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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781209/oral-phase-dysphagia-in-facial-onset-sensory-and-motor-neuronopathy
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Mitsuru Watanabe, Wataru Shiraishi, Ryo Yamasaki, Noriko Isobe, Motohiro Sawatsubashi, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Takashi Nakagawa, Jun-Ichi Kira
INTRODUCTION: Facial onset motor and sensory neuronopathy (FOSMN) is a rare disease whose cardinal features are initial asymmetrical facial sensory deficits followed by bulbar symptoms and spreading of sensory and motor deficits from face to scalp, neck, upper trunk, and upper extremities in a rostral-caudal direction. Although bulbar involvement is frequently observed in FOSMN, dysphagia in these patients has not been fully described. In this study, we aimed to characterize dysphagia as a prognostic factor in FOSMN by investigating our institutional case series...
May 21, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728164/impact-of-supraglottoplasty-on-parental-preception-of-swallowing-using-a-10-question-swallowing-index
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Sohit Paul Kanotra, Vil Vaitaitis, Hunter Hopkins, Meghan Fletcher, Courtney K Gonsoulin, Brent Keith
INTRODUCTION: Laryngomalacia can have a significant impact on swallowing function. Most of the studies in literature have focused on evaluating swallowing dysfunction in children with Laryngomalacia using clinical assessment and swallowing studies i.e. functional endoscopic evaluation of swallowing or videofluroscopic evaluation of swallowing. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the current study was to evaluate the parental perception of swallowing using a newly devised 10-point swallowing index before and after supraglottoplasty...
June 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727486/reliability-and-validity-of-the-karaduman-chewing-performance-scale-in-pediatric-neuromuscular-diseases-a-system-for-classification-of-chewing-disorders
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Selen Serel Arslan, Güllü Aydın, İpek Alemdaroğlu, Öznur Tunca Yılmaz, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman
BACKGROUND: Chewing disorders can be seen in children with Neuromuscular Diseases (NMDs), which may cause swallowing difficulties like choking, retching, food stuck feeling in the throat. Due to these effects, it is important to determine chewing disorders early with appropriate assessment methods to plan appropriate therapies in NMDs. OBJECTIVE(S: The aim of this study was to investigate reliability and validity of the Karaduman Chewing Performance Scale (KCPS) in children with NMDs...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649909/-music-memory-and-improved-swallowing-in-advanced-dementia
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Dan Cohen, Stephen G Post, Angela Lo, Robin Lombardo, Brandon Pfeffer
Background Dysphagia and difficulty with eating affects a significant portion of individuals with advanced dementia. Such problems with oral intake can have serious health consequences including mealtime distress, dehydration and malnutrition, aspiration, reduced quality of life, and increased mortality risk. Design We present the first data indicating that "Music & Memory" interventions improve swallowing in individuals with advanced dementia, thereby making oral feeding easier and potentially diminishing reliance on PEG...
January 1, 2018: Dementia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608250/formative-research-to-explore-the-acceptability-and-use-of-infant-food-grinders-for-the-promotion-of-animal-source-foods-and-micronutrient-powders-in-rural-peru
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Hilary Creed-Kanashiro, Heather M Wasser, Rosario Bartolini, Cecilia Goya, Margaret E Bentley
According to global recommendations, quality diets for complementary feeding (CF) should include a diversity of foods including vitamin A-rich fruits and vegetables and sources of high-quality proteins and essential nutrients, particularly animal-source foods (ASF). A key barrier to feeding ASF surrounds beliefs that the preparation of foods of a thicker consistency may cause problems of digestion, "heaviness" or stomach problems, swallowing, and choking. The objective of this study was to explore, through systematic formative research, the acceptability, use, and feasibility of a simple technology, commercial infant food grinders, in two rural Peruvian settings where there is delayed and low consumption of complementary foods of a thick consistency, including ASF...
April 2, 2018: Maternal & Child Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29558834/-everyone-sees-you-sitting-there-struggling-with-your-food-experiences-of-adolescents-and-young-adults-with-cerebral-palsy
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Lianne Remijn, Lenie van den Engel-Hoek, Ton Satink, Bert J M de Swart, Maria W G Nijhuis-van der Sanden
OBJECTIVE: The impact of difficulties with eating and drinking in adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy is unknown. The purpose of this study is to find out which difficulties adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy experience with eating and drinking in daily life and how they deal with these difficulties. The study also explores how they think about themselves with respect to eating and what does or does not help regarding social participation. METHOD: We collected the data from ten participants with spastic cerebral palsy (aged 15-23 years) living in the Netherlands...
