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ABBAS RANA

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Surgery
DivisionSurgery-Transplant Division
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    Dr. Rana is an accomplished outcomes researcher with over 20 published articles in esteemed journals. He has an expertise in liver and kidney transplantation as well as surgeries for malignant and non-malignant conditions that affect the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts.

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    1. Bakhtiyar SS, Godfrey EL, Ahmed S, Lamba H, Morgan J, Loor G, Civitello A, Cheema FH, Etheridge WB, Goss J, Rana A. Survival on the Heart Transplant Waiting List. JAMA Cardiol. 2020 Aug 12. PMID: 32785619.
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    2. Godfrey E, Desai M, Lam F, Goss J, Rana A, Miloh T. Higher Waitlist Mortality in Pediatric Acute on Chronic Liver Failure in the UNOS Database. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2020 Aug 10. PMID: 32796428.
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    3. Zhang T, Dunson J, Kanwal F, Galvan NTN, Vierling JM, O'Mahony C, Goss JA, Rana A. Trends in Outcomes for Marginal Allografts in Liver Transplant. JAMA Surg. 2020 Aug 05. PMID: 32777009.
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    4. Zhang T, Barrett S, Cotton R, Galvan NTN, O'Mahony C, Moore Vierling J, Goss JA, Rana A. Pediatric length-of-stay index following liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Jul 28; e13779. PMID: 32720748.
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    5. Goss MB, Moreno NF, Galván NTN, Rana A. Non-contagious, second COVID-19 infection: Implications for organ donation eligibility. Clin Transplant. 2020 Jul 09; e14039. PMID: 32645230.
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    6. Washburn L, Galván NTN, Moolchandani P, Price MB, Rath S, Ackah R, Myers KA, Wood RP, Parsons S, Brown RP, Ranova E, Goss M, Rana A, Goss JA. Survey of public attitudes towards imminent death donation in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jul 06. PMID: 32633023.
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    7. Goss MB, Moreno NF, Garza JE, Galván NTN, Rana A. Is It Time to Liberate Resources for Organ Transplantation Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic? Prog Transplant. 2020 09; 30(3):297-298. PMID: 32536249.
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    8. Galvan NTN, Moreno NF, Garza JE, Bourgeois S, Hemmersbach-Miller M, Murthy B, Timmins K, O'Mahony CA, Anton J, Civitello A, Garcha P, Loor G, Liao K, Shaffi A, Vierling J, Stribling R, Rana A, Goss JA. Donor and transplant candidate selection for solid organ transplantation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun 10. PMID: 32524743.
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    9. Hernaez R, Liu Y, Kramer JR, Rana A, El-Serag HB, Kanwal F. Model for end-stage liver disease-sodium underestimates 90-day mortality risk in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure. J Hepatol. 2020 Jun 10. PMID: 32531416.
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    10. Zhang T, Price MB, Bravo N, Villarreal JA, Kueht ML, Vierling JM, Cotton R, Galvan T, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA, Rana A. Combined Lung-Liver and Delayed Kidney Transplantation for Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Approach and Outcome: A Case Report. Transplant Proc. 2020 May 07. PMID: 32389488.
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    11. Goss M, Batra A, Vierling J, Rana A. Twin epidemics: Suicides and opiate overdoses are increasingly fueling our donor supply in transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2020 May; 34(5):e13849. PMID: 32248587.
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    12. DiNorcia J, Florman SS, Haydel B, Tabrizian P, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Senguttuvan S, Lee DD, Taner CB, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Aucejo F, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Tevar AD, Humar A, Mobley C, Ghobrial M, Nydam TL, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Sudan DL, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Rana A, Kueht ML, Jones CM, Fishbein TM, Markovic D, Busuttil RW, Agopian VG. Pathologic Response to Pretransplant Locoregional Therapy is Predictive of Patient Outcome After Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Analysis From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Ann Surg. 2020 04; 271(4):616-624. PMID: 30870180.
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    13. Rana A, Price MB, Barrett SC, Lai J, Bakhtiyar SS, Kanwal F, Vierling J, Wu M, Galvan NT, Goss J. Aggressive utilization of liver allografts: Improved outcomes over time. Clin Transplant. 2020 Mar 21; e13860. PMID: 32198898.
