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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531394/predictive-factors-of-early-mortality-after-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-placement-the-importance-of-c-reactive-protein
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Mara Barbosa, Joana Magalhaes, Carla Marinho, Jose Cotter
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is considered one of the preferred routes for long-term enteral feeding. However, early mortality after PEG placement is high. We aimed at analyzing overall and early mortality in patients who underwent PEG insertion and at identifying risk factors of increased mortality after the procedure. METHODS: Retrospective study which included patients who had a PEG insertion at our department between May 2007 and January 2013...
August 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529824/to-cough-or-not-to-cough-examining-the-potential-utility-of-cough-testing-in-the-clinical-evaluation-of-swallowing
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Stephanie A Watts, Lauren Tabor, Emily K Plowman
PURPOSE: The clinical swallowing evaluation (CSE) represents a critical component of a comprehensive assessment of deglutition. Although universally utilized across clinical settings, the CSE demonstrates limitations in its ability to accurately identify all individuals with dysphagia. There exists a need to improve assessment and screening techniques to improve health outcomes, treatment recommendations and ultimately mortality in individuals at risk for dysphagia. The following narrative review provides a summary of currently used validated CSE's and examines the potential role of cough testing and screening in the CSE...
December 2016: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528491/high-resolution-manometry-evaluation-of-pressures-at-the-pharyngo-upper-esophageal-area-in-patients-with-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-due-to-vagal-paralysis
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Bruno Rezende Pinna, Fernando A M Herbella, Noemi de Biase, Thays C G Vaiano, Marco G Patti
The motility of the pharynx, upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and proximal esophagus in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia is still not entirely understood. High-resolution manometry (HRM) was recently added to the armamentarium for the study of this area. This study aims to describe HRM findings in patients with vagal paralysis. Sixteen patients (mean age 54 years, 69% females) with oropharyngeal dysphagia due to unilateral vagal paralysis were prospectively studied. All patients underwent HRM. Motility of the UES and at the topography of the velopharynx and epiglottis were recorded...
May 20, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526499/gastric-conduit-revision-postesophagectomy-management-for-a-rare-complication
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Jessica Yu Rove, A Sasha Krupnick, Frank A Baciewicz, Bryan F Meyers
OBJECTIVE: Severe postesophagectomy gastric conduit dysfunction refractory to standard endoscopic intervention is rare, with few published reports discussing timing, technique, or results of reoperation. This case series examines assessment and management of severe conduit dysfunction and details techniques for conduit revision. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent esophagectomy between September 2008 and October 2015 and studied patients who underwent conduit revision...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514798/-swallowing-disorders-in-tracheo-s-tomized-patients
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Carl-Albert Bader, Annerose Keilmann
Objective Since many years it has been conjectured that tracheotomy/tracheostomy interferes with swallowing and leads to a higher risk of aspiration. The aim of this review was to contribute to the discussion whether there is a causal relationship between tracheotomy/tracheostomy and dysphagia or only a chronological concomitance. Material and Methods Citations for this review rest upon a research in PubMed data base of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Results Effects of tracheostomy/tracheotomy as well as effects of different cannulas on motoric and sensory aspects of deglutition have been reviewed...
May 2017: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513521/otorhinolaryngological-emergencies-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-port-harcourt
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U M Ibekwe
BACKGROUND: Emergencies are not uncommon in a typical otorhinolaryngological (ORL) clinic. The knowledge of the profile and prevalence of these emergencies will go a long way in helping to equip as well as aid proper and prompt management of these conditions so as to reduce their morbidity and mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A descriptive retrospective 8 years review of all patients that presented to the ENT Surgery Department from January 2004 to December 2012...
