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Hirschl RB, Minneci P, Gadepalli SK, Saito JM, Askegard-Giesmann J, Deans K, Downard C, Fallat M, Helmrath M, Kabre R, Lal D, Leys C, Mak G, Ostlie D, Rescorla F, Sato T, St. Peter S, von Allmen D, Warner BW on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium:  Development of a multi-institutional clinical research consortium for Pediatric Surgery.  J Pediatr Surg, 2017 Jul;52(7):1084-1088. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.11.042. Epub 2016 Dec 27.PMID: 28081853

Lal, DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius T, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Deans KT, Fallat ME, Finnell SME, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre RS, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Raque J, Saito JM, St. Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato T, on behalf of the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Perioperative management and outcomes of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.  J Pediatr Surg, 2017 Aug;52(8):1245-1251. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.11.046. Epub 2016 Dec 5. PMID: 27993359

Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius TH, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Bruch S, Burns RC, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Raque J, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Challenging surgical dogma in the management of proximal esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula: Outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  J Pediatr Surg. 53(7):1267-1272, 2018  PMID: 28599967


Lal DR, Gadepalli SK, Downard CD, Minneci PC, Knezevich M, Chelius TH, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Bruch S, Carland Burns R, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Ostlie DJ, Raque J, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Infants with esophageal atresia and right aortic arch: Characteristics and outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Apr;54(4):688-692. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.08.002. Epub 2018 Aug 21. PMID: 30224238

Minneci PC, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Halleran DR, Cooper JN, Afrazi A, Calkins CM, Downard CD, Ehrlich P, Fraser J, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kohler JE, Landisch R, Landman MP, Lee C, Leys CM, Lodwick DL, Mon R, McClure B, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Wood R, Levitt MA, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Screening practices and associated anomalies in infants with anorectal malformations: Results from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Jun;53(6):1163-1167. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2018.02.079. Epub 2018 Mar 7. PMID: 29602552

Wright, TN, Grant C, Lal, DR, Hirschl RB, Downard CD, Ostlie DJ, Minneci PC, Swedler RM, Chelius TH, Cassidy L, Rapp CT, Billmire D, Burns RC, Deans, KJ, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Hebel F, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Kohler J, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Rymeski B, Saito JM, St Peter SD, von Allmen D, Warner BW, Sato TT, Fallat ME; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium.  Neural Monitoring During H-type Tracheoesophageal Fistula Division: A Way to Decrease Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury?  J Pediatric Surg, https://www.jpedsurg.org/article/S0022-3468(18)30718-8/fulltext

Kunisaki SM, Saito JM, Fallat ME, St Peter SD, Lal DR, Johnson KN, Mon RA, Adams C, Aladegbami B, Bence C, Burns RC, Corkum KS, Deans KJ, Downard C3, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Landman MP, Leys CM, Linden AF, Lopez JJ, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Rademacher BL, Shaaban A, Walker SK, Wright TN, Hirschl RB; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. 

Development of a multi-institutional registry for children with operative congenital lung malformations. J.Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jul;55(7):1313-1318. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.01.058. Epub 2019 Feb 28. PMID: 30879756

Minneci PC, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Halleran DR, Cooper JN, Afrazi A, Calkins CM, Corkum K, Downard CD, Ehrlich P, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kohler JE, Landisch R, Landman MP, Lee C, Leys CM, Lodwick DL, McLeod J, Mon R, McClure B, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Wood R, Levitt MA, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Can fecal continence be predicted in patients born with anorectal malformations? J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Jun;54(6):1159-1163. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.02.035. Epub 2019 Mar 1 PMID: 30898398 

Kunisaki SM, Saito JM, Fallat ME, St Peter SD, Kim AG, Johnson KN, Mon RA, Adams C, Aladegbami B, Bence C, Burns RC, Corkum KS, Deans KJ, Downard CD, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Linden AF, Lopez JJ, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Rademacher BL, Shaaban A, Walker SK, Wright TN, Hirschl RB; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Current operative management of congenital lobar emphysema in children: A report from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. J Pediatr Surg. 2019 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print]​. PMID: 30898401 ​


Lawrence AE, Gonzalez DO, Fallat ME, Aldrink JH, Hewitt GD, Hertweck SP, Onwuka A, Bence C, Burns RC, Dillon PA, Ehrlich PF, Fraser JD, Grabowski JE, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Kohler JE, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Sato TT, Scannell M, Sujka JA, Minneci PC, Deans KJ. Factors Associated With Management of Pediatric Ovarian Neoplasms. Pediatrics. 2019 Jul;144(1):e20182537. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-2537. Epub 2019 Jun 4. PMID: 31164439

