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Ultrasound swallowing

Olga Jurek-Matusiak, Piotr Wójtowicz, Tomasz Szafarowski, Antoni Krzeski
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to present the treatment outcomes after vertical partial laryngectomy with or without pedunculated sternothyroid muscle flap reconstruction following the resection of neoplasm-infiltrated vocal fold. The procedure was used in a patient with glottic cancer. Oncological outcomes, morphology of neo-vocal fold and the act of swallowing were evaluated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 45 patients with T1-T2 glottic cancer were subjected to vertical partial laryngectomy with 26 patients undergoing a procedure with pedunculated sternothyroid muscle flap reconstruction and the remaining 19 patients undergoing a procedure without such a reconstruction...
February 28, 2018: Otolaryngologia Polska
Alicia M Leon, Wenceslao T Medina, Dong J Park, José M Aguilera
Designing soft, palatable and nutritious texture-modified foods for the elderly is a challenge for food technologists. The aim of this work was to produce and characterize emulsion-gelled microparticles (EGM) made from whey protein isolate (WPI) and sodium alginate (NaAlg) that may be used to modify the rheology of liquid foods and as carriers of lipids and lipophilic nutrients and bioactives. Olive oil microdroplets became embedded in the WPI/NaAlg gel matrix in the form of an emulsion produced by ultrasound (US) or high-speed blending (HSB)...
January 1, 2018: Food Science and Technology International, Ciencia y Tecnología de Los Alimentos Internacional
Ali Ahiskalioglu, Ahmet Murat Yayik, Elif Oral Ahiskalioglu, Aysenur Dostbil, Omer Doymus, Erdem Karadeniz, Muhammet Ali Ari, Furkan Sengoz, Haci Ahmet Alici, Erkan Cem Celik
PURPOSES: The postoperative analgesic effect of tizanidine has not yet been evaluated sufficiently. The role of bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) for postoperative analgesia after thyroidectomy remains questionable. We aimed to evaluate the analgesic effect of combined use of BSCPB and a single-dose oral tizanidine in patients undergoing elective thyroid surgery. METHODS: Sixty patients undergoing thyroidectomy were randomized into 3 groups. The control group (Group C, n = 20) received BSCPB with 0...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
Yuka Miura, Gojiro Nakagami, Koichi Yabunaka, Haruka Tohara, Hiroshi Noguchi, Taketoshi Mori, Hiromi Sanada
Prevention for aspiration pneumonia requires assessment of aspiration and adequate swallowing care. This randomized controlled trial aimed to investigate the effectiveness of ultrasound examination and recommendations for swallowing care for the reduction of aspiration and pharyngeal post-swallow residue as compared with standard swallowing care. Twenty-three participants were randomized to the intervention group and 23 to the control group. The intervention consisted of four ultrasound examinations during mealtimes and recommendations for swallowing care every 2 weeks during an 8 week period...
February 12, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
Nan Lin, Li Lin, Weihang Wu, Weijin Yang, Zhicong Cai, Jie Hong, Yu Wang
RATIONALE: Foreign-body ingestion is a common phenomenon and foreign bodies are mostly excreted in stool. Once sharp bodies are ingested without being realized, perforation of intestine is possible and misdiagnosis may be made. We report 2 toothpick ingestion cases that were both diagnosed accurately. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present 2 cases of middle-aged persons who suffered from abdominal pain. They did not realize and provide any information of having the history of swallowing foreign bodies...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Nami Ogawa, Takashi Mori, Ichiro Fujishima, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Masataka Itoda, Kenjiro Kunieda, Takashi Shigematsu, Shinta Nishioka, Haruka Tohara, Minoru Yamada, Sumito Ogawa
BACKGROUND: Sarcopenic dysphagia is characterized by difficulty swallowing due to a loss of whole-body skeletal and swallowing muscle mass and function. However, no study has reported on swallowing muscle mass and quality in patients with sarcopenic dysphagia. OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences in swallowing muscle mass and quality between sarcopenic and nonsarcopenic dysphagia. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was performed in 55 older patients, who had been recommended to undergo dysphagia assessment and/or rehabilitation...
