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RESEARCH

Sammy Saab, M.D.

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(310) 206-4197

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(310) 206-6705
(310) 794-7788

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Practice Location
200 UCLA Medical Plaza #214
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Email Address:

ssaab@mednet.ucla.edu

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Home Page.
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Professor, Department of Medicine

Surgery

Head, Outcomes Research in Hepatology, Pfleger Liver Institute

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing


Awards and Honors:

UCSD Department of Medicine
UCSD Department of Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine

Detailed Biography:

Dr. Saab received his BS, MD, and MPH from UCLA. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of California at San Diego Medical Center and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology.

Dr. Saab is active on many local, national, and international committees, including the Medical Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Liver Foundation, Morbidity and Mortality Committee for the Department of Internal Medicine, and the Liver Transplant Executive Committee of the UCLA Division of Transplantation. He was on the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Transplantation (2006–2008) and the Educational Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (2004–2007). He has been an investigator in numerous clinical trials, a frequently invited speaker worldwide and leads a continuously annual patient education seminar. Dr. Saab has been awarded one of the “Best Doctors in America,” received the Distinguished Achievement Award from his Division of Digestive Diseases and was awarded an honorary fellowship degree from the American Gastroenterological Association.

Dr. Saab has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. He has also authored more than a 100 book chapters, editorials, abstracts, and poster presentations. Dr. Saab is on the editorial board of over a dozen journals.

Selected Publications:

