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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415841/interrater-reliability-of-the-volume-viscosity-swallow-test-screening-for-dysphagia-among-hospitalized-elderly-medical-patients
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Lise Walther Jørgensen, Kasper Søndergaard, Dorte Melgaard, Susan Warming
BACKGROUND: Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is prevalent among medical and geriatric patients admitted due to acute illness and it is associated with malnutrition, increased length of stay and increased mortality. A valid and reliable bedside screening test for patients at risk of OD is essential in order to detect patients in need of further assessment. The Volume-Viscosity Swallow Test (V-VST) has been shown to be a valid screening test for OD in mixed outpatient populations. However, as reliability of the test has yet to be investigated in a population of medical and geriatric patients admitted due to acute illness, we aimed to determine the interrater reliability of the V-VST in this clinical setting...
December 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400682/swallowing-impairments-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-myotonic-dystrophy-type-1-looking-for-the-portrait-of-dysphagic-patient-in-neuromuscular-diseases
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Elisa Andrenelli, Federica Lucia Galli, Rosaria Gesuita, Edlira Skrami, Francesco Ottavio Logullo, Leandro Provinciali, Marianna Capecci, Maria Gabriella Ceravolo, Michela Coccia
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a critical symptom of Neuromuscular Diseases and is often associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: This study is designed to investigate the prevalence of dysphagia and to identify different clinical profiles of swallowing disorders in Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 (DM1) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), the most common Neuromuscular Diseases in the adult age. METHODS: Consecutive DM1 and ALS patients from 2013 to 2015 referred to a Centre for Neuromuscular Disease were enrolled...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398674/canine-case-of-swallowing-syncope-that-improved-after-pacemaker-implantation
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Ryuji Fukushima, Toshiki Araie, Naoaki Itou, Takae Kawaguchi, Shusaku Yamada, Aritada Yoshimura, Seijirow Goya, Kazumi Shimada, Tsuyoshi Uchide, Miori Kishimoto, Noboru Machida
A 14-year-old intact male West Highland White Terrier weighing 6.9 kg was admitted to the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Animal Medical Center with the complaint of syncope after showing signs of nausea during feeding. Sinus arrest induced by deglutition was confirmed using a Holter electrocardiography test. However, the clinical symptoms significantly improved after implantation of a permanent pacemaker. Seven months after implantation, the dog died from acute pancreatitis, a cause unrelated to the syncope...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392063/unilateral-pedunculated-lymphangiectatic-fibrolipomatous-polyp-of-the-palatine-tonsil-a-rare-case
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Nesibe Gül Yüksel Aslıer, Mustafa Aslıer
Lymphangiomatous polyps are rare benign hamartomatous tumors of the palatine tonsils that can cause significant distress to the patients such as sore throat, foreign body sensation, a lumpy feeling in the throat region, dysphagia, and eventual suffocation. In this paper, the case of a 17-year-old male who came to the outpatient clinic with a complaint of difficulty in swallowing, eventual vomiting, and occasions of hematemesis is presented. On physical examination, the patient had a smooth-surface, polypoid, pedunculated tumoral lesion originating from the middle pole of the left palatine tonsil and protruding into the oropharyngeal isthmus...
June 2017: Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390364/silent-aspiration-in-infants-with-prader-willi-syndrome-identified-by-videofluoroscopic-swallow-study
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Parisa Salehi, Holly J Stafford, Robin P Glass, Anne Leavitt, Anita E Beck, Amber McAfee, Lusine Ambartsumyan, Maida Chen
Feeding intolerance in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) infants is well-recognized, but their swallow physiology is not well understood. Swallow dysfunction increases risks of respiratory compromise and choking, which have a high incidence in PWS. To investigate swallow pathology in PWS infants we undertook a retrospective review of videofluoroscopic swallow studies (VFSS) in infants with PWS seen at our institution. We hypothesize that VFSS will characterize swallow pathology suspected by clinical observation during a feeding evaluation and may help determine feeding safety in these infants...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388021/relationship-of-aspiration-pneumonia-to-cognitive-impairment-and-oral-condition-a-cross-sectional-study
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Koji Naruishi, Yasufumi Nishikawa, Jun-Ichi Kido, Akihiro Fukunaga, Toshihiko Nagata
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship of the incidence of aspiration pneumonia to cognitive impairment and the oral condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1174 elderly patients were analyzed in a cross-sectional study. Cognitive function was evaluated by the Clinical Dementia Rating scale and the oral condition was evaluated by inspection and palpation. Swallowing was examined in 196 patients by video-endoscopic evaluation...