May 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503456/effect-of-vallecular-ballooning-in-stroke-patients-with-dysphagia
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Yong Kyun Kim, Sang-Heon Lee, Jang-Won Lee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the improvement of dysphagia after balloon dilatation and balloon swallowing at the vallecular space with a Foley catheter in stroke patients. METHODS: This study was conducted between May 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015, and involved 30 stroke patients with complaints of difficulty in swallowing. All patients underwent videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) before and after vallecular ballooning. VFSS was performed with a 4 mL semisolid bolus...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503455/lesion-characteristics-of-chronic-dysphagia-in-patients-with-supratentorial-stroke
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Sol Jang, Hea Eun Yang, Hee Seung Yang, Dae Hyun Kim
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between brain lesion location and type of chronic dysphagia in patients with supratentorial stroke. METHODS: Data from 82 chronic stroke patients who underwent videofluoroscopic swallowing studies at >6 months after an initial stroke event were retrospectively analyzed. Delayed oral transit time, delayed pharyngeal transit time, and the presence of aspiration were extracted. A voxel-based lesion symptom mapping (VLSM) analysis was used to correlate types of dysphagia with specific brain lesions...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487142/risk-factors-for-recurrent-pneumonia-in-post-irradiated-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Jing-Jie Wang, Rong-San Jiang, Ting-Ting Yen, Kai-Li Liang
BACKGROUND: Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common cancer in eastern Asia. Chemoradiotherapy is the main treatment modality for NPC. Dysphagia and aspiration is not uncommon in post-irradiated NPC patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for recurrent pneumonia and the prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted from January 2004 to December 2014. NPC patients who had been hospitalized for pneumonia in the study hospital were enrolled...
May 6, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485345/assessment-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-an-indigenous-self-expandable-fully-covered-esophageal-metal-stent-for-palliation-of-esophageal-cancer
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R K Padhan, S K Nongthombam, A Venuthurimilli, R Dhingra, P Sahni, P K Garg
BACKGROUND: Patients with unresectable esophageal cancer require palliation for dysphagia. Placement of a self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) is the procedure of choice for palliation of dysphagia. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of an indigenous fully-covered SEMS in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: Eligible patients with unresectable esophageal cancer requiring palliation for dysphagia were included in the study. An indigenous fully covered SEMS of appropriate length was placed under endoscopic and fluoroscopic guidance...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483151/postoperative-swallowing-assessment-after-lung-transplantation
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Brooke Baumann, Sara Byers, Tamara Wasserman-Wincko, Libby Smith, Bridget Hathaway, Jay Bhama, Norihisa Shigemura, J W Awori Hayanga, Jonathan D'Cunha, Jonas T Johnson
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia, aspiration, and potential pneumonia represent a major source of morbidity in patients undergoing lung transplantation. Conditions that potentiate dysphagia and aspiration include frailty and prolonged intubation. Our group of speech-language pathologists has been actively involved in performance of a bedside evaluation of swallowing, and instrumental evaluation of swallowing with modified barium swallow, and postoperative management in patients undergoing lung transplantation...
May 5, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475381/the-pediatric-version-of-the-eating-assessment-tool-a-caregiver-administered-dyphagia-specific-outcome-instrument-for-children
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Selen Serel Arslan, Numan Demir, Aynur Ayşe Karaduman, Peter Charles Belafsky
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Pediatric version of the caregiver administered Eating Assessment Tool. METHODS: The study included developmental phase and reported content, criterion validity, internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the Pediatric Eating Assessment Tool. Literature review and the original Eating Assessment Tool were used for line-item generation. Expert consensus assessed the items for content validity over two Delphi rounds...
May 5, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474131/dysphagia-in-friedreich-ataxia
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Megan J Keage, Martin B Delatycki, Isabelle Gupta, Louise A Corben, Adam P Vogel
The objective of the study was to comprehensively characterise dysphagia in Friedreich ataxia (FRDA) and identify predictors of penetration/aspiration during swallowing. We also investigated the psychosocial impact of dysphagia on individuals with FRDA. Sixty participants with FRDA were screened for dysphagia using a swallowing quality of life questionnaire (Swal-QOL) and case history. Individuals reporting dysphagia underwent a standardised oromotor assessment (Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment, 2, FDA-2) and videofluoroscopic study of swallowing (VFSS)...