Yu Christine, Sharma Nikhil, Saab Sammy Hyponatremia: clinical associations, prognosis, and treatment in cirrhosis. Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 2013; 11(1): 3-11.
Rubin Joshua, Ayoub Noel, Kaldas Fady, Saab Sammy Management of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma in liver transplant recipients: a systematic review. Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 2012; 10(6): 531-43.
Saab Sammy, Choi Young, Rahal Harman, Li Kun, Tong Myron Trends in viral hepatitis cost-effectiveness studies. The American journal of managed care. 2012; 18(12): 790-8.
Everson Gregory T, Terrault Norah A, Lok Anna S, Rodrigo Del R, Brown Robert S, Saab Sammy, Shiffman Mitchell L, Al-Osaimi Abdullah M S, Kulik Laura M, Gillespie Brenda W, Everhart James E, Everhart James E A randomized controlled trial of pretransplant antiviral therapy to prevent recurrence of hepatitis C after liver transplantation. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2012; 10(6): .
Chavalitdhamrong Disaya, Jensen Dennis M, Singh Bhavneet, Kovacs Thomas O G, Han Steven H, Durazo Francisco, Saab Sammy, Gornbein Jeffrey A Capsule endoscopy is not as accurate as esophagogastroduodenoscopy in screening cirrhotic patients for varices. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2012; 10(3): 254-8.e1.
Khungar Vandana, Saab Sammy Cirrhosis with refractory ascites: serial large volume paracentesis, TIPS, or transplantation?. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2011; 9(11): 931-5; quiz e121-2.
Ng Vivian, Saab Sammy Effects of a sustained virologic response on outcomes of patients with chronic hepatitis C. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2011; 9(11): 923-30.
McCombs Jeffrey S, Yuan Yong, Shin Janet, Saab Sammy Economic burden associated with patients diagnosed with hepatitis C. Clinical therapeutics. 2011; 33(9): 1268-80.
Chak Eric, Talal Andrew H, Sherman Kenneth E, Schiff Eugene R, Saab Sammy Hepatitis C virus infection in USA: an estimate of true prevalence. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2011; 31(8): 1090-101.
Hong Johnny C, Jones Christopher M, Duffy John P, Petrowsky Henrik, Farmer Douglas G, French Samuel, Finn Richard, Durazo Francisco A, Saab Sammy, Tong Myron J, Hiatt Jonathan R, Busuttil Ronald W Comparative analysis of resection and liver transplantation for intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma: a 24-year experience in a single center. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 2011; 146(6): 683-9.
Saab Sammy, Ng Vivian, Landaverde Carmen, Lee Sung-Jae, Comulada W Scott, Arevalo Jennifer, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven-Huy, Younossi Zobari, Busuttil Ronald W Development of a disease-specific questionnaire to measure health-related quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2011; 17(5): 567-79.
Saab Sammy, Bownik Hillary, Ayoub Noel, Younossi Zobair, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Hong Johnny C, Farmer Douglas, Busuttil Ronald W Differences in health-related quality of life scores after orthotopic liver transplantation with respect to selected socioeconomic factors. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2011; 17(5): 580-90.
Hong Johnny C, Petrowsky Henrik, Kaldas Fady M, Farmer Douglas G, Durazo Francisco A, Finn Richard S, Saab Sammy, Han Steven-Huy, Lee Percy, Markovic Daniela, Lassman Charles, Hiatt Jonathan R, Busuttil Ronald W Predictive index for tumor recurrence after liver transplantation for locally advanced intrahepatic and hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2011; 212(4): 514-20; discussion 520-1.
Han Steven-Huy B, Durazo Francisco A, Saab Sammy, Tong Myron J A proposed, evidence-based approach to the treatment of chronic Hepatitis B. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2011; 45(3): 259-66.
Sung Hubert, Chang Michael, Saab Sammy Management of Hepatitis C Antiviral Therapy Adverse Effects. Current hepatitis reports. 2011; 10(1): 33-40.
El-Masry Monica, Puig Carlos Alberto, Gilbert Carlos Puig, Saab Sammy Recurrence of non-viral liver disease after orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2011; 31(3): 291-302.
Foster Temitope, Budoff Matthew J, Saab Sammy, Ahmadi Naser, Gordon Craig, Guerci Alan D Atorvastatin and antioxidants for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: the St Francis Heart Study randomized clinical trial. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2011; 106(1): 71-7.
Apisarnthanarak Piyaporn, Raman Steven S, Ghobrial R Mark, Busuttil Ronald W, Saab Sammy, Lu David S K Efficacy of CT angiography for preoperative vascular mapping in adult to adult living related liver transplant donors. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet. 2011; 94(1): 98-105.
