M M Abecassis

Summary

Affiliation: Northwestern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Organ acquisition cost centers Part I: medicare regulations--truth or consequence
    M Abecassis
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:2830-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Organ acquisition cost centers Part II: reducing the burden of cost and inventory
    M Abecassis
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:2836-40. 2006
  3. pmc Epigenetic control of cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation
    Xue Feng Liu
    Department of Surgery, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 303 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Viruses 5:1325-45. 2013
  4. pmc Complications of living donor hepatic lobectomy--a comprehensive report
    M M Abecassis
    Comprehensive Transplant Center, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:1208-17. 2012
  5. doi request reprint American Society of Transplant Surgeons transplant center outcomes requirements--a threat to innovation
    M M Abecassis
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:1279-86. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Transplant center regulations--a mixed blessing? An ASTS Council viewpoint
    M M Abecassis
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:2496-502. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Outcomes and native renal recovery following simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation
    J Levitsky
    Comprehensive Transplant Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:2949-57. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus as primary maintenance immunosuppression in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: initial experience in 50 consecutive cases
    D B Kaufman
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Transplantation 67:586-93. 1999
  9. doi request reprint Perception versus reality?: Virtual crossmatch--how to overcome some of the technical and logistic limitations
    A R Tambur
    Transplant Immunology Laboratory, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:1886-93. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality in candidates waiting for combined liver-intestine transplants exceeds that for other candidates waiting for liver transplants
    Jonathan Fryer
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Liver Transpl 9:748-53. 2003

Research Grants

  1. Adult Live Donor Liver Transplant-A Comparative Analysis
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. SURGICAL STUDIES OF CMV REACTIVATION IN TRANSPLANTATION
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. SURGICAL STUDIES OF CMV REACTIVATION IN TRANSPLANTATION
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2002

