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Ivo G H Jansen, Maxim J H L Mulder, Robert-Jan B Goldhoorn
OBJECTIVE: To determine outcomes and safety of endovascular treatment for acute ischaemic stroke, due to proximal intracranial vessel occlusion in the anterior circulation, in routine clinical practice. DESIGN: Ongoing, prospective, observational cohort study. SETTING: 16 centres that perform endovascular treatment in the Netherlands. PARTICIPANTS: 1488 patients included in the Multicentre Randomised Controlled Trial of Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischaemic Stroke in the Netherlands (MR CLEAN) Registry who had received endovascular treatment, including stent retriever thrombectomy, aspiration, and all alternative methods for acute ischaemic stroke within 6...
March 9, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Jung Eun Kim, Mi Kyoung Lee, Dong Kyu Lee, Sang Sik Choi, Jong Sun Park
Intractable hiccups, although rare, may result in severe morbidity, including sleep deprivation, poor food intake, respiratory muscle fatigue, aspiration pneumonia, and death. Despite these potentially fatal complications, the etiology of intractable hiccups and definitive treatment are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of continuous cervical epidural block in the treatment of intractable hiccups.Records from 28 patients with a history of unsuccessful medical and invasive treatments for hiccups were evaluated...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Allwin James, Premkumar Karunakaran, Ratnakar Kini, Pugazhendhi Thangavel
The upper esophageal sphincter (UES) has various important functions, such as protection of the airway from aspiration and conduct of bolus into esophagus, which are controlled by complex neuronal mechanisms. The functions will be affected when there is malfunction of the UES due to various etiologies. Here we present an 80-year-old male with non-progressive dysphagia and patulous UES incidentally found on esophagoduodenoscopy. There are no documented cases of idiopathic patulous UES in literature. Endoscopists must be aware of this rare condition while evaluating a patient presenting with oropharyngeal dysphagia...
January 2018: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
Jessica M Pisegna, Joseph Murray
This article aims to review the use of laryngoscopy to assess swallowing function in the stroke population. Since its inception in 1988, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) has become an established procedure with distinct objective findings and practical applications, enabling many to choose it as the primary instrumental tool in evaluating poststroke dysphagia. In this article, we outline the decision-making process of when to use FEES. We highlight considerations for the acute stroke patient and visual signs that guide decision making during a FEES, such as secretions, swallowing frequency, and pharyngeal squeeze elicitation...
February 2018: Seminars in Speech and Language
Takanori Tsujimura, Taku Suzuki, Midori Yoshihara, Shogo Sakai, Naomi Koshi, Hirokazu Ashiga, Naru Shiraishi, Kojun Tsuji, Jin Magara, Makoto Inoue
Swallowing pressure generation is important to ensure safe transport of an ingested bolus without aspiration or leaving residue in the pharynx. To clarify the mechanism, we measured swallowing pressure at the oropharynx (OP), upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and cervical esophagus (CE) using a specially designed manometric catheter in anesthetized rats. A swallow-evoked by punctate mechanical stimulation to the larynx-was identified by recording activation of the suprahyoid and thyrohyoid muscles using electromyography (EMG)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
Seung Hun Lee, Eun Shin Lee, Chul Ho Yoon, Heesuk Shin, Chang Han Lee
Collet-Sicard syndrome is a rare syndrome that involves paralysis of 9th to 12th cranial nerves. We report an uncommon case of schwannoma of the hypoglossal nerve in a 39-year-old woman presented with slurred speech, hoarse voice, and swallowing difficulty. Physical examination revealed decreased gag reflex on the right side, decreased laryngeal elevation, tongue deviation to the right side, and weakness of right trapezius muscle. MRI revealed a mass lesion in the right parapharyngeal space below the jugular foramen...
December 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Susan G Butler, Andrew Stuart, Lisa Markley, Xin Feng, Stephen B Kritchevsky
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this investigation was to examine, via flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), factors that affect penetration and aspiration during swallowing across the adult lifespan. METHODS: Healthy adults (N = 203) across the third to ninth decades of life participated. Penetration Aspiration Scale (PAS) scores were assessed during FEES as a function of age, sex, liquid type (water and skim, 2%, and whole milk), volume (5, 10, 15, and 20 ml), and delivery (cup and straw)...
