative cholangiogram necessary in the twenty-first century? A national view
    Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:434-42. 2013

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  1. doi Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population
    Shimul A Shah
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01665, USA
    Cancer 117:1019-26. 2011
    ..Multiple treatment options are available for HCC but their use and effectiveness remain unknown...
  2. doi Impact of center volume on outcomes of increased-risk liver transplants
    Deepak K Ozhathil
    Solid Organ Transplantation, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Liver Transpl 17:1191-9. 2011
    ..A greater understanding of the outcomes of transplantation with high-DRI livers may improve their utilization, the postoperative outcomes, and future allocation practices...
  3. doi Admission volume determines outcome for patients with acute pancreatitis
    Anand Singla
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Gastroenterology 137:1995-2001. 2009
    ..Studies have shown a hospital volume benefit for in-hospital mortality after surgery, and we examined whether a similar mortality benefit exists for patients admitted with AP...
  4. doi Racial differences in cancer specialist consultation, treatment, and outcomes for locoregional pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Melissa M Murphy
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 16:2968-77. 2009
    ..Blacks have a higher incidence of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and worse outcomes compared to whites. Identifying barriers in pancreatic cancer care may explain survival differences and provide areas for intervention...
  5. pmc In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States
    James E Carroll
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 12:62-7. 2010
    ..To assess perioperative mortality following resection of biliary tract cancer within the U.S...
  6. doi Redefining mortality after pancreatic cancer resection
    James Edward Carroll
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Suite S3 752, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1701-8. 2010
    ..We posited that these measures could be compared using national data, providing more precision for evaluating published outcomes after pancreatectomy...
  7. ncbi Surgical specialization and operative mortality in hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery
    Nicholas G Csikesz
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1534-9. 2008
    ..We attempted to determine which factors predominate in optimal patient outcomes between volume, surgeon, and hospital resources...
  8. pmc Is left lobe adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation ready for widespread use? The US experience (1998-2010)
    Reza F Saidi
    Division of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 14:455-60. 2012
    ..Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is an accepted treatment for patients with end-stage liver disease. To minimize risk to the donor, left lobe (LL) LDLT may be an ideal option in adult LDLT...
  9. doi Does increasing insurance improve outcomes for US cancer patients?
    Jillian K Smith
    Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Surg Res 185:15-20. 2013
    ..Therefore, the objective of the present study was to examine the association of insurance and cancer outcomes...
  10. doi Is routine intraoperative cholangiogram necessary in the twenty-first century? A national view
    Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:434-42. 2013
    ..Intraoperative cholangiogram (IOC) can define biliary ductal anatomy. Routine IOC has been proposed previously. However, current surgeon IOC utilization practice patterns and outcomes are unclear...
  11. doi Perioperative mortality after pancreatectomy: a risk score to aid decision-making
    Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, Worcester, MA, USA
    Surgery 152:S120-7. 2012
    ..We developed an integer-based risk score estimating in-hospital mortality after pancreatectomy, incorporating institution-specific mortality rates to enhance its use...
  12. doi Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study
    Elan R Witkowski
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S3 752, Worcester, MA 01655 0002, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 16:121-8. 2012
    ..We attempted to quantify the volume and estimate the cost of complex imaging after pancreatectomy nationwide, and to determine whether their frequent use confers benefit...
  13. pmc Outcomes in partial liver transplantation: deceased donor split-liver vs. live donor liver transplantation
    Reza F Saidi
    Division of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 13:797-801. 2011
    ..Organ shortage has resulted in greater emphasis on partial liver transplantation (PLT) as an alternative to whole-organ liver transplantation...
  14. doi Hospital volume as a surrogate for laparoscopically assisted colectomy
    Anand Singla
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S6 432, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surg Endosc 24:662-9. 2010
    ..This study sought to investigate whether hospital volume is a factor determining the use of laparoscopy for colectomy...
  15. doi Predicting major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a simple risk score
    Melissa M Murphy
    Department of Surgery, UMass Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1929-36. 2009
    ..A reliable method to determine complication risk may be useful to optimize care. We developed an integer-based risk score to determine the likelihood of major complications following LC...
  16. doi Predictors of major complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: surgeon, hospital, or patient?
    Melissa M Murphy
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 211:73-80. 2010
    ..Using mortality alone to assess routine operations is hampered by relatively low perioperative mortality. We used a large national database to analyze the risk of major in-hospital complications after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC)...
  17. doi Perioperative mortality for management of hepatic neoplasm: a simple risk score
    Jessica P Simons
    Department of Surgery, UMass Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Ann Surg 250:929-34. 2009
    ..To develop a population-based risk score for stratifying patients by risk of in-hospital mortality following procedural intervention for hepatic neoplasm...
  18. doi Complications after pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors: a national study
    Jillian K Smith
    Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655 0002, USA
    J Surg Res 163:63-8. 2010
    ..Our objective was to examine a composite outcome of major postoperative complications, including in-hospital mortality...
  19. doi Surgeon volume metrics in laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Nicholas G Csikesz
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:2398-405. 2010
    ..As LC is now standard therapy for acute cholecystitis (AC), we aimed to determine if surgeon volume is still vital to patient outcomes...
