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Saliva secretion rate and acidity in a group of physically disabled older care home residents.
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PMID:  22160238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A growing number of older people have teeth, which are vulnerable to oral diseases. To maintain good oral health, an adequate amount of saliva should be secreted and the saliva should possess adequate buffer capacity. The study aim was to investigate the associations of saliva secretion rate and acidity with gender, age, and some medical characteristics in a convenience sample of physically disabled older care home residents. In 20 male and 30 female physically disabled older care home residents with a mean age of 78.1 ± 9.7 years, the resting, chewing-stimulated, and acid-stimulated whole saliva secretion rate and acidity, as well as the main medical diagnosis and the number of medications used, were registered. Resting, chewing-stimulated and acid-stimulated whole saliva secretion rates were lower in women than in men and negatively associated with age and the number of medications used. In female residents, the acidity of acid-stimulated whole saliva was negatively associated with the acid-stimulated whole saliva secretion rate. In residents aged >70 years, the acidity of resting whole saliva was positively associated with age. The acidity of acid-stimulated whole saliva of all residents was positively associated with the number of medications used.
Gert-Jan van der Putten; Henk S Brand; Luc M J De Visschere; Jos M G A Schols; Cees de Baat
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Odontology / the Society of the Nippon Dental University     Volume:  101     ISSN:  1618-1255     ISO Abbreviation:  Odontology     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-23     Completed Date:  2013-07-22     Revised Date:  2013-09-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101134822     Medline TA:  Odontology     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  108-15     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
BENECOMO, Flemish-Netherlands Geriatric Oral Research Group, Department of Oral Function and Prosthetic Dentistry, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Dental Care for Aged*
Dental Care for Disabled*
Disabled Persons
Homes for the Aged
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Middle Aged
Nursing Homes*
Saliva / physiology,  secretion*
Salivation / drug effects,  physiology*
Sex Factors
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