Minneci PC, Hade EM, Lawrence AE, Saito JM, Mak GZ, Hirschl RB, Gadepalli S, Helmrath MA, Leys CM, Sato TT, Lal DR, Landman MP, Kabre R, Fallat ME, Fischer BA, Cooper JN, Deans KJ; MidwestPediatric Surgery Consortium. Multi-institutional trial of non-operative management and surgery for uncomplicated appendicitis in children: Design and rationale. Contemp Clin Trials. 2019 Aug;83:10-17. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.06.013. Epub 2019 Jun 26. PMID: 31254670

Leys CM, Hirschl RB, Kohler JE, Cherney-Stafford L, Marka N, Fallat ME, Gadepalli SK, Fraser JD, Grabowski J, Burns RC, Downard CD, Foley DS, Halleran DR, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Knezevich MS, Lal DR, Landman MP, Lawrence AE, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Musili N, Rymeski B, Saito JM, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Warner BW, Ostlie DJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium MWPSC. Changing the Paradigm for Management of Pediatric Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Simple Aspiration Test Predicts Need for Operation. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Jan;55(1):169-175. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.09.043. Epub 2019 Oct 24. PMID: 31706614

Lawrence AE, Fallat ME, Hewitt G, Hertweck P, Onwuka A, Afrazi A, Bence C, Burns RC, Corkum KS, Dillon PA, Ehrlich PF, Fraser JD, Gonzalez DO, Grabowski JE, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Overman RE, Rademacher BL, Raiji MT, Sato TT, Scannell M, Sujka JA, Wright T, Minneci PC, Deans KJ, Aldrink JH; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Understanding the Value of Tumor Markers in Pediatric Ovarian Neoplasms. J Pediatr Surg. Jan;55(1):122-125. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.09.062. Epub 2019 Oct 25.  PMID: 31677824

Fraser JD, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Helmrath MA, Kabre R, Leys CM, Burns RC, Corkum K, Dillon PA, Downard CD, Gadepalli SK, Grabowski JE, Hernandez E, Hirschl RB, Johnson KN, Kohler JE, Landman MP, Landisch RM, Lawrence AE, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Rymeski B, Sato TT, Scannell M, Slater BJ, Wilkinson KH, Wright TN, St Peter SD; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Sutureless vs sutured abdominal wall closure for gastroschisis: Operative characteristics and early outcomes from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Nov. pii: S0022-3468(20)30118-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.02.017. PMID: 32151403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Metzger G, Cooper JN, Kabre RS, Mak GZ, Halleran DR, Boyd K, Chan S, Corea D, Dydynski P, Gill K, Kraus S, Sanchez R, Afrazi A, Calkins C, Linden AF, Downard C, Ehrlich PF, Fraser JD, Landman M, Leys CM, Rymeski B, Wood RJ, Levitt MA, Deans KJ, Bates DG, Minneci PC; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Inter-rater Reliability of Sacral Ratio Measurements in Patients with Anorectal Malformations. J Surg Res.. 2020 Jul 23;256:272-281. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.06.040. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32712441

Minneci PC, Hade EM, Lawrence AE, Sebastião YV, Saito JM, Mak GZ, Fox C, Hirschl RB, Gadepalli S, Helmrath MA, Kohler JE, Leys CM, Sato TT, Lal DR, Landman MP, Kabre R, Fallat ME, Cooper JN, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Association of Nonoperative Management Using Antibiotic Therapy vs Laparoscopic Appendectomy With Treatment Success and Disability Days in Children With Uncomplicated Appendicitis. JAMA. 2020 Jul 27. doi: 10.1001/jama.2020.10888. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32730561


Bence CM, Rymeski B, Gadepalli S, Sato TT, Minneci PC, Downard C, Hirschl RB, Amin RA, Burns RC, Cherney-Stafford L, Courtney CM, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski JE, Helmrath MA, Kabre RD, Kohler JE, Landman MP, Lawrence AE, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Port E, Saito JM, Silverberg J, Slidell MB, St Peter SD, Troutt M, Walker S, Wright T, Lal DR; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Clinical outcomes following implementation of a management bundle for esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula. ​J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Oct 6:S0022-3468(20)30698-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.09.049. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33131776


​​Kunisaki SM, Saito JM, Fallat ME, St Peter SD, Lal DR, Karmakar M, Deans KJ, Gadepalli SK, Hirschl RB, Minneci PC, Helmrath MA; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Fetal Risk Stratification and Outcome in Children with Prenatally Diagnosed Lung Malformations: Results from a Multi-Institutional Research Collaborative. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 17. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov 17. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004566. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33214447


