Miguel F Lima

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OBJECTIVE In this study we evaluated the effects of sodium hyaluronate (HY) in the healing process of tooth sockets of rats. DESIGN Immediately after the extraction of the upper first molars of male Holtzman rats, right sockets were treated with 1% HY gel (approximately 0.1 ml), while left sockets were used as control (blood clot). The animals were(More)
4054 Background: A Phase II trial to evaluate neoadjuvant (NAD) and adjuvant (AD) combination chemotherapy (CT) without radiation therapy (RT), for Stage III esophageal adenocarcinoma. METHODS Stage III disease by CAT scan or EUS and ECOG performance status 0-1. The CT cycles included Cisplatin, Taxol, FUDR and Leucovorin. The chemotherapy was given for(More)
4147 Background: Patients (Pts) with localized esophageal carcinoma were evaluated for toxicity, operative mortality/morbidity, and overall survivorship in a regimen that did NOT contain radiation therapy. METHODS Pts with T3N1M0 esophageal carcinoma confirmed by endoscopic ultrasound and CAT scan were eligible for this study. Our therapy consisted of(More)
Objective: Fixed implant-supported rehabilitation of the posterior maxilla is a challenge to dental professionals. Limitations of technique and material have established wrong concepts, especially with regard to bone classification. For instance, the concept of poor-quality bone has been associated with high rates of therapeutic failure because of implants(More)
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