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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425762/the-evaluation-of-bulbar-dysfunction-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-survey-of-clinical-practice-patterns-in-the-united-states
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Emily K Plowman, Lauren C Tabor, James Wymer, Gary Pattee
OBJECTIVE: Speech and swallowing impairments are highly prevalent in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and contribute to reduced quality of life, malnutrition, aspiration, pneumonia and death. Established practice parameters for bulbar dysfunction in ALS do not currently exist. The aim of this study was to identify current practice patterns for the evaluation of speech and swallowing function within participating Northeast ALS clinics in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 15-item survey was emailed to all registered NEALS centres...
April 20, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414663/not-another-acs-rule-out
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S Preston, R Nelson, M Watts, D Smith, T Dewenter, D Spruill
CASE: A 50 year old African-American woman with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presented with progressively worsening retro-sternal chest pain, exacerbated by activity and relieved by rest. She also endorsed a thirty-pound unintentional weight loss, and dysphagia. She was dysarthric with left-sided Bell's Palsy and a palpable left axillary lymph node. She had been evaluated at several hospitals in the previous months for similar typical chest pain. Her troponin values were normal, and an EKG showed T-wave inversions in leads I and aVL...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393342/-effects-of-an-oral-care-program-on-the-swallowing-function-in-post-operative-patients-with-oral-cancer
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Ching-Chi Hsiang, Yueh-Juen Hwu
BACKGROUND: Oral cancer is the fourth leading cause of death among men in Taiwan. Dysphagia, choking, and aspiration pneumonia are often noted in post-operative patients with oral cancer. Improving patients' swallowing function is an urgent problem that cannot be neglected. PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of an oral care program on the swallowing function of post-operative patients with oral cancer. METHODS: A quasi-experimental research design was conducted and post-operative patients with oral cancer were recruited...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327783/onset-locations-of-the-pharyngeal-phase-of-swallowing-meta-analysis
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Maralice Zancan, Karen Fontes Luchesi, Claudia Tiemi Mituuti, Ana Maria Furkim
Purpose: Literature review on the onset locations of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults and elderly people. Research strategies: Research was conducted in the PubMed, BIREME and SciELO databases through the descriptors fluoroscopy (fluoroscopia), deglutition (deglutição) and pharynx (faringe). Selection criteria: Studies published between 2005 and 2015, carried out with adults and elderly people who underwent swallowing videofluoroscopy (SVF), and citing the onset location of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing...
March 16, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204745/effective-dose-per-unit-kerma-area-product-conversion-factors-in-adults-undergoing-modified-barium-swallow-studies
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Heather Shaw Bonilha, Janina Wilmskoetter, Sameer V Tipnis, Bonnie Martin-Harris, Walter Huda
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162140/the-prevalence-and-effects-of-aspiration-among-neonates-at-the-time-of-discharge
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Emily Karsch, Sharon Y Irving, Brandon S Aylward, William T Mahle
BACKGROUND: Neonates undergoing heart surgery for CHD are at risk for postoperative gastrointestinal complications and aspiration events. There are limited data regarding the prevalence of aspiration after neonatal cardiothoracic surgery; thus, the effects of aspiration events on this patient population are not well understood. This retrospective chart review examined the prevalence and effects of aspiration among neonates who had undergone cardiac surgery at the time of their discharge...
February 6, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155281/preliminary-psychometric-performance-of-the-neonatal-feeding-assessment-scale
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Mari Viviers, Alta Kritzinger, Bart Vinck, Marien Graham
OBJECTIVE: The objective was to determine the preliminary psychometric performance of a new clinical feeding scale to diagnose oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) in neonates. METHODS: Twenty neonates with a median gestational age of 35 weeks were evaluated using the Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale (NFAS) and modified barium swallow studies (MBSS). The results were compared. RESULTS: Nine of the 20 participants presented with OPD on the NFAS. Comparison of the scale's results with instrumental MBSS indicated that all participants without OPD were correctly excluded (100% sensitivity)...
