Surgical Outcomes Analysis and Research

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Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research (SOAR)
Research
Founded Worcester, MA, 2007
Founder 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 surgery. 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 founded in 2007 and relocated to 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, MPH - 2013-2015 Research Fellow
  • Lindsay Bliss, MD, MPH - 2013-2015 Research Fellow
  • Catherine Yang, MBChB, MPH - 2013-2014 Research Fellow
  • Mariam Eskander, MD - 2014-2016 Research Fellow
  • Peter Soden, MD - 2014-2016 Research Fellow
  • Sara Zetterval, 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
  • 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
  • Osman Yousafzai - King Edward Medical University 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 (Apr 2014). "Electronic medical record: research tool for pancreatic cancer?". J Surg Res. 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 (Feb 2014). "Endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms". Nat Rev Cardiol. 11 (2): 112–23. doi:10.1038/nrcardio.2013.196. 
  • Chau Z, West JK, Zhou Z, McDade T, Smith JK, Ng SC, Kent TS, Callery MP, Moser AJ, Tseng JF (Jun 2014). "Rankings versus reality in pancreatic cancer surgery: a real-world comparison". HPB (Oxford). 16 (6): 528–33. doi:10.1111/hpb.12171. 
  • Fokkema M, de Borst GJ, Nolan BW, Indes J, Buck DB, Lo RC, Moll FL, Schermerhorn ML (Jan 2014). "Clinical relevance of cranial nerve injury following carotid endarterectomy". Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 47 (1): 2–7. 
  • Fokkema M, de Borst GJ, Nolan BW, Lo RC, Cambria RA, Powell RJ, Moll FL, Schermerhorn ML (Jan 2014). "Carotid stenting versus endarterectomy in patients undergoing reintervention after prior carotid endarterectomy". J Vasc Surg. 59 (1): 8–15. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.06.070. 
  • Fokkema M, Hurks R, Curran T, Bensley RP, Hamdan AD, Wyers MC, Moll FL, Schermerhorn ML (Jan 2014). "The impact of the present on admission indicator on the accuracy of administrative data for carotid endarterectomy and stenting". J Vasc Surg. 59 (1): 32–8. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.07.006. 
  • Fokkema Margriet; et al. (2014). "Carotid stenting versus endarterectomy in patients undergoing reintervention after prior carotid endarterectomy". Journal of vascular surgery. 59 (1): 8–15. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.06.070. 
  • Fokkema Margriet; et al. (2014). "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): 32–38. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.07.006. 
  • Gilmore D; et al. (2014). "Endovascular Management of Critical Limb Ischemia in Renal Transplant Patients". Annals of vascular surgery. 28 (1): 159–163. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2012.12.007. 
  • Glazier AK, Heffernan K, Rodrigue JR. "A framework for conducting deceased donor research in the U.S." Transplantation. In Press.
  • Kazley AS, Jordan J, Simpson KN, Chavin K, Rodrigue J, Baliga P (2014). "Development and testing of a disease-specific health literacy measure in kidney transplant patients". Prog Transplant. 24: 263–70. doi:10.7182/pit2014958. 
  • LaPointe Rudow D, Hays R, Baliga P, Cohen DJ, Cooper M, Danovitch GM, Dew MA, Gordon EJ, Mandelbrot DA, McGuire S, Milton J, Moore DR, Morgieivich M, Schold JD, Segev DL, Serur D, Steiner RW, Tan JC, Waterman AD, Zavala E, Rodrigue JR. "Consensus Conference on Best Practices in Live Kidney Donation: Recommendations to optimize education, access, and care". Am J Transplant. 
  • Lo RC, Bensley RP, Dahlberg SE, Matyal R, Hamdan AD, Wyers M, Chaikof EL, Schermerhorn ML (Feb 2014). "Presentation, treatment, and outcome differences between men and women undergoing revascularization or amputation for lower extremity peripheral arterial disease". J Vasc Surg. 59 (2): 409–418. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.07.114. 
