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Kathleen K. Christians MD

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Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Surgical Oncology

Member of the Cancer Center


Publications (105)

  • Intraductal papillary squamous neoplasm of the pancreas: Cyto-histologic correlation of a novel entity. (Hagen CE, Christians K, Hopp A, Giorgadze T, Hartley CP, Hunt B, Basturk O, Klimstra D) Ann Diagn Pathol 2020 Oct;48:151583 PMID: 32847795 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089745040 08/28/2020    
  • Locally advanced pancreatic cancer: staging, operability, and the importance of multimodality therapy. (Kim RY, Evans DB, Christians KK) Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr 2020 Aug;9(4):497-500 PMID: 32832502 PMCID: PMC7423551 08/25/2020    
  • High neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio is not independently associated with worse survival or recurrence in patients with extremity soft tissue sarcoma. (Strong EA, Park SH, Ethun CG, Chow B, King D, Bedi M, Charlson J, Mogal H, Tsai S, Christians K, Tran TB, Poultsides G, Grignol V, Howard JH, Tseng J, Roggin KK, Chouliaras K, Votanopoulos K, Cullinan D, Fields RC, Gamblin TC, Cardona K, Clarke CN) Surgery 2020 Oct;168(4):760-767 PMID: 32736869 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85088789886 08/02/2020    
  • Radiographic patterns of first disease recurrence after neoadjuvant therapy and surgery for patients with resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. (Barnes CA, Aldakkak M, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Dua K, George B, Ritch PS, Kamgar M, Hall WA, Kulkarni N, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Tsai S) Surgery 2020 Sep;168(3):440-447 PMID: 32641278 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85087345792 07/10/2020       1 Citation
  • Gross tumor size using the AJCC 8th ed. T staging criteria does not provide prognostic stratification for neoadjuvant treated pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (Rowan DJ, Hartley CP, Aldakkak M, Christians KK, Evans DB, Tsai S, Hagen CE) Annals of Diagnostic Pathology June 2020;46 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85081260042 06/01/2020    
  • Comparison of overall survival in gallbladder carcinoma at academic versus community cancer centers: An analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. (Liu C, Rein L, Clarke C, Mogal H, Tsai S, Christians KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2020 Aug;122(2):176-182 PMID: 32383268 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85085151262 05/10/2020    
  • Value of Pretreatment 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in Patients With Localized Pancreatic Cancer Treated With Neoadjuvant Therapy. (Barnes CA, Aldakkak M, Clarke CN, Christians KK, Bucklan D, Holt M, Tolat P, Ritch PS, George B, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Tsai S) Front Oncol 2020;10:500 PMID: 32363161 PMCID: PMC7180175 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084152103 05/05/2020    
  • Detection of germline variants using expanded multigene panels in patients with localized pancreatic cancer. (Krepline AN, Geurts JL, Akinola I, Christians KK, Clarke CN, George B, Ritch PS, Khan AH, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Griffin MO, Evans DB, Tsai S) HPB (Oxford) 2020 Apr 27 PMID: 32354656 05/02/2020    
  • Impact of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation on Pathologic Response in Patients With Localized Pancreatic Cancer. (Wittmann D, Hall WA, Christians KK, Barnes CA, Jariwalla NR, Aldakkak M, Clarke CN, George B, Ritch PS, Riese M, Khan AH, Kulkarni N, Evans J, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Tsai S) Front Oncol 2020;10:460 PMID: 32351886 PMCID: PMC7175033 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084010622 05/01/2020    
  • Variant anatomy of the biliary system as a cause of pancreatic and peri-ampullary cancers. (Muraki T, Reid MD, Pehlivanoglu B, Gonzalez RS, Sekhar A, Memis B, Xue Y, Cheng J, Jang KT, Mittal P, Cardona K, Kooby DA, Maithel S, Sarmiento JM, El-Rayes B, Lomberk G, Urrutia RA, Christians K, Tsai S, Evans DB, Adsay V) HPB (Oxford) 2020 Apr 23 PMID: 32336556 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083637358 04/28/2020    
  • Gross tumor size using the AJCC 8th ed. T staging criteria does not provide prognostic stratification for neoadjuvant treated pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. (Rowan DJ, Hartley CP, Aldakkak M, Christians KK, Evans DB, Tsai S, Hagen CE) Ann Diagn Pathol 2020 Jun;46:151485 PMID: 32172219 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85081260042 03/17/2020    
