Heitor Francisco de Carvalho Gomes

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of laser therapy on bone regeneration in the midpalatal anterior suture (MPAS) after surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME). METHODS Thirteen patients aged between 18 and 33 years old with maxillary transverse deficiency (> or =7.0 mm) were evaluated. All patients underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) with output power of 30 and 60 mW in the viability of a random skin flap in rats. BACKGROUND DATA Output power values in LLLT are not well defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS Controlled, single-blind experimental study. Thirty-six animals were randomly distributed into three groups: sham group(More)
Skin flap procedures are commonly used in plastic surgery. Failures can follow, leading to the necrosis of the flap. Therefore, many studies use LLLT to improve flap viability. Currently, the LED has been introduced as an alternative to LLLT. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of LLLT and LED on the viability of random skin flaps in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional capacity of obese, overweight and eutrophic women. METHODS An analytical cross study involved 90 adult women from 40 to 60 years of age, distributed in three groups: eutrophic (n=30), overweight (n=30) and obese (n=30).Patients were interviewed by means of the specific health related quality(More)
BACKGROUND Nasal deviation is a common complaint in otorhinolaryngology and plastic surgery. This condition not only causes impairment of nasal function but also affects quality of life, leading to psychological distress. The subjective assessment of quality of life, as an important aspect of outcomes research, has received increasing attention in recent(More)
BACKGROUND In plastic surgery, a causal relationship between heavy smoking and flap necrosis has been shown. The deleterious effect of nicotine in random skin flaps in rats has also been proven, being related to vasoconstriction and possibly reactive oxygen species. This study aimed to verify the capacity of dimethyl sulfoxide, an antioxidant, to block the(More)
BACKGROUND Skin flaps are extensively used in plastic surgery, the main postoperative problems being ischemia and necrosis. Nicotine has acute vasoconstrictive properties, diminishing blood flow and increasing the risk of flap necrosis. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) was effective in reducing necrosis in random skin flaps in rats.(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion on the sagittal and vertical maxillary planes. Thirty-three adult patients aged between 18 and 40 years who required surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion were included in this study. They were divided into two groups: the Haas type expander (16)(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine whether the addition of 5% calcium hydroxide to AH Plus sealer improves its biocompatibility in subcutaneous connective tissue of rats. STUDY DESIGN Thirty female rats distributed into 3 groups of 10 animals each received subcutaneous dorsal implants of silicone tubes filled with AH Plus (Group 1), AH(More)
PURPOSE Preoperative imaging evaluation may be useful for determining the position of recti abdominis muscles before their correction. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of ultrasonography to measure the width of rectus abdominis muscle diastasis. METHODS Rectus diastasis was measured by ultrasonography preoperatively in 20 females.(More)