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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)
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)
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)
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)
There is no established quantitative, objective method to differentiate individuals with good masticatory function from those lacking this attribute. The aim of this study was to specify a normal range of median particle size values for masticated raw carrots collected just before being swallowed. The masticatory normative indicator (MNI) value thus(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)
This study aimed to measure modifications of mastication after immediate loading full-arch prosthesis (ILFAP) rehabilitation. Fourteen patients were observed before and 6 months after ILFAP rehabilitation when masticating two natural, standardized foods (peanut and carrot) and three model foods with increasing hardness. The granulometry of the expectorated(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)
The aim of this article is to demonstrate that the presence of orofacial dyskinesia is often owing to underlying facial dysmorphology in persons with Down's syndrome. A series of cases is presented where orofacial dyskinesia was successfully treated by therapy establishing occlusal stability. The diagnosis of dyskinesia owing to dysmorphology should be(More)