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Gallbladder squamous cell carcinoma: An analysis of 1084 cases from the National Cancer Database.

Reed I Ayabe, Michael M Wach, Samantha M Ruff, Laurence P Diggs, Sean P Martin, Timothy Wiemken, Leslie Hinyard, Jeremy L Davis, Carrie Luu, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:Gallbladder squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncommon malignancy whose rarity has made it particularly challenging to study. We utilized a national database to shed light on the clinicopathologic characteristics, management patterns, and survival associated with these tumors. METHODS:Patients with gallbladder SCC were identified in the National Cancer Database. Clinicopathologic ... Read more >>

J Surg Oncol (Journal of surgical oncology)
[2020, :]

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Surgical Resection of Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas is Associated with Lower Cholesterol Levels.

Meghan L Good, Parisa Malekzadeh, Samantha M Ruff, Shreya Gupta, Amy Copeland, Karel Pacak, Naris Nilubol, Electron Kebebew, Dhaval Patel,

BACKGROUND:Catecholamine excess in patients with pheochromocytomas or paragangliomas (PPGLs) can lead to hypertension, diabetes and hyperlipidemia. The aim was to investigate the prevalence of hyperlipidemia and the effect of surgical resection. METHODS:One hundred and thirty-two patients with PPGLs underwent an operation at the National Institutes of Health from 2009 to ... Read more >>

World J Surg (World journal of surgery)
[2020, 44(2):552-560]

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Improved outcomes with surgery compared to radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of resectable hepatocellular carcinoma.

Samantha M Ruff, Adam Khader, Charles Conte, Alan Kadison, James Sullivan, John Wang, Raza Zaidi, Gary B Deutsch,

BACKGROUND:While overall cancer incidence and mortality have decreased over the last decade, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cases have increased sharply. OBJECTIVE:This study set out to evaluate the utility of surgery for resectable single tumor HCC in this setting. PATIENTS AND METHODS:This study analyzed the National Cancer Database, selecting all patients with ... Read more >>

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol (European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology)
[2019, 31(11):1397-1402]

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Elevated Serum α-Fetoprotein is Associated with Abbreviated Survival for Patients with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who Undergo a Curative Resection.

James D McDonald, Shreya Gupta, Mackenzie L Shindorf, Lauren A Gamble, Samantha M Ruff, Justin Drake, Theo Heller, Jim Y Wan, Paxton V Dickson, Evan S Glazer, Jeremy L Davis, Jeremiah L Deneve, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND:Fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma (FLC) is a rare variant of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with most clinical data stemming from single-institution series. The variability in the literature lends support for analysis using a large national dataset. In doing so, we sought to (1) define the characteristics and outcomes of patients with FLC; ... Read more >>

Ann. Surg. Oncol. (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2020, 27(6):1900-1905]

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Tumor grade may be used to select patients with multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma for resection.

Samantha M Ruff, Luke D Rothermel, Laurence P Diggs, Michael M Wach, Reed I Ayabe, Sean P Martin, David Boulware, Daniel Anaya, Jeremy L Davis, John E Mullinax, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND:While resection is a recommended treatment for patients with stage 1 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), it remains controversial for multifocal disease. We sought to identify patients with multifocal HCC with survival after resection similar to patients with clinical stage 1 HCC. METHODS:The National Cancer Database was queried to identify patients that ... Read more >>

HPB (Oxford) (HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association)
[2019, :]

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Practice patterns of VTE chemoprophylaxis after discharge following hepatic and pancreatic resections for cancer: A survey of hepatopancreatobiliary surgeons.

Samantha M Ruff, Reed I Ayabe, Michael M Wach, Laurence P Diggs, Sean P Martin, Jeremy L Davis, Jonathan M Hernandez,

Patients with hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) malignancies undergoing resection are prone to venous thromboembolism (VTE), and current guidelines recommend up to 28 days of chemoprophylaxis after major surgery. We sought to determine the practice patterns among HPB surgeons for use of chemoprophylaxis after discharge. A survey on VTE chemoprophylaxis after oncologic HPB operations ... Read more >>

J. Thromb. Thrombolysis (Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis)
[2019, 48(1):119-124]

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Disease-free interval and tumor functional status can be used to select patients for resection/ablation of liver metastases from adrenocortical carcinoma: insights from a multi-institutional study.

Reed I Ayabe, Raja R Narayan, Samantha M Ruff, Michael M Wach, Winifred Lo, Pieter M H Nierop, Seth M Steinberg, R Taylor Ripley, Jeremy L Davis, Bas G Koerkamp, Michael I D'Angelica, T Peter Kingham, William R Jarnagin, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND:Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is an aggressive malignancy that frequently metastasizes to the liver. Given the limitations of systemic therapy in this setting, we sought to determine characteristics associated with a two-fold increase in survival with resection/ablation compared to that reported with chemotherapy alone (∼12 months). METHODS:Patients who underwent resection/ablation at ... Read more >>

HPB (Oxford) (HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association)
[2020, 22(1):169-175]

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ASO Author Reflections: A Glimpse of Complex General Surgical Oncology Practice After Fellowship.

