Deborah Maier

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OBJECTIVE Graft hypertrophy is a major complication seen in autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) with a periosteal flap. We present the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) classification for periosteal hypertrophy including a grading of clinical symptoms and the surgical consequences. METHODS One hundred and two patients with isolated chondral(More)
OBJECTIVES To study prospectively the attitudes and behaviors of heterosexual couples undergoing donor insemination. DESIGN Couples undergoing donor insemination completed psychological questionnaires before treatment regarding psychiatric symptoms, self-esteem, marital adjustment, and their attitudes about privacy or disclosure. PARTICIPANTS Forty-one(More)
Reports were based on 23 lesbian couples seeking therapeutic donor insemination (TDI). Seventeen single women and 14 heterosexual couples with known infertility, due to vasectomy, were recipient controls. No group differences were found on self-esteem, psychiatric symptomatology or dyadic adjustment, except that lesbians reported greater dyadic cohesion(More)
OBJECTIVE To survey a sample of couples who had completed therapeutic donor insemination (TDI) regarding several psychological variables. DESIGN Couples who had conceived through TDI in the past 7 years completed a retrospective survey. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-five of seventy couples returned completed questionnaires. MEASURES Demographic questionnaire,(More)
There has been some controversy surrounding the use of donor insemination (DI) for single women. The purpose of the present study was to compare psychological characteristics of married versus single women who were DI recipients. A total of 17 single women and 17 married women completed psychological questionnaires regarding psychiatric symptomatology,(More)
The P3 component of a visual event related potential (ERP) was studied for five consecutive weeks in six women with normal menstrual cycles. Serum concentrations of luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2) and progesterone were studied during the same period. Increases in P3 amplitude, although nonsignificant, were noted in the week preceding onset of(More)
Heterotopic ossification is a frequent and potentially disastrous complication of acute spinal cord injury. Pathogenesis and etiology are not well described, initial clinical symptoms are uncharacteristic, specific laboratory findings do not exist. Between March 1997 and May 2000 all 290 patients admitted to our facility with acute spinal cord injury(More)
OBJECTIVE Because of the psychologically demanding nature of infertility treatment, it has been recommended that psychological services be made available to infertile patients. However, no specific guidelines for the scope or usage of those services has been proposed. Our objective was to formulate guidelines to be used at our institution to provide(More)