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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756244/helical-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-with-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-prospective-investigation-of-acute-swallowing-and-toxicity-patterns
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Laura B Moroney, Jennifer Helios, Elizabeth C Ward, Jane Crombie, Anita Pelecanos, Clare L Burns, Ann-Louise Spurgin, Claire Blake, Lizbeth Kenny, Benjamin Chua, Brett G M Hughes
BACKGROUND: Conformal radiotherapy modalities may minimize treatment toxicities. The purpose of this study was to document the extent and timing of dysphagia and related toxicities during helical intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with chemotherapy for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 76 patients with oropharyngeal SCC undergoing helical IMRT with chemotherapy. Dysphagia and acute toxicity data were collected weekly during treatment and at 2, 4, and 12 weeks posttreatment using the Functional Oral Intake Scale, diet descriptors, and Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) version 4...
May 13, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732040/botulism-and-cavernous-sinus-thrombosis-induced-by-acute-rhinosinusitis-a-case-report
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Ali Tavassoli, Mahmood Sadeghi, Parviz Amri
Background: Botulism is an acute and rapidly progressive descending paralytic disease caused by a neurotoxin of clostridium botulinum. Case presentation: A 28-year-old woman presented with severe generalized ascending symmetrical muscle paralysis. The patient was intubated and transferred to the medical intensive care unit with several symptoms including: severe headache, dysphagia, dyspnea, ptosis, diplopia, and dry mouth. Despite being alert, pupils were bilaterally midriatic and had absent corneal reflux...
2018: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709327/early-intensive-rehabilitation-after-oral-cancer-treatment
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Maximilian Bschorer, Daniel Schneider, Matthias Hennig, Bernd Frank, Gerhard Schön, Max Heiland, Reinhard Bschorer
PURPOSE: The treatment of oral cancer requires an effective rehabilitation strategy such as an early intensive rehabilitation (EIR) program. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records and data of 41 patients who participated in an EIR program and 20 control group patients were analyzed. These patients all underwent surgical resection of the primary tumor followed by microsurgical reconstruction using free flaps. The length of stay (LOS) at the acute care hospital was compared between the two groups...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558752/lateral-medullary-infarction-with-or-without-extra-lateral-medullary-lesions-what-is-the-difference
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Hyun Goo Kang, Bum Joon Kim, Sang Hun Lee, Dong-Wha Kang, Sun U Kwon, Jong S Kim
BACKGROUND: Lateral medullary infarction (LMI) is not an uncommon disease. Although lesions are usually restricted to the lateral medullary area, some patients have additional infarcts in other parts of the brain. The clinical features and prognosis of isolated LMI (pure LMI, LMIpr) have been investigated. However, it remains unclear whether clinical characteristics, prognosis and factors associated with prognosis differ between patients with LMIpr and those with additional lesions (LMI plus, LMIpl)...
2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513868/findings-of-postoperative-clinical-assessment-of-swallowing-in-infants-with-congenital-heart-defect
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Paula Colvara de Souza, Vanessa Souza Gigoski, Camila Lúcia Etges, Lisiane da Rosa Barbosa
PURPOSE: Describe the findings of postoperative clinical evaluation of swallowing in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) in a reference hospital in southern Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted postoperatively with infants with medical diagnosis of CHD aged 0-6 months in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Exclusion criteria comprised infants with neurological and respiratory impairments, craniofacial malformation, structural alteration in the upper airways, and suspicion or diagnosis of genetic syndromes...
March 1, 2018: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509541/early-postoperative-complications-of-thoracic-esophageal-diverticula-a-review-of-10-cases-from-saint-mary-hospital-bucharest-romania
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Cristina Gîndea, Adrian Constantin, Petre Hoară, Andrei Cărăgui, Abdullah AlKadour, Silviu Constantinoiu
Introduction: Thoracic esophageal diverticulum is a rare pathology frequently associated with esophageal motility disorders. Surgery is the only option in patients with severe symptoms. METHOD: This is a retrospective case series study of 10 patients who underwent diverticulectomy for thoracic (epiphrenic or mid-esophageal) diverticula. It was recorded: main preoperative symptoms, usual blood tests, barium swallow, upper endoscopy and esophageal manometry. We analyzed the postoperative complications, length of stay in hospital and intensive care unit...
January 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29496764/validation-of-a-postextubation-dysphagia-screening-tool-for-patients-after-prolonged-endotracheal-intubation
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Karen L Johnson, Lauri Speirs, Anne Mitchell, Heather Przybyl, Diane Anderson, Brenda Manos, Amy T Schaenzer, Keri Winchester
BACKGROUND: Patients who receive prolonged endotracheal intubation (> 48 hours) are at risk for dysphagia. Nurses should conduct swallowing assessments after extubation because of the high likelihood of aspiration pneumonia developing. No valid and reliable postextubation dysphagia screening tools are available. OBJECTIVES: To establish content validity, analyze interrater reliability, and determine sensitivity and specificity of an evidence-based postextubation dysphagia screening tool developed by a multidisciplinary team...
