Amy K Alderman

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint The efficacy of the surgical delay procedure in pedicle TRAM breast reconstruction
    Dunya Atisha
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan, Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 63:383-8. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of the rheumatoid hand: consensus and controversy among rheumatologists and hand surgeons
    Amy K Alderman
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:1464-72. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlates of referral practices of general surgeons to plastic surgeons for mastectomy reconstruction
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0340, USA
    Cancer 109:1715-20. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding the impact of breast reconstruction on the surgical decision-making process for breast cancer
    Amy K Alderman
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0340, USA
    Cancer 112:489-94. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Survey research
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 126:1381-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of breast cancer among the elderly in the United States
    Amy K Alderman
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Cancer 117:698-704. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint A two-year prospective analysis of trunk function in TRAM breast reconstructions
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:2131-8. 2006
  8. pmc The impact of breast reconstruction on the delivery of chemotherapy
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Cancer 116:1791-800. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcomes of breast reconstruction: comparison of autogenous tissue and expander/implant techniques
    Amy K Alderman
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan, 2130 Taubman Center, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA Assistant Professor of Surgery, VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 7:385-91. 2007
  10. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postmastectomy breast reconstruction: results from a population- based study
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5325-30. 2009

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. doi request reprint The efficacy of the surgical delay procedure in pedicle TRAM breast reconstruction
    Dunya Atisha
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan, Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 63:383-8. 2009
    ..These data support the use of the preliminary surgical delay procedure to decrease ischemic complications of the flap in pedicle TRAM postmastectomy breast reconstruction...
  2. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of the rheumatoid hand: consensus and controversy among rheumatologists and hand surgeons
    Amy K Alderman
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Rheumatol 30:1464-72. 2003
    ..We conducted a national survey evaluating potential differences in physicians' management of RA hand deformities...
  3. ncbi request reprint Correlates of referral practices of general surgeons to plastic surgeons for mastectomy reconstruction
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0340, USA
    Cancer 109:1715-20. 2007
    ..In this study, the authors used data from a large physician survey to examine factors associated with general surgeons' propensity to refer breast cancer patients to plastic surgeons prior to mastectomy...
  4. ncbi request reprint Understanding the impact of breast reconstruction on the surgical decision-making process for breast cancer
    Amy K Alderman
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109 0340, USA
    Cancer 112:489-94. 2008
    ..Reconstruction is rarely incorporated into the decision-making process for surgical breast cancer treatment. We examined the importance of knowing about reconstruction to patients' surgical decision-making for breast cancer...
  5. doi request reprint Survey research
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 126:1381-9. 2010
    ..In this article, the authors review some general concepts important for successful survey research and discuss the many advantages this methodology has for obtaining limitless amounts of valuable information...
  6. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of breast cancer among the elderly in the United States
    Amy K Alderman
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Cancer 117:698-704. 2011
    ..The authors' purpose was to examine patterns and correlates of BCT for breast cancer in the elderly US population...
  7. ncbi request reprint A two-year prospective analysis of trunk function in TRAM breast reconstructions
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 117:2131-8. 2006
    ....
  8. pmc The impact of breast reconstruction on the delivery of chemotherapy
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Cancer 116:1791-800. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of postmastectomy breast reconstruction on the timing of chemotherapy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Surgical outcomes of breast reconstruction: comparison of autogenous tissue and expander/implant techniques
    Amy K Alderman
    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan, 2130 Taubman Center, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA Assistant Professor of Surgery, VA Center for Practice Management and Outcomes Research, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
    Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res 7:385-91. 2007
    ..In summary, with a variety of reconstructive procedures available, choosing the 'right' operation can be a daunting task. Outcomes data can provide patients with objective, reliable information to assist in surgical decision making...
  10. pmc Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postmastectomy breast reconstruction: results from a population- based study
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:5325-30. 2009
    ..There is concern that minority women have limited access to breast reconstruction. We described patterns of use, experiences with clinicians, and patients' satisfaction with treatment decisions for women of different race/ethnicities...
  11. doi request reprint Patterns and correlates of postmastectomy breast reconstruction by U.S. Plastic surgeons: results from a national survey
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:1796-803. 2011
    ..The authors evaluated patterns and correlates of postmastectomy breast reconstruction among U.S. plastic surgeons...
  12. pmc Measuring outcomes in hand surgery
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, The University of Michigan Medical Center, 2130 Taubman Center, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    Clin Plast Surg 35:239-50. 2008
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint The national utilization of immediate and early delayed breast reconstruction and the effect of sociodemographic factors
    Amy K Alderman
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 111:695-703; discussion 704-5. 2003
    ..Further research is needed to evaluate the impact of provider bias, patient preference, and barriers to care on the utilization of breast reconstruction in the United States...
