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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727493/sibilant-production-in-hebrew-speaking-adults-apical-versus-laminal
#1
Michal Icht, Boaz M Ben-David
The Hebrew IPA charts describe the sibilants /s, z/ as 'alveolar fricatives', where the place of articulation on the palate is the alveolar ridge. The point of constriction on the tongue is not defined - apical (tip) or laminal (blade). Usually, speech and language pathologists (SLPs) use the apical placement in Hebrew articulation therapy. Some researchers and SLPs suggested that acceptable /s, z/ could be also produced with the laminal placement (i.e. the tip of the tongue approximating the lower incisors)...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719593/long-term-treatment-of-eosinophilic-esophagitis-with-swallowed-topical-corticosteroids-development-and-evaluation-of-a-therapeutic-concept
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Thomas Greuter, Christian Bussmann, Ekaterina Safroneeva, Alain M Schoepfer, Luc Biedermann, Stephan R Vavricka, Alex Straumann
OBJECTIVES: Swallowed topical corticosteroids (STCs) are efficacious in inducing and presumably maintaining remission in patients with active eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Hitherto, it has not been evaluated whether long-lasting remission can be achieved, and whether treatment can be stopped once patients have achieved this remission. METHODS: Since 2007, EoE patients included into a large database at the Swiss EoE Clinics were put on STCs as induction/maintenance therapy...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718033/a-new-clinical-trial-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-combined-with-transoral-robotic-surgery-and-customized-adjuvant-therapy-for-patients-with-t3-or-t4-oropharyngeal-cancer
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Young Min Park, Chan Min Jung, Dongchul Cha, Da Hee Kim, Hye Ryun Kim, Ki Chang Keum, Nam Hoon Cho, Se-Heon Kim
BACKGROUND: A prospective clinical trial of combination neoadjuvant chemotherapy, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), and customized adjuvant therapy for patients with locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer was conducted. METHODS: Between July 2009 and October 2016, 31 patients were enrolled in this clinical trial. RESULTS: The primary lesions were located in the tonsils of 27 patients and in the base of the tongue of 4 patients. Of the 31 patients, 16 (51...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716772/chewing-induced-facial-dystonia-a-rare-presentation-of-task-specific-dystonia
#4
Chandramohan Sharma, Banshi Lal Kumawat, Ankur Garg, Kaushik Kumar Rana
This case is an addition to scarce literature available for a rare condition, chewing-induced task-specific dystonia. The patient was a 63-year-old woman who presented with a 4-year history of progressive difficulty in eating food only during chewing associated with abnormal facial grimaces without any difficulty in drinking, swallowing, speaking or singing. Examination revealed dystonia of facial muscles every time she chewed but absent during drinking and speaking. As movements were consistent and reproducible with the specific task, other differential diagnosis like motor tics, psychogenic disorder, tardive dystonia and parkinsonism syndrome were excluded leading to a diagnosis of task-specific facial dystonia triggered by chewing...
July 17, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712000/predictors-of-weight-loss-in-early-treated-parkinson-s-disease-from-the-net-pd-ls-1-cohort
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Anne-Marie Wills, Ruosha Li, Adriana Pérez, Xuehan Ren, James Boyd
Weight loss is a common symptom of Parkinson's disease and is associated with impaired quality of life. Predictors of weight loss have not been studied in large clinical cohorts. We previously observed an association between change in body mass index and change in Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor and total scores. In this study, we performed a secondary analysis of longitudinal data (1-6 years) from 1619 participants in the NINDS Exploratory Trials in PD Long-term Study-1 (NET-PD LS1) to explore predictors of weight loss in a large prospective clinical trial cohort of early treated Parkinson's disease...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706536/the-videofluorographic-swallowing-study-in-rheumatologic-diseases-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Ambra Di Piazza, Federica Vernuccio, Massimo Costanzo, Laura Scopelliti, Dario Picone, Federico Midiri, Francesco Salvaggi, Francesco Cupido, Massimo Galia, Sergio Salerno, Antonio Lo Casto, Massimo Midiri, Giuseppe Lo Re, Roberto Lagalla
Autoimmune connective tissue diseases are a heterogeneous group of pathologies that affect about 10% of world population with chronic evolution in 20%-80%. Inflammation in autoimmune diseases may lead to serious damage to other organs including the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal tract involvement in these patients may also due to both a direct action of antibodies against organs and pharmacological therapies. Dysphagia is one of the most important symptom, and it is caused by failure of the swallowing function and may lead to aspiration pneumonia, malnutrition, dehydration, weight loss, and airway obstruction...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699270/does-a-multidisciplinary-approach-to-voice-and-swallowing-disorders-improve-therapy-adherence-and-outcomes
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Juliana K Litts, Mona M Abaza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687188/-oral-and-dental-expression-of-thyroid-diseases
#8
Jean-Louis Wémeau, Christine Do Cao, Miriam Ladsous
Oral disorders were observed in children with congenital hypothyroidism, lately apparent because of difficulties of feeding, swallowing disorders, and macroglossia. Macroglossia was also a component of the severe acquired myxedema, particularly observed in hypothyroidism related to autoimmune atrophic thyroiditis beyond menopause. Lingual ectopy in children and adults could determine respiratory gene or swallowing difficulties, and were detectable by visual examination and the endobuccal touch. Expression of these events was completely minimized since the neonatal screening of congenital hypothyroidism, also by the common practice in adults of serum TSH determinations...
