Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research

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Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR)
Type Research
Founded Worcester, MA, 2006
Founder(s) Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH
Headquarters Boston, MA, United States
Key people James R. Rodrigue, PhD
(Co-Director)
Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD
(Co-Director)
Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH
(Co-Director)
Website SOAR Website

Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research, SOAR, is a research laboratory of the Department of Surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with expertise in outcomes research. SOAR investigates surgical diseases and perioperative outcomes. The group focuses on pancreatic cancer, other gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies, vascular disease, and transplant. SOAR's goal is to examine quality, delivery, and financing of care in order to have an immediate impact on patient care and system improvements. The group members utilize national health services and administrative databases, as well as institutional databases, to investigate and to address factors contributing to disease outcomes and healthcare disparities.

The work in SOAR incorporates advanced statistical techniques, including logistic regression, prediction score, and decision analysis modeling.

About Outcomes Research[edit]

Outcomes Research evaluates the impact of health care on the health outcomes of patients and populations (see AHRQ for further details). This research may also include the evaluation of economic impacts linked to health outcomes, such as cost effectiveness and cost utility. An emphasis is placed on disease-oriented evaluations of care delivered in general, real-world settings. There are a wide range of outcomes to study including mortality, morbidity, functional status, mental well-being, and other aspects of health-related quality of life. Outcomes research is a multidisciplinary field of inquiry that examines the use, quality, delivery, and financing of health care services to increase knowledge and understanding of the structure, processes, and effects of health services for individuals and populations. Outcomes research provides the data to help solve critical problems that are faced in everyday clinical practice. The information learned can have an immediate impact on patient care and system improvement.

About SOAR[edit]

SOAR was established at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 2012.

The mission of SOAR is to decrease perioperative morbidity and mortality, address health care disparities, and increase overall patient survival and quality of life. SOAR members hope, as part of the surgical outcomes research community, to improve overall outcomes for patients with surgical diseases.

Research Goals[edit]

  • Pancreatic cancer and pancreatic disease
  • Other gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies
  • Vascular disease
  • Transplant surgery and transplant psychology
  • Investigating factors that affect surgical outcomes for diverse specialties including colorectal, cardiovascular, transplant, plastic and reconstructive, and minimally invasive surgery

About Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center[edit]

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. It was formed out of the 1996 merger of Beth Israel Hospital (founded in 1916) and New England Deaconess Hospital (founded in 1896).

See also: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center website

Ongoing Research[edit]

SOAR researchers use national health services and administrative databases as well as prospective institutional tissue-linked databases to investigate factors contributing to disease outcomes for pancreatic cancer, hepato biliary disease, vascular disease, colorectal disease, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and transplant medicine. These projects are under development with the use of the following databases:

Additionally, individual research groups have access to and have expertise in disease- and specialty-specific databases. These include:

  • Vascular Study Group of New England (VSGNE), a regional vascular surgery database.
  • Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI), a national vascular surgery database.
  • American Society of Thoracic Surgery (ASTS) database
  • National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB)
  • Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients

Also, SOAR researchers are conducting patient-centered outcomes research designed to:

  • Measure health-related, functional, and other outcomes from the perspective of patients and their families
  • Develop decision aid tools and strategies to assist patients in making complex choices about their healthcare
  • Compare the effectiveness of surgical interventions on patient-reported outcomes

Personnel[edit]

  • James R. Rodrigue, PhD - SOAR Co-Director; Director, Behavioral Health Services and Research, The Transplant Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Marc L. Schermerhorn, MD - SOAR Co-Director; Chief, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH - SOAR Co-Director; Chief, Surgical Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Associate Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Fellows[edit]