  • Outcomes of palliative-intent surgery in retroperitoneal sarcoma-Results from the US Sarcoma Collaborative. (Thalji SZ, Tsai S, Gamblin TC, Clarke C, Christians K, Charlson J, Ethun CG, Poultsides G, Grignol VP, Roggin KK, Votanopoulos K, Fields RC, Abbott DE, Cardona K, Mogal H, other members of the US Sarcoma Collaborative) J Surg Oncol 2020 Jun;121(7):1140-1147 PMID: 32167587 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85081732672 03/14/2020    
  • Detection of germline variants using expanded multigene panels in patients with localized pancreatic cancer (Krepline AN, Geurts JL, Akinola I, Christians KK, Clarke CN, George B, Ritch PS, Khan AH, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Griffin MO, Evans DB, Tsai S) HPB 2020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083782398 01/01/2020    
  • Radiographic patterns of first disease recurrence after neoadjuvant therapy and surgery for patients with resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (Barnes CA, Aldakkak M, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Dua K, George B, Ritch PS, Kamgar M, Hall WA, Kulkarni N, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Tsai S) Surgery (United States) 2020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85087345792 01/01/2020    
  • Role of Molecular Profiling of Pancreatic Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy: Does it Change Practice? (Krepline AN, Bliss L, Geurts J, Akinola I, Christians KK, George B, Ritch PS, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Tsai S) J Gastrointest Surg 2020 02;24(2):235-242 PMID: 31745905 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85076028351 11/21/2019    
  • Primary Liver Cancer: An NCDB Analysis of Overall Survival and Margins After Hepatectomy. (Coon C, Berger N, Eastwood D, Tsai S, Christians K, Mogal H, Clarke C, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg Oncol 2020 Apr;27(4):1156-1163 PMID: 31677109 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074715626 11/05/2019       3 Citations
  • Management of Acute Cholecystitis during Neoadjuvant Therapy in Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. (Jariwalla NR, Khan AH, Dua K, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Aldakkak M, George B, Tutton S, Rilling W, Erickson B, Evans DB, Tsai S) Ann Surg Oncol 2019 Dec;26(13):4515-4521 PMID: 31641946 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074492297 10/24/2019    
  • Survival of patients with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer who received neoadjuvant therapy and surgery. (Barnes CA, Chavez MI, Tsai S, Aldakkak M, George B, Ritch PS, Dua K, Clarke CN, Tolat P, Hagen C, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Christians KK) Surgery 2019 09;166(3):277-285 PMID: 31272811 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85068174272 07/06/2019       4 Citations
  • RAS Mutation Status Confers Prognostic Relevance in Patients Treated With Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Colorectal Cancer. (Morgan Z, Chow BE, Strong EA, Tsai S, Christians K, Mogal H, Gamblin TC, Clarke CN) J Surg Res 2019 08;240:130-135 PMID: 30928770 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063410472 04/01/2019       2 Citations
  • Effect of Donor Race-Matching on Overall Survival for African-American Patients Undergoing Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. (Silva JP, Maurina MN, Tsai S, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Mogal H, Saeian K, Gamblin TC) J Am Coll Surg 2019 03;228(3):245-254 PMID: 30639515 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85060157296 01/15/2019       2 Citations
  • Outcomes of Elderly Patients Undergoing Curative Resection for Retroperitoneal Sarcomas: Analysis From the US Sarcoma Collaborative. (Wilkinson KH, Ethun CG, Hembrook M, Bedi M, Charlson J, Mogal H, Tsai S, Christians K, Tran TB, Poultsides G, Grignol V, Howard JH, Tseng J, Roggin KK, Chouliaras K, Votanopoulos K, Cullinan D, Fields RC, Weber S, Gamblin TC, Cardona K, Clarke CN) J Surg Res 2019 01;233:154-162 PMID: 30502242 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85051762456 12/07/2018       3 Citations
  • Distal splenorenal and mesocaval shunting at the time of pancreatectomy. (Chavez MI, Tsai S, Clarke CN, Aldakkak M, Griffin MO, Khan AH, Ritch PS, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Christians KK) Surgery 2019 02;165(2):298-306 PMID: 30471779 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85056892124 11/26/2018       6 Citations
  • Elective Regional Therapy Treatment for Hepatic Adenoma. (Silva JP, Klooster B, Tsai S, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Mogal H, Clark Gamblin T) Ann Surg Oncol 2019 Jan;26(1):125-130 PMID: 30353390 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85055702464 10/26/2018       5 Citations
