All Publications

  1. Marco MR, Zhou L, Patil S, Marcet JE, Varma MG, Oommen S, Cataldo PA, Hunt SR, Kumar A, Herzig DO, Fichera A, Polite BN, Hyman NH, Ternent CA, Stamos MJ, Pigazzi A, Dietz D, Yakunina Y, Pelossof R, Garcia-Aguilar J. Consolidation mFOLFOX6 Chemotherapy After Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Patients With Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Final Results of a Multicenter Phase II Trial. Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Oct; 61(10):1146-1155. View in PubMed
  2. Bailey JJ, Jordan EJ, Burke C, Ohliger MA, Wang ZJ, Van Loon K, Varma MG, Hope TA. Does Extended PET Acquisition in PET/MRI Rectal Cancer Staging Improve Results? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 10; 211(4):896-900. View in PubMed
  3. Savoie MB, Paciorek A, Zhang L, Van Blarigan EL, Sommovilla N, Abrams D, Atreya CE, Bergsland EK, Chern H, Kelley RK, Ko A, Laffan A, Sarin A, Varma MG, Venook AP, Van Loon K. Vitamin D Levels in Patients with Colorectal Cancer Before and After Treatment Initiation. J Gastrointest Cancer. 2018 Jul 30. View in PubMed
  4. Bordeianou LG, Carmichael JC, Paquette IM, Wexner S, Hull TL, Bernstein M, Keller DS, Zutshi M, Varma MG, Gurland BH, Steele SR. Consensus Statement of Definitions for Anorectal Physiology Testing and Pelvic Floor Terminology (Revised). Dis Colon Rectum. 2018 Apr; 61(4):421-427. View in PubMed
  5. Varma MG. Expert Commentary on Rectal Prolapse. Dis Colon Rectum. 2017 11; 60(11):1135-1136. View in PubMed
  6. Zukotynski K, Jadvar H, Hope T, Subramaniam RM, Van Loon K, Varma M, Niederkohr RD. SNMMI Comment on the 2016 Society of Surgical Oncology "Choosing Wisely" Recommendation on the Use of PET/CT in Colorectal Cancer. J Nucl Med. 2017 Jan; 58(1):11-12. View in PubMed
  7. Matthews CA, Varma MG, Takase-Sanchez MM, Hale DS, Van Drie D, Muir T, Wells E, Jannelli M, Richter HE. Characteristics Associated With Successful Fitting of a Vaginal Bowel Control System for Fecal Incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep-Oct; 22(5):359-63. View in PubMed
  8. Sarin A, Litonius ES, Naidu R, Yost CS, Varma MG, Chen LL. Successful implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery program shortens length of stay and improves postoperative pain, and bowel and bladder function after colorectal surgery. BMC Anesthesiol. 2016 08 03; 16(1):55. View in PubMed
  9. Cohan JN, Ozanne EM, Sewell JL, Hofer RK, Mahadevan U, Varma MG, Finlayson E. A Novel Decision Aid for Surgical Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Results of a Pilot Study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jun; 59(6):520-8. View in PubMed
  10. Paquette IM, Varma M, Ternent C, Melton-Meaux G, Rafferty JF, Feingold D, Steele SR. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Constipation. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Jun; 59(6):479-92. View in PubMed
  11. Varma MG, Matthews CA, Muir T, Takase-Sanchez MM, Hale DS, Van Drie D, Richter HE. Impact of a Novel Vaginal Bowel Control System on Bowel Function. Dis Colon Rectum. 2016 Feb; 59(2):127-31. View in PubMed
  12. Cohan JN, Rhee JY, Finlayson E, Varma MG. Impact of Surgery on Relationship Quality in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis and Their Partners. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Dec; 58(12):1144-50. View in PubMed
  13. Chou AB, Cohan JN, Varma MG. Differences in Symptom Severity and Quality of Life in Patients With Obstructive Defecation and Colonic Inertia. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Oct; 58(10):994-8. View in PubMed
  14. Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Impact of Patient Age on Procedure Type for Ulcerative Colitis: A National Study. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Aug; 58(8):769-74. View in PubMed
  15. Sbitany H, Kwon E, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL. Outcomes Analysis of Biologic Mesh Use for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction in Clean-Contaminated and Contaminated Ventral Hernia Repair. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 Aug; 75(2):201-4. View in PubMed
  16. Garcia-Aguilar J, Chow OS, Smith DD, Marcet JE, Cataldo PA, Varma MG, Kumar AS, Oommen S, Coutsoftides T, Hunt SR, Stamos MJ, Ternent CA, Herzig DO, Fichera A, Polite BN, Dietz DW, Patil S, Avila K. Effect of adding mFOLFOX6 after neoadjuvant chemoradiation in locally advanced rectal cancer: a multicentre, phase 2 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2015 Aug; 16(8):957-66. View in PubMed
