- Effect of aging on stimulated salivary flow in adultsChristina H Smith
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, UK
J Am Geriatr Soc 61:805-8. 2013..The assessment tool is easily administered and inexpensive and lends itself to use in many different clinical and research settings by different professionals...
- Oral and oropharyngeal perceptions of fluid viscosity across the age spanChristina H Smith
Department of Human Communication Science, University College London, London, England
Dysphagia 21:209-17. 2006..Men exhibited a more marked deterioration in sensitivity than women. This study contributes to the literature on oral and oropharyngeal perceptions and on aging. The results provide a basis for work with individuals with dysphagia...
- Effects of saliva on starch-thickened drinks with acidic and neutral pHBen Hanson
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London, London, UK
Dysphagia 27:427-35. 2012..6 for Coca Cola to 6.2 for black coffee. Again, low pH slowed the effect of saliva. For many popular drinks, having pH of 3.6 or less, viscosity was not significantly affected by the addition of saliva...
- The effect of saliva on the viscosity of thickened drinksBen Hanson
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College London UCL, London, UK
Dysphagia 27:10-9. 2012..In contrast, thickened orange juice (pH 3.8) was not observed to undergo any measurable reduction in viscosity under the action of saliva...