March 2018: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468104/cerebellar-stroke-occupational-therapy-and-physical-therapy-management-from-intensive-care-unit-to-outpatient-a-case-report
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Christopher M Wilson, Christina L Mitchell, Katherine M Hebert
Cerebellar stroke increases the risk of extensive physical disability and long-term institutionalization. The purpose of this case report is to describe the 14-month longitudinal rehabilitation management and outcomes from the intensive care unit, inpatient rehabilitation unit and outpatient care of a patient after cerebellar stroke. A goal of this case report is to provide rehabilitation clinicians with a long-term perspective and understanding of the course of recovery for a patient after cerebellar cerebrovascular accident or related injury...
December 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354572/association-of-post-extubation-dysphagia-with-tongue-weakness-and-somatosensory-disturbance-in-non-neurologic-critically-ill-patients
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Hee Seon Park, Jung Hoi Koo, Sun Hong Song
Objective: To prospectively assess the association between impoverished sensorimotor integration of the tongue and lips and post-extubation dysphagia (PED). Methods: This cross-sectional study included non-neurologic critically ill adult patients who required endotracheal intubation and underwent videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) between October and December 2016. Participants underwent evaluation for tongue and lip performance, and oral somatosensory function...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29262440/who-is-safe-to-extubate-in-the-neuroscience-intensive-care-unit
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Julian Bösel
Patients admitted to the neuroscience intensive care unit (NICU) may have respiratory compromise from either central or peripheral neurological pathology, and may hence require intubation and mechanical ventilation for very diverse reasons. Liberation from invasive ventilation, that is, extubation, at the earliest possible time is a widely accepted principle in intensive care. For this, classic extubation criteria have been established in the general critical care setting, mainly targeting pulmonary function and cooperativeness of the patient...
December 2017: Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207003/risk-factors-for-symptomatic-esophageal-stricture-after-caustic-ingestion-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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P Le Naoures, A Hamy, N Lerolle, E Métivier, E Lermite, A Venara
Esophageal stricture is a major secondary complication of ingesting caustic agents. We examined our experiences with caustic injuries with a view to finding clinical and biological risk factors of esophageal strictures secondary to caustic ingestion. Records were retrieved for 58 adults admitted consecutively to our intensive care unit for caustic ingestion. Fifty cases were managed conservatively and therefore retained for analyses. Patients were grouped according to whether they developed strictures or not during the follow-up period...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960717/retrospective-evaluation-of-155-adult-equids-and-21-foals-with-tetanus-in-western-northern-and-central-europe-2000-2014-part-1-description-of-history-and-clinical-evolution
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Gaby van Galen, Claude Saegerman, Joke Rijckaert, Helene Amory, Lara Armengou, Barbora Bezdekova, Inge Durie, Rikke Findshøj Delany, Nathalie Fouché, Laura Haley, Michael Hewetson, Rene van den Hoven, Anna Kendall, Fernando Malalana, Jessika Muller Cavalleri, Tresemiek Picavet, Katja Roscher, Denis Verwilghen, Meret Wehrli Eser, Cornélie Westermann, Tim Mair
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical data of hospitalized adult equids and foals with tetanus. DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective study (2000-2014). SETTING: Twenty Western, Northern, and Central European university teaching hospitals and private referral centers. ANIMALS: One hundred fifty-five adult equids (>6 months) and 21 foals (<6 months) with tetanus. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Information on geographic, annual and seasonal data, demographic- and management-related data, clinical history, clinical examination and blood analysis on admission, complications, treatments, and outcomes were described and statistically compared between adults and foals...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951127/predictive-factors-for-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-after-prolonged-orotracheal-intubation
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Ana Carolina Martins de Oliveira, Amélia Augusta de Lima Friche, Marina Silva Salomão, Graziela Chamarelli Bougo, Laélia Cristina Caseiro Vicente
INTRODUCTION: Lesions in the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx due to endotracheal intubation can cause reduction in the local motility and sensitivity, impairing the swallowing process, resulting in oropharyngeal dysphagia. OBJECTIVE: To verify the predictive factors for the development of oropharyngeal dysphagia and the risk of aspiration in patients with prolonged orotracheal intubation admitted to an intensive care unit. METHODS: This is an observational, analytical, cross-sectional and retrospective data collection study of 181 electronic medical records of patients submitted to prolonged orotracheal intubation...
