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J. appl. oral sci ; 31: e20230133, 2023. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS-Express | LILACS | ID: biblio-1514409


Abstract Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is characterized by bone exposure for more than eight weeks in patients who have used or been treated with antiresorptive or antiangiogenic drugs, without a history of radiation therapy or metastatic diseases in the jaws. Obesity is associated with changes in periodontal tissues and oral microbiota that are linked to bone alterations. This study aimed to analyze the influence of obesity on the development of bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis. The experiment randomly and simply divided 24 male Wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus) into four groups: healthy, with osteonecrosis, obese, and obese with osteonecrosis (n=6 per group). Osteonecrosis was induced through weekly intraperitoneal injection for eight weeks at a dose of 250 µg/kg of zoledronic acid in a 4 mg/5 mL solution, combined with trauma (exodontia). Obesity was induced through a high glycaemic index diet. Each group was qualitatively and quantitatively evaluated regarding the development of models and pathological anatomy of the lesions. The results were expressed in mean percentage and standard deviation and statistically analyzed using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) followed by Tukey's post-hoc test, with a significance level of 5% (p<0.05) to establish differences found between the groups. Animals in the osteonecrosis group and the obese with osteonecrosis group presented larger necrosis areas (averages: 172.83±18,19 µm2 and 290.33±15,77 µm2, respectively) (p<0,0001). Bone sequestration, hepatic steatosis, and increased adipocyte size were observed in the obese group (average: 97.75±1.91 µm2) and in the obese with osteonecrosis group (average: 98.41±1.56 µm2), indicating greater tissue damage in these groups (p<0,0001). All parameters analyzed (through histological, morphometric, and murinometric analyses) increased for the obese and obese with osteonecrosis groups, suggesting a possible influence of obesity on the results. However, further studies are needed to confirm the role of obesity in the possible exacerbation of osteonecrosis and understand the underlying mechanisms.

Psicol. soc. (Online) ; 35: e277140, 2023. tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS-Express | LILACS, INDEXPSI | ID: biblio-1521406


Resumo Esta pesquisa intencionou compreender como, a partir dos relatos narrativos (auto)biográficos de três docentes negras do ensino superior público, implodem-se saberes e fazeres que decolonizam o conhecimento, a ciência e a sociedade no âmbito da UFMG. Tomou-se a experiência dessas sujeitas como analisadores das inúmeras contradições que se apresentam em uma universidade pública de histórico moderno/colonial. O que tem sido capaz de movimentar rupturas epistêmicas e políticas na reinvenção de um novo mundo que já se mostra possível apesar das armadilhas da colonialidade. Nessa direção, as estratégias de combate à colonização do ser, do saber e da sociedade são um processo constante de mobilizações e alterações dessas experiências. É, apenas e unicamente, por meio dessa ferida aberta, que essas intelectuais inventam outros horizontes na produção do conhecimento, da ciência e da própria sociedade em sua versão mais justa rumo à experiência-ciência feminista, antirracista e decolonial.

Resumen Esta investigación pretendió comprender cómo, a partir de los relatos (auto)biográficos de tres profesores negros de educación superior pública, se implosionan saberes y acciones que descolonizan el saber, la ciencia y la sociedad en el ámbito de la UFMG. Se tomó la experiencia de estos sujetos como analizadores de las innumerables contradicciones que se presentan en una universidad pública de historia moderna/colonial. Lo que ha podido mover rupturas epistémicas y políticas en la reinvención de un mundo nuevo que ya es posible a pesar de las trampas de la colonialidad. En esa dirección, las estrategias para combatir la colonización del ser, el saber y la sociedad son un proceso constante de movilización y alteración de estas experiencias. Es, única y exclusivamente, a través de esta herida abierta, que estos intelectuales inventan otros caminos en la producción del conocimiento, la ciencia y la sociedad misma en su versión más justa hacia la experiencia-ciencia feminista, antirracista y decolonial.

Abstract This research intended to understand how knowings and doings that decolonize knowledge, science and society in the scope of the UFMG are imploded, from the (auto)biographical narrative reports of three black teachers of public higher education. The experience of these teachers was taken as analyzers of the innumerable contradictions that appear in a public university of modern/colonial history. This has been able to move epistemic and political ruptures in the reinvention of a new world that is already possible despite the traps of coloniality. In this direction, the strategies to combat the colonization of the being, of knowledge and of society are a constant process of mobilization and alteration of these experiences. Only and solely, it is through this open wound that these intellectuals invent other paths in the production of knowledge, science and society itself in its fairest version towards feminist, anti-racist and decolonial experience-science.

Bol. latinoam. Caribe plantas med. aromát ; 20(3): 215-225, may. 2021. ilus, tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1342813


This review describes the geographical distribution, botanical data, popular use, chemical composition, pharmacological activities and genetic aspects related to Eugenia luschnathiana, a native Brazilian plant popularly known as "bay pitomba". E. luschnathiana leaves are characterized morphologically by the presence of a petiole, an attenuated base, acuminated apex, elliptical shape, and parallel venation. The major chemical compounds found in E. luschnathiana are sesquiterpenes. Literature reports showed that E. luschnathiana extracts have antioxidant properties and antimicrobial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria. The extractsfrom the leaf, fruit and stem, and a concentrated residual solution of its essential oil, displayed negligible toxicity. Lastly, a cytogenetic analysis indicated that some markers can be used for the study of genetic diversity, population structure, and genetic improvements. The information available on E. luschnathiana supports the hypothesis that this plant may be a source of compounds with promising pharmacological activity.

