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Published Digestive Disease Articles

The quality, multidisciplinary patient care and original research of the Center for Digestive Health team is published and presented each year in hundreds of original papers and book chapters and at regional, national and international conferences. See a partial list of recent articles, abstracts and book chapters below. Additionally, the Center for Digestive Health sponsors numerous patient databases, ranging in topic from Inflammatory Bowel Disease to Colon Cancer Screening, that supports both research and patient quality initiatives.

Pancreatic—Biliary System

  1. Asbun HJ, Moekotte AL, Vissers FL, Kunzler F, Cipriani F, Alseidi A, et al. The Miami International Evidence-Based Guidelines on Minimally Invasive Pancreas Resection. Ann Surg. 2020;271:1-14.
  2. Brunt LM, Deziel DJ, Telem DA, Strasberg SM, Aggarwal R, Asbun H, Bonjer J, McDonald M, Alseidi A, Ujiki M, Riall TS, Hammill C, Moulton CA, Pucher PH, Parks RW, Ansari MT, Connor S, Dirks RC, Anderson B, Altieri MS, Tsamalaidze L, Stefanidis D; the Prevention of Bile Duct Injury Consensus Work Group. Safe Cholecystectomy Multi-society Practice Guideline and State of the Art Consensus Conference on Prevention of Bile Duct Injury During Cholecystectomy. Ann Surg. 2020;272:3-23. 
  3. 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. 2020;34:2987-93. 
  4. Domínguez-Rosado I, Espinoza JL, Alvarez FA, Vintimilla A, Quintero M, Barzallo D, Pekolj J, Gondolesi G, Schelotto PB, Herman P, Carneiro D'Albuquerque LA, Andraus W, Padilla J, Jarufe N, Chapa O, Mercado M, Chan C, Alseidi A. Fellows perspective of HPB training in Latin America. HPB (Oxford). 2020;22:124-8.
  5. Hyun JJ, Irani S, Ross AS, Larsen MC, Gan SI, Gluck M, Kozarek RA. Incidence and significance of biliary stricture in chronic pancreatitis patients undergoing ESWL for obstructing pancreatic duct stones. Gut Liver. 2020 May 13. doi: 10.5009/gnl19380. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32393009.
  6. Issa D, Irani S, Law R, et al. Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Gallbladder Drainage as a Rescue Therapy for Unresectable Malignant Biliary Obstruction: A Multicenter Experience [published online ahead of print, 2020 Sep 8]. Endoscopy. 2020 Sep 8. doi: 10.1055/a-1259-0349. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32898918.
  7. Javia SB, Alseidi A. Gastropancreatic fistula: a rare adverse event of pancreatic cyst fine-needle aspiration. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;92:780-1. 
  8. Krishnamoorthi R, Ross A. EUS-directed pancreatic duct drainage: Mainstream miracle or proceed with caution? Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;92:1067-69. 
  9. Rashidian N, Willaert W, Van Herzeele I, Morise Z, Alseidi A, Troisi RI; FULCRUM Research Group. Key components of a hepatobiliary surgery curriculum for general surgery residents: results of the FULCRUM International Delphi consensus. HPB (Oxford). 2020;22:1429-41. 

