Marina Helena Cury Gallottini de Magalhães

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Patients who undergo hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) frequently experience gastrointestinal toxicity as a result of their preparative regimen. The most frequent manifestation is oral mucositis (OM) and diarrhea. We studied the effects of oral care prior to HSCT on the severity of OM. Seventy patients suffering from hematologic malignancies(More)
We compared the immunoexpression of 5 myoepithelial cell (MEC) markers (alpha-smooth-muscle actin, calponin, h-caldesmon, vimentin, and S-100-protein) using 16 pleomorphic adenomas (PA), 15 adenoid cystic carcinomas (ACC), and 3 epithelial-myoepithelial carcinomas (EMC) of salivary glands. The alpha-smooth-muscle actin was useful for identification of MECs,(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-DNA in the oral mucosa of renal transplant patients and observe the efficacy of mouth rinses with phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) to eliminate EBV present in the saliva. Lingual, gingival, and buccal cytobrushings were obtained from normal oral mucosa of 10 renal(More)
BACKGROUND The number of older adults with HIV is increasing. The authors conducted a retrospective study to determine the prevalence of selected comorbidities that may affect the delivery of oral health care to this population. METHODS The authors reviewed the charts of 162 patients with HIV who were 50 years or older who had sought dental treatment from(More)
The objective was to investigate two cases of solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) of oral mucosa, emphasizing the differential diagnosis with one case of oral hemangiopericytoma (HPC), in terms of their morphological and immunohistochemical features. Solitary fibrous tumors showed cellularity and collagenization varying from area to area, focal perivascular(More)
Rett syndrome (RS) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by developmental arrest of parts of the brain. It is an X chromosome-linked condition which affects females almost exclusively. Recent reports have been generated concerning the multidisciplinary management of individuals exhibiting Rett syndrome. The aim of the present report was to provide(More)
AIM The objective of this study was to compare the frequency of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in subgingival plaque, saliva and peripheral blood of HIV-positive and-negative patients with periodontal disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty HIV-positive subjects (23 with gingivitis, 27 with(More)
AIM This study evaluated the effect of acupuncture on salivary flow rates in patients with radiation-induced xerostomia. METHODS Twelve patients with severe xerostomia were treated with acupuncture after radiation therapy. The baseline data were obtained preceding acupuncture treatment, and used as reference values. Acupuncture was performed in 12(More)
Leiomyosarcoma of the oral cavity is a very rare tumor associated with aggressive clinical behavior and low survival. In this paper, we report 2 cases of leiomyosarcoma, affecting the gingival mucosa of a 54-year-old female and the maxillary bone of a 63-year-old male. Histologically, the tumors were composed of variably oriented fascicles of spindle-shaped(More)
A previously unreported case of Barber-Say syndrome is described with special attention to dental manifestations. A 7-year-old female with multiple congenital anomalies such mammary gland hypoplasia, hypertrichosis, ectropion, and redundant skin was seen at the School of Dentistry of the University of São Paulo. Oral examination revealed macrostomia, broad(More)