Rachel Ellinger

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One hundred thirty-seven V.A. patients were randomized to one of three treatment groups to evaluate the efficacy of biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) ceramic in the treatment of periodontal osseous defects. This material was tested against both autogenous bone implant and open flap curettage procedures. Baseline probing attachment level, Navy plaque index,(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of resorbable collagen membranes in guided tissue regeneration. The study participants were 38 adults with moderate to advanced periodontitis. Each patient had at least one Class II furcation defect which could serve as either a test or control tooth. The cases were randomized prior to selection, so(More)
Data from three different sources of periodontal patients were collected and examined to find if there was a significant difference between these groups relative to the prevalence of medical problems. Data were evaluated to show if age and sex were significantly related to the existence of medical problems and to determine which problems were the most(More)
A patient with a known history of diffuse large cell histiocytic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the neck and left parotid gland presented with acute right maxillary odontogenic pain and swelling. Following endodontic treatment of the nonvital maxillary right second molar, minor masticatory discomfort persisted in the sextant but a dental etiology could not be(More)
Since Parkinson's Disease (PD) primarily affects older people, a majority of PD patients have age-related hearing loss (HL) that will worsen over time. The goal of this study was to assess peripheral and central auditory functions in a population of PD patients and compare the results with a group of age-matched control subjects. Study participants included(More)