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Steven A Zuniga, Barbara Ebersole, Nausheen Jamal
Objective Examine the incidence of penetration/aspiration in patients with unilateral vocal fold immobility and investigate the relationship with self-reported perception of dysphagia. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Academic cancer center. Subjects and Methods Adult patients with unilateral vocal fold immobility diagnosed between 2014 and 2016 were reviewed. Patients were stratified into an aspiration group and a nonaspiration group using objective findings on flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, as scored using Rosenbek's Penetration Aspiration Scale...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Masato Matsushima, Ryo Momosaki, Shuhei Yoshida, Rieko Mutai, Toshifumi Yodoshi, Shinichi Murayama, Tetsuro Hayashi, Ryoko Horiguchi, Hiroko Ichikawa
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the effects of resistance training of swallowing muscles in community-dwelling older individuals with dysphagia. METHODS: A cluster randomized controlled trial was performed in day-service and day-care facilities. The participants were older (≥65 y) community-dwelling individuals with dysphagia. The intervention group performed a tongue resistance exercise and a head flexion exercise against manual resistance. Both groups received a brochure on dysphagia rehabilitation...
November 27, 2017: Nutrition
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
Andrew J Bowen, Amy S Nowacki, Alan H Kominsky, Douglas K Trask, Michael S Benninger, Paul C Bryson
OBJECTIVE: Hypoglossal nerve stimulation is an effective treatment for a subset of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Although multiple clinical trials demonstrate its efficacy, no previous literature explores the potential impact the stimulator has on swallowing and voice. Our primary objective is to evaluate patient reported post-operative changes in voice or swallowing following hypoglossal nerve stimulator placement. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study...
December 15, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Sara Abu-Ghanem, Melissa Schechter, Hanna Flesh-Eyni, Liat Litwin, Esti Makai, Yael Oestreicher-Kedem, Moshe Yehuda
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dysphagia is a common disability with different etiologies. In order to measure dysphagia symptom severity and effects on quality of life, the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) was developed and validated in the English language. We aimed to develop a Hebrew version of the EAT-10 and to evaluate its internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and validity in Hebrew-speaking adults with dysphagia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The Hebrew EAT-10 (H-EAT-10) questionnaire was completed by 132 patients: 56 patients with dysphagia and 76 controls...
December 12, 2017: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Dalal Alali, Kirrie Ballard, Steve Vucic, Hans Bogaardt
OBJECTIVE: The 10-item Dysphagia in Multiple Sclerosis (DYMUS) questionnaire is a self-administered tool used to identify swallowing problems in adults with MS. The questionnaire was not validated against other existing questionnaires to assess its convergent validity. Moreover, its test-retest reliability was not measured previously. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess the factor analysis, internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the DYMUS, as well as its convergent validity against an established and validated questionnaire, the EAT-10...
November 17, 2017: Dysphagia
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
Jin Yang, Salem Dehom, Stephanie Sanders, Thomas Murry, Priya Krishna, Brianna K Crawley
OBJECTIVE: To determine if an anti-reflux induction program relieves laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) symptoms more effectively than medication and behavioral changes alone. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care academic center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A database was populated with patients treated for LPR. Patients were included in the study group if they completed a two-week anti-reflux program (diet, alkaline water, medications, behavioral modifications)...
January 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Gonzalo Torres-Villalobos, Enrique Coss-Adame, Janette Furuzawa-Carballeda, Fernanda Romero-Hernández, Blanca Blancas-Breña, Samuel Torres-Landa, Axel Palacios-Ramírez, Edgar Alejandro-Medrano, Axel Hernández-Ávila, Athenea Flores-Najera, Lourdes Margarita Ávila Escobedo, Cecilia Ramírez Angulo, Angélica Rodríguez-Garcés, Miguel Ángel Valdovinos
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) with partial fundoplication is an effective treatment for achalasia. However, the type of fundoplication is still a subject of debate. AIM: The aim of the study is to identify which partial fundoplication leads to better control of acid exposure, manometric parameters, and symptoms scores. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed to compare Dor vs Toupet fundoplication after LHM. The preoperative diagnosis was made by high-resolution manometry (HRM), upper endoscopy, and barium esophagogram...
January 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Amy Popman, Marilize Richter, Jacqueline Allen, Carol Wham
AIM: To establish the prevalence of nutrition risk and associated risk factors among adults of advanced age newly admitted to hospital. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was undertaken in adults aged over 85 years admitted to one of two hospital wards in Auckland within the previous 5 days. An interviewer-administered questionnaire was used to establish participant's socio-demographic and health characteristics. Markers of body composition and muscle strength were collected...
September 15, 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
Grainne C Brady, Justin W G Roe, Mary O' Brien, Annette Boaz, Clare Shaw
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia can occur in advanced lung cancer due to direct tumour invasion or nerve compression. Anti-cancer treatments and co-morbid conditions may also cause or compound dysphagic symptoms. Speech and language therapy (SLT), medical and surgical interventions are available to address dysphagic symptoms in patients with lung cancer, however, management options are not described in national guidelines. Given the potentially short prognoses for patients with lung cancer, the aim of care should be to reduce symptom burden and maximise quality of life (QOL)...
