Achilleas Thoma

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial comparing health-related quality of life in patients undergoing vertical scar versus inverted T-shaped reduction mammaplasty
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 132:48e-60e. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint The use of economic evaluation in hand surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, 304 43 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Hand Clin 25:113-23, viii. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Challenges in creating a good randomized controlled trial in hand surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:563-73, vii. 2005
  4. pmc Methodology and measurement properties of health-related quality of life instruments: a prospective study of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, St, Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:44. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Oromandibular reconstruction after cancer resection
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:361-75, vi. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Methodologic issues in the comparison of microsurgical flaps/techniques in head and neck reconstruction
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:347-59, vi. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Forming the research question
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:189-93. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Outcomes in microsurgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, 101 206 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P3A9, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:e303-12. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing endoscopic and open carpal tunnel decompression
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 114:1137-46. 2004
  10. pmc Users' guide to the surgical literature. How to assess a randomized controlled trial in surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 47:200-8. 2004

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Publications51

  1. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial comparing health-related quality of life in patients undergoing vertical scar versus inverted T-shaped reduction mammaplasty
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 132:48e-60e. 2013
    ..There is controversy regarding the superiority of the vertical scar reduction technique versus the inverted T-shaped reduction technique for breast reduction surgery...
  2. ncbi request reprint The use of economic evaluation in hand surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, 304 43 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Hand Clin 25:113-23, viii. 2009
    ..Clinical researchers can use the methodological principles described here for their cost-effectiveness analysis...
  3. ncbi request reprint Challenges in creating a good randomized controlled trial in hand surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:563-73, vii. 2005
    ..Additionally, the relevance of incorporating economic analyses into hand surgery trials and the importance of changing the hand surgeons' research culture are addressed...
  4. pmc Methodology and measurement properties of health-related quality of life instruments: a prospective study of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, St, Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 3:44. 2005
    ..A prospective study was conducted to assess the change in health-related quality of life (HRQL) following breast reduction mammoplasty. This paper describes the measurement properties of each of the HRQL questionnaires used...
  5. ncbi request reprint Oromandibular reconstruction after cancer resection
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:361-75, vi. 2005
    ..The four commonly used flaps (fibula flap, radial forearm flap, scapula flap, and the iliac crest) and their key characteristics are summarized. Finally, some future speculations are entertained...
  6. ncbi request reprint Methodologic issues in the comparison of microsurgical flaps/techniques in head and neck reconstruction
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:347-59, vi. 2005
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Forming the research question
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:189-93. 2008
    ..Although this might seem to be an easy task, in truth it requires a lot of effort and hard work. This article addresses the key points to remember when formulating a research question...
  8. doi request reprint Outcomes in microsurgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, St Joseph s Healthcare, 101 206 James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario L8P3A9, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:e303-12. 2009
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials comparing endoscopic and open carpal tunnel decompression
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Centre for Evaluation of Medicines, Father Sean O Sullivan Research Centre, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 114:1137-46. 2004
    ....
  10. pmc Users' guide to the surgical literature. How to assess a randomized controlled trial in surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 47:200-8. 2004
  11. doi request reprint How to become a successful clinical investigator
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:305-11. 2008
    ..The preconditions for academic success, including mentoring, making periodic priority lists, and time management are discussed in detail...
  12. ncbi request reprint Compression neuropathies of the lower extremity
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 206 James Street South, Ste 101, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P 3A9
    Clin Plast Surg 30:189-201, vi. 2003
    ..These are discussed in terms of anatomy, etiologies, manifestations, and surgical treatment...
  13. doi request reprint The use of cost-effectiveness analysis in plastic surgery clinical research
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:285-96. 2008
    ..The authors believe that the coupling of cost-effectiveness analysis with clinical studies is important and should be incorporated into surgical clinical research...
  14. ncbi request reprint Cost-utility analysis comparing free and pedicled TRAM flap for breast reconstruction
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Microsurgery 23:287-95. 2003
    ..73/QALY, favoring adoption of the free TRAM flap. This study showed that the free TRAM flap is a cost-effective procedure for postmastectomy reconstruction in the Canadian healthcare system...
  15. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of reviews comparing the effectiveness of endoscopic and open carpal tunnel decompression
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 113:1184-91. 2004
    ..Further systematic review with meta-analysis may permit more definitive conclusions about the relative effectiveness of these two techniques, particularly with regard to return to work and function...
  16. doi request reprint The role of the randomized controlled trial in plastic surgery
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:275-84. 2008
    ..The RCTs conducted in plastic surgery to date are generally of poor quality in design and reporting, are fraught with bias, and have small sample sizes, thus this article attempts to help future investigators perform better quality RCTs...
  17. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the deep inferior epigastric perforator flap and free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap in postmastectomy reconstruction: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre SOURCE, 206 James Street South, Suite 101, Hamilton, Ontario L8P 3A9, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 113:1650-61. 2004
    ..On the basis of the baseline calculation and sensitivity analyses, the DIEP flap remained a cost-effective procedure. Thus, adoption of this new technique for postmastectomy reconstruction is warranted in the Canadian health care system...
