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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081026/the-effect-of-nebulized-glycopyrrolate-on-posterior-drooling-in-patients-with-brain-injury-two-cases-of-different-brain-lesions
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Zee-Ihn Lee, Kwang Jae Yu, Dae Hee Lee, Seong Kyung Hong, Seung Beom Woo, Jong Min Kim, Donghwi Park
Posterior drooling, which can lead to substantial respiratory morbidity, including unexplained lung diseases and recurrent pneumonia, is an important issue in the rehabilitation unit. There are various treatment options for posterior drooling, including pharmacologic therapy, oral motor or behavioral therapy, biofeedback, local glandular injection of botulinum toxin, irradiation, and surgery. Among them, nebulized glycopyrrolate has the following advantages: It is noninvasive and is relatively free of central adverse effects because it does not cross the blood-brain barrier unlike other anticholinergics...
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070602/acupuncture-in-posttonsillectomy-pain-a%C3%A2-prospective-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
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J Dingemann, B Plewig, I Baumann, P K Plinkert, S Sertel
BACKGROUND: Postoperative swallowing pain is one of the most unpleasant after-effects of tonsillectomy. During recent years, the demand for alternatives to drug-based pain therapy has continued to grow, although the topic has received little research attention until now. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients were randomized into verum acupuncture, control acupuncture, and drug-based treatment groups. All patients received nonsteroidal antirheumatic drugs (NSAIDs)...
January 9, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049604/evaluating-tumour-after-care-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-insights-into-patients-health-related-quality-of-life
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Oliver Bissinger, Andrea Rau, Steffen Koerdt, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Marco Rainer Kesting, Carolin Götz
INTRODUCTION: Tumour aftercare (tac) is an essential tool in oncology. The main aim of these follow ups is to diagnose recurrence and second tumours from the beginning. Tac appointments can create a special environment for patients' further concerns. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate tac of patients diagnosed with OSCC and to investigate their health related quality of life (hrql). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A German questionnaire was created by two maxillo-facial surgeons with several years of tac experience...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048671/su-f-t-104-determining-the-ntcp-parameters-of-pharyngeal-constrictors-and-proximal-esophagus-for-radiation-induced-swallowing-problems-recorded-six-months-after-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-tumors
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P Mavroidis, A Price, M Kostich, R Amdur, W Mendenhall, N Sheets, R Green, S Das, L Marks, B Chera
PURPOSE: To estimate the radiobiological parameters of four NTCP models that describe the dose-response relations of pharyngeal constrictors and proximal esophagus regarding the severity of patient reported swallowing problems 6 months post chemo-radiotherapy. To identify the section/structure that best correlates with the manifestation of the clinical endpoints. Finally, to compare the goodness-of-fit of those models. METHODS: Forty-three patients were treated on a prospective multi-institutional phase II study for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046674/su-f-t-107-correlations-between-dosimetric-indices-of-pharyngeal-constrictors-and-proximal-esophagus-with-associated-patient-reported-outcomes-six-months-after-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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B Chera, A Price, M Kostich, R Amdur, W Mendenhall, N Sheets, R Green, L Marks, S Das, P Mavroidis
PURPOSE: To compare the correlations between different dosimetric indices derived from the pharyngeal constrictor muscles and proximal esophagus with patient-reported difficulty in swallowing 6 months post radiotherapy using a novel patient reported outcome version of CTCAE (PRO-CTCAE). METHODS: Forty-three patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma were treated on a prospective multi-institutional study. All patients received de-intensified 60 Gy intensity modulated radiotherapy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040660/quality-of-life-and-swallowing-with-standard-chemoradiotherapy-versus-accelerated-radiotherapy-and-panitumumab-in-locoregionally-advanced-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-a-phase-iii-randomised-trial-from-the-canadian-cancer-trials-group-hn-6
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Jolie Ringash, John N Waldron, Lillian L Siu, Rosemary Martino, Eric Winquist, Jim R Wright, Abdenour Nabid, John H Hay, Alex Hammond, Khalil Sultanem, Sebastien Hotte, Carson Leong, Ali Abdel Halim El-Gayed, Farah Naz, Kevin Ramchandar, Timothy E Owen, Alexander Montenegro, Brian O'Sullivan, Bingshu E Chen, Wendy R Parulekar
AIM: To compare quality of life (QOL) between standard (SFX) chemoradiotherapy (arm A) and altered fractionation radiotherapy (AFX) with panitumumab (PMab; arm B). METHODS: Patients with T any N + M0 or T3-4N0M0 squamous cell head-neck carcinoma were randomised to SFX (70 Gy/35/7 wks) plus cisplatin (100 mg/m(2) IV × 3) versus AFX (70 Gy/35/6 wks) plus PMab (9 mg/kg IV × 3). QOL was collected at baseline, end of radiation therapy (RT) and 2, 4, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months post-RT using the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy Head and Neck (FACT-H&N), MD Anderson Dysphagia Index (MDADI) and SWAL-QOL...
