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  1. Wetstein PJ, Malloy AD, Aubin HT, Rowland MR, Sarkar J, Uyehara CFT. Differential effects of vasopressors on regional blood flow distribution during resuscitation in a porcine model of severe hemorrhagic shock. Oral Presentation at 2015 Bass Research Symposium, First Place. Honolulu, HI, May 2015.

  2. Malloy, AD, McEntire, S, Uyehara, CFT. Effects of glycemic control and enteral feeding on systemic organ perfusion, and endocrine regulation in a porcine (Sus scrofa) model of endotoxic shock. Poster Presentation at 2015 Donald Person Poster Session, First Place. Honolulu, HI, May 2015.

  3. Farmer D, Kurata W, Matsumoto K, Clark M, Pierce L. Long-Term Epigenetic Changes in the Hippocampus are Not Associated with Neuroinflammation in a Rat Model of Gulf War Illness. Oral Presentation at 2015 Bass Research Symposium, Second Place. Honolulu, HI, May 2015.

  4. Aubin HT, Campbell CE, Pierce LM. In vitro Comparison of Porcine and Rat Adipose-Derived Stem Cell-Seeded Synthetic and Biologic Surgical Meshes. Oral Presentation at 2015 Bass Research Symposium, Third Place. Honolulu, HI, May 2015.

  5. Clark ME, Woo RK, Johnson SM. Thoracoscopic Pleural Clipping for the Management of Congenital Chylothorax. American Pediatric Surgical Association annual meeting. Fort Lauderdale FL, May 2015.

  6. Wetstein PJ. Low Baseline Plasma Cirtulline Level Impairs Pulmonary Endothelial Nitric Oxide Function in a Porcine Model of Severe Hemorrhagic Shock. ACS Hawaii Chapter Annual Meeting. Aug 23, 2014 - Honolulu HI.

  7. Farmer DM, Mahnke CB, Kellicut DC, Stockmaster NR. Repair of a Symptomatic Kommerell’s Diverticulum in an Active Duty Soldier. Poster Presentation at Donald A. Person Poster Session, Second Place. Honolulu HI, May 2014.

  8. Hong SS, Yheulon CG, Wirtz ED, Sniezek JC. Otolaryngology and Medical Malpractice: A review of the past decade (2000-2011). Oral Presentation at Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings in Orlando, FL.

  9. Clark ME, Tabak BD, Schlussel AT, et al. Perforated Appendicitis Within a Morgagni Hernia: A Laparoscopic Repair. Poster presentation at Minimally Invasive Surgery Week. Reston VA, Aug 2013.

  10. Clark ME, Kurata WE, Lee KW, et al. Role of MicroRNAs and Neuroinflammation in the Pathobiology of Gulf War Illness. Oral presentation at SMS/SAGES. Salt Lake City UT, Apr 2014.

  11. Clark ME, Tabak BD, Stockmaster NR, et al. Hybrid Repair of Aortic Arch Aneurysm: Combined Arch Reconstruction, Endovascular Repair, and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. Oral presentation at SMS/SAGES. Salt Lake City UT, Apr 2014.

  12. Cole WC, Balent EM, Masella PC, Kajiura LN, Matsumoto KW Pierce LM. A comparison of the effects of bacterial colonization on biologic and synthetic mesh in a rat model. SMS/SAGES. Salt Lake City, UT, Apr 2014.

  13. Balent E, Sclussel A, Lustik M, Edwards K. The Morbidity and Mortality of Scalp Lacerations: A Review of the National Trauma Data Bank. Poster Presentation at the Donald A. Person Poster Session. Honolulu, HI, May 2013.

  14. Masella PC, Balent EM, Carlson TL, Lee KW, Pierce LM. Evaluation of Six Split-Thickness Skin Graft Donor Site Dressing Materials in a Swine Model. Oral Presentation at 15th Annual James W. Bass Research Symposium 2013, Honolulu, HI (4th Place).

  15. Masella PC, Nguyen PT, Asarias-Knox JR, Lee KW, Pierce LM. Induction of MicroRNAs Involved in the Regulation of Inflammation and Wound Healing After the Implantation of Synthetic Mesh Materials. 6th Annual Donald A. Person Poster Session 2013, Honolulu, HI.