Peri-ampullary and Pancreatic Cancer

  1. Alemi F, Jutric Z, Marshall GR, Scott EJ, Grendar J, Roch AM, Pereira LL, Cheng AL, Hansen PD, Ceppa EP, Asbun HJ, Warner S, Alseidi AA. Preoperative imaging characteristics predict poor survival and inadequate resection for left-sided pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a multi-institutional analysis. HPB (Oxford). 2020:1216-21.
  2. Baechle JJ, Marincola Smith P, Tan M, Solórzano CC, Lopez-Aguiar AG, Dillhoff M, Beal EW, Poultsides G, Makris E, Rocha FG, Crown A, Cho C, Beems M, Winslow ER, Rendell VR, Krasnick BA, Fields R, Maithel SK, Bailey CE, Idrees K. Specific Growth Rate as a Predictor of Survival in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Multi-institutional Study from the United States Neuroendocrine Study Group. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020;27:3915-23. 
  3. Bonds M, Rekman J, Rocha FG. Central pancreatectomy with pancreaticogastrostomy reconstruction: A brief report and video technique. Am J Surg. 2020;219:828-30.
  4. Crown A, Rocha FG, Raghu P, Lin B, Funk G, Alseidi A, Hubka M, Rosales J, Lee M, Kennecke H. Impact of initial imaging with gallium-68 dotatate PET/CT on diagnosis and management of patients with neuroendocrine tumors. J Surg Oncol. 2020;121:480-85.
  5. Korrel M, Lof S, van Hilst J, Alseidi A, Boggi U, Busch OR, van Dieren S, Edwin B, Fuks D, Hackert T, Keck T, Khatkov I, Malleo G, Poves I, Sahakyan MA, Bassi C, Abu Hilal M, Besselink MG; European Consortium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery (E-MIPS). Predictors for Survival in an International Cohort of Patients Undergoing Distal Pancreatectomy for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Jun 25. doi: 10.1245/s10434-020-08658-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32583198.
  6. Lof S, Korrel M, van Hilst J, Alseidi A, Balzano G, Boggi U, Butturini G, Casadei R, Dokmak S, Edwin B, Falconi M, Keck T, Malleo G, de Pastena M, Tomazic A, Wilmink H, Zerbi A, Besselink MG, Abu Hilal M; European Consortium on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery (E-MIPS). Impact of Neoadjuvant Therapy in Resected Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreatic Body or Tail on Surgical and Oncological Outcome: A Propensity-Score Matched Multicenter Study. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020;27:1986-96.
  7. Moekotte AL, van Roessel S, Malleo G, Rajak R, Ecker BL, Fontana M, Han HS, Rabie M, Roberts KJ, Khalil K, White SA, Robinson S, Halimi A, Zarantonello L, Fusai GK, Gradinariu G, Alseidi A, Bonds M, Dreyer S, Jamieson NB, Mowbray N, Al-Sarireh B, Mavroeidis VK, Soonawalla Z, Napoli N, Boggi U, Kent TS, Fisher WE, Tang CN, Bolm L, House MG, Dillhoff ME, Behrman SW, Nakamura M, Ball CG, Berger AC, Christein JD, Zureikat AH, Salem RR, Vollmer CM, Salvia R, Besselink MG, Abu Hilal M; International Study Group on Ampullary Cancer (ISGACA) Collaborators, Aljarrah R, Barrows C, Cagigas MN, Lai ECH, Wellner U, Aversa J, Dickson PV, Ohtsuka T, Dixon E, Zheng R, Kowalski S, Freedman-Weiss M. Development and external validation of a prediction model for survival in patients with resected ampullary adenocarcinoma. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2020;46:1717-26. 