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    14. Rana A, Joshi M, Price MB, Ganni S, Bakhtiyar SS, Vierling JM, Galvan NT, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Kanwal F, Goss JA. A learning curve in using orphan liver allografts for transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2020 Apr; 34(4):e13821. PMID: 32034946.
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    15. Kardashian A, Florman SS, Haydel B, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Lee DD, Taner CB, Aucejo F, Tevar AD, Humar A, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Mobley C, Ghobrial M, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Sudan DL, Jones CM, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Nydam TL, Rana A, Kueht ML, Fishbein TM, Markovic D, Busuttil RW, Agopian VG. Liver Transplantation Outcomes in a U.S. Multicenter Cohort of 789 Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting Beyond Milan Criteria. Hepatology. 2020 Mar 02. PMID: 32124453.
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    16. Godfrey EL, Malik TH, Lai JC, Mindikoglu AL, Galván NTN, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA, Rana A. Response to "Reply to: 'The decreasing predictive power of MELD in an era of changing etiology of liver disease'". Am J Transplant. 2020 03; 20(3):903-904. PMID: 31943742.
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    17. Mindikoglu AL, Coarfa C, Opekun AR, Shah VH, Arab JP, Lazaridis KN, Putluri N, Ambati CR, Robertson MJ, Devaraj S, Jalal PK, Rana A, Goss JA, Dowling TC, Weir MR, Seliger SL, Raufman JP, Bernard DW, Vierling JM. Metabolomic biomarkers are associated with mortality in patients with cirrhosis caused by primary biliary cholangitis or primary sclerosing cholangitis. Future Sci OA. 2019 Dec 17; 6(2):FSO441. PMID: 32025330.
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    18. Mindikoglu AL, Hernaez R, Liu Y, Kramer JR, Taylor T, Rana A, Kanwal F. Renal Trajectory Patterns Are Associated With Postdischarge Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis and Acute Kidney Injury. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Jul; 18(8):1858-1866.e6. PMID: 31778807.
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    19. Nichols TJ, Price MB, Villarreal JA, Bakhtiyar SS, Vierling JM, Cotton R, Galvan T, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA, Rana A. Most pediatric transplant centers are low volume, adult-focused, and in proximity to higher volume pediatric centers. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Aug; 55(8):1667-1672. PMID: 31753609.
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    20. Godfrey EL, Malik TH, Lai JC, Mindikoglu AL, Galván NTN, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA, Rana A. The decreasing predictive power of MELD in an era of changing etiology of liver disease. Am J Transplant. 2019 12; 19(12):3299-3307. PMID: 31394020.
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    21. Yoeli JK, Yoeli D, Miloh TA, Rana A, Goss JA, Munoz-Rivas F. Measles, mumps, rubella (vaccine) and varicella vaccines in pediatric liver transplant: An initial analysis of post-transplant immunity. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 08; 23(5):e13490. PMID: 31219224.
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    22. Geha JA, Geha JD, Goss M, Kueht ML, Cotton RT, Rana A, Goss JA, Bhakta K, Swartz SJ, O'Mahony CA, Brewer ED, Galvan NTN. Successful kidney transplantation in a small child with end-stage renal disease due to angiotensin receptor blocker fetopathy and atretic inferior vena cava. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 09; 23(6):e13497. PMID: 31210008.
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    23. Rana AA, Kueht M, Vierling JM, Goss M. The Observer Effect in Liver Transplantation Exemplified by Unintended Consequences of Regulation and Selected Outcome Metrics. Prog Transplant. 2019 09; 29(3):291-292. PMID: 31185813.
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    24. Kueht M, Bakhtiyar SS, Wu J, Liu H, Chan WH, Petrowsky H, Riaz IB, Cotton R, Galvan NT, O'Mahony C, Goss J, Rana A. The Transplant Index: A Novel Method to Predict Adult Liver Transplant Waitlist Outcomes. Transplantation. 2019 06; 103(6):1152-1158. PMID: 30300288.
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    25. Godfrey EL, Kueht ML, Rana A, Frazier OH. The Man with 2 Hearts: 25 Years from Heterotopic to Orthotopic Heart Transplantation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2019 Jun; 46(3):199-202. PMID: 31708703.
