Recent Publications

Pancreatic — Biliary System

  1. Deal SB, Rich JA, Carlson E, Chevrollier GS, Pucci MJ, Alseidi AA. Patients support transfer of care for unexpected findings in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc. 2019 Sep 3. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-07087-0. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Hyun JJ, Sahar N, Singla A, Ross AS, Irani S, Gan SI, Larsen MC, Kozarek RA, Gluck M. Outcomes of Infected versus Symptomatic Sterile Walled-Off Pancreatic Necrosis Treated with a Minimally Invasive Therapy. Gut Liver. 2019;13:215-22.
  3. Kanji ZS, Rocha FG. Premalignant Lesions of the Biliary Tract. Surg Clin North Am. 2019;99:301-14. Review.
  4. Krishnamoorthi R, Ross A. Endoscopic Management of Biliary Disorders: Diagnosis and Therapy. Surg Clin North Am. 2019;99:369-86.
  5. Muthusamy VR, Bruno MJ, Kozarek RA, Petersen BT, Pleskow DK, Sejpal DV, Slivka A, Peetermans JA, Rousseau MJ, Tirrell GP, Ross AS. Clinical evaluation of a single-use duodenoscope for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Nov 6. pii: S1542-3565(19)31261-3.

Pancreas Cancer

  1. DePalo DK, Lee RM, Lopez-Aguiar AG, Gamboa AC, Rocha F, Poultsides G, Dillhoff M, Fields RC, Idrees K, Nathan H, Abbott D, Maithel SK, Russell MC; other members of the United States Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group. Interaction of race and pathology for neuroendocrine tumors: Epidemiology, natural history, or racial disparity? J Surg Oncol. 2019;120:919-25.
  2. Le DT, Picozzi VJ, Ko AH, Wainberg ZA, Kindler H, Wang-Gillam A, Oberstein P, Morse MA, Zeh HJ 3rd, Weekes C, Reid T, Borazanci E, Crocenzi T, LoConte NK, Musher B, Laheru D, Murphy A, Whiting C, Nair N, Enstrom A, Ferber S, Brockstedt DG, Jaffee EM. Results from a Phase IIb, Randomized, Multicenter Study of GVAX Pancreas and CRS-207 Compared with Chemotherapy in Adults with Previously Treated Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma (ECLIPSE Study). Clin Cancer Res. 2019;25:5493-502.
  3. Lopez-Aguiar AG, Zaidi MY, Beal EW, Dillhoff M, Cannon JGD, Poultsides GA, Kanji ZS, Rocha FG, Marincola Smith P, Idrees K, Beems M, Cho CS, Fisher AV, Weber SM, Krasnick BA, Fields RC, Cardona K, Maithel SK. Defining the Role of Lymphadenectomy for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: An Eight-Institution Study of 695 Patients from the US Neuroendocrine Tumor Study Group. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019;26:2517-24.
  4. Seo DW, Sherman S, Dua KS, Slivka A, Roy A, Costamagna G, Deviere J, Peetermans J, Rousseau M, Nakai Y, Isayama H, Kozarek RA. Covered and Uncovered Biliary Metal Stents Provide Similar Relief of Biliary Obstruction During Neoadjuvant Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer — A randomized trial. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019;90:602-12.