Esta revisión describe la distribución geográfica, datos botánicos, uso popular, composición química, actividad farmacológica y el análisis genético de Eugenia luschnathiana, una planta originaria del Brasil conocida popularmente como "pitomba da baía". Las hojas de E. luschnathiana se caracterizan por la presencia de pecíolo, base atenuada, ápice acuminado, forma elíptica y venación paralela. Su composición química presenta mayormente sesquiterpenos. Los informes en la literatura muestran que los extractos de E. luschnathiana presentan propiedades antioxidantes y actividad antimicrobiana contra las bacterias Gram-negativas y Gram-positivas. Los extractos de la hoja, fruto y tallo, y una solución residual concentrada del aceite esencial, presentaron baja toxicidad. Por último, un análisis citogenético indicó que algunos marcadores pueden utilizarse para estudios de diversidad genética, estructura poblacional y mejoramiento genético. Las informaciones disponibles acerca de E. luschnathiana proponen la hipótesis de que esta planta puede ser una fuente de compuestos con actividad farmacológica prometedora.

Oils, Volatile/pharmacology , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Eugenia/chemistry , Anti-Infective Agents/pharmacology , Terpenes/analysis , Bacteria/drug effects , Oils, Volatile/chemistry , Plant Extracts/genetics , Plant Extracts/chemistry , Plant Leaves/chemistry , Eugenia/genetics , Medicine, Traditional , Anti-Infective Agents/chemistry
Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 20(supl.1): e0131, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1135584


Abstract Objective: To describe and compare how three dental schools from different countries (Australia, Brazil, and the USA) have managed experiences in dental education during the COVID-19 crisis. Material and Methods: It is a descriptive study reporting the experience that three distinct dental schools faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. They represent countries that adopted different measures to tackle the pandemic and were undergoing different stages of the disease. Results: After the WHO declared the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal University of Paraíba suspended all on-site teaching, research, and service activities. For the return to teaching activities, the use of information and communications technology resources for distance learning was recommended. At the School of Dental Medicine (University of Pittsburgh), all research activities were suspended or, otherwise, could not be interrupted because of the employment of unique materials or supplies. When the pandemic started, Australia was one of the first countries to introduce strong regulations related to social distancing, travel restrictions, testing and tracking of infected patients. As such, the universities started to be closed from mid-March, cancelling all clinical and pre-clinical activities, maintaining online theoretical activities, such as seminars, lectures, and journal clubs. Conclusion: Numerous and critical difficulties have arisen as a result of the pandemic for individuals, communities and institutions that will have long-lasting effects. Our students face disruption to their education and career; our professional colleagues will be challenged rebuilding their practices, while staff at all Dental Schools are experiencing various hardships.

Social Isolation/psychology , Coronavirus/immunology , Educational Technology/methods , Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus , Education, Dental , Schools, Dental , Australia/epidemiology , United States/epidemiology , World Health Organization , Brazil/epidemiology , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Education, Distance/methods , Pandemics/prevention & control
Braz. oral res. (Online) ; 34: e094, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1132678


Abstract We aimed to evaluate the orofacial antinociceptive effect of geraniol in mice and its molecular anchorage mechanism. Seven mice per group (probabilistic sample) were treated with geraniol (12.5, 25 and 50 mg/kg, i.p.), morphine (6 mg/kg, i.p.) and vehicle (saline + Tween 80 at 0.2%, i.p.) 30 minutes prior to the beginning of the experiment. Injecting glutamate (25 μM), capsaicin (2.5 μg) and formalin (2%) into the right upper lip (perinasal) of the mouse induced nociception. Behavioral analysis of the animals considered the friction time (in seconds) of the mentioned region using hind or front paws by a researcher blinded to the treatment groups. The statistical analysis was performed blindly, considering α = 5%. The results showed that in the glutamate and capsaicin tests, concentrations of 25 mg/kg and 50 mg/kg presented antinociceptive activity (p < 0.005, power> 80%). In the formalin test, geraniol was able to reduce nociception at a concentration of 50 mg/kg (p < 0.005, power> 80%). In the molecular anchorage study, high values of binding between the evaluated substance and receptors of glutamate were observed (metabotropic glutamate receptor, -87.8501 Kcal/mol; N-methyl-D-aspartate, -86.4451 Kcal/mol; α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid, -85.6755 Kcal/mol). Geraniol presented orofacial antinociceptive activity, probably by interacting with glutamate-related receptors.

Animals , Mice , Facial Pain , Terpenes , Pain Measurement , Acyclic Monoterpenes , Analgesics
J. appl. oral sci ; 28: e20190020, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1056587


Abstract Objective: This study sought to identify the differences between the oral changes presented by patients with solid and hematologic tumors during chemotherapeutic treatment. Methodology: This is an observational, prospective and quantitative study using direct documentation by follow-up of 105 patients from 0 to 18 years using the modified Oral Assessment Guide (OAG). Of the 105 patients analyzed, 57 (54.3%) were boys with 7.3 years (±5.2) mean age. Hematologic neoplasms accounted for 51.4% of all cases. Results: Voice, lips, tongue, and saliva changes were not significantly different (p>0.05) between patients with solid or hematologic tumors and during the follow-up. From the 6th until the 10th week of chemotherapeutic treatment alterations in swallowing function, in the mucous membrane (buccal mucosa and palate), in the labial mucosa, and in the gingiva occurred and were distributed differently between the two tumors groups (p<0.05). The main alterations were observed in patients with hematologic tumors. Conclusion: It was concluded that the oral changes during the chemotherapeutic treatment occurred especially in swallowing function, in the mucous membrane, in the labial mucosa and in the gingiva, and these alterations were found mainly in patients with hematologic tumors.