  • James McPhee, MD - 2005- 2007 Research Fellow
  • Joshua Hill, MD - 2006- 2007 Research Fellow
  • Melissa Murphy, MD, MPH - 2007- 2009 Evans Pancreatic Cancer Research Fellow
  • Jessica Simons, MD - 2007- 2009 Karen Sweeney Polkinghorn Pancreatic Cancer Research Fellow
  • James Carroll, MD - 2008- 2010 Linda J. Verville Research Fellow
  • Jillian Smith, MD, MPH - 2009- 2011 William D. Maney Research Fellow
  • Andrew Burr, DO - 2009- 2011 Research Fellow
  • Elizaveta Ragulin Coyne, MD - 2010-2012 Linda J Verville Research Fellow
  • Elan Witkowski, MD - 2010-2012 Research Fellow
  • Ruby Lo, MD - 2010-2012 Research Fellow
  • Rodney Bensley, MD 2010-2012 Research Fellow
  • Zeling Chau, MD, MPH - 2011-2013 Research Fellow
  • Thomas Curran, MD - 2012-2014 Research Fellow
  • Tanya Vishnevsky, PhD - 2013-2014 Research Fellow
  • Dominique Buck, MD - 2013-2015 Research Fellow
  • John "Jack" McCallum, MD - 2013-2015 Research Fellow
  • Lindsay Bliss, MD - 2013-2015 Research Fellow
  • Catherine Yang, MD - 2013-2014 Research Fellow
  • Mariam Eskander, MD - 2014-2016 Research Fellow
  • Peter Soden, MD - 2014-2016 Research Fellow

Team Members[edit]

  • Jodi-Ann Dattadeen - Transplant Surgery
  • Aaron Fleishman - Transplant Surgery
  • Alexa Hiley - Transplant Surgery
  • Maeve Moore - Transplant Surgery
  • Sucheta Ravindran - Transplant Surgery
  • Osman Yousafzai - King Edward Medical University Student
  • Emily Schapira - Harvard Medical School Student
  • Sing Chau Ng, MS - Biostatistician
  • Jeremy Darling, BA - Research assistant, Vascular Surgery

Former Personnel[edit]

  • Giles Whalen, MD - Surgical Oncology
  • Ted McDade, MD - Post-doctoral Research Scientist
  • Shimul Shah, MD - Transplant Surgery
  • Karim Alavi, MD - Colorectal Surgery
  • Heena Santry, MD - Trauma Surgery
  • (Frank) Zheng Zhou, MD, PhD - Consultant
  • Mary Sullivan, NP - Clinical Trials and Database Management
  • Mary Beth Curnen - Research Coordinator
  • Andreea Bodnari - Computer Science Assistant
  • Elisabet Manasanch, MD - Oncology

Former Team Members[edit]

  • Ed Arous - UMass Medical School Student
  • Erin Cooley, MD - UMass Surgical Resident
  • Charles Psoinos - UMass Medical School Student
  • Maia Sharuk - UMass Medical School Student
  • Josh Shaw - UMass Medical School Student
  • Jason Wiseman - UMass Medical School Student
  • Stephen Skinner - UMass Medical School Student
  • Nikki Burish - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine Student

Publications[edit]

Publications 2014[edit]