  17. Paquette IM, Varma MG, Kaiser AM, Steele SR, Rafferty JF. The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Clinical Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum. 2015 Jul; 58(7):623-36. View in PubMed
  18. Cohan JN, Bacchetti P, Varma MG, Finlayson E. Outcomes after ileoanal pouch surgery in frail and older adults. J Surg Res. 2015 Oct; 198(2):327-33. View in PubMed
  19. Richter HE, Matthews CA, Muir T, Takase-Sanchez MM, Hale DS, Van Drie D, Varma MG. A vaginal bowel-control system for the treatment of fecal incontinence. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar; 125(3):540-7. View in PubMed
  20. Steele SR, Varma MG, Prichard D, Bharucha AE, Vogler SA, Erdogan A, Rao SS, Lowry AC, Lange EO, Hall GM, Bleier JI, Senagore AJ, Maykel J, Chan SY, Paquette IM, Audett MC, Bastawrous A, Umamaheswaran P, Fleshman JW, Caton G, O'Brien BS, Nelson JM, Steiner A, Garely A, Noor N, Desrosiers L, Kelley R, Jacobson NS. The evolution of evaluation and management of urinary or fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Curr Probl Surg. 2015 Feb; 52(2):17-75. View in PubMed
  21. Wang ED, Conkling N, Xu X, Chern H, Finlayson E, Varma MG, Hansen SL, Foster RD, Hoffman WY, Sbitany H. Perineal flap reconstruction following oncologic anorectal extirpation: an outcomes assessment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):176e-84e. View in PubMed
  22. Whitehead WE, Rao SS, Lowry A, Nagle D, Varma M, Bitar KN, Bharucha AE, Hamilton FA. Treatment of fecal incontinence: state of the science summary for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases workshop. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jan; 110(1):138-46; quiz 147. View in PubMed
  23. Cohan JN, Varma MG. Simple interventions for complex complications: moving surgery forward. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Jan; 57(1):3-4. View in PubMed
  24. Albiani JJ, Hart SL, Katz L, Berian J, Del Rosario A, Lee J, Varma M. Impact of depression and anxiety on the quality of life of constipated patients. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2013 Mar; 20(1):123-32. View in PubMed
  25. Imhoff LR, Liwanag L, Varma M. Exacerbation of symptom severity of pelvic floor disorders in women who report a history of sexual abuse. Arch Surg. 2012 Dec; 147(12):1123-9. View in PubMed
  26. Finlayson E, Zhao S, Varma MG. Outcomes after rectal cancer surgery in elderly nursing home residents. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Dec; 55(12):1229-35. View in PubMed
  27. Imhoff LR, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Subak LL, Van den Eeden SK, Thom DH, Varma MG, Huang AJ. Fecal incontinence decreases sexual quality of life, but does not prevent sexual activity in women. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Oct; 55(10):1059-65. View in PubMed
  28. Steele SR, Varma MG, Melton GB, Ross HM, Rafferty JF, Buie WD. Practice parameters for anal squamous neoplasms. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Jul; 55(7):735-49. View in PubMed
  29. Hart SL, Lee JW, Berian J, Patterson TR, Del Rosario A, Varma MG. A randomized controlled trial of anorectal biofeedback for constipation. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2012 Apr; 27(4):459-66. View in PubMed
  30. Varma M, Rafferty J, Buie WD. Practice parameters for the management of rectal prolapse. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Nov; 54(11):1339-46. View in PubMed
  31. Chen Z, Liu Z, Li W, Qu K, Deng X, Varma MG, Fichera A, Pigazzi A, Garcia-Aguilar J. Chromosomal copy number alterations are associated with tumor response to chemoradiation in locally advanced rectal cancer. Genes Chromosomes Cancer. 2011 Sep; 50(9):689-99. View in PubMed
  32. Wang JY, Hart SL, Wilkowski KS, Lee JW, Delmotte EC, del Rosario KM, del Rosario AS, Varma MG. Gender-specific differences in pelvic organ function after proctectomy for inflammatory bowel disease. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Jan; 54(1):66-76. View in PubMed
  33. Varma MG. Sew or staple: does it make a difference? Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2011 Apr; 17(4):1046-7. View in PubMed