Humans , Male , Female , Infant, Newborn , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Mouth Diseases/chemically induced , Neoplasms/drug therapy , Antineoplastic Agents/adverse effects , Deglutition Disorders/chemically induced , Prospective Studies , Longitudinal Studies , Hematologic Neoplasms/complications , Hematologic Neoplasms/drug therapy , Mouth Diseases/classification , Mouth Mucosa/pathology , Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use
Rev. Ciênc. Plur ; 6(2): 44-65, 2020. tab, ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1100307


Introdução: O alto consumo de medicamentos no Brasil impulsiona o desenvolvimento de estratégias para promoção do uso racional dos mesmos, especialmente em população mais vulneráveis. Objetivo: Traçar o perfil socioeconômico, demográfico e farmacoterapêutico dos alunos incluídos na presente pesquisa; bem como, promover atividades de educação em saúde.Metodologia: Trata-se de uma pesquisa epidemiológica transversal, quantitativa e descritiva realizada com 33 alunos do terceiro e quarto ciclos do programa de Educação de Jovens e Adultos de uma escola pública de João Pessoa-PB. Os dados foram coletados através de formulário, ficha de medicamentos e atividades de educação em saúde. Resultados:A maioria dos estudantes jovens e adultos com idade abaixo de 60 anos(75,7%), predominando o sexo feminino(69,6%)e parda(63,3%). Quase metade dos participantes é constituída de desempregados(45,5%). Parte dos alunos(39,9%) afirmaram ter renda mensal de até um salário mínimo. Para realização desse projeto foram efetuadas atividades que proporcionavam, através de metodologias ativas, a educação e promoção do uso racional de medicamentos e o autocuidado. Quanto ao perfil farmacoterapêutico observa-se interações medicamentosas entre anti-hipertensivos, hipoglicemiantes, anti-tireoidiano e medicamentos isentos de prescrição, apresentando presença de automedicação. As classes medicamentosas predominantes foram os analgésicos, anti-hipertensivos, anti-inflamatórios,antiácidos e hipoglicemiantes. Conclusões:O desenvolvimento de práticas educativas no âmbito da Educação de Jovens e Adultos incentivam o diálogo e a participação dos envolvidos, com grande potencial para ampliação do acesso às informações associadas ao autocuidado em saúde em suas famílias, escola e comunidade (AU).

Introduction:The high consumption of medicines in Brazil drives the development of strategies to promote their rational use, especially in the most vulnerable populations. Objective:Draw the socioeconomic, demographic and pharmacotherapeutic profile of the students included in this research; as well as promoting health education activities. Methodology:This is a cross-sectional, quantitative and descriptive epidemiological research carried out with 33 students from the third and fourth cycles of the Youth and Adult Education program of a public school in João Pessoa-PB. The data were collected through a form, medication form and health education activities. Results:The majority of young and adult students under the age of 60 (75.7%), predominantly female (69.6%) and brown (63.3%). Almost half of the participants are unemployed (45.5%). Part of the students (39.9%) said they had a monthly income of up to one minimum wage. In order to carry out this project, activities were carried out that provided, through active methodologies, education and promotion of the rational use of medicines and self-care. Regarding the pharmacotherapeutic profile, drug interactions are observed between antihypertensive drugs, hypoglycemic agents, anti-thyroid agents and non-prescription drugs, with the presence of self-medication. The predominant drug classes were analgesics, antihypertensives, anti-inflammatories, antacids and hypoglycemic agents. Conclusions:The development of educational practices within the scope of Youth and Adult Education encourages dialogue and the participation of those involved, with great potential for expanding access to information associated with self-care in health in their families, school and community (AU).

Introducción: El alto consumo de medicamentos en Brasil impulsa el desarrollo de estrategias para promover su uso racional, especialmente en las poblaciones más vulnerables. Objetivo:Dibujar el perfil socioeconómico, demográficoy farmacoterapéutico de los estudiantes incluidos en esta investigación; así como promover actividades de educación para la salud. Metodología:Esta es una investigación epidemiológica transversal, cuantitativa y descriptiva realizada con 33 estudiantes del tercer y cuarto ciclo del programa de Educación para Jóvenes y Adultos de una escuela pública en João Pessoa-PB. Los datos fueron recolectados a través de un formulario, formulario de medicamentos y actividades de educación para la salud.Resultados:La mayoría de los estudiantes jóvenes y adultos menores de 60 años (75.7%), predominantemente mujeres (69.6%) y marrones (63.3%). Casi la mitad de los participantes están desempleados (45,5%). Parte de los estudiantes (39.9%) dijeron que tenían un ingreso mensual de hasta un salario mínimo. Para llevar a cabo este proyecto, se llevaron a cabo actividades que proporcionaron, a través de metodologías activas, educación y promoción del uso racional de medicamentos y autocuidado. En cuanto al perfil farmacoterapéutico, se observan interacciones farmacológicas entre fármacos antihipertensivos, agentes hipoglucemiantes, agentes antitiroideos y medicamentos sin receta, con presencia de automedicación. Las clases de drogas predominantes fueron analgésicos, antihipertensivos, antiinflamatorios, antiácidos y agentes hipoglucemiantes. Conclusiones:El desarrollo de prácticas educativas en el ámbito de la educación de jóvenes y adultos fomenta el diálogo y la participación de los involucrados, con un gran potencial para ampliar el acceso a la información asociada con el autocuidado en salud en sus familias, escuelas y comunidades (AU).

