Christian Evangelista Garcia

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Few studies have investigated smoking as a risk factor for root canal treatment. We studied the effect of smoking on the incidence of root canal treatment, controlling for recognized risk factors, in 811 dentate male participants in the VA Dental Longitudinal Study. Participants were not VA patients. Follow-up ranged from 2 to 28 years. Root canal treatment(More)
The shortage in cadaveric donor livers is pushing the transplant centers to expand the pool by using "marginal" donors. Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) remains an important indication for transplantation. We conducted a retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data in a well-defined group of patients with PBC where 301 consecutive donor-PBC(More)
Table 1 Allele frequency and genotype distribution in patients with and without spontaneous dyskinesia, and control subjects No. Age Allele frequency Genotype distribution Mean (SD) Allele 1 Allele 2 11 12 22 % (No.) % (No.) % (No.) % (No.) % (No.) in genotype distribution. The 2-2 genotype was present in three out of 26 patients with dyskinesia (11.5%) vs(More)
Data from 141 Brazilian male alcoholics were investigated with the objective of further exploring the heterogeneity of alcoholism and to replicate previous studies. A set of seven variables was studied by different cluster analyses to test hypotheses with two, three, and four groups. The results suggested that the best solution showed three groups of(More)
The aim of this study performed at the Liver Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, is to assess posttransplantation alcohol consumption and identify risk factors associated with recidivism. This retrospective case-control study used a self-report questionnaire to assess pretransplantation and posttransplantation drinking, and a retrospective(More)
The aim of this work was to compare the in vitro effects of levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin on pre-formed biofilms and planktonic populations of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia isolates from device-associated infections recovered over the period 2004-2008 at a university hospital in Argentina. For planktonic susceptibility studies, the minimum inhibitory(More)
AIM To analyze the role of rs12979860 and rs8099917 polymorphisms in hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection of Brazilians. METHODS A total of 145 adult patients diagnosed with genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C (CHC) who had completed a 48-wk regimen of pegylated-interferon α-2a or -2b plus ribavirin combination therapy were recruited from six large(More)
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was coined in 1980 to describe pathological and clinical features of non-alcoholic disease associated with pathological features, commonly seen in alcoholic-liver disease itself. It is now a well-recognised cause of end-stage liver disease and a rare cause of orthotopic liver transplantation. A small number of cases(More)