Ana Cristina Oliveira

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BACKGROUND Traumatic dental injury (TDI) could have physical and psychosocial consequences for children. Thus, it is important to measure the impact of TDI on the quality of life of children (QoL). The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between treated/untreated TDI and the impact on the quality of life of 11-to-14-year-old(More)
BACKGROUND The need to evaluate the impact of oral health has led to the development of instruments for measuring oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL). One such instrument is the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ(11-14)), developed specifically for 11-to-14-year-old children. As this questionnaire was considered long (37 items), shorter forms were(More)
This study aimed was to test the association between quality of life and edentulism among elderly individuals in a city in southeastern Brazil. This cross-sectional study was carried out with 163 individuals aged 60 years or older, functionally independent and non-institutionalized. Data were collected with a questionnaire and oral examination. The(More)
Computational grids are an infrastructure to aggregate computing power to support and improve performance of parallel applications. Some of them evolved in the sense of forming free-to-join communities over the Internet and became peer-to-peer (P2P) grids. One of the main problems associated with users freely joining and leaving grid communities is that(More)
Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) is a branch of cloud computing that provides support to "query the Web". Due to its ultrahigh scale, it is important establish rules for pricing resources, and guidelines for infrastructure investments. Those decisions should prioritize the compliance with SLA requirements, minimizing the incidence of agreement breaches that(More)
Acknowledgements I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my dissertation chairman, Ross Jennings, for all his guidance and patience. I also thank the remaining members of my committee for their helpful comments: Senyo Tse. This dissertation has also benefited from being discussed at a brown bag and a colloquium of the accounting department and from(More)
Cloud computing services are accessible from anywhere and used worldwide. There is plenty of information about concepts, architecture and models to deploy cloud systems. On the other hand, there is a lack of standardized information about utilization, contracts, and main performance metrics demanded by cloud services. Those data are usually private,(More)
Cognitive deficits are observed in a variety of domains in patients with bipolar disorder (BD). These deficits are attributed to neurobiological, functional and structural brain factors, particularly in prefrontal cortex. Furthermore, cortical alterations in each phase (mania/hypomania, euthymia and depression) are also present. A growing basis of evidence(More)