  • Lo RC, Lu B, Fokkema MT, Conrad M, Patel VI, Fillinger M, Matyal R, Schermerhorn ML (May 2014). "Relative importance of aneurysm diameter and body size for predicting abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture in men and women". J Vasc Surg. 59 (5): 1209–16. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.10.104. 
  • Ragulin-Coyne E, Witkowski ER, Chau Z, Wemple D, Ng SC, Santry HP, Shah SA, Tseng JF (Mar 2014). "National trends in pancreaticoduodenal trauma: interventions and outcomes". HPB (Oxford). 16 (3): 275–81. doi:10.1111/hpb.12125. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Fleishman A, Vishnevsky T, Whiting J, Vella J, Garrison K, Moore D, Kayler L, Baliga P, Chavin K, Karp S, Mandelbrot DA (2014). "Development and validation of a questionnaire to assess fear of kidney failure following living donation". Transpl Int. 27: 570–5. doi:10.1111/tri.12299. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Paek M, Whiting J, Vella J, Garrison K, Pavlakis M, Mandelbrot DA (2014). "Trajectories of perceived benefits in living kidney donors: Association with donor characteristics and recipient outcomes". Transplantation. 97: 762–8. doi:10.1097/01.tp.0000437560.23588.ef. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Paek M, Egbuna O, Waterman AD, Schold JD, Pavlakis M, Mandelbrot DA (2014). "Readiness of wait-listed black patients to pursue live donor kidney transplantation". Prog Transplant. 24: 355–361. doi:10.7182/pit2014337. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Fleishman A, Vishnevsky T, Fitzpatrick S, Boger M (2014). "Organ donation video messaging: Differential appeal, emotional valence, and behavioral intention". Clin Transplant. 28: 1184–92. doi:10.1111/ctr.12449. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Fleishman A, Fitzpatrick S, Boger M (2014). "Organ donation knowledge, willingness, and beliefs of motor vehicle clerks". Transplantation. 98: 1025–28. doi:10.1097/tp.0000000000000424. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Paek M, Egbuna O, Waterman AD, Schold JD, Pavlakis M, Mandelbrot DA (2014). "Making house calls increases living donor inquiries and evaluations for blacks on the kidney transplant waiting list". Transplantation. 98: 979–86. doi:10.1097/tp.0000000000000165. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Leishman R, Vishnevsky T, Evenson AR, Mandelbrot DA. "Concerns of ABO incompatible and crossmatch-positive potential donors and recipients about participating in kidney exchanges." Clin Transplant. In Press.
  • Rodrigue JR, Schold JD, Morrissey J, Whiting J, Vella J, Kayler L, Katz D, Jones J, Kaplan B, Fleishman A, Pavlakis M, Mandelbrot DA. "Pre-donation direct and indirect costs incurred by adults who donated a kidney: Findings from the KDOC study." Am J Transplant. In Press.
  • Schold JD, Goldfarb DA, Buccini LD, Rodrigue JR, Mandelbrot DA, Heaphy EL, Fatica R, Poggio ED (2014). "Hospitalizations following living donor nephrectomy in the United States". Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 9: 355–65. 
  • Schold JD, Buccini LB, Rodrigue JR, Mandelbrot D, Goldfarb DA, Flechner SM, Kayler LK, Poggio ED. "Critical factors associated with missing follow-up data for living kidney donors in the United States." Am J Transplant. In Press.
  • 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 (May 2014). "Risk factors for readmission after lower extremity bypass in the American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program". J Vasc Surg. 59 (5): 1331–9. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.12.032. 

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. (2013). "Immunosuppression after renal allograft failure: a survey of US practices". Clinical transplantation. 27 (6): 895–900. doi:10.1111/ctr.12254. 
  • 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 JD; et al. (2013). "Fate of the contralateral limb after lower extremity amputation". Journal of vascular surgery. 58 (6): 1571–1577. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2013.06.055. 
  • 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 E; et al. (2013). "Is Routine Intraoperative Cholangiogram Necessary in the Twenty-First Century? A National View". Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 17 (3): 434–442. doi:10.1007/s11605-012-2119-8. 