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    26. Chandraker A, Andreoni KA, Gaston RS, Gill J, Locke JE, Mathur AK, Norman DJ, Patzer RE, Rana A, Ratner LE, Schold JD, Pruett TL. Time for reform in transplant program-specific reporting: AST/ASTS transplant metrics taskforce. Am J Transplant. 2019 07; 19(7):1888-1895. PMID: 31012525.
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    27. Villarreal JA, Yoeli D, Ackah RL, Sigireddi RR, Yoeli JK, Kueht ML, Galvan NTN, Cotton RT, Rana A, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Intraoperative blood loss and transfusion during primary pediatric liver transplantation: A single-center experience. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 06; 23(4):e13449. PMID: 31066990.
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    28. Rana A, Godfrey EL. Outcomes in Solid-Organ Transplantation: Success and Stagnation. Tex Heart Inst J. 2019 02; 46(1):75-76. PMID: 30833851.
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    29. Godfrey EL, Stribling R, Rana A. Liver Transplantation for Alcoholic Liver Disease: An Update. Clin Liver Dis. 2019 02; 23(1):127-139. PMID: 30454827.
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    30. Kueht M, Villarreal JA, Reece E, Galvan NTN, Mysore K, Restrepo A, Quintanilla N, Rana A, Goss J. Cutaneous Mucormycosis in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients after Hurricane Harvey: Short- and Long-term Management. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jan; 7(1):e2041. PMID: 30859029.
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    31. Geha JA, Geha JD, O'Mahony CA, Cotton RT, Galvan TN, Rana A, Goss JA. Reconstruction of the Replaced Right Hepatic Artery Using Donor Iliac Arterial Y-Graft in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2019 01; 25(1):167-170. PMID: 30415493.
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    32. Rana A, Ackah RL, Webb GJ, Halazun KJ, Vierling JM, Liu H, Wu MF, Yoeli D, Kueht M, Mindikoglu AL, Sussman NL, Galván NT, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. No Gains in Long-term Survival After Liver Transplantation Over the Past Three Decades. Ann Surg. 2019 01; 269(1):20-27. PMID: 29303806.
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    33. Wu H, Vu M, Dhingra S, Ackah R, Goss JA, Rana A, Quintanilla N, Patel K, Leung DH. Obliterative Portal Venopathy Without Cirrhosis Is Prevalent in Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Liver Disease With Portal Hypertension. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 09; 17(10):2134-2136. PMID: 30404037.
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    34. Cotton RT, Tran Cao HS, Rana AA, Sada YH, Axelrod DA, Goss JA, Wilson MA, Curley SA, Massarweh NN. Impact of the Treating Hospital on Care Outcomes for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Hepatology. 2018 11; 68(5):1879-1889. PMID: 30070392.
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    35. Rana A, Sigireddi RR, Halazun KJ, Kothare A, Wu MF, Liu H, Kueht ML, Vierling JM, Sussman NL, Mindikoglu AL, Miloh T, Galvan NTN, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Predicting Liver Allograft Discard: The Discard Risk Index. Transplantation. 2018 09; 102(9):1520-1529. PMID: 29485514.
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    36. Geha JA, Galvan NTN, Rana A, Geha JD, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Replacement of the portal vein during orthotopic liver transplantation in the patient with biliary atresia. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 11; 22(7):e13280. PMID: 30105818.
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    37. Mysore KR, Himes RW, Rana A, Teruya J, Desai MS, Srivaths PR, Zaruca K, Calvert A, Guffey D, Minard CG, Morita E, Hensch L, Losos M, Kostousov V, Hui SR, Orange JS, Goss JA, Nicholas SK. ABO-incompatible deceased donor pediatric liver transplantation: Novel titer-based management protocol and outcomes. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 11; 22(7):e13263. PMID: 30070010.
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    38. Geha JA, Thao Galvan N, Kueht M, Yoeli D, Geha JD, Rana A, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Celiac Axis Extension Grafts in Orthotopic Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2018 08; 24(8):1138-1141. PMID: 29684248.
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    39. Kueht M, Goss JA, Rana A. Adding to the mounting evidence for geographic inequity in liver transplantation: Hospital length of stay. Clin Transplant. 2018 09; 32(9):e13336. PMID: 29947035.
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    40. Pan ET, Yoeli D, Galvan NTN, Kueht ML, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA, Rana A. Cold ischemia time is an important risk factor for post-liver transplant prolonged length of stay. Liver Transpl. 2018 06; 24(6):762-768. PMID: 29476693.