  8. Moekotte AL, Malleo G, van Roessel S, Bonds M, Halimi A, Zarantonello L, Napoli N, Dreyer SB, Wellner UF, Bolm L, Mavroeidis VK, Robinson S, Khalil K, Ferraro D, Mortimer MC, Harris S, Al-Sarireh B, Fusai GK, Roberts KJ, Fontana M, White SA, Soonawalla Z, Jamieson NB, Boggi U, Alseidi A, Shablak A, Wilmink JW, Primrose JN, Salvia R, Bassi C, Besselink MG, Abu Hilal M. Gemcitabine-based adjuvant chemotherapy in subtypes of ampullary adenocarcinoma: international propensity score-matched cohort study. Br J Surg. 2020;107:1171-82. 
  9. Picozzi V, Alseidi A, Winter J, Pishvaian M, Mody K, Glaspy J, Larson T, Matrana M, Carney M, Porter S, Kouchakji E, Rocha F, Carrier E. Gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel with pamrevlumab: a novel drug combination and trial design for the treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. ESMO Open. 2020;5:e000668.
  10. Rose JB, Edwards AM, Rocha FG, Clark C, Alseidi AA, Biehl TR, Lin BS, Picozzi VJ, Helton WS. Sustained Carbohydrate Antigen 19-9 Response to Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer Predicts Progression and Survival. Oncologist. 2020;25:859–66.
  11. Roth MT, Cardin DB, Borazanci EH, Steinbach M, Picozzi VJ, Rosemury A, Wadlow RC, Newman RA, Berlin J. A Phase II, Single-Arm, Open-Label, Bayesian Adaptive Efficacy and Safety Study of PBI-05204 in Patients with Stage IV Metastatic Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Oncologist. 2020;25:e1446–50.
  12. Marincola Smith P, Baechle J, Tan MC, Solórzano CC, Lopez-Aguiar AG, Dillhoff M, Beal EW, Poultsides G, Cannon JGD, Rocha FG, Crown A, Cho CS, Beems M, Winslow ER, Rendell VR, Krasnick BA, Fields RC, Maithel SK, Bailey CE, Idrees K. Impact of Insurance Status on Survival in Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020;27:3147-53. 
  13. Tsang ES, Loree JM, Speers C, Kennecke HF. Sequence of therapy and survival in patients with advanced pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours. Curr Oncol. 2020;27:215-19.
  14. Unruh KR, Bastawrous AL, Bernier GV, Flum DR, Kumar AS, Moonka R, Thirlby RC, Simianu VV. Evaluating the Regional Uptake of Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery: a Report from the Surgical Care Outcomes Assessment Program. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Nov 18.
  15. van Roessel S, Strijker M, Steyerberg EW, Groen JV, Mieog JS, Groot VP, He J, De Pastena M, Marchegiani G, Bassi C, Suhool A, Jang JY, Busch OR, Halimi A, Zarantonello L, Groot Koerkamp B, Samra JS, Mittal A, Gill AJ, Bolm L, van Eijck CH, Abu Hilal M, Del Chiaro M, Keck T, Alseidi A, Wolfgang CL, Malleo G, Besselink MG. International validation and update of the Amsterdam model for prediction of survival after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2020;46:796-803.
  16. van Roessel S, van Veldhuisen E, Klompmaker S, Janssen QP, Abu Hilal M, Alseidi A, Balduzzi A, Balzano G, Bassi C, Berrevoet F, Bonds M, Busch OR, Butturini G, Del Chiaro M, Conlon KC, Falconi M, Frigerio I, Fusai GK, Gagnière J, Griffin O, Hackert T, Halimi A, Klaiber U, Labori KJ, Malleo G, Marino MV, Mortensen MB, Nikov A, Lesurtel M, Keck T, Kleeff J, Pandé R, Pfeiffer P, Pietrasz D, Roberts KJ, Sa Cunha A, Salvia R, Strobel O, Tarvainen T, Bossuyt PM, van Laarhoven HWM, Wilmink JW, Groot Koerkamp B, Besselink MG; European-African Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Evaluation of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Patients With Resected Pancreatic Cancer After Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX Treatment. JAMA Oncol. 2020;6:1–8. 