Humans , Male , Female , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Socioeconomic Factors , Mainstreaming, Education/methods , Health Education , Prescription Drug Overuse , Health Promotion , Brazil , Epidemiologic Studies , Demography
J. appl. oral sci ; 28: e20190519, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1101254


Abstract Natural products have emerged as a rich source of bioactive compounds for adjunctive treatments of many infectious and inflammatory conditions, including periodontitis. Among the monoterpenes with significant biological properties, there is the perillyl alcohol (POH), which can be found in several essential oils and has shown immunomodulatory properties in recent studies, which may be interesting in the treatment of non-neoplastic inflammatory disorders. Objective To determine the antibacterial and immune modulatory activities of the POH. Methodology The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and the minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) of the POH for two significant Gram-negative periodontal pathogens were determined by macrodilution and subculture, respectively. Cell proliferation and cytotoxicity in RAW 264.7 macrophages were determined by Trypan Blue and mitochondrial enzymatic activity assay. The modulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was analyzed by flow cytometry and expression of TNF and arginase-1 by real-time PCR. Results The POH was effective against P. gingivalis (ATCC 33277) and F. nucleatum (ATCC 25586) with MIC= MBC=1600 μM. No cytotoxicity up to 100 µM was observed on macrophages. The cell proliferation was inhibited from 48 hours at 100 μM (p<0.05) and 250 μM (p<0.01). The POH increased ROS production at both 10 μM and 100 μM (p<0.05) in unstimulated cells. The PMA-induced ROS production was not affected by POH, whereas 100 μM significantly reduced lipopolysaccharide-induced (LPS-induced) ROS. The expression of TNF was not affected by POH in unstimulated cells or in cells polarized to M1 phenotype, whereas both concentrations of POH reduced (p<0.05) the expression of arginase-1 in M2-polarized macrophages. Conclusion The POH has antibacterial activity against periodontal pathogens and reduced proliferation of murine macrophages without significant cytotoxicity at concentrations up to 100 μM. In addition, the POH reduced the LPS-induced ROS and the expression of arginase-1 in M2-polarized macrophages.

Animals , Mice , Fusobacterium nucleatum/drug effects , Reactive Oxygen Species/analysis , Porphyromonas/drug effects , Monoterpenes/pharmacology , Macrophages/drug effects , Anti-Bacterial Agents/pharmacology , Arginase/analysis , Time Factors , Biological Products/pharmacology , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Gene Expression , Lipopolysaccharides/pharmacology , Reproducibility of Results , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/analysis , Fusobacterium nucleatum/growth & development , Reactive Oxygen Species/metabolism , Porphyromonas/growth & development , Cell Proliferation/drug effects , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Flow Cytometry , RAW 264.7 Cells , Macrophages/metabolism
Pesqui. prát. psicossociais ; 14(3): 1-18, jul.-set. 2019.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040701


Este artigo propõe aproximações entre a Psicologia Social Comunitária, as pesquisas narrativas (auto)biográficas e a perspectiva decolonial. Reconhece-se, nesse sentido, que os efeitos da colonização latina seguem nutrindo lugares de enunciação muito distintos para sujeitos marcados pela diferença/desigualdade colonial na sociedade brasileira, o que tem produzido movimentos epistêmico-políticos decoloniais que interpelam o projeto de sujeito e sociedade construído a partir das lógicas coloniais. Dessa forma, é importante que possamos colaborar no endereçamento de que os sujeitos colonizados, a partir de suas narrativas, fazem à comunidade latina e brasileira em busca de elaboração denúncia e combate às desigualdades coloniais. É fundamental, portanto, que retomemos as alianças históricas que permitiram que os colonizados (re)inventassem outros mundos possíveis, rompendo com a posição subalterna, apenas, como lugar da vitimização. Devemos, assim, valorizar, eticamente, não sem (auto)críticas, os deslocamentos que as narrativas decoloniais proporcionam às narrativas comunitárias, historicamente, legitimadas como local de produção da transformação social.

This article builds approximations between Community Social Psychology, narrative (self) biographical research and the decolonial perspective. In this sense, it is recognized that the effects of the Latin colonization still harbor very distinct places of enunciation for subjects marked by the colonial difference / inequality in Brazilian society. What has produced decolonial epistemic-political movements which challenge the project of subject and society built from the colonial logics. Thus, it is important that we can collaborate in the addressing that the colonized subjects, from their narratives, make to the Latin and Brazilian community in search of elaboration, denunciation and combat to the colonial inequalities. It is therefore essential that we retake the historical alliances that allowed the colonized to (re)invent other possible worlds, breaking with the subaltern position, only, as a place of victimization. We must therefore ethically value, not without (self) criticism, the displacements that the decolonial narratives provide for historically legitimized community narratives as the place of production of social transformation.

