Michael L Volk

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Advances in critical care hepatology
    M L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48102 0632, USA
    Minerva Anestesiol 72:269-81. 2006
  2. pmc Patient knowledge about disease self-management in cirrhosis
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:302-5. 2013
  3. pmc Hospital readmissions among patients with decompensated cirrhosis
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M ichigan 48109, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 107:247-52. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Attitudes of the American public toward organ donation after uncontrolled (sudden) cardiac death
    M L Volk
    Department of Medicine, Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:675-80. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Antiviral therapy for hepatitis C: why are so few patients being treated?
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, 300 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1327-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Foreigners traveling to the U.S. for transplantation may adversely affect organ donation: a national survey
    M L Volk
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:1468-72. 2010
  7. pmc Decision making in liver transplant selection committees: a multicenter study
    Michael L Volk
    University of Michigan, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:503-8. 2011
  8. pmc Variation in organ quality between liver transplant centers
    M L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:958-64. 2011
  9. pmc Patient decision making about organ quality in liver transplantation
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Liver Transpl 17:1387-93. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Public health impact of antiviral therapy for hepatitis C in the United States
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Hepatology 50:1750-5. 2009

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Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Advances in critical care hepatology
    M L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48102 0632, USA
    Minerva Anestesiol 72:269-81. 2006
    ..Each of these conditions will be discussed with specific attention to critical care management...
  2. pmc Patient knowledge about disease self-management in cirrhosis
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 108:302-5. 2013
    ..We aimed to understand and improve patient knowledge about self-management of cirrhosis...
  3. pmc Hospital readmissions among patients with decompensated cirrhosis
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, M ichigan 48109, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 107:247-52. 2012
    ..The aims of this study were to identify the frequency, costs, predictors, and preventable causes of hospital readmissions among patients with decompensated cirrhosis...
  4. doi request reprint Attitudes of the American public toward organ donation after uncontrolled (sudden) cardiac death
    M L Volk
    Department of Medicine, Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:675-80. 2010
    ..02), but did not increase belief that a signed donor card would interfere with medical care (28% vs. 32%, p = 0.37). These findings provide support for the careful expansion of uDCD, albeit with formal consent prior to organ preservation...
  5. ncbi request reprint Antiviral therapy for hepatitis C: why are so few patients being treated?
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, 300 N Ingalls, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Antimicrob Chemother 65:1327-9. 2010
    ..This article will discuss patient and physician factors that contribute to the undertreatment of chronic hepatitis C...
  6. ncbi request reprint Foreigners traveling to the U.S. for transplantation may adversely affect organ donation: a national survey
    M L Volk
    Department of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 10:1468-72. 2010
    ..In conclusion, deceased-donor transplantation of foreigners is opposed by many Americans. Media coverage of this practice has the potential to adversely affect organ donation...
  7. pmc Decision making in liver transplant selection committees: a multicenter study
    Michael L Volk
    University of Michigan, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, USA
    Ann Intern Med 155:503-8. 2011
    ..To receive a liver transplant, patients must first be placed on a waiting list-a decision made at most transplant centers by a multidisciplinary committee. The function of these committees has never been studied...
  8. pmc Variation in organ quality between liver transplant centers
    M L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 11:958-64. 2011
    ..10 per 0.1 increase in mean DRI). In conclusion, the quality of deceased donor organ patients receive is variable and depends in part on the characteristics of the transplant center they visit...
  9. pmc Patient decision making about organ quality in liver transplantation
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Liver Transpl 17:1387-93. 2011
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  10. doi request reprint Public health impact of antiviral therapy for hepatitis C in the United States
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Hepatology 50:1750-5. 2009
    ..Results from the NHANES questionnaire suggest that the primary barrier to treatment is lack of diagnosis, with 69/133 (adjusted proportion 49%) of respondents previously unaware that they had hepatitis C...
  11. doi request reprint Geographic variation in organ availability is responsible for disparities in liver transplantation between Hispanics and Caucasians
    M L Volk
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Transplant 9:2113-8. 2009
    ..In conclusion, disparities in liver transplantation exist for Hispanics during the post-MELD era, caused by geographic variation in organ availability...
  12. ncbi request reprint Who decides? Living donor liver transplantation for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0362, USA
    Transplantation 82:1136-9. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma may impair the performance of biomarkers: a comparison of AFP, DCP, and AFP-L3
    Michael L Volk
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Cancer Biomark 3:79-87. 2007
    ..In conclusion, DCP has the best performance characteristics of all 3 serum markers for the diagnosis of HCC. Serum biomarkers may be less sensitive and specific in the highest risk patients...
  14. ncbi request reprint Modified Charlson comorbidity index for predicting survival after liver transplantation
    Michael L Volk
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Liver Transpl 13:1515-20. 2007
    ..We demonstrate the usefulness of a modified comorbidity index, the CCI-OLT, for predicting posttransplantation survival...
  15. doi request reprint A novel model measuring the harm of transplanting hepatocellular carcinoma exceeding Milan criteria
    M L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System, 6312 Medical Science Building 1, 1150 W Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Transplant 8:839-46. 2008
    ..In regions with less severe organ shortage, a more aggressive approach to transplanting these patients may be justified...
  16. pmc Organ quality and quality of life after liver transplantation
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Liver Transpl 17:1443-7. 2011
    ..If this finding is confirmed in prospective, multicenter studies, it will be useful in counseling patients about the decision to accept or not accept high-risk organ offers...
