Publication

Facial Plastic and Surgery Clinics

Dr. Karam is the Author of the chapter entitled “Short Scar Pursestring Facelift”
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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Karam is the co-author of the chapter titled, Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty click here to read article

Rejuvenation of the Aging Face

Dr. Karam is the co-author of
“Rejuvenation of the Aging Face”

Lasers in Surgery and Medicine

Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

Book Chapters:
1) Lower Lid Blepharoplasty. Ed Papel et al. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 3rd ed.
2) Lower Eye Lid Blepharoplasty: Facial Rejuvenation, M. Schiffman et al
3) Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty :Facial Rejuvenation, M. Schiffman et al
4) Asian Blepharoplasty :Facial Rejuvenation, M. Schiffman et al
5) Vertical Purse String Facelift, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
6) Chemical Peels in Darker Skin Types, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
7) Management of the Asian Upper Lid, Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics, Farrior

Published Manuscripts:
1. The prevalence of external auditory canal exoxtoses in surfers. Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 1999;125:969-972
2. Angiogenic Response in the Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Model to Laser Irradiated Cartilage. Proceedings SPIE 1999; 3601: 243-248
3. Temperature distributions in Nd:YAG ??=1.32 ?m) laser-irradiated cartilage grafts accompanied by cryogen spray cooling. Proceedings SPIE 1999; 3601: 422-433
4. Laser-mediated cartilage reshaping with feedback-controlled cryogen spray cooling: biophysical properties and viability. Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 2001, 28;1-10
5. Angioresistance of thermally modified cartilage grafts in the chick chorioallantoic membrane model. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2001;3; 24-7
6. Aquatic activities following total laryngectomy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001 Nov;125(5):528-32
7. The effect of osmolarity on shape retention following laser-mediated cartilage reshaping. Proceedings SPIE 4257: 231-239, 2001
8. Cartilage Reshaping: An Overview of the State-of-the-Art. Proceedings SPIE 4244: 208-214, 2001
9. Radiofrequency cartilage reshaping; efficacy, biophysical measurements, and tissue viability. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003 Jan-Feb;5(1):46-52
10. Predicting survival of lung transplantation candidates with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia: does PaO(2) predict survival? Chest 2002 Sep;122(3):779-84
11. A cost-benefit analysis and method of creating high-quality posters for a low cost. Laryngoscope. 2002 Jan;112(1):21-2.
12. Laser Applications in Pediatric Airway Surgery. Proceedings SPIE: 4949;335-340, 2003
13. A novel laryngoscope instrument stabilizer for operative microlaryngoscopy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005; 132(3):471-7
14. Congenital Lobar Emphysema: an otolaryngologic perspective. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;69(4):549-54.
15. Chondrocyte viability following laser-mediated cartilage reshaping in an in vivo rabbit model. Lasers Surg Med. 2005;36(2):147-54
16. Lasers in Pediatric Airway Surgery: Current and Future Clinical Applications. Lasers Surg Med. 2004;35(2):128-34
17. Photodynamic therapy on keloid fibroblasts in tissue engineered keratinocyte-fibroblast co-culture. Lasers Surg Med. 2005;37(3):231-44
18. Characterization of submucosal lesions using optical coherence tomography in the rabbit subglottis. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005 Jun;131(6):499-504
19. The Effect of Laser Dosimetry and Temperature on Long-Term Rabbit Septal Cartilage Viability and Mechanical Behavior. Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery 2006 Mar-Apr;8(2):105-16.
20. Timing of Facial Fracture Repair in the Traumatic Brain Injury Patient. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Sep;65(9):1693-9.
21. Kaiser ML, Karam AM, Chao L, Wright R, Liaw LH, Wong BJ. Cartilage Regeneration in the Rabbit Nasal Septum. Laryng. 2006 Oct;116(10):1730-4.

Manuscripts in preparation, submitted, or in press:
22. Anatomy and Surgical Approaches to Rabbit Nasal Septum. Submitted to American Journal of Rhinology.
23. Percutaneus Reduction of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures: A Review of Operative Technique and Experience in 15 Patients. Submitted to Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
24. Endoscopic repair of nasal septal perforation using a low-tension posteriory-based septal mucosal flap. Submitted to Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
25. Treatment of keloids in a tissue engineered fibroblast-keratinocyte co-culture system using Photodynamic Therapy. In preparation
26. Optimization of Venous Outflow During Free Tissue Transfer for Scalp Reconstruction. Submitted to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Research Presentations:
1. Recovery of right ventricular function and long-term functional outcome after single lung transplantation for severe pulmonary hypertension. Conference: Fifteenth Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, San Francisco,CA. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation v.14, n.1 PART 2, 1995.:S53.

2. Angiogenic Response in the Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane Model to Laser Irradiated Cartilage. Conference: Lasers in Otolaryngology, BiOS January 1999 Biomedical Optical Engineering Symposium, San Jose, CA.

3. Temperature distributions in Nd:YAG ??=1.32 ?m) laser-irradiated cartilage grafts accompanied by cryogen spray cooling. Conference: Laser-Tissue Interaction X: Photochemical, Photothermal, and Photomechanical, BiOS January 1999 Biomedical Optical Engineering Symposium, San Jose, CA

4. Optimization of temperature in cartilage grafts using Nd:YAG ??=1.32 ?m) laser irradiation with cryogen spray cooling. Conference: Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research, Carmel, California. Journal of Investigative Medicine, v.47, n.2, Feb., 1999.:92A.

5. “Temperature distributions in Nd:YAG ??=1.32 ?m) laser-irradiated cartilage grafts accompanied by cryogen spray cooling.” University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Annual Deans Summer Research Symposium. Irvine, CA, February 1999.

