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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441681/complications-and-mortality-following-one-to-two-level-anterior-cervical-fusion-for-cervical-spondylosis-in-patients-above-80-years-of-age
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Varun Puvanesarajah, Amit Jain, Adam L Shimer, Anuj Singla, Francis Shen, Hamid Hassanzadeh
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective database review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the complication and mortality rates in patients 80 years of age and older who were treated with anterior cervical fusion surgery and to compare these rates against those of other elderly patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Cervical spondylosis is frequently observed in the elderly and is the most common cause of myelopathy in older adults. With increasing life expectancies, a greater proportion of patients are being treated with spine surgery at a later age...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441373/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-interventions-to-reduce-risk-of-aspiration-in-elderly-cancer-survivors-residing-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
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S Mantravadi
BACKGROUND: Aspiration can occur in patients of any age group, but it can be prevented. The primary population at risk is made up of survivors of cancer because of their increased risk of mucositis, mucosal atrophy, and dysphagia associated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and the disease process itself. The rate of incidence of aspiration cannot be quantified, because minor cases of aspiration often go unreported. Sequelae ensuing from aspirations can include pneumonia, end-stage kidney disease, dialysis, and death...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414663/not-another-acs-rule-out
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S Preston, R Nelson, M Watts, D Smith, T Dewenter, D Spruill
CASE: A 50 year old African-American woman with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presented with progressively worsening retro-sternal chest pain, exacerbated by activity and relieved by rest. She also endorsed a thirty-pound unintentional weight loss, and dysphagia. She was dysarthric with left-sided Bell's Palsy and a palpable left axillary lymph node. She had been evaluated at several hospitals in the previous months for similar typical chest pain. Her troponin values were normal, and an EKG showed T-wave inversions in leads I and aVL...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412164/diagnosis-and-management-of-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-among-older-persons-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Omar Ortega, Alberto Martín, Pere Clavé
Oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) is a condition recognized by the World Health Organization and defined as the difficulty or inability to move a bolus safely and effectively from the oral cavity to the esophagus, and can include aspirations, choking, and residue. OD is pandemic among different phenotypes of older people, affecting between 27% and 91% of the population 70 years or older. Although OD can be diagnosed by well-defined clinical methods and complementary explorations, in the clinical setting OD is seldom systematically screened and treated, and awareness among the medical/geriatric community is scarce...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409615/peritonsillar-abscess
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Nicholas J Galioto
Peritonsillar abscess is the most common deep infection of the head and neck, occurring primarily in young adults. Diagnosis is usually made on the basis of clinical presentation and examination. Symptoms and findings generally include fever, sore throat, dysphagia, trismus, and a "hot potato" voice. Drainage of the abscess, antibiotic therapy, and supportive therapy for maintaining hydration and pain control are the cornerstones of treatment. Most patients can be managed in the outpatient setting. Peritonsillar abscesses are polymicrobial infections, and antibiotics effective against group A streptococcus and oral anaerobes should be first-line therapy...
April 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405997/tracheoesophageal-fistula-following-endotracheal-intubation-for-organophosphorus-poisoning
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Shailaja V Rao, Ajay K Boralkar, Prabhakar S Jirvankar, Mangala V Sonavani, Varsha Rotte Kaginalkar, Chimu Chinte
Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is an abnormal communication between the trachea and esophagus. Iatrogenic TEF can be due to endotracheal intubation, rigid bronchoscopy or tracheostomy. Tracheostomy tube cuff volumes and pressures require constant monitoring to avoid tracheal injury. Acquired TEF which occurs after prolonged intubation, usually develops after 15-200 days of mechanical ventilation. We report a case of a large TEF secondary to endotracheal intubation for organophosphorus poison-induced respiratory failure...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397562/office-based-electromyography-guided-botulinum-toxin-injection-to-the-cricopharyngeus-muscle-optimal-patient-selection-and-technique
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Min-Su Kim, Go-Woon Kim, Young-Soo Rho, Kee-Hwan Kwon, Eun-Jae Chung
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study was carried out to investigate the effectiveness and safety of office-based electromyography-guided injection of botulinum toxin in the cricopharyngeus muscle of patients who did not show upper esophageal sphincter passage in a swallowing study in spite of maximal swallowing rehabilitation. METHODS: Thirty-six patients who showed no or limited ability to oral feed after maximum swallowing rehabilitation were enrolled. Video fluoroscopic swallowing study, flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing, disability rating scale, penetration aspiration score, and National Institutes of Health swallowing safety scale were used in the evaluation of dysphagia...
