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    • Colon cancer surgery following emergency presentation: effects on admission and stage-adjusted outcomes. 

      Amri, Ramzi; Bordeianou, Liliana Grigorievna; Sylla, Patricia; Berger, David Lawrence (Elsevier, 2015)
      Background: Emergency presentation with colon cancer is intuitively related to advanced disease. We measured its effect on outcomes of surgically treated colon cancer. Methods: A retrospective cohort of 1,071 surgical ...
    • The conundrum of the young colon cancer patient 

      Amri, Ramzi; Bordeianou, Liliana Grigorievna; Berger, David Lawrence (Elsevier BV, 2015)
      BACKGROUND:Colonoscopy has had a major impact on the incidence and survival of colon cancer for patients who are screened, usually beginning at the age of 50. Meanwhile, the incidence rate of colon cancer is actually ...
    • The effect of neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy on the prognostic value of lymph nodes after rectal cancer surgery 

      Klos, Coen L.; Shellito, Paul Clarke; Rattner, David William; Hodin, Richard; Cusack, James C.; Bordeianou, Liliana Grigorievna; Sylla, Patricia; Hong, Theodore Sunki; Blaszkowsky, Lawrence Scott; Ryan, Davis P.; Lauwers, Gregory Y.; Chang, Yu Chiao; Berger, David Lawrence (Elsevier BV, 2010)
      Background: Neoadjuvant therapy may affect the prognostic impact of total lymph node harvests and lymph node positivity after surgery for rectal cancer. Methods: We performed a retrospective review of 390 consecutive ...
    • Gallbladder Lesions Identified on Ultrasound. Lessons from the Last 10 Years 

      Konstantinidis, Ioannis T; Bajpai, Surabhi; Kambadakone, Avinash R.; Tanabe, Kenneth Kenji; Berger, David Lawrence; Hui, Hui; Sahani, Dushyant V.; Lauwers, Gregory Y.; Fernandez-Del Castillo, Carlos F.; Warshaw, Andrew Louis; Ferrone, Cristina Rosa (Springer Nature, 2011)
      Background: Possible mass lesions identified on ultrasound (US) of the gallbladder may prompt an aggressive surgical intervention due to the possibility of a malignant neoplasm. Aim: This study aims to utilize a large ...
    • Impact of Screening Colonoscopy on Outcomes in Colon Cancer Surgery 

      Amri, Ramzi; Bordeianou, Liliana Grigorievna; Sylla, Patricia; Berger, David Lawrence (American Medical Association (AMA), 2013)
      Importance: Screening colonoscopy seemingly decreases colorectal cancer rates in the United States. In addition to removing benign lesions and preventing progression to malignancy, screening colonoscopy theoretically ...
    • New Metastatic Lymph Node Ratio System Reduces Stage Migration in Patients Undergoing D1 Lymphadenectomy for Gastric Adenocarcinoma 

      Maduekwe, Ugwuji N.; Lauwers, Gregory Y.; Fernandez-del-Castillo, Carlos; Berger, David Lawrence; Ferguson, Charles M.; Rattner, David William; Yoon, Sam (Springer Science + Business Media, 2010)
      Background: The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)/International Union Against Cancer (UICC) staging system for gastric cancer incorporates the absolute number of metastatic lymph nodes (N status) and is optimally ...
    • Obesity, Outcomes and Quality of Care: BMI Increases the Risk of Wound-Related Complications in Colon Cancer Surgery 

      Amri, Ramzi; Bordeianou, Liliana Grigorievna; Sylla, Patricia; Berger, David Lawrence (Elsevier BV, 2013)
      BACKGROUND: Obese patients may face higher complication rates during surgical treatment of colon cancer. The aim of this study was to measure this effect at a high-volume tertiary care center. METHODS: All patients with ...
    • A pilot study of natural orifice transanal endoscopic total mesorectal excision with laparoscopic assistance for rectal cancer 

      Sylla, Patricia; Bordeianou, Liliana Grigorievna; Berger, David Lawrence; Han, Kyung S.; Lauwers, Gregory Y.; Sahani, Dushyant V.; Sbeih, Mohammed A.; Lacy, Antonio M.; Rattner, David William (Springer Nature, 2013)
      Background: The objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the feasibility and safety of natural orifice endoscopic transanal total mesorectal excision (TME) with laparoscopic assistance in a cohort study of five patients ...
    • Retrospective Evaluation of Elastic Stain in the Assessment of Serosal Invasion of pT3N0 Colorectal Cancers 

      Liang, Wen-Yih; Zhang, Wei-Jun; Hsu, Chih-Yi; Arnason, Thomas; Berger, David Lawrence; Hawkins, Alexander Tharrington; Sylla, Patricia; Lauwers, Gregory Y. (Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2013)
      Peritoneal involvement is an important adverse prognostic factor in colorectal cancer (CRC) and determines a shift in the pathologic tumor node metastasis stage. Because peritoneal involvement is difficult to identify, use ...
    • Trends in Presentation and Survival for Gallbladder Cancer During a Period of More Than 4 Decades 

      Konstantinidis, Ioannis T; Deshpande, Vikram; Genevay, Muriel; Berger, David Lawrence; Fernandez-Del Castillo, Carlos F.; Tanabe, Kenneth Kenji; Hui, Hui; Lauwers, Gregory Y.; Ferrone, Cristina Rosa (American Medical Association (AMA), 2009)
      Objectives: To determine the prevalence of incidentally found cases of gallbladder cancer, the incidence of residual disease at reexploration, and the changes in the mode of presentation, treatment, and survival of patients ...
    • Variations in Metastasis Site by Primary Location in Colon Cancer 

      Amri, Ramzi; Bordeianou, Liliana Grigorievna; Sylla, Patricia; Berger, David Lawrence (Springer Science + Business Media, 2015)
      Objective: The purpose of this paper is to determine whether sites of distant recurrence are associated with specific locations of primary disease in colon cancer. Methods: A cohort including all patients (n = 947) undergoing ...