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138th ASA Annual Meeting Publications

138th ASA Annual Meeting Presidential Address

Our Calling
Maier, Ronald V.

138th ASA Annual Meeting Presidential Forum

Is There Life After Surgery?
Maier, Ronald V.; Freischlag, Julie Ann; Hoyt, David B.

Special Report from the American Surgical Association

Ensuring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Academic Surgery: An American Surgical Association White Paper
West, Michaela A.; Hwang, Shelley; Maier, Ronald V.; Ahuja, Nita; Angelos, Peter; Bass, Barbara L.; Brasel, Karen J.; Chen, Herbert; Davis, Kimberly A.; Eberlein, Timothy J.; Fong, Yuman; Greenberg, Caprice C.; Lillemoe, Keith D.; McCarthy, Mary C.; Michelassi, Fabrizio; Numann, Patricia J.; Parangi, Sareh; Reyes, Jorge D.; Sanfey, Hilary A.; Stain, Steven C.; Weigel, Ronald J.; Wren, Sherry M.

138th ASA Annual Meeting Papers

Circulating Tumor Cells Dynamics in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Correlate With Disease Status: Results of the Prospective CLUSTER Study
Gemenetzis, Georgios; Groot, Vincent P.; Yu, Jun; Ding, Ding; Teinor, Jonathan A.; Javed, Ammar A.; Wood, Laura D.; Burkhart, Richard A.; Cameron, John L.; Makary, Martin A.; Weiss, Matthew J.; He, Jin; Wolfgang, Christopher L.

Per-oral Pyloromyotomy (POP) for Medically Refractory Gastroparesis: Short Term Results From the First 100 Patients at a High Volume Center
Rodriguez, John; Strong, Andrew T.; Haskins, Ivy N.; Landreneau, Joshua P.; Allemang, Matthew T.; El-Hayek, Kevin; Villamere, James; Tu, Chao; Cline, Michael S.; Kroh, Matthew; Ponsky, Jeffrey L.

Reduced Postburn Hypertrophic Scarring and Improved Physical Recovery With Yearlong Administration of Oxandrolone and Propranolol
Herndon, David; Capek, Karel D.; Ross, Evan; Jay, Jayson W.; Prasai, Anesh; Ayadi, Amina El; Foncerrada-Ortega, Guillermo; Blears, Elizabeth; Sommerhalder, Christian; McMullen, Kara; Amtmann, Dagmar; Cox, Robert; Hundeshagen, Gabriel; Jennings, Kristofer; Sousse, Linda E.; Suman, Oscar E.; Meyer, Walter J. III; Finnerty, Celeste C.

A Structured Compensation Plan Improves But Does Not Erase the Sex Pay Gap in Surgery
Morris, Melanie; Chen, Herb; Heslin, Martin J.; Krontiras, Helen

Timing of Carotid Endarterectomy After Stroke: Retrospective Review of Prospectively Collected National Database
Tanious, Adam; Pothof, Alexander B.; Boitano, Laura T.; Pendleton, Alaska A.; Wang, Linda J.; de Borst, Gert J.; Rattner, David W.; Schermerhorn, Marc L.; Eslami, Mohammad H.; Malas, Mahmoud B.; Eagleton, Matthew J.; Clouse, William Darrin; Conrad, Mark F.

Results of a Prospective, Multicenter Initiative Aimed at Developing Opioid-prescribing Guidelines After Surgery
Thiels, Cornelius A.; Ubl, Daniel S.; Yost, Kathleen J.; Dowdy, Sean C.; Mabry, Tad M.; Gazelka, Halena M.; Cima, Robert R.; Habermann, Elizabeth B.

Does Surgical Margin Impact Recurrence in Noninvasive Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms?: A Multi-institutional Study
Dhar, Vikrom K.; Merchant, Nipun B.; Patel, Sameer H.; Edwards, Michael J.; Wima, Koffi; Imbus, Joseph; Abbott, Daniel E.; Weber, Sharon M.; Louie, Raphael; Kim, Hong J.; Martin, Robert C. G.; Scoggins, Charles R.; Bentrem, David J.; LeCompte, Michael T.; Idrees, Kamran; Lopez-Aguiar, Alexandra G.; Maithel, Shishir K.; Kooby, David A.; Franco, Daniel A.; Yakoub, Danny; Ahmad, Syed A.

Analysis of Gender-based Differences in Surgery Faculty Compensation, Promotion, and Retention: Establishing Equity
Hoops, Heather E.; Brasel, Karen J.; Dewey, Elizabeth; Rodgers, Sally; Merrill, Jenny; Hunter, John G.; Azarow, Kenneth S.

