ANDREA LOUISE PUSIC

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Affiliation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures in head and neck cancer surgery
    Andrea Pusic
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:525-35. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Development and psychometric evaluation of the FACE-Q satisfaction with appearance scale: a new patient-reported outcome instrument for facial aesthetics patients
    Andrea L Pusic
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Room MRI 1007, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 40:249-60. 2013
  3. pmc Quality of life among breast cancer patients with lymphedema: a systematic review of patient-reported outcome instruments and outcomes
    Andrea L Pusic
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:83-92. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Measuring and managing patient expectations for breast reconstruction: impact on quality of life and patient satisfaction
    Andrea L Pusic
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 12:149-58. 2012
  5. pmc Satisfaction and quality of life in women who undergo breast surgery: a qualitative study
    Anne F Klassen
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, 3A 1200 Main Street W, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Womens Health 9:11. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Development of a new patient-reported outcome measure for breast surgery: the BREAST-Q
    Andrea L Pusic
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:345-53. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Measuring patient outcomes in breast augmentation: introducing the BREAST-Q Augmentation module
    Andrea L Pusic
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, NY 10021, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 36:23-32, v. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Clinical research in breast surgery: reduction and postmastectomy reconstruction
    Andrea L Pusic
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 35:215-26. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Vaginal reconstruction: an algorithm approach to defect classification and flap reconstruction
    Andrea L Pusic
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Surg Oncol 94:515-21. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcome measures in plastic surgery: use and interpretation in evidence-based medicine
    Andrea L Pusic
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:1361-7. 2011

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Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures in head and neck cancer surgery
    Andrea Pusic
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136:525-35. 2007
    ..To identify, summarize, and evaluate patient-reported outcome questionnaires for use in head and neck cancer surgery with the view to making recommendations for future research...
  2. doi request reprint Development and psychometric evaluation of the FACE-Q satisfaction with appearance scale: a new patient-reported outcome instrument for facial aesthetics patients
    Andrea L Pusic
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Room MRI 1007, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 40:249-60. 2013
    ..Both modern and traditional psychometric methods were used to confirm that this new 10-item scale is a reliable, valid, and responsive measure...
  3. pmc Quality of life among breast cancer patients with lymphedema: a systematic review of patient-reported outcome instruments and outcomes
    Andrea L Pusic
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Cancer Surviv 7:83-92. 2013
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  4. doi request reprint Measuring and managing patient expectations for breast reconstruction: impact on quality of life and patient satisfaction
    Andrea L Pusic
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 12:149-58. 2012
    ..Specifically, we consider how systematic measurement and management of patient expectations may improve patient education, shared medical decision-making and patient perception of outcomes...
  5. pmc Satisfaction and quality of life in women who undergo breast surgery: a qualitative study
    Anne F Klassen
    Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, 3A 1200 Main Street W, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada
    BMC Womens Health 9:11. 2009
    ..We aimed to describe how breast conditions and breast surgery impact on patient satisfaction and quality of life...
  6. doi request reprint Development of a new patient-reported outcome measure for breast surgery: the BREAST-Q
    Andrea L Pusic
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:345-53. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to develop a new patient-reported outcome measure to assess the unique outcomes of breast surgery patients...
  7. doi request reprint Measuring patient outcomes in breast augmentation: introducing the BREAST-Q Augmentation module
    Andrea L Pusic
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, NY 10021, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 36:23-32, v. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Clinical research in breast surgery: reduction and postmastectomy reconstruction
    Andrea L Pusic
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 35:215-26. 2008
    ..This article provides an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of different study designs, the appropriateness of various outcome measures, and the importance of establishing a strong evidence base in breast surgery...
  9. ncbi request reprint Vaginal reconstruction: an algorithm approach to defect classification and flap reconstruction
    Andrea L Pusic
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Surg Oncol 94:515-21. 2006
    ..With appropriate flap choice and a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, rapid wound healing, restoration of the pelvic floor, and re-establishment of sexual function may be most reliably achieved...
  10. doi request reprint Patient-reported outcome measures in plastic surgery: use and interpretation in evidence-based medicine
    Andrea L Pusic
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:1361-7. 2011
    ..It also aims to provide plastic surgeons with the necessary critical appraisal skills to interpret and apply evidence from patient-reported outcomes research in their own clinical practice...
  11. doi request reprint Nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction
    Constance M Chen
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:1772-80. 2009
    ..The authors evaluated the risks and benefits of nipple- or areola-sparing mastectomy with breast reconstruction...
  12. ncbi request reprint Complications in smokers after postmastectomy tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction
    Susie J Goodwin
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 55:16-19; discussion 19-20. 2005
    ..Thus, smokers who undergo postmastectomy expander/implant reconstruction should be informed of the increased risk of surgical complications and should be counseled on smoking cessation...
  13. doi request reprint Acellular human dermis implantation in 153 immediate two-stage tissue expander breast reconstructions: determining the incidence and significant predictors of complications
    Anuja K Antony
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 125:1606-14. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of postoperative adverse events and identify significant predictors of complications in acellular human dermis tissue expander breast reconstruction...
