Emanuela T Silva

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The aim of this study was to identify factors influencing edentulous patients' preferences for treatment using conventional or implant dentures (ID). A consecutive sample of 112 patients was selected in a university facility. All patients responded to a questionnaire concerning preferences about treatment and factors influencing preferences for conventional(More)
BACKGROUND Exercise under hypoxic conditions represents an additional stress in relation to exercise in normoxia. Hypoxia induces oxidative stress and inflammation as mediated through tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α release that might be exacerbated through exercise. In addition, vitamin E supplementation might attenuate oxidative stress and inflammation(More)
Infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is increasing among women. After the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), a decrease occurred in the mortality rate, which now seems to have stabilized. One of the consequences of this current situation is that more and more HIV-infected women are now reaching menopause. Therefore,(More)
The aim of the study was to explore partially edentulous patients' reasons for choosing or refusing prosthodontic treatment with removable partial dentures (RPD), fixed partial dentures (FPD) and implant partial dentures (IPD). Clinical and oral health-related quality of life measures were collected from 165 partially edentulous patients undergoing(More)
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