GI Surgery Presentations and Research

This quarterly report is a summary of the monthly Faculty Research Newsletter. Journal links within the publications below may require subscriptions or a log-in through the Columbia library while PubMed links are accessible to all.


June 2019

53rd Annual Pancreas Club Meeting
San Diego, CA, May 2019

  • Shaw K, Rossmer I, Rosario V, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. Quality of life and global health after pancreatic surgery is consistent with the general population: the long-term outlook from 9 years.

May 2019

50th Meeting of the Korean Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Association
Seoul, Korea, April 2019

  • Kluger MD. Irreversible electroporation: Don’t turn your back on locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

April 2019

Annual Meeting of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Miami, FL, March 2019

  • Kluger MD & Martin RC. Professor rounds: IRE for pancreatic cancer.
  • Mayeux S, Najjar M, Epelboym I, Rosario V, Schrope B, Chabot J, Kluger MD. Long-term health after pancreatic surgery: the view from 9 years.
  • Mayeux S, Beier MA, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. Toward Determining an Appropriate Indication for Completion Pancreatectomy after Recurrence of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in the Remnant Pancreas.

November 2018

International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association Meeting
Geneva, Switzerland, September, 2018

  • Kluger MD. Local Ablation for Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer with RFA or Irreversible Electroporation (IRE).

Caribbean Society of Endoscopic Surgeons (CaSES)
Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies, September, 2018

  • Kluger MD & Schrope BA. Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Resections: Is this the Future?
  • Kluger MD & Eyob B. The importance of Surgical Quality Data No Matter the Resource Environment.

August 2018

Digestive Disease Week (DDW)
Washington, DC, June 3, 2018

  • Brooks C, Hu G, Gausman V, Schrope B, Sethi A, Poneros J, Gress F, Gonda T, Association between progression of low risk IPMNs and type II diabetes mellitus.

May 2018

2018 American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association Annual Meeting
Miami Beach, FL, March 2018

  • Kluger MD, Rashid MF, Schrope BA, Chabot JA. Improved overall survival in patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer undergoing neoadjuvant therapy and irreversible electroporation.
  • Rashid MF, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. Dabigatran (Pradaxa) is safe for extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after pancreatic oncologic surgery.

March 2018

13th International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies
Jacksonville, FL, February 2018

  • Kluger MD, Letica A, Leinwand J, Sonett, J, Taub R, Chabot J. An Observational Study of Patients Treated for Peritoneal and Pleural Mesothelioma.

July 2017

World Conference on Interventional Oncology
Boston, MA, June 8-11, 2017

  • Kluger M. Role of IRE in Surgical Resectability (Open vs. Percutaneous) of Pancreatic Cancer.

June 2017

Digestive Diseases Week 2017
Chicago, IL, May 6-10, 2017

  • YongYan Cui, Lauren G. Khanna, Anjali Saqi, John Crapanzano, James M. Mitchell, Beth Schrope, Frank G. Gress, Michael D. Kluger, Tamas Gonda, Amrita Sethi, John A. Chabot, John M. Poneros, Su1334 Eus-Fna in Surgically Proven Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Large Single Center Experience.
  • Valerie Gausman, Pujan Kandel, Priscilla A. van Riet, Maria Moris Felgueroso, Maia Kayal, John M. Poneros, Amrita Sethi, Frank G. Gress, Beth Schrope, Lyndon Luk, Elizabeth Hecht, Marco J. Bruno, Djuna Cahen, Michael B. Wallace, Tamas A. Gonda, Mo1304: Predictors of Progression Among Low Risk IPMNs in a Large Multicenter Surveillance Cohort Study.

Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 58th Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL, May 6-9, 2017

  • Michael D. Kluger, M.F. Rashid, Beth Schrope, John A. Chabot. After Modern-Era Neoadjuvant Therapy Without Regression of Arterial Encasement in Locally Advanced Non-Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer.

Annual Pancreas Club Meeting
San Diego, CA, May 5-6, 2017

  • Michael D Kluger, Farzan Rashid, Beth A Schrope, John A Chabot. Comparison of Distal Pancreatectomy Operations at a High Volume Pancreatic Surgery Program.

