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Dysphagia screening

Erin Silverman, Christine M Sapienza, Sarah Miller, Giselle Carnaby, Charles Levy, Hsiu-Wen Tsai, Paul W Davenport
Cough and swallow protect the lungs and are frequently impaired following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This project examined cough response to inhaled capsaicin solution challenge in a cohort of four young adults with a history of TBI within the preceding five years. All participants had a history of tracheostomy with subsequent decannulation and dysphagia after their injuries (resolved for all but one participant). Urge to cough (UTC) and cough response were measured and compared to an existing database of normative cough response data obtained from 32 healthy controls (HCs)...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
Zixiao Li, Chunjuan Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Liping Liu, Chunxue Wang, Hao Li, Haipeng Shen, Li Liang, Janet Bettger, Qing Yang, David Wang, Anxin Wang, Yuesong Pan, Yong Jiang, Xiaomeng Yang, Changqing Zhang, Gregg C Fonarow, Lee H Schwamm, Bo Hu, Eric D Peterson, Ying Xian, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Stroke is a leading cause of death in China. Yet the adherence to guideline-recommended ischemic stroke performance metrics in the past decade has been previously shown to be suboptimal. Since then, several nationwide stroke quality management initiatives have been conducted in China. We sought to determine whether adherence had improved since then. METHODS: Data were obtained from the 2 phases of China National Stroke Registries, which included 131 hospitals (12 173 patients with acute ischemic stroke) in China National Stroke Registries phase 1 from 2007 to 2008 versus 219 hospitals (19 604 patients) in China National Stroke Registries phase 2 from 2012 to 2013...
October 6, 2016: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Stephanie Rutledge, Michele Harrison, Martin O'Connell, Tadhg O'Dwyer, Maria M Byrne
BACKGROUND: We report the case of a giant intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma weighing 59 g in a young woman presenting acutely with severe hypercalcemia requiring correction and adequate preoperative management prior to surgery. Parathyroid adenomas account for 85 % of cases of primary hyperparathyroidism. Those weighing more than 3.5g are classified as giant parathyroid adenomas. There are only 25 cases of parathyroid adenomas weighing over 30g reported in the literature. With the wide availability of biochemical screening tests in Western countries, mildly elevated calcium levels are often discovered incidentally...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
N M Giannantoni, M Minisci, V Brunetti, E Scarano, E Testani, C Vollono, E De Corso, G Bastanza, L D'Alatri, G Della Marca
Oro-pharyngeal dysphagia is frequently present during the acute phase of stroke. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the recording of surface EMG using a nasopharyngeal (NP) electrode could be applied to evaluation of pharyngeal muscle activity in acute stroke patients and if this neurophysiological measure is related with clinical assessment of swallowing. Patients were examined and clinical severity was assessed with the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score; dysphagia was evaluated through bedside screening test using the Gugging Swallowing Scale (GUSS)...
August 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
Sarah Hoffmann, Hendrik Harms, Lena Ulm, Darius G Nabavi, Bruno-Marcel Mackert, Ingo Schmehl, Gerhard J Jungehulsing, Joan Montaner, Alejandro Bustamante, Marcella Hermans, Frank Hamilton, Jos Göhler, Uwe Malzahn, Carolin Malsch, Peter U Heuschmann, Christian Meisel, Andreas Meisel
Stroke-associated pneumonia is a frequent complication after stroke associated with poor outcome. Dysphagia is a known risk factor for stroke-associated pneumonia but accumulating evidence suggests that stroke induces an immunodepressive state increasing susceptibility for stroke-associated pneumonia. We aimed to confirm that stroke-induced immunodepression syndrome is associated with stroke-associated pneumonia independently from dysphagia by investigating the predictive properties of monocytic HLA-DR expression as a marker of immunodepression as well as biomarkers for inflammation (interleukin-6) and infection (lipopolysaccharide-binding protein)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Kay Choong See, Si Yu Peng, Jason Phua, Chew Lai Sum, Johncy Concepcion
BACKGROUND: Swallowing difficulties are common, and dysphagia occurs frequently in intensive care unit (ICU) patients after extubation. Yet, no guidelines on postextubation swallowing assessment exist. We aimed to investigate the safety and effectiveness of nurse-performed screening (NPS) for postextubation dysphagia in the medical ICU. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of mechanically ventilated patients who were extubated in a 20-bed medical ICU...