Saab Sammy, McTigue Michael, Finn Richard S, Busuttil Ronald W Sorafenib as adjuvant therapy for high-risk hepatocellular carcinoma in liver transplant recipients: feasibility and efficacy. Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 2010; 8(4): 307-13.
Duffy John P, Kao Kenneth, Ko Clifford Y, Farmer Douglas G, McDiarmid Sue V, Hong Johnny C, Venick Robert S, Feist Susan, Goldstein Leonard, Saab Sammy, Hiatt Jonathan R, Busuttil Ronald W Long-term patient outcome and quality of life after liver transplantation: analysis of 20-year survivors. Annals of surgery. 2010; 252(4): 652-61.
Chak Eric, Saab Sammy Risk factors and incidence of de novo malignancy in liver transplant recipients: a systematic review. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2010; 30(9): 1247-58.
Desai Shireena, Hong Johnny C, Saab Sammy Cardiovascular risk factors following orthotopic liver transplantation: predisposing factors, incidence and management. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2010; 30(7): 948-57.
Chak Eric, Saab Sammy Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin Dosing Strategies to Enhance Sustained Virologic Response. Current hepatitis reports. 2010; 9(3): 147-154.
Movahedi Zohreh, Holt Curtis D, Saab Sammy Liver transplant: a primer. Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 2010; 8(2): 83-90.
Saab Sammy, Hunt Douglas R, Stone Michael A, McClune Amy, Tong Myron J Timing of hepatitis C antiviral therapy in patients with advanced liver disease: a decision analysis model. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2010; 16(6): 748-59.
Tong Myron John, Hsu Leeyen, Hsien Carlos, Kao Jia-Horng, Durazo Francisco Antonio, Saab Sammy, Blatt Lawrence Mitchell A comparison of hepatitis B viral markers of patients in different clinical stages of chronic infection. Hepatology international. 2010; 4(2): 516-22.
Walker Nicole M, Stuart Katherine A, Ryan Rebecca J, Desai Shireena, Saab Sammy, Nicol Jennifer A, Fletcher Linda M, Crawford Darrell H G Serum ferritin concentration predicts mortality in patients awaiting liver transplantation. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2010; 51(5): 1683-91.
Saab Sammy, Waterman Benjamin, Chi Amanda C, Tong Myron J Comparison of different immunoprophylaxis regimens after liver transplantation with hepatitis B core antibody-positive donors: a systematic review. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2010; 16(3): 300-7.
Tabibian James H, Asham Emad H, Han Steven, Saab Sammy, Tong Myron J, Goldstein Leonard, Busuttil Ronald W, Durazo Francisco A Endoscopic treatment of postorthotopic liver transplantation anastomotic biliary strictures with maximal stent therapy (with video). Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2010; 71(3): 505-12.
Bownik Hillary, Saab Sammy The effects of hepatitis C recurrence on health-related quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2010; 30(1): 19-30.
Bownik Hillary, Saab Sammy Health-related quality of life after liver transplantation for adult recipients. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2009; 15 Suppl 2(11): S42-9.
Saab Sammy, Yeganeh Melina, Nguyen Kelvin, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Yersiz Hasan, Farmer Douglas G, Goldstein Leonard I, Tong Myron J, Busuttil Ronald W Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma and hepatitis B reinfection in hepatitis B surface antigen-positive patients after liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2009; 15(11): 1525-34.
Martyak Lenna A, Yeganeh Melina, Saab Sammy Hepatitis C and lymphoproliferative disorders: from mixed cryoglobulinemia to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2009; 7(8): 900-5.
Kanwal Fasiha, Gralnek Ian M, Hays Ron D, Zeringue Angelique, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven B, Saab Sammy, Bolus Roger, Spiegel Brennan M R Health-related quality of life predicts mortality in patients with advanced chronic liver disease. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2009; 7(7): 793-9.
Tabibian James H, Asham Emad H, Goldstein Leonard, Han Steven H, Saab Sammy, Tong Myron J, Busuttil Ronald W, Durazo Francisco A Endoscopic treatment with multiple stents for post-liver-transplantation nonanastomotic biliary strictures. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. 2009; 69(7): 1236-43.