January 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Sonja M Molfenter, Chuan-Ya Hsu, Ying Lu, Cathy L Lazarus
A significant proportion of healthy seniors report difficulty swallowing, thought to result from age-related decline in muscle bulk/function. Effortful Swallowing (ES) is used both as a compensatory maneuver to improve pharyngeal propulsion/clearance and has been proposed as an exercise to improve pharyngeal strength. This study sought to quantify the immediate kinematic, temporal, and functional changes during an ES maneuver to quantify its exercise potential to combat age-related changes in swallowing. Videofluoroscopy data were collected from 44 healthy seniors (21 male) over 65 years old (mean = 76...
November 17, 2017: Dysphagia
Min-Qiang Liu, Feng-Xian Li, Ya-Kun Han, Jun-Yong He, Hao-Wen Shi, Li Liu, Ren-Liang He
OBJECTIVE: Fentanyl-induced cough (FIC) is a common complication with a reported incidence from 18.0% to 74.4% during general anesthesia induction. FIC increases the intrathoracic pressure and risks of postoperative nausea and vomiting, yet available treatments are limited. This study was designed to investigate whether administering fentanyl via a slow intravenous fluid line can effectively alleviate FIC during induction of total intravenous general anesthesia. METHODS: A total number of 1200 patients, aged 18-64 years, were enrolled, all of whom were American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) grade I or II undergoing scheduled surgeries...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
Laura Gatto, Alessio Di Landro, Enrico Romagnoli, Valeria Marco, Chiara Russo, Tomasz Pawlowski, Francesco Versaci, Ugo Limbruno, Fausto Castriota, Luca Di Vito, Antonio Trivisonno, Francesco Prati
BACKGROUND: Manual thrombus aspiration and local drug delivery of abciximab have been proposed as a strategy to reduce thrombus burden during percutaneous coronary intervention in patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction; however, the effectiveness of these approaches, is uncertain. In this COCTAIL II substudy, we compared the effect of these strategies on prestenting and poststenting thrombus burden assessed by optical coherence tomography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: COCTAIL II trial enrolled patients with ST elevation myocardial infarction randomized to intralesion (IL, by the ClearWay catheter) versus intracoronary (IC, by the guide catheter) abciximab bolus with or without aspiration thrombectomy (AT)...
October 27, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
I Tagashira, H Tohara, Y Wakasugi, K Hara, A Nakane, Y Yamazaki, M Matsubara, S Minakuchi
OBJECTIVE: In the elderly and patients with dysphagia, masticatory problems often cause aspiration or choking. Although simple methods to predict aspiration and silent aspiration exist, methods for evaluating the masticatory function of patients with dysphagia are lacking. Accordingly, we developed a simple test to assess the chewing and swallowing ability of patients with dysphagia. METHODS: One hundred and five patients with dysphagia were included. We used the Saku-Saku Test (SST), in which patients were asked to eat a rice cracker, and evaluated the quality of mandibular rotation during mastication...
January 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Ahmad H Alghadir, Hamayun Zafar, Einas S Al-Eisa, Zaheen A Iqbal
BACKGROUND: Swallowing is a systematic process. Any structural, physiological or neurological disturbance in this process may cause dysphagia. Although there are studies that report head/neck movements during mastication, there are fewer studies that show the effect of different head/neck postures on difficulty while swallowing. OBJECTIVES: To observe the effect of different body postures on the self-perceived difficulty while swallowing in normal healthy subjects...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
Eli M Gray-Stuart, Jim R Jones, John E Bronlund
The great risks of swallowing are choking and aspiration of food into the lungs. Both are rare in normal functioning humans, which is remarkable given the diversity of foods and the estimated 10 million swallows performed in a lifetime. Nevertheless, it remains a major challenge to define the food properties that are necessary to ensure a safe swallow. Here, the mouth is viewed as a well-controlled processor where mechanical sensory assessment occurs throughout the occlusion-circulation cycle of mastication...