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    41. Godfrey EL, Kueht ML, Rana A, Awad S. MELD-Na (the new MELD) and peri-operative outcomes in emergency surgery. Am J Surg. 2018 09; 216(3):407-413. PMID: 29871737.
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    42. Commander SJ, Shaw B, Washburn L, Yoeli D, Rana A, Goss JA. A long-term experience with expansion of Milan criteria for liver transplant recipients. Clin Transplant. 2018 06; 32(6):e13254. PMID: 29637655.
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    43. Yoeli D, Ackah RL, Sigireddi RR, Kueht ML, Galvan NTN, Cotton RT, Rana A, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Reoperative complications following pediatric liver transplantation. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Nov; 53(11):2240-2244. PMID: 29706445.
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    44. Galván NT, Kumm K, Kueht M, Ha CP, Yoeli D, Cotton RT, Rana A, O'Mahony CA, Halff G, Goss JA. Mending a Broken Heart: Treatment of Stress-Induced Heart Failure after Solid Organ Transplantation. J Transplant. 2018; 2018:9739236. PMID: 29670765.
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    45. Schold JD, Andreoni KA, Chandraker AK, Gaston RS, Locke JE, Mathur AK, Pruett TL, Rana A, Ratner LE, Buccini LD. Expanding clarity or confusion? Volatility of the 5-tier ratings assessing quality of transplant centers in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2018 06; 18(6):1494-1501. PMID: 29316241.
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    46. Ackah RL, Rana A, Goss JA. Imminent Death Liver Donation for Children: Potential to Meet an Unmet Need. JAMA Surg. 2018 02 01; 153(2):103-104. PMID: 29141081.
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    47. Mindikoglu AL, Opekun AR, Mitch WE, Magder LS, Christenson RH, Dowling TC, Weir MR, Seliger SL, Howell CD, Raufman JP, Rana A, Goss JA, Khaderi SA, Vierling JM. Cystatin C Is a Gender-Neutral Glomerular Filtration Rate Biomarker in Patients with Cirrhosis. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 03; 63(3):665-675. PMID: 29392554.
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    48. Yoeli D, Goss M, Galván NTN, Desai MS, Miloh TA, Rana A. Trends in pediatric liver transplant donors and deceased donor circumstance of death in the United States, 2002-2015. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 05; 22(3):e13156. PMID: 29380468.
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    49. Ng K, Rana A, Masand P, Patel K, Heczey A, Goss J, Himes R. Fatal Central Nervous System Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease in a Patient Who Underwent Liver Transplantation for Hepatoblastoma. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2018 01; 66(1):e21-e23. PMID: 28837514.
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    50. Mindikoglu AL, Opekun AR, Putluri N, Devaraj S, Sheikh-Hamad D, Vierling JM, Goss JA, Rana A, Sood GK, Jalal PK, Inker LA, Mohney RP, Tighiouart H, Christenson RH, Dowling TC, Weir MR, Seliger SL, Hutson WR, Howell CD, Raufman JP, Magder LS, Coarfa C. Unique metabolomic signature associated with hepatorenal dysfunction and mortality in cirrhosis. Transl Res. 2018 05; 195:25-47. PMID: 29291380.
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    51. Washburn L, Galván NT, Dhingra S, Rana A, Goss JA. Histoplasmosis hepatitis after orthotopic liver transplantation. J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Dec; 2017(12):rjx232. PMID: 29250310.
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    52. Goss MB, Rana A. ABO-incompatible liver transplantation: Is it a viable option with modern innovation? Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2017 Nov; 10(5):124-129. PMID: 30992771.
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    53. Rana A, Witte ED, Halazun KJ, Sood GK, Mindikoglu AL, Sussman NL, Vierling JM, Kueht ML, Galvan NTN, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Liver transplant length of stay (LOS) index: A novel predictive score for hospital length of stay following liver transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2017 Dec; 31(12). PMID: 29044759.
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    54. Ackah RL, Yoeli D, Kueht M, Galván NTN, Cotton RT, Rana A, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Orthotopic liver transplantation for Sensenbrenner syndrome. Pediatr Transplant. 2018 02; 22(1). PMID: 29076289.