Jeremy L Davis, Samantha M Ruff,

Ann. Surg. Oncol. (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2019, 26(Suppl 3):647-648]

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MicroRNA-210 May Be a Preoperative Biomarker of Malignant Pheochromocytomas and Paragangliomas.

Samantha M Ruff, Reed I Ayabe, Parisa Malekzadeh, Meghan L Good, Michael M Wach, Melissa K Gonzales, Amit Tirosh, Naris Nilubol, Karel Pacak, Electron Kebebew, Dhaval Patel,

BACKGROUND:Currently, no reliable predictive clinical or laboratory tests exist that can accurately distinguish between benign and malignant pheochromocytomas or paragangliomas (PPGLs). The aim of this study was to investigate if serum microRNA-210 (miR-210) levels could be a marker of malignancy in patients with PPGLs. METHODS:Preoperative serum from patients with PPGLs ... Read more >>

J. Surg. Res. (The Journal of surgical research)
[2019, 243:1-7]

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Postbiliary drainage rates of cholangitis are impacted by procedural technique for patients with supra-ampullary cholangiocarcinoma: A SEER-Medicare analysis.

Christine M Kariya, Michael M Wach, Samantha M Ruff, Reed I Ayabe, Winifred M Lo, Madeline B Torres, Jessica L Petrick, Timothy S McNeel, Jeremy L Davis, Katherine A McGlynn, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND:The optimal approach to biliary drainage for patients with supra-ampullary cholangiocarcinoma remains undetermined. Violation of sphincter of Oddi results in bacterial colonization of bile ducts and may increase postdrainage infectious complications. We sought to determine if rates of cholangitis are affected by the type of drainage procedure. METHODS:We examined the ... Read more >>

J Surg Oncol (Journal of surgical oncology)
[2019, 120(2):249-255]

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Resection and chemotherapy is the optimal treatment approach for patients with clinically node positive intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.

Sean P Martin, Justin Drake, Michael M Wach, Samantha M Ruff, Laurence P Diggs, Jim Y Wan, Meghan L Good, Dana A Dominguez, Reed I Ayabe, Evan S Glazer, Paxton V Dickson, Jeremy L Davis, Jeremiah L Deneve, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND:Clinically lymph node positive (cLNP) intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) carries a poor prognosis, without clear management guidelines for the practicing clinician. We sought to evaluate current practice patterns for cLNP ICC, including associations with survival. METHODS:The National Cancer Database was queried for patients with cLNP ICC, without extrahepatic metastases. RESULTS:We identified ... Read more >>

HPB (Oxford) (HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association)
[2020, 22(1):129-135]

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A Survey of the Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Programs Regarding Applicant Selection and Rank.

Michael M Wach, Reed I Ayabe, Samantha M Ruff, Michael D'Angelica, Sean P Dineen, Elizabeth G Grubbs, David Shibata, Lawrence Shirley, Matthew J Weiss, Jeremy L Davis, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND:There is significant demand for training in Complex General Surgical Oncology (CGSO) fellowships. Previous work has explored objective quantitative metrics of applicants that matriculated to CGSO fellowships; however, ambiguity remains concerning academic benchmarks and qualitative factors that impact matriculation. STUDY DESIGN:A web-based survey was sent to each ACGME/SSO-approved CGSO fellowship ... Read more >>

Ann. Surg. Oncol. (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2019, 26(9):2675-2681]

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Venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer undergoing surgical exploration.

Samantha M Ruff, Kathryn T Weber, Adam Khader, Charles Conte, Alan Kadison, James Sullivan, John Wang, Raza Zaidi, Gary B Deutsch,

Malignancy and surgery are both independent risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) events. The current NCCN guidelines recommend VTE prophylaxis for up to 28 days after major abdominal or pelvic surgery for malignancy. We set out to evaluate the rate and timing of VTEs among patients with gastric, pancreatic, colorectal, and ... Read more >>

J. Thromb. Thrombolysis (Journal of thrombosis and thrombolysis)
[2019, 47(2):316-323]

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An Examination of Applicants and Factors Associated with Matriculation to Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Training Programs.

Michael M Wach, Samantha M Ruff, Reed I Ayabe, Sean P Martin, Laurence P Diggs, Imani A Alexander, Seth M Steinberg, Jeremy L Davis, Jonathan M Hernandez,

BACKGROUND:The demand for training in complex general surgical oncology (CGSO) fellowships currently exceeds the number of positions offered; however, there are scarce data defining the applicant pool or characteristics associated with successful matriculation. Our study described the applicant population and to determine factors associated with acceptance into the fellowship. STUDY ... Read more >>

Ann. Surg. Oncol. (Annals of surgical oncology)
[2018, 25(12):3436-3442]

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