  • Arous EJ, McDade TP, Smith JK, Ng SC, Sullivan ME, Zottola RJ, Ranauro PJ, Shah SA, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. Electronic medical record: research tool for pancreatic cancer? J Surg Res. 2014 Apr;187(2):466-70.
  • Bliss LA, Yang CJ, Chau Z, Ng SC, McFadden DW, Kent TS, Moser AJ, Callery MP, Tseng JF. Patient selection and the volume effect in pancreatic surgery: unequal benefits? HPB (Oxford). 2014 Jun 6.
  • Buck DB, van Herwaarden JA, Schermerhorn ML, Moll FL. Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2014 Feb;11(2):112-23.
  • Chau Z, West JK, Zhou Z, McDade T, Smith JK, Ng SC, Kent TS, Callery MP, Moser AJ, Tseng JF. Rankings versus reality in pancreatic cancer surgery: a real-world comparison. HPB (Oxford). 2014 Jun;16(6):528-33.
  • Fokkema M, de Borst GJ, Nolan BW, Indes J, Buck DB, Lo RC, Moll FL, Schermerhorn ML; Vascular Study Group of New England. Clinical relevance of cranial nerve injury following carotid endarterectomy. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2014 Jan;47(1):2-7.
  • Fokkema M, de Borst GJ, Nolan BW, Lo RC, Cambria RA, Powell RJ, Moll FL, Schermerhorn ML; Vascular Study Group of New England. Carotid stenting versus endarterectomy in patients undergoing reintervention after prior carotid endarterectomy. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jan;59(1):8-15.
  • Fokkema M, Hurks R, Curran T, Bensley RP, Hamdan AD, Wyers MC, Moll FL, Schermerhorn ML. The impact of the present on admission indicator on the accuracy of administrative data for carotid endarterectomy and stenting. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jan;59(1):32-8.
  • Fokkema, Margriet, et al. "Carotid stenting versus endarterectomy in patients undergoing reintervention after prior carotid endarterectomy." Journal of vascular surgery 59.1 (2014): 8-15.
  • Fokkema, Margriet, et al. "The impact of the present on admission indicator on the accuracy of administrative data for carotid endarterectomy and stenting." Journal of vascular surgery 59.1 (2014): 32-38.
  • Gilmore, Denis, et al. "Endovascular Management of Critical Limb Ischemia in Renal Transplant Patients." Annals of vascular surgery 28.1 (2014): 159-163.
  • Lo RC, Bensley RP, Dahlberg SE, Matyal R, Hamdan AD, Wyers M, Chaikof EL, Schermerhorn ML. Presentation, treatment, and outcome differences between men and women undergoing revascularization or amputation for lower extremity peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Feb;59(2):409-418.
  • Lo RC, Lu B, Fokkema MT, Conrad M, Patel VI, Fillinger M, Matyal R, Schermerhorn ML; Vascular Study Group of New England,. Relative importance of aneurysm diameter and body size for predicting abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture in men and women. J Vasc Surg. 2014 May;59(5):1209-16.
  • Ragulin-Coyne E, Witkowski ER, Chau Z, Wemple D, Ng SC, Santry HP, Shah SA, Tseng JF. National trends in pancreaticoduodenal trauma: interventions and outcomes. HPB (Oxford). 2014 Mar;16(3):275-81.
  • Rodrigue JR, Fleishman A, Vishnevsky T, Whiting J, Vella J, Garrison K, Moore D, Kayler L, Baliga P, Chavin K, Karp S, Mandelbrot DA. Development and validation of a questionnaire to assess fear of kidney failure following living donation. Transpl Int. 2014; 27:570-5.
  • Rodrigue JR, Paek M, Whiting J, Vella J, Garrison K, Pavlakis M, Mandelbrot DA. Trajectories of perceived benefits in living kidney donors: Association with donor characteristics and recipient outcomes. Transplantation. 2014; 97: 762-8.
  • Schold JD, Goldfarb DA, Buccini LD, Rodrigue JR, Mandelbrot DA, Heaphy ELG, Fatica R, Poggio ED. Hospitalizations following living donor nephrectomy in the United States. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014; 9: 355-65.
  • Yang CJ, Bliss LA, Schapira EF, Freedman SD, Ng SC, Windsor JA, Tseng JF. Systematic Review of Early Surgery for Chronic Pancreatitis: Impact on Pain, Pancreatic Function, and Re-intervention. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jun 19.
  • Zhang JQ, Curran T, McCallum JC, Wang L, Wyers MC, Hamdan AD, Guzman RJ, Schermerhorn ML. Risk factors for readmission after lower extremity bypass in the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program. J Vasc Surg. 2014 May;59(5):1331-9.