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    55. Webb GJ, Rana A, Hodson J, Akhtar MZ, Ferguson JW, Neuberger JM, Vierling JM, Hirschfield GM. Twenty-Year Comparative Analysis of Patients With Autoimmune Liver Diseases on Transplant Waitlists. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 02; 16(2):278-287.e7. PMID: 28993258.
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    56. Agopian VG, Harlander-Locke MP, Ruiz RM, Klintmalm GB, Senguttuvan S, Florman SS, Haydel B, Hoteit M, Levine MH, Lee DD, Taner CB, Verna EC, Halazun KJ, Abdelmessih R, Tevar AD, Humar A, Aucejo F, Chapman WC, Vachharajani N, Nguyen MH, Melcher ML, Nydam TL, Mobley C, Ghobrial RM, Amundsen B, Markmann JF, Langnas AN, Carney CA, Berumen J, Hemming AW, Sudan DL, Hong JC, Kim J, Zimmerman MA, Rana A, Kueht ML, Jones CM, Fishbein TM, Busuttil RW. Impact of Pretransplant Bridging Locoregional Therapy for Patients With Hepatocellular Carcinoma Within Milan Criteria Undergoing Liver Transplantation: Analysis of 3601 Patients From the US Multicenter HCC Transplant Consortium. Ann Surg. 2017 09; 266(3):525-535. PMID: 28654545.
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    57. Pan ET, Yoeli D, Kueht ML, Galvan NTN, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA, Rana A, Goss JA. Liver transplantation as definitive treatment of an unresectable mesenchymal hamartoma in a child with Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome. J Surg Case Rep. 2017 Aug; 2017(8):rjx167. PMID: 28928922.
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    58. Kumm KR, Galván NTN, Koohmaraie S, Rana A, Kueht M, Baugh K, Hao L, Yoeli D, Cotton R, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Are drowned donors marginal donors? A single pediatric center experience. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Sep; 21(6). PMID: 28670770.
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    59. Goss M, Reese J, Kueht M, Vierling JM, Mindikoglu AL, Sussman NL, Kaplan B, Wood RP, Rana AA. A Surge in cadaveric liver donors and a national narcotic epidemic: Is there an association? Liver Transpl. 2017 05; 23(5):698-700. PMID: 28295986.
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    60. Scully BB, Goss M, Liu H, Keuht ML, Adachi I, McKenzie ED, Fraser CD, Melicoff E, Mallory GB, Heinle JS, Rana A. Waiting list outcomes in pediatric lung transplantation: Poor results for children listed in adult transplant programs. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2017 Nov; 36(11):1201-1208. PMID: 28579113.
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    61. Habib S, Khan K, Hsu CH, Meister E, Rana A, Boyer T. Differential Simultaneous Liver and Kidney Transplant Benefit Based on Severity of Liver Damage at the Time of Transplantation. Gastroenterology Res. 2017 Apr; 10(2):106-115. PMID: 28496531.
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    62. Yoeli D, Galván NTN, Ashton DJ, Kumm KR, Kueht ML, Witte ED, Miloh TA, Cotton RT, Rana A, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Portosystemic shunt as a bridge to liver transplantation in infants: A comparison of two techniques. Pediatr Transplant. 2017 Jun; 21(4). PMID: 28295949.
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    63. Galván NTN, Kumm K, Yoeli D, Witte E, Kueht M, Cotton RT, Rana A, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. An impressive choledochal cyst and its surgical resection. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017; 33:48-50. PMID: 28273606.
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    64. Rana A, Kueht M, Desai M, Lam F, Miloh T, Moffett J, Galvan NT, Cotton R, O'Mahony C, Goss J. No Child Left Behind: Liver Transplantation in Critically Ill Children. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Apr; 224(4):671-677. PMID: 28167225.
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    65. Lin M, Mittal S, Sahebjam F, Rana A, Sood GK. Everolimus with early withdrawal or reduced-dose calcineurin inhibitors improves renal function in liver transplant recipients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Transplant. 2017 02; 31(2). PMID: 27862340.
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    66. Rana A, Brewer ED, Scully BB, Kueht ML, Goss M, Halazun KJ, Liu H, Galvan NT, Cotton RT, O'Mahony CA. Poor outcomes for children on the wait list at low-volume kidney transplant centers in the United States. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017 04; 32(4):669-678. PMID: 27757587.
