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Ryan Merkow

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentSurgery-General Surgery
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    1. Li RD, Joung RH, Chung JW, Holl J, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Divergent Trends in Postoperative Length of Stay and Postdischarge Complications over Time. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2024 May 10. PMID: 38853106.
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    2. Janczewski LM, Silver CM, Schlick CJR, Odell DD, Bentrem DJ, Yang AD, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Association of pathologic factors with postoperative venous thromboembolism after gastrointestinal cancer surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2024 Jun; 28(6):813-819. PMID: 38553295.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Janczewski LM, Browner AE, Cotler JH, Palis BE, Chan K, Joung RH, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Boffa DJ, Nelson H. Survival Among Patients With High-Risk Gastrointestinal Cancers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Mar 04; 7(3):e240160. PMID: 38441896; PMCID: PMC10915687.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. Buchheit JT, Silver CM, Huang R, Hu YY, Bentrem DJ, Odell DD, Merkow RP. ASO Visual Abstract: Association Between Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities and Hospital Performance in Treatment and Outcomes for Patients with Colon Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 02; 31(2):1095-1096. PMID: 38063983.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Silver CM, Janczewski LM, Royan R, Chung JW, Bentrem DJ, Kanzaria HK, Stey AM, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. ASO Visual Abstract: Access, Outcomes, and Costs Associated with Surgery for Malignancy Among People Experiencing Homelessness. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Jan 17. PMID: 38231339.
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    6. Vitello DJ, Shah D, Ko B, Brajcich BC, Peters XD, Merkow RP, Pitt HA, Bentrem DJ. Establishing the clinical relevance of grade A post-hepatectomy liver failure. J Surg Oncol. 2024 Mar; 129(4):745-753. PMID: 38225867; PMCID: PMC10922784.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Janczewski LM, Joung RH, Borhani AA, Lewandowski RJ, Velichko YS, Mulcahy MF, Mahalingam D, Law J, Bowman C, Keswani RN, Poylin VY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP. Safety and feasibility of establishing an adjuvant hepatic artery infusion program. HPB (Oxford). 2024 May; 26(5):656-663. PMID: 38383208.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Buchheit JT, Merkow RP. ASO Author Reflections: Disparities in Colon Cancer Outcomes Exist Irrespective of Hospital Performance-System-Wide Changes Are Needed to Help Close the Gap. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 02; 31(2):1091-1092. PMID: 38082169.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Silver CM, Janczewski LM, Royan R, Chung JW, Bentrem DJ, Kanzaria HK, Stey AM, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Access, Outcomes, and Costs Associated with Surgery for Malignancy Among People Experiencing Homelessness. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Mar; 31(3):1468-1476. PMID: 38071712.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Buchheit JT, Silver CM, Huang R, Hu YY, Bentrem DJ, Odell DD, Merkow RP. Association Between Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities and Hospital Performance in Treatment and Outcomes for Patients with Colon Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 Feb; 31(2):1075-1086. PMID: 38062293.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Judge SJ, Ghalambor T, Cavnar MJ, Lidsky ME, Merkow RP, Cho M, Dominguez-Rosado I, Karanicolas PJ, Mayo SC, Rocha FG, Fields RC, Patel RA, Kennecke HF, Koerkamp BG, Yopp AC, Petrowsky H, Mahalingam D, Kemeny N, D'Angelica M, Gholami S. ASO Visual Abstract: Current Practices in Hepatic Artery Infusion (HAI) Chemotherapy-An International Survey of the HAI Consortium Research Network. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 12; 30(13):8021-8022. PMID: 37770725.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Janczewski LM, Ellis RJ, Lidsky ME, D'Angelica MI, Merkow RP. Hepatic Artery Infusion Chemotherapy: A Quality Framework. Ann Surg Oncol. 2024 02; 31(2):701-704. PMID: 37962738.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Visenio MR, Reddy S, Sturgeon C, Elaraj DM, Ritter HE, McDow AD, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD. Emergency department use after outpatient thyroidectomy across three states. Surgery. 2024 01; 175(1):41-47. PMID: 37945478.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Janczewski LM, Cotler J, Merkow RP, Palis B, Nelson H, Mullett T, Boffa DJ. Alterations in Cancer Treatment During the First Year of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 10 02; 6(10):e2340148. PMID: 37902756; PMCID: PMC10616721.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    15. Judge SJ, Ghalambor T, Cavnar MJ, Lidsky ME, Merkow RP, Cho M, Dominguez-Rosado I, Karanicolas PJ, Mayo SC, Rocha FG, Fields RC, Patel RA, Kennecke HF, Koerkamp BG, Yopp AC, Petrowsky H, Mahalingam D, Kemeny N, D'Angelica M, Gholami S. Current Practices in Hepatic Artery Infusion (HAI) Chemotherapy: An International Survey of the HAI Consortium Research Network. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Nov; 30(12):7362-7370. PMID: 37702903; PMCID: PMC11108096.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Logan CD, Hudnall MT, Schlick CJR, French DD, Bartle B, Vitello D, Patel HD, Woldanski LM, Abbott DE, Merkow RP, Odell DD, Bentrem DJ. Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis Adherence Rates After Major Cancer Surgery. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 09 05; 6(9):e2335311. PMID: 37768664; PMCID: PMC10539988.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Gholami S, Kleber KT, Perry LM, Abidalhassan M, McFadden NR, Bateni SB, Maguire FB, Stewart SL, Morris C, Chen M, Gaskill CE, Merkow RP, Keegan TH. Disparities in treatment and survival in early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma in California. J Surg Oncol. 2023 Dec; 128(8):1302-1311. PMID: 37610042; PMCID: PMC10841249.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Mahenthiran AK, Logan CD, Janczewski LM, Valukas C, Warwar S, Silver CM, Feinglass J, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Odell DD. Evaluation of Nationwide Trends in Nodal Sampling Guideline Adherence for Gastric Cancer: 2005-2017. J Surg Res. 2023 11; 291:514-526. PMID: 37540969; PMCID: PMC10529819.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Walesa MB, Denny A, Patel A, Mulcahy M, Kircher S, George C, Tsarwhas D, Ross A, Platanias LC, Poylin V, Yang AD, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Enhancement and Implementation of a Health Information Technology Module to Improve the Discrete Capture of Cancer Staging in a Diverse Regional Health System. JCO Oncol Pract. 2023 Oct; 19(10):e957-e966. PMID: 37527464.