Publications 2013[edit]

  • Arous, Edward J., et al. "Electronic medical record: research tool for pancreatic cancer?." Journal of Surgical Research (2013).
  • Bayliss, George P., et al. "Immunosuppression after renal allograft failure: a survey of US practices." Clinical transplantation 27.6 (2013): 895-900.
  • Bensley, Rodney P., et al. "Accuracy of administrative data versus clinical data to evaluate carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Bensley, Rodney P., et al. "Risk of late-onset adhesions and incisional hernia repairs after surgery." Journal of the American College of Surgeons (2013).
  • Bensley, Rodney P., et al. "Open repair of intact thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Buck Dominique B., et al. “Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.” National Review of Cardiology (2013).
  • Chau, Zeling, et al. "Rankings versus reality in pancreatic cancer surgery: a real‐world comparison." HPB (2013).
  • Edwards, Samuel T., et al. "Comparative effectiveness of endovascular versus open repair of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm in the Medicare population." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Fokkema, M., et al. "Clinical Relevance of Cranial Nerve Injury following Carotid Endarterectomy." European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (2013).
  • Fokkema, Margriet, et al. "In-hospital vs postdischarge adverse events following carotid endarterectomy." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Fokkema, Margriet, et al. "Selective external endarterectomy in patients with ipsilateral symptomatic internal carotid artery occlusion." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Glaser, Julia D., et al. "Fate of the contralateral limb after lower extremity amputation." Journal of vascular surgery 58.6 (2013): 1571-1577.
  • Kalish, Brian T., et al. "Quality Assessment in Pancreatic Surgery: What Might Tomorrow Require?." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 17.1 (2013): 86-93.
  • Khoynezhad A., et al. “Results of a multicenter, prospective trial of thoracic endovascular aortic repair for blunt thoracic aortic injury (RESCUE trial).” Journal of Vascular Surgery (2013).
  • Lo, Ruby C., et al. "Gender differences in abdominal aortic aneurysm presentation, repair, and mortality in the Vascular Study Group of New England." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Lo, Ruby C., et al. “Outcomes following infrapopliteal angioplasty for critical limb ischemia.” Journal of Vascular Surgery (2013).
  • Lo, Ruby C., et al. "Presentation, treatment, and outcome differences between men and women undergoing revascularization or amputation for lower extremity peripheral arterial disease." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Lo Ruby C., et al. “Relative importance of aneurysm diameter and body size for predicting abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture in men and women.” Journal of vascular surgery (2013).
  • Ragulin-Coyne, Elizaveta, et al. "Is Routine Intraoperative Cholangiogram Necessary in the Twenty-First Century? A National View." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 17.3 (2013): 434-442.
  • Ragulin‐Coyne, Elizaveta, et al. "National trends in pancreaticoduodenal trauma: interventions and outcomes." HPB (2013).
  • Rodrigue, James R., Douglas W. Hanto, and Michael P. Curry. "Substance abuse treatment and its association with relapse to alcohol use after liver transplantation." Liver Transplantation 19.12 (2013): 1387-1395.
  • Rodrigue, James R., Douglas W. Hanto, and Michael P. Curry. "The Alcohol Relapse Risk Assessment: a scoring system to predict the risk of relapse to any alcohol use after liver transplant." Progress in Transplantation 23.4 (2013): 310-318.
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "Patient-reported immunosuppression nonadherence 6 to 24 months after liver transplant: association with pretransplant psychosocial factors and perceptions of health status change." Progress in Transplantation 23.4 (2013): 319-328.
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "Trajectories of Perceived Benefits in Living Kidney Donors: Association With Donor Characteristics and Recipient Outcomes." Transplantation (2013).
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "Willingness to Pursue Live-Donor Kidney Transplantation Among Waitlisted Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): A Preliminary Investigation." Transplantation 95.6 (2013): 787-790.
  • Rodrigue, James R., Jesse D. Schold, and Didier A. Mandelbrot. "The Decline in Living Kidney Donation in the United States: Random Variation or Cause for Concern?." Transplantation (2013).
  • Schermerhorn, Marc L., et al. “The impact of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services high-risk criteria on outcome after carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in the SVS Vascular Registry.” Journal of Vascular Surgery (2013).
  • Schold, Jesse D., et al. "Comorbidity burden and perioperative complications for living kidney donors in the United States." Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 8.10 (2013): 1773-1782.
  • Siracuse, Jeffrey J., et al. “Prosthetic graft infections involving the femoral artery.” Journal of Vascular Surgery (2013).
  • Smith, Jillian K., et al. "Does increasing insurance improve outcomes for US cancer patients?." Journal of Surgical Research (2013).
  • Yoshida, Shunsuke, et al. "The current national criteria for carotid artery stenting overestimate its efficacy in patients who are symptomatic and at high risk." Journal of vascular surgery (2013).

