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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350775/randomized-trial-of-transcranial-dc-stimulation-for-post-stroke-dysphagia
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Sonja Suntrup-Krueger, Corinna Ringmaier, Paul Muhle, Andreas Wollbrink, Andre Kemmling, Uta Hanning, Inga Claus, Tobias Warnecke, Inga Teismann, Christo Pantev, Rainer Dziewas
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is able to enhance dysphagia rehabilitation following stroke. Besides relating clinical effects with neuroplastic changes in cortical swallowing processing we aimed to identify factors influencing treatment success. METHODS: In this double-blind, randomized study 60 acute dysphagic stroke patients received contralesional anodal (1 mA, 20 min) or sham tDCS on four consecutive days. Swallowing function was thoroughly assessed before and after the intervention using the validated Fiberoptic Endoscopic Dysphagia Severity Scale (FEDSS) and clinical assessment...
January 19, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346519/final-results-of-a-multi-institutional-phase-ii-trial-of-re-irradiation-with-concurrent-weekly-cisplatin-and-cetuximab-for-recurrent-or-second-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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M J Awan, L Nedzi, D Wang, V Tumati, B Sumer, X-J Xie, I Smith, J Truelson, R Hughes, L L Myers, P Lavertu, S Wong, M Yao
Background: The optimal regimen of chemotherapy and re-irradiation (re-XRT) for recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is controversial. We report the final outcomes of a multi-center Phase II trial evaluating cetuximab and cisplatin-based chemotherapy concurrent with re-XRT for patients with recurrent HNSCC. Methods and Materials: Patients with unresectable recurrent disease or positive margins after salvage surgery arising within a previously irradiated field with KPS≥70 were eligible for this trial...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346056/esophageal-leiomyoma-in-a-dog-causing-esophageal-distension-and-treated-by-transcardial-placement-of-a-self-expanding-covered-nitinol-esophageal-stent
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Elisabeth M Robin, Pascaline B Pey, Pauline de Fornel-Thibaud, Pierre H M Moissonnier, Valérie Freiche
CASE DESCRIPTION A 10-year-old spayed female Rottweiler was referred for evaluation because of a 2-month history of regurgitation and weight loss, despite no apparent change in appetite. The dog had received antiemetic and antacid treatment, without improvement. CLINICAL FINDINGS Physical examination revealed a low body condition score (2/5), but other findings were unremarkable. Diffuse, global esophageal dilatation was noted on plain thoracic radiographs, and normal motility was confirmed through videofluoroscopic evaluation of swallowing...
February 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340927/achalasia-cardia-in-a-young-infant
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V Poornachand, K Kumarasamy, S P Karamath, V Seenivasan, Sumathi Bavanandam, Nirmala Dheivamani
Achalasia cardia is an esophageal motility disorder rarely reported in children and more so in young infants. Common clinical presentations include vomiting, dysphagia, regurgitation, recurrent pulmonary aspiration and failure to thrive. Diagnosis is made by barium swallow study and esophageal manometry, which is the gold standard test. Pharmocological management and endotherapy often fails and results in recurrence of symptoms. Laparoscopic Hellers myotomy, with or without anti-reflux procedure is the standard treatment of choice for children...
January 17, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338291/indications-for-surgical-repair-of-type-1-laryngeal-cleft
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Craig E Berzofsky, Tali Lando, Sandra Ettema, Jennifer Nelson, Gayle Woodson
OBJECTIVES: Type 1 laryngeal cleft (T1LC) is a congenital deficiency in the posterior glottis, resulting in a communication between the hypopharynx and glottis. No consensus treatment paradigm exists for timing and criteria for patient selection for surgical repair. Our goal is to assess whether patient characteristics can help predict improvement after surgery. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board exemption, a retrospective chart review was performed for patients undergoing surgery to diagnose a T1LC...
January 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336286/oral-allergy-syndrome
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Nuray Bayar Muluk, Cemal Cingi
OBJECTIVES: To review oral allergy syndrome (OAS). METHODS: We searched several medical literature data bases with the following key words: "oral allergy syndrome," "OAS," "pollen-food allergy syndrome," "PFAS," "allergy," "diagnosis," "treatment." RESULTS: Oral allergy syndrome (OAS), also called "pollen-food allergy syndrome," is a type of food allergy brought about by flavors, nuts, raw fruit, and vegetables. The most well-known symptoms are mouth and throat itching, which starts rapidly after a food is placed in the mouth, and that, as a rule, continues for just a couple of minutes after the food has been swallowed...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333061/critical-appraisal-of-rome-iv-criteria-hypersensitive-esophagus-does-belong-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-spectrum
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Leonardo Frazzoni, Marzio Frazzoni, Nicola de Bortoli, Salvatore Tolone, Irene Martinucci, Lorenzo Fuccio, Vincenzo Savarino, Edoardo Savarino
The Rome IV Committee introduced a major change in the classification of functional gastrointestinal disorders, proposing a more restrictive definition of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It was suggested that hypersensitive esophagus (HE) may sit more firmly within the functional realm. It was suggested that GERD diagnosis should be based upon abnormal acid exposure time (AET) only, implying no advantage of impedance-pH over pH monitoring. Symptom association probability (SAP), symptom index (SI) and heartburn relief with proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy were regarded as unreliable, whereas a lack of response to PPI was considered as evidence of functional heartburn...