Este artículo construye aproximaciones entre la Psicología Social Comunitaria, las investigaciones narrativas (auto) biográficas y la perspectiva decolonial. Se reconoce, en ese sentido, que los efectos de la colonización latina todavía nutren lugares de enunciación muy distintos para sujetos marcados por la diferencia / desigualdad colonial en la sociedad brasileña. Lo que ha producido movimientos epistémico-políticos decoloniales que interpelan el proyecto de sujeto y sociedad construido a partir de las lógicas coloniales. De esta forma, es importante que podamos colaborar en el direccionamiento que los sujetos colonizados, a partir de sus narrativas, hacen a la comunidad latina y brasileña en busca de elaboración, denuncia y combate a las desigualdades coloniales. Es fundamental, por lo tanto, que retomamos las alianzas históricas que permitieron que los colonizados (re) inventasen otros mundos posibles, rompiendo con la posición subalterna, apenas, como lugar de la victimización. Debemos, así, valorar, éticamente, no sin (auto) críticas, los desplazamientos que las narrativas decoloniales proporcionan a las narrativas comunitarias, históricamente, legitimadas como lugar de producción de la transformación social

Psychology, Social , Community Participation , Colonialism , Socioeconomic Factors
Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 19(1): 3819, 01 Fevereiro 2019. tab
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-998189


Objective: To identify the profiles of patients with special needs attended at a Center for Dental Specialties. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional and quantitative study using an inductive approach, and a comparative and statistical procedure for analysis of the patients with special needs. Information concerning socioeconomic, medical and dental conditions was collected. The data were analyzed using IBM SPSS, adopting a significance level of 5%. Results: It was observed that 58.6% of the users were males, single (54.7%), in the age group from 19 to 59 years (41.1%), being 97.4% without schooling. The most frequent clinical diagnoses were: deviations in intelligence (18.4%), behavioral deviations (18.4%) and physical defects (17.9%). We observed for oral health the presence of gingivitis (33.0%), and healthy gums (47.8%); the presence of caries (64.9%), with restored teeth (28.5%), and edentulism (12.3%). Dental intervention procedures were initiated with emphasis on: fluoride applications (39.7%) and subgingival scraping (34.9%). Topical fluoride applications (p=0.010) and prophylaxis (p=0.010) were realized in patients without autism. Also, prophylaxis (p=0.007) was more frequently performed and gingival alterations were more often verified (p=0.020) in patients without Down's syndrome. Conclusion: The users of the patients with special needs dental service can be generally described as male, single, aged between 19 and 54 years, with the special conditions of intelligence and behavioral deviation.

Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Specialties, Dental , Brazil , Oral Health , Disabled Persons/psychology , Dental Health Services , Health Services for Persons with Disabilities , Socioeconomic Factors , Health Profile , Cross-Sectional Studies/methods
Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 19: e5011, 2019. tab
Article in English | BBO, LILACS | ID: biblio-1056863


Abstract Objective: To perform chemical analysis and to evaluate the anti-biofilm and hemolytic effect of the essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus. Material and Methods: Gaseous chromatography coupled to mass spectrometer was performed for chemical characterization of the essential oil. To verify the antimicrobial action, the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC), Minimum Bactericidal Concentration (MBC) and Minimum Fungicidal Concentration (MFC) were determined. From MIC, MBC and MFC data, concentrations were established to verify the anti-biofilm effect and for the hemolysis test on human erythrocytes. A multispecies biofilm was developed in vitro and mouthwash applications were simulated to determine the inhibition of biofilm formation or its removal. Results were analyzed through ANOVA statistical test, complemented by the Tukey test, considering a significance level of 5% Results: The major component of the essential oil is citral. MIC verified for Streptococcus mutans was 1mg / mL, while for Candida albicans, it was 125 μg/mL, presenting microbicidal effect for both microorganisms tested. The essential oil was able to inhibit biofilm formation (p<0.001), presenting non-toxic hemolysis percentage in concentration below 500 μg/mL Conclusion: The essential oil of Cymbopogon citratus is antimicrobial, antibiofilm and non-toxic to human erythrocytes, representing a natural product with potential for use in Dentistry.

Plants, Medicinal , Oils, Volatile , Biofilms , Cymbopogon , Anti-Bacterial Agents/immunology , Streptococcus mutans , In Vitro Techniques , Brazil , Microbial Sensitivity Tests , Analysis of Variance , Chromatography , Statistics, Nonparametric
Rev. CEFAC ; 20(5): 613-620, Sept.-Oct. 2018. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-976878


ABSTRACT Objective: to ascertain the profile of home care service (HCS) users with speech and language complaints in João Pessoa, Paraíba (PB). Methods: a descriptive and quantitative study using an indirect documentation technique based on an analysis of primary source documents, characterized as a documentary study, conducted at a HCS, in João Pessoa, PB, that stores user information in the form of medical records. All patient records included by the HCS from June 2012 to June 2016 were analyzed. After the eligibility criteria were applied, the sample consisted of 114 medical records. The collected data were entered into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to generate descriptive statistics using IBM SPSS (version 21.0). Results: most patients were males (59.6%), elderly (62.3%), had been diagnosed with a stroke (57.9%),had histories of dysphagia (76.3%), speech problems (58.8%), swallowing disorders (80.7%), and abnormal chewing (77.2%). Dysphagia is often associated with stroke, predominantly among males and the elderly. Conclusion difficulty in swallowing, or dysphagia, is often associated with stroke, predominantly in the presence of the sociodemographic and clinical variables associated with men and the elderly.

