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Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

Evidence-Based Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed recommendations for patient care that describe a basic management strategy—or a range of such strategies.

ASPS Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines follow a rigorous development process that includes a multi-disciplinary work group, management of conflicts of interest, and patient input. That process can be viewed here.

Autologous Breast Reconstruction with DIEP or Pedicled TRAM Abdominal Flaps
Published 2017

This evidence-based guideline is based on a systematic review of evidence and specifically addresses the complications and patient satisfaction of patients undergoing breast reconstruction with autologous abdominal flap—specifically, the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap and the pedicled transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap—to treat breast defects associated with the diagnosis or treatment of breast cancer.

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Endorsed by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology

Breast Reconstruction With Expanders & Implants
Published 2013

This evidence-based guideline is based on a systematic review of evidence and specifically address the risk factors, treatment, anticipated outcomes, and follow-up of patients undergoing breast reconstruction with expanders/implants for the treatment of cancerous defects.

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Breast Reduction Mammaplasty
Published 2011

This evidence-based guideline is based on a systematic review of evidence and specifically address the diagnostic criteria for female breast hypertrophy, treatment, anticipated outcomes, and follow-up for female patients with symptomatic breast hypertrophy.

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Archived Evidence-Based Guidelines

Archived guidelines are not accessible to the public, but ASPS members may download and view the documents after entering their ASPS login credentials.

Practice Parameters

Practice Parameters provide guidance or direction for the diagnosis, management and treatment of specific clinical problems. They are strategies for patient management, developed to assist physicians in clinical decision making and are based on a thorough evaluation of the scientific literature and relevant clinical experience.

Archived Practice Parameters

Archived practice parameters are not accessible to the public, but ASPS members may download and view the documents after entering their ASPS login credentials.