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  1. Wong F, Reddy KR, Tandon P, O'Leary JG, Garcia-Tsao G, Vargas HE, Lai JC, Biggins SW, Maliakkal B, Fallon M, Subramanian R, Thuluvath P, Kamath PS, Thacker L, Bajaj JS. Progression of Stage 2 and 3 Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Decompensated Cirrhosis and Ascites. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Aug 13. View in PubMed
  2. Bucuvalas J, Lai JC. Unforeseen Consequences of the COVID Pandemic. Am J Transplant. 2020 Aug 06. View in PubMed
  3. Bajaj JS, Reddy KR, O'Leary JG, Vargas HE, Lai JC, Kamath PS, Tandon P, Wong F, Subramanian RM, Thuluvath P, Fagan A, White MB, Gavis EA, Sehrawat T, Rodriguez RR, Thacker LR, Sikaroodi M, Garcia-Tsao G, Gillevet PM. Serum Levels of Metabolites Produced by Intestinal Microbes and Lipid Moieties Independently Associated With Acute on Chronic Liver Failure and Death in Patients With Cirrhosis. Gastroenterology. 2020 Jul 17. View in PubMed
  4. Wadhwani SI, Brokamp C, Rasnick E, Bucuvalas JC, Lai JC, Beck AF. Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation, racial segregation, and organ donation across 5 states. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jul 12. View in PubMed
  5. Fozouni L, Lai JC. Frailty as an Immune-Mediated Condition That Leads to an Increased Risk of Acute Cellular Rejection in Liver Transplant Recipients. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2020 Jun; 15(6):243-245. View in PubMed
  6. Wong RJ, Mohamad Y, Srisengfa YT, Kent DS, Seetharaman S, Shah RJ, Lai JC. Psychological contributors to the frail phenotype: The association between resilience and frailty in patients with cirrhosis. Am J Transplant. 2020 Jun 10. View in PubMed
  7. Wang CW, Lebsack A, Sudore RL, Lai JC. Low Rates of Advance Care Planning (ACP) Discussions Despite Readiness to Engage in ACP Among Liver Transplant Candidates. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Jun 04. View in PubMed
  8. Kardashian A, Ge J, McCulloch CE, Kappus MR, Dunn MA, Duarte-Rojo A, Volk ML, Rahimi RS, Verna EC, Ganger DR, Ladner D, Dodge JL, Boyarsky B, McAdams-DeMarco M, Segev DL, Lai JC. Identifying an Optimal Liver Frailty Index Cutoff to Predict Waitlist Mortality in Liver Transplant Candidates. Hepatology. 2020 Jun 03. View in PubMed
  9. Sheshadri A, Kittiskulnam P, Delgado C, Sudore R, Lai JC, Johansen KL. Association of motivations and barriers with participation and performance in a pedometer-based intervention. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2020 May 21. View in PubMed
  10. Verna EC, Lai JC. Time for Action to Address the Persistent Sex-Based Disparity in Liver Transplant Access. JAMA Surg. 2020 May 20. View in PubMed
  11. Rubin JB, Cullaro G, Ge J, Lai JC. Women who undergo liver transplant have longer length of stay post-transplant compared with men. Liver Int. 2020 Jul; 40(7):1725-1735. View in PubMed
  12. Cullaro G, Verna EC, Emond JC, Orandi BJ, Mohan S, Lai JC. Early Kidney Allograft Failure After Simultaneous Liver-kidney Transplantation (SLKT): Evidence for Utilization of the Safety Net? Transplantation. 2020 May 11. View in PubMed
  13. Bajaj JS, O'Leary JG, Tandon P, Wong F, Kamath PS, Biggins SW, Garcia-Tsao G, Lai J, Fallon MB, Thuluvath PJ, Vargas HE, Maliakkal B, Subramanian RM, Thacker LR, Reddy KR. Insurance Status But Not Race and Ethnicity Are Associated With Outcomes in a Large Hospitalized Cohort of Patients With Cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 May 08. View in PubMed
  14. Lai JC, Ufere NN, Bucuvalas JC. Liver Transplant Survivorship. Liver Transpl. 2020 Aug; 26(8):1030-1033. View in PubMed