Tong Myron John, Hsien Carlos, Song Joanna Jungeun, Kao Jia Horng, Sun Hai-En, Hsu Leeyen, Han Steven-Huy, Durazo Francisco Antonio, Saab Sammy, Blatt Lawrence Mitchell Factors associated with progression to hepatocellular carcinoma and to death from liver complications in patients with HBsAg-positive cirrhosis. Digestive diseases and sciences. 2009; 54(6): 1337-46.
Saab Sammy, Ham Maggie Y, Stone Michael A, Holt Curtis, Tong Myron Decision analysis model for hepatitis B prophylaxis one year after liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2009; 15(4): 413-20.
Saab Sammy, Hernandez Jose Carlos, Chi Amanda C, Tong Myron J Oral antibiotic prophylaxis reduces spontaneous bacterial peritonitis occurrence and improves short-term survival in cirrhosis: a meta-analysis. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2009; 104(4): 993-1001; quiz 1002.
Hunt Douglas R, Saab Sammy Viral hepatitis in incarcerated adults: a medical and public health concern. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2009; 104(4): 1024-31.
Nyamathi Adeline, Liu Yihang, Marfisee Mary, Shoptaw Steven, Gregerson Paul, Saab Sammy, Leake Barbara, Tyler Darlene, Gelberg Lillian Effects of a nurse-managed program on hepatitis A and B vaccine completion among homeless adults. Nursing research. 2009; 58(1): 13-22.
Shim Michael, Saab Sammy Severe hepatotoxicity due to Hydroxycut: a case report. Digestive diseases and sciences. 2009; 54(2): 406-8.
Landaverde Carmen, Saab Sammy Deciding liver transplant candidacy: tools of the trade. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2008; 28(9): 1186-9.
Surti Bijal, Tan Jennifer, Saab Sammy Pregnancy and liver transplantation. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2008; 28(9): 1200-6.
Tan Jennifer A, Joseph Tom A, Saab Sammy Treating hepatitis C in the prison population is cost-saving. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2008; 48(5): 1387-95.
Durazo Francisco A, Blatt Lawrence M, Corey William G, Lin Jiing-Huey, Han Steven, Saab Sammy, Busuttil Ronald W, Tong Myron J Des-gamma-carboxyprothrombin, alpha-fetoprotein and AFP-L3 in patients with chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology. 2008; 23(10): 1541-8.
Campsen Jeffrey, Blei Andres T, Emond Jean C, Everhart James E, Freise Chris E, Lok Anna S, Saab Sammy, Wisniewski Karen A, Trotter James F, Trotter James F Outcomes of living donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure: the adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation cohort study. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2008; 14(9): 1273-80.
Saab Sammy, Ibrahim Ayman B, Surti Bijal, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Yersiz Hasan, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial R Mark, Goldstein Leonard I, Tong Myron J, Busuttil Ronald W Pretransplant variables associated with quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2008; 28(8): 1087-94.
Dong Mamie H, Saab Sammy Complications of cirrhosis. Disease-a-month : DM. 2008; 54(7): 445-56.
Yuan Yong, Iloeje Uchenna H, Hay Joel, Saab Sammy Evaluation of the cost-effectiveness of entecavir versus lamivudine in hepatitis BeAg-positive chronic hepatitis B patients. Journal of managed care pharmacy : JMCP. 2008; 14(1): 21-33.
Martyak Lenna A, Taqavi Ehsan, Saab Sammy Lamivudine prophylaxis is effective in reducing hepatitis B reactivation and reactivation-related mortality in chemotherapy patients: a meta-analysis. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2008; 28(1): 28-38.
Trotter James F, Wisniewski Karen A, Terrault Norah A, Everhart James E, Kinkhabwala Milan, Weinrieb Robert M, Fair Jeffrey H, Fisher Robert A, Koffron Alan J, Saab Sammy, Merion Robert M, Merion Robert M Outcomes of donor evaluation in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2007; 46(5): 1476-84.
Saab Sammy, Dong Mamie H, Joseph Tom A, Tong Myron J Hepatitis B prophylaxis in patients undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma: a decision analysis model. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2007; 46(4): 1049-56.
Saab Sammy, Wiese Cristina, Ibrahim Ayman B, Peralta Lisette, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Yersiz Hasan, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial R Mark, Goldstein Leonard I, Tong Myron J, Busuttil Ronald W Employment and quality of life in liver transplant recipients. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2007; 13(9): 1330-8.
Saab Sammy, Oh Mina K, Ibrahim Ayman B, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Yersiz Hasan, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial R Mark, Goldstein Leonard I, Tong Myron J, Busuttil Ronald W Anemia in liver transplant recipients undergoing antiviral treatment for recurrent hepatitis C. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2007; 13(7): 1032-8.