Publications 2012[edit]

  • Bensley, Rodney P., et al. "Ultrasound-guided percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair success is predicted by access vessel diameter." Journal of vascular surgery 55.6 (2012): 1554-1561.
  • Garg, Jalaj, et al. "Social adaptability index predicts kidney transplant outcome: a single-center retrospective analysis." Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation 27.3 (2012): 1239-1245.
  • Goldfarb-Rumyantzev, Alexander, et al. "New social adaptability index predicts overall mortality." Arch Med Sci 7 (2011): 720-727.
  • Johnson, Scott R., et al. "Liver transplant center risk tolerance." Clinical Transplantation 26.3 (2012): E269-E276.
  • Kher, Ajay, et al. "Reimbursement for Living Kidney Donor Follow-Up Care: How Often Does Donor Insurance Pay?." Transplantation 94.10 (2012): 1049-1051.
  • Macomber, Christopher W., et al. "Centre volume and resource consumption in liver transplantation." HPB 14.8 (2012): 554-559.
  • Nedeau, April E., et al. "Endovascular vs open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm." Journal of Vascular Surgery 56.1 (2012): 15-20.
  • Psoinos, Charles M., et al. "The dangers of being a “weekend warrior”: A new call for injury prevention efforts." The journal of trauma and acute care surgery73.2 (2012): 469-473.
  • Ragulin-Coyne, Elizaveta, et al. "Perioperative mortality after pancreatectomy: a risk score to aid decision-making." Surgery (2012).
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "A Department of Motor Vehicles intervention yields moderate increases in donor designation rates." Progress in Transplantation 22.1 (2012): 18-24.
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "The “House Calls” trial: a randomized controlled trial to reduce racial disparities in live donor kidney transplantation: rationale and design." Contemporary Clinical Trials 33.4 (2012): 811-818.
  • Siracuse, Jeffrey J., et al. "Results for primary bypass versus primary angioplasty/stent for intermittent claudication due to superficial femoral artery occlusive disease." Journal of vascular surgery 55.4 (2012): 1001-1007.
  • Schermerhorn, Marc L., et al. "Changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture and short-term mortality, 1995–2008: a retrospective observational study." Annals of surgery 256.4 (2012): 651-658.
  • Tseng, Jennifer F. "Proceed with Caution: Vascular Resection at Pancreaticoduodenectomy." Annals of Surgical Oncology (2012): 1-2.
  • Witkowski, Elan R., et al. "Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 16.1 (2012): 121-128.

Publications 2011[edit]

