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    Thomas Savides

    TitleProfessor Of Clinical
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    DepartmentMedicine
    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0956
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone619-543-2347
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      UC San DiegoMedical DegreeSchool of Medicine
      UC Los AngelesResidencySchool of Medicine
      Indiana UniversityFellowship
      UC Los AngelesFellowshipSchool of Medicine

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      1. Lowenthal BM, Chan TW, Thorson JA, Kelly KJ, Savides T, Valasek MA. Gastric Medullary Carcinoma with Sporadic Mismatch Repair Deficiency and a TP53 R273C Mutation: An Unusual Case with Wild-Type BRAF. Case Rep Pathol. 2017; 2017:3427343. PMID: 28840050.
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      2. Reinders ME, Wardi G, Bettencourt R, Bouland D, Bazick J, Mendler M, Vodkin I, Kalmaz D, Savides T, Brenner D, Sell RE, Loomba R. Increased Risk of Death, in the Hospital and Outside the Intensive Care Unit, for Patients With Cirrhosis After Cardiac Arrest. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jun 07. PMID: 28602970.
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      3. Elkhatib I, Shah N, Savides T. Neuroma of the bile duct mimicking cholangiocarcinoma. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Jun 18. PMID: 27329091.
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      4. Savides T. Reaching a milestone in continuous assessment of quality colonoscopy skills: adding an ace to our assessment toolbox. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Mar; 83(3):524-6. PMID: 26897045.
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      5. Kwong WT, Hunt GC, Fehmi SM, Honerkamp-Smith G, Xu R, Lawson RD, Tang RS, Gonzalez I, Krinsky ML, Giap A, Savides T. Low Rates of Malignancy and Mortality in Asymptomatic Patients With Suspected Neoplastic Pancreatic Cysts Beyond 5 Years of Surveillance. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jun; 14(6):865-71. PMID: 26656298.
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      6. Lawson RD, Hunt GC, Giap AQ, Krinsky ML, Slezak J, Tang RS, Gonzalez I, Kwong WT, Fehmi SA, Savides T. Pancreatic cysts suspected to be branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm without concerning features have low risk for development of pancreatic cancer. Ann Gastroenterol. 2015 Oct-Dec; 28(4):487-94. PMID: 26423829.
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      7. Yee B, Chi NW, Hansen LA, Lee RR, U HS, Savides T, Vinetz JM. Strongyloides stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome Presenting as Severe, Recurrent Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Leading to a Diagnosis of Cushing Disease. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Oct 7; 93(4):822-7. PMID: 26195463.
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      8. Dubin SM, Kwong WT, Kalmaz D, Savides T. Low yield of routine duodenal biopsies for evaluation of abdominal pain. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jun 28; 21(24):7495-9. PMID: 26139995.
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      9. Kwong WT, Lawson RD, Hunt G, Fehmi SM, Proudfoot JA, Xu R, Giap A, Tang RS, Gonzalez I, Krinsky ML, Savides T. Rapid Growth Rates of Suspected Pancreatic Cyst Branch Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms Predict Malignancy. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Sep; 60(9):2800-6. PMID: 25924899.
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      10. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy PIVI (Preservation and Incorporation of Valuable Endoscopic Innovations) on peroral endoscopic myotomy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 May; 81(5):1087-1100.e1. PMID: 25799295.
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      11. Savides T. Impact of the relative value unit-based system on academic centers. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Dec; 80(6):1142-4. PMID: 25434662.
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      12. Barajas-Gamboa JS, Acosta G, Savides T, Sicklick JK, Fehmi SM, Coker AM, Green S, Broderick R, Nino DF, Harnsberger CR, Berducci MA, Sandler BJ, Talamini MA, Jacobsen GR, Horgan S. Laparo-endoscopic transgastric resection of gastric submucosal tumors. Surg Endosc. 2015 Aug; 29(8):2149-57. PMID: 25303921.
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      13. Entrustable professional activities for gastroenterology fellowship training. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Jul; 80(1):16-27. PMID: 24950640.
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      14. Per-oral endoscopic myotomy white paper summary. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Jul; 80(1):1-15. PMID: 24950639.
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      15. Elkhatib I, Savides T. Endoscopic papillary balloon dilation versus sphincterotomy for removal of small common bile duct stones in young patients: unresolved issues for an expanding technique. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 May; 59(5):902-4. PMID: 24563238.
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      16. Shah A, Fehmi A, Savides T. Increased rates of duodenal obstruction in pancreatic cancer patients receiving modern medical management. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Sep; 59(9):2294-8. PMID: 24781163.
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      17. Kwong WT, Coyle WJ, Hasteh F, Peterson MR, Savides T, Krinsky ML. Malignant cell contamination may lead to false-positive findings at endosonographic fine needle aspiration for tumor staging. Endoscopy. 2014 Feb; 46(2):149-52. PMID: 24415526.