December 29, 2016: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029303/e1308-phase-ii-trial-of-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-reduced-dose-radiation-and-weekly-cetuximab-in-patients-with-hpv-associated-resectable-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-ecog-acrin-cancer-research-group
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Shanthi Marur, Shuli Li, Anthony J Cmelak, Maura L Gillison, Weiqiang J Zhao, Robert L Ferris, William H Westra, Jill Gilbert, Julie E Bauman, Lynne I Wagner, David R Trevarthen, Jahagirdar Balkrishna, Barbara A Murphy, Nishant Agrawal, A Dimitrios Colevas, Christine H Chung, Barbara Burtness
Purpose Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is treatment-responsive. Definitive chemoradiation results in high cure rates but causes long-term toxicity and may represent overtreatment of some patients. This phase II trial evaluated whether complete clinical response (cCR) to induction chemotherapy (IC) could select patients with HPV-associated OPSCC for reduced radiation dose as a means of sparing late sequelae. Methods Patients with HPV16 and/or p16-positive, stage III-IV OPSCC received three cycles of IC with cisplatin, paclitaxel, and cetuximab...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029056/ultrasound-in-dysphagia-rehabilitation-a-novel-approach-following-partial-glossectomy
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Katrina M Blyth, Patricia McCabe, Catherine Madill, Kirrie J Ballard
PURPOSE: While the presence of dysphagia following partial glossectomy has been widely reported, there is insufficient quality evidence to guide clinical decision making about the treatment of this disorder. This study investigated a novel dysphagia rehabilitation approach using ultrasound tongue imaging for patient training. METHOD: Initially, a pilot study was conducted to investigate the feasibility of ultrasound visual feedback during swallow tasks. The protocol was then replicated using a single-case experimental designed study to investigate therapeutic effect...
December 28, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018753/genetic-determinants-of-swallowing-impairment-recovery-and-responsiveness-to-treatment
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REVIEW
Alicja Raginis-Zborowska, Neil Pendleton, Shaheen Hamdy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Here we review the latest literature and evidence in the field of genetics and determinants of swallowing and its treatments-specifically, this is a very recent concept in the field of oropharyngeal dysphagia, with only now an emerging research interest in the relationship between our genetic makeup and the effect this has on swallowing function and dysfunction. As such our review will look at preclinical, clinical and hypothesis generating research covering all aspects of the genetics of swallowing, giving new importance to the genotype-phenotype influences pertaining to dysphagia and its recovery...