  • Ragulin‐Coyne, Elizaveta, et al. "National trends in pancreaticoduodenal trauma: interventions and outcomes." HPB (2013).
  • Rodrigue JR, Hanto DW, Curry MP (2013). "Substance abuse treatment and its association with relapse to alcohol use after liver transplantation". Liver Transplantation. 19 (12): 1387–1395. doi:10.1002/lt.23747. 
  • Rodrigue JR, Hanto DW, Curry MP (2013). "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): 310–318. doi:10.7182/pit2013604. 
  • Rodrigue JR; et al. (2013). "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): 319–328. doi:10.7182/pit2013501. 
  • Rodrigue, James R., et al. "Trajectories of Perceived Benefits in Living Kidney Donors: Association With Donor Characteristics and Recipient Outcomes." Transplantation (2013).
  • Rodrigue JR; et al. (2013). "Willingness to Pursue Live-Donor Kidney Transplantation Among Waitlisted Patients Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV): A Preliminary Investigation". Transplantation. 95 (6): 787–790. doi:10.1097/tp.0b013e318282f282. 
  • 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 JD; et al. (2013). "Comorbidity burden and perioperative complications for living kidney donors in the United States". Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 8 (10): 1773–1782. doi:10.2215/cjn.12311212. 
  • 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. (2012). "Ultrasound-guided percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair success is predicted by access vessel diameter". Journal of vascular surgery. 55 (6): 1554–1561. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.12.042. 
  • Garg Jalaj; et al. (2012). "Social adaptability index predicts kidney transplant outcome: a single-center retrospective analysis". Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation. 27 (3): 1239–1245. doi:10.1093/ndt/gfr445. 
  • Goldfarb-Rumyantzev Alexander; et al. (2011). "New social adaptability index predicts overall mortality". Arch Med Sci. 7: 720–727. doi:10.5114/aoms.2011.24145. 
  • Johnson Scott R, et al. (2012). "Liver transplant center risk tolerance". Clinical Transplantation. 26 (3): E269–E276. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0012.2012.01658.x. 
  • Kher Ajay; et al. (2012). "Reimbursement for Living Kidney Donor Follow-Up Care: How Often Does Donor Insurance Pay?.". Transplantation. 94 (10): 1049–1051. doi:10.1097/tp.0b013e31826cc9a1. 
  • Macomber Christopher W, et al. (2012). "Centre volume and resource consumption in liver transplantation". HPB. 14 (8): 554–559. doi:10.1111/j.1477-2574.2012.00503.x. 
  • Nedeau April E, et al. (2012). "Endovascular vs open repair for ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm". Journal of Vascular Surgery. 56 (1): 15–20. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.12.067. 
  • Psoinos Charles M, et al. (2012). "The dangers of being a "weekend warrior": A new call for injury prevention efforts". The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 73 (2): 469–473. doi:10.1097/ta.0b013e318258437c. 
  • Ragulin-Coyne, Elizaveta, et al. "Perioperative mortality after pancreatectomy: a risk score to aid decision-making." Surgery (2012).
  • Rodrigue James R, et al. (2012). "A Department of Motor Vehicles intervention yields moderate increases in donor designation rates". Progress in Transplantation. 22 (1): 18–24. doi:10.7182/pit2012436. 
  • Rodrigue James R, et al. (2012). "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): 811–818. doi:10.1016/j.cct.2012.03.015. 
  • Siracuse Jeffrey J, et al. (2012). "Results for primary bypass versus primary angioplasty/stent for intermittent claudication due to superficial femoral artery occlusive disease". Journal of vascular surgery. 55 (4): 1001–1007. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.10.128. 
  • Schermerhorn Marc L, et al. (2012). "Changes in abdominal aortic aneurysm rupture and short-term mortality, 1995–2008: a retrospective observational study". Annals of Surgery. 256 (4): 651–658. doi:10.1097/sla.0b013e31826b4f91. PMC 3507435Freely accessible. PMID 22964737. 