Therapeutic Endoscopy

  1. El Chafic AH, Shah JN, Hamerski C, Binmoeller KF, Irani S, James TW, Baron TH, Nieto J, Romero RV, Evans JA, Kahaleh M. EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy for distal malignant biliary obstruction using electrocautery enhanced lumen apposing metal stents: First US, multicenter experience. Dig Dis Sci. 2019;64:3321-7.
  2. Higa JT, Ross AS. Dissecting an outbreak one scope at a time: Is this the new reality? Gastrointest Endosc. 2019;90:805-6.
  3. Higa JT, Irani SS. Endoscopic Methods for Gallbladder Drainage. Curr Treat Options Gastroenterol. 2019;17:357-66.
  4. Higa JT, Sahar N, Kozarek RA, La Selva D, Larsen MC, Gan SI, Ross AS, Irani SS. EUS-guided gallbladder drainage with a lumen-apposing metal stent versus endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage for the treatment of acute cholecystitis (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2019;90:483-92.
  5. Kozarek RA. Are Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures Performed by Anesthiesiologists Safer than When Sedation is Given by the Endoscopist? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Dec 5. pii: S1542-3565(19)31395-3.
  6. Luk SW, Irani S, Krishnamoorthi R, Wong Lau JY, Wai Ng EK, Teoh AY. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage versus percutaneous cholecystostomy for high risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopy. 2019;51:722-32.
  7. Ross AS, Bruno MJ, Kozarek RA, Petersen BT, Pleskow DK, Sejpal DV, Slivka A, Moore D, Panduro K, Peetermans JA, Insull J, Rousseau MJ, Tirrell GP, Muthusamy VR. Novel single-use duodenoscope compared with 3 models of reusable duodenoscopes for ERCP: a randomized bench-model comparison. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 Nov 1. pii: S0016-5107(19)32201-1.
  8. Sahar N, Krishnamoorthi R, Kozarek RA, Gluck M, Larsen M, Ross AS, Irani S. Long-Term Outcomes of Endoscopic Papillectomy for Ampullary Adenomas. Dig Dis Sci. 2020;65:260-8.
  9. Sahar N, La Selva D, Gluck M, Gan SI, Irani S, Larsen M, Ross AS, Kozarek RA. The ASGE grading system for ERCP can predict success and complication rates in a tertiary referral hospital. Surg Endosc. 2019;33:448-53.

Esophageal Disorders

  1. Boshier PR, Woodward C, Nikravan S, Neal JM, Warren D, Low DE. Selective Epidurography for the Assessment of Epidural Catheter Placement After Esophagectomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019;108:905-911.
  2. Jayaraj M, Mohan BP, Mashiana H, Krishnamoorthi R, Adler DG. Safety and efficacy of combined antegrade and retrograde endoscopic dilation for complete esophageal obstruction: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Gastroenterol. 2019;32:361-9.
  3. Low DE, Kuppusamy MK, Alderson D, Cecconello I, Chang AC, Darling G, Davies A, D'Journo XB, Gisbertz SS, Griffin SM, Hardwick R, Hoelscher A, Hofstetter W, Jobe B, Kitagawa Y, Law S, Mariette C, Maynard N, Morse CR, Nafteux P, Pera M, Pramesh CS, Puig S, Reynolds JV, Schroeder W, Smithers M, Wijnhoven BPL. Benchmarking Complications Associated with Esophagectomy. Ann Surg. 2019;269:291-8.
  4. Low DE, Allum W, De Manzoni G, Ferri L, Immanuel A, Kuppusamy MK, Law SY, Lindblad M, Maynard N, Neal J, Pramesh CS, Scott M, Smithers BM, Addor V, Ljungqvist O. Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Esophagectomy: Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS®) Society Recommendations. World J Surg. 2019;43:299-330.
  5. Low DE, Wirsching A. Use of High Resolution Manometry: In reply to Siboni and colleagues. J Am Coll Surg. 2019;228:212.
  6. Mohan BP, Krishnamoorthi R, Ponnada S, Shakhatreh M, Jayaraj M, Garg R, Law J, Larsen M, Irani S, Ross A, Adler DG. Liquid Nitrogen Spray Cryotherapy in Treatment of Barrett's Esophagus, where do we stand? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Dis Esophagus. 2019;32:1-9.
  7. Wirsching A, Boshier PR, Krishnamoorthi R, Larsen MC, Irani S, Ross AS, Low DE. Endoscopic therapy and surveillance versus esophagectomy for early esophageal adenocarcinoma: A review of early outcomes and cost analysis. Am J Surg. 2019;218:164-69.
  8. Wirsching A, Boshier PR, Klevebro F, Kaplan SJ, Seesing MF, El-Moslimany R, Ross A, Low DE. Comparison of costs and short-term clinical outcomes of per-oral endoscopic myotomy and laparoscopic Heller myotomy. Am J Surg. 2019;218:706-711. Epub 2019 Jul 18.