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Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Organ acquisition cost centers Part I: medicare regulations--truth or consequence
    M Abecassis
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:2830-5. 2006
    ..We discuss these findings in the context of some basic definitions that refer specifically to cost accounting principles necessary for accurate reporting of OACC...
  2. ncbi request reprint Organ acquisition cost centers Part II: reducing the burden of cost and inventory
    M Abecassis
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:2836-40. 2006
    ..This index can be applied retrospectively to any waiting list in order to evaluate how actively the waiting list is being managed. This novel metric can also be used indirectly to assess and monitor waitlist inventory...
  3. pmc Epigenetic control of cytomegalovirus latency and reactivation
    Xue Feng Liu
    Department of Surgery, Comprehensive Transplant Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 303 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Viruses 5:1325-45. 2013
    ..Inflammatory signaling pathways, which activate transcription factors that regulate the major immediate early promoter (MIEP), likely mediate the switch in viral chromatin...
  4. pmc Complications of living donor hepatic lobectomy--a comprehensive report
    M M Abecassis
    Comprehensive Transplant Center, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:1208-17. 2012
    ..This report comprehensively quantifies LLD complication risk and should inform decision making by potential donors and their caregivers...
  5. doi request reprint American Society of Transplant Surgeons transplant center outcomes requirements--a threat to innovation
    M M Abecassis
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:1279-86. 2009
    ..We propose a methodology that may address this emerging dilemma...
  6. doi request reprint Transplant center regulations--a mixed blessing? An ASTS Council viewpoint
    M M Abecassis
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:2496-502. 2008
    ..This report has been vetted by and represents the opinions of the Council of the ASTS...
  7. doi request reprint Outcomes and native renal recovery following simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation
    J Levitsky
    Comprehensive Transplant Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 12:2949-57. 2012
    ..85, CI 1.22-12.5). Our data support the need to refine SLK selection utilizing more definitive biomarkers and predictors of native renal recovery than current clinical criteria...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mycophenolate mofetil and tacrolimus as primary maintenance immunosuppression in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation: initial experience in 50 consecutive cases
    D B Kaufman
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Transplantation 67:586-93. 1999
    ..Quality of graft function, infections, and effect on preexisting essential hypertension are also described...
  9. doi request reprint Perception versus reality?: Virtual crossmatch--how to overcome some of the technical and logistic limitations
    A R Tambur
    Transplant Immunology Laboratory, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:1886-93. 2009
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality in candidates waiting for combined liver-intestine transplants exceeds that for other candidates waiting for liver transplants
    Jonathan Fryer
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Liver Transpl 9:748-53. 2003
    ....
  11. pmc Evaluation of 300 minimally invasive liver resections at a single institution: less is more
    Alan J Koffron
    Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Ann Surg 246:385-92; discussion 392-4. 2007
    ..We present the largest, most comprehensive, single center experience to date of minimally invasive liver resection (MILR)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic liver surgery: Shifting the management of liver tumors
    Alan Koffron
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Hepatology 44:1694-700. 2006
    ..We propose that surgical engagement defined by the managing physician's decision to proceed with a surgical intervention is increasingly affected by the availability of, and experience with, laparoscopic liver resection...
  13. ncbi request reprint Transplant center provision of education and culturally and linguistically competent care: a national study
    E J Gordon
    Institute for Healthcare Studies, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:2701-7. 2010
    ..Transplant centers need to take greater efforts to consistently provide appropriate education, promote LD, and provide culturally and linguistically competent care to ensure effective communication with all patients...
  14. doi request reprint Patient outcomes and economics of once-daily tacrolimus in renal transplant patients: results of a modeling analysis
    M M Abecassis
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Transplant Proc 40:1443-5. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Impact of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease on intestinal transplant waitlist dynamics
    Neil Chungfat
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 205:755-61. 2007
    ..But United Network for Organ Sharing outcomes reports have not routinely distinguished between the intestine candidate subgroups that are listed only for an intestine and those that are also listed for a liver...
  16. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Laura Kulik
    Department of Medicine, Division of Hepatology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Gastroenterology 127:S277-82. 2004
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  17. ncbi request reprint Financial outcomes in transplantation--a provider's perspective
    M M Abecassis
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Transplant 6:1257-63. 2006
    ..This minireview will address the essential components of the evaluation of financial outcomes in transplantation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and impact of cytomegalovirus disease in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation
    D B Kaufman
    Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Transplantation 72:1940-5. 2001
    ..The serological status of the organ donor and the duration of CMV prophylaxis are predictive of who and when CMV disease may occur. Nevertheless, new strategies that reduce risk and severity of CMV disease are still needed...
  19. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplant for malignancy
    David Axelrod
    Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Transplantation 79:363-6. 2005
    ..However, HCC patients with large tumors experience a high rate of recurrence. The use of ALDLT for cholangiocarcinoma appears promising specifically in the context of neo-adjuvant therapy...
  20. doi request reprint Radiologic-pathologic correlation of hepatocellular carcinoma treated with internal radiation using yttrium-90 microspheres
    Ahsun Riaz
    Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
    Hepatology 49:1185-93. 2009
    ..In contrast, complete pathologic necrosis was seen in only 52% and 38% of the lesions that showed partial response by EASL criteria and peripheral nodular enhancement, respectively...
  21. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of MELD on liver transplant centers
    David A Axelrod
    Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:2297-301. 2005
    ..Even with outlier thresholds, Medicare reimbursement is inadequate resulting in a net loss for the TC...