RESUMO Objetivo: verificar o perfil dos usuários com queixas fonoaudiológicas do serviço de atenção domiciliar do município de João Pessoa, Paraíba. Métodos: trata-se de um estudo transversal, descritivo, natureza quantitativa, mediante técnica de documentação indireta a partir da análise de documentos de fontes primárias, sendo caracterizado, portanto, como estudo documental. A pesquisa foi realizada junto ao serviço de atenção domiciliar (SAD) do município de João Pessoa/PB, que dispõe de informações dos usuários armazenadas em forma de prontuários. Todos os prontuários dos pacientes atendidos pelo SAD no período de junho de 2012 a junho de 2016 foram analisados, e após os critérios de elegibilidade, amostra ficou constituída por 114 prontuários. Os dados coletados foram inseridos em uma planilha do Microsoft Excel para realização de estatística descritiva no Software IBM SPSS (versão 21.0). Resultados: verificou-se que a maioria dos pacientes atendidos foi do sexo masculino (59,6%), idosos (62,3%) e diagnosticados com acidente vascular encefálico (57,9%). Além disso, apresentaram histórico de disfagia (76,3%), problemas de fala (58,8%), deglutição alterada (80,7%) e mastigação alterada (77,2%). A disfagia está frequentemente associada aos AVE's apresentando predomínio de indivíduos do sexo masculino e idosos. Conclusão: concluiu-se que a alteração de dificuldade de deglutição, ou seja, a disfagia está frequentemente associada aos AVE's apresentando o predomínio das variáveis sociodemográficas e clínicas de homens e idosos.

Rev. CEFAC ; 20(3): 388-399, May-June 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-956499


ABSTRACT Purpose: to evaluate the methodological quality of clinical trials published in Brazilian journals. Methods: four trained independent researchers conducted a systematic literature search of all Brazilian speech therapy-related journals over the last ten years, whether the journals were active or inactive. All journal volumes published during that period were selected, and each researcher conducted an individual analysis to identify articles that focused primarily on orofacial motricity. The tools used were the Downs and Black Quality Checklist and the Jadad scale. Results: after the studies were selected and categorized, the final sample comprised six articles, all of which were classified as clinical trials. The observed methodological limitations included a lack of sample planning, randomization and blinding. Mean scores of 16.3 points on the Downs and Black Quality Checklist and 2.3 on the Jadad scale were obtained. Conclusion: the randomized controlled trials in the area of orofacial motricity are scarce in Brazilian literature, suggesting that studies in this area adopting this research design should be expanded and their quality should be improved to promote clinical practice based on scientific evidence.

RESUMO Objetivo: objetivou-se avaliar a qualidade metodológica dos ensaios clínicos publicados em periódicos brasileiros. Métodos: trata-se de uma pesquisa bibliográfica sistemática. Participaram quatro pesquisadores independentes treinados que realizaram um levantamento dos últimos 10 anos em todos os periódicos nacionais da área da Fonoaudiologia, ativos ou inativos. Para tanto, foram selecionados todos os volumes desse período de tempo e cada pesquisador realizou análise individual a fim de identificar estudos que tinham o principal objeto de estudo enquadrado na Motricidade Orofacial. Foram utilizados os seguintes instrumentos Downs and Black Quality Checklist e escala de Jadad. Resultados: após a seleção e categorização dos estudos, a amostra final desta pesquisa foi composta por 6 artigos classificados como ensaios clínicos. Dentre as limitações metodológicas observadas destacam-se a ausência de plano amostral, randomização e cegamento. Identificou-se uma média de 16,3 pontos para o Downs and Black Quality Checklist e 2,3 para escala de Jadad. Conclusão: conclui-se que a literatura brasileira é escassa de ensaios clínicos controlados randomizados na área de motricidade orofacial, sugerindo ampliação e qualificação das investigações que adotam esse delineamento de pesquisa, promovendo, dessa forma, uma prática clínica baseada em evidência científica.

J. appl. oral sci ; 26: e20170222, 2018. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-893701


Abstract The effect of fluoride agents on the retention of orthodontic brackets to enamel under erosive challenge is little investigated. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of titanium tetrafluoride (TiF4) and sodium fluoride (NaF) agents on the shear bond strength of brackets to enamel and on the enamel microhardness around brackets under erosive challenge. Methods: Brackets were bonded to bovine incisors. Five groups were formed according to fluoride application (n=10): TiF4 varnish, TiF4 solution, NaF varnish, NaF solution and control (without application). The specimens were submitted to erosive challenge (90 s cola drink/2h artificial saliva, 4x per day for 7 days). Solutions were applied before each erosive cycle and varnishes were applied once. Vickers Microhardness (VHN) was obtained before and after all cycles of erosion and the percentage of microhardness loss was calculated. Shear bond strength, adhesive remnant index and polarized light microscopy were conducted after erosion. The data were analyzed by ANOVA, Tukey, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests (α=0.05). Results: The %VHN had no statistically significant differences among the experimental groups. However, considering the comparisons of all groups with the control group, TiF4 varnish showed the highest protection from enamel demineralization (effect size of 2.94, while the effect size for the other groups was >2.4). The TiF4 varnish group had significantly higher shear bond strength compared to other groups. There was no difference among groups for adhesive remnant index. Polarized light microscopy showed higher demineralization depth for the control group. Conclusions: Application of NaF and TiF4 agents during mild erosive challenge minimized the enamel mineral loss around brackets, however only the experimental TiF4 varnish was able to prevent the reduction of shear bond strength of brackets to enamel.