  15. Lai JC, Dodge JL, Kappus MR, Dunn MA, Volk ML, Duarte-Rojo A, Ganger DR, Rahimi RS, McCulloch CE, Haugen CE, McAdams-DeMarco M, Ladner DP, Segev DL, Verna EC. Changes in frailty are associated with waitlist mortality in patients with cirrhosis. J Hepatol. 2020 Sep; 73(3):575-581. View in PubMed
  16. 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. View in PubMed
  17. Sheshadri A, Kittiskulnam P, Lai JC, Johansen KL. Effect of a pedometer-based walking intervention on body composition in patients with ESRD: a randomized controlled trial. BMC Nephrol. 2020 03 16; 21(1):100. View in PubMed
  18. O'Leary JG, Tandon P, Reddy KR, Biggins SW, Wong F, Kamath PS, Garcia-Tsao G, Maliakkal B, Lai J, Fallon M, Vargas HE, Thuluvath P, Subramanian R, Thacker LR, Bajaj JS. Underutilization of Hospice in Inpatients with Cirrhosis: The NACSELD Experience. Dig Dis Sci. 2020 Sep; 65(9):2571-2579. View in PubMed
  19. Dunn MA, Rogal SS, Duarte-Rojo A, Lai JC. Physical Function, Physical Activity, and Quality of Life After Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2020 May; 26(5):702-708. View in PubMed
  20. Sheshadri A, Cullaro G, Johansen KL, Lai JC. Association of Karnofsky Performance Status with waitlist mortality among older and younger adults awaiting kidney transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2020 Jun; 34(6):e13848. View in PubMed
  21. Wadhwani SI, Beck AF, Bucuvalas J, Gottlieb L, Kotagal U, Lai JC. Neighborhood socioeconomic deprivation is associated with worse patient and graft survival following pediatric liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2020 06; 20(6):1597-1605. View in PubMed
  22. 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. View in PubMed
  23. Cullaro G, Verna EC, Lee BP, Lai JC. Chronic Kidney Disease in Liver Transplant Candidates: A Rising Burden Impacting Post-Liver Transplant Outcomes. Liver Transpl. 2020 Apr; 26(4):498-506. View in PubMed
  24. Fozouni L, Wang CW, Lai JC. Sex Differences in the Association Between Frailty and Sarcopenia in Patients With Cirrhosis. Clin Transl Gastroenterol. 2019 12; 10(12):e00102. View in PubMed
  25. Ge J, Perito ER, Bucuvalas J, Gilroy R, Hsu EK, Roberts JP, Lai JC. Split liver transplantation is utilized infrequently and concentrated at few transplant centers in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2020 04; 20(4):1116-1124. View in PubMed
  26. Lai JC, Dodge JL, McCulloch CE, Covinsky KE, Singer JP. Frailty and the Burden of Concurrent and Incident Disability in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Prospective Cohort Study. Hepatol Commun. 2020 Jan; 4(1):126-133. View in PubMed
  27. Fozouni L, Mohamad Y, Lebsack A, Freise C, Stock P, Lai JC. Frailty Is Associated With Increased Rates of Acute Cellular Rejection Within 3 Months After Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2020 Mar; 26(3):390-396. View in PubMed
  28. Cullaro G, Rubin JB, Mehta N, Lai JC. Differential Impact of Age Among Liver Transplant Candidates With and Without Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Liver Transpl. 2020 03; 26(3):349-358. View in PubMed
  29. Ge J, Lai JC. Identifying a clinically relevant cutoff for height that is associated with a higher risk of waitlist mortality in liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2020 03; 20(3):852-854. View in PubMed
  30. Rubin JB, Srisengfa YT, Albhaisi S, Acharya C, Nangia G, Shaikh T, Thacker LR, Reddy KR, Tandon P, Bajaj JS, Lai JC. Hospitalized Women With Cirrhosis Have More Nonhepatic Comorbidities and Associated Complications Than Men. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Oct 05. View in PubMed
