An Evaluation of Reporting Guidelines and Clinical Trial Registry Requirements Among Plastic Surgery Journals.


BACKGROUND:Ensuring that published studies are of the highest methodological quality is a critical step in plastic surgery's transition to a more evidence-based field. Reporting guidelines and reporting of clinical trial registration may serve as promising avenues of increasing the methodological quality in plastic surgery trials. OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study is to evaluate the rate at which plastic surgery journals require reporting guidelines, as well as the effect these policies have on adherence to reporting guidelines. METHODS:Using journal's "Instructions for Authors," we conducted a cross-sectional survey to evaluate journal policies regarding adherence to reporting guidelines and trial registration. We also examined whether trials published in journals referencing Consolidated Standards of Reporting of Trials (CONSORT) had higher rates of compliance with publishing a CONSORT flow diagram and whether journals with trial registration policies were more likely to contain registered trials than journals without these requirements. RESULTS:Of the 20 plastic surgery journals, 13 (65%) did not mention a single guideline within their instructions to authors. Furthermore, 10 (50%) did not mention policies regarding clinical trial registration. In addition, journals with policies regarding the CONSORT statement were more likely to publish trials with a CONSORT flow diagram, and journals with policies regarding clinical trial registry were more likely to publish trials reporting registration. CONCLUSION AND RELEVANCE:Our study found that few plastic surgery journals mention reporting guidelines or trial registration in their instructions for authors. Our study also found that journal policies regarding guideline adherence and trial registration seem to be effective mechanisms toward improvement, and plastic surgery journals should consider adopting such policies.


Ann Plast Surg


Checketts JX,Cook C,Imani S,Duckett L,Vassar M




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  • Rhinoplasty: securing the graft.

    abstract::The use of a Keith needle is described to secure a cartilage graft during rhinoplasty. ...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lamont E

    更新日期:1980-01-01 00:00:00

  • The First Hand Allotransplantation in Taiwan: A Report at 9 Months.

    abstract:PURPOSE:Hand transplantations have been initiated and have been encouraged by promising results for more than 1 decade. The aim of this study was to present the first case of hand transplantation performed in Taiwan. MATERIALS AND METHODS:On September 3, 2014, we transplanted the left distal forearm and hand of a brai...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kuo YR,Chen CC,Chen YC,Yeh MC,Lin PY,Lee CH,Chang JK,Lin YC,Huang SC,Chiang YC,Chiu NM,Lee Y,Huang YC,Liang JL,Wu RW,Siu KK,Chung KC,Chiang MH,Pan CC,Wei FC

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  • Successful treatment of Parry-Romberg syndrome with autologous fat grafting: 14-year follow-up and review.

    abstract::Parry first described the syndrome of progressive facial atrophy in 1825, followed by Romberg in 1846. The clinical hallmark of the syndrome is atrophy of the facial soft tissues, including fat and muscle as well as underlying bone. Clinicians have classically reserved treatment until the end of the disease process, a...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Hunstad JP,Shifrin DA,Kortesis BG

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • The use of high-dose lidocaine in wetting solutions for lipoplasty.

    abstract::The use of lidocaine as a local anesthetic has been limited to 7 mg/kg. The authors question whether amounts of lidocaine greater than the recommended dosage may be safely used in the patient undergoing lipoplasty of the torso and knees. Six patients were used as a sample and a wetting solution of 750 mg or 1,000 mg o...

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  • Enhanced survival using the distally based sural artery interpolation flap.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Combined microvascular anastomosis: experimental and clinical experience.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2000-09-01 00:00:00

  • Management of soft tissue injuries.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Management of ulcers of the leg by muscle transposition.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

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  • Intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy for correction of mandibular prognathism: long-term stability.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Asynchronous osteoradionecrosis of the mandible treated with sequential fibula osteoseptocutaneous flaps: a report of two cases.

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  • Illicit Cosmetic Silicone Injection: A Recent Reiteration of History.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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  • Heel reconstruction with an iliac osteocutaneous free flap: 10-year follow-up.

    abstract::During the Homeland War in Croatia, many civilians suffered from war wounds of the extremities. Explosive war wounds create composite and devastating injuries mainly by high-energy transfer to the tissue. We present an early reconstruction of explosive heel wound with an iliac osteocutaneous free flap with late follow...

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Inframammary fold reconstruction with a deepithelialized skin flap.

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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Predicting abdominal closure after component separation for complex ventral hernias: maximizing the use of preoperative computed tomography.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Management of Incidental Hernia Discovered During Abdominal Contouring in Post-Bariatric Surgery Patients.

    abstract:PURPOSE:An increase in bariatric surgery has led to a rise in postbariatric contouring procedures. Despite a comprehensive preoperative assessment, body habitus in these patients may significantly limit the abdominal exam. Abdominal contouring procedures typically elevate large portions of the skin and fat off the abdo...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Outpatient reduction mammaplasty: a review of 338 consecutive cases.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Infection following cranial bone grafting--a need for caution?