January 31, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365373/-evaluation-and-treatment-of-children-s-laryngeal-clefts
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C Chen, L T Tan, Z M Xu
Objectives: To provide the experience about the diagnostic process and following management, and to discuss the outcome and predictors in children with laryngeal cleft (LC). Methods: A retrospective case study was conducted at an academic children's hospital. Thirty children were diagnosed as laryngeal cleft between January 2016 and April 2017.Airway evaluations were performed using both flexible and rigid endoscopy, and swallowing evaluations were performed using fiberoptic endoscopic examination of swallowing or modified barium swallow...
January 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354567/the-correlation-between-clinical-characteristics-and-radionuclide-salivagram-findings-in-patients-with-brain-lesions-a-preliminary-study
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Donghwi Park, Seung Beom Woo, Dae Hee Lee, Kwang Jae Yu, Ju Young Cho, Jong Min Kim, Zeeihn Lee
Objective: To evaluate the correlation between radionuclide salivagram findings and clinical characteristics in dysphagic patients with brain lesions. Methods: The medical records of 35 dysphagic patients with brain lesions who simultaneously underwent both a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) and radionuclide salivagram were analyzed retrospectively. The subjects were divided into two groups according to the presence of aspiration on a salivagram (group A, patients with aspiration on the salivagram; group B, patients with no aspiration on the salivagram)...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353401/temporal-analysis-of-factors-associated-with-eat-10-in-outpatients-with-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-from-a-tertiary-care-clinic
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R S Bartlett, J E Moore, S L Thibeault
Self-perception of disease is increasingly recognized as a determinant of health. The Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10) is a functional health status questionnaire that measures the symptomatic severity of dysphagia from the patient's perspective. The objective of this work was to identify factors (demographics, clinical variables, swallowing physiology, health-related quality of life) associated with longitudinal change in EAT-10 scores in outpatients with oropharyngeal dysphagia at a multi-disciplinary, tertiary care clinic...
January 20, 2018: Dysphagia
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/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/29330776/second-hand-exposure-of-staff-administering-vaporised-cannabinoid-products-to-patients-in-a-hospital-setting
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Nadia Solowij, Peter Galettis, Samantha J Broyd, Peter de Krey, Jennifer H Martin
BACKGROUND: In many health settings, administration of medicinal cannabis poses significant implementation barriers including drug storage and safety for administering staff and surrounding patients. Different modes of administration also provide different yet potentially significant issues. One route that has become of clinical interest owing to the rapid onset of action and patient control of the inhaled amount (via breath timing and depth) is that of vaporisation of cannabinoid products...
January 12, 2018: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288289/anterolateral-thigh-flap-combined-with-reconstruction-plate-versus-double-free-flaps-for-composite-mandibular-reconstruction-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Anaeze C Offodile, Jennifer An-Jou Lin, Kai-Ping Chang, Mohamed Abdelrahman, Hao-Wei Kou, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Mario A Aycart, Huang-Kai Kao
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to examine the comparative effectiveness of oromandibular defect reconstruction via anterolateral thigh flap and bridging plate (ALT only) versus simultaneous soft tissue and vascularized bone flap (DFF), with regards to long-term plate exposure and complications. METHODS: A propensity score-matched analysis of patients with an oncologic head and neck defect who underwent microvascular reconstruction was performed. Two surgical groups, i...
March 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273816/novel-mealtime-duration-measures-reliability-and-preliminary-associations-with-clinical-feeding-and-swallowing-performance-in-self-feeding-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Avinash Mishra, Justine J Sheppard, Cagla Kantarcigil, Andrew M Gordon, Georgia A Malandraki
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine (a) the reliability of newly developed measures of mealtime duration and (b) their relationship to clinical feeding/swallowing performance in children with spastic cerebral palsy (SCP). Method: Seventeen self-feeding children (9 boys, 8 girls) with SCP (age range = 5;1 [years;months] to 17;6, Gross Motor Function Classification System range = I-IV) were assessed during mealtimes using the Dysphagia Disorder Survey (DDS; Sheppard, Hochman, & Baer, 2014)...