  14. doi request reprint Benchmarking outcomes in plastic surgery: national complication rates for abdominoplasty and breast augmentation
    Amy K Alderman
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Michigan, 2130 Taubman Center, 500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 124:2127-33. 2009
    ..The authors evaluated the use of national databases to track surgical complications among abdominoplasty and breast augmentation patients...
  15. pmc Financial impact of breast reconstruction on an academic surgical practice
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Mich, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 123:1408-13. 2009
    ..The financial reimbursement for breast reconstruction is perceived to be low. The authors evaluated the financial impact of providing breast reconstruction for an academic medical practice and health care system...
  16. doi request reprint Effect of esthetic outcome after breast-conserving surgery on psychosocial functioning and quality of life
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Sections of General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
    J Clin Oncol 26:3331-7. 2008
    ..Understanding the effect of asymmetry on psychosocial functioning is essential for patients to make an informed choice for surgery...
  17. pmc Does it matter where you go for breast surgery?: attending surgeon's influence on variation in receipt of mastectomy for breast cancer
    Steven J Katz
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Med Care 48:892-9. 2010
    ..Concerns about the use of mastectomy and breast reconstruction for breast cancer have motivated interest in surgeon's influence on the variation in receipt of these procedures...
  18. doi request reprint Correlates of patient satisfaction and provider trust after breast-conserving surgery
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Cancer 112:1679-87. 2008
    ..The effect of treatment-related factors on patient satisfaction with their healthcare experiences is unclear...
  19. doi request reprint The choice for breast cancer surgery: can women accurately predict postoperative quality of life and disease-related stigma?
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:2477-82. 2011
    ..However, the accuracy of patient predictions of postoperative quality of life (QoL) and disease-related stigma is not well understood...
  20. doi request reprint Patterns of use and patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction among obese patients: results from a population-based study
    Anita R Kulkarni
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 130:263-70. 2012
    ..The authors' purpose was to determine whether patterns of use and outcomes of reconstruction differed among obese and nonobese patients...
  21. pmc Latina patient perspectives about informed treatment decision making for breast cancer
    Sarah T Hawley
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109 0429, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 73:363-70. 2008
    ..To evaluate Latina breast cancer patient perspectives regarding informed decision making related to surgical treatment decision making for breast cancer...
  22. pmc Receipt of delayed breast reconstruction after mastectomy: do women revisit the decision?
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 18:1748-56. 2011
    ..Virtually nothing is known about receipt of reconstruction after initial cancer therapy and why treatment might be delayed...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of rheumatoid hand surgery: contrasting perceptions of hand surgeons and rheumatologists
    Amy K Alderman
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 28:3-11; discussion 12-3. 2003
    ..S. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the attitudes of hand surgeons and rheumatologists toward the effectiveness of rheumatoid hand surgery...
  24. doi request reprint Prospective analysis of long-term psychosocial outcomes in breast reconstruction: two-year postoperative results from the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcomes Study
    Dunya Atisha
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor VA Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Ann Surg 247:1019-28. 2008
    ..To prospectively evaluate the psychosocial outcomes and body image of patients 2 years postmastectomy reconstruction using a multicenter, multisurgeon approach...
  25. doi request reprint The impact of obesity on patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction
    Dunya M Atisha
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:1893-9. 2008
    ..The authors' purpose was to prospectively evaluate the effect of body mass index on patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction...
  26. doi request reprint Satisfaction with career choice among U.S. plastic surgeons: results from a national survey
    Rachel Streu
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 126:636-42. 2010
    ..The authors' purpose was to describe patterns and correlates of satisfaction with career choice among U.S. plastic surgeons...
  27. doi request reprint Use of autologous and microsurgical breast reconstruction by U.S. plastic surgeons
    Anita R Kulkarni
    Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 132:534-41. 2013
    ..The authors describe the proportion of U.S. plastic surgeons performing these procedures and evaluate motivating factors and perceived barriers...
  28. doi request reprint Predictors of re-excision among women undergoing breast-conserving surgery for cancer
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Ann Surg Oncol 15:1297-303. 2008
    ..However, patient and treatment-related factors associated with re-excision are not well defined...
  29. ncbi request reprint Complications in postmastectomy breast reconstruction: two-year results of the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcome Study
    Amy K Alderman
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, The University of Michigan Medical Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 109:2265-74. 2002
    ..It was concluded that (1) immediate reconstructions were associated with significantly higher complication rates than delayed procedures, and (2) procedure type had no significant effect on complication rates...
  30. 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...
  31. doi request reprint Ipsilateral pedicle TRAM flaps for breast reconstruction: are they as safe as contralateral techniques?
    Timothy A Janiga
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 63:322-6. 2010
    ..Our purpose was to evaluate the safety of the ipsilateral technique through a retrospective cohort study...