Therapeutic Endoscopy

  1. Bang JY, Rösch T, Kim HM, Thakkar S, Robalino Gonzaga E, Tharian B, Inamdar S, Lee LS, Yachimski P, Jamidar P, Muniraj T, DiMaio C, Kumta N, Sethi A, Draganov P, Yang D, Seoud T, Perisetti A, Bondi G, Kirtane S, Hawes R, Wilcox CM, Kozarek R, Reddy DN, Varadarajulu S. Prospective evaluation of an assessment tool for technical performance of duodenoscopes. Dig Endosc. 2020 Oct 2. doi: 10.1111/den.13856. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33007136.
  2. Hajifathalian K, Ichkhanian Y, Dawod Q, Meining A, Schmidt A, Glaser N, Vosoughi K, Diehl DL, Grimm IS, James T, Templeton AW, Samarasena JB, Chehade NEH, Lee JG, Chang KJ, Mizrahi M, Barawi M, Irani S, Friedland S, Korc P, Aadam AA, Al-Haddad M, Kowalski TE, Smallfield G, Ginsberg GG, Fukami N, Lajin M, Kumta NA, Tang SJ, Naga Y, Amateau SK, Kasmin F, Goetz M, Seewald S, Kumbhari V, Ngamruengphong S, Mahdev S, Mukewar S, Sampath K, Carr-Locke DL, Khashab MA, Sharaiha RZ. Full-thickness resection device (FTRD) for treatment of upper gastrointestinal tract lesions: the first international experience. Endosc Int Open. 2020;8:E1291-E1301.
  3. Higa JT, Ross AS. Duodenoscope as a Vector for Transmission. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2020;30:653-63.
  4. Ichkhanian Y, Yang J, James TW, Baron TH, Irani S, Nasr J, Sharaiha RZ, Law R, Wannhoff A, Khashab MA. EUS-directed transenteric ERCP in non-Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgical anatomy patients (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;91:1188-94.
  5. Ichkhanian Y, Vosoughi K, Diehl DL, Grimm IS, James TW, Templeton AW, Hajifathalian K, Tokar JL, Samarasena JB, Chehade NEH, Lee J, Chang K, Mizrahi M, Barawi M, Irani S, Friedland S, Korc P, Aadam AA, Al-Haddad MA, Kowalski TE, Novikov A, Smallfield G, Ginsberg GG, Oza VM, Panuu D, Fukami N, Pohl H, Lajin M, Kumta NA, Tang SJ, Naga YM, Amateau SK, Brewer GOI, Kumbhari V, Sharaiha R, Khashab MA. A large multicenter cohort on the use of full-thickness resection device for difficult colonic lesions. Surg Endosc. 2020 Mar 16. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-07504-9. Epub ahead of print.
  6. Irani S, Khashab M. Gastric outlet obstruction: when you cannot do an endoscopic gastroenterostomy or enteral stent, try an endoscopic duodenojejunostomy or jejunojejunostomy. VideoGIE. 2020;5:125–28.
  7. Jamil LH, Naveed M, Agrawal D, Fujii-Lau LL, Al-Haddad M, Buxbaum JL, Fishman DS, Jue TL, Law JK, Lee JK, Qumseya BJ, Sawhney MS, Thosani N, Storm AC, Calderwood AH, Gurudu SR, Khashab MA, Yang J, Wani SB. ASGE guideline on minimum staffing requirements for the performance of GI endoscopy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;91:723-29.
  8. Jue TL, Storm AC, Naveed M, Fishman DS, Qumseya BJ, McRee AJ, Truty MJ, Khashab MA, Agrawal D, Al-Haddad M, Amateau SK, Buxbaum JL, Calderwood AH, DeWitt J, DiMaio CJ, Fujii-Lau LL, Gurudu SR, Jamil LH, Kwon RS, Law JK, Lee JK, Pawa S, Sawhney MS, Thosani NC, Yang J, Wani SB; (ASGE Standards of Practice Committee Chair, 2017-2020). ASGE guideline on the role of endoscopy in the management of benign and malignant gastroduodenal obstruction. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Nov 6:S0016-5107(20)34658-7.
  9. Klair JS, Irani S, Kozarek R. Best techniques for endoscopic ampullectomy. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2020;36:385-92.
  10. Klair JS, Jayaraj M, Chandrasekar VT, Priyan H, Law J, Murali AR, Singh D, Larsen M, Irani S, Kozarek R, Ross A, Krishnamoorthi R. ERCP with overtube-assisted enteroscopy in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass anatomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Endoscopy. 2020;52:824–32.
  11. Klair JS, Ross A. Overtube assisted deployment of a lumen-apposing metal stent in the excluded stomach. Dig Endosc. 2020;32:631.
  12. Kozarek RA. Are Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures Performed by Anesthiesiologists Safer than When Sedation is Given by the Endoscopist? Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020;18:1935-38.
  13. Kozarek RA. Back to the Future (Editorial). Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;91:286-7.
  14. Krishnamoorthi R. Endoscopic therapy or surveillance for Barrett’s esophagus with low-grade dysplasia: time to involve patients in shared decision making. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;92:575-77.