December 22, 2017: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249632/perforator-flaps-from-the-lower-leg-for-intraoral-reconstruction-experience-of-131-flaps
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Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Andrea Rau, Andreas Kolk
BACKGROUND: During the last decade, perforator flaps have become popular for defect cover in the head and neck because they increase the choice of reconstructive possibilities and can lead to minimal donor site morbidity. In particular, the lower leg is considered a suitable option, as it provides thin and pliable skin for intraoral lining. Having gained experience with 131 flaps raised from four different donor sites at the lower leg, the aim of this paper is to evaluate success rates and patient satisfaction, but also difficulties and pitfalls during flap transfer...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243086/utility-of-pulse-oximetry-to-detect-aspiration-an-evidence-based-systematic-review
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Deanna Britton, Amy Roeske, Stephanie K Ennis, Joshua O Benditt, Cassie Quinn, Donna Graville
Pulse oximetry is a commonly used means to measure peripheral capillary oxyhemoglobin saturation (SpO2). Potential use of pulse oximetry to detect aspiration is attractive to clinicians, as it is readily available, quick, and noninvasive. However, research regarding validity has been mixed. This systematic review examining evidence on the use of pulse oximetry to detect a decrease in SpO2 indicating aspiration during swallowing is undertaken to further inform clinical practice in dysphagia assessment. A multi-engine electronic search was conducted on 8/25/16 and updated on 4/8/17 in accordance with standards published by the Preferred Reporting for Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis Protocols (PRISMA)...
December 14, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233518/nasal-patency-and-otorhinolaryngologic-orofacial-features-in-children
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Jovana de Moura Milanesi, Luana Cristina Berwig, Luiz Henrique Schuch, Rodrigo Agne Ritzel, Ana Maria Toniolo da Silva, Eliane Castilhos Rodrigues Corrêa
INTRODUCTION: Nasal obstruction is a common symptom in childhood, related to rhinitis and pharyngeal tonsil hypertrophy. In the presence of nasal obstruction, nasal patency may be reduced, and nasal breathing is replaced by mouth breathing. Orofacial and otorhinolaryngologic changes are related to this breathing mode. Objective evaluation of upper airways may be obtained through nasal patency measurement. OBJECTIVE: To compare nasal patency and otorhinolaryngologic-orofacial features in children...
November 21, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222210/double-duodenal-perforation-following-foreign-body-ingestion
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Andrew W Gardner, Rami W Radwan, Miles C Allison, Rhodri J Codd
Intentional ingestion of a foreign body in adults is a rare clinical presentation. This case is one of a 27-year-old Sudanese man who presented having swallowed a ballpoint pen intentionally. Clinical examination and plain chest radiograph exhibited no signs indicative of perforation with only a raised C reactive protein identified on blood tests. Subsequent gastroscopy revealed that the pen had simultaneously perforated the duodenum at both D1 and D3 requiring removal via a laparotomy. The patient fully recovered and was discharged 2 weeks postoperatively following psychiatric input...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209499/nasal-muco-ciliary-transport-time-alteration-efficacy-of-18-b-glycyrrhetinic-acid
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Desiderio Passali, Chiara Cappello, Giulio Cesare Passali, Cemal Cingi, Codrut Sarafoleanu, Luisa Maria Bellussi
Background: Mucociliary clearance is the main self-clearing system of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.This is a very important means of non specific defence against continuous organic and inorganic contamination conveyed by air. It works by trapping particles and microorganisms in the mucus and then by transporting the mucous film to the pharynx where it is eliminated with a cough or swallowed. Its congenital or acquired abnormalities are involved in the occurrence of widespread infectious and often severe nose and paranasal sinuses diseases; generally concerning the rhinopharyngealtubal district...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180930/examination-of-anastomotic-leak-with-aqueous-contrast-swallow-after-total-gastrectomy-should-it-be-carried-out-routinely
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Ulaş Aday, Ebubekir Gündeş, Hüseyin Çiyiltepe, Durmuş A Çetin, Selçuk Gülmez, Aziz S Senger, Kamuran C Değer, Mustafa Duman
Aim of the study: Examination of esophagojejunal (EJ) anastomosis with aqueous contrast swallow after total gastrectomy is still routinely conducted by many centres. The present study aimed to answer the question: Is it necessary to evaluate EJ anastomosis in terms of leakage by having every patient drink oral contrast agent before initiation of oral food intake after total gastrectomy (TG) performed due to gastric cancer? Material and methods: Clinical and radiological results of patients on whom total gastrectomy was performed due to gastric cancer between January 2013 and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
2017: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
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