  32. doi request reprint Predictors of breast asymmetry after breast-conserving operation for breast cancer
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:274-80. 2008
    ..Although breast-conserving surgery is the standard of care for early-stage breast cancer, many women report breast asymmetry after this procedure. Risk factors for poor esthetic outcomes are not well understood...
  33. ncbi request reprint Breast reconstruction
    Emily Hu
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Surg Clin North Am 87:453-67, x. 2007
    ..Now, however, it is known that reconstruction also can improve the psychosocial well-being and quality of life of patients who have breast cancer. This article reviews the techniques used for breast construction after breast surgery...
  34. ncbi request reprint An analysis of women's and men's surgical priorities and willingness to have rheumatoid hand surgery
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 31:1447-53. 2006
    ..Our prior national study showed gender differences in the rates of rheumatoid arthritis hand surgery. This project evaluated whether men's versus women's preferences, as opposed to physician biases, contribute to these variations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Upper-extremity sarcomas in the United States: analysis of the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results database, 1973-1998
    Amy K Alderman
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, USA
    J Hand Surg Am 28:511-8. 2003
    ..Our purpose is to evaluate the incidence of upper-extremity soft-tissue sarcomas and the use of adjuvant radiotherapy in this patient population...
  36. ncbi request reprint Patient satisfaction with treatment of breast cancer: does surgeon specialization matter?
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Section of General Surgery, Department of Surgery Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:3694-8. 2007
    ..Experience and practice setting vary greatly among surgeons who treat breast cancer patients. However, less is known about how these factors influence patient satisfaction with their care...
  37. 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...
  38. ncbi request reprint Decision aids and breast cancer: do they influence choice for surgery and knowledge of treatment options?
    Jennifer F Waljee
    Section of General Surgery and Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1067-73. 2007
    ..To describe the effect of decision aids on the choice for surgery and knowledge of surgical therapy among women with early-stage breast cancer...
  39. ncbi request reprint Does patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction change over time? Two-year results of the Michigan Breast Reconstruction Outcomes Study
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan, Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 204:7-12. 2007
    ..So we evaluated patient satisfaction with breast reconstruction at postoperative year 2 and compared the results with those from our previous study...
  40. pmc The effect of abdominal wall plication on intra-abdominal pressure and lower extremity venous flow: a case report
    Christopher J Pannucci
    Section of Plastic Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 65:392-4. 2012
    ..Thus, abdominal wall plication was associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure and ultrasound-documented lower extremity venous stasis that persisted for 48 h after surgery...
  41. doi request reprint Plastic surgeons' satisfaction with work-life balance: results from a national survey
    Rachel Streu
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, San Francisco, Calif, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 127:1713-9. 2011
    ..The authors' purpose was to describe the patterns and correlates of satisfaction with work-life balance among U.S. plastic surgeons...
  42. doi request reprint Survey assessment of physical function following postmastectomy breast reconstruction
    Alan C Brockhurst
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109 0340, USA
    Plast Reconstr Surg 121:1108-15. 2008
    ..The authors used patient surveys to assess the affect of breast reconstruction on postoperative physical functioning...
  43. doi request reprint A systematic review of abdominal wall function following abdominal flaps for postmastectomy breast reconstruction
    Dunya Atisha
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    Ann Plast Surg 63:222-30. 2009
    ..A multicenter, longitudinal study is needed to assess objective and subjective outcomes in patients with pedicle TRAM, free TRAM, and perforator flaps using standardized and validated measures...
  44. doi request reprint Financial impact of emergency hand trauma on the health care system
    Amy K Alderman
    Section of Plastic Surgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0340, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 206:233-8. 2008
    ..One of the problems is the perceived financial loss associated with caring for this population. We evaluated the financial impact of treating emergency hand trauma patients on an academic medical practice and health care system...
  45. ncbi request reprint The rheumatoid hand: a predictable disease with unpredictable surgical practice patterns
    Amy K Alderman
    The University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 47:537-42. 2002
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Aesthetic and reconstruction considerations in oncologic breast surgery
    Joon Y Choi
    Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Am Coll Surg 202:943-52. 2006
  47. doi request reprint A prospective, randomized comparison of skin adhesive and subcuticular suture for closure of pediatric hernia incisions: cost and cosmetic considerations
    J Kristine Brown
    Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, CS Mott Children s Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 0245, USA
    J Pediatr Surg 44:1418-22. 2009
    ....
  48. ncbi request reprint Radiation therapy in postmastectomy TRAM reconstruction
    Amy K Alderman
    Plast Reconstr Surg 109:1199-200. 2002
  49. ncbi request reprint Use of breast reconstruction after mastectomy following the Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act
    Amy K Alderman
    JAMA 295:387-8. 2006