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      18. Kwong WT, Fehmi SM, Lowy AM, Savides T. Enteral stenting for gastric outlet obstruction and afferent limb syndrome following pancreaticoduodenectomy. Ann Gastroenterol. 2014; 27(4):413-417. PMID: 25332208.
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      19. Shah A, Boettcher E, Fahmy M, Savides T, Horgan S, Jacobsen GR, Sandler BJ, Sedrak M, Kalmaz D. Screening pre-bariatric surgery patients for esophageal disease with esophageal capsule endoscopy. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Oct 7; 19(37):6188-92. PMID: 24115815.
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      20. Pola S, McLemore E, Munroe C, Lin GY, Santillan C, Savides T, Fehmi SA. Rectal cancer developing in the setting of a cavernous hemangioma of the rectosigmoid colon. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Oct; 78(4):575. PMID: 23953403.
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      21. Meireles OR, Horgan S, Jacobsen GR, Katagiri T, Mathew A, Sedrak M, Sandler BJ, Dotai T, Savides T, Majid SF, Nijhawan S, Talamini MA. Transesophageal endoscopic myotomy (TEEM) for the treatment of achalasia: the United States human experience. Surg Endosc. 2013 May; 27(5):1803-9. PMID: 23525881.
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      22. Horgan S, Meireles OR, Jacobsen GR, Sandler BJ, Ferreres A, Ramamoorthy S, Savides T, Katagiri T, Dotai T, Sedrak M, Majid SF, Nijhawan S, Talamini MA. Broad clinical utilization of NOTES: is it safe? Surg Endosc. 2013 Jun; 27(6):1872-80. PMID: 23479251.
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      23. Jacobsen GR, Coker AM, Acosta G, Talamini MA, Savides T, Horgan S. Initial experience with an innovative endoscopic clipping system. Surg Technol Int. 2012 Dec; 22:39-43. PMID: 23225590.
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      24. Munroe CA, Fehmi SM, Savides T. Endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Expert Opin Med Diagn. 2013 Jan; 7(1):25-35. PMID: 23530842.
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      25. Sharma P, Savides T, Canto MI, Corley DA, Falk GW, Goldblum JR, Wang KK, Wallace MB, Wolfsen HC. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy PIVI (Preservation and Incorporation of Valuable Endoscopic Innovations) on imaging in Barrett's Esophagus. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Aug; 76(2):252-4. PMID: 22817781.
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      26. Pola S, Muralimohan R, Cohen B, Fehmi SM, Savides T. Long-term risk of cholangitis in patients with metal stents for malignant biliary obstruction. Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Oct; 57(10):2693-6. PMID: 22543845.
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      27. Elkhatib I, Savides T, Fehmi A. Duodenal metastasis of cervical adenosquamous carcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Jul; 10(7):A34. PMID: 22387251.
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      28. Lee RH, Tang RS, Muthusamy VR, Ho SB, Shah NK, Wetzel L, Bain AS, Mackintosh EE, Paek AM, Crissien AM, Saraf LJ, Kalmaz DM, Savides T. Quality of colonoscopy withdrawal technique and variability in adenoma detection rates (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2011 Jul; 74(1):128-34. PMID: 21531410.
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      29. Bain AJ, Owens DJ, Tang RS, Peterson MR, Savides T. Pancreatic rest resection using band ligation snare polypectomy. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Jun; 56(6):1884-8. PMID: 21445581.
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      30. Dong MH, Kalmaz D, Savides T. Missed work related to mid-week screening colonoscopy. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Jul; 56(7):2114-9. PMID: 21221788.
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      31. Seymann GB, Savides T, Richman KM. Massive subcutaneous emphysema after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Am J Med. 2010 Sep; 123(9):e15-6. PMID: 20800134.
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      32. Owens DJ, Savides T. Endoscopic ultrasound staging and novel therapeutics for pancreatic cancer. Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2010 Apr; 19(2):255-66. PMID: 20159514.
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      33. Horgan S, Mintz Y, Jacobsen GR, Sandler BJ, Cullen JP, Spivack A, Easter DW, Chock A, Savu MK, Ramamoorthy S, Bosia J, Agarwal S, Lukacz E, Whitcomb E, Savides T, Talamini MA. Video. Magnetic retraction for NOTES transvaginal cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc. 2010 Sep; 24(9):2322. PMID: 20177916.
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      34. Barth E, Savides T. Autoimmune pancreatitis. Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 2009 Nov; 5(6):801-11. PMID: 20477698.
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      35. Savides T. Endosonography: new developments. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2009 Sep; 25(5):428-32. PMID: 19465848.
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      36. Bain AJ, Owens DJ, Savides T. Image of the month. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding caused by metastatic testicular choriocarcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Apr; 8(4):A22. PMID: 19447198.