  16. Sarkar J, Golden PJ, Murata LM, Ichimura WM, Sato AK, Hernandez CA, and Uyehara CFT. Vasopressin Increases Blood Pressure Without Inducing Pulmonary Hypertension in a Sus scrofa Model of Hemorrhage. Oral Presentation at James W. Bass Research Symposium, First Place. Honolulu, HI, May 2013.

  17. Franklin BT, Sarkar J, Murata LM, Ichimura WM, Sato AK, Hernandez CA, Kurata, WE, Lustik MB and Uyehara CFT. Serum Inflammatory Cytokine Response to Hemorrhage in a Sus scrofa Model. Oral Presentation at James W. Bass Research Symposium. Honolulu, HI, May 2013.

  18. Olcese SP, DeRosa R, Kern SQ, Sterbis JR and McMann LP. Comparison of Outcomes After TURP Versus PVP with Respect to Resident Involvement Utilizing the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. Donald A. Person Poster Session, May 2013, Honolulu, HI.

  19. Sarkar J, Young AG, Galanis D, LaFountaine S, Speck C, Edwards K, Edwards MJ, and Wolfe SQ. Proposal for Mandatory Window Guards in Hawaii Military Privatized Housing to Reduce Pediatric Fall-Related Injuries. Donald A. Person Poster Session 2013, Honolulu, HI.

  20. Masella PC, Nguyen PT, Asarias-Knox JR, Lee KW, Pierce LM. Induction of MicroRNAs Involved in the Regulation of Inflammation and Wound Healing After the Implantation of Synthetic Mesh Materials. Hernia Repair Conference, Orlando, FL, 2013.

  21. Schlussel, AT, Holt, DB, Lustik, MB, Wade, CE, Crawley, EA Uyehara, CFT. Effects of Hyperglycemia and Continuous Intravenous Insulin on Outcomes of Surgical Patients. Poster presentation at Society of Critical Care Medicine, San Diego, 2011. Oral presentation at the 33rd Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium, Augusta, GA, 2011.

  22. Schlussel, AT, Holt, DB, Uyehara, CFT, Crawley, EA. Outcomes of Hyperglycemia and Glucose Variability in a Mixed Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Oral presentation at 32nd Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium, Tacoma, WA, 2009.

  23. Schlussel, AT, Holt, DB, Uyehara, CFT, Crawley, EA. Outcomes of Hyperglycemia in a Mixed Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Poster presentation at Society for Critical Care Medicine, Miami, FL, 2010.

  24. Cafasso DE, Bowen DK, Kinkennon SA, Kellicut DC. Heterotopic Ossificans in Chronic Venous Insufficiency: A New Consideration for CEAP Staging. Hawaii Vascular Symposium 2012.

  25. Cafasso DE, Roedel EQ, Lee K, Pierce L. Effect of Two Military-Relevant Heavy Metal Tungsten Alloys on Pulmonary Toxicity and Oxidative Product Formation. Gary P. Wratten Symposium 2012.

  26. Tabak BD, Cafasso DE, Edwards MJ. A Hybrid Approach to Childhood Ovarian Tumors: Laparoscopic Staging and Open Resection through a Pfannenstiel Incision. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) International Conference, San Diego, California, March 2012.

  27. Tabak BD, Cafasso DE, Edwards MJ. A Hybrid Approach to Childhood Ovarian Tumors: Laparoscopic Staging and Open Resection through a Pfannenstiel Incision. Gary P Wratten Symposium 2011.

  28. Cafasso DE, Kinkennon SA, Bowen DK, Kellicut DC. Heterotopic Ossificans in Chronic Venous Insufficiency: A New Consideration for CEAP Staging? Gary P. Wratten Symposium 2011.

  29. Blevins WA, Cafasso DE, Fernandez M, Edwards, MJ. Minimally Invasive Colopexy for Pediatric Chilaiditi Syndrome. IPEG 19th Annual Congress 2010.

  30. Asarias JR, Schlussel AT, Cafasso DE, Carlson T, Kasprenski M, Washington E, Yamamura M, Matayoshi E, Zagorski S. Incidence of Postoperative Intra-abdominal Abscesses in Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomies. ACS 2010.

  31. Schwarz RE, Konduri S, Cafasso D, Schwarz MA. Anti-angiogenic combination treatment of experimental pancreatic cancer. Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium 2005.