Trotter James F, Hill-Callahan Margaret M, Gillespie Brenda W, Nielsen Carrie A, Saab Sammy, Shrestha Roshan, Talamantes Michael M, Weinrieb Robert M, Weinrieb Robert M Severe psychiatric problems in right hepatic lobe donors for living donor liver transplantation. Transplantation. 2007; 83(11): 1506-8.
Otsuka Yuichiro, Duffy John P, Saab Sammy, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial Rafik M, Hiatt Jonathan R, Busuttil Ronald W Postresection hepatic failure: successful treatment with liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2007; 13(5): 672-9.
Terrault Norah A, Shiffman Mitchell L, Lok Anna S F, Saab Sammy, Tong Lan, Brown Robert S, Everson Gregory T, Reddy K Rajender, Fair Jeffrey H, Kulik Laura M, Pruett Timothy L, Seeff Leonard B, Seeff Leonard B Outcomes in hepatitis C virus-infected recipients of living donor vs. deceased donor liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2007; 13(1): 122-9.
Saab Sammy, Nguyen Stephen, Collins James, Kunder Gregg, Busuttil Ronald W Lymphedema tarda after liver transplantation: a case report and review of the literature. Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 2006; 4(2): 567-70.
Cameron Andrew M, Ghobrial Rafik M, Hiatt Jonathan R, Carmody Ian C, Gordon Sherilyn A, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Zimmerman Michael A, Durazo Francisco, Han Steve H, Saab Sammy, Gornbein Jeffrey, Busuttil Ronald W Effect of nonviral factors on hepatitis C recurrence after liver transplantation. Annals of surgery. 2006; 244(4): 563-71.
Saab Sammy, Landaverde Carmen, Ibrahim Ayman B, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Yersiz Hasan, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial R Mark, Goldstein Leonard I, Tong Myron J, Busuttil Ronald W The MELD score in advanced liver disease: association with clinical portal hypertension and mortality. Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. 2006; 4(1): 395-9.
Biggins Scott W, Kim W Ray, Terrault Norah A, Saab Sammy, Balan Vijay, Schiano Thomas, Benson Joanne, Therneau Terry, Kremers Walter, Wiesner Russell, Kamath Patrick, Klintmalm Goran Evidence-based incorporation of serum sodium concentration into MELD. Gastroenterology. 2006; 130(6): 1652-60.
Saab Sammy, Nguyen Stephen, Ibrahim Ayman, Vierling John M, Tong Myron J Management of patients with cirrhosis in Southern California: results of a practitioner survey. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2006; 40(2): 156-61.
Saab Sammy, Niho Henry, Comulada Scott, Hiatt Jonathan, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Farmer Douglas G, Holt Curtis, Yersiz Hasan, Goldstein Leonard I, Ghobrial R Mark, Busuttil Ronald W Mortality predictors in liver transplant recipients with recurrent hepatitis C cirrhosis. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2005; 25(5): 940-5.
Jacobs R Jake, Meyerhoff Allen S, Saab Sammy Immunization needs of chronic liver disease patients seen in primary care versus specialist settings. Digestive diseases and sciences. 2005; 50(8): 1525-31.
Kim Andrew I, Saab Sammy Treatment of hepatitis C. The American journal of medicine. 2005; 118(8): 808-15.
Busuttil Ronald W, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Hiatt Jonathan R, McDiarmid Sue V, Goldstein Leonard I, Saab Sammy, Han Steven, Durazo Francisco, Weaver Michael, Cao Carlos, Chen Tony, Lipshutz Gerald S, Holt Curtis, Gordon Sherilyn, Gornbein Jeffery, Amersi Farin, Ghobrial Rafik M Analysis of long-term outcomes of 3200 liver transplantations over two decades: a single-center experience. Annals of surgery. 2005; 241(6): 905-16; discussion 916-8.
Lu David S K, Yu Nam C, Raman Steven S, Lassman Charles, Tong Myron J, Britten Carolyn, Durazo Francisco, Saab Sammy, Han Steven, Finn Richard, Hiatt Jonathan R, Busuttil Ronald W Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma as a bridge to liver transplantation. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2005; 41(5): 1130-7.
Saab Sammy, Ibrahim Ayman B, Shpaner Alexander, Younossi Zobair M, Lee Cindy, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Esrason Karl, Wu Victor, Hiatt Jonathan, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial R Mark, Holt Curtis, Yersiz Hasan, Goldstein Leonard I, Tong Myron J, Busuttil Ronald W MELD fails to measure quality of life in liver transplant candidates. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2005; 11(2): 218-23.
Saab Sammy, Cho Daniel, Lassman R Charles, Gajjar Nupoor A, Ghobrial Mark, Busuttil Ronald W Recurrent non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in a living related liver transplant recipient. Journal of hepatology. 2005; 42(1): 148-9.