May 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393342/-effects-of-an-oral-care-program-on-the-swallowing-function-in-post-operative-patients-with-oral-cancer
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Ching-Chi Hsiang, Yueh-Juen Hwu
BACKGROUND: Oral cancer is the fourth leading cause of death among men in Taiwan. Dysphagia, choking, and aspiration pneumonia are often noted in post-operative patients with oral cancer. Improving patients' swallowing function is an urgent problem that cannot be neglected. PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of an oral care program on the swallowing function of post-operative patients with oral cancer. METHODS: A quasi-experimental research design was conducted and post-operative patients with oral cancer were recruited...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384788/neurologic-evaluation-in-children-with-laryngeal-cleft
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Ryan D Walker, Alexandria L Irace, Margaret A Kenna, David K Urion, Reza Rahbar
Importance: Referral to a neurologist and imaging play important roles in the management of laryngeal cleft. Swallowing involves a complex series of neuromuscular interactions, and aspiration can result from anatomical causes (eg, laryngeal cleft), neuromuscular disorders, or some combination thereof. To date, no protocols or guidelines exist to identify which patients with laryngeal cleft should undergo neuroimaging studies and/or consultation with a neurologist. Objective: To establish guidelines for neurologic evaluation and imaging techniques to identify or rule out neuromuscular dysfunction in children with laryngeal cleft...
April 6, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377742/dysphagia-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-impact-on-patient-behavior-diet-adaptation-and-riluzole-management
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Emanuela Onesti, Ilenia Schettino, Maria Cristina Gori, Vittorio Frasca, Marco Ceccanti, Chiara Cambieri, Giovanni Ruoppolo, Maurizio Inghilleri
This retrospective study aimed to investigate the clinical features associated with deteriorated swallow in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with spinal and bulbar onset, describe the modification of diet and liquid intake, and assess the impact of dysphagia on the use of riluzole. One hundred forty-five patients were observed periodically every 3-6 months. They underwent routinely fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) and spirometry; dysphagia severity was classified according to the Penetration Aspiration Scale and the Pooling score (P-score) integrated with other parameters such as sensation, collaboration, and age (P-SCA score)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374817/ability-of-high-resolution-manometry-to-determine-feeding-method-and-to-predict-aspiration-pneumonia-in-patients-with-dysphagia
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Chul-Hyun Park, Yong-Taek Lee, Youbin Yi, Jung-Sang Lee, Jung Ho Park, Kyung Jae Yoon
OBJECTIVES: The introduction of high-resolution manometry (HRM) offered an improved method to objectively analyze the status of pharynx and esophagus. At present, HRM for patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia has been poorly studied. We aimed to determine feeding method and predict the development of aspiration pneumonia in patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia using HRM. METHODS: We recruited 120 patients with dysphagia who underwent both HRM and videofluoroscopic swallow study...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356653/effects-of-electrical-stimulation-combined-with-dysphagia-therapy-in-elderly-individual-with-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-a-case-study
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Doo-Ho Lee, Ji-Su Park, Seung-Woong Lee, Jong-Bae Choi
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of dysphagia therapy in an old man with difficulty swallowing in the oral and pharyngeal phases. [Subjects and Methods] The subject was a 72-year-old man with no history of neurological disorders. He was admitted to local hospital because of the complaint of swallowing difficulty. The interventions performed were electrical stimulation and conventional dysphagia therapy. We assessed the tongue and lip muscle strengths. Swallowing function was evaluated by using the videofluoroscopic dysphagia and penetration-aspiration scales...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324139/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-dysphagia
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S Cantemir, A Laubert
Most swallowing problems can be treated, although the treatment depends on the type of dysphagia. A multidisciplinary team of surgeons, phoniatrists, and speech-language therapists is necessary to develop the appropriate treatment strategy. A thorough medical history, clinical investigation of the swallowing muscles, and fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with foods of different consistencies help to decide whether swallowing exercises alone are sufficient, or whether an additional pharmacologic or surgical treatment is needed to prevent aspiration, malnutrition, and dehydration...
