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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142841/speech-therapy-after-thyroidectomy
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REVIEW
Wing-Hei Viola Yu, Che-Wei Wu
Common complaints of patients who have received thyroidectomy include dysphonia (voice dysfunction) and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). One cause of these surgical outcomes is recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis. Many studies have discussed the effectiveness of speech therapy (e.g., voice therapy and dysphagia therapy) for improving dysphonia and dysphagia, but not specifically in patients who have received thyroidectomy. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to discuss issues regarding speech therapy such as voice therapy and dysphagia for patients after thyroidectomy...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141289/-a-retrospective-study-on-the-assessment-of-dysphagia-after-partial-laryngectomy
#2
T T Su, Z F Sun
Objective: To retrospectively investigate the long-term swallowing function of patients with laryngeal carcinoma, who underwent partial laryngectomy, discuss the effectiveness and reliability of Kubota drinking test in the assessment of patients with dysphagia, who underwent partial laryngectomy, and analyze the influence of different ways of operation on swallowing function. Methods: Clinical data were retrospectively analyzed on 83 patients with laryngeal carcinoma, who underwent partial laryngectomy between September 2012 and August 2015...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138887/-developments-in-dysphagia-diagnostics-presentation-of-an-interdisciplinary-concept
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REVIEW
C Pflug, T Flügel, J C Nienstedt
Demographic developments and medical progress will cause the already high prevalence of swallowing disorders to increase further in the future. With the same number of specialists and economic resources, it is necessary to improve the efficiency of dysphagia diagnostics and continue to offer patients a treatment concept tailored to their needs. Manifold and often co-existing causes of dysphagia require interdisciplinary cooperation in this area. Endoscopic swallowing diagnostics play a prominent role in dysphagia diagnostics and should always contain thorough endoscopy of the upper aerodigestive tract-the domain of the ENT specialist and phoniatrician...
November 14, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133255/high-prevalence-of-barrett-s-esophagus-and-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-after-repair-of-esophageal-atresia
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Floor W T Vergouwe, Hanneke IJsselstijn, Katharina Biermann, Nicole S Erler, René M H Wijnen, Marco J Bruno, Manon C W Spaander
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Esophageal atresia is rare, but improved surgical and intensive care techniques have increased rates of survival in children, so there are now many adults with this disorder. Many patients with esophageal atresia develop gastroesophageal reflux (GER), raising concerns about increased risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE; prevalence of 1.3%-1.6% in general population) and esophageal carcinoma. We assessed the prevalence of BE and esophageal carcinoma in this population. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of 289 patients with esophageal atresia at the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in The Netherlands, from May 2012 through March 2017...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129528/educational-effects-of-radiation-reduction-during-fluoroscopic-examination-of-the-adult-gastrointestinal-tract
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Moon Hyung Choi, Seung Eun Jung, Soon Nam Oh, Jae Young Byun
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of educating radiology residents and radiographers about radiation exposure on reduction of dose area product (DAP) and fluoroscopy time in diagnostic fluoroscopy of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract in adult patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In April 2015, we offered 1 hour of education to radiology residents and radiographers on how to reduce radiation doses during fluoroscopic examinations. Fluoroscopic examinations of the GI tracts of adult patients performed from June 2014 to February 2016 were evaluated...
November 9, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124360/continuum-theory-presbyphagia-to-dysphagia-functional-assessment-of-swallowing-in-the-elderly
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Eliézia Helena de Lima Alvarenga, Giovana Piovesan Dall'Oglio, Emi Zuiki Murano, Márcio Abrahão
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether disclosed symptoms (coughing, choking and throat clearing) can be used as early predictors of swallowing disorders in non-hospitalized elderly population. In addition, to determine the presence of early findings of swallowing disorders through fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred subjects older than 60 years were recruited from local community social meetings for seniors, they fulfilled inclusion criteria, and were given an oral interview and underwent FEES, with findings classified as: (1) saliva stasis; (2) pharyngeal residue; (3) penetration; (4) aspiration; (5) laryngeal sensitivity...
November 9, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121147/a-systematic-process-for-weaning-children-with-aspiration-from-thickened-fluids
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Nikolaus E Wolter, Kayla Hernandez, Alexandria L Irace, Kathryn Davidson, Jennifer A Perez, Kara Larson, Reza Rahbar
Importance: Thickening of fluids is a common strategy for feeding patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia but has known risks and should be stopped once it is safe to do so. Weaning children from thickened fluids safely can be challenging, and novel methods are required. Objective: To describe the use of a systematic weaning process (SWP) for children who received thickened liquids owing to oropharyngeal dysphagia and identified risk of aspiration. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective case series (2010 to 2015) at a tertiary care center of 50 children with documented aspiration by clinical swallowing assessment, airway evaluation, and videofluoroscopic swallow study with at least 4 months of follow-up...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119320/total-or-subtotal-glossectomy-with-laryngeal-preservation-a-national-study-of-29-patients
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Harri Keski-Säntti, Leif Bäck, Patrik Lassus, Petri Koivunen, Ilpo Kinnunen, Henry Blomster, Antti A Mäkitie, Katri Aro
Total glossectomy remains a controversial procedure as it often leads to notorious sequalae in swallowing and speaking functions. Disease entities indicating total glossectomy tend to have poor prognosis. We evaluated whether this type of surgery can be concidered justified based on our national series. We reviewed all total and subtotal glossectomies with laryngeal preservation performed in Finland between 2005 and 2014 in terms of overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), locoregional control (LRC), and functional outcome as assessed by gastric tube or tracheostomy dependence and ability to produce intelligible speech...