December 26, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Magdalena Torbus-Paluszczak, Sebastian Mucha, Maciej Wawrzyńczyk, Krystyna Pierzchała, Wojciech Bartman, Monika Adamczyk-Sowa
Internal carotid artery dissection (ICAD) has become an increasingly recognized cause of cerebrovascular accidents in young and middle-aged patients. We report 2 cases of hypoglossal nerve palsy in the course of dissection of the internal carotid arteries. The first patient was admitted to the Department of Neurology due to swallowing difficulty, speech articulation disorders and numbness of the right half of the tongue for 4 weeks. Extracranial vessel ultrasound (US) and transcranial colour Doppler (TCD) visualized thrombus causing occlusion of the right internal carotid artery (RICA)...
August 30, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
Kazunori Fujiwara, Takahiro Fukuhara, Satoshi Koyama, Ryohei Donishi, Hideyuki Kataoka, Hiroya Kitano, Hiromi Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic-assisted transoral surgery, including transoral robotic surgery for metastatic retropharyngeal lymph node (RPN) from well-differentiated thyroid cancer, has been reported to reduce the complications resulting from transcervical and transmandibular approaches. However, the narrow working space and difficulty identifying RPN are problematic. To solve these issues, several studies have used intraoperative ultrasound in endoscopic-assisted transoral surgery. However, the type of ultrasonography suitable for this purpose remains unclear...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
Piotr Musiałek, L Nelson Hopkins, Adnan H Siddiqui
Atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis (CS) continues to be a common cause of acute ischaemic stroke. Optimised medical therapy (OMT), the first-line treatment modality in CS, may reduce or delay - but it does not abolish - CS-related strokes. As per current AHA/ASA and ESC/ESVS/ESO guidelines, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a less-invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for CS revascularisation in primary and secondary stroke prevention. Ten-year follow-up from the CREST trial in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic CS confirmed equipoise of CAS and CEA in the primary endpoint...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
Suraphan Sajapala, Mohamed Ahmed Mostafa AboEllail, Kenji Kanenishi, Nobuhiro Mori, Genzo Marumo, Toshiyuki Hata
AIM: To assess the frequency of fetal movement and reproducibility of fetal movement counting in normal singleton pregnancies early in the second trimester using four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound. METHODS: Twenty-nine singleton pregnancies were studied for 15 min employing 4D ultrasound at 14-16 (19 cases) and 17-19 (10 cases) weeks of gestation. The frequencies of eight fetal movements (head anteflexion, head retroflexion, body rotation, hand to face movement, general movement, isolated arm movement, isolated leg movement and mouthing movement) were evaluated...
August 28, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Jing Zhang, Tao Wang, Chen-Cheng Zhang, Kristina Zeljic, Shikun Zhan, Bo-Min Sun, Dian-You Li
INTRODUCTION: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a well-established therapy for the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) in patients experiencing motor fluctuations and medication-refractory tremor. Despite the relative tolerability and safety of this procedure, associated complications and unnatural deaths are still unavoidable. METHODS: In this study, hardware-related complications and the causes of unnatural death were retrospectively analyzed in 478 patients with PD who were treated with DBS...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
Yu-Ichi Noto, Neil Simon, Kazumoto Shibuya, José M Matamala, Thanuja Dharmadasa, Matthew C Kiernan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to elucidate the pattern of change in bulbar muscles using ultrasound in patients diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: Changes in the mylohyoid and geniohyoid muscle complex (mylohyoid-geniohyoid-muscle-complex) thickness were recorded while swallowing 5 ml of water using M-mode ultrasound in 30 ALS patients compared to 20 healthy controls. The ratio of mylohyoid-geniohyoid-muscle-complex thickness as determined by the maximum thickness of mylohyoid-geniohyoid-muscle-complex during swallowing divided by thickness at rest, was compared between ALS patients and controls, with the correlation between thickness ratio, echogenicity and clinical parameters assessed...
February 10, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Jonathan Kei, Emily E Utschig, Reinier J van Tonder
BACKGROUND: Cricoid pressure during intubation has been used for decades as a way to potentially occlude the esophagus to avoid aspiration of gastric contents. However, recent evidence has questioned the effectiveness of this maneuver. OBJECTIVE: This study uses a noninvasive modality, ultrasonography, to determine the anatomic position of the cricoid cartilage and the esophagus and examines the effectiveness of cricoid pressure on esophageal compression. METHODS: Ultrasound imaging was used to describe the anatomic relationship of the esophagus to the trachea as either being directly behind the trachea, partially behind the trachea, or completely lateral to the trachea...