July 4, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681742/the-effect-of-sensory-level-electrical-stimulation-of-the-masseter-muscle-in-early-stroke-patients-with-dysphagia-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Ebru K Umay, Atilay Yaylaci, Guleser Saylam, Ibrahim Gundogdu, Eda Gurcay, Dehen Akcapinar, Zeynep Kirac
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in stroke patients. AIMS: As the first study in literature, we aimed to evaluate the effects of sensory-level electrical stimulation (SES) to bilateral masseter muscles in early stroke patients with dysphagia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was conducted at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic of our hospital between 2013 and 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight patients with dysphagia within the first month after ischemic stroke were included in this study...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678827/identifying-novel-genes-and-biological-processes-relevant-to-the-development-of-cancer-therapy-induced-mucositis-an-informative-gene-network-analysis
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Cielito C Reyes-Gibby, Stephanie C Melkonian, Jian Wang, Robert K Yu, Samuel A Shelburne, Charles Lu, Gary Brandon Gunn, Mark S Chambers, Ehab Y Hanna, Sai-Ching J Yeung, Sanjay Shete
Mucositis is a complex, dose-limiting toxicity of chemotherapy or radiotherapy that leads to painful mouth ulcers, difficulty eating or swallowing, gastrointestinal distress, and reduced quality of life for patients with cancer. Mucositis is most common for those undergoing high-dose chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and for those being treated for malignancies of the head and neck. Treatment and management of mucositis remain challenging. It is expected that multiple genes are involved in the formation, severity, and persistence of mucositis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676207/effects-of-allergen-sensitization-on-response-to-therapy-in-children-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Robert D Pesek, Mallikarjuna Rettiganti, Erin O'Brien, Sarah Beckwith, Caroline Daniel, Chunqiao Luo, Amy M Scurlock, Peggy Chandler, Rebecca A Levy, Tamara T Perry, Joshua L Kennedy, Sheva Chervinskiy, Maryelle Vonlanthen, Helen Casteel, Stephen C Fiedorek, Troy Gibbons, Stacie M Jones
BACKGROUND: In children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) foods are the most common disease triggers, but environmental allergens are also suspected culprits. OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of environmental allergen sensitization on response to treatment in children with EoE in the southeastern United States. METHODS: Patients 2 to 18 years old who were referred to the Arkansas Children's Hospital Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders Clinic from January 2012 to January 2016 were enrolled in a prospective, longitudinal cohort study with collection of demographics, clinical symptoms, medical history, allergy sensitization profiles, and response to treatment over time...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675770/oral-complications-at-six-months-after-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Rajesh V Lalla, Nathaniel Treister, Thomas Sollecito, Brian Schmidt, Lauren L Patton, Kusha Mohammadi, James S Hodges, Michael T Brennan
OBJECTIVE: Examine oral complications 6 months after modern radiation therapy (RT) for head and neck cancer (HNC). METHODS: Prospective multi-center cohort study of HNC patients receiving Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) or more advanced RT. Stimulated whole salivary flow, maximal mouth opening, oral mucositis, oral pain, oral health-related quality of life (OH-QOL), and oral hygiene practices, were measured in 372 subjects pre-RT and 216 at 6 months from start of RT...