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      37. Horgan S, Cullen JP, Talamini MA, Mintz Y, Ferreres A, Jacobsen GR, Sandler B, Bosia J, Savides T, Easter DW, Savu MK, Ramamoorthy SL, Whitcomb E, Agarwal S, Lukacz E, Dominguez G, Ferraina P. Natural orifice surgery: initial clinical experience. Surg Endosc. 2009 Jul; 23(7):1512-8. PMID: 19343435.
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      38. Savides T. Tricks for improving EUS-FNA accuracy and maximizing cellular yield. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb; 69(2 Suppl):S130-3. PMID: 19179138.
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      39. Savides T, Varadarajulu S, Palazzo L. EUS 2008 Working Group document: evaluation of EUS-guided hepaticogastrostomy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb; 69(2 Suppl):S3-7. PMID: 19179166.
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      40. Savides T. EUS for mediastinal disease. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Feb; 69(2 Suppl):S97-9. PMID: 19179182.
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      41. Owens DJ, Savides T. EUS placement of metal fiducials by using a backloaded technique with bone wax seal. Gastrointest Endosc. 2009 Apr; 69(4):972-3. PMID: 19152903.
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      42. Savides T. EUS-guided ERCP for patients with intermediate probability for choledocholithiasis: is it time for all of us to start doing this? Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Apr; 67(4):669-72. PMID: 18374026.
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      43. Ganz RA, Overholt BF, Sharma VK, Fleischer DE, Shaheen NJ, Lightdale CJ, Freeman SR, Pruitt RE, Urayama SM, Gress F, Pavey DA, Branch MS, Savides T, Chang KJ, Muthusamy VR, Bohorfoush AG, Pace SC, DeMeester SR, Eysselein VE, Panjehpour M, Triadafilopoulos G. Circumferential ablation of Barrett's esophagus that contains high-grade dysplasia: a U.S. Multicenter Registry. Gastrointest Endosc. 2008 Jul; 68(1):35-40. PMID: 18355819.
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      44. Savides T, Donohue M, Hunt G, Al-Haddad M, Aslanian H, Ben-Menachem T, Chen VK, Coyle W, Deutsch J, DeWitt J, Dhawan M, Eckardt A, Eloubeidi M, Esker A, Gordon SR, Gress F, Ikenberry S, Joyce AM, Klapman J, Lo S, Maluf-Filho F, Nickl N, Singh V, Wills J, Behling C. EUS-guided FNA diagnostic yield of malignancy in solid pancreatic masses: a benchmark for quality performance measurement. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Aug; 66(2):277-82. PMID: 17643700.
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      45. Training in patient monitoring and sedation and analgesia. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Jul; 66(1):7-10. PMID: 17591466.
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      46. Savides T, Margolis D, Richman KM, Singh V. Gemella morbillorum mediastinitis and osteomyelitis following transesophageal endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of a posterior mediastinal lymph node. Endoscopy. 2007 Feb; 39 Suppl 1:E123-4. PMID: 17440855.
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      47. Topazian M, Enders F, Kimmey M, Brand R, Chak A, Clain J, Cunningham J, Eloubeidi M, Gerdes H, Gress F, Jagannath S, Kantsevoy S, LeBlanc JK, Levy M, Lightdale C, Romagnuolo J, Saltzman JR, Savides T, Wiersema M, Woodward T, Petersen G, Canto M. Interobserver agreement for EUS findings in familial pancreatic-cancer kindreds. Gastrointest Endosc. 2007 Jul; 66(1):62-7. PMID: 17382940.
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      48. Savides T. EUS-guided fine-needle insertion of radiopaque fiducials: X marks the spot. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Sep; 64(3):418-9. PMID: 16923492.
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      49. Savides T, Singh V. How applicable is the Rockall score in patients undergoing endoscopic hemostasis? Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 Jul; 3(7):378-9. PMID: 16819500.
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      50. Savides T, Behling CM. EUS for unexplained mediastinal lesions. Endoscopy. 2006 Jun; 38 Suppl 1:S73-6. PMID: 16802231.
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      51. Chen J, Xu R, Hunt GC, Krinsky ML, Savides T. Influence of the number of malignant regional lymph nodes detected by endoscopic ultrasonography on survival stratification in esophageal adenocarcinoma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2006 May; 4(5):573-9. PMID: 16630763.
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      52. Kurland J, DuBois S, Behling C, Savides T. Severe upper-GI bleed caused by gastritis cystica profunda. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Apr; 63(4):716-7. PMID: 16564886.
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      53. Chutkan RK, Ahmad AS, Cohen J, Cruz-Correa MR, Desilets DJ, Dominitz JA, Dunkin BJ, Kantsevoy SV, McHenry L, Mishra G, Perdue D, Petrini JL, Pfau PR, Savides T, Telford JJ, Vargo JJ. ERCP core curriculum. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Mar; 63(3):361-76. PMID: 16500380.