  31. Haugen CE, McAdams-DeMarco M, Verna EC, Rahimi RS, Kappus MR, Dunn MA, Volk ML, Gurakar A, Duarte-Rojo A, Ganger DR, O'Leary JG, Ladner D, Garonzik-Wang J, Segev DL, Lai JC. Association Between Liver Transplant Wait-list Mortality and Frailty Based on Body Mass Index. JAMA Surg. 2019 12 01; 154(12):1103-1109. View in PubMed
  32. Mazumder NR, Atiemo K, Kappus M, Cullaro G, Harinstein ME, Ladner D, Verna E, Lai J, Levitsky J. A Comprehensive Review of Outcome Predictors in Low MELD Patients. Transplantation. 2020 Feb; 104(2):242-250. View in PubMed
  33. Williams FR, Berzigotti A, Lord JM, Lai JC, Armstrong MJ. Review article: impact of exercise on physical frailty in patients with chronic liver disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2019 11; 50(9):988-1000. View in PubMed
  34. 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. View in PubMed
  35. Ng VL, Mazariegos GV, Kelly B, Horslen S, McDiarmid SV, Magee JC, Loomes KM, Fischer RT, Sundaram SS, Lai JC, Te HS, Bucuvalas JC. Barriers to ideal outcomes after pediatric liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 09; 23(6):e13537. View in PubMed
  36. Bajaj JS, O'Leary JG, Tandon P, Wong F, Garcia-Tsao G, Kamath PS, Biggins SW, Lai JC, Vargas HE, Maliakkal B, Fallon MB, Thuluvath PJ, Subramanian RM, Thacker LR, Reddy KR. Nosocomial Infections Are Frequent and Negatively Impact Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients With Cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 07; 114(7):1091-1100. View in PubMed
  37. Carey EJ, Lai JC, Sonnenday C, Tapper EB, Tandon P, Duarte-Rojo A, Dunn MA, Tsien C, Kallwitz ER, Ng V, Dasarathy S, Kappus M, Bashir MR, Montano-Loza AJ. A North American Expert Opinion Statement on Sarcopenia in Liver Transplantation. Hepatology. 2019 11; 70(5):1816-1829. View in PubMed
  38. Kohi MP, Lai JC. Impact of Muscle Gain after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation on Patients Awaiting Liver Transplantation. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2019 06; 30(6):874-875. View in PubMed
  39. Lai J, Hanton P, Jury A, Tuason C. Reducing days of alcohol use improves lifestyle and wellbeing: an analysis of outcomes data from New Zealand adult community alcohol and other drug services. N Z Med J. 2019 05 17; 132(1495):54-64. View in PubMed
  40. Lai JC, Sonnenday CJ, Tapper EB, Duarte-Rojo A, Dunn MA, Bernal W, Carey EJ, Dasarathy S, Kamath BM, Kappus MR, Montano-Loza AJ, Nagai S, Tandon P. Frailty in liver transplantation: An expert opinion statement from the American Society of Transplantation Liver and Intestinal Community of Practice. Am J Transplant. 2019 07; 19(7):1896-1906. View in PubMed
  41. Ge J, Lai JC. Split-Liver Allocation: An Underused Opportunity to Expand Access to Liver Transplantation. Liver Transpl. 2019 05; 25(5):690-691. View in PubMed
  42. Wang CW, Lebsack A, Chau S, Lai JC. The Range and Reproducibility of the Liver Frailty Index. Liver Transpl. 2019 06; 25(6):841-847. View in PubMed
  43. Bajaj JS, O'Leary JG, Tandon P, Wong F, Kamath PS, Biggins SW, Garcia-Tsao G, Lai J, Fallon MB, Thuluvath PJ, Vargas HE, Maliakkal B, Subramanian RM, Thacker LR, Reddy KR. Targets to improve quality of care for patients with hepatic encephalopathy: data from a multi-centre cohort. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2019 06; 49(12):1518-1527. View in PubMed