IdeS (Imlifidase): A Novel Agent That Cleaves Human IgG and Permits Successful Kidney Transplantation Across High-strength Donor-specific Antibody
Lonze, Bonnie E.; Tatapudi, Vasishta S.; Weldon, Elaina P.; Min, Elijah S.; Ali, Nicole M.; Deterville, Cecilia L.; Gelb, Bruce E.; Benstein, Judith A.; Dagher, Nabil N.; Wu, Ming; Montgomery, Robert A.

Long-term Quality of Life in Neonatal Surgical Disease
Amin, Ruchi; Knezevich, Michelle; Lingongo, Melissa; Szabo, Aniko; Yin, Ziyan; Oldham, Keith T.; Calkins, Casey M.; Sato, Thomas T.; Arca, Marjorie J.

Hyperthyroidism is Underdiagnosed and Undertreated in 3336 Patients: An Opportunity for Improvement and Intervention
Asban, Ammar; Chung, Sebastian K.; Tresler, Margaret A.; Huilgol, Priyanka; Xie, Rongbing; Kirklin, James K.; Balentine, Courtney J.; Lindeman, Brenessa M.; Chen, Herbert

Validity of the Novel Taiwan Lymphoscintigraphy Staging and Correlation of Cheng Lymphedema Grading for Unilateral Extremity Lymphedema
Cheng, Ming-Huei; Pappalardo, Marco; Lin, Chieh; Kuo, Chang-Fu; Lin, Chia-Yu; Chung, Kevin C.

An Academic Relative Value Unit System for Incentivizing the Academic Productivity of Surgery Faculty Members
LeMaire, Scott A.; Trautner, Barbara W.; Ramamurthy, Uma; Green, Susan Y.; Zhang, Qianzi; Fisher, William E.; Rosengart, Todd K.

Decreased Risk of Delirium With Use of Regional Analgesia in Geriatric Trauma Patients With Multiple Rib Fractures
O’Connell, Kathleen M.; Quistberg, D. Alex; Tessler, Robert; Robinson, Bryce R. H.; Cuschieri, Joseph; Maier, Ronald V.; Rivara, Frederick P.; Vavilala, Monica S.; Bhalla, Paul I.; Arbabi, Saman

Evidence for the Role of the Cecal Microbiome in Maintenance of Immune Regulation and Homeostasis
Chhabra, Preeti; Spano, Anthony J.; Bowers, Daniel; Ren, Tiantian; Moore, Daniel J.; Timko, Michael P.; Wu, Martin; Brayman, Kenneth L.

Xenoantigen Deletion and Chemical Immunosuppression Can Prolong Renal Xenograft Survival
Adams, Andrew B.; Kim, Steven C.; Martens, Gregory R.; Ladowski, Joseph M.; Estrada, Jose L.; Reyes, Luz M.; Breeden, Cindy; Stephenson, Allison; Eckhoff, Devin E.; Tector, Matt; Tector, Alfred Joseph

Surgical Risk Is Not Linear: Derivation and Validation of a Novel, User-friendly, and Machine-learning-based Predictive OpTimal Trees in Emergency Surgery Risk (POTTER) Calculator
Bertsimas, Dimitris; Dunn, Jack; Velmahos, George C.; Kaafarani, Haytham M. A.

Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid Expansion on Cancer Admissions and Surgeries
Eguia, Emanuel; Cobb, Adrienne N.; Kothari, Anai N.; Molefe, Ayrin; Afshar, Majid; Aranha, Gerard V.; Kuo, Paul C.

The Clinical Significance of Breast-only and Node-only Pathologic Complete Response (pCR) After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT): A Review of 20,000 Breast Cancer Patients in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB)
Fayanju, Oluwadamilola M.; Ren, Yi; Thomas, Samantha M.; Greenup, Rachel A.; Plichta, Jennifer K.; Rosenberger, Laura H.; Tamirisa, Nina; Force, Jeremy; Boughey, Judy C.; Hyslop, Terry; Hwang, E. Shelley

Pure Laparoscopic Donor Hepatectomies: Ready for Widespread Adoption?
Samstein, Benjamin; Griesemer, Adam; Halazun, Karim; Kato, Tomoaki; Guarrera, James V.; Cherqui, Daniel; Emond, Jean C.