November 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118150/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-symptom-screening-in-a-dental-setting
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Anisha Raibrown, Lori J Giblin, Linda D Boyd, Kristen Perry
Purpose: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic health condition in which the symptoms often go unnoticed. Oral problems accompanying GERD may include non-specific burning sensation, mucosa ulceration and erosion, erythema of the soft/hard palate mucosa and uvula, loss of taste and either xerostomia or increased salivary flow with potential long-term complications such as difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing, esophagitis and potential development of esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of using a GERD screening in the dental clinic setting to identify and refer patients...
February 2017: Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117726/construct-validity-of-the-eating-assessment-tool-eat-10
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Janina Wilmskoetter, Heather Bonilha, Ickpyo Hong, R Jordan Hazelwood, Bonnie Martin-Harris, Craig Velozo
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the construct validity of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) by determining its dimensionality, rating scale integrity, item-person match, precision and relationship with the degree of airway invasion and functional oral intake. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients' EAT-10 scores. We used the Rasch rating scale model. We investigated correlations between the EAT-10 and scores on the Penetration-Aspiration Scale (PAS) and Functional Oral Intake Scale (FOIS)...
November 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115288/child-environmental-exposures-to-water-and-sand-at-the-beach-findings-from-studies-of-over-68-000-subjects-at-12-beaches
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Stephanie DeFlorio-Barker, Benjamin F Arnold, Elizabeth A Sams, Alfred P Dufour, John M Colford, Steven B Weisberg, Kenneth C Schiff, Timothy J Wade
Swimming and recreating in lakes, oceans, and rivers is common, yet the literature suggests children may be at greater risk of illness following such exposures. These effects might be due to differences in immunity or differing behavioral factors such as poorer hygiene, longer exposures to, and greater ingestion of potentially contaminated water and sand. We pooled data from 12 prospective cohorts (n=68,685) to examine exposures to potentially contaminated media such as beach water and sand among children compared with adults, and conducted a simulation using self-reported time spent in the water and volume of water swallowed per minute by age to estimate the total volume of water swallowed per swimming event by age category...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110963/gastric-preparation-for-magnetically-controlled-capsule-endoscopy-a-prospective-randomized-single-blinded-controlled-trial
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Shu-Guang Zhu, Yang-Yang Qian, Xin-Ying Tang, Qian-Qian Zhu, Wei Zhou, Han Du, Wei An, Xiao-Ju Su, An-Jing Zhao, Hey-Long Ching, Mark Edward McAlindon, Zhao-Shen Li, Zhuan Liao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Magnetically controlled capsule endoscopy (MCE) is a novel technique for which there is no agreed gastric preparation. We aimed to determine an optimal standardized gastric preparation regimen. METHODS: 120 patients referred for MCE were randomly assigned to gastric preparation with either water alone (A), water with simethicone (B) or water, simethicone and pronase (C). Image quality was assessed using cleanliness and visualization scores, higher scores equating to better image quality...
October 6, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106861/laryngotracheal-reconstruction-and-swallowing-a-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer F Ha, Lynn Driver, David A Zopf
OBJECTIVES: Significant advances in laryngotracheal reconstruction over the last few decades have revolutionised the management of paediatric patients with complex congenital or acquired airway stenosis. The primary aim of laryngotracheal reconstruction has focused primarily on airway and surgery specific outcomes, often at the expense of voice, as well as swallowing function, which are all intricately related. There is currently a paucity of data on swallowing outcome. The goal of this paper is to review and discuss the existing research on the impact of laryngotracheal on swallowing...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105033/an-aerodigestive-approach-to-laryngeal-clefts-and-dysphagia-using-injection-laryngoplasty-in-young-children
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REVIEW
Amar Miglani, Scott Schraff, Pamela Y Clarke, Usmaan Basharat, Peter Woodward, Paul Kang, Lindsay Stevens, Jim Woodward, Howard Williams, Dana I Williams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Our objective is to summarize the presentation, diagnosis, and management of mild laryngeal clefts in children. We focus on deep interarytenoid notches (DIN), a subclassification of type 1 laryngeal clefts (LC1), and review the literature and our multidisciplinary experience utilizing injection laryngoplasty (IL). RECENT FINDINGS: DIN is a mild form of LC1 and is considered a normal anatomical variant. Recent cohort studies demonstrate IL to be a safe, low-risk, and efficacious treatment of LC1, but few studies focus on DIN...