  17. doi request reprint Effectiveness of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in patients with cirrhosis
    Amit G Singal
    Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 21:793-9. 2012
    ..Surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is recommended in patients with cirrhosis, but the effectiveness of a surveillance program in clinical practice has yet to be established...
  18. pmc Burden of cirrhosis on older Americans and their families: analysis of the health and retirement study
    Mina O Rakoski
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 5362, USA
    Hepatology 55:184-91. 2012
    ..Individuals with cirrhosis received more than twice the number of informal caregiving hours per week (P < 0.001), at an annual cost of US $4700 per person...
  19. ncbi request reprint Impact of the model for end-stage liver disease allocation policy on the use of high-risk organs for liver transplantation
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Gastroenterology 135:1568-74. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine whether implementation of MELD affected the quality of organs transplanted, the type of patients who receive the higher-risk organs, and the impact of these changes on their posttransplant survival...
  20. pmc Systematic bias in surgeons' predictions of the donor-specific risk of liver transplant graft failure
    Michael L Volk
    Divisions of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI
    Liver Transpl 19:987-90. 2013
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  21. doi request reprint Clinical yield of diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in orthotopic liver transplant recipients with suspected biliary complications
    B Joseph Elmunzer
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Liver Transpl 18:1479-84. 2012
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  22. ncbi request reprint Patient involvement in healthcare is associated with higher rates of surveillance for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Amit G Singal
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Gastroenterol 45:727-32. 2011
    ..Patient factors associated with surveillance rates are incompletely understood...
  23. doi request reprint A sustained viral response is associated with reduced liver-related morbidity and mortality in patients with hepatitis C virus
    Amit G Singal
    Division of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:280-8, 288.e1. 2010
    ..We performed a meta-analysis to quantify the incidences of these outcomes...
  24. doi request reprint Beyond utilitarianism: a method for analyzing competing ethical principles in a decision analysis of liver transplantation
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Med Decis Making 28:763-72. 2008
    ..In this study, the authors examine a method to incorporate competing ethical principles in a decision analysis of liver transplantation for a patient with acute liver failure (ALF)...
  25. ncbi request reprint Consequences of perceived stigma among patients with cirrhosis
    Valerie Vaughn-Sandler
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 59:681-6. 2014
    ..Among patients with diseases such as HIV, cancer and mental illness, perceived stigma is common and is linked to quality of life (QOL), depression and healthcare-seeking behavior...
  26. doi request reprint A gift of life: ethical and practical problems with conditional and directed donation
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Transplantation 85:1542-4. 2008
  27. doi request reprint Quality improvement measures lead to higher surveillance rates for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis
    Fasika B Aberra
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:1157-60. 2013
    ..The American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases recommends surveillance for HCC in cirrhosis patients with ultrasound every six months. However, various studies suggest that surveillance rates in actual practice are quite low...
  28. doi request reprint Non-adherence and graft failure in adult liver transplant recipients
    Sarah R Lieber
    University of Michigan Medical School, M4101 Medical Sciences I, SPC 5624, 1301 Catherine Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 58:824-34. 2013
    ..Non-adherence to medical therapy after liver transplantation is confounded by different methods of measurement...
  29. doi request reprint Is MRCP equivalent to ERCP for diagnosing biliary obstruction in orthotopic liver transplant recipients? A meta-analysis
    Jennifer E Jorgensen
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5362, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 73:955-62. 2011
    ..Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) is considered the diagnostic criterion standard for post-orthotopic liver transplantation biliary obstruction, but incurs significant risks...
  30. ncbi request reprint Pilot test of a patient decision aid about liver transplant organ quality
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Center for Bioethics and Social Science in Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Liver Transpl 20:850-5. 2014
    ..The use of this tool may decrease candidates' reluctance to accept extended criteria organs. Liver Transpl 20:850-855, 2014. © 2014 AASLD. ..
  31. ncbi request reprint Neoadjuvant stereotactic body radiation therapy, capecitabine, and liver transplantation for unresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma
    Theodore H Welling
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
    Liver Transpl 20:81-8. 2014
    ..In this pilot study, neoadjuvant therapy with SBRT, capecitabine, and liver transplantation for unresectable CCA demonstrated acceptable tolerability. Further studies will determine the overall future efficacy of this therapy...
  32. pmc Multidisciplinary management of patients with cirrhosis: a need for care coordination
    Jessica L Mellinger
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 5362, USA
    Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 11:217-23. 2013
    ..This clinical perspective discusses care coordination interventions that have been successful in other disease states and how they could be applied to the management of cirrhosis...
  33. pmc Can quality of care for patients with cirrhosis be measured?
    John T Bassett
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Michigan, 1954 Upland Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 56:3488-91. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether these indicators can be measured in a reliable and automated fashion in routine practice...
  34. ncbi request reprint Early detection of liver cancer: diagnosis and management
    Michael L Volk
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Michigan Health System, 3912 Taubman Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Curr Gastroenterol Rep 10:60-6. 2008
    ..A new oral agent, sorafenib, was recently shown to prolong survival in patients with advanced HCC. By increasing surveillance and treatment of HCC, outcomes for these patients may be improved...
  35. doi request reprint Improving access to colorectal cancer screening through medical philanthropy: feasibility of a flexible sigmoidoscopy health fair for uninsured patients
    B Joseph Elmunzer
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, 48109, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 106:1741-6. 2011
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