July 4, 2017: Oral Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653125/eosinophilic-esophagitis-in-children
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REVIEW
Melanie A Ruffner, Jonathan M Spergel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: EoE is a significant cause of gastrointestinal morbidity affecting 1:2000. Patients with EoE typically have multiple atopic comorbidities, and additionally, many patients with EoE can be controlled well with elimination diets. The purpose of this review is to summarize the care of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis patients. RECENT FINDINGS: EoE represents a distinct clinical syndrome which is characterized by esophageal dysfunction and eosinophil-predominant inflammation of the esophageal mucosa...
August 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652714/the-safety-issues-and-hardware-related-complications-of-deep-brain-stimulation-therapy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-478-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635200/unusual-symptomatic-late-onset-presentation-of-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-report-of-two-cases-and-short-literature-review
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Yannis Dimitroglou, Ioannis Loulakas, Maria Chounti, Michail Megalakakis, Eleni Karavana, Panagiotis Hountis
Aberrant subclavian arteries are congenital vascular anomalies that usually do not cause any symptoms. When symptomatic they are considered as a rare cause of dysphagia. This presentation is known as dysphagia lusoria. They are diagnosed by barium swallow or contrast-enhanced computed tomography, although it may be an incidental finding. Management varies from life modifications and drug therapy to surgical intervention. We report two cases of the unusual form of late onset symptomatic presentation because of the presence of aberrant right subclavian artery...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634151/speech-and-swallowing-abnormalities-in-adults-with-polg-associated-ataxia-polg-a
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Adam P Vogel, Natalie Rommel, Andreas Oettinger, Marius Horger, Patrick Krumm, Eva-Maria Kraus, Ludger Schöls, Matthis Synofzik
BACKGROUND: Mutations in the nuclear-encoded mitochondrial DNA polymerase gamma (POLG) can result in a wide spectrum of neurological deficits. A common presentation is progressive ataxia (POLG-A) which includes impaired speech and swallowing. The nature, severity and impact of these deficits in POLG-A is not known. A comprehensive quantitative and qualitative characterization of dysarthria and dysphagia in this recurrent ataxia disorder will assist in diagnostics, provide insights into the underlying pathology, and establish the foundation for future therapy trials...
June 19, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631489/an-update-on-the-recognition-and-treatment-of-autonomic-symptoms-in-parkinson-s-disease
#17
Wolfgang H Jost
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by motor, autonomic, and neuropsychiatric symptoms. These occur in varying degrees in all stages of the disease. Among the autonomic disorders, cardiovascular, urogenital, gastrointestinal and thermoregulatory disorders are the most relevant. Within cardiovascular disorders drop of blood pressure after orthostasis and non-dipper behavior are very important; but also the influence of cardiovascular medication. Urgency, nocturia, and incontinence are of particular note within the urological problems...
June 28, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624817/exploring-the-clinical-practice-of-speech-and-language-therapists-with-adults-with-dementia-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-portugal
#18
Jossie Nóbrega, Marisa Lousada, Daniela Figueiredo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders secondary to dementia can benefit from speech and language therapy services. However, there is limited information on the role of speech and language therapists (SLTs) in the treatment of individuals with dementia. The aim of this study was to explore the clinical practice of SLTs with adults with dementia. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of SLTs was conducted in Portugal using a web-based questionnaire designed specifically for the purpose of this study...
June 17, 2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620597/feeding-problems-and-their-underlying-mechanisms-in-the-esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula-patient
#19
REVIEW
Lisa Mahoney, Rachel Rosen
Feeding difficulties such as dysphagia, coughing, choking, or vomiting during meals, slow eating, oral aversion, food refusal, and stressful mealtimes are common in children with repaired esophageal atresia (EA) and the reasons for this are often multifactorial. The aim of this review is to describe the possible underlying mechanisms contributing to feeding difficulties in patients with EA and approaches to management. Underlying mechanisms for these feeding difficulties include esophageal dysphagia, oropharyngeal dysphagia and aspiration, and aversions related to prolonged gastrostomy tube feeding...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619290/sparing-dysphagia-aspiration-related-structures-using-novel-hybrid-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
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Sitaraman BalajiSubramanian, Karunakaran Balaji, Moorthi Thirunavukarasu, Sumana Premkumar
PURPOSE: Studies using split field IMRT to spare dysphagia/aspiration related structures (DARS) have raised concern regarding dose uncertainty at matchline. This study explores the utility of hybrid VMAT in sparing the DARS and assesses matchline dose uncertainty in postoperative oral cavity cancer patients and compares it with VMAT. METHODS & MATERIALS: Ten postoperative oral cavity cancer patients were planned with h-VMAT and VMAT using the same planning CT dataset...
July 2017: Physica Medica: PM
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