Aroldo Paiva Ferreira Braga Filho

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OBJECTIVE Treatment of breast cancer is usually associated with significant psychological stress. In this study, we examined the effects of relaxation and visualization therapy (RVT) on psychological distress, cortisol levels, and immunological parameters of breast cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. METHODS Participants were randomly assigned to(More)
Radiation therapy is routinely prescribed for high-grade malignant gliomas. However, the efficacy of this therapeutic modality is often limited by the occurrence of radioresistance, reflected as a diminished susceptibility of the irradiated cells to undergo apoptosis. Heat-shock proteins (Hsps) synthesis can be increased by cellular insults, such as(More)
AIM To evaluate the early and delayed effects of fractioned teletherapy (radiotherapy) on the dental pulps of rats using Co(60). METHODOLOGY In group 1 - rats (n = 15) were subjected to fractioned teletherapy by 30 daily sessions fractioned in doses of 200 cGy day(-1), totaling 60 Gy and the rats were killed immediately after the final dose of(More)
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