  14. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer local recurrence after mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstruction: incidence and treatment options
    Michael A Howard
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:1381-6. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the incidence of local recurrence of breast cancer after TRAM flap breast reconstruction, evaluate treatment modalities, and determine outcomes in such cases...
  15. ncbi request reprint Unilateral postoperative chest wall radiotherapy in bilateral tissue expander/implant reconstruction patients: a prospective outcomes analysis
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 116:1642-7. 2005
    ..In this study population, the effect of radiation can best be appreciated because the nonirradiated breast acts as a control...
  16. ncbi request reprint Free-flap mandibular reconstruction: a 10-year follow-up study
    David A Hidalgo
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 110:438-49; discussion 450-1. 2002
    ..Acceptable speech and appearance are restored and continue to be a source of patient satisfaction at least a decade after surgery...
  17. doi request reprint Influence of the recipient vessel on fat necrosis after breast reconstruction with a free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap
    Nina Kropf
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg 44:96-101. 2010
    ..The exact mechanisms of this association are unknown and warrant additional investigation...
  18. doi request reprint Is the use of intraoperative heparin safe?
    Constance M Chen
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:49e-53e. 2008
    ..The authors review their experience with intraoperative heparin therapy, specifically addressing the risks of hematoma, pedicle thrombosis, and flap loss rate...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of closed-suction drains on the incidence of local wound complications following tissue expander/implant reconstruction: a cohort study
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 119:2018-22. 2007
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of drains on complications, including infection, seroma, and hematoma formation, in patients undergoing exchange of a temporary expander for a permanent breast implant...
  20. doi request reprint Efficacy of pocket irrigation with bupivacaine and ketorolac in breast augmentation: a randomized controlled trial
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 62:15-7. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Postmastectomy reconstruction: an approach to patient selection
    Joseph J Disa
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:43-52. 2009
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of the hypopharynx with the free jejunum transfer
    Joseph J Disa
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    J Surg Oncol 94:466-70. 2006
    ..The most common local complications are stricture and fistula formation. A history of preoperative radiation therapy increases the risk of local complications...
  23. ncbi request reprint Irradiation after immediate tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction: outcomes, complications, aesthetic results, and satisfaction among 156 patients
    Peter G Cordeiro
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 113:877-81. 2004
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction of extensive partial or total sacrectomy defects with a transabdominal vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap
    Brian S Glatt
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 56:526-30; discussion 530-1. 2006
    ..It has a low incidence of complications, low morbidity, and is easy to perform with a high success rate...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dextran-related complications in head and neck microsurgery: do the benefits outweigh the risks? A prospective randomized analysis
    Joseph J Disa
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 112:1534-9. 2003
    ..The results of this study have eliminated the routine use of low-molecular-weight dextran prophylaxis at our institution in an effort to reduce morbidity in head and neck microsurgical reconstruction...
  26. doi request reprint Patient satisfaction with postmastectomy breast reconstruction: a comparison of saline and silicone implants
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA
    Cancer 116:5584-91. 2010
    ..The objective of the current study was to identify predictors of patient satisfaction with breast appearance, including implant type, in a large sample of women who underwent breast reconstruction surgery using implants...
  27. doi request reprint Measurement and interpretation of patient-reported outcomes in surgery: an opportunity for improvement
    Paul J Karanicolas
    Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:682-9. 2011
    ..We sought to explore how researchers currently measure and interpret QOL in surgical trials, using gastric cancer as a case study...
  28. ncbi request reprint Microvascular reconstruction of the hypopharynx: defect classification, treatment algorithm, and functional outcome based on 165 consecutive cases
    Joseph J Disa
    Plastic Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:652-60; discussion 661-3. 2003
    ..Microvascular reconstruction of pharyngeal defects is highly successful with few postoperative complications. With appropriate flap selection, functional outcome can be optimized...
  29. ncbi request reprint A classification system and reconstructive algorithm for acquired vaginal defects
    Peter G Cordeiro
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 110:1058-65. 2002
    ..Flap selection is determined on the basis of the type of defect. Using this algorithm, immediate vaginal reconstruction with pedicled regional flaps can be performed with minimal patient morbidity and few surgical complications...
  30. ncbi request reprint Breast cancer in the previously augmented breast
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Department of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 119:49-58. 2007
    ..This article explores the oncologic and reconstructive issues relevant to women desiring cosmetic breast implants and women with breast cancer who have undergone prior cosmetic breast augmentation...
  31. doi request reprint Where do we find the best evidence?
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Department of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 122:1942-7; discussion 1948-51. 2008
    ..These efforts will not only afford us the best opportunity to provide optimal care to patients but also allow us to demonstrate the inherent quality of our surgical specialty...