May 2017

SAGES 2017
Houston, TX, March 2017

  • Kluger MD. Irreversible Electroporation for Pancreatic Cancer: Trick or Treat? AHPBA Joint Panel: Contemporary Themes in Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery.

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 38th Annual Meeting
Orlando, FL, April 2-4, 2017

  • Chen SY, Fruchter S, Chabot JA, Lee JL, Kuo JH. End-Stage Renal Disease Patients Have a Higher Incidence of Thyroid Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
  • McManus C, Kuo JH, Chabot JA, Lee JL. Four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) is sufficient to guide a focused parathyroidectomy among patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a comparison of 4D-CT, single photon emission computed tomography (MIBI-SPECT/CT), and simultaneous 4D-CT-MIBI-SPECT/CT combined.
  • Khokar MT, Krishnamoorthy V, Chabot JA, Lee JA, Kuo JH. Use of Ultrasound and Fine Needle Aspiration by Endocrine Surgeons: An Analysis of the CMS-PUF Database.

April 2017

12th International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies
Salt Lake City, UT, February 2017

  • Kluger MD, Leinwand J, Bates GE, Taub RN, Chabot JA. Operative Management of 200 Patients with Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Intention to Treat with Cytoreduction and IP Chemotherapy.


June 2019

  • Graves CE, McManus CM, Chabot JA, Lee JA, Kuo JH. Vitamin D Does Not Affect Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Kinetics: A Mixed Linear Model Analysis. J Surg Res. 2019 Apr 24;241:199-204. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2019.03.026
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  • Kluger MD, Rosin RD, Kluger MD. The Caribbean: a model for implementation of minimally invasive surgery in resource-poor regions. Int J Surg. 2019 Apr 20. pii: S1743-9191(19)30095-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2019.04.012.
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  • Kuo JH, McManus C, Graves CE, Madani A, Khokhar MT, Huang B, Lee JA. Updates in the management of thyroid nodules. Curr Probl Surg. 2019 Mar;56(3):103-127.
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  • Letica-Kriegel AS, Leinwand JC, Sonett JR, Gorenstein LA, Taub RN, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. 50 Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma of Both the Pleura and Peritoneum: A Single-Institution Experience. Ann Surg Oncol. 2019 May 7. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07409-5.
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  • Pendrick DM, Oberg JA, Hsiao SJ, Chung WK, Koval C, Sireci A, Kuo JH, Satwani P, Glasser CL, Sulis ML, Mansukhani MM, Glade Bender JL. Identification of a secondary RET mutation in a pediatric patient with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia leads to the diagnosis and treatment of asymptomatic metastatic medullary thyroid cancer in a parent: a case for sequencing the germline. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2019 Apr 1;5(2). pii: a003889. doi: 10.1101/mcs.a003889.
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  • Rashid MF, Jackson TL, Morgan JA, Dwyer FA, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. Dabigatran (Pradaxa) Is Safe for Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019;23(6):1166-1171.
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  • Yeh R, Tay YD, Tabacco G, Dercle L, Kuo JH, Bandeira L, McManus C, Leung DK, Lee JA, Bilezikian JP. Diagnostic Performance of 4D CT and Sestamibi SPECT/CT in Localizing Parathyroid Adenomas in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. Radiology. 2019 May;291(2):469-476.
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December 2018

  • Elmously A, Gray KD, Michelassi F, Afaneh C, Kluger MD, Salemi A, Watkins AC, Pomp A.
    Operating Room Attire Policy and Healthcare Cost: Favoring Evidence Over Action for Prevention of Surgical Site Infections. J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jul 5. pii: S1072-7515(18)30439-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.06.010.
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  • Kuo JH, Duh QY, Chen H, Lai V, Sorensen MJ, Chabot JA, Lee JA. The Evolving Practice Patterns of Academic Endocrine Surgeons: A Cross-sectional Analysis of the Faculty Practice Solutions Center Database 2014 to 2017. Ann Surg. 2018 Nov 6. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003067.
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  • Lee D, Walker MD, Chen HY, Chabot JA, Lee JA, Kuo JH. Bone mineral density changes after parathyroidectomy are dependent on biochemical profile. Surgery. 2018 Oct 13. pii: S0039-6060(18)30508-7. doi: 10.1016/j.surg.2018.04.065.
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September 2018

