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Anjana Pillai

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentMedicine-Gastroenterology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FLMD
    University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, ILInternal Medicine
    Cleveland Clinic , Cleveland, OHGastroenterology and Hepatology
    Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, ILTransplant Hepatology

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    1. Sharma R, Pillai A, Marron TU, Fessas P, Saeed A, Jun T, Dharmapuri S, Szafron D, Naqash AR, Gampa A, Wang Y, Khan U, Muzaffar M, Lee CJ, Lee PC, Bulumulle A, Paul S, Bettinger D, Hildebrand H, Yehia M, Pressiani T, Kaseb A, Huang YH, Ang C, Kudo M, Nishida N, Personeni N, Rimassa L, Pinato DJ. Patterns and outcomes of subsequent therapy after immune checkpoint inhibitor discontinuation in HCC. Hepatol Commun. 2022 Apr 28. PMID: 35481940.
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    2. Baikpour M, Carlos A, Morasse R, Gissel H, Perez-Gutierrez V, Nino J, Amaya-Suarez J, Ali F, Toledano T, Arampulikan J, Gold M, Venugopal U, Pillai A, Omonuwa K, Menon V. Role of a Chest X-ray Severity Score in a Multivariable Predictive Model for Mortality in Patients with COVID-19: A Single-Center, Retrospective Study. J Clin Med. 2022 Apr 12; 11(8). PMID: 35456249.
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    3. Aniemeka C, Pillai AA. HCC Mortality Trends-In with ALD (and NAFLD) and Out with HCV. Dig Dis Sci. 2022 Mar 14. PMID: 35288830.
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    4. Pillai AA, Kriss M, Al-Adra DP, Chadha RM, Cushing MM, Farsad K, Fortune BE, Hess AS, Lewandowski R, Nadim MK, Nydam T, Sharma P, Karvellas CJ, Intagliata N. Coagulopathy and hemostasis management in patients undergoing liver transplantation: Defining a dynamic spectrum across phases of care. Liver Transpl. 2022 Mar 07. PMID: 35253365.
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    5. Wang J, Pillai AA. Editorial: concurrent fatty liver and chronic viral hepatitis: a dual calamity leading to increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma? Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2022 02; 55(4):479-480. PMID: 35092049.
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    6. Hutchison AL, Cifu AS, Pillai AA. Discarding Dichotomization: Retrieving Data in the Service of Patient Care. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2022 Jan; 19(1):12-16. PMID: 35106143.
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    7. Muhammed A, Fulgenzi CAM, Dharmapuri S, Pinter M, Balcar L, Scheiner B, Marron TU, Jun T, Saeed A, Hildebrand H, Muzaffar M, Navaid M, Naqash AR, Gampa A, Ozbek U, Lin JY, Perone Y, Vincenzi B, Silletta M, Pillai A, Wang Y, Khan U, Huang YH, Bettinger D, Abugabal YI, Kaseb A, Pressiani T, Personeni N, Rimassa L, Nishida N, Di Tommaso L, Kudo M, Vogel A, Mauri FA, Cortellini A, Sharma R, D'Alessio A, Ang C, Pinato DJ. The Systemic Inflammatory Response Identifies Patients with Adverse Clinical Outcome from Immunotherapy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Dec 31; 14(1). PMID: 35008350.
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    8. Desai N, Pillai AA. The New Era of Liver Transplantation for Cholangiocarcinoma: No Longer Just a 1-Man Show. Liver Transpl. 2022 03; 28(3):355-356. PMID: 34826202.
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    9. Fessas P, Naeem M, Pinter M, Marron TU, Szafron D, Balcar L, Saeed A, Jun T, Dharmapuri S, Gampa A, Wang Y, Khan U, Muzaffar M, Navaid M, Lee PC, Bulumulle A, Yu B, Paul S, Nimkar N, Bettinger D, Hildebrand H, Abugabal YI, Pressiani T, Personeni N, Nishida N, Kudo M, Kaseb A, Huang YH, Ang C, Pillai A, Rimassa L, Naqash AR, Sharon E, Cortellini A, Pinato DJ. Early Antibiotic Exposure Is Not Detrimental to Therapeutic Effect from Immunotherapy in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Liver Cancer. 2021 Nov; 10(6):583-592. PMID: 34950181.
