Outcomes Articles Collection

  • Creator:   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Updated:   4/26/2021
  • Contains:  293 items

The Outcomes Article Collection was created to educate plastic surgeons on the expanding role of outcomes research in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery. This form of research explores numerous aspects of healthcare including the broad outcomes categories of prevention (safety studies, systematic reviews), quality of care, patient reported health, and life and healthcare costs.

As we enter into the realm of value based care, it has become evident that a significant portion of U.S. healthcare spending is for services with blurred clinical effectiveness. Practice patterns span different specialties, and communities differ, making it more difficult to discern the links between the types of care being delivered and the outcome reached. Another issue is the deficiency of an evidenced-based understanding into what management choices may be most appropriate for various patient populations.

In the current healthcare environment, outcomes research drives decision-making and has implications on policy as well as influencing contemporary practice trends. Furthermore, it provides a significant perspective on how care is measured and delivered through an inclusive approach that respects patient preferences. Ultimately, if significant improvements can be made, adjustments can be shared with others to implement.

This is the core of healthcare reform and value-based care; achieving greater outcomes, and refining patient health, swiftly and competently. In general, these articles have outperformed other journal topics, again emphasizing their importance. It is the responsibility of the Journal to ensure that outcomes research is presented in a standardized fashion that is easily understandable. This collection will hopefully allow readers to make informed decisions regarding healthcare.

Samuel J. Lin, MD

Outcomes Consulting Editor- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline: Reconstruction after Skin Cancer Resection

Chen, Andrew; Albertini, John G.; Bordeaux, Jeremy S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(5):812e-829e, May 2021.

Nile Tilapia Fish Skin–Based Wound Dressing Improves Pain and Treatment-Related Costs of Superficial Partial-Thickness Burns: A Phase III Randomized Controlled Trial

Lima Júnior, Edmar Maciel; de Moraes Filho, Manoel Odorico; Costa, Bruno Almeida; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(5):1189-1198, May 2021.

Quantifying the Psychosocial Benefits of Masculinizing Mastectomy in Trans Male Patients with Patient-Reported Outcomes: The University of California, San Francisco, Gender Quality of Life Survey

Alcon, Andre; Kennedy, Adrienne; Wang, Eric; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(5):731e-740e, May 2021.

Evidence-Based Performance Measures for Rhinoplasty: A Multidisciplinary Performance Measure Set

Manahan, Michele A.; Fedok, Fred; Davidson, Caryn; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 147(2):222e-230e, February 2021.

A Novel Absorbable Stapler Provides Patient-Reported Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness Noninferior to Subcuticular Skin Closure: A Prospective, Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Trial

Malard, Olivier; Duteille, Franck; Darnis, Eric; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(6):777e-789e, December 2020.

Psychological Characteristics, Female Sex, and Opioid Use Predict Acute Postoperative Pain in Patients Surgically Treated for Thumb Base Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study

Wouters, Robbert M.; Porsius, Jarry T.; van der Oest, Mark J. W.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(6):1307-1316, December 2020.

Laterality and Patient-Reported Outcomes following Autologous Breast Reconstruction with Free Abdominal Tissue: An 8-Year Examination of BREAST-Q Data

Allen, Robert J. Jr.; Sobti, Nikhil; Patel, Aadit R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(5):964-975, November 2020.

Psychometric Findings for the SCAR-Q Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Based on 731 Children and Adults with Surgical, Traumatic, and Burn Scars from Four Countries

Ziolkowski, Natalia I.; Pusic, Andrea L.; Fish, Joel S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(3):331e-338e, September 2020.

Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life after Four Common Surgical Treatment Options for Breast Cancer and the Effect of Complications: A Retrospective Patient-Reported Survey among 1871 Patients

Kouwenberg, Casimir A. E.; de Ligt, Kelly M.; Kranenburg, Leonieke W.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(1):1-13, July 2020.

Prospective Quality-of-Life Outcomes after Facial Feminization Surgery: An International Multicenter Study

Morrison, Shane D.; Capitán-Cañadas, Fermín; Sánchez-García, Anabel; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(6):1499-1509, June 2020.

Identifying Factors Most Important to Lower Extremity Trauma Patients: Key Concepts from the Development of a Patient-Reported Outcome Instrument for Lower Extremity Trauma, The LIMB-Q

Mundy, Lily R.; Klassen, Anne; Grier, A. Jordan; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(5):1292-1301, May 2020.

The Impacts of Orthognathic Surgery on the Facial Appearance and Age Perception of Patients Presenting Skeletal Class III Deformity: An Outcome Study Using the FACE-Q Report and Surgical Professional–Based Panel Assessment

Denadai, Rafael; Chou, Pang-Yun; Su, Yu-Ying; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(4):1035-1046, April 2020.

Patient-Related Risk Factors for Worsened Abdominal Well-Being after Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Stone, Jill P.; Bello, Ricardo J.; Siotos, Charalampos; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 145(3):475e-480e, March 2020.

Complications and Quality of Life following Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents and Young Women

Nuzzi, Laura C.; Firriolo, Joseph M.; Pike, Carolyn M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):572-581, September 2019.