  15. Krishnamoorthi R, Dasari CS, Thoguluva Chandrasekar V,  Priyan HJayaraj MLaw JLarsen MKozarek RRoss AIrani A. Effectiveness and safety of EUS-guided choledochoduodenostomy using lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS): a systematic review and meta-analysis [published online ahead of print, 2020 Mar 5]. Surg Endosc 2020;34:2866–77.
  16. Krishnamoorthi R, Jayaraj M, Thoguluva Chandrasekar V, Singh D, Law J, Larsen M, Ross A, Kozarek R, Irani S. EUS-guided versus endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder drainage in high-risk surgical patients with acute cholecystitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Surg Endosc. 2020;34:1904-13.
  17. Krishnamoorthi R, Ross A. EUS-directed pancreatic duct drainage: Mainstream miracle or proceed with caution? Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;92:1067-69. 
  18. Kumar N, Dayyeh BA, Dunkin BJ, Neto MG, Gomez V, Jonnalagadda S, Kumbhari V, Larsen MC, Pannala R, Ryou MK, Sullivan SA, Wilson EB, Thompson CC. ABE/ASGE position statement on training and privileges for primary endoscopic bariatric therapies. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;91:1230-33. 
  19. Lin OS, La Selva D, Kozarek RA, Weigel W, Beecher R, Gluck M, Chiorean M, Boden E, Venu N, Krishnamoorthi R, Larsen M, Ross A. Nurse-Administered Propofol Continuous Infusion Sedation: A New Paradigm for Gastrointestinal Procedural Sedation. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Oct 8. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000969. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33038135.
  20. 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. 2020;18(9):2108-17.
  21. Parsa N, Nieto JM, Powers P, Mitsuhashi S, Abdelqader A, Hadzinakos G, Anderloni AA, Fugazza A, James TW, Arlt A, Ellrichmann M, Aparicio JR, Trindade AJ, Stevens TK, Chahal P, Shah SL, Messallam AA, Lang G, Fejleh MP, Benias PC, Sejpal DV, Jones J, Mir FF, Aghaie Meybodi M, Ichkhanian Y, Vosoughi K, Novikov AA, Irani SS, Pawa R, Ahmed AM, Sedarat A, Hsueh W, Hampe J, Sharaiha RZ, Berzin TM, Willingham FF, Kushnir VM, Brewer Gutierrez OI, Ngamruengphong S, Huggett MT, Baron TH, Repici A, Adler DG, Nasr JT, Kowalski TE, Kumbhari V, Singh VK, Khashab MA. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided drainage of pancreatic walled-off necrosis using 20-mm versus 15-mm lumen-apposing metal stents: an international, multicenter, case-matched study. Endoscopy. 2020;52:211-19.
  22. Robinson TJ, Soriano C, Larsen M, Mallipeddi MK, Hunter JA, Chang L. Endoscopic Removal of Eroded Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Bands (LAGB): A Preferred Approach. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16:1030-34.
  23. Rodrigues-Pinto E, Pereira P, Sousa-Pinto B, Shehab H, Pinho R, Larsen MC, Irani S, Kozarek RA, Capogreco A, Repici A, Shemmeri E, Louie BE, Rogalski P, Baniukiewicz A, Dabrowski A, Correia de Sousa J, Barrias S, Ichkhanian Y, Kumbhari V, Khashab MA, Bowers N, Schulman AR, Macedo G. Retrospective multicenter study on endoscopic treatment of upper gastrointestinal postsurgical leaks. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Oct 16:S0016-5107(20)34879-3.
  24. 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. 2020;91:396-403.
  25. Runge TM, Chang A, Kowalski TE, James TW, Baron T, Nieto J, Diehl DL, Krafft MR, Nasr JY, Kumar V, Khara HS, Irani S, Patel A, Law R, Loren DE, Schlachterman A, Hsueh W, Confer B, Stevens T, Chahal P, Al-Haddad M, Mir FF, Pleskow D, Huggett MT, Paranandi B, Trindade AJ, Brewer Gutierrez OI, Ichkhanian Y, Dbouk M, Kumbhari V, Khashab MA. EUS-Directed Transgastric ERCP (EDGE): A Retrospective, Multicenter Study. Endoscopy. 2020 Sep 3. doi: 10.1055/a-1254-3942. Epub ahead of print.
  26. 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.
  27. Robinson TJ, Soriano C, Larsen M, Mallipeddi MK, Hunter JA, Chang L. Endoscopic Removal of Eroded Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Bands (LAGB): A Preferred Approach. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2020;16:1030-34.
  28. Yang J, Gurudu SR, Koptiuch C, Agrawal D, Buxbaum JL, Abbas Fehmi SM, Fishman DS, Khashab MA, Jamil LH, Jue TL, Law JK, Lee JK, Naveed M, Qumseya BJ, Sawhney MS, Thosani N, Wani SB, Samadder NJ. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy guideline on the role of endoscopy in familial adenomatous polyposis syndromes. Gastrointest Endosc. 2020;91:963-82. 

