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Publications list at Google Scholar.

Here is a list of abstracts that were made by our lab and presented:

  1. Narayan RR, Yang L, Abadilla N, Chen SB, Higgins JP, Melcher ML. "Artificial Intelligence May Detect Donor Liver Steatosis and Predict Early Post-Transplantation Graft Failure [abstract]." Am J Transplant. 2020; 20 (suppl 3).….

Here are publications written by members in the lab related to the work we do:

  1. Klinkachorn M, Tsoi-A-Sue C, Narayan RR, Kadri H, Tam T, Melcher ML. Development of a portable device to quantify hepatic steatosis in potential donor livers. Frontiers in Transplantation. 2023;2. doi:10.3389/frtra.2023.1206085
  2. Narayan RR, Abadilla N, Yang L, Chen SB, Klinkachorn M, Eddington HS, Trickey AW, Higgins JP, Melcher ML. Artificial intelligence for prediction of donor liver allograft steatosis and early post-transplantation graft failure. HPB (Oxford). 2021 Nov 1:S1365-182X(21)01656-7. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2021.10.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34815187.
  3. Narayan, Raja, Natasha Abadilla, Linfeng Yang, Chun Chuan Hsu, Christopher Jensen, Simon B. Chen, John P. Higgins, and Marc L. Melcher. "Quantification of Donor Liver Steatosis Using an Unsupervised Artificial Intelligence Platform." Journal of the American College of Surgeons 229, no. 4 (2019): e151.
  4. Yang L, Ghosh R, Franklin J et al. NuSeT: A deep learning tool for reliably separating and analyzing crowded cellsPLoS Comput Biol. 2020;16(9):e1008193. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008193

Other publications from our group.