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    20. Brajcich BC, Johnson JK, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY, Ager MS, Chung J, Joung RHS, Iroz CB, Odell DD, Bentrem DJ, Yang AD, Franklin PD, Slota JM, Silver CM, Skolarus T, Merkow RP. Evaluation of emergency department treat-and-release encounters after major gastrointestinal surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2023 Aug; 128(2):402-408. PMID: 37126379; PMCID: PMC10330755.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Iroz CB, Johnson JK, Ager MS, Joung RH, Brajcich BC, Cella D, Franklin PD, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Barriers and Facilitators to Implementing Patient-Reported Outcome Monitoring in Gastrointestinal Surgery. J Surg Res. 2023 08; 288:341-349. PMID: 37060860; PMCID: PMC11187775.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    22. Yang AD, Shan Y, Love R, Prachand VN, Cradock KA, Johnson J, Halverson AL, Merkow RP, McGee MF, Bilimoria KY, Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative, Silver CM. Changes in Surgical Outcomes in a Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative with Introduction of Simultaneous, Comprehensive Interventions. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 07 01; 237(1):128-138. PMID: 36919951.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Bilimoria KY, McGee MF, Williams MV, Johnson JK, Halverson AL, O'Leary KJ, Farrell P, Thomas J, Love R, Kreutzer L, Dahlke AR, D'Orazio B, Reinhart S, Dienes K, Schumacher M, Shan Y, Quinn C, Prachand VN, Sullivan S, Cradock KA, Boyd K, Hopkinson W, Fairman C, Odell D, Stulberg JJ, Barnard C, Holl J, Merkow RP, Yang AD. Development of the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative (ISQIC): Implementing 21 Components to Catalyze Statewide Improvement in Surgical Care. Ann Surg Open. 2023 Mar; 4(1):e258. PMID: 36891561; PMCID: PMC9987591.
      Citations: 2     
    24. Logan CD, Feinglass J, Halverson AL, Durst D, Lung K, Kim S, Bharat A, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Odell DD. Rural-Urban Disparities in Receipt of Surgery for Potentially Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Surg Res. 2023 03; 283:1053-1063. PMID: 36914996; PMCID: PMC10289009.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Logan CD, Ellis RJ, Feinglass J, Halverson AL, Avella D, Lung K, Kim S, Bharat A, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Odell DD. Association of travel distance, surgical volume, and receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy with survival among patients with resectable lung cancer. JTCVS Open. 2023 Mar; 13:357-378. PMID: 37063116; PMCID: PMC10091304.
      Citations: 3     
    26. Silver CM, Joung RH, Logan CD, Benson AB, Mahalingam D, D'Angelica MI, Bentrem DJ, Yang AD, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Neoadjuvant therapy use and association with postoperative outcomes and overall survival in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2023 Jan; 127(1):90-98. PMID: 36194064; PMCID: PMC9729397.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Perry LM, Bateni SB, Merkow RP, Canter RJ, Bold RJ, Hallet J, Gholami S. Evaluation of Adherence to Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Guidelines Among US Adults After Pancreatic Cancer Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2022 09 01; 157(9):850-852. PMID: 35830195; PMCID: PMC9280607.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Cavnar M, Ghalambor T, Lidsky ME, Dominguez-Rosado I, Cho M, Karanicolas P, Merkow R, Mayo SC, Rocha FG, Fields RC, Koerkamp BG, Yopp A, Cercek A, Kemeny N, Kingham P, Jarnagin W, Allen P, D'Angelica M, Gholami S, Petrowsky H. Considerations and barriers to starting a new HAI pump program: an international survey of the HAI Consortium Research Network. HPB (Oxford). 2022 12; 24(12):2104-2111. PMID: 36085262; PMCID: PMC9771984.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    29. Merkow RP, Hardt JL, Reissfelder C, Rahbari NN. Quality assurance and quality control in surgical oncology. J Surg Oncol. 2022 Dec; 126(8):1560-1572. PMID: 35994027.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Zhang Y, Nguyen CC, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Readability of online patient education materials for Merkel cell carcinoma. Arch Dermatol Res. 2023 Apr; 315(3):629-632. PMID: 35976406.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. McMullin JL, Hu QL, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Hu YY, Ko CY, Abdullah F, Raval MV. Are Kids More Than Just Little Adults? A Comparison of Surgical Outcomes. J Surg Res. 2022 11; 279:586-591. PMID: 35926308.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Silver CM, Merkow RP. Invited Commentary: Reducing Postoperative Infection and Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for the Quality and Safety of Surgical Care. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 08 01; 235(2):292-293. PMID: 35839405.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Li RD, Joung RH, Brajcich BC, Schlick CJR, Yang AD, McGee MF, Bentrem D, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Comprehensive Evaluation of the Trends in Length of Stay and Post-discharge Complications After Colon Surgery in the USA. J Gastrointest Surg. 2022 10; 26(10):2184-2192. PMID: 35819663.