Margruetta B Hall

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Changing the dissection technique for gaining access to the temporomandibular joint decreased the incidence of facial nerve injury from 25% to 1.7%. This decrease can be attributed to the elimination of both development of a skin flap and dissection of tissue overlying the lateral capsule. Normal anatomic variation in the distribution of facial nerve(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether participation in culturally appropriate, community-developed, health education programs addressing organ/tissue donation and preventing the need for transplantation, is an effective strategy for contributing to sustained behavior change among members of minority population groups. Within 15 target cities,(More)
The National Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program (MOTTEP) evaluated the effects of a community-implemented health education program for adult members of minority population groups to affect attitude, knowledge, and intent to change behavior. In addition, this study represents 1 of the first major initiatives to formally address prevention as(More)
Fifty patients diagnosed with TMJ internal derangement, myalgia, and headaches, who had not responded well to nonsurgical management and subsequently underwent TMJ surgery, were retrospectively evaluated. The patients were mailed a survey asking them to evaluate the following symptoms: joint pain, joint noise, facial muscle pain, cervical and shoulder(More)
Light microscopy was used to examine twenty-six specimens of bilaminar zone tissue excised during surgery for correction of internal derangement of the temporamandibular joint. Each of the specimens was examined for the presence of inflammation, amount of vascularity, arterial wall thickness, presence of fat, appearance of collagen, and amount of elastin(More)
BACKGROUND A rural community-academic partnership was developed in 1997 between the Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center (ESAHEC) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine's (UMSOM) Office of Policy and Planning (OPP). The model supports partnered research, bidirectional interactions, and community and health professional education. (More)
Conical devices placed in the alveolar ridge after tooth extraction have been used clinically for several years to maintain the ridge morphology. In this way, the bone atrophy which occurs after extractions is minimized, and denture fit and function are enhanced. A system using such cones made from Bioglass (registered trademark of the University of(More)