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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432019/feasibility-of-mini-tablets-as-a-flexible-drug-delivery-tool
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Biplob Mitra, Jessica Chang, Sy-Juen Wu, Chad N Wolfe, Robert L Ternik, Thomas Z Gunter, Michael C Victor
Mini-tablets have potential applications as a flexible drug delivery tool in addition to their generally perceived use as multi-particulates. That is, mini-tablets could provide flexibility in dose finding studies and/or allow for combination therapies in the clinic. Moreover, mini-tablets with well controlled quality attributes could be a prudent choice for administering solid dosage forms as a single unit or composite of multiple mini-tablets in patient populations with swallowing difficulties (e.g., pediatric and geriatric populations)...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430014/pediatric-oral-motor-feeding-assessments-a-systematic-review
#2
C Barton, M Bickell, S Fucile
AIM: To describe the clinical properties and psychometric soundness of pediatric oral motor feeding assessments. METHODS: A systematic search was conducted using Medline, CINAHL, EMBASE, PsycInfo, and HAPI databases. Assessments were analyzed for their clinical and psychometric characteristics. RESULTS: 12 assessment tools were identified to meet the inclusion/exclusion criteria. Clinical properties varied from assessments evaluating oral-motor deficits, screening to identify feeding problems, and monitoring feeding progress...
April 21, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426462/high-resolution-esophageal-manometry-interpretation-in-clinical-practice
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Rena Yadlapati
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) is the current state-of-the-art diagnostic tool to evaluate esophageal motility patterns and, as such, is widely adopted in clinical practice. This article will review the interpretation of esophageal HRM in clinical practice. RECENT FINDINGS: HRM uses a high-resolution catheter to transmit intraluminal pressure data that are subsequently converted into dynamic esophageal pressure topography (EPT) plots...
April 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425762/the-evaluation-of-bulbar-dysfunction-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-survey-of-clinical-practice-patterns-in-the-united-states
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Emily K Plowman, Lauren C Tabor, James Wymer, Gary Pattee
OBJECTIVE: Speech and swallowing impairments are highly prevalent in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and contribute to reduced quality of life, malnutrition, aspiration, pneumonia and death. Established practice parameters for bulbar dysfunction in ALS do not currently exist. The aim of this study was to identify current practice patterns for the evaluation of speech and swallowing function within participating Northeast ALS clinics in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 15-item survey was emailed to all registered NEALS centres...
April 20, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424453/comorbid-human-immunodeficiency-virus-hiv-and-muscle-specific-kinase-musk-myasthenia-gravis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Michael Sherpa, Ravi K Metai, Viki Kumar, Tinu Hirachan, Kawser U Ahmed, Sharon J Atkinson
BACKGROUND HIV infections with concomitant immunologically-mediated disorders have been frequently described but there has been little research on the association between HIV and myasthenia gravis. MuSK myasthenia gravis coexisting with HIV is an even a rarer entity and can occur as a part of immune restoration disease. We report the case of a patient with asymptomatic HIV infection who presented with new-onset MuSK myasthenia gravis. CASE REPORT A 44-year-old African-American woman with HIV since 2004 and on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) presented to the ED with complains of double vision and difficulty swallowing for 2 weeks...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414415/ultrasonography-for-confirmation-of-gastric-tube-placement
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REVIEW
Hiraku Tsujimoto, Yasushi Tsujimoto, Yukihiko Nakata, Mai Akazawa, Yuki Kataoka
BACKGROUND: Gastric tubes are commonly used for the administration of drugs and tube feeding for people who are unable to swallow. Feeding via a tube misplaced in the trachea can result in severe pneumonia. Therefore, the confirmation of tube placement in the stomach after tube insertion is important. Recent studies have reported that ultrasonography provides good diagnostic accuracy estimates in the confirmation of appropriate tube placement. Hence, ultrasound could provide a promising alternative to X-rays in the confirmation of tube placement, especially in settings where X-ray facilities are unavailable or difficult to access...
April 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408642/elevated-intrabolus-pressure-identifies-obstructive-processes-when-integrated-relaxation-pressure-is-normal-on-esophageal-high-resolution-manometry
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Farhan Quader, Chanakyaram Reddy, Amit Patel, C Prakash Gyawali
BACKGROUND: Elevated integrated relaxation pressure (IRP) on esophageal high resolution manometry (HRM) identifies obstructive processes at the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). AIM: To determine if intrabolus pressure (IBP) can identify structural EGJ processes when IRP is normal. METHODS: In this observational cohort study, adult patients with dysphagia and undergoing HRM were evaluated for endoscopic evidence of structural EGJ processes (strictures, rings, hiatus hernia) in the setting of normal IRP...