  • Burr AT, Csikesz NG, Gonzales E, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA. Comparison of Right Lobe Donor Hepatectomy with Elective Right Hepatectomy for Other Causes in New York. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Jun;56(6):1869-75.
  • Burr AT, Li Y, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA. Survival After Liver Transplantation Using Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donor Allografts: Case-Controlled Analysis of the UNOS Database. World J Surg. 2011 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Clark, Emma, Ruthanne Hanto, and James R. Rodrigue. "Barriers to implementing protocols for kidney paired donation and desensitization: survey of US transplant programs." Progress in Transplantation 20.4 (2010): 357-365.
  • Giles, Kristina A., et al. "Thirty-day mortality and late survival with reinterventions and readmissions after open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in Medicare beneficiaries." Journal of Vascular Surgery 53.1 (2011): 6-13.
  • Manasanch EE, Smith JK, Bodnari A, McKinney J, Gray C, McDade TP, Tseng JF. Tumor registry versus physician medical record review: a direct comparison of patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. J Oncol Pract. 2011 Mar;7(2):111-6.
  • O'Malley, A. James, et al. "Improving Observational Study Estimates of Treatment Effects Using Joint Modeling of Selection Effects and Outcomes: The Case of AAA Repair." Medical Care 49.12 (2011): 1126-1132.
  • Ozhathil DK, Li Y, Smith JK, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA. Effect of centre volume and high donor risk index on liver allograft survival. HPB (Oxford). 2011 Jul;13(7):447-53.
  • Ozhathil DK, Li Y, Smith JK, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA. Impact of center volume on increased risk liver transplant outcomes. Liver Transpl. 2011 May 20 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "Altruistic kidney donation to a stranger: psychosocial and functional outcomes at two US transplant centers." Transplantation 91.7 (2011): 772-778.
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "Peginterferon with or without ribavirin has minimal effect on quality of life, behavioral/emotional, and cognitive outcomes in children." Hepatology 53.5 (2011): 1468-1475.
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "Spouse caregivers of kidney transplant patients: quality of life and psychosocial outcomes." Progress in Transplantation 20.4 (2010): 335-343.
  • Rodrigue, James R., Douglas W. Hanto, and Michael P. Curry. "Patients' expectations and success criteria for liver transplantation." Liver Transplantation 17.11 (2011): 1309-1317.
  • Shah SA, Smith JK, Li Y, Ng SC, Carroll JE, Tseng JF. Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population. Cancer. 2011 Mar 1;117(5):1019-26.
  • Sachs, Teviah, et al. "Resident and fellow experiences after the introduction of endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm." Journal of vascular surgery 54.3 (2011): 881-888.
  • Sachs, Teviah, et al. "Trends in the national outcomes and costs for claudication and limb threatening ischemia: angioplasty vs bypass graft." Journal of Vascular Surgery 54.4 (2011): 1021-1031.
  • Schermerhorn, Marc L., et al. "Defining perioperative mortality after open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in the US Medicare population." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 212.3 (2011): 349-355.
  • Singla A, Hart JL, Li Y, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Hospitalization for Complications of Cirrhosis: Does Volume Matter? J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Feb;15(2):330-5.
  • Witkowski, Elan R., et al. "Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 16.1 (2012): 121-128.

Publications 2010[edit]

