Rafael Tomaz Gomes

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Denture stomatitis presents as a chronic disease in denture-bearing patients, especially under maxillary prosthesis. Despite the existence of a great number of antifungal agents, treatment failure is observed frequently. Propolis, a natural bee product, possesses well-documented antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. The purpose of this study was to(More)
This study evaluated the susceptibility of oral pathogenic microorganisms Candida albicans, Streptococcus mutans, Staphylococcus aureus, and Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans to Brazilian medicinal plant extracts of Schinus terebinthifolius (aroeira), Croton campestris (velame), Lafoensia pacari (pacari), Centaurium erythraea (centáurea),(More)
The objective of this phase II study was to determine the effectiveness of a mucoadhesive propolis gel in the prevention of radiation-induced oral mucositis. Twenty-four patients who were selected to undergo radiation therapy for oral cancer were included in this open-label trial. They were advised to use a mucoadhesive gel containing propolis 5,0% w/v(More)
Propolis has been shown to exibit in vitro antimicrobial activity against periodontal pathogens. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Brazilian Green Propolis Gel (BGPG) for the treatment of patients diagnosed with gingivitis and Chronic Periodontitis (CP). Four patients, 1 male (36 years) and 3 females (42, 46, 51 years) with dental(More)
Sympathetic blocks have been indicated for the diagnosis and treatment of painful neuropathic conditions, such as herpes zoster (HZ) and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). The purpose of this article is to report a case of mandibular HZ and PHN in an HIV-positive patient, and discuss the efficacy of sympathetic nerve blocks for pain relief and prevention of PHN.
Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, infective endocarditis still shows considerable morbidity and mortality rates. The dermatological examination in patients with suspected infective endocarditis may prove very useful, as it might reveal suggestive abnormalities of this disease, such as Osler's nodes and Janeway lesions. Osler's nodes are painful,(More)
a Departamento de Clínica, Patologia e Cirurgia Odontológicas, Faculdade de Odontologia, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil b Curso de Medicina, Faculdade de Medicina, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil c Departamento de Microbiologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, UFMG, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil d Departamento de Diagnóstico Oral, Faculdade de Odontologia(More)
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