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  1. Bouchareychas L, Duong P, Phu TA, Alsop E, Meechoovet B, Reiman R, Ng M, Yamamoto R, Nakauchi H, Gasper WJ, Van Keuren-Jensen K, Raffai RL. High glucose macrophage exosomes enhance atherosclerosis by driving cellular proliferation & hematopoiesis. iScience. 2021 Aug 20; 24(8):102847. View in PubMed
  2. Ramirez JL, Lopez J, Sanders K, Schneider PA, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Sosa JA, Iannuzzi JC. Understanding value and patient complexity among common inpatient vascular surgery procedures. J Vasc Surg. 2021 Oct; 74(4):1343-1353.e2. View in PubMed
  3. Zarkowsky DS, Inman JT, Sorrentino TA, Hiramoto JS, Vartanian SM, Eichler CM, Reilly LM, Gasper WJ, Conte MS. Contemporary Experience with Paravisceral Aortic Aneurysm (PVAAA) Repair in a Tertiary Center. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Aug; 75:368-379. View in PubMed
  4. Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Ramirez FD, Gasper WJ, Cohen BE, Conte MS, Grenon SM, Iannuzzi JC. Depression Predicts Non-Home Discharge After Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jul; 74:131-140. View in PubMed
  5. Ramirez JL, Zahner GJ, Arya S, Grenon SM, Gasper WJ, Sosa JA, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC. Patients with depression are less likely to go home after critical limb revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2021 07; 74(1):178-186.e2. View in PubMed
  6. Strait A, Gasper W, Dhaliwal G. The Resolution of Abdominal Pain: an Ominous Sign of Mesenteric Ischemia. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 01; 36(1):216-219. View in PubMed
  7. Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Boitano LT, Conrad MF, Arya S, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC. A novel preoperative risk score for nonhome discharge after elective thoracic endovascular aortic repair. J Vasc Surg. 2021 05; 73(5):1549-1556. View in PubMed
  8. Lancaster EM, Wu B, Iannuzzi J, Oskowitz A, Gasper W, Vartanian S, Wick E, Hiramoto J, Eichler C, Lobo E, Reyzelman A, Reilly L, Sosa JA, Conte MS. Impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic on an academic vascular practice and a multidisciplinary limb preservation program. J Vasc Surg. 2020 12; 72(6):1850-1855. View in PubMed
  9. Smith EJT, Ramirez JL, Wu B, Zarkowsky DS, Gasper WJ, Finlayson E, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC. Living in a Food Desert is Associated with 30-day Readmission after Revascularization for Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia. Ann Vasc Surg. 2021 Jan; 70:36-42. View in PubMed
  10. Wu B, Lancaster EM, Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Reyzelman AM, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Hiramoto JS. Increased Reintervention After Infrainguinal Revascularization for Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia in Women. Ann Vasc Surg. 2020 Nov; 69:307-316. View in PubMed
  11. Ramirez JL, Gasper WJ, Seib CD, Finlayson E, Conte MS, Sosa JA, Iannuzzi JC. Patient complexity by surgical specialty does not correlate with work relative value units. Surgery. 2020 09; 168(3):371-378. View in PubMed
  12. Wang Y, Liu X, Haraldsson H, Zhu C, Ballweber M, Gasper W, Hatsukami T, Saloner D. Quantitative measurement of atheroma burden: reproducibility in serial studies of atherosclerotic femoral arteries. MAGMA. 2020 Dec; 33(6):855-863. View in PubMed
  13. Ramirez JL, Zarkowsky DS, Sorrentino TA, Hicks CW, Vartanian SM, Gasper WJ, Conte MS, Iannuzzi JC. Antegrade common femoral artery closure device use is associated with decreased complications. J Vasc Surg. 2020 11; 72(5):1610-1617.e1. View in PubMed