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Gupta AN, Gordon AC, Gabr A, Kalyan A, Kircher SM, Mahalingam D, Mulcahy MF, Merkow RP, Yang AD, Bentrem DJ, Caicedo-Ramirez JC, Riaz A, Thornburg B, Desai K, Sato KT, Hohlastos ES, Kulik L, Benson AB, Salem R, Lewandowski RJ. Yttrium-90 Radioembolization of Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Long-Term Follow-up for a 136-Patient Cohort. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2022 Aug; 45(8):1117-1128. PMID: 35732931.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Visenio MR, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Surgical Cancer Care for Dually Eligible Beneficiaries: Taking Care of America's Vulnerable Patients. JAMA Surg. 2022 04 01; 157(4):e217587. PMID: 35195680.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Sharib JM, Creasy JM, Wildman-Tobriner B, Kim C, Uronis H, Hsu SD, Strickler JH, Gholami S, Cavnar M, Merkow RP, Kingham P, Kemeny N, Zani S, Jarnagin WR, Allen PJ, D'Angelica MI, Lidsky ME. Hepatic Artery Infusion Pumps: A Surgical Toolkit for Intraoperative Decision-Making and Management of Hepatic Artery Infusion-Specific Complications. Ann Surg. 2022 12 01; 276(6):943-956. PMID: 36346892; PMCID: PMC9700364.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    37. Kaslow SR, Merkow RP, Correa-Gallego C. A Framework for Reporting Cohort Derivation in Studies Using the National Cancer Database. Ann Surg Oncol. 2022 06; 29(6):3384-3386. PMID: 35239099.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    38. Merkow RP, Chung JW, Slota JM, Barnard C, Hall A, Ramsey K, Bilimoria KY. Correlation of the US News and World Report-Calculated Nurse Staffing Index With Actual Hospital-Reported Nurse Staffing. J Nurs Care Qual. 2022 Jul-Sep 01; 37(3):195-198. PMID: 35125454.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    39. Merkow RP, Massarweh NN. Looking Beyond Perioperative Morbidity and Mortality as Measures of Surgical Quality. Ann Surg. 2022 02 01; 275(2):e281-e283. PMID: 34705359; PMCID: PMC9312284.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    40. Brajcich BC, Benson AB, Gantt G, Eng OS, Marsh RW, Mulcahy MF, Polite BN, Shogan BD, Yang AD, Merkow RP. Management of colorectal cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic: Recommendations from a statewide multidisciplinary cancer collaborative. J Surg Oncol. 2022 Mar; 125(4):560-563. PMID: 34820843; PMCID: PMC9015333.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    41. Gupta AR, Brajcich BC, Merkow RP. Postoperative LAMN surveillance recommendations. J Surg Oncol. 2022 Mar; 125(3):546-547. PMID: 34719030.
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    42. Adhia AH, Feinglass JM, Schlick CJR, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Odell DD. Hospital Volume Predicts Guideline-Concordant Care in Stage III Esophageal Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 10; 114(4):1176-1182. PMID: 34481801; PMCID: PMC8891387.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    43. Merkow RP, Kaji AH, Itani KMF. The CONSORT Framework. JAMA Surg. 2021 09 01; 156(9):877-878. PMID: 33825818; PMCID: PMC8822473.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Hewitt DB, Ellis RJ, Chung JW, Cheung EO, Moskowitz JT, Huang R, Merkow RP, Yang AD, Hu YY, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Hoyt DB, Bilimoria KY. Association of Surgical Resident Wellness With Medical Errors and Patient Outcomes. Ann Surg. 2021 08 01; 274(2):396-402. PMID: 32282379.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    45. Gupta AR, Brajcich BC, Yang AD, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP. Necessity of posttreatment surveillance for low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms. J Surg Oncol. 2021 Dec; 124(7):1115-1120. PMID: 34333785.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    46. Brajcich BC, Shallcross ML, Johnson JK, Joung RH, Iroz CB, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Barriers to Post-Discharge Monitoring and Patient-Clinician Communication: A Qualitative Study. J Surg Res. 2021 12; 268:1-8. PMID: 34274626; PMCID: PMC8822471.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    47. Brajcich BC, Yuce TK, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McGee MF, Zhan T, Odell DD. Association of preoperative smoking with complications following major gastrointestinal surgery. Am J Surg. 2022 Feb; 223(2):312-317. PMID: 34119328; PMCID: PMC8648850.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    48. Joung RH, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Behind the Curtain-Implications of Anesthesia Volume on Outcomes. JAMA Surg. 2021 05 01; 156(5):488. PMID: 33729453; PMCID: PMC8363949.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    49. Bilimoria KY, Zhan T, Durst DA, Merkow RP, Sama PR, Bahaveolos SA, Chrisman HB. Comparison of Patient Experience with Telehealth vs. In-Person Visits Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 Aug; 47(8):533-536. PMID: 33602630; PMCID: PMC7844377.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    50. Joung RH, Merkow RP. Is it Time to Abandon 30-Day Mortality as a Quality Measure? Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Mar; 28(3):1263-1264. PMID: 33393040; PMCID: PMC8148608.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    51. Fischer CP, Cohen ME, Merkow RP. Reliability of Surgical Risk Calculator Performance Assessment in Single-Institution Data. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 12; 231(6):656-657. PMID: 33243396; PMCID: PMC8855530.