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lewis VL Jr,Cook JQ,Bailey MH

    更新日期:1990-03-01 00:00:00

  • Split-rib cranioplasty.

    abstract::Cranioplasty using a synthetic material is less than ideal, especially if there is a history of infection at the defect site. Split-rib cranioplasty is a practical approach even in patients with a positive history of infection at or around the defect. We briefly review the historical background of split-rib cranioplas...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Reporting Quality of Observational Studies in Plastic Surgery Needs Improvement: A Systematic Review.

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    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Agha RA,Lee SY,Jeong KJ,Fowler AJ,Orgill DP

    更新日期:2016-05-01 00:00:00

  • Medial Orbital Wall Reconstruction With Porous Polyethylene by Using a Transconjunctival Approach With a Caruncular Extension.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:The reported rate of isolated medial orbital wall fractures varies widely but has been found to be as high as 55% of all orbital fractures. Identifying and repairing medial orbital wall defects by using appropriate materials improves patient outcome considerably; however, most related research has focused on...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chou C,Kuo YR,Chen CC,Lai CS,Lin SD,Huang SH,Lee SS

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Role of growth factors in scar contraction: an in vitro analysis.

    abstract::Excessive scar contracture by wound fibroblasts can have devastating consequences, ranging from body disfigurement to joint immobility. The ability of fibroblasts isolated from lesions of hypertrophic scars, keloids, normal skin, or normal scars in contracting the provisional wound matrix (i.e., fibrin clot) was compa...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • A meshed aluminum foil wound dressing system.

    abstract::A minimally adherent dressing of meshed aluminum foil has been designed and tested. The theoretical and practical advantages of this dressing are described. ...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McAvoy J,Charles DM,Moore GE

    更新日期:1979-11-01 00:00:00

  • Metastasis in head and neck cancer, 1979.

    abstract::Metastatic spread of head and neck cancer signifies a grave change in prognosis for the patient. The presence or absence of detectable metastasis is valuable knowledge both in planning treatment and in predicting prognosis. Knowledge of the metastatic behavior patterns of such tumors, and of the diagnostic means of de...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cochran JH Jr,Fee WE Jr

    更新日期:1980-05-01 00:00:00

  • Is it safe to combine abdominoplasty with other dermolipectomy procedures to correct skin excess after weight loss?

    abstract::The development of sophisticated bariatric surgery techniques has led to an increasing number of patients demanding a complexity of body contouring procedures that can be achieved either with a step-by-step approach or by combining dermolipectomy in various regions. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis tha...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gmür RU,Banic A,Erni D

    更新日期:2003-10-01 00:00:00

  • Changes in the blood flow and prevention of vasospasm of the femoral artery by topical application of lidocaine in rats.

    abstract::Free-tissue transfer with anastomosis has become an important microsurgical technique. Sometimes vasospasm occurs after anastomosis. We examined the changes in blood flow and the effect on the treatment of vasospasm of the femoral artery of rats. The rat models of vasospasm were generated by topical application of epi...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yokoyama T,Kadota S,Takeuchi K,Tosa Y,Kadomatsu K,Shimizu Y,Hosaka Y

    更新日期:2011-08-01 00:00:00

  • Risk Factors for Complications Differ Between Stages of Tissue-Expander Breast Reconstruction.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Tissue-expander (TE) placement followed by implant exchange is currently the most popular method of breast reconstruction. There is a relative paucity of data demonstrating patient factors that predict complications specifically by stage of surgery. The present study attempts to determine what complications ...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lovecchio F,Jordan SW,Lim S,Fine NA,Kim JY

    更新日期:2015-09-01 00:00:00

  • Treatment of obstructing inferior turbinates with intranasal corticosteroids.

    abstract::The most common cause of nasal obstruction is chronic enlargement of the inferior turbinate bones. The variety of medical and surgical treatments available for this condition bears testimony to their frequent ineffectiveness and the frustration of the physician or surgeon caring for these patients. Removal or destruct...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Baker DC

    更新日期:1979-09-01 00:00:00

  • Long-term follow-up of a patient with Romberg's disease reconstructed with free groin flaps.

    abstract::Sixteen years ago the result of an operation that was performed on a 5-year-old boy with Romberg's disease was described in this journal. Nineteen years have passed since the first operation, and the authors now report the long-term follow-up. The volume of the transferred free groin flaps was maintained. Although the...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wakamatsu K,Harashina T,Nakajima H,Okumoto T

    更新日期:1998-12-01 00:00:00

  • Pulmonary Function After Pedicled Transverse Rectus Abdominis Musculocutaneous Flap Breast Reconstruction.

    abstract::Tight abdominal closures, as can be seen during transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap breast reconstruction, have been shown to increase intra-abdominal pressure, thereby decreasing thoracopulmonary compliance and increasing the workload of breathing. The purpose of this article was to quantitate pu...

    journal_title:Annals of plastic surgery

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章


    authors: Shultz KJ,Don S,Mahabir RC,Verheyden CN

    更新日期:2016-01-01 00:00:00