Dekonenko C, Fraser JD, Deans K, Fallat ME, Helmrath M, Kabre R, Leys CM, Burns RC, Corkum K, Dillon PA, Downard C, Wright TN, Gadepalli SK, Grabowski J, Hernandez E, Hirschl R, Johnson KN, Kohler J, Landman MP, Landisch RM, Lawrence AE, Mak GZ, Minneci P, Rymeski B, Sato TT, Slater BJ, Peter SSD. Does Use of a Feeding Protocol Change Outcomes in Gastroschisis? A Report from the Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Eur J Pediatr Surg. 2020 Dec 27. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1721074. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33368085


Lawrence AE, Fallat ME, Hewitt G, Hertweck P, Onwuka A, Afrazi A, Aldrink JH, Bence C, Burns RC, Corkum KS, Dillon PA, Ehrlich PF, Fraser JD, Gonzalez DO, Grabowski JE, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Rademacher BL, Raiji MT, Sato TT, Scannell M, Sujka JA, Wright TN, Minneci PC, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Factors Associated With Torsion in Pediatric Patients With Ovarian Masses. J Surg Res. 2021 Feb 26;263:110-115. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2020.12.058. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33647800


Kunisaki SM, Lal DR, Saito JM, Fallat ME, St Peter SD, Fox ZD, Heider A, Chan SS, Boyd KP, Burns RC, Deans KJ, Gadepalli SK, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Wright TN, Helmrath MA; MIDWEST PEDIATRIC SURGERY CONSORTIUM. Pleuropulmonary Blastoma in Pediatric Lung Lesions. Pediatrics. 2021 Mar 24:e2020028357. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-028357. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33762310


Weller JH, Peter SDS, Fallat ME, Saito JM, Burns CR, Deans KJ, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Wright TN, Kunisaki SM; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Thoracoscopic versus open lobectomy in infants with congenital lung malformations: A multi-institutional propensity score analysis. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 Apr 25:S0022-3468(21)00323-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2021.04.013. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34030879.


Dekonenko C, Fraser JD, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Helmrath M, Kabre R, Leys CM, Burns RC, Corkumd K, Dillon PA, Downard C, Wright TN, Gadepalli SK, Grabowski JE, Hernandez E, Hirschl R, Johnson KN, Kohler JE, Landman MP, Landisch RM, Lawrence AE, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Rymeski B, Sato TT, Slater BJ, St Peter SD. Outcomes in gastroschisis: expectations in the postnatal period for simple vs complex gastroschisis. J Perinatol. 2021 May 25. doi: 10.1038/s41372-021-01093-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34035447.


Minneci PC, Hade EM, Metzger GA, Saito JM, Mak GZ, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Association of Initial Treatment With Antibiotics vs Surgery With Treatment Success and Disability in Subgroups of Children With Uncomplicated Appendicitis. JAMA. 2021 Jun 22;325(24):2502-2504. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.6710. PMID: 34156416; PMCID: PMC8220457.


Kunisaki SM. Response to the Comment on "Fetal Risk Stratification and Outcomes in Children With Prenatally Diagnosed Lung Malformations: Results From a Multi-institutional Research Collaborative by Kunisaki et al". Ann Surg. 2021 Dec 1;274(6):e891. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004898. PMID: 33856392.


​Knaus ME, Onwuka AJ, Afrazi A, Breech L, Corkum KS, Dillon PA, Ehrlich PF, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Grabowski JE, Hertweck SP, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Lawrence AE, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Markel TA, Merchant N, Overman RE, Rademacher BL, Raiji MT, Rymeski B, Sato TT, Scannel M, Schikler AG, Sujka JA, Wright T, Aldrink JH, Hewitt GD, Minneci PC, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Multi-Institutional Review of the Preoperative Diagnostic Accuracy for Pediatric Ovarian Mature Cystic Teratomas. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2022 Feb 3:S1083-3188(22)00031-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2022.01.009. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35124214.


Knaus ME, Onwuka AJ, Afrazi A, Breech L, Corkum KS, Dillon PA, Ehrlich PF, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Grabowski JE, Hertweck SP, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Lawrence AE, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Markel TA, Merchant N, Elliott Overman R, Rademacher BL, Raiji MT, Rymeski B, Sato TT, Scannell M, Schikler AG, Sujka JA, Wright T, Aldrink JH, Hewitt GD, Minneci PC, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for pediatric ovarian dermoids. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Feb 12:S0022-3468(22)00134-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.01.053. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35292164.


