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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to define the characteristics of muscular activity in complete denture wearers and in dentate subjects during mastication of model foods differing in hardness but similar in terms of rheologically properties. MATERIAL AND METHODS The foodstuffs used in this study were laboratory-developed gumdrops demonstrating(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the sensitivity of denture wearers to different food textures and to follow masticatory pattern adaptation with variation in texture using electromyography (EMG) recordings. Nine patients with complete dentures and 9 dentate control patients without any oro-dental pathology were studied. Six different samples of beef(More)
This cross-sectional study describes oral health problems in a sample of children with Down syndrome (DS) compared with their siblings. Data were collected using the Oral Assessment - Down Syndrome questionnaire, a validated French language evaluation to be completed by the child's carer. Parents attending a national meeting anonymously answered a(More)
Chewing efficiency may affect nutritional status in the elderly. Many elderly patients are complete denture wearers, and often present cognitive problems. Those two factors make evaluation of mastication difficult with experimental methods. Analysis of video recording may be a simple way to routinely assess chewing parameters. This study aimed at validating(More)
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS The ability to evaluate masticatory function in people with neurological disabilities is important as this function is often compromised in these groups. However, current standard techniques are often impossible in such groups due to cognitive difficulties. This study is a validation of several variables read from standardised video(More)
OBJECTIVE A study was conducted to evaluate the impact of the placement of complete dentures by using the Global Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI). BACKGROUND Oral health quality of life indicators can be used to evaluate the effects of dental treatments. MATERIAL AND METHODS The 26 participants were treated in a French University Clinic during 2002.(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared the chewing parameters in a group of obese adult patients scheduled for gastric bypass surgery with those of a control group. METHODS Chewing parameters were measured in two groups of subjects, one of 44 obese patients scheduled for gastric bypass surgery (body mass index [BMI] = 49.1 +/- 7.2) and the other of 30 non-obese(More)
The functional and anatomical characteristics of Down's syndrome have direct repercussions on oral health. Orofacial dysfunction is on account of poor neuromotor control, muscle weakness, dental anomalies, dysmorphology and intercurrent illness. In particular, feeding and swallowing are impaired. The aim of this first article was to summarize the orofacial(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple myeloma (MM) is still a fatal plasma cell cancer. Novel compounds are currently clinically tested as a single agent in relapsing patients, but in best cases with partial response of a fraction of patients, emphasising the need to design tools predicting drug efficacy. Histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are anticancer agents targeting(More)