  • Importance of Normalization of CA19-9 Levels Following Neoadjuvant Therapy in Patients With Localized Pancreatic Cancer. (Tsai S, George B, Wittmann D, Ritch PS, Krepline AN, Aldakkak M, Barnes CA, Christians KK, Dua K, Griffin M, Hagen C, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Evans DB) Ann Surg 2020 04;271(4):740-747 PMID: 30312198 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85082099572 10/13/2018       18 Citations
  • A Phase II Clinical Trial of Molecular Profiled Neoadjuvant Therapy for Localized Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. (Tsai S, Christians KK, George B, Ritch PS, Dua K, Khan A, Mackinnon AC, Tolat P, Ahmad SA, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Evans DB) Ann Surg 2018 10;268(4):610-619 PMID: 30080723 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85067054610 08/07/2018       17 Citations
  • Gallbladder carcinoma: An analysis of the national cancer data base to examine hispanic influence. (Liu C, Berger NG, Rein L, Tarima S, Clarke C, Mogal H, Christians KK, Tsai S, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2018 Jun;117(8):1664-1671 PMID: 29714811 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046125870 05/02/2018       2 Citations
  • Ablation approach for primary liver tumors: Peri-operative outcomes. (Berger NG, Herren JL, Liu C, Burrow RH, Silva JP, Tsai S, Christians KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2018 Jun;117(7):1493-1499 PMID: 29484654 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85042551881 02/28/2018       2 Citations
  • The effect of prior upper abdominal surgery on outcomes after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: An analysis of the database of the organ procurement transplant network. (Silva JP, Berger NG, Yin Z, Liu Y, Tsai S, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Mogal H, Gamblin TC) Surgery 2018 05;163(5):1028-1034 PMID: 29398041 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85041576936 02/06/2018       2 Citations
  • Locally advanced pancreas cancer: Staging and goals of therapy. (Chatzizacharias NA, Tsai S, Griffin M, Tolat P, Ritch P, George B, Barnes C, Aldakkak M, Khan AH, Hall W, Erickson B, Evans DB, Christians KK) Surgery 2018 05;163(5):1053-1062 PMID: 29331400 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85040254084 01/15/2018       13 Citations
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy and total pancreatectomy for cancer (Evans DB, Tolat PP, Christians KK) Fischer's Mastery of Surgery, Seventh Edition 1 January 2018;2:1552-1572 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85046583465 01/01/2018    
  • Characterizing indeterminate liver lesions in patients with localized pancreatic cancer at the time of diagnosis. (Bhalla M, Aldakkak M, Kulkarni NM, O'Connor SD, Griffin MO Jr, Christians KK, Evans DB, Tsai S, Tolat PP) Abdom Radiol (NY) 2018 02;43(2):351-363 PMID: 29185014 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85035138788 12/01/2017       6 Citations
  • Minimally invasive hepatectomy conversions: an analysis of risk factors and outcomes. (Silva JP, Berger NG, Yin Z, Liu Y, Tsai S, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Mogal H, Clark Gamblin T) HPB (Oxford) 2018 02;20(2):132-139 PMID: 29183702 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85034837878 12/01/2017       6 Citations
  • Development of a high risk pancreatic screening clinic using 3.0 T MRI. (Barnes CA, Krzywda E, Lahiff S, McDowell D, Christians KK, Knechtges P, Tolat P, Hohenwalter M, Dua K, Khan AH, Evans DB, Geurts J, Tsai S) Fam Cancer 2018 01;17(1):101-111 PMID: 29101607 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85032808589 11/05/2017       5 Citations
  • Overall survival after resection of retroperitoneal sarcoma at academic cancer centers versus community cancer centers: An analysis of the National Cancer Data Base. (Berger NG, Silva JP, Mogal H, Clarke CN, Bedi M, Charlson J, Christians KK, Tsai S, Gamblin TC) Surgery 2018 02;163(2):318-323 PMID: 28943041 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85029656379 09/26/2017       15 Citations
  • Should functional renal scans be obtained prior to upper abdominal IMRT for pancreatic cancer? (Blitzer GC, Hall WA, Tsai S, Aldakkak M, Hellman RS, Evans DB, Christians KK, George B, Ritch PS, Erickson BA) Pract Radiat Oncol 2017 Nov - Dec;7(6):e449-e455 PMID: 28886941 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85028763165 09/10/2017    
  • Is Adjuvant Therapy Necessary for All Patients with Localized Pancreatic Cancer Who Have Received Neoadjuvant Therapy? (Barnes CA, Krepline AN, Aldakkak M, Clarke CN, Christians KK, Khan AH, Hunt BC, Ritch PS, George B, Hall WA, Erickson BA, Evans DB, Tsai S) J Gastrointest Surg 2017 Nov;21(11):1793-1803 PMID: 28849366 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85028529403 08/30/2017       8 Citations