Book Chapters

  • Kluger MD, Chabot JA. Is there a role for the surgeon in the management of locally-advanced pancreatic cancer? Chapter 51. In Chu QD, Vollmer CM, Zibari GB, Orloff SL, Williams M, & Gimenez ME, eds. Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgery: Practical Management of Dilemmas. Shreveport, LA: Beaux Books Publishing, 2018.
  • Wang Z, Sandri GBL, Parikh A, Tao Y, Kluger MD, Loffroy R, eds. Hepatic Surgery. 1st ed. Hong Kong, China: AME Publishing Company, 2018.

August 2018

  • Gausman V, Kandel P, Van Riet PA, Moris M, Kayal M, Do C, Poneros JM, Sethi A, Gress FG, Schrope BA, Luk L, Hecht E, Jovani M, Bruno MJ, Cahen DL, Wallace MB, Gonda TA. Predictors of Progression Among Low-Risk Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms in a Multicenter Surveillance Cohort. Pancreas. 2018 Apr;47(4):471-476.
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May 2018

  • Rashid MF, Hecht EM, Steinman JA, Kluger MD. Irreversible electroporation of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a primer for the radiologist. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Feb;43(2):457-466. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1349-3.
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  • Steinman J, Zaheer A, Kluger MD, Remotti H, Hecht EM. Rare pancreatic tumors. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2018 Feb;43(2):285-300. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1342-x.
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March 2018

  • Kluger MD, Rashid MF, Rosario VL, Schrope BA, Steinman JA, Hecht EM, Chabot JA. Resection of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer without Regression of Arterial Encasement After Modern-Era Neoadjuvant Therapy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2018 Feb;22(2):235-241. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3556-1. Epub 2017 Sep 11. PubMed PMID: 28895032.
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  • Tay YD, Yeh R, Kuo JH, McManus C, Lee JA, Bilezikian JP. Pre-operative localization of abnormal parathyroid tissue by 99mTc-sestamibi in primary hyperparathyroidism using four-quadrant site analysis: an evaluation of the predictive value of vitamin D deficiency. Endocrine. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1007/s12020-018-1528-1. [Epub ahead of print]
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December 2017

  • Heller DR, Chiuzan C, Taub RN, Leinwand JC, Greene AM, Bates GE, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. Recurrence of Optimally Treated Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma with Cytoreduction and Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017. Dec;24(13):3818-3824.
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  • Liu X, Braun GB, Qin M, Ruoslahti E, Sugahara KN. In vivo cation exchange in quantum dots for tumor-specific imaging. Nat Commun. 2017 Aug 24;8(1):343.
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  • Rashid MF, Hecht EM, Steinman JA, Kluger MD. Irreversible electroporation of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a primer for the radiologist. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Oct 19. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1349-3. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • Rare pancreatic tumors. Steinman J, Zaheer A, Kluger MD, Remotti H, Hecht EM. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2017 Oct 11. doi: 10.1007/s00261-017-1342-x. [Epub ahead of print]
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October 2017

  • Resection of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer without Regression of Arterial Encasement After Modern-Era Neoadjuvant Therapy. Kluger MD, Rashid MF, Rosario VL, Schrope BA, Steinman JA, Hecht EM, Chabot JA. J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Sep 11. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3556-1.
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  • Xu MM, Yin S, Siddiqui AA, Salem RR, Schrope B, Sethi A, Poneros JM, Gress FG, Genkinger JM, Do C, Brooks CA, Chabot JA, Kluger MD, Kowalski T, Loren DE, Aslanian H, Farrell JJ, Gonda TA. Comparison of the diagnostic accuracy of three current guidelines for the evaluation of asymptomatic pancreatic cystic neoplasms. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(35):e7900. PubMed PMID: 28858107.
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September 2017

