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Outcomes Articles Collection

  • Creator:   Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Updated:   12/27/2018
  • Contains:  227 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

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.

  • Outcomes: Patient-Reported Health

Variation in the Treatment of Distal Radius Fractures in the United States: 2010 to 2015

Huetteman, Helen E.; Shauver, Melissa J.; Malay, Sunitha; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(1):159-167, January 2019.

  • Outcomes: Quality of Care
    Editor's Pick

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.

  • Outcomes: Patient-Reported Health

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.

  • Outcomes: Prevention
    Patient Safety CME

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.

  • Outcomes: Patient-Reported Health

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.

  • Outcomes: Patient-Reported Health

The Influence of Physician Payments on the Method of Breast Reconstruction: A National Claims Analysis

Sheckter, Clifford C.; Panchal, Hina J.; Razdan, Shantanu N.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(4):434e-442e, October 2018.

  • Outcomes: Cost

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.

  • Outcomes: Patient-Reported Health

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.

  • Outcomes: Quality of Care

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.

  • Discussion
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    Outcomes: Patient-Reported Health
    Journal Club

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.

  • Psychosocial Insights
    Outcomes: Patient-Reported Health

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Incisions for Cancer Extirpation Prospective Cohort Trial: Perfusion, Complications, and Patient Outcomes

Odom, Elizabeth B.; Parikh, Rajiv P.; Um, Grace; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(1):13-26, July 2018.

  • Outcomes: Quality of Care

Long-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes following Free Flap Lower Extremity Reconstruction for Traumatic Injuries

Egeler, Sabine A.; de Jong, Tim; Luijsterburg, Antonius J. M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(3):773-783, March 2018.

  • Coding Perspective
    Journal Club

The Effect of Radiation on Quality of Life throughout the Breast Reconstruction Process: A Prospective, Longitudinal Pilot Study of 200 Patients with Long-Term Follow-Up

Devulapalli, Chris; Bello, Ricardo J.; Moin, Emily; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(3):579-589, March 2018.

  • Video Discussion

Complications and Patient-Reported Outcomes after Abdominally Based Breast Reconstruction: Results of the Mastectomy Reconstruction Outcomes Consortium Study

Erdmann-Sager, Jessica; Wilkins, Edwin G.; Pusic, Andrea L.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(2):271-281, February 2018.

  • Coding Perspective

Direct-to-Implant versus Two-Stage Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction: 2-Year Risks and Patient-Reported Outcomes from a Prospective, Multicenter Study

Srinivasa, Dhivya R.; Garvey, Patrick B.; Qi, Ji; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 140(5):869-877, November 2017.

  • Video Discussion

Male-to-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery Using the Combined Technique Leads to Increased Quality of Life in a Prospective Study

Papadopulos, Nikolaos A.; Zavlin, Dmitry; Lellé, Jean-Daniel; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 140(2):286-294, August 2017.

  • Video Discussion
    Journal Club

The Effect of Resident Involvement on Postoperative Short-Term Surgical Outcomes in Immediate Breast Reconstruction: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Study of 24,005 Patients

Sebai, Mohamad E.; Bello, Ricardo J.; Lifchez, Scott D.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 139(6):1325-1334, June 2017.

Health-Related Quality of Life following Reconstruction for Common Head and Neck Surgical Defects

Cohen, Wess A.; Albornoz, Claudia R.; Cordeiro, Peter G.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 138(6):1312-1320, December 2016.

  • Journal Club

The Feasibility and Validity of PROMIS: A Novel Measure of Quality of Life among Children with Cleft Lip and Palate

Ranganathan, Kavitha; Shapiro, Danielle; Carlozzi, Noelle E.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 138(4):675e-681e, October 2016.

Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Needle Aponeurotomy and Limited Fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture: A Multicenter Observational Study

Zhou, Chao; Selles, Ruud W.; Slijper, Harm P.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 138(4):837-846, October 2016.

  • Coding Perspective

A Comparison of Psychological Response, Body Image, Sexuality, and Quality of Life between Immediate and Delayed Autologous Tissue Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective Long-Term Outcome Study

Zhong, Toni; Hu, Jiayi; Bagher, Shaghayegh; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 138(4):772-780, October 2016.

  • Press Release

Is Single-Stage Prosthetic Reconstruction Cost Effective? A Cost-Utility Analysis for the Use of Direct-to-Implant Breast Reconstruction Relative to Expander-Implant Reconstruction in Postmastectomy Patients

Krishnan, Naveen M.; Fischer, John P.; Basta, Marten N.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 138(3):537-547, September 2016.

  • Journal Club

Distance to a Plastic Surgeon and Type of Insurance Plan Are Independently Predictive of Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Roughton, Michelle C.; DiEgidio, Paul; Zhou, Lei; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 138(2):203e-211e, August 2016.

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Breast Reconstruction Options in the Setting of Postmastectomy Radiotherapy Using the BREAST-Q

Razdan, Shantanu N.; Cordeiro, Peter G.; Albornoz, Claudia R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(3):510e-517e, March 2016.

Benefits and Risks of Prophylaxis for Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolus in Plastic Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Controlled Trials and Consensus Conference

Pannucci, Christopher J.; MacDonald, John K.; Ariyan, Stephan; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(2):709-730, February 2016.

Evaluation of Aesthetic and Quality-of-Life Results after Immediate Breast Reconstruction with Definitive Form-Stable Anatomical Implants

Kuroda, Flavia; Urban, Cicero; Zucca-Matthes, Gustavo; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(2):278e-286e, February 2016.

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Perforator-Pedicled Propeller Flaps in Lower Extremity Defects: Identification of Risk Factors for Complications

Bekara, Farid; Herlin, Christian; Mojallal, Ali; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(1):314-331, January 2016.

  • Discussion
    Journal Club

Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Quality of Life following Breast Reconstruction in Thin Patients: A Comparison between Microsurgical and Prosthetic Implant Recipients

Weichman, Katie E.; Broer, P. Niclas; Thanik, Vishal D.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 136(2):213-220, August 2015.

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Preventing Surgical-Site Infection in Plastic Surgery: An Evidence-Based Consensus Conference Statement from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons

Ariyan, Stephan; Martin, Janet; Lal, Avtar; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 135(6):1723-1739, June 2015.