  • The prognostic utility of baseline alpha-fetoprotein for hepatocellular carcinoma patients. (Silva JP, Gorman RA, Berger NG, Tsai S, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Mogal H, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2017 Dec;116(7):831-840 PMID: 28743160 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85026398495 07/26/2017       17 Citations
  • Transarterial chemoembolization in hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (Silva JP, Berger NG, Tsai S, Christians KK, Clarke CN, Mogal H, White S, Rilling W, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2017 08;19(8):659-666 PMID: 28552299 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85019962593 05/30/2017       31 Citations
  • External radiation or ablation for solitary hepatocellular carcinoma: A survival analysis of the SEER database. (Berger NG, Tanious MN, Hammad AY, Miura JT, Mogal H, Clarke CN, Christians KK, Tsai S, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2017 Sep;116(3):307-312 PMID: 28464313 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85018739094 05/04/2017       5 Citations
  • A Novel Reconstruction Technique During Pancreaticoduodenectomy After Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: How I do It. (Younan G, Tsai S, Evans DB, Christians KK) J Gastrointest Surg 2017 07;21(7):1186-1191 PMID: 28447199 PMCID: PMC5486682 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85018254506 04/28/2017       2 Citations
  • Retroperitoneal lymphangioleiomyoma with lymph node involvement: A pathologic-radiologic correlation of a rare form of myomelanocytic tumor. (Abdelkader A, Lam CA, Shahir KS, Christians K, Suster SM) Ann Diagn Pathol 2017 Apr;27:69-73 PMID: 28325364 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85011915343 03/23/2017       2 Citations
  • Cavernous transformation of the portal vein requiring temporary mesocaval shunt and internal jugular vein interposition graft (Younan G, Evans DB, Christians KK) Case-Based Lessons in the Management of Complex Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery 18 March 2017:375-383 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85055651960 03/18/2017    
  • Palliative interventions for hepatocellular carcinoma patients: analysis of the National Cancer Database. (Hammad AY, Robbins JR, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Gamblin TC, Johnston FM) Ann Palliat Med 2017 Jan;6(1):26-35 PMID: 28061532 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85010755580 01/08/2017       7 Citations
  • Poor Glycemic Control Is Associated with Failure to Complete Neoadjuvant Therapy and Surgery in Patients with Localized Pancreatic Cancer. (Rajamanickam ES, Christians KK, Aldakkak M, Krepline AN, Ritch PS, George B, Erickson BA, Foley WD, Aburajab M, Evans DB, Tsai S) J Gastrointest Surg 2017 03;21(3):496-505 PMID: 27896658 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84997795492 11/30/2016       2 Citations
  • Techniques of Vascular Resection and Reconstruction in Pancreatic Cancer. (Younan G, Tsai S, Evans DB, Christians KK) Surg Clin North Am 2016 Dec;96(6):1351-1370 PMID: 27865282 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84991257639 11/21/2016       13 Citations
  • Multimodality Therapy in Patients With Borderline Resectable or Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Importance of Locoregional Therapies for a Systemic Disease. (Tsai S, Christians KK, Ritch PS, George B, Khan AH, Erickson B, Evans DB) J Oncol Pract 2016 10;12(10):915-923 PMID: 27858562 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84991252464 11/20/2016       11 Citations
  • Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis during neoadjuvant therapy for resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer-Is it indicated? (Krepline AN, Christians KK, George B, Ritch PS, Erickson BA, Tolat P, Evans DB, Tsai S) J Surg Oncol 2016 Oct;114(5):581-586 PMID: 27760280 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84992111849 10/22/2016       12 Citations
  • Gallbladder Volvulus in a Patient with Type I Choledochal Cyst: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. (Younan G, Schumm M, Ali F, Christians KK) Case Rep Surg 2016;2016:5626531 PMID: 27747125 PMCID: PMC5055938 10/18/2016    
  • Replaced gastroduodenal artery: Added benefit of the "artery first" approach during pancreaticoduodenectomy-A case report. (Younan G, Chimukangara M, Tsai S, Evans DB, Christians KK) Int J Surg Case Rep 2016;23:93-7 PMID: 27124718 PMCID: PMC4855750 04/29/2016    
  • Venous shunting procedures for borderline resectable pancreatic cancer (Fathi AH, Tsai S, Lee JE, Evans DB, Christians KK) Multimodality Management of Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer 10 December 2015:237-245 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85012236160 12/10/2015    