  1. Melcher ML, Ashlagi I, Wapnir I. Matching for Fellowship InterviewsJAMA. 2018;320(16):1639-1640. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.13080
  2. Melcher ML, Ashlagi I, Wapnir I. Reducing the Burden of Fellowship Interviews-ReplyJAMA. 2019;321(11):1107. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.21596
  3. Melcher ML, Roberts JP, Leichtman AB, Roth AE, Rees MA. We Need to Take the Next StepAm J Transplant. 2016;16(12):3581-3582. doi:10.1111/ajt.14008
  4. Lee LY, Pham TA, Melcher ML. Living Kidney Donation: Strategies to Increase the Donor PoolSurg Clin North Am. 2019;99(1):37-47. doi:10.1016/j.suc.2018.09.003
  5. Melcher ML, Wapnir I, Ashlagi I. May the Interview Be With You: Signal Your PreferencesJ Grad Med Educ. 2019;11(1):39-40. doi:10.4300/JGME-D-19-00002.1
  6. Melcher ML, Greco RS, Krummel TM, Morris AM, Hawn MT. Preparation for the Diversity of 21st Century Surgical Leadership Opportunities Demands Diverse Opportunities for "Professional Development"Ann Surg. 2018;268(6):e52-e53. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000002470
  7. Wall AE, Veale JL, Melcher ML. Advanced Donation Programs and Deceased Donor-Initiated Chains-2 Innovations in Kidney Paired DonationTransplantation. 2017;101(12):2818-2824. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000001838
  8. Pham TA, Lee JI, Melcher ML. Kidney paired exchange and desensitization: Strategies to transplant the difficult to match kidney patients with living donorsTransplant Rev (Orlando). 2017;31(1):29-34. doi:10.1016/j.trre.2017.01.003
  9. Rumer KK, Saraswathula A, Melcher ML. Prehabilitation in our most frail surgical patients: are wearable fitness devices the next frontier?Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2016;21(2):188-193. doi:10.1097/MOT.0000000000000295
  10. Liu W, Melcher ML. Matching Kidneys with Priority in Kidney Exchange ProgramsMed Decis Making. 2019;39(4):335-345. doi:10.1177/0272989X19849457
  11. Wong SY, Brubaker AL, Wang AX, Taiwo AA, Melcher ML. What solid organ transplant healthcare providers should know about renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitors and COVID-19 [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 23]. Clin Transplant. 2020;e13991. doi:10.1111/ctr.13991
  12. Liu W, Krawiec KD, Melcher ML. Is Informed Consent Enough?Am J Transplant. 2016;16(3):1038. doi:10.1111/ajt.13615
  13. Plerhoples TA, Greco RS, Krummel TM, Melcher ML. Symbiotic or parasitic? A review of the literature on the impact of fellowships on surgical residentsAnn Surg. 2012;256(6):904-908. doi:10.1097/SLA.0b013e318262edd5
  14. Lightner AL, Lau J, Obayashi P, Birge K, Melcher ML. Potential nutritional conflicts in bariatric and renal transplant patientsObes Surg. 2011;21(12):1965-1970. doi:10.1007/s11695-011-0423-0
  15. Melcher ML, Roberts JP, Leichtman AB, Roth AE, Rees MA. Utilization of Deceased Donor Kidneys to Initiate Living Donor ChainsAm J Transplant. 2016;16(5):1367-1370. doi:10.1111/ajt.13740
  16. Shipper ES, Mazer LM, Merrell SB, Lin DT, Lau JN, Melcher ML. Pilot evaluation of the Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics testJ Surg Res. 2017;215:211-218. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2017.03.054
  17. Forrester JD, Ansari P, Are C, et al. A multi-institution analysis of general surgery resident peer-reviewed publication trendsJ Surg Res. 2017;210:92-98. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2016.11.015
  18. Liu W, Treat E, Veale JL, Milner J, Melcher ML. Identifying Opportunities to Increase the Throughput of Kidney Paired Donation. Transplantation. 2015;99(7):1410-1415. doi:10.1097/TP.0000000000000527
  19. Lum EL, Morton JM, Melcher ML. Kidney failure in a transplant from an identical twinAm J Kidney Dis. 2013;62(2):xxi-xxiii. doi:10.1053/j.ajkd.2013.03.046
  20. Melcher ML, Leeser DB, Gritsch HA, et al. Chain transplantation: initial experience of a large multicenter programAm J Transplant. 2012;12(9):2429-2436. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2012.04156.x
  21. Hlava N, Niemann CU, Gropper MA, Melcher ML. Postoperative infectious complications of abdominal solid organ transplantationJ Intensive Care Med. 2009;24(1):3-17. doi:10.1177/0885066608327127
  22. Melcher ML, Veale JL, Javaid B, et al. Kidney transplant chains amplify benefit of nondirected donorsJAMA Surg. 2013;148(2):165-169. doi:10.1001/2013.jamasurg.25
  23. Mast DA, Vaughan W, Busque S, et al. Managing finances of shipping living donor kidneys for donor exchangesAm J Transplant. 2011;11(9):1810-1814. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2011.03690.x
  24. Melcher ML, Blosser CD, Baxter-Lowe LA, et al. Dynamic challenges inhibiting optimal adoption of kidney paired donation: findings of a consensus conferenceAm J Transplant. 2013;13(4):851-860. doi:10.1111/ajt.12140
  25. Morrow EH, Gallo AE, Melcher ML. Sclerosing peritonitis after kidney transplantation: a not-so-silky cocoonDig Dis Sci. 2011;56(2):307-310. doi:10.1007/s10620-010-1471-3
  26. Melcher ML. Saving Supersick Patients Undergoing Liver TransplantJAMA Surg. 2015;150(11):1073. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2015.1881
  27. Baxter-Lowe LA, Cecka M, Kamoun M, Sinacore J, Melcher ML. Center-defined unacceptable HLA antigens facilitate transplants for sensitized patients in a multi-center kidney exchange programAm J Transplant. 2014;14(7):1592-1598. doi:10.1111/ajt.12734
  28. Melcher ML, Olson JL, Baxter-Lowe LA, Stock PG, Posselt AM. Antibody-mediated rejection of a pancreas allograftAm J Transplant. 2006;6(2):423-428. doi:10.1111/j.1600-6143.2005.01185.x
  29. Kim IK, Tan JC, Lapasia J, Elihu A, Busque S, Melcher ML. Incidental kidney stones: a single center experience with kidney donor selectionClin Transplant. 2012;26(4):558-563. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0012.2011.01567.x
  30. Melcher ML, Pomposelli JJ, Verbesey JE, et al. Comparison of biliary complications in adult living-donor liver transplants performed at two busy transplant centersClin Transplant. 2010;24(5):E137-E144. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0012.2009.01189.x
  31. Melcher ML, Freise CE, Ascher NL, Roberts JP. Outcomes of surgical repair of bile leaks and strictures after adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantClin Transplant. 2010;24(6):E230-E235. doi:10.1111/j.1399-0012.2010.01289.x
  32. Melcher ML, Carter JT, Posselt A, et al. More than 500 consecutive laparoscopic donor nephrectomies without conversion or repeated surgeryArch Surg. 2005;140(9):835-840. doi:10.1001/archsurg.140.9.835
  33. Tafti BA, Haghdoost M, Alvarez L, Curet M, Melcher ML. Recovery of renal function in a dialysis-dependent patient following gastric bypass surgeryObes Surg. 2009;19(9):1335-1339. doi:10.1007/s11695-009-9907-6
  34. Melcher ML, Lobato RL, Wren SM. A novel technique to treat ruptured umbilical hernias in patients with liver cirrhosis and severe ascitesJ Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2003;13(5):331-332. doi:10.1089/109264203769681745
  35. Yabu JM, Pando MJ, Busque S, Melcher ML. Desensitization combined with paired exchange leads to successful transplantation in highly sensitized kidney transplant recipients: strategy and report of five casesTransplant Proc. 2013;45(1):82-87. doi:10.1016/j.transproceed.2012.08.007
  36. Melcher ML, Safadi B. Ileocolic intussusception in an adultJ Am Coll Surg. 2003;197(3):518. doi:10.1016/S1072-7515(03)00589-1
  37. Melcher ML, Thorner J. Identification and characterization of the CLK1 gene product, a novel CaM kinase-like protein kinase from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiaeJ Biol Chem. 1996;271(47):29958-29968. doi:10.1074/jbc.271.47.29958
  38. Hajhosseini B, Stewart B, Tan JC, Busque S, Melcher ML. Evaluating deceased donor registries: identifying predictive factors of donor designationAm Surg. 2013;79(3):235-241. doi:10.1177/000313481307900319