Esophageal Disorders

  1. Boshier PR, Klevebro F, Savva KV, Waller A, Hage L, Hanna GB, Low DE. Assessment of Health Related Quality of Life and Digestive Symptoms in Long-term, Disease Free Survivors After Esophagectomy. Ann Surg. 2020 Feb 14. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003829. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Hagens ERC, Feenstra ML, van Egmond MA, van Laarhoven HWM, Hulshof MCCM, Boshier PR, Low DE, van Berge Henegouwen MI, Gisbertz SS. Influence of body composition and muscle strength on outcomes after multimodal oesophageal cancer treatment. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2020;11:756-67.
  3. Harris A, Butterworth J, Boshier PR, MacKenzie H, Tokunaga M, Sunagawa H, Mavroveli S, Ni M, Mikhail S, Yeh CC, Blencowe NS, Avery KNL, Hardwick R, Hoelscher A, Pera M, Zaninotto G, Law S, Low DE, van Lanschot JJB, Berrisford R, Barham CP, Blazeby JM, Hanna GB. Development of a reliable surgical quality assurance system for 2-stage esophagectomy in randomized controlled trials. Ann Surg 2020 Mar 27. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Kamarajah SK, Phillips AW, Hanna GB, Low DE, Markar SR. Is Local Endoscopic Resection a Viable Therapeutic Option for Early Clinical Stage T1a and T1b Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?: A Propensity-Matched Analysis. Ann Surg. 2020 Jun 11. Online ahead of print.
  5. Klevebro F, Tsekrekos A, Low D, Lundell L, Vieth M, Detlefsen S. Relevant issues in tumor regression grading of histopathological response to neoadjuvant treatment in adenocarcinomas of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. Dis Esophagus 2020;33:doaa005.
  6. Kuppusamy MK, Low DE; International Esodata Study Group (IESG). Evaluation of International Contemporary Operative Outcomes and Management Trends Associated With Esophagectomy: A 4-Year Study of >6000 Patients Using ECCG Definitions and the Online Esodata Database. Ann Surg. 2020 Oct 14. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004309. Epub ahead of print. 
  7. Linden PA, Towe CW, Watson TJ, Low DE, Cassivi SD, Grau-Sepulveda M, Worrell SG, Perry Y. Mortality After Esophagectomy: Analysis of Individual Complications and Their Association with Mortality. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020;24:1948-54.
  8. Müller PC, Kapp JR, Vetter D, Bonavina L, Brown W, Castro S, Cheong E, Darling GE, Egberts J, Ferri L, Gisbertz SS, Gockel I, Grimminger PP, Hofstetter WL, Hölscher AH, Low DE, Luyer M, Markar SR, Mönig SP, Moorthy K, Morse CR, Müller-Stich BP, Nafteux P, Nieponice A, Nieuwenhuijzen GAP, Nilsson M, Palanivelu C, Pattyn P, Pera M, Räsänen J, Ribeiro U, Rosman C, Schröder W, Sgromo B, van Berge Henegouwen MI, van Hillegersberg R, van Veer H, van Workum F, Watson DI, Wijnhoven BPL, Gutschow CA. Fit-for-Discharge Criteria after Esophagectomy: An International Expert Delphi Consensus. Dis Esophagus. 2020 Sep 22. Epub ahead of print.
  9. Reynolds JV, Donlon N, Elliott JA, Donohoe C, Ravi N, Kuppusamy MK, Low DE. Comparison of Esophagectomy outcomes between a National Center, a National Audit Collaborative, and an International database using the Esophageal Complications Consensus Group (ECCG) standardized definitions. Dis Esophagus. 2020 Jun 27:doaa060. doi: 10.1093/dote/doaa060. Epub ahead of print. 
  10. Vermeulen BD, van der Leeden B, Ali JT, Gudbjartsson T, Hermansson M, Low DE, Adler DG, Botha AJ, D'Journo XB, Eroglu A, Ferri LE, Gubler C, Haveman JW, Kaman L, Kozarek RA, Law S, Loske G, Lindenmann J, Park JH, Richardson JD, Salminen P, Song HY, Søreide JA, Spaander MCW, Tarascio JN, Tsai JA, Vanuytsel T, Rosman C, Siersema PD; Benign Esophageal Perforation Collaborative Group. Early diagnosis is associated with improved clinical outcomes in benign esophageal perforation: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Surg Endosc 2020 Jul 17. Online ahead of print.
  11. Zotti, OR, Herbella, F, Armijo, PR, Oleynikov, D, Aquino, JL, Leandro-Merhi, VA, Velanovich, V, Salvador, R, Costantini, M, Low, D, Wirsching, A, Boshier, PR, Kristem, L, Gurski, RR, & Patti, MG. Achalasia Treatment in Patients Over 80 Years of Age: A Multicenter Survey. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2020;30:358-362. 