2016: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001273/effect-of-speech-language-therapy-after-low-level-laser-therapy-in-patients-with-tmd-a-descriptive-study
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Melissa de Oliveira Melchior, Bárbara Cristina Zanandréa Machado, Lais Valencise Magri, Marcelo Oliveira Mazzetto
Increased pain and/or discomfort during chewing, speaking, and swallowing have been commonly reported by patients with Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD). Speech-language pathology therapy (orofacial myofunctional therapy - OMT) has been proposed as part of the treatment for this condition; however, it is a modality that should be introduced when the TMD context and the pain are not accentuated, so that they do not prevent or hinder the performance of exercises. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of OMT on the treatment of patients with TMD, according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD), after analgesia with low-level laser therapy (LLLT), regarding orofacial myofunctional conditions (OMC) and the perception of TMD symptoms...
November 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998652/the-need-for-non-oral-therapy-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-potential-role-for-apomorphine
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Teus van Laar, Robbert Borgemeester
In the course of Parkinson's disease (PD), oral medication may lose its effectiveness due to several reasons, like dysphagia, impaired absorption from the gastro-intestinal tract and delayed emptying of the stomach. If these problems occur, a non-oral therapy should be considered. Examples of non-oral therapies are transdermal patches, (e.g. rotigotine) which may overcome motor and nonmotor nighttime problems, and may serve as well to treat daytime response-fluctuations, if oral therapies fail to do so. Other options are injections with apomorphine to treat early morning dystonia and random off-periods during daytime, as well as continuously infused subcutaneous apomorphine for random fluctuations in PD patients...
December 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965848/a-feasibility-study-incorporating-a-pilot-randomised-controlled-trial-of-oral-feeding-plus-pre-treatment-gastrostomy-tube-versus-oral-feeding-plus-as-needed-nasogastric-tube-feeding-in-patients-undergoing-chemoradiation-for-head-and-neck-cancer-tube-trial-study
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Vinidh Paleri, Joshua Wood, Joanne Patterson, Deborah D Stocken, Mike Cole, Luke Vale, Jeremy Franks, Teresa Guerrero-Urbano, Rachael Donnelly, Stewart Barclay, Tim Rapley, Nikki Rousseau
BACKGROUND: There are 7000 new cases of head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCC) treated by the NHS each year. Stage III and IV HNSCC can be treated non-surgically by radio therapy (RT) or chemoradiation therapy (CRT). CRT can affect eating and drinking through a range of side effects with 90 % of patients undergoing this treatment requiring nutritional support via gastrostomy (G) or nasogastric (NG) tube feeding. Long-term dysphagia following CRT is a primary concern for patients...
2016: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951610/elipse-the-first-procedureless-gastric-balloon-for-weight-loss-a-prospective-observational-open-label-multicenter-study
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Evzen Machytka, Shantanu Gaur, Ram Chuttani, Martina Bojkova, Tomas Kupka, Marek Buzga, Andreas Giannakou, Kandiliotis Ioannis, Elisabeth Mathus-Vliegen, Samuel Levy, Ioannis Raftopoulos
Background and study aims: Conventional gastric balloons for weight loss require endoscopy for placement and removal. The Elipse device is swallowed, resides in the stomach for 4 months, and is then expelled. The objectives of this study were to assess the safety of Elipse and to measure its effects on weight loss, metabolic parameters, and quality of life. Methods: Each participant swallowed one Elipse device, which was filled with 550 mL of filling fluid through a thin delivery catheter that was then removed...
December 12, 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943254/minimally-invasive-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-chemoradiotherapy-for-small-volume-primary-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
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REVIEW
James Howard, Liam Masterson, Raghav C Dwivedi, Faruque Riffat, Richard Benson, Sarah Jefferies, Piyush Jani, James R Tysome, Chris Nutting
BACKGROUND: More than 400,000 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) are diagnosed each year worldwide and the incidence is rising, partly as a result of human papillomavirus. Human papillomavirus-associated OPSCC affects younger patients and often presents at a higher stage; however, it is associated with a better prognosis.Until recently, first-line management of OPSCC involved chemoradiotherapy, as research had demonstrated comparable survival outcomes when compared with open surgery, with significantly decreased morbidity...