  44. Wong F, Reddy KR, O'Leary JG, Tandon P, Biggins SW, Garcia-Tsao G, Maliakkal BJ, Lai JC, Fallon MB, Vargas HE, Subramanian R, Thuluvath PJ, Kamath PS, Thacker L, Bajaj JS. Impact of Chronic Kidney Disease on Outcomes in Cirrhosis. Liver Transpl. 2019 06; 25(6):870-880. View in PubMed
  45. Kuo SZ, Ahmad M, Dunn MA, Montano-Loza AJ, Carey EJ, Lin S, Moghe A, Chen HW, Ebadi M, Lai JC. Sarcopenia Predicts Post-transplant Mortality in Acutely Ill Men Undergoing Urgent Evaluation and Liver Transplantation. Transplantation. 2019 11; 103(11):2312-2317. View in PubMed
  46. Rubin JB, Sinclair M, Rahimi RS, Tapper EB, Lai JC. Women on the liver transplantation waitlist are at increased risk of hospitalization compared to men. World J Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb 28; 25(8):980-988. View in PubMed
  47. Rubin JB, Sundaram V, Lai JC. Gender Differences Among Patients Hospitalized With Cirrhosis in the United States. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2020 01; 54(1):83-89. View in PubMed
  48. O'Leary JG, Bajaj JS, Tandon P, Biggins SW, Wong F, Kamath PS, Garcia-Tsao G, Maliakkal B, Lai J, Fallon M, Vargas HE, Thuluvath P, Subramanian R, Thacker LR, Reddy KR. Outcomes After Listing for Liver Transplant in Patients With Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: The Multicenter North American Consortium for the Study of End-Stage Liver Disease Experience. Liver Transpl. 2019 04; 25(4):571-579. View in PubMed
  49. Cullaro G, Verna EC, Lai JC. Association Between Renal Function Pattern and Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 10; 17(11):2364-2370. View in PubMed
  50. Bajaj JS, Tandon P, O'Leary JG, Wong F, Biggins SW, Garcia-Tsao G, Kamath PS, Maliakkal B, Fallon MB, Lai JC, Thuluvath PJ, Vargas HE, Subramanian RM, Thacker LR, Reddy KR. Outcomes in Patients With Cirrhosis on Primary Compared to Secondary Prophylaxis for Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 04; 114(4):599-606. View in PubMed
  51. Haugen CE, McAdams-DeMarco M, Holscher CM, Ying H, Gurakar AO, Garonzik-Wang J, Cameron AM, Segev DL, Lai JC. Multicenter Study of Age, Frailty, and Waitlist Mortality Among Liver Transplant Candidates. Ann Surg. 2020 06; 271(6):1132-1136. View in PubMed
  52. Lai JC, Rahimi RS, Verna EC, Kappus MR, Dunn MA, McAdams-DeMarco M, Haugen CE, Volk ML, Duarte-Rojo A, Ganger DR, O'Leary JG, Dodge JL, Ladner D, Segev DL. Frailty Associated With Waitlist Mortality Independent of Ascites and Hepatic Encephalopathy in a Multicenter Study. Gastroenterology. 2019 05; 156(6):1675-1682. View in PubMed
  53. Perito ER, Bucuvalas J, Lai JC. Functional status at listing predicts waitlist and posttransplant mortality in pediatric liver transplant candidates. Am J Transplant. 2019 05; 19(5):1388-1396. View in PubMed
  54. Kobashigawa J, Dadhania D, Bhorade S, Adey D, Berger J, Bhat G, Budev M, Duarte-Rojo A, Dunn M, Hall S, Harhay MN, Johansen KL, Joseph S, Kennedy CC, Kransdorf E, Lentine KL, Lynch RJ, McAdams-DeMarco M, Nagai S, Olymbios M, Patel J, Pinney S, Schaenman J, Segev DL, Shah P, Singer LG, Singer JP, Sonnenday C, Tandon P, Tapper E, Tullius SG, Wilson M, Zamora M, Lai JC. Report from the American Society of Transplantation on frailty in solid organ transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2019 04; 19(4):984-994. View in PubMed
  55. Lai JC, Tandon P. How I Approach It: Improving Nutritional Status in Patients With Cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 11; 113(11):1574-1576. View in PubMed
  56. Sarkar M, Lai JC, Sawinski D, Zeigler TE, Cedars M, Forde KA. Sex hormone levels by presence and severity of cirrhosis in women with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. J Viral Hepat. 2019 02; 26(2):258-262. View in PubMed