6. Laser-mediated cartilage reshaping with feedback-controlled cryogen spray cooling. Conference: Western Regional Meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research American Federation for Medical Research, Carmel, California. February 2000.

7. Laser-mediated cartilage reshaping with feedback-controlled cryogen spray cooling: biophysical properties and viability. Oral Presentation. Conference: American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 2000, Reno, Nevada

8. Aquatic activities following laryngectomy: Case series and review of literature. Oral Presentation Triological Society Meeting: Western Section, La Costa, CA, January 5-7, 2001.

9. Predicting Survival of Lung Transplant Candidates with Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia: Does PaO2 predict survival?” May 23, 2001 American Thoracic Society Meeting, San Francisco

10. Cost-benefit analysis of novel method for creating scientific posters in Otolaryngology. Presented (Poster) at the Regional Triologic Society Meeting, Palm Desert May 2001

11. Swimming and Laryngectomy. 86th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Oto- Opthalmological Society. Maui, Hawaii, June, 2002

12. Actinomyces of the hard palate: a case report and review of the literature. Presented (poster) Western Section Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Indian Wells, CA. January 31-Feburary 2, 2003

13. Intraoperative Consideration of a Rare Cause of Endotracheal Tube Obstruction. Presented (poster) Western Section Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Indian Wells, CA. January 31-Feburary 2, 2003

14. The effect of osmolarity on shape retention following laser-mediated cartilage reshaping. Poster Presentation at Photonics West ’01/ BiOS ’01- Biomedical Optics- Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, San Jose, CA 2001

15. Evaluation of a Novel Internal Microlaryngeal Instrument Stabilizer. The Triologic Society, 106th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. May 4, 2003

16. Laser Applications in Pediatric Airway Surgery. Oral Presentation at, Photonics West ’02/ BiOS ’02- Biomedical Optics- Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Advanced Instrumentation and Technology in Otolaryngology, San Jose, CA 2002

17. A Novel Instrument for Septoplasty: Transeptal Suturing Device. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Fourth Annual Research Symposium, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. June 20, 2003

18. Laryngeal Microsurgical Instrument Stabilization. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Fourth Annual Research Symposium, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. June 20, 2003

19. Congenital Lobar Emphysema: An Otolaryngologic Perspective. 87th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmological Society. Mission Bay, San Diego, June 24, 2003.

20. Timing of Facial Fracture Repair in the Traumatic Brain Injury Patient. Presented at the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2004

21. Management of orbital abscess secondary to congenital dacrocystits. Presented at the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmological Society Meeting, June 2004.

22. Management of Obstructive Airway Masses in the Neonate. Presented at the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmological Society Meeting, June 2004.

23. The Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) Procedure for Management of Fetal Airway Obstruction. Presented at the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 2004

24. Chondrocyte viability following laser-mediated cartilage reshaping in an in vivo rabbit model. Presented at the Triologic Society, Western Section, February, 1, 2003.

25. A novel laryngoscope instrument stabilizer for operative microlaryngoscopy. Presented at the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA January 17, 2003.

26. Distinguishing Edema from Scar Tissue in the Rabbit Subglottis Using Optical Coherence Tomography. Presented American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. September, 19-22, New York City, NY.

27. Photodynamic therapy on keloid fibroblasts in tissue engineered keratinocyte-fibroblast co-culture. Presented American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. September, 19-22, New York City, NY.

28. Characterization of submucosal lesions using Optical Coherence Tomography in the rabbit subglottis. Presented at the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Fourth Annual Research Symposium, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. June 20, 2003

29. The Effect of Laser Dosimetry and Temperature on Long-Term Rabbit Septal Cartilage Viability and Mechanical Behavior. Oral Presentation, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, COSM May, 2005, Boca Rotan, FL.

30. Treatment of keloids in a tissue engineered fibroblast-keratinocyte co-culture system using Photodynamic Therapy. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. Sept, 2005, LA, CA

31. Laser Cartilage Reshaping: an in-vivo Evaluation of Viability And Mechanical Properties. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sixth Annual Research Symposium, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine. June 10, 2005

32. Reconstruction of Large Scalp Defects Using the Ulnar Forearm Free Flap. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting.Sept, 2005, LA, CA.

33. Endoscopic repair of nasal septal perforation using a low-tension posteriorly-based septal mucosal flap. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fall Meeting. Sept, 2005, LA, CA.

34. Sellar Floor Repair with a Nasal Mucosal Flap After Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal Surgery for Pituitary Tumors. Presented at the Western Section of the Triologic Society Meeting.

35. Power Rhinoplasty: The Impact on Residency Training. Presentation at the Combined Western/Middle Section of the Triologic Society Meeting, 2006.

36. Cartilage Regeneration in the Rabbit Nasal Septum. Presentation at the Combined Western/Middle Section of the Triologic Society Meeting, 2006.

37. Percutaneous Wiring Technique for Medial Canthal Ligament Resuspension: An Efficient and Effective Approach. Poster Presentation at the Combined Western/Middle Section of the Triologic Society Meeting, 2006.

38. Shibuya T, Orbital Prosthetics: An Introduction for the Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon. Poster Presentation at the Combined Western/Middle Section of the Triologic Society Meeting, 2006.

39. The Persian American Woman;s Face: an Anthropometric Analysis. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Washington DC 2007

40. UC Irvine Facial Esteem Survey: the introduction of a novel instrument to evaluate individual’s facial perceptions American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington DC 2007

41. Advanced Periorbital Rejuvenation: the Importance of Volume Enhancement in Achieving Optimal Results. Submitted to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington DC 2007

42. Orbitocranial Foreign body – novel retrieval technique. Poster presentation. Triologic Society, COSM 2007, San Diego, CA

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