Study Publications

Colorectal Writing Group for the SCOAP-CERTAIN Collaborative, Simianu VV, Sinanan MN, Bastawrous AL, Billingham RP, Fichera A, Florence MG, Herzig DO, Johnson EK, Steele SR, Thirlby RC, Flum DR. The impact of delaying elective resection of diverticulitis on laparoscopic conversion rate. Am J Surg. 2015 May; 209(5): 913-8; discussion 918-9. PMCID: PMC4426006.

Simianu VV, Bastawrous AL, Billingham RP, Farrokhi ET, Fichera A, Herzig DO, Johnson E, Steele SR, Thirlby RC, Flum DR. Addressing the appropriateness of elective colon resection for diverticulitis: A report from the SCOAP CERTAIN collaborative. Ann Surg. 2014 Sep; 260(3): 533-8; discussion 538-9. PMCID: PMC4160115.

Simianu VV, Fichera A, Bastawrous AL, Davidson GH, Florence MG, Thirlby RC, Flum DR. Number of diverticulitis episodes before resection and factors associated with earlier interventions. JAMA Surg. 2016 Feb 10. PMCID in progress.

Simianu VV, Flum DR. Rethinking elective colectomy for diverticulitis: A strategic approach to population health. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Nov 28; 20(44): 16609-14. PMCID: PMC4248204.

Simianu VV, Strate LL, Billingham RP, Fichera A, Steele SR, Thirlby RC, Flum DR. The impact of elective colon resection on rates of emergency surgery for diverticulitis. Ann Surg. 2016 Jan; 263(1): 123-9. PMCID: PMC4512938.

Jones CL, Kakade SM, Thornblade LW, Flum DR, Flaxman AD. (2016). Canonical Correlation Analysis for Analyzing Sequences of Medical Billing Codes. 29th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS 2016), Barcelona, Spain.