Birgitta Liedberg

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A masticatory test using two-colored chewing gum is presented and analyzed. Two separate parameters of chewing were studied on the same chewing gum bolus after 10 strokes of oral preparation, color mixing, and bolus shaping. The two parameters were evaluated in indices 1–5. A test series should preferably contain three chewing gums, and color mixing can be(More)
The chewing of 22 subjects, with a total of 27 removable partial dentures (RPD) that had been used for more than 6 months, was analyzed by four different methods. The study design was an intraindividual comparison of chewing, with and without the RPDs. Chewing tests were a color mixture of two-colored gums, chewing gum bolus shaping, comminution of Optosil®(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to re-evaluate data about oral status, mastication and nutrition in elderly men in Malmö, Sweden, recorded in 1985-1987, to assess associations between inadequate dietary habits, oral conditions and masticatory function. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four hundred and eighty-one men, aged 67-68, participated in a comprehensive(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed at describing the masticatory handicap of wearing removable dentures measured by some masticatory tests and the intake of hard and soft foods. MATERIALS AND METHODS The subjects were participants in a comprehensive health examination of 67-68-year-old men living in Malmö, Sweden. Four hundred eighty-three men took part in a(More)
The influence of bolus consistency on pharyngeal swallow was radiologically studied in 24 individuals by comparing liquid barium and solid meat after chewing. Pharyngeal function was apparently performed synchronously and symmetrically on both boluses. No definite conclusion about the influence on epiglottic mobility, closure of the laryngeal vestibule and(More)
The masticatory ability of 15 nondysphagic volunteers with complete natural dentition was tested using different chewing parameters including preparation of a two-color plastic chewing gum (bolus shape, and color mixture), particle reduction of a piece of silicone, and number of strokes before swallow of almonds. The tests were performed under conditions of(More)
Masticatory efficiency was evaluated in 21 adults for four chewing parameters: mixing of a color-patterned chewing gum mass, shaping of a chewing gum mass, particle reduction of a silicone tablet, and number of chewing strokes before the first swallow of an almond. The results of these tests were correlated with the dimension of the pharyngoesophageal (PE)(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate whether there were associations between different aspects of social network and social support and dental status. The study sample (n = 621) comprised a random half of all male residents in Malmö, Sweden, born in 1914. Five hundred (80.5%) participated. Eight conceptually different aspects of social networks(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate mastication, food selection and nutritional aspects in two groups of persons restored with fixed (FPD, N=44) and removable (RPD, N=40) partial dentures respectively. The subjects were part of a cohort study of 67–68-year-old men living in Malmö, Sweden. The two groups were very similar regarding social factors(More)
A facile route for sensitive label-free detection of bio-toxins using aligned single walled carbon nanotubes is described. This approach involves patterning of a catalyst on the surface of a quartz substrate using a sub-100 μm stripe-patterned polydimethylsiloxane stamp for aligned carbon nanotube generation followed by fabrication of field effect(More)