Richard Augusto Ribeiro

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Central giant-cell granulomas are benign, but occasionally aggressive, lesions that traditionally have been treated surgically. 21 cases of central giant-cell granuloma of the jaw were treated with intralesional injection of corticosteroids. The treatment protocol adopted was intralesional injection of 20mg/ml triamcinolone hexacetonide diluted in an(More)
Central giant cell lesion is an uncommon benign jaw lesion, with uncertain aetiology, and variable clinical behaviour. Studies of molecular markers may help to understand the nature and behaviour of this lesion, and eventually may represent a target for pharmacological approaches to treatment. The aim of this study was to analyse the expression of(More)
Seventeen patients with a mean age of 7.33 (range 2.7-12.7) years with Rett syndrome (a progressive neurological disorder that occurs mainly in females) were evaluated for oral manifestations and habits. The most frequent habits were digit/hand sucking and/or biting (17/17), bruxism (14/17), mouth breathing (7/17), drooling (5/17), and tongue thrusting(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The urinary concentration of the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (uMCP-1) chemokine is increased in several proteinuric and/or inflammatory renal diseases. In the present study, we evaluated the association between uMCP-1 and renal function, proteinuria, glomerular and interstitial macrophage infiltration, and renal fibrosis in patients(More)
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