  18. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of patients undergoing breast reduction surgery: health-related quality of life and clinical outcomes
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:13-26. 2007
    ..This study assessed the health-related quality of life experienced by breast reduction patients using four reliable and validated health-related quality-of-life measures...
  19. doi request reprint A systematic review of rehabilitation protocols after surgical repair of the extensor tendons in zones V-VIII of the hand
    Mojib Sameem
    Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Hand Ther 24:365-72; quiz 373. 2011
    ..Systematic review...
  20. doi request reprint Study design and hierarchy of evidence for surgical decision making
    Sheila Sprague
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 293 Wellington Street North, Suite 110, Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:195-205. 2008
    ..This article also reviews the principles and importance of evidence-based plastic surgery and describes several systems to rate the strength of the scientific evidence...
  21. ncbi request reprint Should the donor radius be plated prophylactically after harvest of a radial osteocutaneous flap? A cost-effectiveness analysis
    Gloria M Rockwell
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Reconstr Microsurg 20:297-306. 2004
    ..55 and 9.92, respectively. It was concluded that prophylactic plating of the donor radius is not a cost-effective approach when compared to the treatment of donor radius fractures after they occur...
  22. doi request reprint Pyrocarbon versus silicone proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty: a systematic review
    Kevin Chan
    From the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 131:114-24. 2013
    ..The purpose of this systematic review is to compare the outcomes of silicone and pyrocarbon arthroplasties for patients with proximal interphalangeal joint arthritis...
  23. doi request reprint The role of systematic reviews in clinical research and practice
    Ted Haines
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 35:207-14. 2008
    ..This article presents the key role of systematic reviews in clinical decision-making, discussing the steps and pitfalls to avoid in conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses...
  24. ncbi request reprint Pharyngo-cervical esophageal reconstruction
    Stuart Archibald
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:339-46, vi. 2005
    ..Speech rehabilitation is often done with a tracheo-esophageal puncture technique, but studies documenting how the various methods of surgical reconstruction affect speech are lacking...
  25. ncbi request reprint Local anesthetics for skin grafting and local flaps
    Hana Farhangkhoee
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4L8, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 40:537-49. 2013
    ..This article describes the detailed surgical approach to using local anesthetics for skin grafts and local flaps...
  26. doi request reprint Comparison of trapeziectomy and trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition: a systematic literature review
    Yu Kit Li
    Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine, the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, and the McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 128:199-207. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature and determine which procedure, trapeziectomy or trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition, offers the best results to patients...
  27. pmc Users' guide to the surgical literature: how to use a decision analysis
    Tara M Mastracci
    Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    Can J Surg 50:403-9. 2007
  28. doi request reprint Designing and reporting case series in plastic surgery
    Christopher J Coroneos
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 128:361e-368e. 2011
    ..The authors provide a guide to help future investigators improve the conduct and the reporting of their case series...
  29. doi request reprint Ulnar hammer syndrome: a systematic review of the literature
    Larisa Vartija
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, The Department of Surgery, and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University
    Plast Reconstr Surg 132:1181-91. 2013
    ..The goal of this systematic review was to determine whether ulnar hammer syndrome has an occupational association, to identify the most reliable diagnostic test, and to determine the best treatment modality...
  30. ncbi request reprint Health-Related Quality of Life in Patients Undergoing Palmar Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Disease
    Achilleas Thoma
    Hamilton and Toronto, Ontario, Canada From the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, The Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Offord Center for Child Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, McMaster University and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto
    Plast Reconstr Surg 133:1411-9. 2014
    ..The present study was undertaken to assess the health-related quality of life in patients with Dupuytren's disease who undergo palmar fasciectomy...
  31. pmc Reporting the level of evidence in the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Why is it important?
    Achilleas Thoma
    Division of Plastic Surgery Surgical Outcomes Research Centre SOURCE, Department of Surgery Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Plast Surg 20:12-6. 2012
    ..Along with an assessment of the LOE in the CJPS, the authors have provided recommendations to improve the quality and readability of articles published in the CJPS...
  32. doi request reprint A systematic review of power and sample size reporting in randomized controlled trials within plastic surgery
    Olubimpe Ayeni
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, the Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:78e-86e. 2012
    ..This systematic review examines the appropriateness of reporting of power and sample size in randomized controlled trials within the plastic surgery literature...
  33. ncbi request reprint Paranasal sinus and midfacial reconstruction
    Stuart Archibald
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Clin Plast Surg 32:309-25, v. 2005
    ..This article presents an approach that will help the surgeon to identify the defect-related problems, prioritize the reconstructive goals, and select the best surgical option in the total patient context...
  34. ncbi request reprint A comparison of complication rates in large and small inferior pedicle reduction mammaplasty
    Kevin F O'Grady
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 115:736-42. 2005
    ..However, the use of postoperative antibiotics for at least 5 days is recommended to reduce rates of wound dehiscence and improve postoperative scarring...
