P. H. Souza

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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the presence of the periodontal pathogens that form the red complex (Tannerella forsythia, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Treponema denticola) and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in patients with chronic periodontitis. The sample consisted of 29 patients with a clinical and radiographic diagnosis of chronic(More)
17136 Background: Platinum-based chemotherapy (PtCT) is the standard 1st-line treatment for advanced stage NSCLC patients. Nearly all patients (pts) that respond to 1st-line CT will relapse and some of them will be candidates for 2nd-line CT. There is no consensus definition of sensitive or resistant pts to PtCT and there are conflicting results about the(More)
The northern region of Brazil produces a large number of sheep, with Pará being the largest sheep breeding state in the region. In the Amazon region, livestock production is a challenge due to the high diversity of pathogens affecting humans and animals. Defensins are antimicrobial peptides acting as a first barrier against micro-organisms and present high(More)
In the present study, we compared the performance of a ThinPrep cytological method with the conventional Papanicolaou test for diagnosis of cytopathological changes, with regard to unsatisfactory results achieved at the Central Public Health Laboratory of the State of Pernambuco. A population-based, cross-sectional study was performed with women aged 18 to(More)
The heart rate (HR) and its variability, known as Heart Rate Variability (HRV), are indispensable measurements for cardiorespiratory monitoring, recognition and quantification of emotions, detection of abnormalities, and heart disease control. In general, the acquisition systems for HR and HRV require a contact area for sensor's installation and(More)
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