October 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
Stephanie LeeAnne Erickson, Aaron David Gambrell, James Fulcher, Michael Ward
The ingestion of one's own feces is referred to as coprophagia. In this report, the author discusses a case of coprophagia-associated death in a 36-year-old woman. The woman had a history of intellectual disability, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder and was living in a group home. At autopsy, examination of the upper airway revealed 4 distinct spherical boli of impacted fecal matter in the oral cavity and pharynx. Death was attributed to asphyxia due to aspiration of stool bolus during an episode of coprophagia...
December 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Thangaraj Abiramalatha, Niranjan Thomas, Vijay Gupta, Anand Viswanathan, William McGuire
BACKGROUND: Breast milk alone, given at standard recommended volumes (150 to 180 mL/kg/d), is not adequate to meet the protein, energy, and other nutrient requirements of growing preterm or low birth weight infants. One strategy that may be used to address these potential nutrient deficits is to give infants enteral feeds in excess of 200 mL/kg/d ('high-volume' feeds). This approach may increase nutrient uptake and growth rates, but concerns include that high-volume enteral feeds may cause feed intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux, aspiration pneumonia, necrotising enterocolitis, or complications related to fluid overload, including patent ductus arteriosus and bronchopulmonary dysplasia...
September 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
S Shibata, Y Inamoto, E Saitoh, H Kagaya, Y Aoyagi, K Ota, R Akahori, N Fujii, J B Palmer, M González-Fernández
This study investigated the effects of three different volumes of honey-thick liquid on the temporal characteristics of swallowing. Twenty-six healthy subjects (15 males, 11 females) underwent 320-row area detector CT scan while swallowing 3, 10 and 20 mL of honey-thick liquid barium. Three-dimensional images were created at 10 images/s. Kinematic events involving six structures (velopharynx, hyoid bone, epiglottis, laryngeal vestibule (LV), true vocal cords (TVC), upper esophageal sphincter (UES)) and timing of bolus movement were timed using frame by frame analysis...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
C Cock, S H Doeltgen, T Omari, J Savilampi
BACKGROUND: Remifentanil is associated with subjective dysphagia and an objective increase in aspiration risk. Studies of opioid effects have shown decreased lower esophageal sphincter relaxation. We assessed bolus transit through the esophagus and esophagogastric junction (EGJ) during remifentanil administration using objective pressure-flow analysis. METHODS: Data from 11 healthy young participants (23±3 years, 7 M) were assessed for bolus flow through the esophagus and EGJ using high-resolution impedance manometry (Manoscan™, Sierra Scientific Instruments, Inc...
August 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Hashimoto Takuya, Tsukagoshi Keita, Koike Takuji
Difficulty of swallowing, called dysphagia, leads to aspiration pneumonia which is particularly a big health concern in aging societies. Therefore, prevention and treatment of dysphagia would contribute to extending healthy-life and QOL of elderly people and decreasing healthcare cost. Robotics technologies are expected as one of the effective methods to solve the problem in terms of detecting malfunction in swallowing and recovering swallowing function. The aim of this study is to investigate muscle activity during normal swallowing using mechanomyography (MMG) with PolyVinylidene DiFluoride (PVDF) film which is a ferroelectrics polymer...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
Angela M Dietsch, Christopher B Rowley, Nancy Pearl Solomon, William G Pearson
Purpose: Artificial airway procedures such as intubation and tracheotomy are common in the treatment of traumatic injuries, and bolus modifications may be implemented to help manage swallowing disorders. This study assessed artificial airway status, bolus properties (volume and viscosity), and the occurrence of laryngeal penetration and/or aspiration in relation to mechanical features of swallowing. Method: Coordinates of anatomical landmarks were extracted at minimum and maximum hyolaryngeal excursion from 228 videofluoroscopic swallowing studies representing 69 traumatically injured U...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
Sulena, Dipti Gupta, Anjani Kumar Sharma, Baltej Singh
BACKGROUND: Swallowing changes are commonly observed in Parkinson's and Parkinsonism plus syndromes. Expeditious identification is necessary to provide early intervention in this population to avoid risk of aspiration and swallowing complications. OBJECTIVE: To investigate swallowing problems using detailed case history and swallowing speed on 3 ounce water test in three groups i.e. PD, MSA and PSP groups and further, to compare it with control group. SUBJECT AND METHODS: Cross sectional study design...
August 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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