  • Survival of patients with resectable pancreatic cancer who received neoadjuvant therapy. (Christians KK, Heimler JW, George B, Ritch PS, Erickson BA, Johnston F, Tolat PP, Foley WD, Evans DB, Tsai S) Surgery 2016 Mar;159(3):893-900 PMID: 26602840 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84950987094 11/26/2015       68 Citations
  • Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer: distinguishing molecular profiles to guide potential therapy. (Potkonjak M, Miura JT, Turaga KK, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Christians KK, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2015 Dec;17(12):1119-23 PMID: 26374242 PMCID: PMC4644364 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84947030321 09/17/2015       10 Citations
  • Palliative Care Training in Surgical Oncology and Hepatobiliary Fellowships: A National Survey of Program Directors. (Larrieux G, Wachi BI, Miura JT, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Gamblin TC, Peltier WL, Weissman DE, Nattinger AB, Johnston FM) Ann Surg Oncol 2015 Dec;22 Suppl 3:S1181-6 PMID: 26282906 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84952870039 08/19/2015       19 Citations
  • Neoadjuvant therapy for localized pancreatic cancer: guiding principles. (Fathi A, Christians KK, George B, Ritch PS, Erickson BA, Tolat P, Johnston FM, Evans DB, Tsai S) J Gastrointest Oncol 2015 Aug;6(4):418-29 PMID: 26261728 PMCID: PMC4502155 08/12/2015    
  • Pre-treatment carbohydrate antigen 19-9 does not predict the response to neoadjuvant therapy in patients with localized pancreatic cancer. (Aldakkak M, Christians KK, Krepline AN, George B, Ritch PS, Erickson BA, Johnston FM, Evans DB, Tsai S) HPB (Oxford) 2015 Oct;17(10):942-52 PMID: 26255895 PMCID: PMC4571763 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84941878704 08/11/2015       24 Citations
  • Use of neoadjuvant therapy in patients 75 years of age and older with pancreatic cancer. (Miura JT, Krepline AN, George B, Ritch PS, Erickson BA, Johnston FM, Oshima K, Christians KK, Evans DB, Tsai S) Surgery 2015 Dec;158(6):1545-55 PMID: 26243342 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84947023760 08/06/2015       18 Citations
  • Surgical resection versus ablation for hepatocellular carcinoma ≤ 3 cm: a population-based analysis. (Miura JT, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Eastwood D, Banerjee A, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2015 Oct;17(10):896-901 PMID: 26228076 PMCID: PMC4571757 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84941879772 08/01/2015       16 Citations
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiochemotherapy: Is There a Survival Advantage for Pancreatic Cancer Patients? (Tsai S, George B, Christians KK, Evans DB) Pancreatic Cancer, Cystic Neoplasms and Endocrine Tumors: Diagnosis and Management 7 April 2015:103-119 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84978698094 04/07/2015    
  • Chemotherapy for Surgically Resected Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma. (Miura JT, Johnston FM, Tsai S, George B, Thomas J, Eastwood D, Banerjee A, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Pawlik TM, Clark Gamblin T) Ann Surg Oncol 2015 Oct;22(11):3716-23 PMID: 25777092 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84941418828 03/18/2015       49 Citations
  • Hepatectomy for hemangioma; safe, but is it successful? (Groeschl RT, Riggle KM, Quebbeman EJ, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Gamblin TC) Hepatogastroenterology 2014 Oct;61(135):2009-13 PMID: 25713903 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84928761861 02/26/2015       3 Citations
  • Additional support for neoadjuvant therapy in the management of pancreatic cancer. (Christians KK, Evans DB) Ann Surg Oncol 2015 Jun;22(6):1755-8 PMID: 25519932 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84939946393 12/19/2014       4 Citations
  • Neoadjuvant chemoradiation with IMRT in resectable and borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. (Kharofa J, Tsai S, Kelly T, Wood C, George B, Ritch P, Wiebe L, Christians K, Evans DB, Erickson B) Radiother Oncol 2014 Oct;113(1):41-6 PMID: 25443499 PMCID: PMC4530020 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84922745297 12/03/2014       31 Citations
  • Is local resection adequate for T1 stage ampullary cancer? (Amini A, Miura JT, Jayakrishnan TT, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Christians KK, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) HPB (Oxford) 2015 Jan;17(1):66-71 PMID: 25395092 PMCID: PMC4266442 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84915822122 11/15/2014       17 Citations
