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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917225/appropriate-nutritional-management-in-patients-with-impaired-mastication-and-those-with-mild-dysphagia-a-multicenter-study-of-the-usefulness-of-novel-foods-processed-and-softened-by-enzymes
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Takashi Higashiguchi, Akihiro Ito, Hirofumi Nishiyama, Takashi Shigematsu, Atsuko Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Shohei Iijima, Nobuyuki Kikuchi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate the safety of iEAT (a food that is softened by heat and enzyme homogeneous permeation) and iEAT-affected nutrition parameters, e.g., nutrition intake (calculated from the consumption rate in patients with impaired mastication and those with mild dysphagia). METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A multicenter, randomized, cross-over study of iEAT was conducted in 50 patients (mean age 77.0±11.0 years) with dysphagia due to Occasional aspiration (4 points on the Dysphagia Severity Scale [DSS]) or Oral problems (5 points) randomly assigned to the study diet (iEAT) or its opposite (the modified traditional [control] diet) for 1 week and then switched for 1 week to the opposing diet...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903096/early-screening-parameters-for-dysphagia-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
#2
Christian Henke, Christian Foerch, Sriramya Lapa
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a frequent symptom in patients with acute stroke. It is associated with malnutrition, aspiration and mortality. The identification of early screening parameters for dysphagia promptly leading to a professional swallowing examination is therefore of utmost importance. This study aimed to detect early and easily assessable predictors of dysphagia in a large cohort of patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS: Our analysis was based on data from a prospective in-hospital registry...
September 14, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900040/reduced-diaphragm-excursion-during-reflexive-citric-acid-cough-test-in-subjects-with-subacute-stroke
#3
Yong-Min Choi, Geun-Young Park, Yeonji Yoo, Donggyun Sohn, YongJun Jang, Sun Im
BACKGROUND: Diaphragm excursion is limited during respiratory maneuvers after a stroke. How the diaphragm is limited during reflexive coughs and affects the effectiveness of cough in stroke patients is unclear. This study aimed to measure reflexive cough strength by cough peak flow (CPF) induced by citric acid nebulization (2.8 mol/L), record diaphragm excursions during reflexive coughs in stroke subjects at risk of silent aspiration, and compare these values with those of stroke subjects without risk of aspiration or dysphagia...
September 12, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890708/reduced-maximum-pitch-elevation-predicts-silent-aspiration-of-small-liquid-volumes-in-stroke-patients
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Akila Theyyar Rajappa, Kristie R Soriano, Courtney Ziemer, Michelle S Troche, Jaime Bauer Malandraki, Georgia A Malandraki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Preliminary evidence has shown that reduced ability to maximally raise vocal pitch correlates with the occurrence of aspiration (i.e., airway invasion by food or liquid). However, it is unclear if this simple task can be used as a reliable predictor of aspiration in stroke patients. Our aim was to examine whether maximum vocal pitch elevation predicted airway invasion and dysphagia in stroke. METHODS: Forty-five consecutive stroke patients (<1 month poststroke) at a rehabilitation setting participated in a videofluoroscopic swallow study and two maximum vocal pitch elevation tasks...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887707/correlations-between-patient-reported-dysphagia-screening-and-penetration-aspiration-scores-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-post-oncological-treatment
#5
Johanna Hedström, Lisa Tuomi, Caterina Finizia, Caroline Olsson
Dysphagia is a common and severe toxicity after oncological treatment of head and neck cancer (HNC). The study aim was to investigate relationships between patient-reported dysphagia and clinically measured swallowing function in HNC after modern curative radiotherapy with or without chemotherapy to identify possible alarm symptoms for clinically manifest dysphagia. Patients with tumors of the tonsil, base of tongue, hypopharynx, and larynx treated in 2007-2015 were assessed for dysphagia post-treatment by telephone interview and videofluoroscopy (VFS)...
September 8, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885365/therapeutic-efficacy-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-electromyographic-biofeedback-on-alzheimer-s-disease-patients-with-dysphagia
#6
Yi Tang, Xiang Lin, Xiao-Juan Lin, Wei Zheng, Zhi-Kai Zheng, Zhao-Min Lin, Jian-Hao Chen
To study the therapeutic effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation and electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-biofeedback) therapy in improving swallowing function of Alzheimer's disease patients with dysphagia.A series of 103 Alzheimer's disease patients with dysphagia were divided into 2 groups, among which the control group (n = 50) received swallowing function training and the treatment group (n = 53) received neuromuscular electrical stimulation plus EMG-biofeedback therapy. The mini-mental state scale score was performed in all patients along the treatment period...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884823/evaluation-of-the-natural-history-of-patients-who-aspirate
#7
Jonathan M Bock, Varun Varadarajan, Mary C Brawley, Joel H Blumin
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The natural clinical progression of aspiration to eventual pulmonary compromise is not well understood. We hypothesized that dietary modification recommendations, Penetration-Aspiration Scale (PAS) score, and dysphagia etiology would be associated with changes in time to first pulmonary event and overall survival for patients with documented aspiration on radiologic testing. This study identified a cohort of patients with detectable unsensed penetration or aspiration on videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS), and followed this cohort over time for development of pulmonary events and death...