August 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Muhammad Qazi Waqas, Johan Wiklund, Annika Altskär, Olle Ekberg, Mats Stading
People who suffer from swallowing disorders, commonly referred to as dysphagia, are often restricted to a texture-modified diet. In such a diet, the texture of the fluid is modified mainly by the addition of gum or starch-based thickeners. For optimal modification of the texture, tunable rheological parameters are shear viscosity, yield stress, and elasticity. In this work, the flow properties of commercial thickeners obtained from major commercial suppliers were measured both in shear and extensional flow using a laboratory viscometer and a newly developed tube viscometry technique, termed Pulsed Ultrasound Velocimetry plus Pressure Drop (PUV + PD)...
December 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
Sarah E Perry, Corina J Winkelman, Maggie-Lee Huckabee
OBJECTIVE: This study compares variability in measures of hyoid bone displacement and submental muscle size using 2 methods of ultrasound transducer placement: fixed and hand-held. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four healthy participants (11 males, 13 females) aged between 51 and 84 years were scanned using both methods. Repeated measures were collected within and across 3 sessions. RESULTS: A nonlinear mixed effects model was used to estimate the effects of the method, trial, and session...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Hiraku Tsujimoto, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Yukihiko Nakata, Mai Akazawa, Yuki Kataoka
BACKGROUND: Gastric tubes are commonly used for the administration of drugs and tube feeding for people who are unable to swallow. Feeding via a tube misplaced in the trachea can result in severe pneumonia. Therefore, the confirmation of tube placement in the stomach after tube insertion is important. Recent studies have reported that ultrasonography provides good diagnostic accuracy estimates in the confirmation of appropriate tube placement. Hence, ultrasound could provide a promising alternative to X-rays in the confirmation of tube placement, especially in settings where X-ray facilities are unavailable or difficult to access...
April 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
M Mailly, C Rebours, P Koskas, P Klap, D Ayache, M Cohen
OBJECTIVES: To report about our 10 years' experience about the treatment of drooling by ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injections. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective monocentric study including all the patients suffering from drooling and treated by ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injections into the salivary glands between 2004 and 2015. The etiology of r drooling, the doses of toxin, the injected glands, the size of the glands measured by ultrasonography, the effectiveness of the treatment and the side effects were assessed...
February 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Joan C Arvedson, Maureen A Lefton-Greif
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have fulfilled primary roles in the evaluation and management of children with feeding/swallowing disorders for more than five decades. The increased incidence and prevalence of newborns, infants, and children with feeding and swallowing disorders has resulted in increased use of instrumental swallowing evaluations. The videofluoroscopic swallow study and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing are the two most commonly used swallowing assessments by SLPs, with ultrasound used less frequently...
April 2017: Seminars in Speech and Language
Elyse Swallow, Sarah King, Jinlin Song, Miranda Peeples, James E Signorovitch, Zhimei Liu, Judith Prestifilippo, Michael Frost, Michael Kohrman, Bruce Korf, Darcy Krueger, Steven Sparagana
OBJECTIVE: To use the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) Natural History Database to describe monitoring and treatment patterns among patients with TSC-related angiomyolipomas (AMLs). METHODS: This study used the TSC Natural History Database, which contains demographics, affected areas, diagnosis, and treatments for more than 1300 patients with TSC enrolled in 16 participating clinics during 2006-2013. Patient characteristics, AML monitoring tests, and AML treatments were assessed...
March 2, 2017: Urology
Ahmed Dirweesh, Chikezie Alvarez, Muhammad Khan, Donald Christmas
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an uncommon finding in young adults presenting usually without any comorbidities or an underlying pathology. It is most commonly due to alveolar rupture in the setting of an inciting event such an underlying asthma, barotrauma, valsalva maneuver, or esophageal rupture. Individuals can have varying presentations, from chest pain, dyspnea and dysphagia, to anxiety, weakness, or facial and neck swelling. The majority of patients have subcutaneous emphysema on examination and can have abnormal laboratory findings such as an elevated C-reactive proteins and leukocytosis...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
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