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    52. Pitt SC, Merkow RP. Disparities Research-Mitigating Inequities in Surgical Care. JAMA Surg. 2020 11 01; 155(11):1012-1014. PMID: 32857115; PMCID: PMC8822474.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    53. Schlick CJR, Yuce TK, Yang AD, McGee MF, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. A postdischarge venous thromboembolism risk calculator for inflammatory bowel disease surgery. Surgery. 2021 02; 169(2):240-247. PMID: 33077197; PMCID: PMC7856037.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    54. Liu JY, Merkow RP, Cohen ME, Bilimoria K, Ko CY, Sweeney JF, Sharma J. Association of Weekend Effect With Recovery After Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2020 10 01; 155(10):988-990. PMID: 32845300; PMCID: PMC7450403.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    55. Ellis RJ, Yuce TK, Hewitt DB, Merkow RP, Kinnier CV, Johnson JK, Bilimoria KY. National Evaluation of Patient Preferences in Selecting Hospitals and Health Care Providers. Med Care. 2020 10; 58(10):867-873. PMID: 32732781; PMCID: PMC7492361.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    56. Schlick CJR, Ellis RJ, Merkow RP, Yang AD, Bentrem DJ. Development and validation of a risk calculator for post-discharge venous thromboembolism following hepatectomy for malignancy. HPB (Oxford). 2021 05; 23(5):723-732. PMID: 32988755; PMCID: PMC7990740.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    57. Yuce TK, Holmstrom A, Soper NJ, Nagle AP, Hungness ES, Merkow RP, Teitelbaum EN. Complications and Readmissions Associated with First Assistant Training Level Following Elective Bariatric Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2021 08; 25(8):1948-1954. PMID: 32930915; PMCID: PMC7956903.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    58. Brajcich BC, Bentrem DJ, Yang AD, Cohen ME, Ellis RJ, Mahalingam D, Mulcahy MF, Lidsky ME, Allen PJ, Merkow RP. Short-Term Risk of Performing Concurrent Procedures with Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Placement. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec; 27(13):5098-5106. PMID: 32740732; PMCID: PMC7746211.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    59. Merkow RP, Shan Y, Gupta AR, Yang AD, Sama P, Schumacher M, Cooke D, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. A Comprehensive Estimation of the Costs of 30-Day Postoperative Complications Using Actual Costs from Multiple, Diverse Hospitals. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020 10; 46(10):558-564. PMID: 32888813; PMCID: PMC8822472.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    60. Schlick CJR, Merkow RP, Yang AD, Bentrem DJ. Post-discharge venous thromboembolism after pancreatectomy for malignancy: Predicting risk based on preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Sep; 122(4):675-683. PMID: 32531819; PMCID: PMC7755307.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    61. Schlick CJR, Khorfan R, Odell DD, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ. Adequate Lymphadenectomy as a Quality Measure in Esophageal Cancer: Is there an Association with Treatment Approach? Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Oct; 27(11):4443-4456. PMID: 32519142; PMCID: PMC7282211.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    62. Brajcich BC, Merkow RP. A Textbook Answer to the Debate About Medicare's Prospective Payment System Exemption? Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Jun; 27(6):1730-1732. PMID: 32266571.
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    63. Merkow RP, Schwartz TA, Nathens AB. Practical Guide to Comparative Effectiveness Research Using Observational Data. JAMA Surg. 2020 04 01; 155(4):349-350. PMID: 31995146.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    64. Ellis RJ, Brajcich BC, Ko CY, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Yopp AC, D'Angelica MI, Merkow RP. Hospital variation in use of prophylactic drains following hepatectomy. HPB (Oxford). 2020 10; 22(10):1471-1479. PMID: 32173175; PMCID: PMC8385641.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    65. Liu JY, Ellis RJ, Hu QL, Cohen ME, Hoyt DB, Yang AD, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Pawlik TM, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Post Hepatectomy Liver Failure Risk Calculator for Preoperative and Early Postoperative Period Following Major Hepatectomy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 27(8):2868-2876. PMID: 32103417.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    66. Massarweh NN, LeMaire SA, Merkow RP. Preserving an Academic Mission in the Face of Clinical Productivity Targets: Where Is the Academic Surgeon's Carrot? Ann Surg. 2020 02; 271(2):223-224. PMID: 31188219.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    67. Yuce TK, Ellis RJ, Chung J, Merkow RP, Yang AD, Soper NJ, Tanner EJ, Schaeffer EM, Bilimoria KY, Auffenberg GB. Association between surgical approach and survival following resection of abdominopelvic malignancies. J Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar; 121(4):620-629. PMID: 31970787; PMCID: PMC7755029.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    68. Schlick CJR, Khorfan R, Odell DD, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ. Margin Positivity in Resectable Esophageal Cancer: Are there Modifiable Risk Factors? Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 May; 27(5):1496-1507. PMID: 31933223; PMCID: PMC7321808.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    69. Ellis RJ, Zhang LM, Ko CY, Cohen ME, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD, Talamonti MS, Merkow RP. Variation in Hospital Utilization of Minimally Invasive Distal Pancreatectomy for Localized Pancreatic Neoplasms. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 12; 24(12):2780-2788. PMID: 31768832; PMCID: PMC7747057.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    70. Khorfan R, Schlick CJR, Yang AD, Odell DD, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP. Utilization of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Its Association with Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Gastric Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 02; 24(2):243-252. PMID: 31749097; PMCID: PMC7485620.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    71. Ellis RJ, Ho JW, Schlick CJR, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD. National Use of Chemotherapy in Initial Management of Stage I Pancreatic Cancer and Failure to Perform Subsequent Resection. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Mar; 27(3):909-918. PMID: 31691112; PMCID: PMC7004866.