Giselle Rodrigues Ribeiro

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to describe the oral health of elderly people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD). STUDY DESIGN Thirty elderly subjects with AD (mild, moderate, and severe) and 30 without AD (controls) were included in the study. Volunteer-reported oral health data were collected using the General Oral Health Assessment Index(More)
PURPOSE To compare perceptions on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) between Alzheimer disease (AD) patients and their caregivers by using the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI). Correlation between GOHAI and prostheses quality was also performed. METHODS GOHAI was applied to 16 AD elders and their caregivers. GOHAI index was(More)
The major drawbacks of existing Distributed Knowledge Management Architectures (DKMAs) are highlighted and a new organic reference architecture, which solves most of those drawbacks, is presented. The proposed reference architecture is based on a well-known organic model, the Viable Systems Model (VSM). The viable systems architecture provides a structure(More)
This study investigated chewing function in elderly individuals with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and correlated chewing function with cognitive status. Sixteen elderly individuals with mild AD (mean age 76.7 ± 6.3 years; 8 men, 8 women) and 16 age and gender-matched healthy controls (mean age 75.23 ± 4.4 years; 8 men, 8 women) were included in this study. All(More)
In this paper, we discuss the problem of developing performance-oriented software and the need for methodologies. We then present the EDPEPPS (Environment for Design and Performance Evaluation of Portable Parallel Software) approach to the problem of designing and evaluating high-performance (parallel) applications. The EDPEPPS toolset is based on a rapid(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Alzheimer disease (AD) can affect masticatory function, affecting oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Whether oral rehabilitation with conventional removable prostheses can restore masticatory function and improve OHRQoL in these individuals is unknown. PURPOSE The purpose of this clinical study was to evaluate the influence(More)
To evaluate masticatory function in individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) during levodopa “on” period using new removable dental prosthesis. A total of 34 elderly individuals with PD (n = 17, mean age = 69.41 ± 4.65 years) or without PD (n = 17, mean age = 70.71 ± 4.65 years) were recruited for this study. Participants received new complete dentures(More)
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM Parkinson disease (PD) symptoms, such as muscle rigidity, tremors in the lips and tongue, and involuntary mandibular movements, may cause oral health-related problems, mastication difficulties, and denture discomfort because of the difficulty in controlling a prosthesis with the oral musculature. PURPOSE The purpose of this(More)
This study aimed to evaluate objectively and subjectively the oral health of elders with Parkinson's disease (PD), using clinical oral assessments and the General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI). Subjects included 37 removable prosthesis wearers, 17 with PD (mean age 69.59±5.09 years) and 20 without PD (mean age 72.00±5.69 years). The objective(More)
Ectodermal dysplasia is described as heritable conditions that involve anomalies of structures derived from the ectoderm, including hypodontia. In the cases of edentulous young patients, who did not finish their craniofacial growth, treatment with conventional complete denture is a suitable alternative. The aim of this study was to report a case of(More)