  22. doi request reprint Radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma using Yttrium-90 microspheres: a comprehensive report of long-term outcomes
    Riad Salem
    Section of Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    Gastroenterology 138:52-64. 2010
    ..Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has limited treatment options; long-term outcomes following intra-arterial radiation are unknown. We assessed clinical outcomes of patients treated with intra-arterial yttrium-90 microspheres (Y90)...
  23. doi request reprint Alpha-fetoprotein response after locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma: oncologic marker of radiologic response, progression, and survival
    Ahsun Riaz
    Department of Radiology, Section of Interventional Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5734-42. 2009
    ..We present a novel correlation of AFP response to radiologic response, time-to-progression (TTP), progression-free survival (PFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients treated with locoregional therapies...
  24. pmc Imaging response in the primary index lesion and clinical outcomes following transarterial locoregional therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Ahsun Riaz
    Department of Radiology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Robert H Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    JAMA 303:1062-9. 2010
    ..No universally accepted standard exists...
  25. ncbi request reprint Preoperative evaluation of the entire hepatic vasculature in living liver donors with use of contrast-enhanced MR angiography and true fast imaging with steady-state precession
    James C Carr
    Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Medical School, 251 East Huron Street, Feinberg 4 710, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Vasc Interv Radiol 14:441-9. 2003
    ..To preoperatively assess the entire hepatic vasculature in living related liver donors with use of a combination of contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) angiography and true fast imaging with steady-state precession (FISP)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Safety and efficacy of 90Y radiotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma with and without portal vein thrombosis
    Laura M Kulik
    Department of Hepatology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Hepatology 47:71-81. 2008
    ..Further investigation is warranted in patients with main PVT...
  27. doi request reprint Frequency and significance of acute heart failure following liver transplantation
    Micah J Eimer
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:242-4. 2008
    ..This study suggests that those patients with preoperative elevated right-sided cardiac pressures, as well as older patients, may be at excess risk for developing HF after transplantation...
  28. ncbi request reprint ACE gene D/D genotype as a risk factor for chronic nephrotoxicity from calcineurin inhibitors in liver transplant recipients
    Lorenzo Gallon
    Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Transplantation 81:463-8. 2006
    ..The activation of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic nephrotoxicity from CI...
  29. ncbi request reprint Intrahepatic biliary cystadenoma: role of cyst fluid analysis and surgical management in the laparoscopic era
    Alan Koffron
    Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, USA
    Surgery 136:926-36. 2004
    ..However, the role of CA 19-9 and CEA in the diagnosis of IBC and the role of LS in the management of IBC have not been previously defined...
  30. doi request reprint Immunoregulatory profiles in liver transplant recipients on different immunosuppressive agents
    Josh Levitsky
    Division of Transplantation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Hum Immunol 70:146-50. 2009
    ..However, TAC patients may have other regulatory characteristics, supporting the need for larger, prospective studies to clarify differences...
  31. ncbi request reprint Hemodynamic evaluation before liver transplantation: insights into the portal hypertensive syndrome
    Andres T Blei
    Division of Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 41:S323-9. 2007
    ..A lower sensitivity of noninvasive screening tools for the detection of coronary atherosclerosis is likely the result of the interaction of the hyperdynamic circulation with the performance of these tests...
  32. ncbi request reprint Split liver sharing in the United States
    Michael Abecassis
    Am J Transplant 5:1583-4. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic liver resection
    Joseph F Buell
    Division of Transplantation, The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45267 0558, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 200:472-80. 2005
  34. pmc Establishment of murine cytomegalovirus latency in vivo is associated with changes in histone modifications and recruitment of transcriptional repressors to the major immediate-early promoter
    Xue Feng Liu
    Department of Surgery, Transplant Division, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Virol 82:10922-31. 2008
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Multicenter, randomized study of the use of everolimus with tacrolimus after renal transplantation demonstrates its effectiveness
    Laurence Chan
    Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado, Denver, CO 80262, USA
    Transplantation 85:821-6. 2008
    ..Clinical data are lacking concerning concomitant administration of everolimus and tacrolimus in renal transplant recipients...
  36. ncbi request reprint Safety, tolerability, and efficacy of everolimus in de novo liver transplant recipients: 12- and 36-month results
    Gary Levy
    Multiorgan Transplantation, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Liver Transpl 12:1640-8. 2006
    ..In conclusion, this study demonstrates that everolimus in combination with oral cyclosporine had an acceptable safety and tolerability profile, paving the way for additional studies in this transplant indication...
  37. ncbi request reprint Renal ischemia/reperfusion injury activates the enhancer domain of the human cytomegalovirus major immediate early promoter
    Soo Jung Kim
    Department of Surgery, Transplant Lab, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Am J Transplant 5:1606-13. 2005
    ..This likely occurs through ROS-mediated activation of AP-1. Targeting MAP kinase signaling pathways as well as NF-kappaB may be of therapeutic value in patients with CMV infection...
  38. doi request reprint TNF receptor independent activation of the cytomegalovirus major immediate early enhancer in response to transplantation
    Zheng Zhang
    Transplant Division, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
    Transplantation 85:1039-45. 2008
    ..We have used TNF receptor-deficient MIEP-lacZ (MIEP-lacZ TNFR DKO) mice to study the requirement for TNF in transplant-induced activation of the MIEP...

Research Grants14

  1. Adult Live Donor Liver Transplant-A Comparative Analysis
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Transplant Surgery Scientist Training Program
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The initiation of the program comes at a time of substantial growth in the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, thus making this an ideal site for this T32 NRSA award for research in transplant surgery sciences. ..
  3. SURGICAL STUDIES OF CMV REACTIVATION IN TRANSPLANTATION
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. SURGICAL STUDIES OF CMV REACTIVATION IN TRANSPLANTATION
    Michael Abecassis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....