Collings AT, Farazi M, Van Arendonk K, Fallat ME, Minneci PC, Sato TT, Speck KE, Deans KJ, Falcone RA, Foley DS, Fraser JD, Keller MS, Kotagal M, Landman MP, Leys CM, Markel T, Rubalcava N, St Peter SD, Flynn-O'Brien KT; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Impact of "Stay-at-Home" orders on non-accidental trauma: A multi-institutional study. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Feb 14:S0022-3468(22)00130-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.01.056. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35292165; PMCID: PMC8842346.


Bowder AN, Bence CM, Rymeski BA, Gadepalli SK, Sato TT, Szabo A, Arendonk KV, Minneci PC, Downard CD, Hirschl RB, Markel T, Courtney CM, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Grabowski JE, Helmrath MA, Kabre RD, Kohler JE, Landman MP, Lawrence AE, Leys CM, Mak G, Port E, Saito J, Silverberg J, Slidell MB, St Peter SD, Troutt M, Wright TN, Lal DR; Midwest Pediatric Consortium. Acid suppression duration does not alter anastomotic stricture rates after esophageal atresia with distal tracheoesophageal fistula repair: A prospective multi-institutional cohort study. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Feb 14:S0022-3468(22)00142-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.02.004. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35304025.


Fraser JA, Deans KJ, Fallat ME, Helmrath M, Kabre R, Leys CM, Markel TA, Dillon PA, Downard C, Wright TN, Gadepalli SK, Grabowski JE, Hirschl R, Johnson KN, Kohler JE, Landman MP, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Rymeski B, Sato TT, Slater BJ, Peter SDS, Fraser JD; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Evaluating the risk of peri-umbilical hernia after sutured or sutureless gastroschisis closure. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Mar 26:S0022-3468(22)00250-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.03.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35450699.


Minneci PC, Hade EM, Gil LA, Metzger GA, Saito JM, Mak GZ, Hirschl RB, Gadepalli S, Helmrath MA, Leys CM, Sato TT, Lal DR, Landman MP, Kabre R, Fallat ME, Cooper JN, Deans KJ; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Demographic and Clinical Characteristics Associated With the Failure of Nonoperative Management of Uncomplicated Appendicitis in Children: Secondary Analysis of a Nonrandomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 2;5(5):e229712. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.9712. PMID: 35499827.


Collings AT, Farazi M, Van Arendonk KJ, Fallat ME, Minneci PC, Sato TT, Speck KE, Deans KJ, Falcone RA Jr, Foley DS, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Keller MS, Kotagal M, Landman MP, Leys CM, Markel TA, Rubalcava N, St Peter SD, Flynn-O'Brien KT; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. The COVID-19 pandemic and associated rise in pediatric firearm injuries: A multi-institutional study. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Apr 12:S0022-3468(22)00267-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.03.034. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35501165; PMCID: PMC9001175.


Engwall-Gill AJ, Chan SS, Boyd KP, Saito JM, Fallat ME, St Peter SD, Bolger-Theut S, Crotty EJ, Green JR, Hulett Bowling RL, Kumbhar SS, Rattan MS, Young CM, Canner JK, Deans KJ, Gadepalli SK, Helmrath MA, Hirschl RB, Kabre R, Lal DR, Landman MP, Leys CM, Mak GZ, Minneci PC, Wright TN, Kunisaki SM; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Accuracy of Chest Computed Tomography in Distinguishing Cystic Pleuropulmonary Blastoma From Benign Congenital Lung Malformations in Children. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jun 1;5(6):e2219814. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.19814. PMID: 35771571.


Knaus ME, Onwuka AJ, Deans KJ, Minneci PC; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Reply to Letter to the Editor: Laparoscopy versus laparotomy for pediatric ovarian dermoids. J Pediatr Surg. 2022 Jul 8:S0022-3468(22)00441-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2022.06.016. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35906109.


Knaus ME, Onwuka AJ, Bowder A, Courtney C, Deans KJ, Downard CD, Duran YK, Fallat ME, Fraser JD, Gadepalli SK, Kabre R, Kalbfell EL, Kohler J, Lal DR, Landman MP, Lawrence AE, Leys CM, Lu P, Mak GZ, Markel TA, Merchant N, Nguyen T, Pilkington M, Port E, Rymeski B, Saito J, Sato TT, St Peter SD, Wright T, Minneci PC, Grabowski JE; Midwest Pediatric Surgery Consortium. Disparities in the Management of Pediatric Breast Masses. J Surg Res. 2022 Aug 3;279:648-656. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2022.06.049. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35932719.