January 30, 2017: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978882/-modified-pedicled-thoracoacromial-artery-perforator-flap-for-the-repair-of-complex-pharyngocutaneous-fistula-a-retrospective-review-of-9-cases
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D J Song, Y X Zhang, Z Li, J J Yu, X Zhou, J Chen, X W Peng, B Zhou, C L Lyu, L C Yang, W Peng, X Wang
Objective: To report our experience in the application of modified pedicled thoracoacromial artery perforator (TAAP) flap for the repair of complex pharyngocutaneous fistula. Methods: Between December 2011 and September 2015, modified pedicled TAAP flaps were used to repair pharyngocutaneous fistulas in 9 patients. All patients were males, and ranged in age from 28 to 72 years old. Fistula size ranged from 4.5 cm×2.5 cm to 6.5 cm×4.5 cm, and the TAAP skin paddle size ranged from 7.0 cm×4.0 cm to 8.0 cm×5...
December 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899468/favorable-swallowing-outcomes-following-vagus-nerve-sacrifice-for-vagal-schwannoma-resection
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Mira A Patel, Danielle F Eytan, Justin Bishop, Joseph A Califano
Objective To determine the impact of unilateral vagal sacrifice for vagal schwannoma on postoperative swallowing function. Study Design Case series, chart review. Setting Academic medical institution. Subjects and Methods Ten patients underwent vagus nerve sacrifice for vagal schwannoma resection. Archived pathology records dating from 1985 through 2012 at our institution were retrospectively queried for cases of vagal schwannoma with vagus nerve sacrifice. Medical records were abstracted for demographic and disease information as well as cranial nerve and swallowing function...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861932/residue-influences-quality-of-life-independently-of-penetration-and-aspiration-in-head-and-neck-cancer-survivors
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Tanya K Meyer, Jessica M Pisegna, Gintas P Krisciunas, Barbara R Pauloski, Susan E Langmore
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Dysphagia is one of the most significant side effects of the treatment of head and neck cancer. Residue and aspiration are two indicators of dysphagia, but aspiration is historically the only indicator of interest, because it may impact health outcomes. Clinicians have anecdotally used residue as another marker of swallowing dysfunction, but it is understudied. This project investigated the impact of aspiration versus residue on function and quality of life (QoL) in these patients...
November 9, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796101/development-of-a-clinical-feeding-assessment-scale-for-very-young-infants-in-south-africa
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Mari Viviers, Alta Kritzinger, Bart Vinck
BACKGROUND: There is a need for validated neonatal feeding assessment instruments in South Africa. A locally developed instrument may contribute to standardised evaluation procedures of high-risk neonates and address needs in resource constrained developing settings. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to develop and validate the content of a clinical feeding assessment scale to diagnose oropharyngeal dysphagia (OPD) in neonates. METHOD: The Neonatal Feeding Assessment Scale (NFAS) was developed using the Delphi method...
October 26, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729141/early-surgical-intervention-in-type-i-laryngeal-cleft
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Kristine E Day, Nicholas J Smith, Brian D Kulbersh
OBJECTIVE: Diagnosis and treatment of type 1 laryngeal clefts remains a challenge. The purpose of this study is to determine if early surgical intervention in type I laryngeal clefts improves outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective case series was conducted at an academic tertiary care children's hospital. 18 children undergoing early (≤3 months from diagnosis) surgical intervention for type I laryngeal cleft repair between August of 2012 and December 2014. Data was compiled through a manual chart review...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712811/feeding-management-in-infants-with-craniofacial-anomalies
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Jill M Merrow
The instinctual drive to gain nourishment can become complicated by structural differences, physiologic instability and environmental influences. Infants with craniofacial anomalies may experience significant feeding and swallowing difficulties related to the type and severity of the anomalies present as well as social-emotional interactions with caregivers. Typical outcome measures and feeding goals are discussed. Details regarding clinical and instrumental evaluation, including fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing and modified barium swallow study, as well as management techniques are reported...
