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OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on relieving stress-related symptoms-sleep disorders, anxiety, depression and burnout-in medical students. METHODS Eighty-two students were randomised into an EA treatment group (n=30), a sham TENS group (n=18) and an untreated control group (n=34). EA was applied at a continuous frequency of 2 Hz(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the anthropometric profile of the knee in a Brazilian population with gonarthrosis using intraoperative measurements; and to evaluate the compatibility of three implants available for total knee arthroplasty. METHODS Morphometric data were collected prospectively from 117 subjects with gonarthrosis. Six dimensions in the distal femur(More)
Osteochondral defects may progress to osteoarthritis. Many attempts have been developed to overcome this issue, including osteochondral autografts and allografts. The goal of this study was to develop a new protocol for storage of human osteochondral allografts. Osteochondral plugs were randomly allocated in the following groups: control, immediate freezing(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between patients' body mass index (BMI) and the degree of radiographic severity of knee osteoarthrosis. METHOD 117 patients with gonarthrosis were evaluated prospectively. The patients' BMI was calculated and their knee arthrosis was classified in accordance with the modified Ahlbäck criteria. Kruskal-Wallis analysis(More)
AIM To evaluate the association of the polymorphisms in the TGFB3 gene (rs2268626), and the BMP4 gene (rs17563) with dental caries in two different groups (noncleft group and oral cleft group) from a cleft center located at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 486 unrelated children and adolescents with or without caries were evaluated(More)
The radiobiocomplexes labeled with technetium-99m (Tc-99m) have been widely used in nuclear medicine in single photon emission computed tomography and in basic research. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of a Nectandra membranacea extract on the bioavailability of the sodium pertechnetate (Na(99m)TcO(4)) radiobiocomplex in rat organs. The(More)
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