May 4, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473650/a-descriptive-study-of-lewy-body-dementia-with-functional-imaging-support-in-a-chinese-population-a-preliminary-study
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Y F Shea, L W Chu, S C Lee
INTRODUCTION: Lewy body dementia includes dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia. There have been limited clinical studies among Chinese patients with Lewy body dementia. This study aimed to review the presenting clinical features and identify risk factors for complications including fall, dysphagia, aspiration pneumonia, pressure sores, and mortality in Chinese patients with Lewy body dementia. We also wished to identify any difference in clinical features of patients with Lewy body dementia with and without an Alzheimer's disease pattern of functional imaging...
May 5, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470593/clinical-assessment-of-dysphagia-in-neurodegeneration-cadn-development-validity-and-reliability-of-a-bedside-tool-for-dysphagia-assessment
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Adam P Vogel, Natalie Rommel, Carina Sauer, Marius Horger, Patrick Krumm, Marc Himmelbach, Matthis Synofzik
Screening assessments for dysphagia are essential in neurodegenerative disease. Yet there are no purpose-built tools to quantify swallowing deficits at bedside or in clinical trials. A quantifiable, brief, easy to administer assessment that measures the impact of dysphagia and predicts the presence or absence of aspiration is needed. The Clinical Assessment of Dysphagia in Neurodegeneration (CADN) was designed by a multidisciplinary team (neurology, neuropsychology, speech pathology) validated against strict methodological criteria in two neurodegenerative diseases, Parkinson's disease (PD) and degenerative ataxia (DA)...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470561/respiratory-symptoms-and-complications-of-zenker-diverticulum-effect-of-trans-oral-septum-stapling
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Stefano Siboni, Emanuele Asti, Marco Sozzi, Gianluca Bonitta, Matteo Melloni, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Zenker diverticulum is a rare condition commonly associated with dysphagia and respiratory symptoms/complications, which are alarming especially in the elderly population. Aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms/complications and the effects of minimally invasive trans-oral surgery in these patients. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients who underwent trans-oral septum stapling for Zenker diverticulum were included in a retrospective, observational cohort study...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456464/laryngeal-closure-during-swallowing-in-stroke-survivors-with-cortical-or-subcortical-lesion
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Taeok Park, Youngsun Kim, Byung-Mo Oh
BACKGROUND: One of the major, and most harmful, symptoms of dysphagia in stroke survivors is aspiration. Survivors of unilateral cortical strokes with dysphagia and resulting aspiration have been reported to have greater initiation delays in laryngeal closure than those who did not aspirate. Few studies have reported such data in survivors of subcortical stroke. METHODS: This study measured initiation of laryngeal closure (ILC) and laryngeal closure duration (LCD) in 2 groups of subjects: 15 stroke survivors with cortical lesions and 15 stroke survivors with subcortical lesions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452158/consistency-stability-of-water-thickened-with-maltodextrin-xanthan-gum-and-potassium-chloride
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Dauana Cássia Alves, Nattália Araujo Alves, Roberto Oliveira Dantas
Thickened water used for hydration of patients with dysphagia and airway aspiration may change its consistency after preparation. The objective of this investigation was to evaluate the consistency stability of water thickened with maltodextrin, xanthan gum and potassium chloride using the method developed by the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative (IDDSI). The IDDSI flow test consists of placing 10 ml of liquid inside a graduated syringe and measuring how much volume remains after a flow duration of 10 seconds...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Texture Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451002/-costal-metastasis-revealing-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Mamadou Ngoné Gueye, Gnagna Diouf, Daouda Dia, Awa Boye, Thierno Fall, Jean Louis Diémé, Oumar Ba, Mouhamadou Mbengue
Esophageal cancer is associated with poor prognosis. Its severity is linked to delayed diagnosis which is most often made once a cancer has metastasized, in Africa. Costal metastases are rare. We report a case of a 38-year old Senegalese patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the lower esophagus with lytic metastases to the ribs. Mrs. TD, aged 38, was admitted with painful swelling in right hemithorax associated with weight loss. The patient also reported mechanical dysphagia evolving during 4 months which had not motivated consultation...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444487/the-anxiety-level-of-caregivers-of-neurological-patients-with-dysphagia
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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...
April 25, 2017: Dysphagia
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