  32. Uyehara CF, Golden P, Ichimura WM, Murata LM, et al. Renal handling of potassium in a Sus scrofa model of acute hemorrhagic shock. Experimental Biology 2012.

  33. Golden P, Elliott CL, Uyehara CF. Rapid resuscitation with whole blood normalizes oxygen metabolism in a pig model of severe hemorrhage. Translational Science 2012.

  34. Golden P, Uyehara CF. Rapid resuscitation with whole blood normalizes oxygen metabolism in a pig model of severe hemorrhage; a comparison with normal saline resuscitation. Oral Presentation at Wratten Symposium, May 2012. Washington, DC.

  35. Yheulon CY, Holt DB, Schlussel AT, Uyehara CFT, Crawley EA. Outcomes of Blood Glucose Variability in a Mixed Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Oral presentation at 2010 James W. Bass Competition, 4th place.

  36. Yheulon CY, Shirazi SS, Kurata WK. Src mediated epithelial to mesenchymal transition in colorectal cancer cell lines. Oral Presentation at 2012 Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium.

  37. Yheulon CY, Shirazi SS, Kurata WK. Src mediated epithelial to mesenchymal transition in colorectal cancer cell lines. Poster Presentation at 2012 ASCRS National Meeting.

  38. Hanson M. “A Novel Approach to Managing Posttraumatic Lingual Artery Pseudoaneurysm.” Hawaii Vascular Symposium, Kapolei, HI, May 2010.

  39. Hanson M. “The natural history of neointimal hyperplasia in a porcine arteriovenous fistula model.” Gary P. Wratten Symposium, Augusta, GA, May 2011.

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Publications

  1. Edwards MJ, Lustik MS, Clark ME, et al. The Effects of Balanced Blood Component Resuscitation and Crystalloid Administration in Pediatric Trauma Patients Requiring Transfusion in Afghanistan and Iraq. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015; 78(2): 330-335.

  2. Clark ME, Lim RB, Adra SW, et al. Surgical Complications of Weight Loss Surgery. In Youdim A. (ed): The Clinicians Handbook for the Treatment of Obesity. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, pp 181-201, 2015.

  3. Richards CR, Clark ME, Bowen DK, et al. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection Following a Peripheral Bypass. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015; 29: 843.e17-843.e22. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2014.12.036.

  4. Cole WC, Balent EM, Masella PC, Kajiura LN, Matsumoto KW, Pierce LM. An experimental comparison of the effects of bacterial colonization on biologic and synthetic meshes. Hernia 2015 Apr;19(2):197-205.

  5. Cole W, Edwards MJ, Burnett MW. Providing care to children in times of war. Mil Med 2015 Jun; 180(6):609-11.

  6. Edwards MJ, Lustik M, Carlson T, Tabak B, Farmer D. Surgical Interventions for Pediatric Blast Injury: An Analysis from Afghanistan and Iraq 2002 to 2010. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014; 76(3):854-858.

  7. Rowland MR, Ragina NP, Sarkar J, Uyehara CFT, Senagore AJ. Is arginine/asymetric dimethylarginine ratio depletion an indicator of insufficient resuscitation in a porcine model of hemorrhage-reperfusion? Surgery 2014; 156(4):861-870.

  8. Clark ME, Smith RR. Liver-Directed Therapies in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. J Gastrointest Oncol 2014; 5(5): 374-387. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2078-6891.2014.064.

  9. Cafasso DE, Schneider PA. (2014). Percutaneous femoral-popliteal reconstruction techniques: Re‐entry devices. In MW Mulholland (Ed.), Operative Techniques in Surgery (pp. 2061-2067). Philadelphia, PA : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

  10. Cafasso DE, Nishikawa C, Schneider PA. Reinterventions in thesuperficial femoral artery. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2014 Dec; 55(6):767-77.

  11. Richards C and Fugh-Burman A. "Promoting to Everyone, Focusing on No One: The Illogical Promotion of the Influenza Vaccine". World Medical & Health Policy. 6(1). 28MAR2014. P 63-72.