  • Tseng, Jennifer F. "Proceed with Caution: Vascular Resection at Pancreaticoduodenectomy." Annals of Surgical Oncology (2012): 1-2.
  • Witkowski Elan R, et al. (2012). "Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study". Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 16 (1): 121–128. doi:10.1007/s11605-011-1699-z. 

Publications 2011[edit]

  • Burr AT, Csikesz NG, Gonzales E, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA (Jun 2011). "Comparison of Right Lobe Donor Hepatectomy with Elective Right Hepatectomy for Other Causes in New York". Dig Dis Sci. 56 (6): 1869–75. doi:10.1007/s10620-010-1489-6. 
  • Burr AT, Li Y, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA (2011). "Survival After Liver Transplantation Using Hepatitis C Virus-Positive Donor Allografts: Case-Controlled Analysis of the UNOS Database". World J Surg. 35: 1590–1595. doi:10.1007/s00268-011-1019-5. 
  • Clark Emma; Hanto Ruthanne; Rodrigue James R (2010). "Barriers to implementing protocols for kidney paired donation and desensitization: survey of US transplant programs". Progress in Transplantation. 20 (4): 357–365. doi:10.7182/prtr.20.4.b0p721850xm52087. 
  • Giles Kristina A, et al. (2011). "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): 6–13. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2010.08.051. 
  • Manasanch EE, Smith JK, Bodnari A, McKinney J, Gray C, McDade TP, Tseng JF (Mar 2011). "Tumor registry versus physician medical record review: a direct comparison of patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors". J Oncol Pract. 7 (2): 111–6. doi:10.1200/jop.2010.000097. 
  • O'Malley A. James; et al. (2011). "Improving Observational Study Estimates of Treatment Effects Using Joint Modeling of Selection Effects and Outcomes: The Case of AAA Repair". Medical Care. 49 (12): 1126–1132. doi:10.1097/mlr.0b013e3182363d64. 
  • Ozhathil DK, Li Y, Smith JK, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA (Jul 2011). "Effect of centre volume and high donor risk index on liver allograft survival". HPB (Oxford). 13 (7): 447–53. doi:10.1111/j.1477-2574.2011.00320.x. 
  • Ozhathil DK, Li Y, Smith JK, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA (2011). "Impact of center volume on increased risk liver transplant outcomes". Liver Transpl. 17: 1191–1199. doi:10.1002/lt.22343. 
  • Rodrigue James R, et al. (2011). "Altruistic kidney donation to a stranger: psychosocial and functional outcomes at two US transplant centers". Transplantation. 91 (7): 772–778. doi:10.1097/tp.0b013e31820dd2bd. 
  • Rodrigue JR; et al. (2011). "Peginterferon with or without ribavirin has minimal effect on quality of life, behavioral/emotional, and cognitive outcomes in children". Hepatology. 53 (5): 1468–1475. doi:10.1002/hep.24248. 
  • Rodrigue James R, et al. (2010). "Spouse caregivers of kidney transplant patients: quality of life and psychosocial outcomes". Progress in Transplantation. 20 (4): 335–343. doi:10.7182/prtr.20.4.g65r17525j278251. 
  • Rodrigue James R.; Hanto Douglas W.; Curry Michael P. (2011). "Patients' expectations and success criteria for liver transplantation". Liver Transplantation. 17 (11): 1309–1317. doi:10.1002/lt.22355. 
  • Shah SA, Smith JK, Li Y, Ng SC, Carroll JE, Tseng JF (Mar 2011). "Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population". Cancer. 117 (5): 1019–26. doi:10.1002/cncr.25683. PMID 20945363. 
  • Sachs Teviah; et al. (2011). "Resident and fellow experiences after the introduction of endovascular aneurysm repair for abdominal aortic aneurysm". Journal of vascular surgery. 54 (3): 881–888. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.03.008. 
  • Sachs Teviah; et al. (2011). "Trends in the national outcomes and costs for claudication and limb threatening ischemia: angioplasty vs bypass graft". Journal of Vascular Surgery. 54 (4): 1021–1031. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2011.03.281. 
