Sérgio de Melo Alves-Junior

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OBJECTIVE Keratocystic odontogenic tumor (KOT) is an odontogenic neoplasm that shows aggressive clinical behavior and local invasiveness. Invadopodia are actin-rich cellular protrusions exhibiting proteolytic pericellular activity, thereby inducing focal invasion in neoplastic cells and increasing neoplasms aggressiveness. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate(More)
PURPOSE Facial fractures are an important health problem worldwide that can cause temporary or permanent disability and an economic burden. Identifying the risk factors associated with facial fractures is a valuable tool to create preventive public health strategies. This study evaluated the epidemiologic profile of facial fractures in northern Brazil. (More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the oral carriage of Candida spp in patients infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the possible correlation with clinical characteristics. STUDY DESIGN Mucosal swab samples collected from 246 patients who were infected by HIV, did not have oral candidiasis, and were being treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy(More)
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