Vânio Costa

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The levels of interleukin 1beta, interleukin 6, and interleukin 10 were elevated in the serum of patients with dementia. No statistically significant correlation was recorded in the interleukin levels among patients with Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Also, no significant correlation was observed in the interleukin levels in the serum and the(More)
BACKGROUND Helminth infections and allergies are diseases with intense Th2 lymphocytes participation and characterised by a high IgE and Interleukin-(IL) IL-4, IL-5 production and eosinophilia. However, helminths also induce IL-10 production, which may alter the outcome of allergic diseases in infected patients. OBJECTIVE This experimental study analyses(More)
BACKGROUND Aim of this study was to investigate the influence of gutta-percha and metallic posts on the efficiency of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in diagnosing Vertical Root Fracture (VRF). METHODS Forty-eight teeth were divided into 3 experimental and 3 control groups. The teeth of the first experimental group and the first control group(More)
After the promulgation of law 194, legalizing abortion in Italy, 455 pregnancy terminations were done at the Hospital of Saluzzo. In 98% of cases the technique used was dilatation and curettage under general anesthesia; most patients were hospitalized for 2 days; there was 1 case of uterine perforation, 2 cases of hemorrhage, and 4 cases of fever. Almost(More)