  • Schermerhorn Marc L, et al. (2011). "Defining perioperative mortality after open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in the US Medicare population". Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 212 (3): 349–355. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2010.12.003. PMC 3051838Freely accessible. PMID 21296011. 
  • Singla A, Hart JL, Li Y, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Feb 2011). "Hospitalization for Complications of Cirrhosis: Does Volume Matter?". J Gastrointest Surg. 15 (2): 330–5. doi:10.1007/s11605-010-1398-1. 
  • Witkowski Elan R, et al. (2012). "Is it worth looking? Abdominal imaging after pancreatic cancer resection: a national study". Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 16 (1): 121–128. doi:10.1007/s11605-011-1699-z. 

Publications 2010[edit]

  • Al-Refaie WB, Gay G, Virnig BA, Tseng JF, Stewart A, Vickers SM, Tuttle TM, Feig BW (Jan 2010). "Variations in gastric cancer care: a trend beyond racial disparities". Cancer. 116 (2): 465–75. doi:10.1002/cncr.24772. PMID 19950130. 
  • Burr AT, Csikesz NG, Gonzales E, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA (2010). "Comparison of Right Lobe Donor Hepatectomy with Elective Right Hepatectomy for Other Casuses in New york". Dig Dis Sci. 56: 1869–1875. doi:10.1007/s10620-010-1489-6. 
  • Burr AT, Shah SA (Apr 2010). "Disparities in Organ Allocation and Access to Liver Transplantation in the United States. In press". Expert Reviews of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 4 (2): 133–40. doi:10.1586/egh.10.10. 
  • Carroll JE, Hurwitz ZM, Simons JP, McPhee JT, Ng SC, Shah SA, Al-Refaie WB, Tseng JF (Feb 2010). "In-hospital mortality after resection of biliary tract cancer in the United States". HPB (Oxford). 12 (1): 62–67. doi:10.1111/j.1477-2574.2009.00129.x. 
  • Carroll JE, Smith JK, Simons JP, Murphy MM, Ng SC, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Tseng JF (Nov 2010). "Redefining mortality after pancreatic cancer resection". J Gastrointest Surg. 14 (11): 1701–8. doi:10.1007/s11605-010-1326-4. 
  • Colombo B, Singla A, Li Y, Tseng JF, Saidi RF, Bozorgzadeh A, Shah SA (Dec 2010). "Current trends and short-term outcomes of live donor nephrectomy: a population-based analysis of the nationwide inpatient sample". World J Surg. 34 (12): 2985–90. doi:10.1007/s00268-010-0770-3. 
  • Csikesz NG, Singla A, Murphy MM, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Aug 2010). "Surgeon volume metrics in laparoscopic cholesystectomy". Dig Dis Sci. 55 (8): 2398–405. doi:10.1007/s10620-009-1035-6. 
  • Giles Kristina A, et al. (2010). "Stroke and death after carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting with and without high risk criteria". Journal of vascular surgery. 52 (6): 1497–1504. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2010.06.174. 
  • Hill JS, Zhou Z, Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Whalen GF, Tseng JF (Jul 2010). "A Simple Risk Score to Predict In-Hospital Mortality after Pancreatic Resection for Cancer". Ann Surg Oncol. 17: 1802–1807. doi:10.1245/s10434-010-0947-x. 
  • 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 (Jul 2010). "A National Propensity-Adjusted Analysis of adjuvant radiotherapy in the treatment of resected pancreatic adenocarcinoma". Cancer. 116 (13): 3257–66. doi:10.1002/cncr.25069. 
  • Murphy MM, Ng SC, Simons JP, Csikesz NG, Shah SA, Tseng JF (Jul 2010). "Predictors of Major Complications after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy:Surgeon, Hospital, or Patient?". J Am Coll Surg. 211 (1): 73–80. 
  • Murphy MM, Tseng JF, Shah SA (May 2010). "Disparities in Cancer Care: An Operative Perspective". Surgery. 147 (5): 733–7. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2009.10.050. 