Shimoda Mitsugi, Ghobrial Rafik M, Carmody Ian C, Anselmo Dean M, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Chen Pauline, Dawson Sherfield, Durazo Francisco, Han Steve, Goldstein Leonard I, Saab Sammy, Hiatt Jonathan, Busuttil Ronald W Predictors of survival after liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma associated with Hepatitis C. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2004; 10(12): 1478-86.
Saab Sammy, Kalmaz Denise, Gajjar Nupoor A, Hiatt Jonathan, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial R Mark, Yersiz Hasan, Goldstein Leonard I, Lassman Charles R, Busuttil Ronald W Outcomes of acute rejection after interferon therapy in liver transplant recipients. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2004; 10(7): 859-67.
Durazo Francisco A, Lassman Charles, Han Steven H B, Saab Sammy, Lee Nancy P, Kawano Marvin, Saggi Bob, Gordon Sherilyn, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Goldstein R Leonard I, Ghobrial Mark, Busuttil Ronald W Fulminant liver failure due to usnic acid for weight loss. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2004; 99(5): 950-2.
Limanond Piyaporn, Raman Steven S, Ghobrial R Mark, Busuttil Ronald W, Saab Sammy, Lu David S K Preoperative imaging in adult-to-adult living related liver transplant donors: what surgeons want to know. Journal of computer assisted tomography. 2004; 28(2): 149-57.
Wang Victor S, Saab Sammy Liver transplantation in the era of model for end-stage liver disease. Liver international : official journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver. 2004; 24(1): 1-8.
Limanond Piyaporn, Raman Steven S, Lassman Charles, Sayre James, Ghobrial R Mark, Busuttil Ronald W, Saab Sammy, Lu David S K Macrovesicular hepatic steatosis in living related liver donors: correlation between CT and histologic findings. Radiology. 2004; 230(1): 276-80.
Yao Francis Y, Saab Sammy, Bass Nathan M, Hirose Ryutaro, Ly David, Terrault Norah, Lazar Ann A, Bacchetti Peter, Ascher Nancy L, Roberts John P Prediction of survival after liver retransplantation for late graft failure based on preoperative prognostic scores. Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2004; 39(1): 230-8.
Karsan Hetal A, Rojter Sergio E, Saab Sammy Primary prevention of cirrhosis. Public health strategies that can make a difference. Postgraduate medicine. 2004; 115(1): 25-30.
Kanwal Fasiha, Chen David, Ting Lena, Gornbein Jeffrey, Saab Sammy, Durazo Francisco, Yersiz Hasan, Farmer Douglas, Ghobrial R Mark, Busuttil Ronald W, Han Steven-Huy A model to predict the development of mental status changes of unclear cause after liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2003; 9(12): 1312-9.
Jacobs R Jake, Saab Sammy, Meyerhoff Allen S, Koff Raymond S An economic assessment of pre-vaccination screening for hepatitis A and B. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 2003; 118(6): 550-8.
Chang Albert J., Dixit Vivek, Saab Sammy Fulminant Hepatic Failure. Current treatment options in gastroenterology. 2003; 6(6): 473-479.
Saab Sammy, Chang Albert J, Comulada Scott, Geevarghese Sunil K, Anselmo R Dean M, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Goldstein Leonard I, Ghobrial R Mark, Busuttil Ronald W Outcomes of hepatitis C- and hepatitis B core antibody-positive grafts in orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2003; 9(10): 1053-61.
Jacobs R Jake, Greenberg David P, Koff Raymond S, Saab Sammy, Meyerhoff Allen S Regional variation in the cost effectiveness of childhood hepatitis A immunization. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 2003; 22(10): 904-14.
Saab Sammy, Ghobrial Rafik M, Ibrahim Ayman B, Kunder Gregg, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Goldstein Leonard I, Busuttil Ronald W Hepatitis C positive grafts may be used in orthotopic liver transplantation: a matched analysis. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2003; 3(9): 1167-72.
Saab Sammy, Wang Victor Recurrent hepatitis C following liver transplant: diagnosis, natural history, and therapeutic options. Journal of clinical gastroenterology. 2003; 37(2): 155-63.
Saab Sammy, Ly David, Nieto Jose, Kanwal Fasiha, Lu David, Raman Steven, Amado Rafael, Nuesse Barbara, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Farmer Douglas G, Ghobrial Rafik M, Yersiz Hasan, Chen Pauline, Schwegel Kathy, Goldstein Leonard I, Tong Myron, Busuttil Ronald W Hepatocellular carcinoma screening in patients waiting for liver transplantation: a decision analytic model. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2003; 9(7): 672-81.