  57. Ge J, Hsu EK, Bucuvalas J, Lai JC. Deceased Pediatric Donor Livers: How Current Policy Drives Allocation and Transplantation. Hepatology. 2019 03; 69(3):1231-1241. View in PubMed
  58. Ebadi M, Wang CW, Lai JC, Dasarathy S, Kappus MR, Dunn MA, Carey EJ, Montano-Loza AJ. Poor performance of psoas muscle index for identification of patients with higher waitlist mortality risk in cirrhosis. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018 12; 9(6):1053-1062. View in PubMed
  59. Bajaj JS, Moreau R, Kamath PS, Vargas HE, Arroyo V, Reddy KR, Szabo G, Tandon P, Olson J, Karvellas C, Gustot T, Lai JC, Wong F. Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: Getting Ready for Prime Time? Hepatology. 2018 10; 68(4):1621-1632. View in PubMed
  60. Kuo SZ, Lizaola B, Hayssen H, Lai JC. Beta-blockers and physical frailty in patients with end-stage liver disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2018 Sep 07; 24(33):3770-3775. View in PubMed
  61. Chascsa DM, Lai JC, Dunn MA, Montano-Loza AJ, Kappus MR, Dasarathy S, Carey EJ. Patient and Caregiver Attitudes and Practices of Exercise in Candidates Listed for Liver Transplantation. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 12; 63(12):3290-3296. View in PubMed
  62. Schwartz JB, Gallagher JC, Jorde R, Berg V, Walsh J, Eastell R, Evans AL, Bowles S, Naylor KE, Jones KS, Schoenmakers I, Holick M, Orwoll E, Nielson C, Kaufmann M, Jones G, Bouillon R, Lai J, Verotta D, Bikle D. Determination of Free 25(OH)D Concentrations and Their Relationships to Total 25(OH)D in Multiple Clinical Populations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 09 01; 103(9):3278-3288. View in PubMed
  63. Cullaro G, Hirose R, Lai JC. Changes in Simultaneous Liver-kidney Transplant Allocation Policy May Impact Postliver Transplant Outcomes. Transplantation. 2019 05; 103(5):959-964. View in PubMed
  64. Bajaj JS, Vargas HE, Reddy KR, Lai JC, O'Leary JG, Tandon P, Wong F, Mitrani R, White MB, Kelly M, Fagan A, Patil R, Sait S, Sikaroodi M, Thacker LR, Gillevet PM. Association Between Intestinal Microbiota Collected at Hospital Admission and Outcomes of Patients With Cirrhosis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 03; 17(4):756-765.e3. View in PubMed
  65. Cullaro G, Park M, Lai JC. "Normal" Creatinine Levels Predict Persistent Kidney Injury and Waitlist Mortality in Outpatients With Cirrhosis. Hepatology. 2018 11; 68(5):1953-1960. View in PubMed
  66. Bajaj JS, Tandon P, O'Leary JG, Biggins SW, Wong F, Kamath PS, Garcia-Tsao G, Maliakkal B, Lai JC, Fallon M, Thuluvath P, Vargas HE, Subramanian RM, Thacker LR, Reddy RK. The Impact of Albumin Use on Resolution of Hyponatremia in Hospitalized Patients With Cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 09; 113(9):1339. View in PubMed
  67. Ge J, Gilroy R, Lai JC. Receipt of a pediatric liver offer as the first offer reduces waitlist mortality for adult women. Hepatology. 2018 09; 68(3):1101-1110. View in PubMed
  68. Reuter B, Walter K, Bissonnette J, Leise MD, Lai J, Tandon P, Kamath PS, Biggins SW, Rose CF, Wade JB, Bajaj JS. Assessment of the spectrum of hepatic encephalopathy: A multicenter study. Liver Transpl. 2018 05; 24(5):587-594. View in PubMed
  69. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Reply. Hepatology. 2018 05; 67(5):2059-2060. View in PubMed
  70. O'Leary JG, Reddy KR, Garcia-Tsao G, Biggins SW, Wong F, Fallon MB, Subramanian RM, Kamath PS, Thuluvath P, Vargas HE, Maliakkal B, Tandon P, Lai J, Thacker LR, Bajaj JS. NACSELD acute-on-chronic liver failure (NACSELD-ACLF) score predicts 30-day survival in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. Hepatology. 2018 06; 67(6):2367-2374. View in PubMed