March 21, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403269/high-speed-jaw-opening-exercise-in-training-suprahyoid-fast-twitch-muscle-fibers
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Mariko Matsubara, Haruka Tohara, Koji Hara, Hiromichi Shinozaki, Yasuhiro Yamazaki, Chiaki Susa, Ayako Nakane, Yoko Wakasugi, Shunsuke Minakuchi
Purpose: This study was aimed to examine the effectiveness of a high-speed jaw-opening exercise, which targets the contraction of fast-twitch muscle fibers, in improving swallowing function. Subjects and methods: Twenty-one subjects (mean age 74.0±5.7 years) with dysphagia-related symptoms, such as coughing or choking during eating, performed the exercise. None of the included subjects had neurological symptoms or history of surgery that could cause significant dysphagia...
2018: Clinical Interventions in Aging
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/29320791/-what-to-do-when-a-child-is-choking
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Jost Kaufmann, Michael Laschat, Frank Wappler
Both ingestion and aspiration of foreign bodies are common events in children. If a child had something in his mouth and thereafter respiratory or swallowing complaints occur, both aspiration and ingestion are possible causes. Both events can be immediately life threatening or, if a direct threat is absent, cause significant long-term impairments for the children. Therefore, the identification of any possible threat is essential. This paper identifies the diagnostic and therapeutic options and needs that will ensure the best possible safety and the least possible consequential harm...
January 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124360/continuum-theory-presbyphagia-to-dysphagia-functional-assessment-of-swallowing-in-the-elderly
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Eliézia Helena de Lima Alvarenga, Giovana Piovesan Dall'Oglio, Emi Zuiki Murano, Márcio Abrahão
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether disclosed symptoms (coughing, choking and throat clearing) can be used as early predictors of swallowing disorders in non-hospitalized elderly population. In addition, to determine the presence of early findings of swallowing disorders through fiber optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred subjects older than 60 years were recruited from local community social meetings for seniors, they fulfilled inclusion criteria, and were given an oral interview and underwent FEES, with findings classified as: (1) saliva stasis; (2) pharyngeal residue; (3) penetration; (4) aspiration; (5) laryngeal sensitivity...
February 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080497/a-new-evaluation-of-masticatory-ability-in-patients-with-dysphagia-the-saku-saku-test
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967214/defining-the-end-point-of-mastication-a-conceptual-model
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966290/oral-function-and-nutritional-status-among-the-elderly-with-facial-and-oral-tactile-hypersensitivity-who-are-under-long-term-care
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Maki Shirobe, Rena Nakayama, Hirohiko Hirano, Yuki Ohara, Keiko Endo, Yutaka Watanabe, Chiyoko Hakuta
Objective In oral health care, a refusal action can cause difficulties, and tactile hypersensitivity (TH) may be a contributing factor. People with TH of the face and mouth clench their jaws. Despite numerous reports on TH among children with disabilities, reports on TH in the elderly who are under long-term care are scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate TH among the elderly who are under long-term care.Methods We selected 80 residents (8 men and 72 women; mean age: 91.1±6.2y) in a Tokyo nursing home and investigated the presence of TH in them...
2017: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965097/does-laryngeal-reinnervation-or-type-i-thyroplasty-give-better-voice-results-for-patients-with-unilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-vocalist-study-protocol-for-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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Helen Blackshaw, Paul Carding, Marcus Jepson, Marina Mat Baki, Gareth Ambler, Anne Schilder, Stephen Morris, Aneeka Degun, Rosamund Yu, Samantha Husbands, Helen Knowles, Chloe Walton, Yakubu Karagama, Kate Heathcote, Martin Birchall
INTRODUCTION: A functioning voice is essential for normal human communication. A good voice requires two moving vocal folds; if one fold is paralysed (unilateral vocal fold paralysis (UVFP)) people suffer from a breathy, weak voice that tires easily and is unable to function normally. UVFP can also result in choking and breathlessness. Current treatment for adults with UVFP is speech therapy to stimulate recovery of vocal fold (VF) motion or function and/or injection of the paralysed VF with a material to move it into a more favourable position for the functioning VF to close against...
September 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964664/comparison-of-emla-cream-and-lidocaine-injection-for-local-anaesthetic-before-radiofrequency-reduction-of-the-inferior-turbinates
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N Ata, T Bülbül, A Demirkan
We compared the effectiveness of local anaesthetic with Emla cream with that of an injection of lidocaine for radiofrequency reduction of the inferior turbinates. We studied 98 consecutive patients with hypertrophied inferior turbinates, 46 of whom were given Emla cream and 52 lidocaine injection. The procedure began five minutes after the injection of lidocaine and 10minutes after the Emla cream had been applied. Patients were asked to indicate on a visual analogue scale (VAS) the degree of perioperative pain, anxiety, sensation of choking, and discomfort on swallowing that they felt after the procedure...