November 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581202/effect-of-time-and-temperature-on-thickened-infant-formula
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Memorie M Gosa, Pamela Dodrill
BACKGROUND: Unlike adult populations, who primarily depend on liquids for hydration alone, infants rely on liquids to provide them with hydration and nutrition. Speech-language pathologists working within pediatric medical settings often identify dysphagia in patients and subsequently recommend thickened liquids to reduce aspiration risk. Caregivers frequently report difficulty attempting to prepare infant formula to the prescribed thickness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was designed to determine (1) the relationship between consistencies in modified barium swallow studies and thickened infant formulas and (2) the effects of time and temperature on the resulting thickness of infant formula...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564246/dynamic-imaging-grade-of-swallowing-toxicity-digest-scale-development-and-validation
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Katherine A Hutcheson, Martha P Barrow, Denise A Barringer, Jodi K Knott, Heather Y Lin, Randal S Weber, Clifton D Fuller, Stephen Y Lai, Clare P Alvarez, Janhavi Raut, Cathy L Lazarus, Annette May, Joanne Patterson, Justin W G Roe, Heather M Starmer, Jan S Lewin
BACKGROUND: The National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (CTCAE) is the universal framework for toxicity reporting in oncology trials. The objective of this study was to develop a CTCAE-compatible modified barium swallow (MBS) grade for the purpose of grading pharyngeal dysphagia as a toxicity endpoint in cooperative-group organ-preservation trials for head and neck cancer (HNC). It was hypothesized that a 5-point, CTCAE-compatible MBS grade (Dynamic Imaging Grade of Swallowing Toxicity [DIGEST]) based on the interaction of pharyngeal residue and laryngeal penetration/aspiration ratings would be feasible and psychometrically sound...
January 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538876/relationship-between-the-eating-assessment-tool-10-and-objective-clinical-ratings-of-swallowing-function-in-individuals-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Loni C Arrese, Ricardo Carrau, Emily K Plowman
The Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10) represents a validated, easy to administer patient report dysphagia severity scale. Although its ability to detect swallowing impairment has been investigated in other patient populations, the utility of this instrument in individuals with head and neck cancer (HNC) has not been studied. The aim of the current investigation was to determine the relationship between patient ratings of swallowing impairment (EAT-10) and objective clinical ratings of swallow physiology in individuals with HNC...
February 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506616/factors-associated-with-gastrostomy-tube-removal-in-patients-with-dysphagia-after-stroke
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Janina Wilmskoetter, Teri Lynn Herbert, Heather S Bonilha
Gastrostomy feeding tubes are commonly placed in patients with dysphagia after stroke. The subsequent removal of the tube is a primary goal during rehabilitation. The purpose of our review was to identify predictors and factors associated with gastrostomy tube removal in patients with dysphagia after stroke. We conducted a literature review following the PRISMA statement and included the search databases PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, and CINAHL. Articles were included in the final analysis per predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497409/etiology-and-long-term-functional-swallow-outcomes-in-pediatric-unilateral-vocal-fold-immobility
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Kathleen M Tibbetts, Derek Wu, Jeffrey V Hsu, William B Burton, Michel Nassar, Melin Tan
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral vocal fold immobility (UVFI) results in deficits in phonatory, respiratory, and swallow function of the pediatric patient. Little is known about long-term functional swallow outcomes. METHODS: Medical records of children diagnosed with UVFI between 2005 and 2014 at a tertiary children's hospital were retrospectively reviewed. Etiology, laryngoscopy findings, and swallow status at diagnosis and follow-up were recorded. Swallow outcomes were compared by etiology using Fisher's exact test...
September 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27278266/diagnostic-reference-levels-for-common-paediatric-fluoroscopic-examinations-performed-at-a-dedicated-paediatric-australian-hospital
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Giovanni Bibbo, Debbie Balman, Rebecca Linke
INTRODUCTION: Diagnostic reference levels (DRL) of procedures involving ionising radiation are important tools for optimising radiation doses delivered to patients and to identify cases where the levels of dose are unusually high. This is particularly important for paediatric patients undergoing fluoroscopic examinations as these examinations can be associated with a high radiation dose. In this study, a large amount of paediatric fluoroscopic data has been analysed to: establish local DRL, identify the most significant factors determining radiation dose to patients, and modify fluoroscopic techniques to optimise the examination protocols...
August 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27227341/internal-lymphedema-correlates-with-subjective-and-objective-measures-of-dysphagia-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Leanne K Jackson, Sheila H Ridner, Jie Deng, Carmin Bartow, Kyle Mannion, Ken Niermann, Jill Gilbert, Mary S Dietrich, Anthony J Cmelak, Barbara A Murphy
BACKGROUND: Tumor/treatment-related internal lymphedema (IL) and/or external lymphedema (EL) are associated with functional deficits and increased symptom burden in head and neck cancer patients (HNCP). Previously, we noted association between EL/IL and patient-reported dysphagia using the Vanderbilt Head and Neck Symptom Survey (VHNSS) version 1.0. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between IL/EL and subjective and objective measures of swallowing function...
September 2016: Journal of Palliative Medicine
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