  71. Lai JC, Segev DL, McCulloch CE, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Feng S. Physical frailty after liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2018 08; 18(8):1986-1994. View in PubMed
  72. Puchades L, Chau S, Dodson JA, Mohamad Y, Mustain R, Lebsack A, Aguilera V, Prieto M, Lai JC. Association of Cardiac Abnormalities to the Frail Phenotype in Cirrhotic Patients on the Waitlist: From the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2018 03; 102(3):e101-e107. View in PubMed
  73. Lockett H, Lai J, Tuason C, Jury A, Fergusson D. Primary healthcare utilisation among adults with mood and anxiety disorders: an analysis of the New Zealand Health Survey. J Prim Health Care. 2018 03; 10(1):68-75. View in PubMed
  74. Ge J, Roberts JP, Lai JC. A2 liver transplantation across the ABO barrier: Increasing options in the donor pool? Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2017 Dec; 10(6):135-138. View in PubMed
  75. Cullaro G, Sarkar M, Lai JC. Sex-based disparities in delisting for being "too sick" for liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2018 05; 18(5):1214-1219. View in PubMed
  76. Bajaj JS, Reddy RK, Tandon P, Wong F, Kamath PS, Biggins SW, Garcia-Tsao G, Fallon M, Maliakkal B, Lai J, Vargas HE, Subramanian RM, Thuluvath P, Thacker LR, O'Leary JG. Prediction of Fungal Infection Development and Their Impact on Survival Using the NACSELD Cohort. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 04; 113(4):556-563. View in PubMed
  77. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, McCulloch CE, Feng S. The Liver Frailty Index Improves Mortality Prediction of the Subjective Clinician Assessment in Patients With Cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018 02; 113(2):235-242. View in PubMed
  78. Fleming JN, Lai JC, Te HS, Said A, Spengler EK, Rogal SS. Opioid and opioid substitution therapy in liver transplant candidates: A survey of center policies and practices. Clin Transplant. 2017 Dec; 31(12). View in PubMed
  79. Spengler EK, O'Leary JG, Te HS, Rogal S, Pillai AA, Al-Osaimi A, Desai A, Fleming JN, Ganger D, Seetharam A, Tsoulfas G, Montenovo M, Lai JC. Liver Transplantation in the Obese Cirrhotic Patient. Transplantation. 2017 10; 101(10):2288-2296. View in PubMed
  80. C Lai J. Transplant for the very sick: No limitations in donor quality? Liver Transpl. 2017 10; 23(S1):S40-S43. View in PubMed
  81. Hsu EK, Shaffer ML, Gao L, Sonnenday C, Volk ML, Bucuvalas J, Lai JC. Analysis of Liver Offers to Pediatric Candidates on the Transplant Wait List. Gastroenterology. 2017 10; 153(4):988-995. View in PubMed
  82. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Dodge JL, Boscardin WJ, Segev DL, Roberts JP, Feng S. Development of a novel frailty index to predict mortality in patients with end-stage liver disease. Hepatology. 2017 08; 66(2):564-574. View in PubMed
  83. Ge J, Roberts JP, Lai JC. Race/ethnicity is associated with ABO-nonidentical liver transplantation in the United States. Clin Transplant. 2017 08; 31(8). View in PubMed
  84. Wang CW, Lai JC. Reporting functional status in UNOS: The weakness of the Karnofsky Performance Status Scale. Clin Transplant. 2017 07; 31(7). View in PubMed
  85. Carey EJ, Lai JC, Wang CW, Dasarathy S, Lobach I, Montano-Loza AJ, Dunn MA. A multicenter study to define sarcopenia in patients with end-stage liver disease. Liver Transpl. 2017 05; 23(5):625-633. View in PubMed