September 2, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Julie Regan, Susan Lawson, Vânia De Aguiar
Adults with COPD frequently present with dysphagia, which often leads to clinical complications and hospital admissions. This study investigates the ability of the Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) to predict aspiration during objective dysphagia evaluation in adults with stable COPD. Thirty adults (20 male, 10 female; mean age = 69.07 ± 16.82) with stable COPD attended an outpatient dysphagia clinic for a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) in an acute teaching hospital (January 2015-November 2016)...
July 13, 2017: Dysphagia
Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Rimiko Takahashi, Naoko Watanabe, Hideyuki Oritsu, Yoshitaka Shimizu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of sarcopaenia and the association between sarcopaenia, activities of daily living, and dysphagia in cancer patients who require rehabilitation. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 83 consecutive cancer patients referred to the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. Skeletal muscle index was calculated as total psoas muscle area assessed via abdominal computed tomography divided by height squared. Sarcopaenia was diagnosed using the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia criteria...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
Jacqui Allen, Dora Blair, Anna Miles
BACKGROUND: Cricopharyngeal myotomy is a treatment for obstructive cricopharyngeal bar and Zenker's diverticulitis. Little is reported regarding contrast study findings and their correlation with patient symptoms. METHODS: All patients treated by cricopharyngeal myotomy underwent a preoperative and postoperative videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) and completed the self-reported Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10). Studies were analyzed quantitatively. RESULTS: Forty cricopharyngeal myotomies were performed (mean age 76 years; SD 8...
June 23, 2017: Head & Neck
Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Hasan E Kılınç, Aynur A Karaduman
Background/Aims: Dysphagia is common in patients with neurological disorders. There is a need to identify patients at risk early by a useful clinical tool to prevent its serious complications. The study aims to determine the ability of the Turkish version of Eating Assessment Tool-10 (T-EAT-10) to detect aspiration in patients with neurological disorders. Methods: Two hundred fifty-nine patients with neurological disorders who had complaints about swallowing difficulty and referred for a swallowing evaluation were included...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
Stephen Schoeff, Michael Freeman, James Daniero
The purpose of the study was to define the impact of Zenker's diverticula on voice and potential benefit from repair. Retrospective chart review of prospectively collected data from eleven patients with a Zenker's diverticulum treated surgically in a tertiary care center from November 2014 through January 2016. The voice handicap index-10 (VHI-10) and eating assessment tool-10 (EAT-10) questionnaires were collected as part of pre- and post-operative evaluation, with an average post-operative follow-up of 69 days...
May 25, 2017: Dysphagia
William G Albergotti, Jessica Jordan, Keely Anthony, Shira Abberbock, Tamara Wasserman-Wincko, Seungwon Kim, Robert L Ferris, Umamaheswar Duvvuri
BACKGROUND: Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has been associated with improved long-term dysphagia symptomatology compared with chemoradiation. Dysphagia in the perioperative period has been inadequately characterized. The objective of this study was to characterize short-term swallowing outcomes after TORS for OPSCC. METHODS: Patients undergoing TORS for OPSCC were enrolled prospectively. The Eating Assessment Tool 10 (EAT-10) was used as a measure of swallowing dysfunction (score >2) and was administered on postoperative day (POD) 1, 7, and 30...
August 15, 2017: Cancer
Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, A Ayşe Karaduman
We aimed to investigate anxiety level of caregivers of neurological patients with dysphagia, and the relationship of patient-related factors to anxiety level of dysphagia caregivers. A total of 103 adult neurological patients with dysphagia (study group), 30 without dysphagia (control group), and their primary caregivers were included. Types of feeding, condition of dependency in eating and drinking, dysphagia duration, and history of previous dysphagia treatment were recorded for study group. In study group, the Turkish version of the Eating Assessment Tool-10 (T-EAT-10) was used to determine dysphagia symptom severity...
August 2017: Dysphagia
Tutku Soyer, Sule Yalcin, Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
AIM: Airway aspiration is a common problem in children with esophageal atresia (EA). Pediatric Eating Assessment Tool-10 (pEAT-10) is a self-administered questionnaire to evaluate dysphagia symptoms in children. A prospective study was performed to evaluate the validity of pEAT-10 to predict aspiration in children with EA. METHODS: Patients with EA were evaluated for age, sex, type of atresia, presence of associated anomalies, type of esophageal repair, time of definitive treatment, and the beginning of oral feeding...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Naren N Venkatesan, Lisa M Evangelista, Maggie A Kuhn, Peter C Belafsky
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic Zenker diverticulotomy (EZD) is a primary treatment for Zenker diverticulum (ZD). During EZD, the diverticulum is not excised, and interpretation of postoperative videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is challenging. The purpose of this investigation was to describe normal VFSS findings status post-successful EZD. METHODS: The charts of all patients with ZD treated at our center between October 01, 2011, and May 30, 2014, were abstracted. Outcome measures included recidivistic diverticulum size, Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10), penetration aspiration scale, pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR), and pharyngoesophageal segment (PES) opening...
August 2017: Laryngoscope
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