  35. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trials of surgical interventions
    Forough Farrokhyar
    Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Ann Surg 251:409-16. 2010
    ..Surgical trials pose many methodological challenges often not present in trials of medical interventions. If not properly accounted for, these challenges may introduce significant biases and threaten the validity of the results...
  36. ncbi request reprint Inhibition of microsurgical thrombosis by the platelet glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonist SR121566A
    Shim Ching
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 112:177-85. 2003
    ..Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonists represent a new class of anti-platelet agents that may be suited for inhibiting microsurgical thrombosis. This study supports further investigation into the use of these agents in microsurgery...
  37. doi request reprint Safety of tissue expander/implant versus autologous abdominal tissue breast reconstruction in postmastectomy breast cancer patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Bernice Tsoi
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Warsaw, Poland From the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, Department of Surgery, McMaster University Programs for Assessment of Technology in Health Research Institute, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton and the Second Department of General, Vascular, and Oncologic Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw
    Plast Reconstr Surg 133:234-49. 2014
    ..The authors compared the safety of tissue expander/implant reconstruction with that of autologous abdominal tissue reconstruction...
  38. pmc Approach to traumatic hand injuries for primary care physicians
    Kevin Cheung
    McMaster University, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, 4E12, 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Can Fam Physician 59:614-8. 2013
    ..To review the initial management of common traumatic hand injuries seen by primary care physicians...
  39. doi request reprint Systematic review of economic evaluations in plastic surgery
    Natalia I Ziolkowski
    Second Department of General, Vascular, and Oncologic Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
    Plast Reconstr Surg 132:191-203. 2013
    ..The objective of this systematic review was to describe all published English economic evaluations related to a plastic surgery domain...
  40. ncbi request reprint Measuring outcomes in aesthetic surgery: a comprehensive review of the literature
    Shim Ching
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:469-80; discussion 481-2. 2003
    ..In addition, the authors recommend the use of a generic, utility-based quality-of-life instrument, such as the Health Utilities Index (HUI) or the EuroQol (EQ-5D)...
  41. pmc Composite tissue allotransplantation of the face: Decision analysis model
    Sabrina Cugno
    Surgical Outcomes Research Centre SOURCE, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Plast Surg 15:145-52. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of utility measurements in the surgical literature
    Roderick T Chew
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Surgical Outcome Research Centre SOURCE, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Coll Surg 200:954-64. 2005
  43. pmc A comparison of the superficial inferior epigastric artery flap and deep inferior epigastric perforator flap in postmastectomy reconstruction: A cost-effectiveness analysis
    Achilleas Thoma
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario
    Can J Plast Surg 16:77-84. 2008
    ..To perform a cost-effectiveness analysis comparing the superficial inferior epigastric artery (SIEA) and deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps in postmastectomy reconstruction...
  44. pmc Surgeons' and residents' double-gloving practices at 2 teaching hospitals in Ontario
    Ted Haines
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Can J Surg 54:95-100. 2011
    ..Surgeons and residents are at increased risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens owing to percutaneous injury (PI) and contamination. One method known to reduce risk is double-gloving (DG) during surgery...
  45. doi request reprint Systematic review of flexor tendon rehabilitation protocols in zone II of the hand
    Amy Chesney
    Division of Plastic Surgery, The Department of Surgery, and the Surgical Outcomes Research Center, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:1583-92. 2011
    ..This study was undertaken to determine which flexor tendon rehabilitation protocol provides the best outcome after surgical repair in zone II...
  46. pmc Management of digital tendon avulsion at the musculotendinous junction of the forearm: a systematic review
    Jessica Collins
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, HSC 4E12, Hamilton, Ontario Canada L8N 3Z5
    Hand (N Y) 7:134-42. 2012
    ..We have provided a systematic review and developed an algorithm to delineate optimal management of this injury...
  47. pmc A systematic review of anterolateral thigh flap donor site morbidity
    Jessica Collins
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    Can J Plast Surg 20:17-23. 2012
    ..The present systematic review summarizes the types of complications and their incidence with this flap. A secondary objective is to delineate factors that influence these complications and make recommendations to avoid them...
  48. doi request reprint Systematic review of skin graft donor-site dressings
    Sophocles H Voineskos
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Surgical Outcomes Research Center, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:298-306. 2009
    ..The goal of this systematic review was to determine which donor-site dressings are associated with the best outcomes for the following: pain, infection rate, healing quality, healing rate, quality of life, and cost...
  49. ncbi request reprint Schwannoma of the hand and wrist
    Gloria M Rockwell
    Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 3A9, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:1227-32. 2003
  50. ncbi request reprint Surgical treatment of osteoarthritis of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb: a systematic review
    Glyka Martou
    Division of Plastic Surgery, McMaster University, and the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, St Joseph s Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Plast Reconstr Surg 114:421-32. 2004
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Clinical research in aesthetic surgery
    Shim Ching
    Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii, 550 South Beretania Street, Suite 603, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 35:269-73. 2008
    ..Widely accepted, standardized methods for assessing outcomes would allow for comparison of surgical techniques and provide a common basis for clinical investigations...