Luciene Cristina de Figueiredo

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AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and microbiological effects of scaling and root planing (SRP) alone or combined with metronidazole (MTZ) and amoxicillin (AMX) in the treatment of subjects with generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP). MATERIALS AND METHODS A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial was(More)
BACKGROUND Despite several investigations suggesting that obesity is a risk indicator for periodontitis, little is known about the effect of obesity on periodontal treatment response. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of scaling and root planing (SRP) on clinical parameters and circulating levels of leptin and adiponectin in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to compare the microbial composition of supra- and subgingival biofilm in subjects with and without peri-implantitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-four subjects (mean age 48.9 +/- 13.51 years) with at least one implant restored and functional for at least 2 years were assigned to two groups: a peri-implantitis group(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the levels of osteoclastogenesis-related factors (soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappa B ligand [sRANKL] and osteoprotegerin [OPG]) in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) from subjects with poorly and well-controlled type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis before and after periodontal therapy. (More)
AIM This study evaluated the effects of scaling and root planing (SRP) on gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and serum levels of adipokines in patients with chronic periodontitis (CP) with or without obesity. METHODS Twenty patients with obesity and 20 patients without obesity, all with CP, received SRP. Serum and GCF levels of resistin, adiponectin, leptin,(More)
BACKGROUND This study compares the levels of cytokines and bone-related factors in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of systemically healthy patients with chronic periodontitis (CP); and better-controlled, and poorly controlled patients with type 2 diabetes and CP. METHODS Thirty-seven patients with type 2 diabetes and CP and 20 systemically healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and microbiological effects of mechanical anti-infective therapies for mucositis and peri-implantitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Subjects with at least one dental implant were assigned to healthy (n=10), mucositis (n=12) or peri-implantitis (n=13) groups. Implants with mucositis or peri-implantitis(More)
AIM To assess the failure and bone-to-implant contact rate of dental implants placed on osteoporotic subjects. METHODS Extensive examination strategies were created to classify studies for this systematic review. MEDLINE (via PubMed) and EMBASE database were examined for studies in English up to and including May 2014. The examination presented a(More)
AIM To evaluate the clinical effects of the adjunctive use of metronidazole (MTZ) and amoxicillin (AMX) in the treatment of generalized aggressive periodontitis (GAgP). METHODS Thirty subjects were randomly assigned to receive scaling and root planing (SRP) alone or combined with MTZ (400 mg/TID) and AMX (500 mg/TID) for 14 days. Subjects were clinically(More)
AIM To evaluate the effects of the adjunctive use of metronidazole (MTZ) or MTZ + amoxicillin (AMX) in the treatment of generalized chronic periodontitis (ChP). A secondary aim was to examine a possible added effect of chlorhexidine to these therapies. METHODS One hundred and eighteen subjects received scaling and root planing (SRP) only or with MTZ [400(More)