  • Murphy MM, Witkowski ER, Ng SC, McDade TP, Hill JS, Larkin AC, Whalen GF, Litwin DE, Tseng JF (2010). "Trends in adrenalectomy: a recent national review". Surg Endosc. 24: 2518–2526. doi:10.1007/s00464-010-0996-z. 
  • 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 (Apr 2010). "A neoadjuvant strategy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma increases the likelihood of receiving all components of care: Lessons from a single institution database". HPB (Oxford). 12 (3): 204–210. doi:10.1111/j.1477-2574.2009.00150.x. 
  • Schermerhorn ML (Dec 2010). "Current management of selected vascular emergencies". Semin Vasc Surg. 23 (4): 199. 
  • Shah SA, Smith JK, Li Y, Ng SC, Carroll JE, Tseng JF (Oct 2010). "Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare population". Cancer. 117: 1019–1026. doi:10.1002/cncr.25683. PMID 20945363. 
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, Hill JS, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Tseng JF (Apr 2010). "In-hospital mortality from liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a simple risk score". Cancer. 116 (7): 1733–1738. doi:10.1002/cncr.24904. 
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Zhou Z, Shah SA, Earle CC, Tseng JF (Apr 2010). "Progress for resectable cancer? A population-based assessment of US practices". Cancer. 116 (7): 1681–1690. doi:10.1002/cncr.24918. PMID 20143432. 
  • Singla A, Hart JL, Li Y, Tseng JF, Shah SA (2010). "Hospitalization for Complications of Cirrhosis: Does Volume Matter?". J Gastrointest Surg. 15: 330–335. doi:10.1007/s11605-010-1398-1. 
  • Singla A, Simons JP, Carroll JE, Li YF, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Mar 2010). "Hospital Volume as a Surrogate for Laparoscopic-Assisted Colectomy". Surg Endosc. 24 (3): 662–9. doi:10.1007/s00464-009-0665-2. 
  • Smith JK, Hill JS, Ng SC, McDade TP, Shah SA, Tseng JF (Nov 2010). "Potential benefit of resection for stage IV gastric cancer: A national survey". J Gastrointest Surg. 14 (11): 1660–8. doi:10.1007/s11605-010-1351-3. 
  • Smith JK, Ng SC, Hill JS, Simons JP, Arous EJ, Shah SA, Tseng JF, McDade TP (Sep 2010). "Complications after pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors: A national study". J Surg Res. 163 (1): 63–8. 
  • Wiseman JT, Sharuk MN, Singla A, Cahan M, Litwin DE, Tseng JF, Shah SA (May 2010). "Surgical Management of Acute Cholecystitis at a Tertiary Care Center in the Modern Era". Arch Surg. 145 (5): 439–44. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2010.54. 
  • Zhou Z, McDade TP, Simons JP, Ng SC, Lambert LA, Whalen GF, Shah SA, Tseng JF (2010). "Surgery and radio therapy for retroperitoneal and abdominal sarcoma: both necessary and sufficient?". Arch Surg. 145 (5): 426–431. doi:10.1001/archsurg.2010.70. 

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 (Jan 2009). "Nationwide Volume and Mortality After Elective Surgery in Cirrhotic Patients". J Amer Coll Surg. 208 (1): 96–103. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.09.006. 
  • Csikesz NG, Singla A, Simons JP, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Nov 2009). "The impact of socioeconomic status on presentation and treatment of diverticular disease". J Gastrointest Surg. 13 (11): 1993–2001. doi:10.1007/s11605-009-1031-3. 
  • Eppsteiner RW, Csikesz NG, McPhee JT, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Apr 2009). "Surgeon Volume Impacts Hospital Mortality for Pancreatic Resection". Ann Surg. 249 (4): 635–40. doi:10.1097/sla.0b013e31819ed958. 
  • Hill JS, McPhee JT, McDade TP, Zhou Z, Sullivan ME, Whalen GF, Tseng JF (2009). "Pancreatic Neuroendocrine tumors: the impact of surgical resection on survival". Cancer. 115 (4): 741–751. doi:10.1002/cncr.24065. 