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    67. Rana A, Murthy B, Pallister Z, Kueht M, Cotton R, Galvan NTN, Etheridge W, Liu H, Goss J, O'Mahony C. Profiling risk for acute rejection in kidney transplantation: recipient age is a robust risk factor. J Nephrol. 2017 Dec; 30(6):859-868. PMID: 27686224.
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    68. Kueht M, Rana A, Goss J. Half-sized liver allografts and half the story. Liver Transpl. 2016 08; 22(8):1065-6. PMID: 27272005.
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    69. Rana A, Cotton R, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Veterans Administration Liver Transplant Programs Perform as Well as Their Affiliated Academic Institutions. Ann Surg. 2016 Aug; 264(2):239-40. PMID: 27043740.
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    70. Kueht ML, Cotton RT, Galvan NT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA, Rana A. Profiling immunologic risk for acute rejection in liver transplantation: Recipient age is an important risk factor. Transpl Immunol. 2016 09; 38:44-9. PMID: 27423762.
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    71. Kueht M, Thompson P, Rana A, Cotton R, O'Mahony C, Goss J. Effects of an early referral system on liver transplantation for hepatoblastoma at Texas Children's Hospital. Pediatr Transplant. 2016 Jun; 20(4):515-22. PMID: 27018238.
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    72. Rana A, Kueht ML, Nicholas SK, Jindra PT, Himes RW, Desai MS, Cotton RT, Galvan NT, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Pediatric Liver Transplantation Across the ABO Blood Group Barrier: Is It an Obstacle in the Modern Era? J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Apr; 222(4):681-9. PMID: 27016995.
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    73. Habib S, Meister E, Habib S, Murakami T, Walker C, Rana A, Shaikh OS. Slower Fibrosis Progression Among Liver Transplant Recipients With Sustained Virological Response After Hepatitis C Treatment. Gastroenterology Res. 2015 Oct; 8(5):237-246. PMID: 27785303.
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    74. Rana A, Gruessner A, Gruessner RW. Estimation of Life-Years Saved by Solid-Organ Transplant--Reply. JAMA Surg. 2015 Oct; 150(10):1015-6. PMID: 26244909.
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    75. Kueht M, Masand P, Rana A, Cotton R, Goss J. Concurrent hepatic hemangioma and solitary fibrous tumor: diagnosis and management. J Surg Case Rep. 2015 Jul 24; 2015(7). PMID: 26209579.
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    76. Rana A, Pallister Z, Halazun K, Cotton R, Guiteau J, Nalty CC, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Pediatric Liver Transplant Center Volume and the Likelihood of Transplantation. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):e99-e107. PMID: 26077479.
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    77. Halazun KJ, Patzer RE, Rana AA, Samstein B, Brown RS, Emond JC. Reply: To PMID 24954365. Hepatology. 2015 Oct; 62(4):1328-9. PMID: 25823533.
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    78. Halazun KJ, Rana AA, Patzer RE, Samstein B, Brown RS, Emond JC. Reply: To PMID 24954365. Hepatology. 2015 Apr; 61(4):1439. PMID: 25209329.
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    79. Rana A, Gruessner A, Agopian VG, Khalpey Z, Riaz IB, Kaplan B, Halazun KJ, Busuttil RW, Gruessner RW. Survival benefit of solid-organ transplant in the United States. JAMA Surg. 2015 Mar 01; 150(3):252-9. PMID: 25629390.
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    80. Rana A, Kaplan B, Riaz IB, Porubsky M, Habib S, Rilo H, Gruessner AC, Gruessner RW. Geographic inequities in liver allograft supply and demand: does it affect patient outcomes? Transplantation. 2015 Mar; 99(3):515-20. PMID: 25700168.
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    81. Rana A, Pallister ZS, Guiteau JJ, Cotton RT, Halazun K, Nalty CC, Khaderi SA, O'Mahony CA, Goss JA. Survival Outcomes Following Pediatric Liver Transplantation (Pedi-SOFT) Score: A Novel Predictive Index. Am J Transplant. 2015 Jul; 15(7):1855-63. PMID: 25689873.
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    82. Rana A, Riaz IB, Gruessner AC, Gruessner RW. Geographic inequity results in disparate mortality: a multivariate intent-to-treat analysis of liver transplant data. Clin Transplant. 2015 Jun; 29(6):484-91. PMID: 25530463.
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