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Colon and Rectal Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Rush Medical College
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Foundation - Colon and Rectal Surgery
Cancer prevention and screening, colon cancer
Cleft lift procedure
Colorectal cancer, hereditary
Hemorrhoid surgery, stapled
Inflammatory bowel disease
Minimally invasive procedures
Pelvic pouch surgery
Strictureplasty in Crohn's disease
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery
Hereditary colon cancer
New treatments for hemorrhoids
Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
Hospital Readmission for Fluid and Electrolyte Abnormalities Following Ileostomy Construction: Preventable or Unpredictable? Hayden DM, Pinzon MC, Francescatti AB, Edquist SC, Malczewski MR, Jolley JM, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 2012 Nov 29. [Epub ahead of print] Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the anal canal. Mora Pinzon MC, Francescatti A, Jain R, Brand M, Jakate S, Saclarides T. Am Surg. 2012 2012 Jun;78(6):E330-2. No abstract available. 78(6):E Unusual thrombotic complications. Broucek JR, Francescatti AB, Swanson GR, Keshavarzian A, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ. Am Surg. 2012 2012 Jun;78(6):728-9. No abstract available. 78(6):7 Surgery after colonic stenting. Gross KN, Francescatti AB, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ. Am Surg. 2012 2012 Jun;78(6):722-7. 78(6):7 Tumor scatter after neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer: are we dealing with an invisible margin? Hayden DM, Jakate S, Pinzon MC, Giusto D, Francescatti AB, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 2012 Dec 55(12):1206-12. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e318269fdb3. Incisionless laparoscopic total proctocolectomy with ileal j-pouch anal anastomosis. Abarca F, Cologne KG, Francescatti A, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ. Am Surg. 2011 Jul 77(7):929-32. Laparoscopic Colectomy: Complications Causing Reoperation or Emergency Room/Hospital Readmissions Abarca F, Saclarides TJ, Brand MI Am Surg 2011 Jan 77(1):65-69 Pelvic sepsis after transanal endoscopic microsurgical excision of rectal polyps. Turner J, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ. Am Surg. 2011 Aug 77(8):154-5 Apoptosis and inflammation: role of adipokines in inflammatory bowel disease. Ponemone V, Keshavarzian A, Brand MI, Saclarides T, Abcarian H, Cabay RJ, Fletcher E, Larsen B, Durstine LJ, Fantuzzi G, Fayad R. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2010 2010 Oct 21 1:e1. doi: 10.1038/ctg.2010.1. Survivin-induced Aurora-B kinase activation: A mechanism by which APC mutations contribute to increased mitoses during colon cancer development Zhang T, Fields JZ, Opdenaker L, Otevrel T, Masuda E, Palazzo JP, Isenberg GA, Goldstein SD, Brand M, Boman BM Am J Pathol 2010 Dec 177(6):2816-26 Morbidity and mortality in octogenarians and older undergoing major intestinal surgery Louis DJ, Hsu A, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ Dis Colon Rectum 2009 Jan 52(1):59-63 Primary extramedullary plasmacytomas of the colon Jones JE, Brand MI, Saclarides TJ, Jakate S Am Surg 2008 Sep 74(9):873-4 Preoperative considerations and creation of normal ostomies Brand MI, Dujovny N Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2008 Feb 21(1):5-16
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