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MASA swallowing

Leila Ghelichi, Mohammad Taghi Joghataei, Shohreh Jalaie, Noureddin Nakhostin-Ansari, Bijan Forogh, Masoud Mehrpour
Background: Post-stroke dysphagia is common and is associated with the development of pneumonia. To investigate the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) combined with traditional dysphagia therapy (TDT) on swallowing function in patients with post-stroke dysphagia. Methods: In this single-subject study, four patients with dysphagia post-stroke included. The patients received the rTMS applied to the intact cerebral hemisphere at 1 Hz with train of 1200 for 5 consecutive days combined with TDT 3 days per week for 6 weeks...
July 6, 2016: Iranian Journal of Neurology
Mariko Ohira, Ryo Ishida, Yoshinobu Maki, Mai Ohkubo, Tetsuya Sugiyama, Takaharu Sakayori, Toru Sato
AIM: Dysphagia is common in dependent older adults. Thus, a method of evaluating eating and swallowing functions that can be used to diagnose and manage dysphagia in a simple and robust manner is required. In 2002, the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) was introduced to identify dysphagia in acute-stage stroke patients. As the MASA enables easy screening, it might also be applicable to dependent older adults if appropriate MASA cut-off values and the most useful assessment items could be determined...
May 16, 2016: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Chun-Lang Su, Sung-Lang Chen, Sen-Wei Tsai, Fan-Fei Tseng, Shih-Chung Chang, Yu-Hui Huang, Yu-Hao Lin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) to predict the results of videofluoroscopic swallowing studies. METHOD: Children with cerebral palsy with suspicion of aspiration were enrolled. The Functional Dysphagia Scale (FDS) was used to quantify the swallowing dysfunction in videofluoroscopic swallowing studies. Correlation between MASA and FDS scores and differences in these two scores between aspirators and nonaspirators and between silent and overt aspirators were analyzed...
April 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Daniel Martinez-Ramirez, Leonardo Almeida, Juan C Giugni, Bilal Ahmed, Masa-Aki Higuchi, Christopher S Little, John P Chapman, Caroline Mignacca, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Christopher W Hess, Karen Wheeler Hegland, Michael S Okun
BACKGROUND: Aspiration pneumonia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in Parkinson's disease (PD). Clinical characteristics of PD patients in addition to specific alterations in swallowing mechanisms contribute to higher swallowing times and impairment in the effective clearance of the airway. These issues may render patients more prone to dysphagia and aspiration events. We aimed to determine the frequency of aspiration events in a hospitalized PD cohort, and to report the number of in-hospital swallow evaluations...
2015: BMC Neurology
Jong-Chi Oh, Ji-Hyuk Park, Min-Ye Jung, Eun-Young Yoo, Ki-Yeon Chang, Teak-Young Lee
The aim of this study was to identify the correlation between the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) and the Videofluoroscopic Dysphagia Scale (VDS) to investigate the applicability of the MASA as a follow-up test of swallowing function. Criterion validity was assessed for MASA results versus VDS scores of tests administered to 54 patients who had a stroke and dysphagia. A significant correlation was found between the MASA and the VDS (correlation coefficient = -0.509). In analyses of test-re-test reliability and inter-rater reliability of the scoring scale, intraclass correlation coefficients (2, 1) were high (0...
March 2016: Occupational Therapy International
Duck-Won Oh, Tae-Woo Kang, Sun-Ju Kim
[Purpose] This study investigated the effects of stomatognathic alignment exercise on temporomandibular joint function and swallowing function of stroke patients presenting limited mouth opening. [Subjects] Fourteen subjects with post-stroke hemiparesis presenting limited mouth opening were randomly assigned to either the experimental group or the control group, with 7 subjects in each group. [Methods] Subjects in the experimental group participated in a stomatognathic alignment exercise program that consisted of mobility exercises of the TMJ and neck and postural correction...
October 2013: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Giselle D Carnaby, Michael A Crary
OBJECTIVE: We present data from a sample of patients receiving radiotherapy for head/neck cancer to define and measure the validity of a new clinical assessment measure for swallowing. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients undergoing radiotherapy (±chemotherapy) for head/neck cancer (HNC) supported the development of a physiology-based assessment tool of swallowing (Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability--Cancer: MASA-C) administered at two time points (baseline and following radiotherapy treatment)...
March 2014: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
Marlís González-Fernández, Michael T Sein, Jeffrey B Palmer
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical performance characteristics of the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA) for predicting aspiration (determined by videofluoroscopic swallowing study [VFSS]) in a mixed population. METHOD: We selected 133 cases clinically evaluated using MASA and VFSS from January through June 2007. Ordinal risk rating (ORR) and total numeric score (TNS) were evaluated as predictors of aspiration on VFSS. To account for missing items, the maximum possible score was determined and a weighted percentage score calculated for each patient...
November 2011: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
Zeki N Hasan, Ehsan K Al-Shimmery, Mufeed A Taha
OBJECTIVES: To clinically assess neurogenic dysphagia, and to correlate its presence with demographic features, different stroke risk factors, anatomical arterial territorial stroke types, and pathological stroke types. METHODS: Seventy-two stroke inpatients were studied between July 2007 and February 2008, at the Departments of Medicine and Neurology at Al-Yarmouk Teaching Hospital, Baghdad, and Rizgary Teaching Hospital, Erbil, Iraq. All patients were assessed using the Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability score (MASA), Modified Rankin Scale, and the Stroke Risk Scorecard...
April 2010: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
Nader Antonios, Giselle Carnaby-Mann, Michael Crary, Leslie Miller, Holly Hubbard, Kelly Hood, Raam Sambandam, Andrew Xavier, Scott Silliman
BACKGROUND: Although many dysphagia screening protocols have been introduced in recent years, no validated, physician-administered dysphagia screening tool exists for acute stroke that can be performed at the bedside. Based on the psychometrically validated Mann Assessment of Swallowing Ability (MASA), we developed the Modified MASA (MMASA) as a physician-administered screening tool for dysphagia in acute stroke. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to complete initial validation of this new screening tool for dysphagia in acute ischemic stroke...
January 2010: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
Nahomi Tokudome, Koki Tanaka, Masa-Hiro Kai, Kazunobu Sueyoshi, Sumika Matsukita, Toshiaki Setoguchi
We report a case of primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) arising in the transverse colonic mesentery. A 24-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to Kagoshima City Hospital with complaints of abdominal pain and sensations of abdominal fullness of 5 months' duration. On palpation, a mass the size of an infant's head was noted in the right flank. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography showed a huge mass that consisted of multiple cystic components. On arteriography, a slight tumor stain appeared, with stretched and displaced tributaries of the right colic and middle colic arteries...
2002: Journal of Gastroenterology
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