Publications

Dr. Karam is the Author of the chapter titled “Short Scar Pursestring Facelift”

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Dr. Karam is the co-author of the chapter titled, Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

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Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

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

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Book Chapters

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

Published Manuscripts

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • “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.
  • 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.
    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
  • Aquatic activities following laryngectomy: Case series and review of literature. Oral Presentation Triological Society Meeting: Western Section, La Costa, CA, January 5-7, 2001.
  • Predicting Survival of Lung Transplant Candidates with Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonia: Does PaO2 predict survival?” May 23, 2001 American Thoracic Society Meeting, San Francisco
  • Cost-benefit analysis of the novel method for creating scientific posters in Otolaryngology. Presented (Poster) at the Regional Triologic Society Meeting, Palm Desert May 2001

  • Swimming and Laryngectomy. 86th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Oto- Opthalmological Society. Maui, Hawaii, June 2002
  • 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-February 2, 2003
  • 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-February 2, 2003
  • 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
  • Evaluation of a Novel Internal Microlaryngeal Instrument Stabilizer. The Triologic Society, 106th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN. May 4, 2003
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Congenital Lobar Emphysema: An Otolaryngologic Perspective. 87th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmological Society. Mission Bay, San Diego, June 24, 2003.
  • 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
  • Management of orbital abscess secondary to congenital dacryocystitis. Presented at the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmological Society Meeting, June 2004.
  • Management of Obstructive Airway Masses in the Neonate. Presented at the Pacific Coast Oto-Opthalmological Society Meeting, June 2004.
  • 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
  • Chondrocyte viability following laser-mediated cartilage reshaping in an in vivo rabbit model. Presented at the Triologic Society, Western Section, February 1, 2003.
  • A novel laryngoscope instrument stabilizer for operative microlaryngoscopy. Presented at the American College of Surgeons Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA January 17, 2003.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Power Rhinoplasty: The Impact on Residency Training. Presentation at the Combined Western/Middle Section of the Triologic Society Meeting, 2006.
  • Cartilage Regeneration in the Rabbit Nasal Septum. Presentation at the Combined Western/Middle Section of the Triologic Society Meeting, 2006.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Persian American Woman's Face: an Anthropometric Analysis. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington DC 2007
  • 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
  • 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
  • Orbitocranial Foreign body – novel retrieval technique. Poster presentation. Triologic Society, COSM 2007, San Diego, CA

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