  12. Althoff M., Grayson C, Witt L, Holden J, Reid D, Kissinger P. A Meta-Analysis of the Efficacy of Behavioral Interventions to Reduce Risky Sexual Behavior and Decrease Sexually Transmitted Infections in Latinas Living in the United States. Health Educ Behav 2014: Jul 1.

  13. Yheulon CG, Gagliano RA. Multiple successful emergent peri-stomal bowel resections under regional anesthesia in a patient with colonic pseudo-obstruction and severe COPD. Am Surg 2013:79:47-8.

  14. Hong SS, Yheulon CG, Sniezek JC. Salivary Gland Surgery and Medical Malpractice. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2013. Epub ahead of print.

  15. Yheulon CG, Derosa DC, Gagliano RA. Retained Pill Camera at an entero-uracho-vesical fistula site in a patient with Crohn's disease. (Manuscript accepted for publication in Hawaii J Med Public Health in June 2013)

  16. Edwards MJ, Crudo DF, Carlson DL, Pedersen AM, Keller L. Pancreatic Atrophy and Diabetes Mellitus Following Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2013; 48(2) 432-5.

  17. Cafasso DE, Smith RR. Symptomatic Cholelithiasis and Functional Disorders of the Biliary Tract. Surg Clin North Am. 2014. In press

  18. Clark ME, Schlussel AT, Gagliano RA. Management of Adenocarcinoma in the Setting of Recently Operated Perianal Paget’s Disease. Case Reports in Surgery, vol. 2013, Article ID 510813, 5pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/510813

  19. Clark ME, Tabak BD, Schlussel AT, et al. Perforated Appendicitis Within a Morgagni Hernia: A Laparoscopic Repair- In Press, Accepted to JSLS on 07Jun2013

  20. Clark ME, Lim RB, Adra SW, et al. Surgical Complications of Weight Loss Surgery. Ch 11 in the Clinicians Handbook for the Treatment of Obesity- In Press

  21. Clark ME, Osten AW, Abbas MI, et al. Hepatic Abscess Following NSAID Use in an Adolescent. J Pediatr Surg Case Reports. Jan 2014;vol 2, Issue 1, Pages 33-36

  22. Cole WC, Zagorski SM. Intramural gastric abscess following laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. Endoscopy. In press.

  23. Masella PC, Balent EM, Carlson TL, Lee KW, Pierce LM. Evaluation of Six Split-thickness Skin Graft Donor-site Dressing Materials in a Swine Model. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2013;1:e84.

  24. Masella PC, Hanson MM, Hall BT, Verghese JJ, Kellicut DC. Post-traumatic lingual artery pseudoaneurysm treated with ultrasound-guided percutaneous thrombin injection. Ann Vasc Surg. 2013 Dec 20.

  25. Kellicut DC, Kuncir E, Williamson HM, Masella PC, Nielsen PE. Surgical Team Assessment Training (STAT): Improving Surgical Teams During Deployment. Accepted for publication in the American Journal of Surgery

  26. Lin KM, Yheulon CG, Gagliano RA, Lynch, HT. Excess of Extracolonic Non-endometrial Multiple Primary Cancers in MSH2 Germline Mutation Carriers over MLH1. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2013 Dec;108(7):433-7

  27. Schlussel AT, Holt DB, Crawley EA, Lustik MB, Wade CE, Uyehara CF. Effects of Hyperglycemia and Continuous Intravenous Insulin on Outcomes of Surgical Patients. Journal of Surgical Research. 2011 Jul 29. Epub ahead of print.

  28. Schlussel, AT, Holt, DB, Lustik, MB, Wade, CE, Crawley, EA Uyehara, CFT. Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Outcomes of Hyperglycemia in a Mixed Medical Surgical ICU. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2011 May 1;5(3):731-40

  29. Asarias JR, Schlussel AT, Cafasso DE, Carlson TL, Kasprenski MC, Washington EN, Lustik MB, Yamamura MS, Matayoshi EZ, Zagorski SM. Incidence of Postoperative Intra-abdominal Abscesses in Open Versus Laparoscopic Appendectomies. Surg Endosc. 2011 Aug;25(8):2678-83.

  30. Schlussel, Andrew T.; Yheulon, Christopher G.; Gagliano, Ronald A. Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema ollowing a Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy. Military Medicine. 2011 Aug;176(8):964-5.