March 21, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322006/aspiration-and-dysphagia-screening-in-acute-stroke-the-gugging-swallowing-screen-revisited
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T Warnecke, S Im, C Kaiser, C Hamacher, S Oelenberg, R Dziewas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Gugging Swallowing Screen (GUSS) is a tool to screen aspiration risk in acute stroke. We aimed to replicate its validity in a larger second cohort of patients with acute stroke, including the more severe with a National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) ≥ 15. METHODS: In a prospective, double-blind design, the GUSS was validated with the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing scale. Patients were categorized into different stroke severities as assessed by the NIHSS, and the diagnostic properties were calculated separately for each subgroup...
April 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318598/pediatric-eating-assessment-tool-10-as-an-indicator-to-predict-aspiration-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317607/nutritional-aspects-of-dysphagia-management
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C Gallegos, E Brito-de la Fuente, P Clavé, A Costa, G Assegehegn
This chapter describes the nutritional aspects of dysphagia management by starting with the definition of these two conditions (dysphagia and malnutrition) that share three main clinical characteristics: (a) their prevalence is very high, (b) they can lead to severe complications, and (c) they are frequently underrecognized and neglected conditions. From an anatomical standpoint, dysphagia can result from oropharyngeal and/or esophageal causes; from a pathophysiological perspective, dysphagia can be caused by organic or structural diseases (either benign or malignant) or diseases causing impaired physiology (mainly motility and/or perception disorders)...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300962/association-between-functionality-assessment-scales-and-the-severity-of-dysphagia-post-stroke
#18
Karen de Oliveira Dos Passos, Maria Cristina de Almeida Freitas Cardoso, Betina Scheeren
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between the results of functionality scales and dysphagia severity determined from videofluoroscopy swallowing study (VSS) in post-stroke patients. Methods: A retrospective study of 109 VSS analysis of post-stroke patients. From the exams was collected information on the diagnosis of dysphagia severity and evaluated regarding the swallowing functionality in an independent way by two evaluators. Results: A high number of discrete dysphagia was observed...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300950/correlation-between-swallowing-related-quality-of-life-and-videofluoroscopy-after-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
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Margareth Souza Andrade, Aline Nogueira Gonçalves, Renata Lígia Vieira Guedes, Camila Barbosa Barcelos, Luciana Dall'Agnol Siqueira Slobodticov, Simone Aparecida Claudino Lopes, Ana Lúcia Noronha Francisco, Elisabete Carrara de Angelis
Introduction: The use of symptom-specific questionnaires on head and neck cancer (HNC), together with objective swallowing measures, can be sensitive to changes in quality of life (QoL) resulting from dysphagia, but this tool is not broadly used as a complement to clinical evaluations. Purpose: To analyze the correlation between the M. D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) questionnaire and videofluoroscopy (VF) in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Methods: This is a retrospective study with review of clinical data, VF and MDADI results...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289630/recommendation-of-nasogastric-tube-removal-in-acute-stroke-patients-based-on-videofluoroscopic-swallow-study
#20
Jong-Moon Hwang, Youn-Soo Cheong, Min-Gu Kang, Seong Min Chun, Yu-Sun Min, Yang-Soo Lee, Tae-Du Jung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety of nasogastric tube (NGT) removal and change to oral feeding with a food thickener for acute stroke patients in whom a videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) confirmed thin liquid aspiration. METHODS: We retrospectively examined data of 199 patients with first stroke who were diagnosed with dysphagia from 2011 to 2015. Swallowing function was evaluated using VFSS. Patients included in this study were monitored for 4 weeks to identify the occurrence of aspiration pneumonia...
February 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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