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      54. Katz MH, Savides T, Moossa AR, Bouvet M. An evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatology. 2005; 5(6):576-90. PMID: 16110256.
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      55. Jutabha R, Jensen DM, Martin P, Savides T, Han SH, Gornbein J. Randomized study comparing banding and propranolol to prevent initial variceal hemorrhage in cirrhotics with high-risk esophageal varices. Gastroenterology. 2005 Apr; 128(4):870-81. PMID: 15825071.
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      56. Savides T, Chang K, Cotton P. Possible features of current electronic endoscopic information systems: what to look for. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2004 Oct; 14(4):735-43, x. PMID: 15363778.
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      57. Emery SC, Savides T, Behling CA. Utility of immediate evaluation of endoscopic ultrasound-guided transesophageal fine needle aspiration of mediastinal lymph nodes. Acta Cytol. 2004 Sep-Oct; 48(5):630-4. PMID: 15471254.
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      58. Savides T, Perricone A. Impact of EUS-guided FNA of enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes on subsequent thoracic surgery rates. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Sep; 60(3):340-6. PMID: 15332020.
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      59. Eloubeidi MA, Gress FG, Savides T, Wiersema MJ, Kochman ML, Ahmad NA, Ginsberg GG, Erickson RA, Dewitt J, Van Dam J, Nickl NJ, Levy MJ, Clain JE, Chak A, Sivak MV, Wong R, Isenberg G, Scheiman JM, Bounds B, Kimmey MB, Saunders MD, Chang KJ, Sharma A, Nguyen P, Lee JG, Edmundowicz SA, Early D, Azar R, Etemad B, Chen YK, Waxman I, Shami V, Catalano MF, Wilcox CM. Acute pancreatitis after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: a pooled analysis from EUS centers in the United States. Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 Sep; 60(3):385-9. PMID: 15332028.
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      60. Alrefaie W, Katz MH, Easter DW, Yi ES, Weidner N, Savides T, Moossa AR, Bouvet M. Simultaneous serous cystadenoma of the pancreas and mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix. JOP. 2004 Mar; 5(2):97-100. PMID: 15007191.
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      61. Buratti S, Savides T, Newbury RO, Dohil R. Granular cell tumor of the esophagus: report of a pediatric case and literature review. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2004 Jan; 38(1):97-101. PMID: 14676603.
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      62. Savides T. EUS FNA staging of esophageal cancer. Gastroenterology. 2003 Dec; 125(6):1883-6. PMID: 14724841.
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      63. Ahmad NA, Kochman ML, Brensinger C, Brugge WR, Faigel DO, Gress FG, Kimmey MB, Nickl NJ, Savides T, Wallace MB, Wiersema MJ, Ginsberg GG. Interobserver agreement among endosonographers for the diagnosis of neoplastic versus non-neoplastic pancreatic cystic lesions. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Jul; 58(1):59-64. PMID: 12838222.
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      64. Master SS, Savides T. Diagnosis of solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm of the pancreas by EUS-guided FNA. Gastrointest Endosc. 2003 Jun; 57(7):965-8. PMID: 12776058.
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      65. Savides T, Master SS. EUS in rectal cancer. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Oct; 56(4 Suppl):S12-8. PMID: 12297742.
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      66. Rosenberg JM, Perricone A, Savides T. Endoscopic ultrasound/fine-needle aspiration diagnosis of a malignant subcarinal lymph node in a patient with lung cancer and a negative positron emission tomography scan. Chest. 2002 Sep; 122(3):1091-3. PMID: 12226060.
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      67. Jensen DM, Kovacs TO, Jutabha R, Machicado GA, Gralnek IM, Savides T, Smith J, Jensen ME, Alofaituli G, Gornbein J. Randomized trial of medical or endoscopic therapy to prevent recurrent ulcer hemorrhage in patients with adherent clots. Gastroenterology. 2002 Aug; 123(2):407-13. PMID: 12145792.
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      68. Kefalides PT, Savides T. Evaluation of mediastinal lymphadenopathy with endoscopic US-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2002 Feb; 55(2):294-6; discussion 296-7. PMID: 11845792.
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      69. Savides T, Fisher AH, Gress FG, Hawes RH, Lightdale CJ. 1999 ASGE endoscopic ultrasound survey. ASGE Ad Hoc Endoscopic Ultrasound Committee. Gastrointest Endosc. 2000 Dec; 52(6):745-50. PMID: 11115907.
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      70. Savides T, Jensen DM. Therapeutic endoscopy for nonvariceal gastrointestinal bleeding. Gastroenterol Clin North Am. 2000 Jun; 29(2):465-87, vii. PMID: 10836190.
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