  • Hill JS, McPhee JT, Whalen GF, Sullivan ME, Warshaw AL, Tseng JF (Oct 2009). "In-Hospital Mortality after Pancreatic Resection for Chronic Pancreatitis: Population Based Estimates from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample". J Am Coll Surg. 209 (4): 468–76. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2009.05.030. 
  • McPhee JT, Eslami MH, Arous EJ, Messina LM, Schanzer A (Apr 2009). "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. 49 (4): 817–26. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2008.11.002. 
  • Murphy MM, Knaus WJ, Ng SC, Hill JS, McPhee JT, Shah SA, Tseng JT (Sep 2009). "Total Pancreatectomy: A National Study". HPB (Oxford). 11 (6): 476–482. doi:10.1111/j.1477-2574.2009.00076.x. 
  • Murphy MM, Shah SA, Simons JP, Csikesz NG, McDade TP, Bodnari A, Ng SC, Zhou Z, Tseng JF (Nov 2009). "Predicting Major Complications after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Simple Risk Score". Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 13 (11): 1929–1936. doi:10.1007/s11605-009-0979-3. 
  • Murphy MM, Simons JP, Hill JS, McDade TP, Ng SC, Whalen GF, Shah SA, Harrison LH, Tseng JF (Sep 2009). "Pancreatic Resection: A Key Component to Reducing Racial Disparities in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma". Cancer. 115 (17): 3979–90. doi:10.1002/cncr.24433. PMID 19514091. 
  • Murphy MM, Simons JP, Ng SC, McDade TP, Smith JK, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Earle CC, Tseng JF (Nov 2009). "Racial Differences in Cancer Specialist Consultation, Treatment, and Outcomes for Locoregional Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma". Ann Surg Oncol. 16 (11): 2968–77. doi:10.1245/s10434-009-0656-5. 
  • Simons JP, Hill JS, Ng SC, Shah SA, Zhou Z, Whalen GF, Tseng JF (Dec 2009). "Perioperative Mortality for Management of Hepatic Neoplasm: A Simple Risk Score". Ann Surg. 250 (6): 929–934. doi:10.1097/sla.0b013e3181bc9c2f. 
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, Hill JS, Shah SA, Bodnari A, Zhou Z, Tseng JF (Sep 2009). "In-hospital mortality for liver resection for metastatic disease: a simple risk score". J Surg Res. 156 (1): 21–25. 
  • Simons JP, Ng SC, Shah SA, McDade TP, Whalen GF, Tseng JF (2009). "Malignant Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm: Are We Doing the Right Thing?". Journal of Surgical Research. 167: 251–257. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2009.05.035. 
  • Simons JP, Shah SA, Ng SC, Whalen GF, Tseng JF (Oct 2009). "National Complication Rates after Pancreatectomy: Beyond Mere Mortality". J Gastrointest Surg. 13 (10): 1798–805. doi:10.1007/s11605-009-0936-1. 
  • Singla A, Csikesz NG, Simons JP, Li YF, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Aug 2009). "National Hospital Volume in Acute Pancreatitis: Analysis of the Nationwide Inpatient Sample 1998-2006". HPB (Oxford). 11 (5): 391–7. doi:10.1111/j.1477-2574.2009.00072.x. 
  • Singla A, Li Y, Ng SC, Csikesz NG, Tseng JF, Shah SA (2009). "Is the growth in laparoscipic surgery reproducible with more complex procedures?". Surgery. 146 (2): 367–74. doi:10.1016/j.surg.2009.06.006. 
  • Singla A, Simons JP, Li Y, Csikesz NG, Ng SC, Tseng JF, Shah SA (Dec 2009). "Admission volume determines outcome for patients with acute pancreatitis: a case-controlled analysis". Gastroenterology. 137 (6): 1995–2001. doi:10.1053/j.gastro.2009.08.056. PMID 19733570. 

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Publications 2007[edit]

For more detailed information refer to the SOAR Website.

See also[edit]

Surgery

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