The Relationship between Hand Therapy and Long-Term Outcomes after Distal Radius Fracture in Older Adults: Evidence from the Randomized Wrist and Radius Injury Surgical Trial

Chung, Kevin C.; Malay, Sunitha; Shauver, Melissa J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(2):230e-237e, August 2019.

CLEFT-Q: Detecting Differences in Outcomes among 2434 Patients with Varying Cleft Types

Wong Riff, Karen W. Y.; Tsangaris, Elena; Forrest, Christopher R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):78e-88e, July 2019.

Better Patient-Reported Experiences with Health Care Are Associated with Improved Clinical Outcome after Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Schrier, Verena J. M. M.; Poelstra, Ralph; Selles, Ruud W.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(6):1677-1684, June 2019.

Prospective Longitudinal Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Health-Related Quality of Life following DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction: Relationship with Body Mass Index

Ochoa, Oscar; Garza, Ramon III; Pisano, Steven; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(6):1589-1600, June 2019.

Proximal Row Carpectomy versus Four-Corner Arthrodesis for the Treatment of Scapholunate Advanced Collapse/Scaphoid Nonunion Advanced Collapse Wrist: A Cost-Utility Analysis

Daar, David A.; Shah, Ajul; Mirrer, Joshua T.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(5):1432-1445, May 2019.

Streamlining the Assessment of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Weight Loss and Body Contouring Patients: Applying Computerized Adaptive Testing to the BODY-Q

Geerards, Daan; Klassen, Anne F.; Hoogbergen, Maarten M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(5):946e-955e, May 2019.

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Toe-to-Hand Transfer: A Prospective Longitudinal Study

Tsai, Tzong-Yun; Fries, C. Anton; Hsiao, Jo-Chun; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1122-1132, April 2019.

Development and Validation of a Nipple-Specific Scale for the BREAST-Q to Assess Patient-Reported Outcomes following Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Peled, Anne Warren; Amara, Dominic; Piper, Merisa L.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1010-1017, April 2019.

Introducing BREAST-Q Computerized Adaptive Testing: Short and Individualized Patient-Reported Outcome Assessment following Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Young-Afat, Danny A.; Gibbons, Christopher; Klassen, Anne F.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(3):679-684, March 2019.

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Silicone versus Saline Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Using the BREAST-Q

Siotos, Charalampos; Sarmiento, Samuel; McColl, Michael; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(2):276e-284e, February 2019.

Autologous Breast Reconstruction after Failed Implant-Based Reconstruction: Evaluation of Surgical and Patient-Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life

Coriddi, Michelle; Shenaq, Deana; Kenworthy, Elizabeth; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(2):373-379, February 2019.

Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Soft-Tissue Facial Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Evaluation of the Quality of Their Measurement Properties

Dobbs, Thomas D.; Gibson, John A. G.; Hughes, Sarah; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(1):255-268, January 2019.

Evaluation of Prepectoral Implant Placement and Complete Coverage with TiLoop Bra Mesh for Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Study on Long-Term and Patient-Reported BREAST-Q Outcomes

Casella, Donato; Di Taranto, Giuseppe; Marcasciano, Marco; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(1):1e-9e, January 2019.

Smoking and Postoperative Complications in Plastic and General Surgical Procedures: A Propensity Score–Matched Analysis of 294,903 Patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database from 2005 to 2014

Fu, Rose H.; Toyoda, Yoshiko; Li, Lu; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1633-1643, December 2018.

Caregiver-Reported Outcomes and Barriers to Care among Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate

Bennett, Katelyn G.; Ranganathan, Kavitha; Patterson, Anne K.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):884e-891e, December 2018.

Subcutaneous Mastectomy Improves Satisfaction with Body and Psychosocial Function in Trans Men: Findings of a Cross-Sectional Study Using the BODY-Q Chest Module

van de Grift, Tim C.; Elfering, Lian; Greijdanus, Marijke; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(5):1125-1132, November 2018.

Comparison of Immediate versus Delayed DIEP Flap Reconstruction in Women Who Require Postmastectomy Radiotherapy

O’Connell, Rachel L.; Di Micco, Rosa; Khabra, Komel; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(3):594-605, September 2018.

Enhancing the Outcome of Traumatic Sensory Nerve Lesions of the Hand by Additional Use of a Chitosan Nerve Tube in Primary Nerve Repair: A Randomized Controlled Bicentric Trial

Neubrech, Florian; Sauerbier, Michael; Moll, Wibke; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(2):415-424, August 2018.

A Prospective Evaluation of Three-Dimensional Image Simulation: Patient-Reported Outcomes and Mammometrics in Primary Breast Augmentation

Overschmidt, Bo; Qureshi, Ali A.; Parikh, Rajiv P.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(2):133e-144e, August 2018.

Using the BODY-Q to Understand Impact of Weight Loss, Excess Skin, and the Need for Body Contouring following Bariatric Surgery

Klassen, Anne F.; Kaur, Manraj; Breitkopf, Trisia; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(1):77-86, July 2018.