  • Al-Refaie WB, Gay G, Virnig BA, Tseng JF, Stewart A, Vickers SM, Tuttle TM, Feig BW. Variations in gastric cancer care: a trend beyond racial disparities. Cancer 2010 Jan;116(2) 465-75.
  • Burr AT, Csikesz NG, Gonzales E, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA. Comparison of Right Lobe Donor Hepatectomy with Elective Right Hepatectomy for Other Casuses in New york. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Nov 27 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Burr AT, Shah SA. Disparities in Organ Allocation and Access to Liver Transplantation in the United States. In press, Expert Reviews of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2010 Apr;4(2):133-40.
  • Carroll JE, Hurwitz ZM, Simons JP, McPhee JT, Ng SC, Shah SA, Al-Refaie WB, Tseng JF. In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States. HPB (Oxford) 2010 Feb; 12(1): 62-67.
  • Carroll JE, Smith JK, Simons JP, Murphy MM, Ng SC, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. Redefining mortality after pancreatic cancer resection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov;14(11):1701-8.\
  • Colombo B, Singla A, Li Y, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA. Current trends and short-term outcomes of live donor nephrectomy: a population-based analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample. World J Surg. 2010 Dec;34(12):2985-90.
  • Csikesz NG, Singla A, Murphy MM, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Surgeon volume metrics in laparoscopic cholesystectomy. Dig Dis Sci. 2010 Aug;55(8):2398-405.
  • Giles, Kristina A., et al. "Stroke and death after carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting with and without high risk criteria." Journal of vascular surgery 52.6 (2010): 1497-1504.
  • Hill JS, Zhou Z, Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. A Simple Risk Score to Predict In-Hospital Mortality after Pancreatic Resection for Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2010 Jul; 17:1802–1807.
  • Manasanch EE, Smith JK, Bodnari A, McKinney J, Gray C, McDade TP, Tseng JF. Tumor registry versus physician medical record review: A head-tohead comparison of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cases. In press, Journal of Oncology Practice.
  • McDade TP, Hill JS, Simons JP, Piperdi B, Ng SC, Zhou Z, Kadish SP, Fitzgerald TJ, Tseng JF. A National Propensity-Adjusted Analysis of adjuvant radiotherapy in the treatment of resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Cancer. 2010 Jul1;116(13):3257-66.
  • Murphy MM, Ng SC, Simons JP, Csikesz NG, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Predictors of Major Complications after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:Surgeon, Hospital, or Patient? J Am Coll Surg 2010 Jul;211(1): 73-80.
  • Murphy MM, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Disparities in Cancer Care: An Operative Perspective. Surgery 2010 May;147(5):733-7.
  • Murphy MM, Witkowski ER, Ng SC, McDade TP, Hill JS, Larkin AC, Whalen GF, Litwin DE, Tseng JF. Trends in adrenalectomy: a recent national review. Surg Endosc (2010) 24:2518-2526.
  • Nath B, Li YF, Carroll JE, Szabo G, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Alcohol exposure as a risk factor for adverse outcomes in elective surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 210 Nov;14(11)1732-41.
  • Piperdi M, McDade TP, Shim JK, Piperdi B, Kadish SP, Sullivan ME, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. A neoadjuvant strategy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increases the likelihood of receiving all components of care: Lessons from a single institution database. HPB (Oxford). 2010 Apr;12(3)204-210.
  • Schermerhorn ML. Current management of selected vascular emergencies. Semin Vasc Surg. 2010 Dec; 23(4):199.
  • Shah SA, Smith JK, Li Y, Ng SC, Carroll JE, Tseng JF. Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population. Cancer. 2010 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, Hill JS, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. In-hospital mortality from liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a simple risk score. Cancer 2010 Apr 1;116(7):1733-1738.
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Zhou Z, Shah SA, Earle CC, Tseng JF. Progress for resectable cancer? A population-based assessment of US practices. Cancer 2010 Apr 1; 116(7):1681-1690.
  • Singla A, Hart JL, Li Y, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Hospitalization for Complications of Cirrhosis: Does Volume Matter? J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov 25 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Singla A, Simons JP, Carroll JE, Li YF, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Hospital Volume as a Surrogate for Laparoscopic-Assisted Colectomy. Surg Endosc. 2010 Mar;24(3):662-9.
  • Smith JK, Hill JS, Ng SC, McDade TP, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Potential benefit of resection for stage IV gastric cancer: A national survey. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov;14(11):1660-8.
  • Smith JK, Ng SC, Hill JS, Simons JP, Arous EJ, Shah SA, Tseng JF, McDade TP. Complications after pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors: A national study. J Surg Res 2010 Sep;163(1):63-8.
  • Wiseman JT, Sharuk MN, Singla A, Cahan M, Litwin DEM, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Surgical Management of Acute Cholecystitis at a Tertiary Care Center in the Modern Era. Arch Surg. 2010 May;145(5):439-44.
  • Zhou Z, McDade TP, Simons JP, Ng SC, Lambert LA, Whalen GF, Shah SA, Tseng JF. Surgery and radio therapy for retroperitoneal and abdominal sarcoma: both necessary and sufficient? Arch Surg 2010;145(5):426-431.