November 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939239/quality-of-life-after-open-or-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-in-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review
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Emanuela Taioli, Rebecca M Schwartz, Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Gil Moskowitz, Maaike van Gerwen, Raja Flores
Although esophageal cancer is rare in the United States, 5-year survival and quality of life (QoL) are poor following esophageal cancer surgery. Although esophageal cancer has been surgically treated with esophagectomy through thoracotomy, an open procedure, minimally invasive surgical procedures have been recently introduced to decrease the risk of complications and improve QoL after surgery. The current study is a systematic review of the published literature to assess differences in QoL after traditional (open) or minimally invasive esophagectomy...
2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888224/long-term-patient-reported-outcomes-following-radiation-therapy-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-cross-sectional-assessment-of-a-prospective-symptom-survey-in-patients-%C3%A2-65-years-old
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Salman A Eraj, Mona K Jomaa, Crosby D Rock, Abdallah S R Mohamed, Blaine D Smith, Joshua B Smith, Theodora Browne, Luke C Cooksey, Bowman Williams, Brandi Temple, Kathryn E Preston, Jeremy M Aymard, Neil D Gross, Randal S Weber, Amy C Hessel, Renata Ferrarotto, Jack Phan, Erich M Sturgis, Ehab Y Hanna, Steven J Frank, William H Morrison, Ryan P Goepfert, Stephen Y Lai, David I Rosenthal, Tito R Mendoza, Charles S Cleeland, Kate A Hutcheson, Clifton D Fuller, Adam S Garden, G Brandon Gunn
BACKGROUND: Given the potential for older patients to experience exaggerated toxicity and symptoms, this study was performed to characterize patient reported outcomes in older patients following definitive radiation therapy (RT) for oropharyngeal cancer (OPC). METHODS: Cancer-free head and neck cancer survivors (>6 months since treatment completion) were eligible for participation in a questionnaire-based study. Participants completed the MD Anderson Symptom Inventory-Head and Neck module (MDASI-HN)...
September 9, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794695/water-filtered-infrared-a-wira-overcomes-swallowing-disorders-and-hypersalivation-a-case-report
#18
Gerd Hoffmann
Case description: A patient with a Barrett oesophageal carcinoma and a resection of the oesophagus with gastric pull-up developed swallowing disorders 6 years and 2 months after the operation. Within 1 year and 7 months two recurrences of the tumor at the anastomosis were found and treated with combined chemoradiotherapy or chemotherapy respectively. 7 years and 9 months after the operation local tumor masses and destruction were present with no ability to orally drink or eat (full feeding by jejunal PEG tube): quality of life was poor, as saliva and mucus were very viscous (pulling filaments) and could not be swallowed and had to be spat out throughout the day and night resulting in short periods of sleep (awaking from the necessity to spit out)...
2017: German Medical Science: GMS E-journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765480/tuberculosis-presenting-as-broncho-oesophageal-fistula-in-a-young-healthy-man
#19
Ahmed Sayeed, Eid Humaid Alqurashi, Adnan B Alzanbagi, Nabil Abdulwadod Badr Ghaleb
A 21-year-old Saudi man presented with a history of dysphagia and choking. CT scan of the chest showed clear evidence of chronic recurrent aspiration pneumonia in the left lung. It also showed a fistula connecting the left main bronchus to the oesophagus. Endoscopy showed clear opening on the oesophageal side. Bronchoscopy also confirmed the presence of a broncho-oesophageal fistula on the left bronchial side with the presence of secretions on swallowing. Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) was done and sent for mycobacterial tuberculosis culture...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673831/risk-factors-for-laryngeal-penetration-aspiration-in-patients-with-acute-traumatic-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#20
Tiina Ihalainen, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Teemu M Luoto, Tuomo Thesleff, Mika Helminen, Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka, Antti Ronkainen
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Laryngeal penetration-aspiration, the entry of material into the airways, is considered the most severe subtype of dysphagia and is common among patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury (SCI). PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate risk factors for penetration-aspiration in patients with acute traumatic cervical spinal cord injury (TCSCI). STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective cohort study. PATIENT SAMPLE: Thirty-seven patients with TCSCI were included in the study...
January 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
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