Farmer Douglas G, Anselmo Dean M, Ghobrial R Mark, Yersiz Hasan, McDiarmid Suzanne V, Cao Carlos, Weaver Michael, Figueroa Jesus, Khan Khurram, Vargas Jorge, Saab Sammy, Han Steven, Durazo Francisco, Goldstein Leonard, Holt Curtis, Busuttil Ronald W Liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure: experience with more than 200 patients over a 17-year period. Annals of surgery. 2003; 237(5): 666-75; discussion 675-6.
Saab Sammy, Wang Victor, Ibrahim Ayman B, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Morrisey Marcia, Goldstein Leonard I, Ghobrial R Mark, Busuttil Ronald W MELD score predicts 1-year patient survival post-orthotopic liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2003; 9(5): 473-6.
Jacobs R Jake, Saab Sammy, Meyerhoff Allen S The cost effectiveness of hepatitis immunization for US college students. Journal of American college health : J of ACH. 2003; 51(6): 227-36.
Tang Shou-jiang, Geevarghese Sunil, Saab Sammy, Martinez Dorothy, Van Herle Andre, Wallace William D, Cortina Galen R, Dry Sarah, Busuttil Ronald W A parathyroid hormone-related protein-secreting metastatic epithelioid leiomyosarcoma. A case report and review of the literature. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine. 2003; 127(4): e181-5.
Saab Sammy, DeRosa Vincent, Nieto Jose, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Roth Bennett Costs and clinical outcomes of primary prophylaxis of variceal bleeding in patients with hepatic cirrhosis: a decision analytic model. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2003; 98(4): 763-70.
Saab Sammy, Hu Rena, Ibrahim Ayman B, Goldstein Leonard I, Kunder Gregg, Durazo Francisco, Han Steven, Yersiz Hasan, Ghobrial Rafik M, Farmer Douglas G, Busuttil Ronald W, Lassman Charles Discordance between ALT values and fibrosis in liver transplant recipients treated with ribavirin for recurrent hepatitis C. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2003; 3(3): 328-33.
Wang Victor, Saab Sammy Ammonia levels and the severity of hepatic encephalopathy. The American journal of medicine. 2003; 114(3): 237-8.
Han Steven-Huy, Martin Paul, Edelstein Marc, Hu Rena, Kunder Gregg, Holt Curtis, Saab Sammy, Durazo Francisco, Goldstein Leonard, Farmer Douglas, Ghobrial Rafik M, Busuttil Ronald W Conversion from intravenous to intramuscular hepatitis B immune globulin in combination with lamivudine is safe and cost-effective in patients receiving long-term prophylaxis to prevent hepatitis B recurrence after liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2003; 9(2): 182-7.
Saab Sammy, Tam Steven P, Tran B inh N, Melton Andrew C, Tangkijvanich Pisit, Wong Helen, Yee Hal F Myosin mediates contractile force generation by hepatic stellate cells in response to endothelin-1. Journal of biomedical science. 2003; 9(6 Pt 2): 607-12.
Ghobrial Rafik M, Saab Sammy, Lassman Charles, Lu David S k, Raman Steven, Limanond Piyagorn, Kunder Greg, Marks Karyn, Amersi Farin, Anselmo Dean, Chen Pauline, Farmer Douglas, Han Steven, Durazo Francisco, Goldstein Leonard I, Busuttil Ronald W Donor and recipient outcomes in right lobe adult living donor liver transplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society. 2002; 8(10): 901-9.
Ghobrial Rafik M, Gornbein Jeffery, Steadman Randy, Danino Natale, Markmann James F, Holt Curtis, Anselmo Dean, Amersi Farin, Chen Pauline, Farmer Douglas G, Han Steve, Derazo Francisco, Saab Sammy, Goldstein Leonard I, McDiarmid Sue V, Busuttil Ronald W Pretransplant model to predict posttransplant survival in liver transplant patients. Annals of surgery. 2002; 236(3): 315-22; discussion 322-3.
Saab Sammy, Weston Shiobhan R, Ly David, Brezina Maria, Yee Hal F, Han Steven-Huy B, Gitnick Gary Comparison of the cost and effectiveness of two strategies for maintaining hepatitis B immunity in hemodialysis patients. Vaccine. 2002; 20(25-26): 3230-5.
Nyamathi Adeline, Robbins Wendie A, Fahey John L, Wiley Dorothy, Pekler Vyacheslav A, Longshore Douglas, Robins Terry A, Singh Jan, Saab Sammy Presence and predictors of hepatitis C virus RNA in the semen of homeless men. Biological research for nursing. 2002; 4(1): 22-30.
Anselmo Dean M, Ghobrial Rafik M, Jung Lee Chan, Weaver Michael, Cao Carlos, Saab Sammy, Kunder Greg, Chen Pauline W, Farmer Douglas G, Yersiz Hasan, Baquerizo Angeles, Geevarghese Sunil, Han Steven H, Goldstein Leonard, Holt Curtis D, Gornbein Jeffrey A, Busuttil Ronald W New era of liver transplantation for hepatitis B: a 17-year single-center experience. Annals of surgery. 2002; 235(5): 611-9; discussion 619-20.
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