Small and Large Bowel

  1. Amin S, Dorer R, Irani S. Full-thickness resection of subepithelial nodules, allowing for the diagnosis of an unusual case of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis. VideoGIE. 2020;5:120-22.
  2. S Amin, S Irani. EUS-guided gastroenterostomy for relief of obstructive symptoms in a patient with a large Bochdalek hernia. Video GIE. Published:August 21, 2020. DOI:
  3. Chen EX, Jonker DJ, Loree JM, Kennecke HF, Berry SR, Couture F, Ahmad CE, Goffin JR, Kavan P, Harb M, Colwell B, Samimi S, Samson B, Abbas T, Aucoin N, Aubin F, Koski SL, Wei AC, Magoski NM, Tu D, O'Callaghan CJ. Effect of Combined Immune Checkpoint Inhibition vs Best Supportive Care Alone in Patients With Advanced Colorectal Cancer: The Canadian Cancer Trials Group CO.26 Study. JAMA Oncol. 2020;6:831-38.
  4. Crown A, Simianu VV, Kennecke H, Lopez-Aguiar AG, Dillhoff M, Beal EW, Poultsides GA, Makris E, Idrees K, Smith PM, Nathan H, Beems M, Abbott D, Barrett J, Fields RC, Davidson J, Maithel SK, Rocha FG. Appendiceal Neuroendocrine Tumors: Does Colon Resection Improve Outcomes? J Gastrointest Surg. 2020;24:2121-26.
  5. Goodwin R, Jonker D, Chen E, Kennecke H, Cabanero M, Tsao MS, Vickers M, Bohemier C, Lim H, Ritter H, Tu D, Seymour L. A phase Ib study of a PI3Kinase inhibitor BKM120 in combination with panitumumab in patients with KRAS wild-type advanced colorectal cancer. Invest New Drugs. 2020;38:1077-84.
  6. Kaplan JA, Simianu VV. Pelvic Floor Nonrelaxation: Approach to Evaluation and Treatment. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2020; DOI 10.1055/s-0040-1714286. ISSN 1531-0043.
  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. 2020;34:4456-62.
  8. Miriam Y. Neufeld, Wayne Bauerle, Evert Eriksson, Faris K. Azar, Heather L. Evans, Meredith Johnson, Ryan A. Lawless, Lawrence Lottenberg, Sabrina E. Sanchez, Vlad V. Simianu, Christopher S. Thomas, F. Thurston Drake. Where did the patients go? Changes in acute appendicitis presentation and severity of illness during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: A retrospective cohort study. Surgery. 2020;xxx1–8.
  9. Simianu VV, Gaertner WB, Kuntz K, Kwaan MR, Lowry AC, Madoff RD, Jensen CC. Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of Laparoscopic versus Robotic Minimally-Invasive Colectomy Ann Surg. [ in press ]
  10. Simianu VV, Curran T, Gaertner WB, Kuntz K, Kwaan MR, Madoff RD, Sklow B, Jensen CC. Cost-Effectiveness Evaluation of Surgical Approaches to Proctectomy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020.
  11. Marincola Smith P, Baechle J, Solórzano CC, Tan M, Lopez-Aguiar AG, Dillhoff M, Beal E, Poultsides G, Cannon JGD, Rocha FG, Crown A, Cho C, Beems M, Winslow ER, Rendell VR, Krasnick BA, Fields RC, Maithel SK, Bailey CE, Idrees K. Impact of perioperative blood transfusion on survival in pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor patients: analysis from the US Neuroendocrine Study Group. HPB (Oxford). 2020;22:1042-50. 
  12. Soriano C, Kaplan JA, Law JK, Williams BL, Blackmore CC, Simianu VV. The Immediate, Hospital-Level Impact of Stay-at-Home Order on Diverticulitis Burden. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 Sep 15:1–3. doi: 10.1007/s11605-020-04798-x. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32930916; PMCID: PMC7491357.
  13. Yezefski TA, Le D, Chen L, Speers CH, Chennupati S, Snider J, Gill S, Ramsey SD, Kennecke HF, Shankaran V. Comparison of Treatment, Cost, and Survival in Patients With Metastatic Colorectal Cancer in Western Washington, United States, and British Columbia, Canada. JCO Oncol Pract. 2020;16:e425-e32.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  1. Hwang C, Issokson K, Giguere-Rich C, Reddy S, Tinsley A, Van Deen WK, Bray H, Lum D, Aguilar H, Zisman TL, Younes Z, Crate D, Oberai R, Weaver A, Melmed G, Siegel C, Hou JK. Development and Pilot Testing of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nutrition Care Pathway. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020;18:2645-9.e4.
  2. Sandborn WJ, Peyrin-Biroulet L, Zhang J, Chiorean M, Vermeire S, Lee SD, Kühbacher T, Yacyshyn B, Cabell CH, Naik SU, Klassen P, Panés J. Efficacy and Safety of Etrasimod in a Phase 2 Randomized Trial of Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Gastroenterology. 2020;158:550-61.
  3. Uchida AM, Boden EK, James EA, Shows DM, Konecny AJ, Lord JD. Escherichia coli-specific CD4+ T cells have public T cell receptors and low interleukin-10 production in Crohn's disease. Cell Mol Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020;10:507-26.

