Paulo Tadeu de Souza Figueiredo

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OBJECTIVE To verify whether fractal dimensions (FD) on the mandibular trabecular and cortical bone and mandibular cortical width (MCW) differ between patients with normal bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis. STUDY DESIGN In this retrospective study, 133 dental panoramic radiographs from men aged >60 years and postmenopausal women with a bone(More)
The aim of this study was to compare clinical staging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) staging for oral cancer, and to assess inter-observer agreement between oral and medical radiologists. A total of 10 patients diagnosed with oral cancer were assessed before treatment. A head and neck surgeon performed clinical TNM staging. Two medical radiologists(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to test for correlations of 7 panoramic radiomorphometric indices with lumbar spine and hip bone mineral densities (BMDs) and to test the accuracy of these indices for predicting osteoporosis and a T-score < or =-2.0. STUDY DESIGN Mandibular cortical indices, simple visual estimations of cortical widths, mental and antegonial(More)
This paper reviews the main aspects involved in the bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaws and report its occurrence in a 82-year-old man, who had received long-term treatment with zoledronate to manage bone metastases due to prostate cancer. The clinical aspects and the treatment are presented. Computerized tomography contributed to a more(More)
Objectives. This paper offers a critical review of published information on the imaging strategies used for diagnosing bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) in patients taking intravenous bisphosphonates, pointing at the different methodologies and results of existing literature. Methods. Electronic literature search was performed in(More)
To compare cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and microtomography (micro-CT) for alveolar bone measurements. Forty teeth and alveolar bone blocks of five pigs were scanned on a micro-CT with a 9.05 μm pixel size, and on a CBCT device at 0.125 mm voxel size. One height and four thickness measurements were performed twice in standardized slices by two(More)
BACKGROUND F-Fluoro-Deoxy-Glucose Positron Emission Tomography with Computed Tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) may be a powerful tool to predict treatment outcome. We aimed to review the effectiveness of F-FDG PET/CT in the assessment of early response to induction chemotherapy (IC) in patients with advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Cancer (HNSCC) without(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim was to verify the concordance of CT evaluation among four radiologists (two oral and maxillofacial and two medical radiologists) at the TN (tumour/node) stage and in the follow-up of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer patients. The study also compared differences between clinical and CT examinations in determining the TN stage. (More)
Collecting buccal cell DNA has a number of advantages in terms of practicality and technical quality when employed for detecting human papillomavirus (HPV), arguably an important etiological factor for head and neck carcinomas. The objective of the present study was to assess oropharyngeal mucosa brushing as an effective method for collecting DNA samples(More)