January 2018: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330612/analysis-of-the-stomatognathic-system-of-children-according-orthodontic-treatment-needs
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Simone Cecílio Hallak Regalo, Bárbara de Lima Lucas, Kranya Victoria Díaz-Serrano, Nicolly Parente Ribeiro Frota, Isabela Hallak Regalo, Mariângela Salles Pereira Nassar, Mariah Acioli Righetti, Lígia Franco Oliveira, Lígia Maria Napolitano Gonçalves, Selma Siéssere, Marcelo Palinkas
PURPOSE: The present study evaluated electromyographic activity (EMG), masticatory performance, and tongue strength in children without and with orthodontic treatment needs. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 90 children were screened and divided into the following groups: Group I (no treatment needed; mean age: 8.00 ± 0.43 years; n = 26), Group II (few malocclusions, treatment needed; mean age: 8.89 ± 0.43 years; n = 28), and Group III (slight-to-borderline treatment needed; mean age: 8...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329328/early-occurrence-of-inspiratory-muscle-weakness-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Guillaume Baille, Thierry Perez, David Devos, Valérie Deken, Luc Defebvre, Caroline Moreau
INTRODUCTION: In Parkinson's disease (PD), respiratory insufficiency (including functional and muscle disorders) can impact dysarthria and swallowing. Most studies of this topic have been performed retrospectively in populations of patients with advanced PD. The objective of the present study was to characterize lung function (under off-drug conditions) in early-stage PD patients at baseline and then again two years later. METHODS: Forty-one early-stage PD patients (mean ± SD age: 61...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327682/analysis-of-implementiation-of-4th-head-and-neck-cancer-awareness-week-in-department-of-otolaryngology-in-mi%C3%A4-dzyleski-hospital-in-warsaw
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Karolina Dżaman, Karolina Piskadło-Zborowska, Mirosława Pietniczka-Załęska
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to analyze the profile of patients applying for free preventive examinations within The Forth European Head an Neck Cancer (HNC) Awareness Week in the Department of Otorhynolaryngology in Międzyleski Hospital in Warsaw (ORL MSS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A media campaign was designed to inform HNC risk patients about the opportunity to receive free preventive examinations in ORL MSS. 225 patients were enrolled to the study. Patient age ranged from 26 to 92 (average 63 years)...
August 31, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325526/aortoesophageal-fistula-and-arch-pseudoaneurysm-after-removing-of-a-swallowed-chicken-bone-a-case-report-of-one-stage-hybrid-treatment
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Jia-Yu Shen, Hong-Wei Zhang, Kang-Jun Fan, Hu Liao, Er-Yong Zhang, Jia Hu
BACKGROUND: Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) and arch pseudoaneurysm are rare complications induced by a foreign body, and considerable controversy remains regarding the appropriate management strategies. We herein report a successful one-stage hybrid treatment in a patient with AEF and arch pseudoaneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient, a 40-year-old man, presented to the emergency room because of intense retrosternal discomfort for 3 days and hematemesis for 3 h...
January 11, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314040/esophagram-findings-in-cervical-esophageal-stenosis-a-case-controlled-quantitative-analysis
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Jacob West, Cherine H Kim, Zachary Reichert, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley, Jared C Inman
OBJECTIVE: Cervical esophageal stenosis is often diagnosed with a qualitative evaluation of a barium esophagram. Although the esophagram is frequently the initial screening exam for dysphagia, a clear objective standard for stenosis has not been defined. In this study, we measured esophagram diameters in order to establish a quantitative standard for defining cervical esophageal stenosis that requires surgical intervention. STUDY DESIGN: Single institution case-control study...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306494/review-of-handle-on-qol-a-database-of-published-papers-that-use-questionnaires-to-report-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
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R J Wotherspoon, A N Kanatas, S N Rogers
HaNDLE-on-QoL (Head And Neck Database Listing Evidence on QoL) is a searchable database that comprises abstracts of papers that have used questionnaires to report on quality of life (QoL) in patients with cancer of the head and neck. It can be searched by title, first author, year of publication, words used in the abstract, site of cancer, study design, and questionnaires used. The aim of this paper was to summarise its contents. In May 2017 we searched the website using the criteria above. It contained 1498 papers (including 149 reviews), and the number is increasing each year...