September 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880139/dysphagia-screening-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Raed A Joundi, Rosemary Martino, Gustavo Saposnik, Vasily Giannakeas, Jiming Fang, Moira K Kapral
Background Dysphagia screening is recommended after acute stroke to identify patients at risk of aspiration and implement appropriate care. However, little is known about the frequency and outcomes of patients undergoing dysphagia screening after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Methods We used the Ontario Stroke Registry from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2013 to identify patients hospitalized with acute stroke and to compare dysphagia screening rates in those with ICH and ischemic stroke. In patients with ICH we assessed predictors of receiving dysphagia screening, predictors of failing screening, and outcomes after failing screening...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873071/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-swallowing-dysfunction
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Tuğçe Mengi, Yaprak Seçil, Tülay Kurt İncesu, Şehnaz Arici, Zehra Özde Akkiraz, Nevin Gürgör, Muhteşem Gedizlioğlu, Cumhur Ertekin
PURPOSE: Patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), especially severe cases that require treatment in intensive care units, often experience swallowing difficulties. However, the oropharyngeal function of patients with GBS not treated in intensive care units is not typically evaluated using neurophysiological techniques. METHODS: Electrophysiological techniques were used to determine dysphagia limit and sequential water swallowing values in an electromyography laboratory...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802556/randomized-sham-controlled-trials-in-endoscopy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-adverse-events
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REVIEW
Allison R Schulman, Violeta Popov, Christopher C Thompson
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Sham procedures in endoscopy are used with the intention of controlling for placebo response, potentially allowing more precise evaluation of treatment effect. Nevertheless, this type of study may impose significant risk without potential benefit for those in the sham group. The aim of the current study was to systematically review and analyze the endoscopic literature to assess the safety of sham controls. METHODS: MEDLINE and Embase databases were searched for endoscopic sham procedures for all dates to July 2017...
December 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694006/neurotoxicity-with-persistent-unilateral-ophthalmoplegia-from-envenoming-by-a-wild-inland-taipan-oxyuranus-microlepidotus-elapidae-in-remote-outback-south-australia
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Scott A Weinstein, Evan Everest, Jeremy Purdell-Lewis, Michael Harrison, Fiona Tavender, Sam Alfred, Liz Marrack, Chris Davenport-Klunder, Neralie Wearn, Julian White
INTRODUCTION: A case of life threatening envenoming by a wild specimen of the inland taipan, Oxyuranus microlepidotus, is described. There have been 11 previously well-documented envenomings by O. microlepidotus, but only 2 were inflicted by wild snakes. Envenomed patients have presented predominantly with defibrinating coagulopathy and neurotoxicity. CASE REPORT: The victim was seeking to observe members of an isolated population of this species and was envenomed while attempting to photograph an approximately 1...
July 8, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685324/phenotypic-characteristics-and-outcome-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-in-arab-children
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Sulaiman M Al-Mayouf, Nora AlMutiari, Mohammed Muzaffer, Rawiah Shehata, Adel Al-Wahadneh, Reem Abdwani, Safia Al-Abrawi, Mohammed Abu-Shukair, Zeyad El-Habahbeh, Abdullah Alsonbul
This study describes the disease characteristics and outcome of Arab children with juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and compares the findings with other ethnicities. We retrospectively reviewed the hospital registries of the participating hospitals for children with JDM seen between 1990 and 2016 in three Arab countries. All patients fulfilled Bohan and Peter criteria for JDM, diagnosed before 14 years of age and were of Arab ethnicity. Clinical and laboratory features as well as the long-term outcomes including accrual disease damage were collected at the last follow-up visit...
September 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582997/breastfeeding-and-swallowing-in-a-neonate-with-mild-hypoxic-ischaemic-encephalopathy
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Esedra Krüger, Alta Kritzinger, Lidia Pottas
BACKGROUND: Specific breastfeeding and swallowing characteristics in neonates with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) have not yet been well described in the literature. Considering the relatively high incidence of HIE in resource-poor settings, speech-language therapists should be cognisant of the feeding difficulties in this population during breastfeeding. OBJECTIVE: To systematically describe the breastfeeding and swallowing of a single case of a neonate diagnosed with mild HIE from admission to discharge...
May 22, 2017: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535154/randomised-controlled-trial-of-early-prophylactic-feeding-vs-standard-care-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Teresa E Brown, Merrilyn D Banks, Brett G M Hughes, Charles Y Lin, Lizbeth M Kenny, Judith D Bauer
BACKGROUND: Weight loss remains significant in patients with head and neck cancer, despite prophylactic gastrostomy and intensive dietary counseling. The aim of this study was to improve outcomes utilising an early nutrition intervention. METHODS: Patients with head and neck cancer at a tertiary hospital in Australia referred for prophylactic gastrostomy prior to curative intent treatment were eligible for this single centre randomised controlled trial. Exclusions included severe malnutrition or dysphagia...
June 27, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
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