Nívea Maria de Freitas

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PURPOSE The present study investigates the association between a specific polymorphism in the tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha gene, consisting of allele 2 of TNF-alpha-308, and peri-implant bone loss following prosthetic reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS This case-control study included 36 patients (20 women, 16 men; mean age 46 years) who had used(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify and compare the presence of HCMV and EBV-1 in subgingival plaque, unstimulated saliva and peripheral blood of patients with chronic periodontitis. Forty patients diagnosed with chronic periodontitis (mean age, 41.7 years) were recruited. Unstimulated saliva, subgingival plaque and peripheral blood were collected(More)
A randomized clinical trial was conducted to investigate the effect of a 0.5% chlorhexidine (CHX) gel on dental plaque superinfecting microorganisms in mentally handicapped patients. Thirty inmates from the institution “Casas André Luiz” were assigned to either test group (CHX gel, n = 15) or control group (placebo gel, n = 15). The gel was administered(More)
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