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Rachelle Damle, MD MS has a recent publication.


Dr. Courtney Collins, received 2nd place in the New England Surgical Society Resident Essay Competition at the 94th Annual Meeting in September 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut for "Epidemiology and Outcomes of C. Difficile Infections in the Elderly,” published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons Volume 218, Issue 6, Pages 1141–1147.e1, June 2014 Picture


Congratulations to Rachelle Damle, MD MS and Courtney Collins, MD MS on their completion of the Surgical Research Scholars Program. Rachelle and Courtney are officially the 1st cohort to graduate from the program. They have had a very successful 2 years of research in the program and have also received their Masters of Science in Clinical Investigation. Picture 1 | Picture 2 | Picture 3

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In-hospital Mortality after Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Simple Risk Score

Jessica P. Simons MD, Sing Chau Ng MS, Joshua S. Hill MD, Shimul A. Shah MD, Zheng Zhou MD, PhD, 

Jennifer F. Tseng MD, MPH 

Accepted for oral presentation at the AHPBA Annual Meeting; in press, Cancer

 

Step 1. Calculate Charlson comorbidity score
Indicate "yes" for the comorbidities that the patient has. This validated algorithm (Charlson, ME et al. J Chron Dis 1987; 40(5):373-83.) assigns a point value to the various diseases. The patient's raw score will then be reassigned into the collapsed Charlson score groups for use in the risk score calculation. Group 1 is a score of zero or 1, Group 2 is a score of 2, Group 3 is a score of 3 or higher.

Comorbidities

Points

AIDS
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chronic Pulmonary Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Connective Tissue/Rheumatic Disease
Dementia
Diabetes Without End Organ Damage
Diabetes With End Organ Damage
Hemiplegia
Liver Disease Mild to Moderate
Liver Disease Severe
Myocardial Infarction
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Renal Disease
Ulcer Disease
Charlson Group Score

 

Step 2. Calculate the risk score, including the Charlson group.
Patient age, Charlson score group, planned procedure type, gender, the annual hospital volume of pancreatic resections are indicated. The point values are assigned accordingly to yield an additive score. By clicking on the "Calculate Estimated Mortality" button, this score is then assigned to the appropriate risk score group, and the mortality for that group is displayed.

Factor

Level

Point Value

Age Group
Charlson Score
Gender
Procedure Type
Hospital Type
HCC_Score_Groups