Small and Large Bowel

  1. Baison GN, Bonds MM, Helton WS, Kozarek RA. Choledochal cysts: Similarities and differences between Asian and Western countries. World J Gastroenterol. 2019;25:3334-43.
  2. Bushyhead D, Rocha FG, Kozarek RA. Small bowel necrosis after colonoscopy. Gastroenterology. 2019;156:e12-e13.
  3. Bushyhead D, Lin OST, Kozarek RA. A Review of the Management of Sporadic Colorecta Adenomas in Young People: Is Surveillance Wasted on the Young? Dig Dis Sci. 2019;64:2107-12.
  4. Kim KO, Gluck M. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: An Update on Clinical Practice. Clin Endosc. 2019;52:137-43.
  5. Kim KO, Schwartz MA, Lin OS, Chiorean MV, Gluck M. Reducing Cost and Complexity of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Using Universal Donors for Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection. Adv Ther. 2019;36:2052-61.
  6. Kim KO, Kozarek RA, Gluck M, Ross AS, Lin OS. Changes in Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding Presentation, Management, and Outcomes over a 10-Year Span. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019;53:e463-e7.
  7. La Selva D, Kozarek RA, Dorer RK, Rocha FG, Gluck M. Primary and metastatic melanoma of the GI tract: clinical presentation, endoscopic findings, and patient outcomes. Surg Endosc. 2019 Oct 28. doi: 10.1007/s00464-019-07225-8. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Lin OS, La Selva D, Kozarek RA, Tombs D, Weigel W, Beecher R, Koch J, McCormick S, Chiorean M, Drennan F, Gluck M, Venu N, Larsen MC, Ross AS. Computer-Assisted Propofol Sedation for Esophagogastroduodenoscopy is Effective, Efficient and Safe. Dig Dis Sci. 2019;64:3549-56.
  9. Simianu VV, Kumar AS. Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP): A Nuanced, Flexible Platform for Colorectal Surgical Research. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2019;32:25-32.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  1. Boden EK, Canavan JB, Moran CJ, McCann K, Dunn WA, Farraye FA, Ananthakrishnan AN, Yajnik V, Gandhi R, Nguyen DD, Bhan AK, Weiner HL, Korzenik JR, Snapper SB. Immunologic Alterations Associated With Oral Delivery of Anti-CD3 (OKT3) Monoclonal Antibodies in Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Ulcerative Colitis. Crohns Colitis 360. 2019;1:otz009.

Liver Disorders

  1. Rekman JF, Smith P, Bonds M, Coy D, Helton S. Current Imaging Standards for Nonmetastatic Benign and Malignant Liver Tumors. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2019;28:539-72.


  1. Rekman JF, Alseidi A. Training for Minimally Invasive Cancer Surgery. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2019;28:11-30.
  2. Salles A, Milam L, Sevdalis N, Alseidi A, Mellinger J, Stefanidis D, Nahmias J, Kulaylat AN, Kim RH, Falcone JL, Arora TK, Phitayakorn R, Cochran A. Multi-institutional Surgical Education Interventions: A Scoping Review. Ann Surg. 2019;270:257-69.

Book Chapters

  1. Krepline A, Rocha F, Tsai S. Importance of Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Monitoring in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer In: Tsai, Rich, Erikson, Evans, editors, Management of Localized Pancreatic Cancer, Springer 2019;39-45
  1. Low DE, El Lakis MA. Modified Hill Repair for Gastroesophageal Reflux. In: Mastery of Surgery, 7th Edition. Fischer JE (ed), Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia, PA, 2019; pp. 935-943.
  2. Singla A, Kozarek RA. Hilar Malignant Strictures, in Mine, T, Fujita, R (eds.), Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy for Pancreatico-Biliary Diseases, Springer Japan KK, 2019, pp 285-302.

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