  32. doi request reprint Predicting complications following expander/implant breast reconstruction: an outcomes analysis based on preoperative clinical risk
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:1886-92. 2008
    ..This study evaluated the impact of clinical risk factors to predict complications following postmastectomy expander/implant reconstruction...
  33. ncbi request reprint Measuring quality of life in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery: a systematic review of patient-reported outcomes instruments
    Andrea L Pusic
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:823-37; discussion 838-9. 2007
    ..Given this, reliable and valid patient questionnaires are essential for aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgeons...
  34. doi request reprint Thumb reconstruction following resection for malignant tumors
    Babak J Mehrara
    Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:1279-87. 2008
    ..The authors report their experience with thumb reconstruction following wide excision of bone and soft-tissue tumors of the thumb...
  35. doi request reprint How should quality-of-life data be incorporated into a cost analysis of breast reconstruction? A consideration of implant versus free TRAM flap procedures
    Beth Aviva Preminger
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:1075-82. 2008
    ..Although studies have compared the costs of implant and transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstruction, none has considered how quality-of-life data would affect such an analysis...
  36. doi request reprint Immediate latissimus dorsi/prosthetic breast reconstruction following salvage mastectomy after failed lumpectomy/irradiation
    Joseph J Disa
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:159e-64e. 2008
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Breast cancer recurrence following prosthetic, postmastectomy reconstruction: incidence, detection, and treatment
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:381-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of prosthetic reconstruction on the incidence, detection, and management of locoregional recurrence following mastectomy for invasive breast cancer...
  38. ncbi request reprint Immediate postoperative complications in DIEP versus free/muscle-sparing TRAM flaps
    Constance M Chen
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 120:1477-82. 2007
    ..This study evaluates the authors' institutional experience with immediate postoperative complications following DIEP and free/muscle-sparing TRAM flaps...
  39. ncbi request reprint Impact of radiotherapy on breast reconstruction
    Martin Jugenburg
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 34:29-37; abstract v-vi. 2007
    ..The impact of radiation changes on alloplastic and autologous breast reconstruction is unpredictable. This article reviews the pathophysiology of radiation changes and the alterations to the reconstructive process...
  40. doi request reprint The incidence of venous thromboembolism after oncologic head and neck reconstruction
    Constance M Chen
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 60:476-9. 2008
    ..When possible, appropriate prophylaxis against VTE in cancer patients under going head and neck reconstruction is recommended...
  41. ncbi request reprint The pedicled latissimus dorsi flap for shoulder reconstruction after sarcoma resection
    Amir Babak Behnam
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 14:1591-5. 2007
    ..This study examined a single institution's experience with the pedicled latissimus dorsi flap in reconstructing large shoulder defects after oncologic resection...
  42. ncbi request reprint Nipple-areola reconstruction following chest-wall irradiation for breast cancer: is it safe?
    Lawrence B Draper
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 55:12-5; discussion 15. 2005
    ..Acceptable surgical candidates demonstrate resolution of acute radiation changes, no evidence of late radiation changes, and appropriate thickness of the mastectomy skin flaps...
  43. doi request reprint Patient-reported aesthetic satisfaction with breast reconstruction during the long-term survivorship Period
    Emily S Hu
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:1-8. 2009
    ..The authors' goal was to evaluate long-term patient-reported aesthetic satisfaction with expander/implant and autogenous breast reconstruction...
  44. ncbi request reprint An accelerated approach to tissue expansion for breast reconstruction: experience with intraoperative and rapid postoperative expansion in 370 reconstructions
    Andrea L Pusic
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:1871-5. 2003
    ..In this accelerated protocol, expansion may be completed in less than 7 weeks. The result is decreased patient morbidity and delays in adjuvant therapy at no detriment to the final surgical outcome...
  45. doi request reprint Silicone breast implants and magnetic resonance imaging screening for rupture: do U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommendations reflect an evidence-based practice approach to patient care?
    Colleen M McCarthy
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:1127-34. 2008
    ..By engaging a woman in the process of shared medical decision making, however, the plastic surgeon and her or his patients can make a mutually agreeable choice that reflects the patient's individual values and health preferences...
  46. doi request reprint A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures after facial cosmetic surgery and/or nonsurgical facial rejuvenation
    Tomasz R Kosowski
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 123:1819-27. 2009
    ..This study identified patient-reported outcome measures developed and validated for use in patients undergoing surgical and/or nonsurgical cosmetic procedures...
  47. ncbi request reprint Outcome following removal of infected tissue expanders in breast reconstruction: a 10-year experience
    Eric G Halvorson
    Plastic and Reconstructive Service, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10021, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 59:131-6. 2007
    ..Reexpansion was successful in patients without prior radiotherapy. Secondary reconstruction with autologous tissue is appropriate when there is a history of radiotherapy...

Research Grants2

  1. Evaluating Expectations for Breast Reconstruction
    Andrea Pusic; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Within a broader program of research, this new questionnaire will facilitate future studies to help improve preoperative education and satisfaction with the outcome of reconstruction for breast cancer survivors. ..