Leonardo Araújo Mello

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BACKGROUND Elevated liver enzymes are infrequent in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection undergoing chronic hemodialysis (HD), suggesting that the alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is a poor predictor of hepatocellular damage in this population. OBJECTIVE To establish a more appropriate cut-off value of ALT to identify biochemical activity due to(More)
INTRODUCTION Keratocystic odontogenic tumours raise particular interest, because of their high recurrence rate and association with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical and histopathological features of all cases diagnosed as keratocystic odontogenic tumour in a Brazilian population. METHODS A total of 64 keratocystic(More)
BACKGROUND Ameloblastomas and keratocystic odontogenic tumors (KOTs) are lesions that are characterized by locally invasive growth and cause extensive bone destruction. In addition, it is known that E-cadherin influences the adhesion of Langerhans cells (LCs) to keratinocytes. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS The aim of this study was to investigate, using(More)
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