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    72. Ellis RJ, Holmstrom AL, Hewitt DB, Engelhardt KE, Yang AD, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Hu YY. A comprehensive national survey on thoughts of leaving residency, alternative career paths, and reasons for staying in general surgery training. Am J Surg. 2020 02; 219(2):227-232. PMID: 31679652; PMCID: PMC7024040.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    73. Ellis RJ, Hewitt DB, Hu YY, Johnson JK, Merkow RP, Yang AD, Potts JR, Hoyt DB, Buyske J, Bilimoria KY. An Empirical National Assessment of the Learning Environment and Factors Associated With Program Culture. Ann Surg. 2019 10; 270(4):585-592. PMID: 31425291; PMCID: PMC6896212.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    74. Chung JW, Dahlke AR, Barnard C, DeLancey JO, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. The Centers For Medicare And Medicaid Services Hospital Ratings: Pitfalls Of Grading On A Single Curve. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 09; 38(9):1523-1529. PMID: 31479370.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    75. Schlick CJR, Liu JY, Yang AD, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Pre-Operative, Intra-Operative, and Post-Operative Factors Associated with Post-Discharge Venous Thromboembolism Following Colorectal Cancer Resection. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 01; 24(1):144-154. PMID: 31420856; PMCID: PMC6992485.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    76. Yuce TK, Ellis RJ, Merkow RP, Soper NJ, Bilimoria KY, Odell DD. Post-operative complications and readmissions following outpatient elective Nissen fundoplication. Surg Endosc. 2020 05; 34(5):2143-2148. PMID: 31388808; PMCID: PMC7382912.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    77. Merkow RP, Yang AD, Pavey E, Song MW, Chung JW, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Comparison of Hospitals Affiliated With PPS-Exempt Cancer Centers, Other Hospitals Affiliated With NCI-Designated Cancer Centers, and Other Hospitals That Provide Cancer Care. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Aug 01; 179(8):1043-1051. PMID: 31206142; PMCID: PMC6580440.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    
    78. Ellis RJ, Schlick CJR, Feinglass J, Mulcahy MF, Benson AB, Kircher SM, Yang TD, Odell DD, Bilimoria K, Merkow RP. Failure to administer recommended chemotherapy: acceptable variation or cancer care quality blind spot? BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 02; 29(2):103-112. PMID: 31366576; PMCID: PMC7382916.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    79. Hu QL, Liu JB, Ellis RJ, Liu JY, Yang AD, D'Angelica MI, Ko CY, Merkow RP. Association of preoperative biliary drainage technique with postoperative outcomes among patients with resectable hepatobiliary malignancy. HPB (Oxford). 2020 02; 22(2):249-257. PMID: 31350104; PMCID: PMC8319720.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    80. Ellis RJ, Schlick CJR, Yang AD, Barber EL, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Utilization and Treatment Patterns of Cytoreduction Surgery and Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Jan; 27(1):214-221. PMID: 31187369.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    81. Ellis RJ, Brock Hewitt D, Liu JB, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Yang AD. Preoperative risk evaluation for pancreatic fistula after pancreaticoduodenectomy. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jun; 119(8):1128-1134. PMID: 30951614; PMCID: PMC6894415.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    82. Ellis RJ, Angelos P, Jarnagin WR, Kemeny NE, Merkow RP. Abrupt Discontinuation of the Codman Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump: Considerations in the Era of Precision Medicine. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 08; 229(2):217-219. PMID: 30878584; PMCID: PMC7549075.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    83. Schlick CJR, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ. Nonresectional regional therapies for metastatic colorectal cancer to the liver. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Apr; 119(5):636-641. PMID: 30825217.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    84. Ellis RJ, Gupta AR, Hewitt DB, Merkow RP, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Yang AD. Risk factors for post-pancreaticoduodenectomy delayed gastric emptying in the absence of pancreatic fistula or intra-abdominal infection. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jun; 119(7):925-931. PMID: 30737792; PMCID: PMC7747058.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    85. Engelhardt KE, Matulewicz RS, DeLancey JO, Merkow RP, Quinn CM, Kreutzer L, Bilimoria KY. Physician characteristics associated with patient experience scores: implications for adjusting public reporting of individual physician scores. BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 05; 28(5):412-415. PMID: 30487182.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    86. Berger ER, Bilimoria KY, Kinnier CV, Minami CA, Bethke KP, Hansen NM, Merkow RP, Winchester DP, Yang AD. Assessment of hospital-level adjusted breast cancer sentinel lymph node positivity rates. J Surg Oncol. 2019 Jan; 119(1):101-108. PMID: 30481371; PMCID: PMC7775040.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    87. Kelz RR, Sellers MM, Merkow R, Aggarwal R, Ko CY. Defining the Content for a Quality and Safety in Surgery Curriculum Using a Nominal Group Technique. J Surg Educ. 2019 May - Jun; 76(3):795-801. PMID: 30466885.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    88. Lee SY, Goh BKP, Sepideh G, Allen JC, Merkow RP, Teo JY, Chandra D, Koh YX, Tan EK, Kam JH, Cheow PC, Chow PKH, Ooi LLPJ, Chung AYF, D'Angelica MI, Jarnagin WR, Peter Kingham T, Chan CY. Laparoscopic Liver Resection Difficulty Score-a Validation Study. J Gastrointest Surg. 2019 03; 23(3):545-555. PMID: 30421119; PMCID: PMC7545446.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    89. Blay E, Huang R, Chung JW, Yang AD, DeLancey JO, Merkow RP, Barnard C, Bilimoria KY. Evaluating the Impact of the Venous Thromboembolism Outcome Measure on the PSI 90 Composite Quality Metric. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019 03; 45(3):148-155. PMID: 30292465.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    90. Merkow RP, Rademaker AW, Bilimoria KY. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: National Cancer Database (NCDB). JAMA Surg. 2018 09 01; 153(9):850-851. PMID: 29617542.
      Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    91. Hewitt DB, Merkow RP, DeLancey JO, Wayne JD, Hyngstrom JR, Russell MC, Gerami P, Balch CM, Bilimoria KY. National practice patterns of completion lymph node dissection for sentinel node-positive melanoma. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep; 118(3):493-500. PMID: 30098302.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    92. Ellis RJ, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program-Targeting Weaknesses and Finding the Readmission Floor. JAMA Surg. 2018 03 01; 153(3):251. PMID: 29167865.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    93. Corrias G, Huicochea Castellanos S, Merkow R, Langan R, Balachandran V, Ragucci M, Carollo G, Mancini M, Saba L, Mannelli L. Does Second Reader Opinion Affect Patient Management in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma? Acad Radiol. 2018 07; 25(7):825-832. PMID: 29373213; PMCID: PMC5995638.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    94. Merkow RP, Korenstein D, Baxi SS. Consider Quality of Life to Improve Quality of Cancer Guidelines-Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 10 01; 177(10):1538-1539. PMID: 28973281.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    95. Merkow RP, Herrera G, Goldman DA, Gerdes H, Schattner MA, Markowitz AJ, Strong VE, Brennan MF, Coit DG. Endoscopic Ultrasound as a Pretreatment Clinical Staging Tool for Gastric Cancer: Association with Pathology and Outcome. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Nov; 24(12):3658-3666. PMID: 28815443.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    96. Shah R, Pavey E, Ju M, Merkow R, Rajaram R, Wandling MW, Cohen ME, Dahlke A, Yang A, Bilimoria K. Evaluation of readmissions due to surgical site infections: A potential target for quality improvement. Am J Surg. 2017 Nov; 214(5):773-779. PMID: 28637590.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    97. Ellis RJ, Merkow RP. Exploring the Underlying Mechanisms of the Volume-Outcome Relationship in Complex Cancer Care. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Aug; 24(8):2067-2068. PMID: 28477087.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    98. Merkow RP, Korenstein D, Yeahia R, Bach PB, Baxi SS. Quality of Cancer Surveillance Clinical Practice Guidelines: Specificity and Consistency of Recommendations. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 05 01; 177(5):701-709. PMID: 28319242; PMCID: PMC5590752.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    99. Berian JR, Paruch JL, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Dahlke AR, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Does Performance Vary Within the Same Hospital When Separately Examining Different Patient Subgroups? J Am Coll Surg. 2016 05; 222(5):790-797.e1. PMID: 27016904.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    100. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Reply to Letter: "Extended Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis After Colorectal Cancer Resection: A UK Perspective". Ann Surg. 2016 Feb; 263(2):e27. PMID: 25371125.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    101. Palis BE, Merkow RP, Posner MC, Ferguson MK, Winchester DP, Pezzi CM, In H. Doubling of 30-Day Mortality by 90 Days After Esophagectomy: A Critical Measure of Outcomes for Quality Improvement. Ann Surg. 2016 Feb; 263(2):286-91. PMID: 25915912.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    102. Benjamin A, Merkow RP. Importance of Adequate Lymphadenectomy in Gastrointestinal Cancer. Cancer Treat Res. 2016; 168:331-43. PMID: 29206381.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    103. Merkow RP, Hall BL, Ko CY. Reply to Letter: "Ability to Prevent Death as a Sequelae of Morbidity May Be an Additional Indicator of Hospital Quality". Ann Surg. 2015 Jun; 261(6):e158-9. PMID: 24263330.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    104. Merkow RP, Ju MH, Chung JW, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Williams MV, Tsai TC, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Underlying reasons associated with hospital readmission following surgery in the United States. JAMA. 2015 Feb 03; 313(5):483-95. PMID: 25647204.
      Citations: 209     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    105. Kester BS, Merkow RP, Ju MH, Peabody TD, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of post-discharge venous thromboembolism on hospital quality comparisons following hip and knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Sep 03; 96(17):1476-84. PMID: 25187587.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    106. Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, Paruch JL, Fleming JB, Talamonti MS, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP. Postoperative complications reduce adjuvant chemotherapy use in resectable pancreatic cancer. Ann Surg. 2014 Aug; 260(2):372-7. PMID: 24374509.
      Citations: 134     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    107. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Keswani RN, Chung J, Sherman KL, Knab LM, Posner MC, Bentrem DJ. Treatment trends, risk of lymph node metastasis, and outcomes for localized esophageal cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2014 Jul; 106(7). PMID: 25031273.