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    10. Pinato DJ, Marron TU, Mishra-Kalyani PS, Gong Y, Wei G, Szafron D, Sharon E, Saeed A, Jun T, Dharmapuri S, Naqash AR, Peeraphatdit T, Gampa A, Wang Y, Khan U, Muzaffar M, Navaid M, Lee CJ, Lee PC, Bulumulle A, Yu B, Paul S, Nimkar N, Bettinger D, Hildebrand H, Abugabal YI, Pressiani T, Personeni N, D'Alessio A, Kaseb AO, Huang YH, Ang C, Schneider J, Pillai A, Rimassa L, Goldberg KB, Pazdur R, Theoret M, Lemery S, Fashoyin-Aje ', Cortellini A, Pelosof L. Treatment-related toxicity and improved outcome from immunotherapy in hepatocellular cancer: Evidence from an FDA pooled analysis of landmark clinical trials with validation from routine practice. Eur J Cancer. 2021 11; 157:140-152. PMID: 34508996.
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    11. Aby ES, Kriss M, Rubin DT, Pillai A. How to Navigate National Societal Organizations for Leadership Development and Academic Promotion: A Guide for Trainees and Young Faculty. Gastroenterology. 2021 11; 161(5):1361-1365. PMID: 34464630.
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    12. Mikolajczyk AE, Zilberstein N, McConville JF, Pan A, Aronsohn AI, Te HS, Reddy G, Paul S, Pillai A, Charlton M, Farnan JM. Mandatory Hepatology Education for Internal Medicine Residents: Long-Term Effects and Implications for Workforce Needs. Hepatol Commun. 2021 11; 5(11):1953-1963. PMID: 34558840.
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    13. Yu Q, Liu C, Pillai A, Ahmed O. Twenty Years of Radiation Therapy of Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarinoma: Internal or External? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Liver Cancer. 2021 Sep; 10(5):433-450. PMID: 34721506.
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    14. Cotter TG, Minhem M, Wang J, Peeraphatdit T, Ayoub F, Pillai A, Hernandez-Alejandro R, di Sabato D, Charlton M. Living Donor Liver Transplantation in the United States: Evolution of Frequency, Outcomes, Center Volumes, and Factors Associated With Outcomes. Liver Transpl. 2021 07; 27(7):1019-1031. PMID: 33619854.
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    15. Parikh ND, Pillai A. Recent Advances in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Treatment. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2021 10; 19(10):2020-2024. PMID: 34116048.
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    16. Wang J, Pillai A. Systemic Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2021 May; 17(5):337-340. PMID: 34136138.
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    17. Hutchison AL, Pillai A. The effect of COVID-19 on liver transplantation: impact, practice patterns, therapeutics, and next steps. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2021 06 01; 26(3):339-345. PMID: 33938470.
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    18. Patel P, Pillai A. Liver Transplantation Services During the Time of COVID-19. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2021 Aug 28; 9(4):587-591. PMID: 34447689.
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    19. Woolen SA, Singal AG, Davenport MS, Troost JP, Khalatbari S, Mittal S, Siddiqui S, Fobar A, Morris J, Odewole M, Tapper EB, Pillai A, Parikh ND. Patient Preferences for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance Parameters. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 01; 20(1):204-215.e6. PMID: 33618022.
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    20. Aitcheson G, Pillai A, Dahman B, John BV. Recent Advances in Systemic Therapies for Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Curr Hepatol Rep. 2021; 20(1):23-33. PMID: 33552839.
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    21. Badar W, Van Ha T, Zangan S, Navuluri R, Pillai A, Baker T, Dalag L, Han R, Ahmed O. Safety and efficacy of repeat Y90 radioembolization to the same hepatic arterial territory. Br J Radiol. 2021 Mar 01; 94(1119):20200752. PMID: 33411569.
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    22. Patel P, Wang J, Pillai A. CON: Liver Transplant Should Not Be Performed in Patients With Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2020 Nov; 16(5):182-185. PMID: 33318784.
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    23. Pillai A, Ahn J, Kulik L. Integrating Genomics Into Clinical Practice in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: The Challenges Ahead. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 12; 115(12):1960-1969. PMID: 33038134.
