Fabrício Bitú Sousa

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PURPOSE The aim of this prospective observational study was to evaluate the incidence of postoperative bleeding after dental extraction in candidates for liver transplantation and the efficacy of the association of tranexamic acid and absorbable hemostatic sponges. PATIENTS AND METHODS All individuals referred for oral health evaluation requiring(More)
INTRODUCTION Oral anticoagulants are widely prescribed drugs. Interruption of anticoagulant therapy prior to oral surgery has been an issue of great controversy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of bleeding complications after dental extractions in patients on anticoagulant therapy (warfarin) in whom different local hemostatic methods(More)
There are few studies on pediatric oral pathologies in the literature. This study presents data from a review of 2,356 biopsies of young patients (birth to 14 years) received over 15 years (1985-2000) in the Oral Pathology Service at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Information about patients (sex, age, race) and histopathological diagnosis was(More)
Erythema multiforme is an acute mucocutaneous disorder, characterized by varying degrees of blistering and ulceration. We report a case of recurrent herpes-associated erythema multiforme managed with prophylactic acyclovir. An 11-year-old boy had lesions in the oral cavity and lips, which had been diagnosed as erythema multiforme minor. Four months later,(More)
BACKGROUND Oral bacteria have been detected in atherosclerotic plaques at a variable frequency; however, the connection between oral health and vascular and oral bacterial profiles of patients with vascular disease is not clearly established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of oral bacterial DNA in the mouth and atherosclerotic plaques,(More)
Oral cancer is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, and has a poor prognosis. This has encouraged additional studies into factors that may affect the development of this disease. The biological behavior of malignant neoplasms is complex. Studies have investigated the energy metabolism of tumor cells, in an endeavor to elucidate the tumor biology.(More)
Primary cardiac angiosarcoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor. Distant metastases are common at the time of diagnosis but have never been reported in the jaw. A 45-year-old female patient with primary cardiac angiosarcoma was referred for dental care due to pain in the mandibular alveolar ridge. Oral examination revealed a red-violet lesion that was(More)
PURPOSE To establish an experimental model of traumatic ulcer in rat cheek mucosa for utilization in future alternative therapy studies. METHODS A total of 60 adult male rats (250 - 300g) were used. Ulceration of the left cheek mucosa was provoked by abrasion using a nº 15 scalpel blade. The animals were observed for 10 days, during which they were(More)
The mortality rate associated with oral cancer is estimated at approximately 12,300 deaths per year, and the survival rate is only 40% to 50% for diagnosed patients and is closely related to the duration of time between disease perception and its diagnosis and treatment. Socioeconomic risk factors are determinants of the incidence and mortality related to(More)
BACKGROUND Some authors have shown that tongue lesions represent an important segment of oral mucosal lesions group, with prevalence varying among epidemiologic studies from different countries. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of tongue lesions in a Brazilian population. METHODS A collaborative study was conducted using(More)