  • Palliative care training in surgical oncology and hepatobiliary fellowships: a national survey of the fellows. (Amini A, Miura JT, Larrieux G, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Brasel KJ, Clark Gamblin T, Weissman DE, Nattinger AB, Johnston FM) Ann Surg Oncol 2015;22(6):1761-7 PMID: 25380685 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84939964878 11/09/2014       24 Citations
  • Patency rates of portal vein/superior mesenteric vein reconstruction after pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer. (Krepline AN, Christians KK, Duelge K, Mahmoud A, Ritch P, George B, Erickson BA, Foley WD, Quebbeman EJ, Turaga KK, Johnston FM, Gamblin TC, Evans DB, Tsai S) J Gastrointest Surg 2014 Nov;18(11):2016-25 PMID: 25227638 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84920138622 09/18/2014       24 Citations
  • Technical aspects of pancreatic surgery (Pilgrim CHC, Evans DB, Christians KK) Handbook of Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery 9 September 2014 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84974782349 09/09/2014    
  • Defining the role of adjuvant external beam radiotherapy on resected adenocarcinoma of the ampulla of vater. (Miura JT, Jayakrishnan TT, Amini A, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Erickson B, Quebbeman EJ, Christians KK, Evans DB, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) J Gastrointest Surg 2014 Nov;18(11):2003-8 PMID: 25159502 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84920163240 08/28/2014       9 Citations
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy should be performed before definitive resection for pancreatic cancer: a financial argument. (Jayakrishnan TT, Nadeem H, Groeschl RT, George B, Thomas JP, Ritch PS, Christians KK, Tsai S, Evans DB, Pappas SG, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK) HPB (Oxford) 2015 Feb;17(2):131-9 PMID: 25123702 PMCID: PMC4299387 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84920841239 08/16/2014       13 Citations
  • Surgical management of hepatic hemangiomas: a multi-institutional experience. (Miura JT, Amini A, Schmocker R, Nichols S, Sukato D, Winslow ER, Spolverato G, Ejaz A, Squires MH, Kooby DA, Maithel SK, Li A, Wu MC, Sarmiento JM, Bloomston M, Christians KK, Johnston FM, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Tsung A, Pawlik TM, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Oct;16(10):924-8 PMID: 24946109 PMCID: PMC4238859 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84927788563 06/20/2014       38 Citations
  • Molecular profiling in gastric cancer: examining potential targets for chemotherapy. (Miura JT, Johnston FM, Thomas J, George B, Eastwood D, Tsai S, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2014 Sep;110(3):302-6 PMID: 24844210 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84905367494 05/23/2014       9 Citations
  • Arterial resection at the time of pancreatectomy for cancer. (Christians KK, Pilgrim CH, Tsai S, Ritch P, George B, Erickson B, Tolat P, Evans DB) Surgery 2014 May;155(5):919-26 PMID: 24787115 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84899659181 05/03/2014       58 Citations
  • Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX for borderline resectable pancreas cancer: a new treatment paradigm? (Christians KK, Tsai S, Mahmoud A, Ritch P, Thomas JP, Wiebe L, Kelly T, Erickson B, Wang H, Evans DB, George B) Oncologist 2014 Mar;19(3):266-74 PMID: 24569947 PMCID: PMC3958454 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84896486447 02/27/2014       140 Citations
  • Reply: To PMID 23816382. (Pilgrim CH, Evans DB, Christians KK) J Am Coll Surg 2014 Feb;218(2):307-8 PMID: 24440074 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892562130 01/21/2014    
  • Optimal management of the splenic vein at the time of venous resection for pancreatic cancer: importance of the inferior mesenteric vein. (Pilgrim CH, Tsai S, Tolat P, Patel P, Rilling W, Evans DB, Christians KK) J Gastrointest Surg 2014 May;18(5):917-21 PMID: 24347313 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84900297449 12/19/2013       22 Citations
  • Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of outcomes for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: a Western perspective. (Sullivan KM, Groeschl RT, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Christians KK, White SB, Rilling WS, Pilgrim CH, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2014 Feb;109(2):95-7 PMID: 24122764 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84892938594 10/15/2013       26 Citations