      Citations: 62     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    108. Bilimoria KY, Sohn MW, Oh EH, Sellers MM, Paruch JL, Chung JW, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP. Adherence with postdischarge venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis recommendations after colorectal cancer surgery among elderly Medicare beneficiaries. Ann Surg. 2014 Jul; 260(1):103-8. PMID: 24169191.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    109. Chung JW, Paruch JL, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Relationship between cancer center accreditation and performance on publicly reported quality measures. Ann Surg. 2014 Jun; 259(6):1091-7. PMID: 24509202.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    110. Merkow RP. Is there a role for extended venous thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis in IBD? Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Apr; 57(4):413-4. PMID: 24608295.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    111. Dahlke AR, Merkow RP, Chung JW, Kinnier CV, Cohen ME, Sohn MW, Paruch J, Holl JL, Bilimoria KY. Comparison of postoperative complication risk prediction approaches based on factors known preoperatively to surgeons versus patients. Surgery. 2014 Jul; 156(1):39-45. PMID: 24890570.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    112. Paruch JL, Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Ko CY, Posner MC, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Weber SM. Impact of hepatectomy surgical complexity on outcomes and hospital quality rankings. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun; 21(6):1773-80. PMID: 24558060.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    113. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Pitt HA, Winchester DP, Posner MC, Ko CY, Pawlik TM. National assessment of margin status as a quality indicator after pancreatic cancer surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Apr; 21(4):1067-74. PMID: 24337612.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    114. Bentrem DJ, Mulcahy MF, Chung JW, Abbott DE, Kmiecik TE, Stewart AK, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Merkow RP. Effect of postoperative complications on adjuvant chemotherapy use for stage III colon cancer. Ann Surg. 2013 Dec; 258(6):847-53. PMID: 24169157.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    115. Chung JW, Sohn MW, Merkow RP, Oh EH, Minami C, Black BS, Bilimoria KY. Development of a composite measure of state-level malpractice environment. Health Serv Res. 2014 Apr; 49(2):751-66. PMID: 24117397; PMCID: PMC3976196.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    116. Kester BS, Wayne JD, Ross MI, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. An opportunity to ensure high-quality melanoma care through the use of a preoperative treatment algorithm. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Nov; 20(12):3976-83. PMID: 23860805.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    117. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Cohen ME, Paruch JL, Weber SM, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of cancer surgery complexity on short-term outcomes, risk predictions, and hospital comparisons. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Oct; 217(4):685-93. PMID: 23830986.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    118. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Chung JW, Paruch JL, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Differences in patients, surgical complexity, and outcomes after cancer surgery at National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers compared to other hospitals. Med Care. 2013 Jul; 51(7):606-13. PMID: 23604012.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    119. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Surgical quality measurement: an evolving science. JAMA Surg. 2013 Jul; 148(7):586-7. PMID: 23864242.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    120. Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Zhou L, Huffman K, Wang X, Liu Y, Kraemer K, Meng X, Merkow R, Chow W, Matel B, Richards K, Hart AJ, Dimick JB, Hall BL. Optimizing ACS NSQIP modeling for evaluation of surgical quality and risk: patient risk adjustment, procedure mix adjustment, shrinkage adjustment, and surgical focus. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Aug; 217(2):336-46.e1. PMID: 23628227.
      Citations: 152     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    121. Davila AA, Mioton LM, Chow G, Wang E, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Fine N, Kim JY. Immediate two-stage tissue expander breast reconstruction compared with one-stage permanent implant breast reconstruction: a multi-institutional comparison of short-term complications. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013 Oct; 47(5):344-9. PMID: 23547540.
      Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    122. Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Shah AM, Wang CE, Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ. Assessment of advanced gastric cancer management in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jul; 20(7):2124-31. PMID: 23543196.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    123. Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Wang X, Adams JL, Chow WB, Lawson EH, Bilimoria KY, Richards K, Ko CY. Validity and feasibility of the american college of surgeons colectomy composite outcome quality measure. Ann Surg. 2013 Mar; 257(3):483-9. PMID: 23299518.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    124. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Sherman KL, McCarter MD, Gordon HS, Bentrem DJ. Efficiency of colorectal cancer care among veterans: analysis of treatment wait times at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Jul; 9(4):e154-63. PMID: 23942933; PMCID: PMC3710183.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    125. Abbott DE, Tzeng CW, Merkow RP, Cantor SB, Chang GJ, Katz MH, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY, Crane CH, Varadhachary GR, Abbruzzese JL, Wolff RA, Lee JE, Evans DB, Fleming JB. The cost-effectiveness of neoadjuvant chemoradiation is superior to a surgery-first approach in the treatment of pancreatic head adenocarcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec; 20 Suppl 3:S500-8. PMID: 23397153.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    126. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ, Winchester DP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of including cancer-specific variables on risk-adjusted hospital surgical quality comparisons. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun; 20(6):1766-73. PMID: 23354565.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    127. Hayman AV, Fisher MJ, Kluz T, Merkow RP, Wang EC, Bentrem DJ. Is Illinois heeding the call to regionalize pancreatic surgery? J Surg Oncol. 2013 Jun; 107(7):685-91. PMID: 23335035.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    128. Sellers MM, Merkow RP, Halverson A, Hinami K, Kelz RR, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Validation of new readmission data in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Mar; 216(3):420-7. PMID: 23332220.
      Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    129. Merkow RP, Kmiecik TE, Bentrem DJ, Winchester DP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Effect of including cancer-specific variables on models examining short-term outcomes. Cancer. 2013 Apr 01; 119(7):1412-9. PMID: 23184472.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    130. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Phillips JD, DeCamp MM, Sherman KL, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Short-term outcomes after esophagectomy at 164 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program hospitals: effect of operative approach and hospital-level variation. Arch Surg. 2012 Nov; 147(11):1009-16. PMID: 23165615.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    131. Chow WB, Merkow RP, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY. Association between postoperative complications and reoperation for patients undergoing geriatric surgery and the effect of reoperation on mortality. Am Surg. 2012 Oct; 78(10):1137-42. PMID: 23025958.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    132. Abbott DE, Merkow RP, Cantor SB, Fleming JB, Varadhachary GR, Crane C, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies for pancreatic head adenocarcinoma and potential opportunities for improvement. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Nov; 19(12):3659-67. PMID: 22965567.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    133. Chow WB, Rosenthal RA, Merkow RP, Ko CY, Esnaola NF, American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, American Geriatrics Society. Optimal preoperative assessment of the geriatric surgical patient: a best practices guideline from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and the American Geriatrics Society. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct; 215(4):453-66. PMID: 22917646.