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    24. Pillai AA, Ramanathan M, Kulik L. Locoregional Therapies for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: What Has Changed in the Past Ten Years? Clin Liver Dis. 2020 11; 24(4):681-700. PMID: 33012453.
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    25. Ahmed O, Pillai A. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Contemporary Approach to Locoregional Therapy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 11; 115(11):1733-1736. PMID: 33156085.
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    26. Venugopal U, Jilani N, Rabah S, Shariff MA, Jawed M, Mendez Batres A, Abubacker M, Menon S, Pillai A, Shabarek N, Kasubhai M, Dimitrov V, Menon V. SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence among health care workers in a New York City hospital: A cross-sectional analysis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Infect Dis. 2021 Jan; 102:63-69. PMID: 33075539.
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    27. Ferrante ND, Pillai A, Singal AG. Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2020 Oct; 16(10):506-516. PMID: 34017223.
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    28. Ahmed O, Pillai A. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Contemporary Approach to Locoregional Therapy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2020 Sep 30. PMID: 33009058.
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    29. Kim NJ, Rozenberg-Ben-Dror K, Jacob DA, Rich NE, Singal AG, Aby ES, Yang JD, Nguyen V, Pillai A, Fuchs M, Moon AM, Shroff H, Agarwal PD, Perumalswami P, Chandna S, Zhou K, Patel YA, Latt NL, Wong R, Duarte-Rojo A, Lindenmeyer CC, Frenette C, Ge J, Mehta N, Yao F, Benhammou JN, Bloom PP, Leise M, Kim HS, Levy C, Barnard A, Khalili M, Ioannou GN. Provider Attitudes Toward Risk-Based Hepatocellular Carcinoma Surveillance in Patients With Cirrhosis in the United States. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2022 01; 20(1):183-193. PMID: 32927050.
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    30. Cotter TG, Sandik├ži B, Paul S, Gampa A, Wang J, Te H, Pillai A, Reddy KG, di Sabato D, Little EC, Sundaram V, Fung J, Lucey MR, Charlton M. Liver transplantation for alcoholic hepatitis in the United States: Excellent outcomes with profound temporal and geographic variation in frequency. Am J Transplant. 2021 03; 21(3):1039-1055. PMID: 32531107.
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    31. Badar W, Van Ha T, Zangan S, Navuluri R, Pillai A, Baker T, Ahmed O. Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Therapy for Combined Hepatocellular and Cholangiocarcinoma. Gastrointest Tumors. 2020 Oct; 7(4):144-150. PMID: 33173778.
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    32. Lin A, Alpert L, Hart J, Chapman C, Pillai AA. Lymphoepithelioma-Like Carcinomas: A Rare Variant of Cholangiocarcinoma. Hepatology. 2020 07; 72(1):353-355. PMID: 31904867.
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    33. Parikh N, Pillai A. Positron Emission Tomography With Computed Tomography as a Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarker for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Ready for Prime Time? Liver Transpl. 2020 06; 26(6):746-747. PMID: 32286722.
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    34. Ahmed O, Salaskar AL, Zangan S, Pillai A, Baker T. Transsplenic portal vein recanalization and direct intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement to optimize liver transplantation. CVIR Endovasc. 2020 Jan 08; 3(1):5. PMID: 32026045.
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    35. Verna EC, Patel YA, Aggarwal A, Desai AP, Frenette C, Pillai AA, Salgia R, Seetharam A, Sharma P, Sherman C, Tsoulfas G, Yao FY. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Management after the transplant. Am J Transplant. 2020 02; 20(2):333-347. PMID: 31710773.
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    36. Cotter TG, Pillai AA. Consult for Portal Vein Thrombosis. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2019 Aug; 14(2):74-77. PMID: 31508225.
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    37. Singal AG, Rich NE, Mehta N, Branch AD, Pillai A, Hoteit M, Volk M, Odewole M, Scaglione S, Guy J, Said A, Feld JJ, John BV, Frenette C, Mantry P, Rangnekar AS, Oloruntoba O, Leise M, Jou JH, Bhamidimarri KR, Kulik L, Ioannou GN, Huang A, Tran T, Samant H, Dhanasekaran R, Duarte-Rojo A, Salgia R, Eswaran S, Jalal P, Flores A, Satapathy SK, Kagan S, Gopal P, Wong R, Parikh ND, Murphy CC. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection Is Associated With Increased Survival in Patients With a History of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Gastroenterology. 2019 11; 157(5):1253-1263.e2. PMID: 31374215.