Publications 2009[edit]

  • Cooley EK, McPhee JT, Simons JP, Sweeney WB, Tseng JF, Alavi K. Colorectal neoplasia screening before age 50? Current epidemiologic trends in the United States. Dis Colon Rectum 2009 Feb; 52(2):222-9.
  • Csikesz NG, Nguyen LN, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Nationwide Volume and Mortality After Elective Surgery in Cirrhotic Patients. J Amer Coll Surg 2009 Jan; 208(1):96-103.
  • Csikesz NG, Singla A, Simons JP, Tseng JF, Shah SA. The impact of socioeconomic status on presentation and treatment of diverticular disease. J Gastrointest Surg 2009 Nov; 13(11): 1993-2001.
  • Eppsteiner RW, Csikesz NG, McPhee JT, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Surgeon Volume Impacts Hospital Mortality for Pancreatic Resection. Ann Surg 2009 Apr; 249(4):635-40.
  • Hill JS, McPhee JT, McDade TP, Zhou Z, Sullivan ME, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine tumors: the impact of surgical resection on survival. Cancer. 2009;115(4):741-751.
  • Hill JS, McPhee JT, Whalen GF, Sullivan ME, Warshaw AL, Tseng JF. In-Hospital Mortality after Pancreatic Resection for Chronic Pancreatitis: Population Based Estimates from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. J Am Coll Surg 2009 Oct; 209(4)468-76.
  • McPhee JT, Eslami MH, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A. Endovascular Treatment of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in the United States (2001-2006): A Significant Survival Benefit Over Open Repair is Independently Associated with Increased Institutional Volume. Journal of Vascular Surgery 2009 Apr; 49(4): 817-26.
  • Murphy MM, Knaus WJ, Ng SC, Hill JS, McPhee JT, Shah SA, Tseng JT. Total Pancreatectomy: A National Study. HPB (Oxford) 2009 Sep;11(6)476-482.
  • Murphy MM, Shah SA, Simons JP, Csikesz NG, McDade TP, Bodnari A, Ng SC, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. Predicting Major Complications after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Simple Risk Score. Journal of Gastrointestional Surgery; 2009 Nov:13(11):1929-1936.
  • Murphy MM, Simons JP, Hill JS, McDade TP, Ng SC, Whalen GF, Shah SA, Harrison LH, Tseng JF. Pancreatic Resection: A Key Component to Reducing Racial Disparities in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Cancer 2009 Sept; 115(17):3979-90.
  • Murphy MM, Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Smith JK, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Earle CC, Tseng JF. Racial Differences in Cancer Specialist Consultation, Treatment, and Outcomes for Locoregional Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol 2009 Nov; 16(11):2968-77.
  • Simons JP, Hill JS, Ng SC, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. Perioperative Mortality for Management of Hepatic Neoplasm: A Simple Risk Score. Ann Surg 2009 Dec; 250(6) 929-934.
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, Hill JS, Shah SA, Bodnari A, Zhou Z, Tseng JF. In-hospital mortality for liver resection for metastatic disease: a simple risk score. J Surg Res 2009 Sept; 156(1):21-25.
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, Shah SA, McDade TP, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. Malignant Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm: Are We Doing the Right Thing? Journal of Surgical Research 2009 June 21 (epub ahead of print).
  • Simons JP, Shah SA, Ng SC, Whalen GF, Tseng JF. National Complication Rates after Pancreatectomy: Beyond Mere Mortality. J Gastrointest Surg 2009 Oct;13(10):1798-805.
  • Singla A, Csikesz NG, Simons JP, Li YF, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA. National Hospital Volume in Acute Pancreatitis: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1998-2006. HPB (Oxford) 2009 Aug;11(5):391-7.
  • Singla A, Li Y, Ng SC, Csikesz NG, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Is the growth in laparoscipic surgery reproducible with more complex procedures? Surgery 2009;146(2):367-74.
  • Singla A, Simons JP, Li Y, Csikesz NG, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA. Admission volume determines outcome for patients with acute pancreatitis: a case-controlled analysis. Gastroenterology 2009 Dec; 137(6):1995-2001.

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Surgery

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