November 6, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104588/preoperative-diagnosis-of-hiatal-hernia-barium-swallow-x-ray-high-resolution-manometry-or-endoscopy
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Michael Weitzendorfer, Gernot Köhler, Stavros A Antoniou, Leo Pallwein-Prettner, Lisa Manzenreiter, Philipp Schredl, Klaus Emmanuel, Oliver Owen Koch
Background: The assessment of hiatal hernias (HH) is typically done with barium swallow X‑ray, upper endoscopy, and by high-resolution esophageal manometry (HRM). The aim of this study was to assess the clinical utility of these methods in terms of HH detection and their correlation to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Methods: A retrospective comparative analysis of patients with symptoms of GERD was carried out. The performance of endoscopy and HRM in diagnosing HH was assessed, taking barium swallow X‑ray as a reference...
2017: European Surgery: ACA: Acta Chirurgica Austriaca
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101012/a-review-of-swallow-timing-in-the-elderly
#16
REVIEW
Ashwini M Namasivayam-MacDonald, Carly E A Barbon, Catriona M Steele
Many studies evaluate dysphagia in elderly patients and compare their swallowing to younger controls to assess the degree of swallowing impairment. Previous research suggests that changes should be expected in swallowing due to aging, and these changes need to be considered when performing swallowing assessments. A systematic review was conducted to elucidate the timing of swallowing in healthy. A comprehensive multiengine literature search was conducted to find articles studying swallowing in the healthy elderly, which yielded 22,852 articles of which 11 were judged to be relevant...
October 27, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100254/volumetric-assessment-of-swallowing-muscles-a%C3%A2-comparison-of-ct-and-mri-segmentation
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Kim Barbara Sporns, Uta Hanning, Rene Schmidt, Paul Muhle, Rainer Wirth, Sebastian Zimmer, Rainer Dziewas, Sonja Suntrup-Krueger, Peter Bernhard Sporns, Walter Heindel, Wolfram Schwindt
Purpose Recent retrospective studies have proposed a high correlation between atrophy of swallowing muscles, age, severity of dysphagia and aspiration status based on computed tomography (CT). However, ionizing radiation poses an ethical barrier to research in prospective non-patient populations. Hence, there is a need to prove the efficacy of techniques that rely on noninvasive methods and produce high-resolution soft tissue images such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The objective of this study was therefore to compare the segmentation results of swallowing muscles using CT and MRI...
November 3, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096777/efficacy-and-safety-of-pediatric-prolonged-release-melatonin-for-insomnia-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#18
Paul Gringras, Tali Nir, John Breddy, Anat Frydman-Marom, Robert L Findling
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of novel pediatric-appropriate, prolonged-release melatonin minitablets (PedPRM) versus placebo for insomnia in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with or without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comorbidity, and neurogenetic disorders (NGD). METHOD: A total of 125 children and adolescents (2-17.5 years of age; 96.8% ASD, 3.2% Smith-Magenis syndrome [SMS]) whose sleep failed to improve on behavioral intervention alone were randomized (1:1 ratio), double-blind, to receive PedPRM (2 mg escalated to 5 mg) or placebo for 13 weeks...
November 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095422/roles-of-high-resolution-manometry-in-predicting-incomplete-bolus-transit-in-patients-with-dysphagia
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Zhaohong Shi, Jie Guo, John Clarke, Haifeng Jin, Xinjun Wang, Nina Zhang, Ellen Stein, Sameer Dhalla, Pankaj J Pasricha, Jiande D Z Chen
BACKGROUND: High-resolution manometry (HRM) is used to assess esophageal motility diseases. Abnormalities in a number of HRM parameters have been reported in patients with dysphagia. However, it is unclear whether some of abnormal HRM parameters are predictive of dysphagia. The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the roles of HRM parameters in predicting incomplete bolus clearance (IBC) in patients with dysphagia using high-resolution impedance manometry. METHODS: A total of 644 wet swallows were reviewed and analyzed in 63 patients with symptoms of dysphagia or reflux who underwent a clinical high-resolution impedance manometry test...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092731/bioequivalence-of-cyclobenzaprine-hydrochloride-extended-release-capsule-taken%C3%A2-intact-or-sprinkled-over-applesauce%C3%A2
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Liat Adar, William Zarycranski, Jill B Conner, Jeffrey Dragone, Lindsay Janka, Laura Rabinovich-Guilatt
OBJECTIVE: Difficulty swallowing pills can compromise pain control in painful musculoskeletal disorders. This open-label, 2-period crossover study assessed pharmacokinetics and safety of cyclobenzaprine extended-release (CER) 30-mg capsule contents sprinkled over applesauce compared with intact capsules in healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 32 subjects were randomized to treatment sequences AB or BA (A = single CER intact capsule; B = single CER capsule contents sprinkled over applesauce (15 mL))...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
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