  20. doi Malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: are we doing the right thing?
    Jessica P Simons
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    J Surg Res 167:251-7. 2011
    ..We hypothesize that a large cancer database could be used to evaluate national resection rates and survival for malignant IPMN...
  21. doi Comparison of right lobe donor hepatectomy with elective right hepatectomy for other causes in New York
    Andrew T Burr
    Department of Surgery, Solid Organ Transplantation, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S6 432, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:1869-75. 2011
    ..Since there is no live donor registry in the United States, a population-based, unsolicited state-wide analysis has yet to be reported...
  22. doi The faltering solid organ donor pool in the United States (2001-2010)
    Reza F Saidi
    Division of Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S6 426, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    World J Surg 36:2909-13. 2012
    ..Organ shortage is the greatest challenge facing the field of organ transplantation today. Use of more organs of marginal quality has been advocated to address the shortage...
  23. pmc Centre volume and resource consumption in liver transplantation
    Christopher W Macomber
    Department of Surgery Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 14:554-9. 2012
    ..In the current era of health care reform and pay for performance, the effects of centre volume on quality, utilization and cost are unknown...
  24. doi In-hospital mortality from liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a simple risk score
    Jessica P Simons
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 116:1733-8. 2010
    ..However, the associated mortality of such procedures is not well defined. Accurate predictions of patients' perioperative risk would be helpful to guide decision making...
  25. doi Surgery and radiotherapy for retroperitoneal and abdominal sarcoma: both necessary and sufficient
    Zheng Zhou
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, USA
    Arch Surg 145:426-31. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effect of surgical resection and radiotherapy (RT) in retroperitoneal or abdominal sarcoma...
  26. ncbi Electronic medical record: research tool for pancreatic cancer?
    Edward J Arous
    Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    J Surg Res 187:466-70. 2014
    ..A novel data warehouse based on automated retrieval from an institutional health care information system (HIS) was made available to be compared with a traditional prospectively maintained surgical database...
  27. doi Specialization and utilization after hepatectomy in academic medical centers
    Joshua J Shaw
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts Electronic address
    J Surg Res 185:433-40. 2013
    ..We aimed to determine whether variation exists among utilization of resources, cost, and patient outcomes by specialty, surgeon case volume, and center case volume for hepatectomy...
  28. ncbi National complication rates after pancreatectomy: beyond mere mortality
    Jessica P Simons
    Department of Surgery, UMass Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Suite S3 752, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1798-805. 2009
    ..National studies on in-hospital pancreatic outcomes have focused on mortality. Non-fatal morbidity affects a greater proportion of patients...
  29. doi Survival after liver transplantation using hepatitis C virus-positive donor allografts: case-controlled analysis of the UNOS database
    Andrew T Burr
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    World J Surg 35:1590-5. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine if the use of a HCV+ liver allograft affects patient and graft survivals compared to HCV- donor allografts in a case-controlled analysis of the united network for organ sharing (UNOS) database...
  30. doi Potential benefit of resection for stage IV gastric cancer: a national survey
    Jillian K Smith
    Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S3 752, Worcester, MA 01655 0002, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1660-8. 2010
    ..Controversy exists as to whether patients with stage IV gastric cancer should undergo surgical resection. We examined the association of gastrectomy with survival in this population...
  31. doi Hospitalization for complications of cirrhosis: does volume matter?
    Anand Singla
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S6 432, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:330-5. 2011
    ..We examined whether a volume benefit exists for hospitals dealing with specialized disorders like complications of cirrhosis...
  32. doi Colectomy performance improvement within NSQIP 2005-2008
    Deepak K Ozhathil
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    J Surg Res 171:e9-13. 2011
    ..All open and laparoscopic colectomies submitted to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) were evaluated for trends and improvements in operative outcomes...
  33. pmc Effect of centre volume and high donor risk index on liver allograft survival
    Deepak K Ozhathil
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 13:447-53. 2011
    ..Using risk-adjusted models, the aim of the present study was to determine whether a volume-outcome relationship existed among liver transplants at high risk for allograft failure...
  34. doi Current trends and short-term outcomes of live donor nephrectomy: a population-based analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample
    Beth Colombo
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S6 432, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    World J Surg 34:2985-90. 2010
    ..Recent United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) data suggest that live kidney donation is stagnant. Current practices and trends in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) among the transplant community remain largely unknown...
  35. doi Surgeon volume impacts hospital mortality for pancreatic resection
    Robert W Eppsteiner
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis, and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Ann Surg 249:635-40. 2009
    ..We attempted to determine if improved outcomes by HV surgeons are reproducible when patient demographic factors are controlled at the population level...
  36. doi The impact of socioeconomic status on presentation and treatment of diverticular disease
    Nicholas G Csikesz
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 13:1993-2001; discussion 2001-2. 2009
    ..Diverticular disease is a common medical problem, but it is unknown if lower socioeconomic status (SES) affects patient outcomes in diverticular disease...