January 3, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303857/reconstruction-of-a-compound-oromandibular-defect-by-means-of-chimeric-scapular-parascapular-free-flap-assisted-by-virtual-surgical-planning
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Josué Hernando, Antonio Aguilar-Salvatierra, Ignacio Osoitz Leizaola-Cardesa, Juan Antonio Rad, Amaya Vicuña, Rafael Gómez, Javier Martín, Gerardo Gómez-Moreno
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of an oromandibular defect presents a considerable surgical challenge. But since the advent of microvascularized free flap reconstructive surgery, outcomes have improved significantly so that today almost any defect may be reconstructed. Recently, virtual surgical planning has reduced surgical time, the morbidity associated with surgery, and surgical precision. OBJECTIVE: This article reports a complex patient with a composite oromandibular defect...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300003/effects-of-inhalation-anesthesia-vs-total-intravenous-anesthesia-tiva-vs-spinal-epidural-anesthesia-on-deep-vein-thrombosis-after-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Lu-Yang Zhou, Wei Gu, Yun Liu, Zheng-Liang Ma
BACKGROUND The objective of the present study was to evaluate the varying efficacy of general anesthesia (GA), combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA), and total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) on the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIAL AND METHODS From July 2013 to May 2015, a total of 197 cases of patients who had undergone TKA treatment at either the Drum Tower Hospital or Nanjing General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command were recruited to participate in the study...
January 4, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299509/salivary-fistula-blue-dye-testing-as-part-of-an-algorithm-for-early-diagnosis
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Kimberley L Kiong, Ngian Chye Tan, Thakshayeni Skanthakumar, Constance E H Teo, Khee Chee Soo, Hiang Khoon Tan, Elizabeth Roche, Kaisin Yee, N Gopalakrishna Iyer
Objective: Orocutaneous and pharyngocutaneous fistula (OPCF) is a debilitating complication of head and neck surgery for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), resulting in delayed adjuvant treatment and prolonged hospitalization. As yet, there is no established test that can help in prompt and accurate diagnosis of OPCF. This study aims to determine the accuracy of bedside blue dye testing and its role as part of an algorithm for early diagnosis. We also analyze the risk factors predisposing to OPCF...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298943/modified-barium-swallow-for-evaluation-of-dysphagia
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Rebecca Peterson
Deglutition, or the act of swallowing, allows food and fluids to move through the upper gastrointestinal tract. Difficulty swallowing, known as dysphagia, causes a host of complications for patients. Fluoroscopic evaluation of dysphagia enables appropriate diagnosis and treatment. This evaluation commonly is accomplished with a swallowing dysfunction study, also known as a modified barium swallow procedure.
January 2018: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290580/diagnosis-and-management-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy-part-1-recommendations-for-diagnosis-rehabilitation-orthopedic-and-nutritional-care
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Eugenio Mercuri, Richard S Finkel, Francesco Muntoni, Brunhilde Wirth, Jacqueline Montes, Marion Main, Elena S Mazzone, Michael Vitale, Brian Snyder, Susana Quijano-Roy, Enrico Bertini, Rebecca Hurst Davis, Oscar H Meyer, Anita K Simonds, Mary K Schroth, Robert J Graham, Janbernd Kirschner, Susan T Iannaccone, Thomas O Crawford, Simon Woods, Ying Qian, Thomas Sejersen
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a severe neuromuscular disorder due to a defect in the survival motor neuron 1 (SMN1) gene. Its incidence is approximately 1 in 11,000 live births. In 2007, an International Conference on the Standard of Care for SMA published a consensus statement on SMA standard of care that has been widely used throughout the world. Here we report a two-part update of the topics covered in the previous recommendations. In part 1 we present the methods used to achieve these recommendations, and an update on diagnosis, rehabilitation, orthopedic and spinal management; and nutritional, swallowing and gastrointestinal management...
November 23, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288590/combined-electrical-stimulation-and-exercise-for-swallow-rehabilitation-post-stroke-a-pilot-randomized-control-trial
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Lise Sproson, Sue Pownall, Pam Enderby, Jenny Freeman
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is common after stroke, affecting up to 50% of patients initially. It can lead to post-stroke pneumonia, which causes 30% of stroke-related deaths, a longer hospital stay and poorer health outcomes. Dysphagia care post-stroke generally focuses on the management of symptoms, via modified oral intake textures and adapted posture, rather than direct physical rehabilitation of the swallowing function. Transcutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is a promising rehabilitation technology that can be used to stimulate swallowing; however, findings regarding efficacy have been conflicting...
December 30, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287848/recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-reinnervation-for-management-of-aspiration-in-a-subset-of-children
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Karen B Zur, Linda M Carroll
Pediatric aspiration is a multifactorial process that is often complex to manage. Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury can cause glottic insufficiency and aspiration. We describe three cases of unilateral vocal fold paralysis resulting in aspiration and the successful use of the RLN reinnervation for its treatment. The theory for utilizing the reinnervation procedure is that when glottic closure improves and a less breathy vocalization occurs, then the larynx is better equipped to protect the lower airway and avoid aspiration...
January 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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