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5/20/2015:  The UMMS student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) elected Dr. Courtney Collins as one of six UMass residents to be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society this year. Residents are chosen for their commitment to teaching and their kind and compassionate treatment of patients, families, students, and colleagues. Being elected to GHHS from the large pool of housestaff at UMass is a major achievement and an acknowledgement of Dr. Collins serving as an exemplar of humanism to the students.

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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.



Cerebrovascular Disease
Chronic Pulmonary Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Connective Tissue/Rheumatic Disease
Diabetes Without End Organ Damage
Diabetes With End Organ Damage
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.



Point Value

Age Group
Charlson Score
Procedure Type
Hospital Type
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