Animals , Cattle , Sodium Fluoride/chemistry , Titanium/chemistry , Tooth Erosion/prevention & control , Cariostatic Agents/chemistry , Dental Bonding/methods , Orthodontic Brackets , Dental Enamel/drug effects , Fluorides/chemistry , Reference Values , Saliva, Artificial/chemistry , Surface Properties , Materials Testing , Reproducibility of Results , Analysis of Variance , Tooth Demineralization/prevention & control , Statistics, Nonparametric , Dental Enamel/chemistry , Shear Strength , Hardness Tests , Microscopy, Polarization
Rev. odontol. UNESP (Online) ; 46(6): 325-329, Nov.-Dec. 2017. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-902683


Introduction: The incidence of lip, oral cavity and oropharynx cancer in Brazil is one of the highest worldwide. Objective: This study aimed to identify predictors for oral cancer in Brazil between 2010 and 2013. Method: Through a time series study in which 14,959 primary head and neck cancer diagnoses were evaluated. The variables of interest were gender, age, race, education level, family history of cancer, alcohol consumption, smoking, and previous cancer diagnosis. The outcome variable was divided into "oral cancer" and "cancer of other head and neck regions." The data were analysed by multiple binary logistic regression; α=5%. Result: The protective factor was: approximately 12 years of education (OR = 0.85). The risk factors were: being an ex-consumer (OR=1.19) or consumer (OR=1.11) of alcohol, tobacco use (OR=1.35) and a prior diagnosis of cancer that went untreated (OR=1.21). Conclusion: Was concluded that the oral cancer had the following predictors compared to other types of head and neck cancer during the same period: approximately 12 years of education (protective factor) and ex-consumer or consumer of alcohol, smoking and previous diagnosis of cancer that went untreated (risk factors).

Introdução: A incidência de câncer de lábio, cavidade bucal e orofaringe no Brasil é uma das maiores do mundo. Objetivo: Este estudo teve como objetivo identificar preditores para o câncer bucal no Brasil entre 2010 e 2013. Método: Mediante um estudo de série temporal em que foram avaliados 14.959 diagnósticos primários de câncer de cabeça e pescoço. As variáveis de interesse foram: gênero, idade, raça, nível de escolaridade, histórico familiar de câncer, consumo de álcool, tabagismo e diagnóstico anterior de câncer. A variável desfecho foi dividida em "câncer de boca" e "câncer de outras regiões de cabeça e pescoço". Os dados foram analisados por regressão logística binária múltipla; α = 5%. Resultado: O fator de proteção foi: ter aproximadamente 12 anos de escolaridade (OR = 0,85). Os fatores de risco foram: ser um ex-consumidor (OR = 1,19) ou consumidor (OR = 1,11) de álcool, tabagismo (OR = 1,35) e o diagnóstico prévio de câncer sem tratamento (OR = 1,21). Conclusão: Concluiu-se que o câncer bucal possui os seguintes preditores em comparação com outros tipos de câncer de cabeça e pescoço durante o mesmo período: ter aproximadamente 12 anos de estudo (fator de proteção) e ser ex-consumidor ou consumidor de álcool, tabagismo e ter tido um diagnóstico prévio de câncer sem tratamento (fatores de risco).

Mouth Neoplasms , Public Health , Epidemiology , Social Determinants of Health , Neoplasms
Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 17(1): e3389, 13/01/2017. tab, ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-914260


Objective: To investigate the antifungal potential of A. colubrina, and its phytochemical characteristics, thermal profile and toxicity. Material and Methods: To assess potential antifungal activity, the technique of microdilution was used with the determination of the Minimum Inhibitory Concentration and Minimum Fungicidal Concentration, using standard species of Candida and recent clinical isolates of Candida albicans. Analyses of action of the extract were performed on the wall and cell morphology of C. albicans, of the interactive effect between the plant extract and nystatin on C. albicans through the checkerboard method, and of growth kinetics. The phytochemical screening was determined by spectrophotometry. The thermal profile was traced with the determination of thermogravimetric curves (TG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The toxicity was evaluated by the method of hemolysis. Results: The extract of A. colubrina showed a fungistatic potential against all bacteria tested and it acted by modifying the cellular morphology of C. albicans. There was a synergism between nystatin and the plant extract (FIC=0.375), and 53.18% of total polyphenols were determined. The TG curve showed the occurrence of three steps of thermal decomposition. None of the tested concentrations became the effective cytotoxic concentration. Conclusion: Further studies should be conducted to understand the efficacy and the mechanisms of action involved in the antifungal activity of the plant extract of A. colubrina in order to produce a new drug for the treatment of oral candidiasis.

Antifungal Agents , Candida albicans/immunology , Plant Extracts , Plants, Medicinal , Anti-Infective Agents , Brazil , Spectrometry, Fluorescence/methods
Pesqui. bras. odontopediatria clín. integr ; 17(1): e3235, 13/01/2017. tab
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-914261


Objective: To evaluate the anti-Candida effect of eugenol and its antimicrobial interaction with nystatin. Material and Methods: The antimicrobial potential was assessed by microdilution technique (M27A3 reference method), by determining the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and the minimum fungicidal concentration (MFC) against C. albicans (ATCC 90028). The possible action of eugenol on the fungal cell wall was evaluated with the assistance of the osmotic protector sorbitol (0.8 M). The antimicrobial interaction with nystatin was assessed through the checkerboard method. All tests were performed in triplicate. Results: All groups showed reductions in PI and GBI values and improvements in oral health knowledge, but IG1 and IG2 showed statistically significant differences in these variables compared to CG. Conclusion: The eugenol has antifungal activity against C. albicans and its mechanism of action is probably not related to damage to the fungal cell wall. Association between eugenol and nystatin was not found to be an advantageous possibility for growth inhibition of C. albican.

