Paulo Sérgio da Silva Santos

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OBJECTIVE To investigate prevalence of invasive candidiasis in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and to evaluate oral diseases and Candida spp. colonization in low birth weight preterm newborns. METHODS A descriptive epidemiological study performed in two stages. First, prevalence of candidiasis was analyzed in a database of 295 preterm patients admitted to(More)
To perform a systematic review of the literature on the control of oral biofilms and the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia, in addition to assessing and classifying studies as to the grade of recommendation and level of evidence. The review was based on PubMed, LILACS, and Scopus databases, from January 1st, 2000 until December 31st, 2012. Studies(More)
The term noma is used to describe a spreading, invasive gangrene with edema of the face which starts as an ulcer of the mucous membrane and extends from in outwardly, rapidly perforating and destroying soft tissues and bone and almost always rapidly fatal. The disease occurs mainly in children from deprived areas with low levels of hygiene. Cases of(More)
Sažetak Nodularna leukoplakija je nehomogeni oblik oralne leukoplakije obično s bijelom bradavičastom, nodularnom, ulceriranom ili eritematoznom (crvenkastom) površinom s velikim rizikom od pre-tvorbe u malignu tvorbu u usporedbi s homogenim oblikom. Najčešće zahvaća komisure usnica, obraznu sluznicu i meko nepce. Često je povezana s epitelnom displazijom(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a tongue cleaner in the removal of tongue biofilm in mechanically ventilated patients. METHODS Tongue biofilm and tracheal secretion samples were collected from a total of 50 patients: 27 in the study group (SG) who were intubated or tracheostomized under assisted ventilation and treated with the tongue cleaner(More)
UNLABELLED The side effects of chemotherapy on the lips may cause esthetic and functional impact and increase the risk of infection. HPA Lanolin® is an option for supportive therapy because it has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and moisturizing properties. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of this product in the prevention of lip alterations in a(More)
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