  37. pmc National trends in pancreaticoduodenal trauma: interventions and outcomes
    Elizaveta Ragulin-Coyne
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research SOAR, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    HPB (Oxford) 16:275-81. 2014
    ..Pancreaticoduodenal trauma (PDT) is associated with substantial mortality and morbidity. In this study, contemporary trends were analysed using national data...
  38. doi Nationwide volume and mortality after elective surgery in cirrhotic patients
    Nicholas G Csikesz
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 208:96-103. 2009
    ..The outcomes after elective surgery in patients with cirrhosis have not been well studied...
  39. doi High volume and outcome after liver resection: surgeon or center?
    Robert W Eppsteiner
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 12:1709-16; discussion 1716. 2008
    ..In a case controlled analysis, we attempted to determine if the volume-survival benefit persists in liver resection (LR) after eliminating differences in background characteristics...
  40. doi Surgical management of acute cholecystitis at a tertiary care center in the modern era
    Jason T Wiseman
    Department of Surgery, Surgery Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Surg 145:439-44. 2010
    ..The advent of laparoscopy has changed the paradigm of surgical training and care delivery for the treatment of patients with acute cholecystitis (AC)...
  41. doi Use of cholecystostomy tubes in the management of patients with primary diagnosis of acute cholecystitis
    Nicole Cherng
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 214:196-201. 2012
    ..We reviewed our experience treating complicated AC with CCT at a tertiary-care academic medical center...
  42. ncbi Is the growth in laparoscopic surgery reproducible with more complex procedures?
    Anand Singla
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis, and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surgery 146:367-74. 2009
    ..Unlike LAP cholecystectomy, it is unclear whether complex LAP procedures are being performed with the same growth today...
  43. doi Current status of surgical management of acute cholecystitis in the United States
    Nicholas Csikesz
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S3 838, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    World J Surg 32:2230-6. 2008
    ..We attempted to determine population-based outcomes of laparoscopic (LC) and open cholecystectomy (OC) for acute cholecystitis (AC)...
  44. doi Alcohol exposure as a risk factor for adverse outcomes in elective surgery
    Bharath Nath
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S6 432, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 14:1732-41. 2010
    ..Alcohol consumption is a well-documented determinant of adverse perioperative outcome. We sought to determine the effect of active alcohol consumption following elective surgery...
  45. ncbi Rare cause of delayed upper gastrointestinal bleeding after pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Aneel Damle
    Solid Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    JOP 13:222-5. 2012
    ..Luminal bleeding after pancreaticoduodenectomy can be present in various degrees of acuity in up to 30% of patients...
  46. doi Pancreatic resection: a key component to reducing racial disparities in pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Melissa M Murphy
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer 115:3979-90. 2009
    ..Surgical resection remains the only potential curative option. If surgical disparities exist, then they may provide insight into outcome discrepancies...
  47. doi In-hospital mortality for liver resection for metastases: a simple risk score
    Jessica P Simons
    Department of Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Surg Res 156:21-5. 2009
    ..Surgical management of liver metastases from various primaries is increasingly common. The mortality of such procedures is not well-defined. Accurate predictions for perioperative risk could augment decision-making...
  48. doi Rising incidence and demographics of hepatocellular carcinoma in the USA: what does it mean?
    Joshua J Shaw
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA
    Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 5:365-70. 2011
    ..Emerging knowledge of its incidence and epidemiology reflects an increased incidence in younger patients and certain ethnic groups. Without a clear treatment algorithm for this complex cancer, therapy and its utilization remain unclear...
  49. ncbi Not just full of hot air: hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases survival in cases of necrotizing soft tissue infections
    Joshua J Shaw
    1 Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts
    Surg Infect (Larchmt) 15:328-35. 2014
    ..Use of HBOT in conjunction with current practices for the treatment of NSTI can be both a cost-effective and life-saving therapy, in particular for the sickest patients. ..
  50. doi Disparities in cancer care: an operative perspective
    Melissa M Murphy
    Surgery Outcomes Analysis and Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, S6 432, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surgery 147:733-7. 2010
    ..Health disparities in cancer care have been described and stem from a complex interplay of patient, provider, and instutional factors...
  51. doi Disparities in organ allocation and access to liver transplantation in the USA
    Andrew T Burr
    Solid Organ Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 4:133-40. 2010
    ..This article discusses UNOS and the MELD allocation system as well as the racial, geographic and gender disparities that occur despite the institution of the MELD system...
  52. doi Trends in surgical management for acute cholecystitis
    Nicholas G Csikesz
    Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research, Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Surgery 144:283-9. 2008
    ..There has not been an overall evaluation of the safety and efficacy of LC vs. OC as treatment for AC...
  53. ncbi Donor postextubation hypotension and age correlate with outcome after donation after cardiac death transplantation
    Karen J Ho
    Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Transplantation 85:1588-94. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that donor postextubation parameters, including duration and severity of hemodynamic instability or hypoxia might be a better predictor of subsequent graft function...
  54. ncbi Survival after liver resection for metastatic colorectal carcinoma in a large population
    Shimul A Shah
    Department of Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:676-83. 2007
    ..We measured longterm survival after liver resection for metastatic CRC in the province of Ontario, Canada (population 12 million)...