  14. Wang Y, Zhu C, Leach J, Gasper W, Saloner D, Hope M. Growth of common iliac artery aneurysms coexisting with abdominal aortic aneurysms: associated factors and potential role of intraluminal thrombus. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2020 Mar; 10(3):703-712. View in PubMed
  15. Zhu C, Leach JR, Wang Y, Gasper W, Saloner D, Hope MD. Intraluminal Thrombus Predicts Rapid Growth of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms. Radiology. 2020 03; 294(3):707-713. View in PubMed
  16. Hiramoto JS, Elahi FM, Gasper WJ, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Goetzl EJ. Acute Insulin Resistance and Rapid Alterations in Neuronal Derived Blood Exosome Concentration After Branched Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2020 Mar; 59(3):457-463. View in PubMed
  17. Hiramoto JS, Hoffman M, Gasper W, Reilly L, Chuter T. Strict Control of Blood Glucose With an Intravenous Insulin Infusion Decreases the Risk of Post-operative Lower Extremity Weakness After Complex Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2019 Dec; 58(6):848-853. View in PubMed
  18. Werlin EC, Kaushik S, Gasper WJ, Hoffman M, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS. Multibranched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair in patients with and without chronic aortic dissections. J Vasc Surg. 2019 11; 70(5):1419-1426. View in PubMed
  19. Ramirez JL, Zahner GJ, Spaulding KA, Khetani SA, Hills NK, Gasper WJ, Harris WS, Cohen BE, Grenon SM. Peripheral Artery Disease Is Associated with a Deficiency of Erythrocyte Membrane n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids. Lipids. 2019 04; 54(4):211-219. View in PubMed
  20. Ramirez JL, Gasper WJ, Khetani SA, Zahner GJ, Hills NK, Mitchell PT, Sansbury BE, Conte MS, Spite M, Grenon SM. Fish Oil Increases Specialized Pro-resolving Lipid Mediators in PAD (The OMEGA-PAD II Trial). J Surg Res. 2019 06; 238:164-174. View in PubMed
  21. Zahner GJ, Ramirez JL, Spaulding KA, Khetani SA, Gasper WJ, Grunfeld C, Hills NK, Schafer AL, Grenon SM. Leptinemia is Associated With Peripheral Artery Disease. J Surg Res. 2019 06; 238:48-56. View in PubMed
  22. Walker J, Kaushik S, Hoffman M, Gasper W, Hiramoto J, Reilly L, Chuter T. Long-term durability of multibranched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal and pararenal aortic aneurysms. J Vasc Surg. 2019 02; 69(2):341-347. View in PubMed
  23. Ramirez JL, Spaulding KA, Zahner GJ, Khetani SA, Schaller MS, Gasper WJ, Hills NK, Marlene Grenon S. Radial Artery Tonometry is Associated With Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease. J Surg Res. 2019 03; 235:250-257. View in PubMed
  24. Ramirez JL, Khetani SA, Zahner GJ, Spaulding KA, Schaller MS, Gasper WJ, Hills NK, Schafer AL, Grenon SM. Serum resistin is associated with impaired endothelial function and a higher rate of adverse cardiac events in patients with peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2019 02; 69(2):497-506. View in PubMed
  25. Hernandez NV, Ramirez JL, Khetani SA, Spaulding KA, Gasper WJ, Hiramoto J, Lindqvist D, Wolkowitz OM, Hills NK, Grenon SM, Zahner GJ. Depression severity is associated with increased inflammation in veterans with peripheral artery disease. Vasc Med. 2018 10; 23(5):445-453. View in PubMed
  26. Schaller MS, Ramirez JL, Gasper WJ, Zahner GJ, Hills NK, Grenon SM. Frailty Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Major Adverse Cardiac Events in Patients with Stable Claudication. Ann Vasc Surg. 2018 Jul; 50:38-45. View in PubMed
  27. Kaushik S, Gasper WJ, Ramanan B, Vartanian SM, Reilly LM, Chuter TAM, Hiramoto JS. The impact of prior aortic surgery on outcomes after multibranched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2018 08; 68(2):325-330. View in PubMed