October 12, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Xiao-Su Hu, Clayton A Fisher, Stephanie M Munz, Rebecca L Toback, Thiago D Nascimento, Emily L Bellile, Laura Rozek, Avraham Eisbruch, Francis P Worden, Theodora E Danciu, Alexandre F DaSilva
Patients with head and neck cancer often experience a significant decrease in their quality of life during chemoradiotherapy (CRT) due to treatment-related pain, which is frequently classified as severe. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a method of non-invasive brain stimulation that has been frequently used in experimental and clinical pain studies. In this pilot study, we investigated the clinical impact and central mechanisms of twenty primary motor cortex (M1) stimulation sessions with tDCS during 7 weeks of CRT for head and neck cancer...
2016: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Fazaila Ehsaan, Muhammad Sikander Ghayas Khan, Sumera Nawaz Malik, Sana Kanwal
OBJECTIVE: Purpose of the study is to determine the frequency of dysphagia after stroke and to see the factors associated with it. METHODS: Cross Sectional study design was used by including individuals pre-diagnosed as stroke on the basis of CT scan or MRI findings. Study was conducted in three hospitals of Lahore within six months. Sample size of 150 patients of any age and both gender was taken by using convenient sampling technique. To assess the conscious level, Glasgow coma scale was administered and those who scored mild or moderate on GCS were included in the study...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Roberta Weber Werle, Eduardo Matias Dos Santos Steidl, Renata Mancopes
Purpose: To identify the main factors associated with oropharyngeal dysphagia following cardiac surgery through a systematic review of the literature. Methods: A bibliographic search was conducted in the PubMed and ScienceDirect databases using the following keywords: "cardiac surgery", "deglutition disorders", and "dysphagia". Selection criteria: Articles published in Portuguese, English, or Spanish addressing oropharyngeal dysphagia following cardiac surgery were selected with no time limitation...
September 26, 2016: CoDAS
Jian Yu Xu, Elizabeth G Grubbs, Steven G Waguespack, Camilo Jimenez, Robert F Gagel, Julie Ann Sosa, Rena Vassilopoulou-Sellin, Ramona Dadu, Mimi I Hu, Chardria S Trotter, Michelle Jackson, Thereasa A Rich, Samuel M Hyde, Steven I Sherman, Gilbert J Cote
BACKGROUND: Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 is an autosomal dominant inherited syndrome caused by activating mutations in the RET proto-oncogene. The K666N RET DNA variant was previously reported in two isolated medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) cases, but no family studies are available, and its oncogenic significance remains unknown. METHODS: The clinical features, genetic data, and family information of eight index MTC patients with a germline RET K666N variant were assessed...
September 27, 2016: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
Gaurav Gadodia, Nibal Rizk, Deborah Camp, Katja Bryant, Susan Zimmerman, Cynthia Brasher, Kerrin Connelly, Joshua Dunn, Michael Frankel, Moges Seymour Ido, James Lugtu, Fadi Nahab
OBJECTIVE: There are limited data on which patients not treated with intravenous (IV) tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) due to mild and rapidly improving stroke symptoms (MaRISS) have unfavorable outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients not treated with IV tPA due to MaRISS from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2013 were identified as part of the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry. Multivariable regression analysis was used to identify factors associated with a lower likelihood of favorable outcome, defined as discharge to home...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Jordan B Starr, Kyra J Becker, David L Tirschwell
OBJECTIVE: Get With The Guidelines-Stroke collects data on hospital compliance with evidence-based stroke quality of care indicators. Prior work has investigated a link between weekend hospital admission and increased mortality after stroke. There is, however, a paucity of work investigating a similar association between weekend hospital discharge and quality of care. We aimed to determine if weekend discharge affects care to enlighten opportunities for quality improvement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a retrospective analysis of records from a Comprehensive Stroke Center from July 2010 to June 2015, we identified patients with ischemic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracerebral hemorrhage...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Mari Hayashi, Ayako Yahiro, Yuri Sakuragi, Kanako Iwamatsu, Hiroko Sakamoto, Yasuo Kaizuka, Takuya Tsuchihashi, Masahiro Kamouchi
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a serious health problem in aging populations. Older persons also experience high rates of chronic illness and hospitalization. Accurate identification of dysphagia at the time of hospital admission is important for providing supportive interventions for effective swallowing and preventing complications of dysphagia. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of potential impairment of swallowing function, the association between self-reported and observed swallowing difficulty, and factors associated with swallowing impairment in hospitalized patients...