April 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388637/unintentional-weight-loss-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-2677-patients
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Xavier Bosch, Esther Monclús, Ona Escoda, Mar Guerra-García, Pedro Moreno, Neus Guasch, Alfons López-Soto
BACKGROUND: Whereas there are numerous studies on unintentional weight loss (UWL), these have been limited by small sample sizes, short or variable follow-up, and focus on older patients. Although some case series have revealed that malignancies escaping early detection and uncovered subsequently are exceptional, reported follow-ups have been too short or unspecified and necropsies seldom made. Our objective was to examine the etiologies, characteristics, and long-term outcome of UWL in a large cohort of outpatients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377742/dysphagia-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-impact-on-patient-behavior-diet-adaptation-and-riluzole-management
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Emanuela Onesti, Ilenia Schettino, Maria Cristina Gori, Vittorio Frasca, Marco Ceccanti, Chiara Cambieri, Giovanni Ruoppolo, Maurizio Inghilleri
This retrospective study aimed to investigate the clinical features associated with deteriorated swallow in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with spinal and bulbar onset, describe the modification of diet and liquid intake, and assess the impact of dysphagia on the use of riluzole. One hundred forty-five patients were observed periodically every 3-6 months. They underwent routinely fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and spirometry; dysphagia severity was classified according to the Penetration Aspiration Scale and the Pooling score (P-score) integrated with other parameters such as sensation, collaboration, and age (P-SCA score)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375450/patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-dysphagia-a-systematic-review-of-instrument-development-and-validation
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D A Patel, R Sharda, K L Hovis, E E Nichols, N Sathe, D F Penson, I D Feurer, M L McPheeters, M F Vaezi, David O Francis
OBJECTIVE: Patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures are commonly used to capture patient experience with dysphagia and to evaluate treatment effectiveness. Inappropriate application can lead to distorted results in clinical studies. A systematic review of the literature on dysphagia-related PRO measures was performed to (1) identify all currently available measures and (2) to evaluate each for the presence of important measurement properties that would affect their applicability. DESIGN: MEDLINE via the PubMed interface, the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and the Health and Psychosocial Instrument database were searched using relevant vocabulary terms and key terms related to PRO measures and dysphagia...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374867/dysphagia-screening-in-subacute-care-settings-using-the-italian-version-of-the-royal-brisbane-and-women-s-hospital-i-rbwh-dysphagia-screening-tool
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F Mozzanica, L Scarponi, S Pedrali, N Pizzorni, C Pinotti, F Foieni, G Zuccotti, A Schindler
The large majority of the available dysphagia screening tools has been developed for the stroke population. Only few screening tools are suitable for heterogeneous groups of patients admitted to a subacute care unit. The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH) dysphagia screening tool is a nurse-administered, evidence-based swallow screening tool for generic acute hospital use that demonstrates excellent sensitivity and specificity. No Italian version of this tool is available to date. The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and screening accuracy of the Italian version of the RBWH (I-RBWH) dysphagia screening tool...
February 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361174/eustachian-tuboplasty-and%C3%A2-shrinkage-of-ostial-mucosa-with-new-devices-including-a-proposal-of-a-classification%C3%A2-system
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L Di Rienzo Businco, A Di Mario, M Tombolini, A Mattei, M Lauriello
OBJECTIVE: A new combined approach to Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) employing new minimally invasive devices is described. STUDY DESIGN: An anatomoclinical classification of ETD was conceived to allow correct categorization of patients and enable comparative studies to be performed. Herein, the authors report on their experience with a consecutive series of obstructive ETD patients treated by balloon dilation of the Eustachian tube using AERA (Acclarent, Menlo Park, CA, USA), combined with a quantic molecular resonance (QMR)-mediated rhinopharyngeal tubal ostial mucosa shrinkage technique with a dedicated "Mitto" hand piece (Telea, Sandrigo-Vicenza, Italy)...
March 30, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358288/profile-of-orofacial-dysfunction-in-brazilian-children-using-the-nordic-orofacial-test-screening
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Bianca Lopes Cavalcante-Leão, Sara Regina Barancelli Todero, Fernanda Morais Ferreira, Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavião, Fabian Calixto Fraiz
OBJECTIVE: The parameters of orofacial dysfunction (OFD) in children can guide clinicians and researchers in the monitoring of deviations from normality. The aim for this study was to evaluate manifestation patterns and the prevalence of OFD in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted involving 531 schoolchildren (8-10 years old) in a small city in southern Brazil. OFD was evaluated using the Nordic Orofacial Test-Screening (NOT-S)...
