Lisiane Castagna

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We have retrospectively reviewed the data of 75 consecutive children diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and hospitalized in two centres. There were 51 children with GBS treated in Ankara, Turkey and 24 patients treated in Toronto, Canada. To evaluate the effect of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatment, the patients were divided into three(More)
We evaluated the efficacy and safety of orally administered bovine tracheal type II collagen (CGII) in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Twenty RA patients received 0.5 mg/day of CGII for 12 weeks. Eighteen of them had improvements in the clinical parameters studied (swollen and tender joint counts, 15-m walking time, duration of morning(More)
Sixteen consecutive patients with atrophic maxillae, who had been referred for bone augmentation using iliac bone grafting before the placement of dental implants, received a full clinical examination and underwent a CT scan before and after surgery. Linear vertical and horizontal measurements were made before and 6 months after surgery. Differences in mean(More)
To compare the effectiveness of full- and partial-mouth disinfection for halitosis control, patients were assigned to treatment with full-mouth therapy (complete scaling and root planing in one stage within 24 h) or conventional therapy in quadrants (scaling and root planing performed by quadrant over a period of 4 weeks) (n = 90 for each group). Both(More)
Aim: To compare the clinical benefit of full-mouth ultrasonic debridement against partial-mouth ultrasonic debridement in patients with chronic periodontitis up to 3 months after therapy. Materials & Methods: Sixty patients with probing pocket depth ≥ 5 mm were randomly assigned to evaluate the clinical efficacy of full-mouth ultrasonic debridement against(More)
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