  • Microwave ablation for hepatic malignancies: a multiinstitutional analysis. (Groeschl RT, Pilgrim CH, Hanna EM, Simo KA, Swan RZ, Sindram D, Martinie JB, Iannitti DA, Bloomston M, Schmidt C, Khabiri H, Shirley LA, Martin RC, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Rilling WS, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg 2014 Jun;259(6):1195-200 PMID: 24096760 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84900873256 10/08/2013       146 Citations
  • The Frey procedure for chronic pancreatitis secondary to pancreas divisum. (Pappas SG, Pilgrim CH, Keim R, Harris R, Wilson S, Turaga K, Tsai S, Dua K, Khan A, Oh Y, Gamblin TC, Christians K) JAMA Surg 2013 Nov;148(11):1057-62 PMID: 24005579 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84888596905 09/06/2013       11 Citations
  • Duplicate pancreas meets gastric duplication cyst: A tale of two anomalies. (Christians KK, Pappas S, Pilgrim C, Tsai S, Quebbeman E) Int J Surg Case Rep 2013;4(8):735-9 PMID: 23827696 PMCID: PMC3710888 07/06/2013    
  • Mesocaval shunting: a novel technique to facilitate venous resection and reconstruction and enhance exposure of the superior mesenteric and celiac arteries during pancreaticoduodenectomy. (Pilgrim CH, Tsai S, Evans DB, Christians KK) J Am Coll Surg 2013 Sep;217(3):e17-20 PMID: 23816382 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882857536 07/03/2013       17 Citations
  • Viral status at the time of liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a modern predictor of longterm survival. (Groeschl RT, Hong JC, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Pilgrim CH, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 Oct;15(10):794-802 PMID: 23782341 PMCID: PMC3791119 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84884292468 06/21/2013       2 Citations
  • Staging chest computed tomography and positron emission tomography in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma: utility or futility? (Pappas SG, Christians KK, Tolat PP, Mautz AP, Lal A, McElroy L, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Erickson B, Ritch P, Evans DB) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Jan;16(1):70-4 PMID: 23496023 PMCID: PMC3892317 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84890557827 03/19/2013       17 Citations
  • Recurrence after microwave ablation of liver malignancies: a single institution experience. (Groeschl RT, Wong RK, Quebbeman EJ, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Pappas SG, Christians KK, Hohenwalter EJ, Tutton SM, Rilling WS, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 May;15(5):365-71 PMID: 23458599 PMCID: PMC3633038 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84876050045 03/06/2013       28 Citations
  • Modern perspectives on factors predisposing to the development of gallbladder cancer. (Pilgrim CH, Groeschl RT, Christians KK, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 Nov;15(11):839-44 PMID: 23458506 PMCID: PMC4503280 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84886087792 03/06/2013       23 Citations
  • Distal splenorenal and temporary mesocaval shunting at the time of pancreatectomy for cancer: initial experience from the Medical College of Wisconsin. (Christians KK, Riggle K, Keim R, Pappas S, Tsai S, Ritch P, Erickson B, Evans DB) Surgery 2013 Jul;154(1):123-31 PMID: 23305596 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84882828441 01/12/2013       33 Citations
  • Management of primary hepatopancreatobiliary small cell carcinoma. (Groeschl RT, Christians KK, Turaga KK, Gamblin TC) J Surg Oncol 2013 Jun;107(7):692-5 PMID: 23280574 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84878298180 01/03/2013       8 Citations
  • Critical steps for pancreaticoduodenectomy in the setting of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. (Christians KK, Tsai S, Tolat PP, Evans DB) J Surg Oncol 2013 Jan;107(1):33-8 PMID: 22711619 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84871286476 06/20/2012       28 Citations
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy (whipple operation) and total pancreatectomy for cancer (Evans DB, Christians KK, Foley WD) Fischer's Mastery of Surgery: Sixth Edition 20 February 2012;1 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84973434254 02/20/2012    
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome associated with a history of alcohol abuse: coincidence or consequence? (Wilson SD, Doffek KM, Krzywda EA, Quebbeman EJ, Christians KK, Pappas SG) Surgery 2011 Dec;150(6):1129-35 PMID: 22136832 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-82755195095 12/06/2011       5 Citations
  • Chemoembolization of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma with cisplatinum, doxorubicin, mitomycin C, ethiodol, and polyvinyl alcohol: a 2-center study. (Kiefer MV, Albert M, McNally M, Robertson M, Sun W, Fraker D, Olthoff K, Christians K, Pappas S, Rilling W, Soulen MC) Cancer 2011 Apr 01;117(7):1498-505 PMID: 21425151 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79952836663 03/23/2011       82 Citations