  34. McCrea GL, Miaskowski C, Stotts NA, Macera L, Paul SM, Varma MG. Age differences in patients evaluated for constipation: constipation characteristics, symptoms, and bowel and dietary habits. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec; 37(6):667-76. View in PubMed
  35. Pastor C, Baek JH, Varma MG, Kim E, Indorf LA, Garcia-Aguilar J. Validation of the risk index category as a predictor of surgical site infection in elective colorectal surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 May; 53(5):721-7. View in PubMed
  36. Pastor C, Artinyan A, Varma MG, Kim E, Gibbs L, Garcia-Aguilar J. An increase in compliance with the Surgical Care Improvement Project measures does not prevent surgical site infection in colorectal surgery. Dis Colon Rectum. 2010 Jan; 53(1):24-30. View in PubMed
  37. Wang JY, Hart SL, Lee J, Berian JR, McCrea GL, Varma MG. A valid and reliable measure of constipation-related quality of life. Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Aug; 52(8):1434-42. View in PubMed
  38. McCrea GL, Miaskowski C, Stotts NA, Macera L, Paul SM, Varma MG. Gender differences in self-reported constipation characteristics, symptoms, and bowel and dietary habits among patients attending a specialty clinic for constipation. Gend Med. 2009 Apr; 6(1):259-71. View in PubMed
  39. Wang JY, Garcia-Aguilar J, Sternberg JA, Abel ME, Varma MG. Treatment of transsphincteric anal fistulas: are fistula plugs an acceptable alternative? Dis Colon Rectum. 2009 Apr; 52(4):692-7. View in PubMed
  40. Wang JY, Terdiman JP, Vittinghoff E, Minichiello T, Varma MG. Hospitalized ulcerative colitis patients have an elevated risk of thromboembolic events. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Feb 28; 15(8):927-35. View in PubMed
  41. Grahn SW, Varma MG. Factors that increase risk of colon polyps. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2008 Nov; 21(4):247-55. View in PubMed
  42. McCrea GL, Miaskowski C, Stotts NA, Macera L, Varma MG. A review of the literature on gender and age differences in the prevalence and characteristics of constipation in North America. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2009 Apr; 37(4):737-45. View in PubMed
  43. McCrea GL, Miaskowski C, Stotts NA, Macera L, Varma MG. Pathophysiology of constipation in the older adult. World J Gastroenterol. 2008 May 07; 14(17):2631-8. View in PubMed
  44. Hwang JM, Varma MG. Surgery for inflammatory bowel disease. World J Gastroenterol. 2008 May 07; 14(17):2678-90. View in PubMed
  45. Wick EC, Gibbs L, Indorf LA, Varma MG, Garcia-Aguilar J. Implementation of quality measures to reduce surgical site infection in colorectal patients. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Jul; 51(7):1004-9. View in PubMed
  46. Varma MG, Hart SL, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Van Den Eeden SK, Thom DH. Obstructive defecation in middle-aged women. Dig Dis Sci. 2008 Oct; 53(10):2702-9. View in PubMed
  47. Wang JY, Patterson TR, Hart SL, Varma MG. Fecal incontinence: does age matter? Characteristics of older vs. younger women presenting for treatment of fecal incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Apr; 51(4):426-31. View in PubMed
  48. Varma MG, Wang JY, Berian JR, Patterson TR, McCrea GL, Hart SL. The constipation severity instrument: a validated measure. Dis Colon Rectum. 2008 Feb; 51(2):162-72. View in PubMed
  49. Varma MG, Wang JY, Garcia-Aguilar J, Shelton AA, McAninch JW, Goldberg SM. Dartos muscle interposition flap for the treatment of rectourethral fistulas. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Nov; 50(11):1849-55. View in PubMed
  50. Varma MG, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Thom DH, Van Den Eeden SK, Beattie MS, Subak LL. Fecal incontinence in females older than aged 40 years: who is at risk? Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Jun; 49(6):841-51. View in PubMed
  51. Madoff RD, Parker SC, Varma MG, Lowry AC. Faecal incontinence in adults. Lancet. 2004 Aug 14-20; 364(9434):621-32. View in PubMed
  52. Mathy C, Schneider K, Chen YY, Varma M, Terdiman JP, Mahadevan U. Gross versus microscopic pancolitis and the occurrence of neoplasia in ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2003 Nov; 9(6):351-5. View in PubMed
  53. Lin CY, Varma MG, Joubel A, Madabushi S, Lichtarge O, Barber DL. Conserved motifs in somatostatin, D2-dopamine, and alpha 2B-adrenergic receptors for inhibiting the Na-H exchanger, NHE1. J Biol Chem. 2003 Apr 25; 278(17):15128-35. View in PubMed
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