  86. Salazar J, Saxena V, Kahn JG, Roberts JP, Mehta N, Volk M, Lai JC. Cost-Effectiveness of Direct-Acting Antiviral Treatment in Hepatitis C-Infected Liver Transplant Candidates With Compensated Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Transplantation. 2017 05; 101(5):1001-1008. View in PubMed
  87. Samoylova ML, Covinsky KE, Haftek M, Kuo S, Roberts JP, Lai JC. Disability in patients with end-stage liver disease: Results from the functional assessment in liver transplantation study. Liver Transpl. 2017 03; 23(3):292-298. View in PubMed
  88. Sinclair M, Poltavskiy E, Dodge JL, Lai JC. Frailty is independently associated with increased hospitalisation days in patients on the liver transplant waitlist. World J Gastroenterol. 2017 Feb 07; 23(5):899-905. View in PubMed
  89. Lai JC. A framework to determine when liver transplantation is futile. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken). 2016 Dec; 8(6):137-139. View in PubMed
  90. Clinical Liver Disease. A framework to determine when liver transplantation is futile. 2016; 8:137-9. View in PubMed
  91. Pavasini R, Guralnik J, Brown JC, di Bari M, Cesari M, Landi F, Vaes B, Legrand D, Verghese J, Wang C, Stenholm S, Ferrucci L, Lai JC, Bartes AA, Espaulella J, Ferrer M, Lim JY, Ensrud KE, Cawthon P, Turusheva A, Frolova E, Rolland Y, Lauwers V, Corsonello A, Kirk GD, Ferrari R, Volpato S, Campo G. Short Physical Performance Battery and all-cause mortality: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Med. 2016 Dec 22; 14(1):215. View in PubMed
  92. Kuo SZ, Haftek M, Lai JC. Factors Associated with Medication Non-adherence in Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2017 02; 62(2):543-549. View in PubMed
  93. Lai JC. Editorial: Advancing Adoption of Frailty to Improve the Care of Patients with Cirrhosis: Time for a Consensus on a Frailty Index. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 12; 111(12):1776-1777. View in PubMed
  94. Lai JC, Volk ML, Strasburg D, Alexander N. Performance-Based Measures Associate With Frailty in Patients With End-Stage Liver Disease. Transplantation. 2016 Dec; 100(12):2656-2660. View in PubMed
  95. Giard JM, Decker KA, Lai JC, Gill RM, Logan AC, Fix OK. Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis during Pregnancy. ACG Case Rep J. 2016 Aug; 3(4):e162. View in PubMed
  96. Bajaj JS, O'Leary JG, Tandon P, Wong F, Garcia-Tsao G, Kamath PS, Maliakkal B, Biggins SW, Thuluvath PJ, Fallon MB, Subramanian RM, Vargas HE, Lai J, Thacker LR, Reddy KR. Hepatic Encephalopathy Is Associated With Mortality in Patients With Cirrhosis Independent of Other Extrahepatic Organ Failures. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Apr; 15(4):565-574.e4. View in PubMed
  97. Kathpalia P, Smith A, Lai JC. Underutilization of palliative care services in the liver transplant population. World J Transplant. 2016 Sep 24; 6(3):594-8. View in PubMed
  98. Wang CW, Feng S, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Zhou LQ, Yeh BM, Lai JC. A Comparison of Muscle Function, Mass, and Quality in Liver Transplant Candidates: Results From the Functional Assessment in Liver Transplantation Study. Transplantation. 2016 Aug; 100(8):1692-8. View in PubMed
  99. Lai JC, Covinsky KE, Hayssen H, Lizaola B, Dodge J, Roberts JP, Terrault NA, Feng S. Response to clinical assessments of health status as a potential marker to identify patients who are too sick to undergo transplantation. Liver Int. 2016 Apr; 36(4):611. View in PubMed
  100. Lai JC, Roberts JP. ABO-Nonidentical Liver Transplantation in the United States. Am J Transplant. 2016 08; 16(8):2430-6. View in PubMed
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