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    38. Rich NE, Yang JD, Perumalswami PV, Alkhouri N, Jackson W, Parikh ND, Mehta N, Salgia R, Duarte-Rojo A, Kulik L, Rakoski M, Said A, Oloruntoba O, Ioannou GN, Hoteit MA, Moon AM, Rangnekar AS, Eswaran SL, Zheng E, Jou JH, Hanje J, Pillai A, Hernaez R, Wong R, Scaglione S, Samant H, Kapuria D, Chandna S, Rosenblatt R, Ajmera V, Frenette CT, Satapathy SK, Mantry P, Jalal P, John BV, Fix OK, Leise M, Lindenmeyer CC, Flores A, Patel N, Jiang ZG, Latt N, Dhanasekaran R, Odewole M, Kagan S, Marrero JA, Singal AG. Provider Attitudes and Practice Patterns for Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 04; 18(4):974-983. PMID: 31357028.
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    39. Mikolajczyk A, Yassan L, Pillai A. Approach to Evaluation of Multiple Liver Lesions-Reply. JAMA. 2019 05 28; 321(20):2031-2032. PMID: 31135844.
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    40. Pillai A, Couri T, Charlton M. Liver Allocation Policies in the USA: Past, Present, and the Future. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 04; 64(4):985-992. PMID: 30895482.
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    41. Couri T, Harmath C, Baker T, Pillai A. Acute portal vein thrombosis after liver transplant presenting with subtle ultrasound abnormalities: A case report and literature review. World J Hepatol. 2019 Feb 27; 11(2):234-241. PMID: 30820273.
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    42. Singal AG, Rich NE, Mehta N, Branch A, Pillai A, Hoteit M, Volk M, Odewole M, Scaglione S, Guy J, Said A, Feld JJ, John BV, Frenette C, Mantry P, Rangnekar AS, Oloruntoba O, Leise M, Jou JH, Bhamidimarri KR, Kulik L, Tran T, Samant H, Dhanasekaran R, Duarte-Rojo A, Salgia R, Eswaran S, Jalal P, Flores A, Satapathy SK, Wong R, Huang A, Misra S, Schwartz M, Mitrani R, Nakka S, Noureddine W, Ho C, Konjeti VR, Dao A, Nelson K, Delarosa K, Rahim U, Mavuram M, Xie JJ, Murphy CC, Parikh ND. Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy Not Associated With Recurrence of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in a Multicenter North American Cohort Study. Gastroenterology. 2019 05; 156(6):1683-1692.e1. PMID: 30660729.
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    43. Mikolajczyk AE, Yassan LJ, Pillai AA. A Patient With an Elevated a-Fetoprotein Level and Liver Masses. JAMA. 2019 Jan 01; 321(1):97-98. PMID: 30543371.
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    44. Couri T, Pillai A. Goals and targets for personalized therapy for HCC. Hepatol Int. 2019 Mar; 13(2):125-137. PMID: 30600478.
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    45. Pillai A. Mixed Hepatocellular-Cholangiocarcinoma: Is It Time to Rethink Consideration for Liver Transplantation? Liver Transpl. 2018 10; 24(10):1329-1330. PMID: 30118151.
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    46. Spengler EK, O'Leary JG, Te HS, Rogal S, Pillai AA, Al-Osaimi A, Desai A, Fleming JN, Ganger D, Seetharam A, Tsoulfas G, Montenovo M, Lai JC. Liver Transplantation in the Obese Cirrhotic Patient. Transplantation. 2017 10; 101(10):2288-2296. PMID: 28930104.
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    47. Pillai AA, Maheshwari R, Vora R, Norvell JP, Ford R, Parekh S, Cheng N, Patel A, Young N, Spivey JR, Mgbemena O, Wedd JP. Treatment of HCV infection in liver transplant recipients with ledipasvir and sofosbuvir without ribavirin. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 06; 45(11):1427-1432. PMID: 28382751.