  • Radiofrequency ablation of neuroendocrine hepatic metastasis. (Gamblin TC, Christians K, Pappas SG) Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2011 Apr;20(2):273-9, vii-viii PMID: 21377583 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79952177514 03/08/2011       15 Citations
  • Portal vein resection. (Christians KK, Lal A, Pappas S, Quebbeman E, Evans DB) Surg Clin North Am 2010 Apr;90(2):309-22 PMID: 20362788 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77950813124 04/07/2010       31 Citations
  • Management of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer. (Lal A, Christians K, Evans DB) Surg Oncol Clin N Am 2010 Apr;19(2):359-70 PMID: 20159519 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-75849147865 02/18/2010       9 Citations
  • Follicular lymphoma transformation to dual translocated Burkitt-like lymphoma: improved disease control associated with radiation therapy. (Parker SM, Olteanu H, VanTuinen P, Lawton CA, Schultz CJ, Christians KK, Fenske TS) Int J Hematol 2009 Dec;90(5):616-622 PMID: 19937165 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-73449127535 11/26/2009       9 Citations
  • Erratum: Pancreaticoduodenectomy and vascular resection: Persistent controversy and current recommendations (Annals of Surgical Oncology (2009) 16 (789-791) DOI: 10.1245/s10434-009-0322-y) (Christians K, Evans DB) Annals of Surgical Oncology August 2009;16(8):2380 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-67650815230 08/01/2009    
  • Small pancreatic and periampullary neuroendocrine tumors: resect or enucleate? (Pitt SC, Pitt HA, Baker MS, Christians K, Touzios JG, Kiely JM, Weber SM, Wilson SD, Howard TJ, Talamonti MS, Rikkers LF) J Gastrointest Surg 2009 Sep;13(9):1692-8 PMID: 19548038 PMCID: PMC3354713 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-70349434733 06/24/2009       83 Citations
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy and vascular resection: persistent controversy and current recommendations. (Christians K, Evans DB) Ann Surg Oncol 2009 Apr;16(4):789-91 PMID: 19169752 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-62149102701 01/27/2009       37 Citations
  • Crohn's disease presenting as necrotizing fasciitis: a case report. (Kiely JM, Brasel KJ, Graewin SJ, Nowak DM, Christians KK, Nirula R) Am Surg 2005 Oct;71(10):870-1 PMID: 16468538 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-33644939608 02/14/2006       3 Citations
  • The use of recombinant activated factor VII in trauma-associated hemorrhage with crush injury. (Christians K, Brasel K, Garlitz J, Abu-Hajir M, Gottschall J) J Trauma 2005 Sep;59(3):742-6 PMID: 16361923 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-29544443813 12/20/2005       4 Citations
  • The value of process measures in evaluating an evidence-based guideline. (Brasel KJ, Weigelt JA, Christians KK, Somberg LB) Surgery 2003 Oct;134(4):605-10; discussion 610-12 PMID: 14605621 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0242467403 11/08/2003       8 Citations
  • Ultrasound use in the intensive care unit (Christians KK, Weigelt JA) Operative Techniques in General Surgery September 2003;5(3):158-165 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0141738434 01/01/2003    
  • Postoperative atrial fibrillation in noncardiothoracic surgical patients. (Christians KK, Wu B, Quebbeman EJ, Brasel KJ) Am J Surg 2001 Dec;182(6):713-5 PMID: 11839344 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035708542 02/13/2002       70 Citations
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma: multimodality management. (Christians KK, Pitt HA, Rilling WS, Franco J, Quiroz FA, Adams MB, Wallace JR, Quebbeman EJ) Surgery 2001 Oct;130(4):554-9; discussion 559-60 PMID: 11602884 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0034788280 10/17/2001       24 Citations
  • Ablation of liver metastasis: is preoperative imaging sufficiently accurate? (Wallace JR, Christians KK, Quiroz FA, Foley WD, Pitt HA, Quebbeman EJ) J Gastrointest Surg 2001 Jan-Feb;5(1):98-107 PMID: 11309654 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0035221738 04/20/2001       34 Citations
  • Cryotherapy extends the indications for treatment of colorectal liver metastases. (Wallace JR, Christians KK, Pitt HA, Quebbeman EJ) Surgery 1999 Oct;126(4):766-72; discussion 772-4 PMID: 10520927 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032823281 10/16/1999       58 Citations
  • Cost analysis in the management of esophageal coins: endoscopy versus bougienage. (Calkins CM, Christians KK, Sell LL) J Pediatr Surg 1999 Mar;34(3):412-4 PMID: 10211643 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032972577 04/22/1999       35 Citations
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