Maurits Persson

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The aim of this study was to compare the content of nickel in the saliva and dental biofilm in young patients with and without orthodontic appliances. The possible influence of a dietary intake of nickel on recorded nickel levels was examined. Nickel content in unstimulated whole saliva and in dental plaque of 24 boys and girls (mean age 14.8 years) with(More)
This study was performed to establish age- and gender-specific cephalometric normative data for a Swedish population. The material comprised 469 lateral cephalograms from two groups of subjects of Swedish origin between 5 and 31 years of age. All subjects (males and females) were diagnosed as 'normal' according to specified criteria and with no history of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term effects on apneas and sleep and the tolerability of a mandibular advancement device in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden. PATIENTS Thirty-three consecutively treated patients. INTERVENTIONS(More)
The aim of this clinical study was to test the benefit from using glass ionomer cement (GIC) instead of a conventional diacrylate in bracket bonding for the prevention of white spot formation. Before treatment 7.2 per cent of all examined surfaces (n = 222) were classified as having white spots. No additional fluoride treatment other than fluoride(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the outcome of treatment using an intraoral mandibular advancement device in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with the mandibular morphology. The effects of the device on apnoeas and sleep were evaluated in 32 men with obstructive sleep apnoea in continuous polysomnographic sleep(More)
The aims of this study were to investigate possible orthodontic side-effects following the use of mandibular advancement devices (MAD) in adults with snoring and sleep apnoea. A second objective was to analyse the effect of the appliance design. Seventy-five patients treated with MAD and 17 reference patients were studied at follow-up after 2.5 +/- 0.5(More)
The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of life-style practices in adolescents and their association with nickel allergy. Upper secondary school pupils (n = 4,376; 15-23 years) were patch-tested for nickel aller-gy, follow-ing completion of a questionnaire (answered by 6,095). Almost 86% girls and 21% of boys reported piercing. More girls (6%)(More)
Previous reports have demonstrated the importance of prostaglandin formation in orthodontic tooth movement, but the mechanisms involved in the activation of prostaglandin biosynthesis in the periodontal ligament (PDL) are still unclear. There is, however, evidence that inflammatory reactions appear after application of orthodontic forces. In the present(More)