Maria do Socorro da Costa Feitosa Alves

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AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of telmisartan (TELM) on inflammation, oxidation and the expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the expression RANKL/RANK/OPG in the periodontal tissue of a rat model for ligature-induced periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into five groups of(More)
The aim of this study is to determine the effects of Atorvastatin treatment, an inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, in periodontal disease. Male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into five groups of ten rats each: (1) non-ligated treatment (NL), (2) ligature only (L), (3) ligature plus 1 mg/kg Atorvastatin daily(More)
The objective of this study is to investigate the participation of inflammatory and oxidative stress mediators and the effects on the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2, MMP-9, and receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL)/receptor activator of NF-κB (RANK)/osteoprotegerin (OPG) pathway in the response to treatment with olmesartan, an(More)
AIM To assess the long-term stability of orthodontic treatment and some factors associated to posttreatment changes. METHODS Six hundred twenty-seven dental casts of 209 patients were examined with the PAR Index at pretreatment (T1), end of treatment (T2), and at long-term follow-up (T3, mean 8.5 years posttreatment). Friedman test and multiple regression(More)
This cross-sectional study aimed to compare the effects of treatment with an atypical antipsychotic drug (olanzapine or risperidone) on quality of life (QoL) and to document adverse effects in 115 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia who attended the ambulatory service of Hospital Dr. João Machado, Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Socioeconomic,(More)
The scope of this quantitative exploratory study was to evaluate the symptomatology of self-referred depression by the elderly, taking socio-demographic variables into consideration. The data collected by means of semi-structured interviews and the Abbreviated Geriatric Depression Scale involving 240 elderly residents in João Pessoa in the state of Paraíba(More)
BACKGROUND Food and nutrition education allows individuals to build knowledge and values, reframe their food practices, and develop strategies for a healthy diet. Food choices within the diet represent a determinant of individual health status. Regardless of the food quality, the consumption of calorie-dense foods does not promote better health conditions(More)
This anthropological study focuses on the experience of dental disease in the context of poverty in Northeast Brazil. For six months in 2004, ethnographic interviews, narratives, and participatory observation were conducted with 31 residents of the low-income Dendê neighborhood in Fortaleza, Ceará, and the results were analyzed using a hermeneutic-dialectic(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was aimed at analysing health workers' social representations concerning occupational risks. METHODS The study adopted a qualitative approach using social representation theory; it was carried out with doctors, nurses and dentists from a Natal/RN-BR hospital dealing with emergencies. A semi-structured interview was used for data(More)
The study aimed ar apprehending the social representations of the health users in case of hospital infection. Exploratory research with 28 health and law professionals and of a public hospital of Teresina-PI. The data were produced through the interviews and processed by the software Alceste 4.8. The hierarchical descendent analysis showed 4 classes of(More)