Dr. Crisera's research focuses on clinical outcomes studies of breast reconstructions. The goal of these studies is to determine which reconstructive technique(s) will offer individual patients the optimal outcome based on their medical history, risk factors, and co-morbidities. Using the large volume of cases performed at UCLA as a data source, the statistics obtained from these studies will serve as a benchmark for other institutions across the country.
Clinical Outcomes Studies:
- DEIP vs MSFT vs FT:
Does inclusion of muscle/more perforators confer radio-protection. It is well known that radiation has adverse effects on breast free flaps. We are looking at whether blood flow determines the level of contraction of a flap post radiation.
- Success rates in secondary and tertiary free flap salvage rates:
This study will help us guide whether it is necessary to continue to try to salvage flaps after they have been compromised. It is study of cost efficiency and patient safety.
- Fatigue and microsurgical careers:
We are assessing factors in the longevity of microsurgal careers.
- Breast reconstruction in the obese patient:
This study will help us determine whether it is safer to delay reconstruction in the obese patient.
- Factors Influencing Patient Interest in Plastic Surgery and the Process of Selecting a Surgeon. Galanis C, Sanchez IS, Roostaeian J, Crisera C. Aesthet Surg J. 2013 Mar 13.
- Effects of radiation therapy for breast cancer based on type of free flap reconstruction. Chang EI, Liu TS, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan;131(1):1e-8e.
- Comparison of immediate implant placement versus the staged tissue expander technique in breast reconstruction. Roostaeian J, Sanchez I, Vardanian A, Herrera F, Galanis C, Da Lio A, Festekjian J, Crisera CA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun;129(6):909e-918e.
- Salvage Rates of Compromised Free Flap Breast Reconstruction After Recurrent Thrombosis. Chang EI, Carlsen BT, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Nov 1.
- The volume-outcome relationship for immediate breast reconstruction. Tanna N, Clayton JL, Roostaeian J, Perry AD, Crisera CA. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):19-24.
- Comparison of implant-based immediate breast reconstruction with and without acellular dermal matrix. Vardanian AJ, Clayton JL, Roostaeian J, Shirvanian V, Da Lio A, Lipa JE, Crisera C, Festekjian JH. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov;128(5):403e-410e.
- Vascular complications and microvascular free flap salvage: the role of thrombolytic agents. Chang EI, Mehrara BJ, Festekjian JH, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA. Microsurgery. 2011 Oct;31(7):505-9.
- Immediate placement of implants in breast reconstruction: patient selection and outcomes. Roostaeian J, Pavone L, Da Lio A, Lipa J, Festekjian J, Crisera C. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Apr;127(4):1407-16.
- Assessment of advanced age as a risk factor in microvascular breast reconstruction. Chang EI, Vaca L, DaLio AL, Festekjian JH, Crisera CA. Ann Plast Surg. 2011 Sep;67(3):255-9.
- Immediate free flap reconstruction for advanced-stage breast cancer: is it safe? Crisera CA, Chang EI, Da Lio AL, Festekjian JH, Mehrara BJ. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jul;128(1):32-41.
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