A Phase II Clinical Trial of Molecular Profiled Neoadjuvant Therapy for Localized Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Tsai, Susan; Christians, Kathleen K.; George, Ben; Ritch, Paul S.; Dua, Kulwinder; Khan, Abdul; Mackinnon, A. Craig; Tolat, Parag; Ahmad, Syed A.; Hall, William A.; Erickson, Beth A.; Evans, Douglas B.

Stem Cell Mobilization Is Lifesaving in a Large Animal Preclinical Model of Acute Liver Failure
Ahmadi, Ali R.; Chicco, Maria; Wesson, Russell N.; Anders, Robert A.; Dor, Frank J. M. F.; IJzermans, Jan N. M.; Creamer, Tyler J.; Williams, George M.; Sun, Zhaoli; Cameron, Andrew M.

More Frequent Surveillance Following Lung Cancer Resection Is Not Associated With Improved Survival: A Nationally Representative Cohort Study
McMurry, Timothy L.; Stukenborg, George J.; Kessler, Larry G.; Colditz, Graham A.; Wong, Melisa L.; Francescatti, Amanda B.; Jones, David R.; Schumacher, Jessica R.; Greenberg, Caprice C.; Chang, George J.; Winchester, David P.; McKellar, Daniel P.; Kozower, Benjamin D.

Analysis of the Learning Curve and Patient Outcomes of Endovascular Repair of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms Using Fenestrated and Branched Stent Grafts: Prospective, Nonrandomized, Single-center Physician-sponsored Investigational Device Exemption Clinical Study
Schneider, Darren B.; Agrusa, Christopher J.; Ellozy, Sharif H.; Connolly, Peter H.; Meltzer, Andrew J.; Graham, Ashley R.; Michelassi, Fabrizio

Impact of a Novel Preoperative Patient-centered Surgical Wellness Program
Kelley, Kristen E.; Fajardo, Alyssa D.; Strange, Nancy M.; Harmon, Carol A.; Pawlecki, Kim; Sieber, Marnie; Walke, Nikki; Fadel, William F.; Wooden, William A.; Sadowski, Josh; Birdas, Thomas J.; Stevens, Larry H.; Rozycki, Grace S.; Schmidt, C. Max

Long-term Quality of Life and Gastrointestinal Functional Outcomes After Pancreaticoduodenectomy
Allen, Casey J.; Yakoub, Danny; Macedo, Francisco Igor; Dosch, Austin R.; Brosch, Jessica; Dudeja, Vikas; Ayala, Ronda; Merchant, Nipun B.

Declining Resident Experience in Open Vascular Operations Threatens the Status of Vascular Surgery as an Essential Content Area of General Surgery Training
Potts, John R. III; Valentine, R. James

Modifying Risks in Ventral Hernia Patients With Prehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Liang, Mike K.; Bernardi, Karla; Holihan, Julie L.; Cherla, Deepa V.; Escamilla, Richard; Lew, Debbie F.; Berger, David H.; Ko, Tien C.; Kao, Lillian S.

Insurance Status Biases Trauma-system Utilization and Appropriate Interfacility Transfer: National and Longitudinal Results of Adult, Pediatric, and Older Adult Patients
Zogg, Cheryl K.; Schuster, Kevin M.; Maung, Adrian A.; Davis, Kimberly A.

Is it Time to Abandon the Milan Criteria?: Results of a Bicoastal US Collaboration to Redefine Hepatocellular Carcinoma Liver Transplantation Selection Policies
Halazun, Karim J.; Tabrizian, Parissa; Najjar, Marc; Florman, Sander; Schwartz, Myron; Michelassi, Fabrizio; Samstein, Benjamin; Brown, Robert S. Jr; Emond, Jean C.; Busuttil, Ronald W.; Agopian, Vatche G.

Pilot Study to Evaluate the Safety, Feasibility, and Financial Implications of a Postoperative Telemedicine Program
Nikolian, Vahagn C.; Williams, Aaron M.; Jacobs, Benjamin N.; Kemp, Michael T.; Wilson, Jesse K.; Mulholland, Michael W.; Alam, Hasan B.

Better Function With a Colonic J-Pouch or a Side-to-end Anastomosis? A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare the Complications, Functional Outcome, and Quality of Life in Patients With Low Rectal Cancer After a J-Pouch or a Side-to-end Anastomosis
Parc, Yann; Ruppert, Reinhard; Fuerst, Alois; Golcher, Henriette; Zutshi, Massarat; Hull, Tracy; Tiret, Emmanuel; Hemminger, Felix; Galandiuk, Susan; Fender, Svenja; Weber, Klaus; Zimmerman, Anton; Aiello, Alexandra; Fazio, Victor