September 2016: Nursing Research
Huahua Liu, Yu Shi, Yuting Shi, Ruiping Hu, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia, or difficulty in swallowing, is a serious and life-threatening medical condition that affects a significant number of individuals with acute neurological conditions such as stroke. Nurses, who are available to patients 24 hours a day in hospital are in an ideal position to identify individuals with swallowing difficulties and initiate interventions that may prevent further complications until a formal assessment can be undertaken. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this evidence implementation project was to improve nursing management of dysphagia in acute stroke patients and prevent the occurrence of aspiration in patients admitted to the neurology ward of Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai...
July 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Weidong Lu, Peter M Wayne, Roger B Davis, Julie E Buring, Hailun Li, Eric A Macklin, Jochen H Lorch, Elaine Burke, Tyler C Haddad, Laura A Goguen, David S Rosenthal, Roy B Tishler, Marshall R Posner, Robert I Haddad
INTRODUCTION: Dysphagia is common in head and neck cancer patients after concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CRT). This study evaluated the feasibility of conducting a randomized sham-controlled trial and collected preliminary data on safety and efficacy of acupuncture. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Head and neck cancer (HNC) patients with stage III-IV squamous cell carcinoma were randomized to 12 sessions of either active acupuncture (AA) or sham acupuncture (SA) during and following CRT...
August 10, 2016: Oncologist
G Glover, R Williams, P Heslop, J Oyinola, J Grey
BACKGROUND: People with intellectual disabilities (IDs) die at younger ages than the general population, but nationally representative and internationally comparable mortality data about people with ID, quantifying the extent and pattern of the excess, have not previously been reported for England. METHOD: We used data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink database for April 2010 to March 2014 (CPRD GOLD September 2015). This source covered several hundred participating general practices comprising roughly 5% of the population of England in the period studied...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
Dalal Alali, Kirrie Ballard, Hans Bogaardt
Dysphagia or swallowing difficulties have been reported to be a concern in adults with multiple sclerosis (MS). This problem can result in several complications including aspiration pneumonia, reduced quality of life and an increase in mortality rate. No previous systematic reviews on treatment effects for dysphagia in MS have been published. The main objective of this study is to summarise and qualitatively analyse published studies on treatment effects for dysphagia in MS. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were applied to conduct a systematic search of seven databases, using relevant key words, and subsequent analysis of the identified studies...
October 2016: Dysphagia
Shinobu Hisashi, Ryoko Fukumitsu, Mitsuyo Ishida, Atsuko Nodera, Takahiro Otani, Takahiro Maruoka, Kazumi Nakamura, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji, Yoshihiko Nishida
Although dysphagia is an important symptom associated with prognosis in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), dysphagia tends to be overlooked until swallowing difficulties reach an advanced phase. We assessed dysphagia with videofluoroscopic examination of swallowing in 31 patients with mainly mild or moderate PD. Swallowing problems were observed in the pharyngeal phase in 28 patients, oral phase in 19 patients, esophageal phase in 15 patients, and oral preparatory phase in 1 patient. Therefore, dysphagia in the pharyngeal phase was observed in almost all patients with mild or moderate PD...
August 31, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
Hidekazu Yoshie, Ryuto Nakazawa, Wataru Usuba, Hiroya Kudo, Yuichi Sato, Hideo Sasaki, Tatsuya Chikaraishi
We report the first case in Japan of paraneoplastic dermatomyositis with pure seminoma, a tumor that extremely rarely accompanies dermatomyositis. The patient presented to the hospital with muscle weakness and erythema and was diagnosed with dermatomyositis from skin biopsy. Routine radiological screening revealed testicular tumor and massive lymph node metastases. We initially performed orchiectomy along with conventional immunotherapy. However, muscle weakness gradually worsened, and he eventually showed dysphagia and forced respiration and became bedridden...
2016: Case Reports in Urology
Danielle Nimmons, Emilia Michou, Maureen Jones, Neil Pendleton, Michael Horan, Shaheen Hamdy
Dysphagia has been estimated to affect around 8-16 % of healthy elderly individuals living in the community. The present study investigated the stability of perceived dysphagia symptoms over a 3-year period and whether such symptoms predicted death outcomes. A population of 800 and 550 elderly community-dwelling individuals were sent the Sydney Swallow Questionnaire (SSQ) in 2009 and 2012, respectively, where an arbitrary score of 180 or more was chosen to indicate symptomatic dysphagia. The telephone interview cognitive screen measured cognitive performance and the Geriatric Depression Scale measured depression...
August 2016: Dysphagia
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