Edja Maria Melo de Brito Costa

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UNLABELLED Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common form of cancer in children and is responsible for severe stomatologic complications. Treatment consists of four phases of chemotherapy, the main side effect of methotrexate, the drug most used during the intensification phase, is oral mucositis. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical aspects of(More)
PURPOSE This study's purpose was to histologically evaluate the repair of rat tissue after pulpotomy and covering the pulp tissue with Copaifera langsdorffi oil resin, green propolis extract, fibrin sponge and iodoform-based paste. METHODS Pulpotomies were performed in the maxillary and mandibular first molars of 21 Wistar rats (84 total teeth). The(More)
The objective of this study was to estimate the intake of toothpaste fluoride used by children aged 2 to 6 years (n=87) treated at a hospital of a medium-sized city (Campina Grande, PB) in the Northeastern region of Brazil. Data regarding sociodemographic characteristics of families and children's toothbrushing were collected from questionnaire-based(More)
BACKGROUND Limitations of antifungal agents used in the treatment of oral candidiasis, as the development of resistant strains, are known by the scientific community. In this context, the aim of this study was to evaluate the antifungal activity of thymol against Candida albicans, Candida tropicalis and Candida krusei strains and to determine its mode of(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to perform a histological analysis of the gingival mucosa in infant rats undergoing the teething process. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighteen Wistar rats between 8 and 15 days of life were distributed among three groups: group A--without teething; group B--eruption of incisors; and group C--eruption of incisors and molars.(More)
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