  31. Holt, DB, Schlussel, AT, Uyehara, CFT, Crawley, EA. Outcomes of Blood Glucose Variability in a Mixed Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit. Abstract. Critical Care Med. Dec 2009.

  32. Sarkar J, Plackett T, Gagliano R. Periappendiceal submucosal abscess presenting as a cecal mass. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2011 Aug;12(4):321-3.

  33. Schwarz R, Konduri S, Awasthi N, Cafasso D, Caldwell L, Schwarz MA. Enhancing gemcitabine-mediated effects against experimental pancreatic cancer via two antiangiogenic strategies. 2007 HPB (Oxford). 9(S1): 71.

  34. Konduri S., Schwarz MA, Cafasso D, Schwarz RE. Androgen Receptor Blockade In Experimental Combination Therapy Of Pancreatic Cancer. J Surg Res. 2006: 130(2):308-309.

  35. Schwarz R, Konduri S, Cafasso D, Schwarz M. Experimental EMAP II combination therapy of pancreatic cancer targeting tumor angiogenesis. J Surg Res. 2006: 130 (2):168.

  36. Sarkar J, Plackett T, Kellicut DC, Edwards KD. A case report of coeliac artery dissection following a motor vehicle collision. Injury Extra 43 (2012) 15-17. Accepted 8 Oct 2011.

  37. Cafasso D, Schneider P. How paclitaxel can improve results in diabetics. J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino). 2012 Feb; 53(1):13-21.

  38. Roedel EQ, Cafasso DE, Lee KW, Pierce LM. Pulmonary toxicity after exposure to military-relevant heavy metal tungsten alloy particles. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2011 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print]

  39. Blevins WA, Cafasso DE, Fernandez M, Edwards MJ. Minimally Invasive Colopexy for Pediatric Chilaiditi Syndrome. J Pediatr Surg 2011 Mar; 46(3):e33-5.

  40. Schwarz RE, Awasthti N, Konduri S, Cafasso D, and Schwarz MA. EMAP II-Based Antiangiogenic¬Antiendothelial In Vivo Combination Therapy of Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol 2010 May; 17(5):1442-52.

  41. Schwarz RE, Awasthi N, Konduri S, Caldwell L, Cafasso D, and Schwarz MA. Anti-tumor Effects of EMAP II against Pancreatic Cancer through inhibition of Fibronectin-Dependent Proliferation. Cancer Biol Ther 2010 Apr; 9(8):632-9.

  42. Schwarz RE, Konduri S, Awasthi N, Cafasso D, and Schwarz MA. An Antiendothelial Combination Therapy Strategy to Increase Survival in Experimental Pancreatic Cancer. Surgery 2009 Aug; 146(2):241-9.

  43. Schwarz MA, Caldwell L, Cafasso D, and Zheng H. Emerging Pulmonary Vasculature Lacks Fate Specification. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2009 Jan; 296(1):L71-81.

  44. Konduri S., Schwarz MA, Cafasso D, Schwarz RE. Androgen Receptor Blockade In Experimental Combination Therapy Of Pancreatic Cancer. J Surg Res 2007: Oct; 142(2):378-86.

  45. Carlson TL, Plackett T, Gagliano RA, Smith RR. Crystal Methamphetamine-Induced Paralytic Ileus. Hawaii Medical Journal. February 2012 in pres

  46. Carlson TL, Sanders JP, Madar C, Davis K, Katras A, Gagliano R. Acute hepatic failure associated with arteriovenous fistulae hemodialysis. Annals of Vascular Surgery. in press

  47. Hanson M, Chao J, Lim RB. “Chylous ascites mimicking peritonitis after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity.” Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jan;8(1):e1-2. Epub 2010 Aug 11.

  48. Pierce LM, Asarias JR, Nguyen PT, Mings JR, Gehrich AP. Inflammatory cytokine and matrix metalloproteinase expression induced by collagen-coated and uncoated polypropylene meshes in a rat model. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jul;205(1):82.e 1-9. Epub 2011 Feb 23.

  49. Freeman JL, Risser MR, Ware JC, Ball JD, Urbano M, Lagasca JM, Paul A, N Fishback, C Morewitz C, and Asarias JR. The Effects of Modafinil on Simulated Driving Performance in ADHD Subjects Compared to Controls. Sleep, 2002; 25: 46-47.

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