  28. Zahner GJ, Spaulding KA, Ramirez JL, Schaller MS, Walker SC, Hills NK, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Characterizing the relationship between flow-mediated vasodilation and radial artery tonometry in peripheral artery disease. J Surg Res. 2018 04; 224:121-131. View in PubMed
  29. Ramanan B, Ahmed A, Wu B, Causey MW, Gasper WJ, Vartanian SM, Reyzelman AM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. Determinants of midterm functional outcomes, wound healing, and resources used in a hospital-based limb preservation program. J Vasc Surg. 2017 12; 66(6):1765-1774. View in PubMed
  30. Zahner GJ, Gruendl MA, Spaulding KA, Schaller MS, Hills NK, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Association between arterial stiffness and peripheral artery disease as measured by radial artery tonometry. J Vasc Surg. 2017 11; 66(5):1518-1526. View in PubMed
  31. Schaller MS, Zahner GJ, Gasper WJ, Harris WS, Conte MS, Hills NK, Grenon SM. Relationship between the omega-3 index and specialized pro-resolving lipid mediators in patients with peripheral arterial disease taking fish oil supplements. J Clin Lipidol. 2017 Sep - Oct; 11(5):1289-1295. View in PubMed
  32. Loeffler JW, Obara H, Fujimura N, Bove P, Newton DH, Zettervall SL, van Petersen AS, Geelkerken RH, Charlton-Ouw KM, Shalhub S, Singh N, Roussel A, Glebova NO, Harlander-Locke MP, Gasper WJ, Humphries MD, Lawrence PF. Medical therapy and intervention do not improve uncomplicated isolated mesenteric artery dissection outcomes over observation alone. J Vasc Surg. 2017 07; 66(1):202-208. View in PubMed
  33. Hiramoto JS, Fernandez C, Gasper W, Vartanian S, Reilly L, Chuter T. Lower extremity weakness is associated with elevated blood and cerebrospinal fluid glucose levels following multibranched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Feb; 65(2):311-317. View in PubMed
  34. Drudi LM, Schaller MS, Hiramoto J, Gasper W, Harris WS, Hills NK, Grenon SM. Predictors of change in omega-3 index with fish oil supplementation in peripheral artery disease. J Surg Res. 2017 04; 210:124-131. View in PubMed
  35. Causey MW, Ahmed A, Wu B, Gasper WJ, Reyzelman A, Vartanian SM, Hiramoto JS, Conte MS. Society for Vascular Surgery limb stage and patient risk correlate with outcomes in an amputation prevention program. J Vasc Surg. 2016 06; 63(6):1563-1573.e2. View in PubMed
  36. Grenon SM, Owens CD, Alley H, Perez S, Whooley MA, Neylan TC, Aschbacher K, Gasper WJ, Hilton JF, Cohen BE. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Is Associated With Worse Endothelial Function Among Veterans. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 Mar 23; 5(3):e003010. View in PubMed
  37. Ramanan B, Fernandez CC, Sobel JD, Gasper WJ, Vartanian SM, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS. Low-profile versus standard-profile multibranched thoracoabdominal aortic stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 64(1):39-45. View in PubMed
  38. Fernandez CC, Sobel JD, Gasper WJ, Vartanian SM, Reilly LM, Chuter TA, Hiramoto JS. Standard off-the-shelf versus custom-made multibranched thoracoabdominal aortic stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2016 May; 63(5):1208-15. View in PubMed
  39. Zhu C, Haraldsson H, Faraji F, Owens C, Gasper W, Ahn S, Liu J, Laub G, Hope MD, Saloner D. Isotropic 3D black blood MRI of abdominal aortic aneurysm wall and intraluminal thrombus. Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Jan; 34(1):18-25. View in PubMed
  40. Hope MD, Gasper WJ, Rapp J, Owens CD, Haraldsson H, Saloner D. Vascular inflammation in a growing iliac artery aneurysm. Clin Nucl Med. 2015 Jun; 40(6):e323-4. View in PubMed