      Citations: 219     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    134. Sherman KL, Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Wang CE, Mulcahy MF, Benson AB, Bentrem DJ. Treatment trends and predictors of adjuvant and neoadjuvant therapy for gastric adenocarcinoma in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Feb; 20(2):362-70. PMID: 22890592.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    135. Merkow RP, Bentrem DJ. Importance of and adherence to lymph node staging standards in gastrointestinal cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2012 Jul; 21(3):407-16, viii. PMID: 22583990.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    136. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. Currently available quality improvement initiatives in surgical oncology. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2012 Jul; 21(3):367-75, vii. PMID: 22583986.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    137. Ko CY, Merkow RP. Outcomes research in surgical oncology. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2012 Jul; 21(3):xv-xvi. PMID: 22583999.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    138. Phillips JD, Merkow RP, Sherman KL, DeCamp MM, Bentrem DJ, Bilimoria KY. Factors affecting selection of operative approach and subsequent short-term outcomes after anatomic resection for lung cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Aug; 215(2):206-15. PMID: 22676962.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    139. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Chow WB, Merkow JS, Weyant MJ, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Variation in lymph node examination after esophagectomy for cancer in the United States. Arch Surg. 2012 Jun; 147(6):505-11. PMID: 22351873.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    140. Merkow RP, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Dimick JB, Wang E, Chow WB, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY. Relevance of the c-statistic when evaluating risk-adjustment models in surgery. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 May; 214(5):822-30. PMID: 22440055.
      Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    141. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL. Interpretation of the C-statistic in the context of ACS-NSQIP models. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Dec; 18 Suppl 3:S295; author reply S296. PMID: 21063789.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    142. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Chow WB, Gordon HS, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Effect of histologic subtype on treatment and outcomes for esophageal cancer in the United States. Cancer. 2012 Jul 01; 118(13):3268-76. PMID: 22006369.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    143. Hutter MM, Schirmer BD, Jones DB, Ko CY, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Nguyen NT. First report from the American College of Surgeons Bariatric Surgery Center Network: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy has morbidity and effectiveness positioned between the band and the bypass. Ann Surg. 2011 Sep; 254(3):410-20; discussion 420-2. PMID: 21865942; PMCID: PMC3339264.
      Citations: 240     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    144. Merkow RP, Ko CY. Evidence-based medicine in surgery: the importance of both experimental and observational study designs. JAMA. 2011 Jul 27; 306(4):436-7. PMID: 21791695.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    145. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Chow WB, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Use of multimodality neoadjuvant therapy for esophageal cancer in the United States: assessment of 987 hospitals. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Feb; 19(2):357-64. PMID: 21769460.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    146. Bilimoria KY, Wayne JD, Merkow RP, Abbott DE, Cormier JN, Feig BW, Hunt KK, Pisters PW, Pollock R, Bentrem DJ. Incorporation of adjuvant therapy into the multimodality management of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach in the United States. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Jan; 19(1):184-91. PMID: 21725688.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    147. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Cohen ME, Barnett CC, Raval MV, Caprini JA, Gordon HS, Ko CY, Bentrem DJ. Post-discharge venous thromboembolism after cancer surgery: extending the case for extended prophylaxis. Ann Surg. 2011 Jul; 254(1):131-7. PMID: 21527843.
      Citations: 63     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    148. Merkow RP, Sun JH. Metastatic adenocarcinoma arising within a diverticulum: endoscopist's nightmare. Am Surg. 2011 Jan; 77(1):109-10. PMID: 21396317.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    149. Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Merkow RP, Wang X, Bentrem DJ, Ingraham AM, Richards K, Hall BL, Ko CY. Comparison of outlier identification methods in hospital surgical quality improvement programs. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Oct; 14(10):1600-7. PMID: 20824379.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    150. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY. A common question revisited: can differences in clinical severity explain the volume-outcome relationship? Surgery. 2010 May; 147(5):610-1. PMID: 20403514.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    151. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Richards K, Ko CY, Hall BL. Variability in reoperation rates at 182 hospitals: a potential target for quality improvement. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Nov; 209(5):557-64. PMID: 19854394.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    152. Merkow RP, Bilimoria KY, McCarter MD, Bentrem DJ. Effect of body mass index on short-term outcomes after colectomy for cancer. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jan; 208(1):53-61. PMID: 19228503.
      Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    153. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Nelson H, Wang E, Ko CY, Soper NJ. Laparoscopic-assisted vs. open colectomy for cancer: comparison of short-term outcomes from 121 hospitals. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Nov; 12(11):2001-9. PMID: 18575941.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    154. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Tomlinson JS, Merkow RP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Prystowsky JB, Talamonti MS. Quality of pancreatic cancer care at Veterans Administration compared with non-Veterans Administration hospitals. Am J Surg. 2007 Nov; 194(5):588-93. PMID: 17936418.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    155. Bilimoria KY, Tomlinson JS, Merkow RP, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Talamonti MS, Bentrem DJ. Clinicopathologic features and treatment trends of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: analysis of 9,821 patients. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Nov; 11(11):1460-7; discussion 1467-9. PMID: 17846854.
      Citations: 57     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    156. Bilimoria KY, Bentrem DJ, Merkow RP, Tomlinson JS, Stewart AK, Ko CY, Talamonti MS. Application of the pancreatic adenocarcinoma staging system to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. J Am Coll Surg. 2007 Oct; 205(4):558-63. PMID: 17903729.
      Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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