  • Hecht EM, Liu MZ, Prince MR, Jambawalikar S, Remotti HE, Weisberg SW, Garmon D, Lopez-Pintado S, Woo Y, Kluger MD, Chabot JA. Can diffusion-weighted imaging serve as a biomarker of fibrosis in pancreatic adenocarcinoma? J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Aug;46(2):393-402.
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  • Kayal M, Luk L, Hecht EM, Do C, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Gonda TA. Long-Term Surveillance and Timeline of Progression of Presumed Low-Risk Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Aug;209(2):320-326.
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June 2017

  • Najjar M, Taylor A, Agrawal S, Fojo T, Merkler AE, Rosenblum MK, Lennihan L, Kluger MD. Anti-Hu paraneoplastic brainstem encephalitis caused by a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor presenting with central hypoventilation. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jun; 40:72-73.
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  • Rutkoski, J, Schrope, B, Lee, B, Survival Following Gastro-Left Ventricular Fistula in a Patient Post Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Ann Thorac Surg 2017;103:e51–3.
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Book Chapters

  • Schrope, B., "Management of Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis: Focus on Surgical Management," chapter in: Evidence-Based Practices in Gastrointestinal, Colorectal and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Ed. b by G Nondakumar, Jaypee Publishing, 2017.
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April 2017

  • Lee MC, McCubbin JA, Christensen AD, Poole DP, Rajasekhar P, Lieu T, Bunnett NW, Garcia-Caraballo S, Erickson A, Brierley SM, Saleh R, Achuthan A, Fleetwood AJ, Anderson RL, Hamilton JA, Cook AD. G-CSF Receptor Blockade Ameliorates Arthritic Pain and Disease. J Immunol. 2017 Mar 20. pii: 1602127. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1602127. [Epub ahead of print]
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February 2017

  • Edgington-Mitchell LE, Barlow N, Aurelio L, Samha A, Szabo M, Graham B, Bunnett N. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. Fluorescent diphenylphosphonate-based probes for detection of serine protease activity during inflammation. Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2017 Jan 15;27(2):254-260. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2016.11.064.
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December 2016

  • Lim JY, Herman MC, Bubis L, Epelboym I, Allendorf JD, Chabot JA, Lee JA, Kuo JH. Differences in single gland and multigland disease are seen in low biochemical profile primary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery. 2016 Nov 12. pii: S0039-6060(16)30497-4.
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  • Park JS, Kuo JH, Young JN, Wong MS. Rigid Sternal Fixation Versus Modified Wire Technique for Poststernotomy Closures: A Retrospective Cost Analysis. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]
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November 2016

  • Kluger MD, Cherqui D. Laparoscopic liver resection. In Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y, & Miyazaki M, eds. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, 2nd ed. Berlin Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2016. Leinwand JC, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. Preventing recurrence of diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2016 Sep;16(9):989-95.
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October 2016

  • Edgington-Mitchell LE, Wartmann T, Fleming AK, Gocheva V, van der Linden WA, Withana NP, Verdoes M, Aurelio L, Edgington-Mitchell D, Lieu T, Parker BS, Graham B, Reinheckel T, Furness JB, Joyce JA, Storz P, Halangk W, Bogyo M, Bunnett NW. Legumain is activated in macrophages during pancreatitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2016 Sep 1;311(3):G548-60. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00047.2016. Epub 2016 Aug 11.
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  • Guerrero-Alba R, Valdez Morales EE, Jimenez-Vargas JN, Lopez Lopez C, Jaramillo Polanco J, Okamoto T, Nasser Y, Bunnett NW, Lomax AE, Vanner SJ. Stress activates pronociceptive endogenous opioid signalling in DRG neurons during chronic colitis. Gut. 2016 Sep 2. pii: gutjnl-2016-311456. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311456. [Epub ahead of print]
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  • Lay J, Carbone SE, DiCello JJ, Bunnett NW, Canals M, Poole DP. Distribution and trafficking of the µ-opioid receptor in enteric neurons of the guinea pig. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2016 Aug 1;311(2):G252-66.
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  • Poole DP, Bunnett NW. G Protein-Coupled Receptor Trafficking and Signalling in the Enteric Nervous System: The Past, Present and Future. Adv Exp Med Biol.2016;891:145-52.
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