  41. Han SM, Gasper WJ, Chuter TA. Endovascular rescue after inadvertent false lumen stent graft implantation. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Feb; 63(2):518-22. View in PubMed
  42. Sobel JD, Vartanian SM, Gasper WJ, Hiramoto JS, Chuter TA, Reilly LM. Lower extremity weakness after endovascular aneurysm repair with multibranched thoracoabdominal stent grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Mar; 61(3):623-8. View in PubMed
  43. Alley H, Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Ultrasound assessment of endothelial-dependent flow-mediated vasodilation of the brachial artery in clinical research. J Vis Exp. 2014 Oct 22; (92):e52070. View in PubMed
  44. Chong KC, Owens CD, Park M, Alley HF, Boscardin WJ, Conte MS, Gasper WJ, Grenon SM. Relationship between kidney disease and endothelial function in peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Dec; 60(6):1605-11. View in PubMed
  45. Walker JP, Nosova E, Sigovan M, Rapp J, Grenon MS, Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Saloner DA. Ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography is a feasible method for the clinical evaluation of lower extremity arterial disease. Ann Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 29(1):63-8. View in PubMed
  46. Walker JP, Hiramoto JS, Gasper WJ, Auyang P, Conte MS, Rapp JH, Lovett DH, Owens CD. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality and adverse vascular access outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Jul; 60(1):176-83. View in PubMed
  47. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Walker JP, Alley HF, Conte MS, Grenon SM. Safety and feasibility of adjunctive dexamethasone infusion into the adventitia of the femoropopliteal artery following endovascular revascularization. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 59(4):1016-24. View in PubMed
  48. Grenon SM, Chong K, Alley H, Nosova E, Gasper W, Hiramoto J, Boscardin WJ, Owens CD. Walking disability in patients with peripheral artery disease is associated with arterial endothelial function. J Vasc Surg. 2014 Apr; 59(4):1025-34. View in PubMed
  49. Gasper WJ, Jimenez CA, Walker J, Conte MS, Seward K, Owens CD. Adventitial nab-rapamycin injection reduces porcine femoral artery luminal stenosis induced by balloon angioplasty via inhibition of medial proliferation and adventitial inflammation. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2013 Dec; 6(6):701-9. View in PubMed
  50. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Rahman AS, Conte MS. Vein graft failure. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jan; 61(1):203-16. View in PubMed
  51. Gasper WJ, Reilly LM, Rapp JH, Grenon SM, Hiramoto JS, Sobel JD, Chuter TA. Assessing the anatomic applicability of the multibranched endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm technique. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jun; 57(6):1553-8; discussion 1558. View in PubMed
  52. Conte MS, Owens CD, Belkin M, Creager MA, Edwards KL, Gasper WJ, Kenagy RD, LeBoeuf RC, Sobel M, Clowes A. A single nucleotide polymorphism in the p27(Kip1) gene is associated with primary patency of lower extremity vein bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2013 May; 57(5):1179-85.e1-2. View in PubMed
  53. Sigovan M, Rayz V, Gasper W, Alley HF, Owens CD, Saloner D. Vascular remodeling in autogenous arterio-venous fistulas by MRI and CFD. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013 Apr; 41(4):657-68. View in PubMed
  54. Gasper WJ, Owens CD, Kim JM, Hills N, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. Thirty-day vein remodeling is predictive of midterm graft patency after lower extremity bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2013 Jan; 57(1):9-18. View in PubMed