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    48. Pillai AA, Anania FA, Pearlman BL. Caution: Reactivation of Hepatitis B during Hepatitis C Treatment with Direct-Acting Antiviral Therapy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Dec; 111(12):1854-1856. PMID: 27924099.
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    49. Ahn J, Lim JK, Lee HM, Lok AS, Nguyen M, Pan CQ, Mannalithara A, Te H, Reddy KR, Trinh H, Chu D, Tran T, Lau D, Leduc TS, Min A, Trong Le L, Bae H, Van Tran S, Do S, Hann HW, Wong C, Han S, Pillai A, Park JS, Tong M, Scaglione S, Woog J, Kim WR. Lower Observed Hepatocellular Carcinoma Incidence in Chronic Hepatitis B Patients Treated With Entecavir: Results of the ENUMERATE Study. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 09; 111(9):1297-304. PMID: 27325221.
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    50. Pillai AA, Wedd J, Norvell JP, Parekh S, Cheng N, Young N, Spivey JR, Ford R. Simeprevir and Sofosbuvir (SMV-SOF) for 12 Weeks for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Infection: A Real World (Transplant) Hepatology Practice Experience. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 Feb; 111(2):250-60. PMID: 26832650.
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    51. Huguenard AL, Nair KM, Pillai A. Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Setting of Portal Hypertension. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2016 Jan; 50(1):92-3. PMID: 26501881.
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    52. Kathpalia P, Bhatia A, Robertazzi S, Ahn J, Cohen SM, Sontag S, Luke A, Durazo-Arvizu R, Pillai AA. Indwelling peritoneal catheters in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. Intern Med J. 2015 Oct; 45(10):1026-31. PMID: 26122531.
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    53. Xing M, Webber G, Prajapati HJ, Chen Z, El-Rayes B, Spivey JR, Pillai AA, Kim HS. Preservation of quality of life with doxorubicin drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma: Longitudinal prospective study. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Jul; 30(7):1167-74. PMID: 25675849.
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    54. Collins JM, Raphael KL, Terry C, Cartwright EJ, Pillai A, Anania FA, Farley MM. Hepatitis B Virus Reactivation During Successful Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus With Sofosbuvir and Simeprevir. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 15; 61(8):1304-6. PMID: 26082511.
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    55. Huprikar S, Danziger-Isakov L, Ahn J, Naugler S, Blumberg E, Avery RK, Koval C, Lease ED, Pillai A, Doucette KE, Levitsky J, Morris MI, Lu K, McDermott JK, Mone T, Orlowski JP, Dadhania DM, Abbott K, Horslen S, Laskin BL, Mougdil A, Venkat VL, Korenblat K, Kumar V, Grossi P, Bloom RD, Brown K, Kotton CN, Kumar D. Solid organ transplantation from hepatitis B virus-positive donors: consensus guidelines for recipient management. Am J Transplant. 2015 May; 15(5):1162-72. PMID: 25707744.
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    56. Pillai AA. Management of de novo malignancies after liver transplantation. Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2015 Jan; 29(1):38-41. PMID: 25510578.
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    57. Singal AG, Pillai A, Tiro J. Early detection, curative treatment, and survival rates for hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in patients with cirrhosis: a meta-analysis. PLoS Med. 2014 Apr; 11(4):e1001624. PMID: 24691105.
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    58. Pillai AA, Lee VS, Wang E, Rinella ME, Levitsky J. Factors associated with sustained virological response in liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C. Transplant Proc. 2010 Nov; 42(9):3647-51. PMID: 21094833.
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    59. Pillai AA, Rinella ME. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: is bariatric surgery the answer? Clin Liver Dis. 2009 Nov; 13(4):689-710. PMID: 19818313.
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    60. Pillai AA, Levitsky J. Overview of immunosuppression in liver transplantation. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Sep 14; 15(34):4225-33. PMID: 19750565.
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    61. Hanouneh IA, Feldstein AE, Lopez R, Yerian L, Pillai A, Zein CO, Zein NN. Clinical significance of metabolic syndrome in the setting of chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 May; 6(5):584-9. PMID: 18455698.
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    62. Pillai A, Nelson R. Probiotics for treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated colitis in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2008 Jan 23; (1):CD004611. PMID: 18254055.
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