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Aesthetic Plast Surg ; 2022 May 20.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1941545


BACKGROUND: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physician relationships with industry and subsequent financial implications has not been previously assessed. The aim of this study is to compare pre- and post-COVID-19 payments between industry and medical providers for all plastic surgeons. METHODS: Payment information was collected for the 2019 and 2020 reporting periods from the Open Payments Program (OPP) database for plastic surgeons and plastic surgeon subspecialists. An analysis was performed of trends and comparison of payments for each year for all plastic surgeons and each subspecialty cohort. RESULTS: For all plastic surgeons, there was a decrease in industry payments between 2019 and 2020 (- 30.5%). All plastic surgery subspecialties had a decrease in payments with general plastic and reconstructive surgery affected the most (- 56%) and craniofacial surgery affected the least (- 9%). Payments for almost all categories for plastic surgeons decreased along with compensation as faculty or as speakers. Total charitable contributions and grant payments increased by 61 and 273%, respectively. CONCLUSION: Analysis of industry-physician payments available through the Sunshine Act shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted industry payments to plastic surgery and its subspecialties. While this study demonstrates the economic impact of the current pandemic, only time will tell whether these trends will persist in the coming years. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE V: This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors .

Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open ; 10(4 Suppl), 2022.
Article in English | EuropePMC | ID: covidwho-1782219
Plast Reconstr Surg ; 147(6): 1469-1471, 2021 06 01.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1223413


SUMMARY: The health care crisis related to the spread of novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) has created new challenges to plastic surgery education, mostly because of the decreased volume of procedures. The plastic surgery program directors in Chicago decided to act and identify ways to promote surgical education through citywide, multi-institutional, systematic clinical case discussions. Although the initiative has no impact on the surgical skill of the trainees, it was welcomed by residents and faculty and promoted clinical core knowledge in plastic surgery and collaboration among the institutions.

COVID-19/epidemiology , Internship and Residency/organization & administration , Reconstructive Surgical Procedures/education , Surgery, Plastic/education , Universities/organization & administration , COVID-19/prevention & control , COVID-19/transmission , Curriculum , Humans , Illinois/epidemiology , Internship and Residency/statistics & numerical data , Pandemics/prevention & control , Reconstructive Surgical Procedures/statistics & numerical data
J Stomatol Oral Maxillofac Surg ; 122(6): 625-628, 2021 12.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-838090


Pressure ulcers of the lip constitute a rare entity faced by plastic surgeons and there is a relatively paucity of data regarding optimal management. In this study we present one case of upper lip pressure ulcer related to prone intubation for respiratory distress due to SARS-CoV-2 infection, treated with surgical excision and reconstruction. We also performed a review of the literature to identify other studies on pressure lip ulcers. Six studies were considered relevant. Conservative management constitutes the most common method of treatment; however, little is known about the aesthetic, and functional morbidity related to either surgical or non-surgical treatments.

COVID-19 , Pressure Ulcer , Humans , Lip/surgery , Pressure Ulcer/diagnosis , Pressure Ulcer/etiology , SARS-CoV-2