Laura Harris Miller

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The goal of this study was to evaluate the incidence and severity of the complications that occur after connective tissue grafts are used. Five hundred consecutively treated patients, for whom connective tissue grafts were used for root coverage or gingival augmentation, were included in this study. Complications did occur, but the rates and intensities(More)
BACKGROUND An association between HIV and invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) has been suggested by several previous studies but has not been fully described in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy in the United States. OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk for IMD and death in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in New York City (NYC) and the(More)
Patients with hip osteoarthritis demonstrate limited range of motion, muscle weakness, and altered biomechanics; however, few studies have evaluated the relationships between physical impairments and movement asymmetries. The purpose of this study was to identify the physical impairments related to movement abnormalities in patients awaiting total hip(More)
HYPOTHESIS Molecular genetic testing is useful to differentiate otosclerosis from syndromic stapes ankylosis. BACKGROUND Congenital stapes ankylosis is genetically heterogeneous. Mutations in the NOG gene are known to be associated with a variety of rare stapes ankylosis syndromes including stapes ankylosis with broad thumbs and toes, multiple synostoses(More)
BACKGROUND Sex differences have been described in a number of pulmonary diseases. However, the impact of ozone exposure followed by pneumonia infection on sex-related survival and macrophage function have not been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ozone exposure differentially affects: 1) survival of male and female mice infected(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to determine the rate and the cause of displacement of CT power-injectable peripherally inserted central catheters (CT-PICCs) during contrast material and saline flush injection and to modify CT-scanning protocols to decrease the frequency of displacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the laboratory setting, in vitro(More)
2′ Deoxycoformycin is a new chemotherapeutic agent with promising application in lymphoblastic leukemias. Previous Phase I trials have not indicated potential for pulmonary toxicity. We wish to report a case of respiratory failure presenting with sudden onset of severe hypoxia, tachypnea, and rapid evolution of diffuse alveolar infiltrates and pleural(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple variations on the subepithelial connective tissue graft have been shown to produce good clinical results. The goal of this study was to compare three variations in the treatment of recession on mandibular incisors. METHODS An a priori analysis was done to determine the sample size. Three groups of patients received root coverage(More)