Anti-Bacterial Agents , Candida albicans , Drug Synergism , Eugenol , Brazil , In Vitro Techniques
Rev. bras. ciênc. saúde ; 21(4): 299-306, 2017. ilus, tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1005669


Objetivo: Analisar a distribuição dos fonoaudiólogos inseridos no SUS no estado da Paraíba, nos anos de 2010 a 2014. Material e Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo transversal em que as unidades de análises foram os municípios do Estado da Paraíba, Brasil. Foram utilizados dados secundários do Sistema de Informação em Saúde (SIS) do Ministério da Saúde (MS) ­ o DATASUS e analisados os dados referentes ao quinquênio 2010-2014. Os municípios paraibanos foram analisados segundo distribuição dos fonoaudiólogos que atuam no SUS, os tipos de estabelecimentos de saúde e o índice quantidade de fonoaudiólogos por dez mil habitantes. Resultados: Foi observado que 52% dos municípios (116) possuem o fonoaudiólogo na sua rede pública de saúde, entre os anos de 2010 e 2014. Houve um aumento no quantitativo de fonoaudiólogos nos 116 municípios analisados no decorrer dos anos analisados, quando distribuídos por tipo de estabelecimentos de saúde. Há uma distribuição irregular de fonoaudiólogos no estado, havendo maior concentração no primeiro núcleo regional de saúde, seguido do terceiro e segundo. Conclusão: O crescimento na distribuição de fonoaudiólogos que atuam no SUS nos anos de 2010 a 2014 foi significativo. Destaca-se a concentração desse profissional atuando na atenção especializada, como também o aumento no número fonoaudiólogos nos NASF. Contudo, há discrepância quanto a distribuição desse profissional no estado da Paraíba. (AU)

Objective: to analyze the distribution of speech therapists working in the Brazilian Health Care System (SUS) in the state of Paraiba in the years 2010-2014. Material and Methods: This was a cross-sectional study analyzing health care units in the municipalities of the Paraiba State, Brazil. Secondary data from the Health Information System (SIS) of the Ministry of Health (DATASUS) were collected and analyzed based on the five-year period between 2010 and 2014. The municipalities were analyzed according to the(i) distribution of speech therapists who were working in the health care system; (ii)types of health establishments; (iii) and quantity index of speech therapists by ten thousand inhabitants. Results: 52% of the municipalities hadspeech therapists working in their public health system between 2010 and 2014. There was an average increase in speech therapy in 116 municipalities. A disparity in the distribution of speech therapists was observed in Paraíba state, with greater concentration in the first regional health center. Conclusion: The increase in distribution of speech therapists working in the health care system between 2010 and 2014 was significant. These professionals were found to be working in specialized care and in the Family Health Support Nucleus (NASF). The present study further identified a discrepancy in the distribution of speech therapists in Paraíba state. (AU)

Humans , Male , Female , Unified Health System , Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences , Ambulatory Care
Rev. Ciênc. Plur ; 3(3): 93-110, 2017. tab, ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-883522


Introdução: Para acompanhar as mudanças teórico-metodológicas relacionadas às práticas no âmbito da saúde coletiva, é necessário repensar a formação em saúde, especificamente, em fonoaudiologia. Objetivo: Este estudo tem o objetivo de analisar as experiências vivenciadas por estudantes de graduação em Fonoaudiologia durante estágio supervisionado em saúde coletiva. Métodos: Trata-se de uma pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, onde registrou-se, a partir do depoimento de quatro alunas de graduação do curso de Fonoaudiologia, seus relatos de experiências, suas impressões pessoais, valores, opiniões e representações do período de estágio. Resultados: Percebeu-se durante realização do estágio, muito aprendizado nas vivências dos setores e processo de trabalho da unidade, atividades educativas em sala de espera, territorialização, visitas domiciliares, visitas técnicas à rede de atenção secundária, gestão, ações de saúde em escolas, grupos de idosos, gestantes e voltadas ao cuidado com o trabalhador. Conclusão: Conclui-se que o estágio em questão contribui para formação de profissionais com habilidade de atender às demandas reais da população e desenvolver um cuidado integral em saúde (AU).

Introduction: To follow the theoretical-methodological changes related to practices in the field of collective health, it is necessary to rethink the training in health, specifically, in speech and language pathology. Objective: This study aims to analyze the experiences undergone by undergraduate students in SpeechLanguage Pathology during a supervised internship in public health. Methods: This is a qualitative research, where, based on the testimony of four undergraduate students of the Speech-Language Pathology course, their reports of experiences, their personal impressions, values, opinions and representations of the internship period were registered. Results: It was perceived during the internship, much learning in the experiences of the sectors and work process of the unit, educational activities in waiting room, territorialization, home visits, technical visits to the secondary care network, management, health actions in schools, groups of the elderly, pregnant women and caregivers. Conclusion: It is concluded that the stage in question contributes to the formation of professionals with ability to attend to the real demands of the population and to develop integral health care (AU).

Humans , Male , Female , Health Education , Primary Health Care , Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences/education , Students , Brazil , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Problem-Based Learning/methods , Evaluation Studies as Topic/methods