Philippe P. Hujoel

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OBJECTIVE To determine the long-term safety and benefit of a new intraoral bone conduction device (SoundBite Hearing System by Sonitus Medical) for single-sided deafness (SSD). STUDY DESIGN A multi-center, controlled, nonrandomized, prospective unblinded study of SSD patients wearing the device over a 6-month period. SETTINGS Ambulatory care centers(More)
BACKGROUND The thyroid is among the more radiosensitive organs in the body. The goal of this study was twofold: (1) to evaluate age-related changes in what is exposed to ionizing radiation in the neck area, and (2) to assess thyroid shield presence in cephalometric radiographs METHODS Cephalometric radiographs at one academic setting were sampled and neck(More)
OBJECTIVE Compare GHb among people with diabetes who have and have not received periodontal care. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS This cross-sectional study linked 5 years of electronic medical record and dental insurance data for dually insured patients with diabetes, ages 40-70 years (n = 5,103). We assessed the association between annual mean GHb (%) and(More)
In the past 10 to 12 years, there have been several statistical issues identified in periodontal research which require and have generated non-standard or new statistical approaches. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of these issues and approaches. Three general categories of issues are described: (i) statistical methods for detecting when(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the hypothesis that retinopathies are indicative of systemic microvascular injury. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The only U.S. national survey assessing microvascular hemorrhaging at two distinct anatomical sites was the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994). The systemic microvascular injury hypothesis was(More)
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