Liver Disorders

  1. Bennett S, Søreide K, Gholami S, Pessaux P, Teh C, Segelov E, Kennecke H, Prenen H, Myrehaug S, Callegaro D, Hallet J. Strategies for the delay of surgery in the management of resectable hepatobiliary malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic. Curr Oncol. 2020;27:e501-e11.
  2. Nagra N, Burman B, Gault CR, Dorer R, Siddique A. Amyloidosis Masquerading as Alcohol-Related Cirrhosis. Cureus. 20202;12:e8976.
  3. Poordad F, Castro RE, Asatryan A, Aguilar H, Cacoub P, Dieterich D, Marinho RT, Carvalho A, Siddique A, Hu YB, Charafeddine M, Bondin M, Khan N, Cohen DE, Felizarta F. Long-term safety and efficacy results in hepatitis C virus genotype 1-infected patients receiving ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir + dasabuvir ± ribavirin in the TOPAZ-I and TOPAZ-II trials. J Viral Hepat. 2020;27:497-504.
  4. Rashidian N, Alseidi A, Kirks RC. Cancers Metastatic to the Liver. Surg Clin North Am. 2020;100:551-63.


  1. Bonds M, Rocha FG. Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreatobiliary and Gastrointestinal Tracts. Surg Clin North Am. 2020;100:635-48.
  2. Joshi SS, Catenacci DVT, Karrison TG, Peterson JD, Zalupski MM, Sehdev A, Wade J, Sadiq A, Picozzi VJ, Amico A, Marsh R, Kozloff MF, Polite BN, Kindler HL, Sharma MR. Clinical Assessment of 5-Fluorouracil/Leucovorin, Nab-Paclitaxel, and Irinotecan (FOLFIRABRAX) in Untreated Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer Using UGT1A1 Genotype-Guided Dosing. Clin Cancer Res. 2020;26:18-24. 
  3. Klevebro F, Kuppusamy MK, Han S, Nikravan S, Neal JM, Strodtbeck W, Coy DL, Warren D, Hubka M, Hanson N, Low DE. Contrast-enhanced paravertebrogram to confirm paravertebral catheter position in elective thoracic surgery: a proof of concept study. Surg Endosc. 2020 Oct 28. doi: 10.1007/s00464-020-08087-1. Epub ahead of print.
  4. Stefanidis D, Schultz L, Bostian S, Sylla P, Pauli EM, Oleynikov D, Kurian M, Khaitan L, Cripps MW, Bachman S, Alseidi A, Brunt LM, Asbun H, Jones DB. SAGES masters program: determining the seminal articles for each pathway. Surg Endosc. 2020;34:1465-81. 
  5. Weis JJ, Alseidi AA, Jeyarajah DR, Schweitzer MA, Hori Y, Cheung V, Scott DJ. Providing complex GI surgical care with minimally invasive approaches: a survey of the practice patterns of Fellowship Council alumni. Surg Endosc. 2020;34:1776-84.

Book Chapters

  1. Irani S, Kozarek RA. Gastrointestinal Dilation and Stent Placement, in Podolsky DK, Camillera M, Fitz JG, Kalloo AN, Shanahan F, Wang TC (eds.), Yamada’s Textbook of Gastroenterology, Sixth edition, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., West Sussex, UK, 2020.
  2. Irani S, Kozarek RA. Gastrointestinal Dilation and Stent Placement, in Yamada T, Alpers DH, Kalloo AN, Kaplowitz N, Owyang C, Powell DW (eds.), Atlas of Gastroenterology. 5th ed., John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2020.
  3. Law R., Irani S., Khashab M.A. (2020) Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)-Guided Gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE). In: Testoni P.A., Inoue H., Wallace M.B. (eds) Gastrointestinal and Pancreatico-Biliary Diseases: Advanced Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy. Springer, Cham. 2020.
  4. Rekman J and Rocha F. Staging and Prognosis in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. In: Cloyd J, Dilhoff M, Pawlik T. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Diagnosis and Management. Springer Nature.
  5. Rocha F. Cancers of the Bile Ducts and Gallbladder: Early Stage Disease: Adjuvant Therapy. In: Bekaii-Saab T, El-Rayes B, Pawlik T. Handbook of Gastrointestinal Malignancies: Evidence-based Treatment and Multidisciplinary Patient Care.