December 11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942479/posterior-fossa-syndrome-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Salima S Wahab, Samantha Hettige, Kshtij Mankad, Kristian Aquilina
Posterior fossa syndrome (PFS), or cerebellar mutism syndrome (CMS), is a collection of neurological symptoms that occur following surgical resection of a posterior fossa tumour, and is characterised by either a reduction or an absence of speech. Some authors suggest that CM is only one symptom of the CMS complex that also includes ataxia, hypotonia and irritability as well as cranial nerve deficits, neurobehavioral changes and urinary retention or incontinence. It is seen almost exclusively in children. In 1985 Rekate et al...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941107/malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests-and-malaria-microscopy-for-guiding-malaria-treatment-of-uncomplicated-fevers-in-nigeria-and-prereferral-cases-in-3-african-countries
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Catherine O Falade, IkeOluwapo O Ajayi, Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti, Mohamadou Siribié, Amidou Diarra, Luc Sermé, Chinenye Afonne, Oyindamola B Yusuf, Zakaria Gansane, Ayodele S Jegede, Jan Singlovic, Melba Gomes
BACKGROUND:  The World Health Organization recommends that malaria treatment be based on demonstration of the infecting Plasmodium parasite specie. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are recommended at community points of care because they are accurate and rapid. We report on parasitological results in a malaria study in selected rural communities in 3 African countries. METHODS:  In Nigeria, community health workers (CHWs) performed RDTs (SD-Bioline) and thick blood smears on all children suspected to have malaria...
December 15, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940673/can-a-flavored-spray-pill-glide-help-children-swallow-their-medicines-a-pilot-study
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Mamta Jagani, Hélène Legay, Sejal R Ranmal, Julie Bertrand, Kuan Ooi, Catherine Tuleu
Pediatric pharmacists are constantly faced with the challenges of supporting children and caregivers for whom the difficulties of swallowing medicines can be a daily struggle. Most medicines are only available as tablets and capsules, and where liquid alternatives exist, these products often have issues with palatability and high costs. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether the swallowing spray, Pill Glide, could help children in taking their solid and liquid medicines. This open label pilot study compared the spray with a behavioral approach alone, the current standard of care at the pediatric hospital...
December 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933348/-acupuncture-in-posttonsillectomy-pain-a%C3%A2-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-german-version
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J Dingemann, B Plewig, I Baumann, P K Plinkert, S Sertel
BACKGROUND: Postoperative swallowing pain is one of the most unpleasant after-effects of tonsillectomy. During recent years, the demand for alternatives to drug-based pain therapy has continued to grow, although the topic has received little research attention until now. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 46 patients were randomized into verum acupuncture, control acupuncture, and drug-based treatment groups. All patients received nonsteroidal antirheumatic drugs (NSAIDs)...
December 8, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930507/thoracic-spinal-epidural-abscess-caused-by-fishbone-perforation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Jian-Min Chen, Zhi-Yong Wang, Guo-Xin Ni
RATIONALE: Ingestion of a fishbone is a common cause of esophageal injury, but spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare condition due to the esophageal penetration by a swallowed fishbone. Prompt diagnosis can be seldom made owing to incomplete patient history taking and difficulties in imaging evidence identification. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe the case of a 62-year-old woman who was stuck in her throat by a fishbone, and complained of back pain, paresis of the lower limbs and fever, successively...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904911/effect-of-bihemispheric-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-dysphagia-in-chronic-stroke-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Young Hyun Ahn, Hyun-Joo Sohn, Jin-Sung Park, Tae Gyu Ahn, Yong Beom Shin, Minsu Park, Sung-Hwa Ko, Yong-Il Shin
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether bihemispheric anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with conventional dysphagia therapy could improve swallowing function in chronic stroke patients with dysphagia. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS: Twenty-six patients with dysphagia for at least 6 months post-stroke were randomly assigned into: (i) bihemispheric anodal tDCS group; or (ii) sham group. METHODS: All patients underwent 10 tDCS sessions with simultaneous conventional swallowing therapy for 2 weeks...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
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