May 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349594/perceived-swallowing-problems-and-mortality-risk-in-very-elderly-people-%C3%A2-85%C3%A2-years-old-results-of-the-tokyo-oldest-old-survey-on-total-health-study
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Toshimitsu Iinuma, Takumi Hirata, Yasumichi Arai, Michiyo Takayama, Yukiko Abe, Motoko Fukumoto, Yusuke Fukui, Nobuhito Gionhaku
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to clarify whether perceived swallowing problems affect the life expectancy of very elderly individuals. BACKGROUND: In an ageing society, oral function affects health status. In particular, a decline in swallowing function may increase the risk of various diseases, morbidity and malnutrition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 526 elderly individuals aged ≥85 years. All participants completed a questionnaire and underwent oral, physical and mental health examinations...
March 28, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341965/reliability-of-a-laryngo-pharyngeal-esthesiometer-and-a-method-for-measuring-laryngo-pharyngeal-mechano-sensitivity-in-a-prospectively-recruited-cohort-of-patients
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Luis F Giraldo-Cadavid, Javier Burguete, Felipe Rueda, Ana M Galvis, Natalia Castaneda, Luis M Agudelo-Otalora, William D Moscoso, Nelson Paez, Secundino Fernandez
There are not reliable methods for measuring laryngo-pharyngeal mechano-sensitivity (LPMS). We aimed to determine the reliability of a new method for measuring LPMS using a new laryngo-pharyngeal esthesiometer (LPEER) in a prospective cohort of dysphagic stroke and non-dysphagic patients. The patients underwent clinical and endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FESSST). The LPMS assessments consisted of measurements by an expert and a novel rater of the laryngeal-adductor reflex threshold (LART), cough reflex threshold (CRT) and gag reflex threshold (GRT) using the LPEER...
March 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330791/value-of-routine-upper-gastrointestinal-swallow-study-after-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Cyril Chivot, Lionel Rebibo, Brice Robert, Abdennaceur Dhahri, Jean-Marc Regimbeau, Thierry Yzet
BACKGROUND: Gastric leak (GL) is one of the main early-onset postoperative complications of sleeve gastrectomy (SG). Many institutions perform routine upper gastrointestinal (UGI) contrast studies within 24 hours of surgery, looking for GL or gastric stenosis and to determine the need for urgent re-exploration, but this examination delays oral feeding, can cause side effects and is responsible for systematic and probably unnecessary irradiation of the patient. OBJECTIVE: Determine the efficacy of routine UGI contrast studies to predict postoperative complications after SG in a large population...
February 10, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327783/onset-locations-of-the-pharyngeal-phase-of-swallowing-meta-analysis
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Maralice Zancan, Karen Fontes Luchesi, Claudia Tiemi Mituuti, Ana Maria Furkim
Purpose: Literature review on the onset locations of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing in asymptomatic and symptomatic adults and elderly people. Research strategies: Research was conducted in the PubMed, BIREME and SciELO databases through the descriptors fluoroscopy (fluoroscopia), deglutition (deglutição) and pharynx (faringe). Selection criteria: Studies published between 2005 and 2015, carried out with adults and elderly people who underwent swallowing videofluoroscopy (SVF), and citing the onset location of the pharyngeal phase of swallowing...
March 16, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324139/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-dysphagia
#18
S Cantemir, A Laubert
Most swallowing problems can be treated, although the treatment depends on the type of dysphagia. A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, phoniatrists, and speech-language therapists is necessary to develop the appropriate treatment strategy. A thorough medical history, clinical investigation of the swallowing muscles, and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with foods of different consistencies help to decide whether swallowing exercises alone are sufficient, or whether an additional pharmacologic or surgical treatment is needed to prevent aspiration, malnutrition, and dehydration...
March 21, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300962/association-between-functionality-assessment-scales-and-the-severity-of-dysphagia-post-stroke
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Karen de Oliveira Dos Passos, Maria Cristina de Almeida Freitas Cardoso, Betina Scheeren
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the results of functionality scales and dysphagia severity determined from videofluoroscopy swallowing study (VSS) in post-stroke patients. Methods: A retrospective study of 109 VSS analysis of post-stroke patients. From the exams was collected information on the diagnosis of dysphagia severity and evaluated regarding the swallowing functionality in an independent way by two evaluators. Results: A high number of discrete dysphagia was observed...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300950/correlation-between-swallowing-related-quality-of-life-and-videofluoroscopy-after-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
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Margareth Souza Andrade, Aline Nogueira Gonçalves, Renata Lígia Vieira Guedes, Camila Barbosa Barcelos, Luciana Dall'Agnol Siqueira Slobodticov, Simone Aparecida Claudino Lopes, Ana Lúcia Noronha Francisco, Elisabete Carrara de Angelis
Introduction: The use of symptom-specific questionnaires on head and neck cancer (HNC), together with objective swallowing measures, can be sensitive to changes in quality of life (QoL) resulting from dysphagia, but this tool is not broadly used as a complement to clinical evaluations. Purpose: To analyze the correlation between the M. D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) questionnaire and videofluoroscopy (VF) in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Methods: This is a retrospective study with review of clinical data, VF and MDADI results...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
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