  55. Sigovan M, Gasper W, Alley HF, Owens CD, Saloner D. USPIO-enhanced MR angiography of arteriovenous fistulas in patients with renal failure. Radiology. 2012 Nov; 265(2):584-90. View in PubMed
  56. Owens CD, Kim JM, Hevelone ND, Gasper WJ, Belkin M, Creager MA, Conte MS. An integrated biochemical prediction model of all-cause mortality in patients undergoing lower extremity bypass surgery for advanced peripheral artery disease. J Vasc Surg. 2012 Sep; 56(3):686-95. View in PubMed
  57. Gasper WJ, Runge SJ, Owens CD. Management of infrapopliteal peripheral arterial occlusive disease. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2012 Apr; 14(2):136-48. View in PubMed
  58. Dubin R, Owens C, Gasper W, Ganz P, Johansen K. Associations of endothelial dysfunction and arterial stiffness with intradialytic hypotension and hypertension. Hemodial Int. 2011 Jul; 15(3):350-8. View in PubMed
  59. Owens CD, Gasper WJ, Conte MS. Assessing drug elution technologies in the superficial femoral artery. Panminerva Med. 2011 Mar; 53(1):37-49. View in PubMed
  60. Roll GR, Ma S, Gasper WJ, Patti M, Way LW, Carter J. Excellent outcomes of laparoscopic esophagomyotomy for achalasia in patients older than 60 years of age. Surg Endosc. 2010 Oct; 24(10):2562-6. View in PubMed
  61. Gasper WJ, Glidden DV, Jin C, Way LW, Patti MG. Has recognition of the relationship between mortality rates and hospital volume for major cancer surgery in California made a difference?: A follow-up analysis of another decade. Ann Surg. 2009 Sep; 250(3):472-83. View in PubMed
  62. Patti MG, Gasper WJ, Fisichella PM, Nipomnick I, Palazzo F. Gastroesophageal reflux disease and connective tissue disorders: pathophysiology and implications for treatment. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Nov; 12(11):1900-6. View in PubMed
  63. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Shawo AE, Yeh B, Gasper WJ, Harris HW. Predicting strangulated small bowel obstruction: an old problem revisited. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Jan; 13(1):93-9. View in PubMed
  64. Imhof I, Gasper WJ, Derynck R. Association of tetraspanin CD9 with transmembrane TGF{alpha} confers alterations in cell-surface presentation of TGF{alpha} and cytoskeletal organization. J Cell Sci. 2008 Jul 01; 121(Pt 13):2265-74. View in PubMed
  65. Gasper WJ, Sweet MP, Golden JA, Hoopes C, Leard LE, Kleinhenz ME, Hays SR, Patti MG. Lung transplantation in patients with connective tissue disorders and esophageal dysmotility. Dis Esophagus. 2008; 21(7):650-5. View in PubMed
  66. Gasper WJ, Jamshidi R, Theodore PR. Palliation of thoracic malignancies. Surg Oncol. 2007 Dec; 16(4):259-65. View in PubMed
  67. Sweet MP, Nipomnick I, Gasper WJ, Bagatelos K, Ostroff JW, Fisichella PM, Way LW, Patti MG. The outcome of laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia is not influenced by the degree of esophageal dilatation. J Gastrointest Surg. 2008 Jan; 12(1):159-65. View in PubMed
  68. Hanna RF, Ward TJ, Chow DS, Lagana SM, Moreira RK, Emond JC, Weintraub JL, Prince MR. An evaluation of the sensitivity of MRI at detecting hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients utilizing an explant reference standard. Clin Imaging. 2014 Sep-Oct; 38(5):693-7. View in PubMed
  69. Zhang L, Gasper WJ, Stass SA, Ioffe OB, Davis MA, Mixson AJ. Angiogenic inhibition mediated by a DNAzyme that targets vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 2. Cancer Res. 2002 Oct 01; 62(19):5463-9. View in PubMed
  70. Chen QR, Zhang L, Gasper W, Mixson AJ. Targeting tumor angiogenesis with gene therapy. Mol Genet Metab. 2001 Sep-Oct; 74(1-2):120-7. View in PubMed