September 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880139/dysphagia-screening-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#8
Raed A Joundi, Rosemary Martino, Gustavo Saposnik, Vasily Giannakeas, Jiming Fang, Moira K Kapral
Background Dysphagia screening is recommended after acute stroke to identify patients at risk of aspiration and implement appropriate care. However, little is known about the frequency and outcomes of patients undergoing dysphagia screening after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Methods We used the Ontario Stroke Registry from 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2013 to identify patients hospitalized with acute stroke and to compare dysphagia screening rates in those with ICH and ischemic stroke. In patients with ICH we assessed predictors of receiving dysphagia screening, predictors of failing screening, and outcomes after failing screening...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872738/chronic-post-stroke-oropharyngeal-dysphagia-is-associated-with-impaired-cortical-activation-to-pharyngeal-sensory-inputs
#9
C Cabib, O Ortega, N Vilardell, L Mundet, P Clavé, L Rofes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The role of afferent sensory pathways in the pathophysiology of post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia is not known. We hypothesized that patients with chronic post-stroke dysphagia (PSD) would show impaired sensory cortical activation in the ipsilesional hemisphere. METHODS: We studied 28 chronic unilateral post-stroke patients [17 PSD and 11 post-stroke non-dysphagic patients (PSnD)] and 11 age-matched healthy volunteers. Event-related sensory-evoked potentials to pharyngeal stimulation (pSEP) and sensory thresholds were assessed...
September 5, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870555/botulinum-toxin-alleviates-dysphagia-of-patients-with-inclusion-body-myositis
#10
Aleksi Schrey, Laura Airas, Manu Jokela, Jaakko Pulkkinen
OBJECTIVES: Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a disabling and undertreated symptom that often occurs in patients with sporadic inclusion body myositis (s-IBM). In this study, we examined the effect of botulinum neurotoxin A (BoNT-A) injections to the cricopharyngeus muscle (CPM) of patients with s-IBM and dysphagia. PATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: A single-center retrospective study involving 40 biopsy-proven s-IBM-patients treated in the District of Southwest Finland from 2000 to 2013...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868616/kinematic-evaluation-of-penetration-and-aspiration-in-laryngeal-elevating-and-descending-periods
#11
Hideyuki Kiyohara, Kazuo Adachi, Yoshikazu Kikuchi, Ryutaro Uchi, Motohiro Sawatsubashi, Takashi Nakagawa
OBJECTIVES: It is important to evaluate swallowing movements by dividing them into periods of laryngeal closure and release. The purpose of this study was to evaluate penetration-aspiration (PA) according to human pathophysiology and to identify the factors for predicting PA. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study. METHODS: Eighty-one patients with complaints of dysphagia caused by various etiologies were enrolled in this study. Videofluoroscopic swallowing studies were conducted, and the spatial and temporal factors were analyzed by computer-assisted motion analysis...
September 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868262/a-cervical-schwannoma-masquerading-as-a-thyroid-nodule
#12
Sravanthi Nagavalli, Marelle Yehuda, Laron W McPhaul, Andrew G Gianoukakis
BACKGROUND: We present a case of a cervical schwannoma, likely originating from the pharyngeal plexus of the vagal nerve. The lesion masqueraded as a thyroid nodule and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assisted in preoperative diagnosis. We review the radiographic characteristics of nerve sheath tumors on MRI as well as the diagnostic cytologic stains which can enhance the possibility of a correct preoperative diagnosis. CASE: We describe a 60-year-old female with dysphagia and a neck mass consistent with a nodular goiter...
July 2017: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866750/relationship-between-laryngeal-sensory-deficits-aspiration-and-pneumonia-in-patients-with-dysphagia
#13
Asako Kaneoka, Jessica M Pisegna, Haruhi Inokuchi, Rumi Ueha, Takao Goto, Takaharu Nito, Cara E Stepp, Michael P LaValley, Nobuhiko Haga, Susan E Langmore
The laryngeal adductor reflex (LAR) is an airway protective reflex that manifests as a brief vocal fold closure in response to laryngeal stimulation. This study examined if the absence of the LAR in response to touch delivered by a laryngoscope is associated with penetration/aspiration or pneumonia in patients with dysphagia. Inpatients at a teaching hospital with clinical symptoms of dysphagia were recruited upon referral to the otolaryngology clinic for a swallowing evaluation. Otolaryngologists observed the status of secretions and touched each arytenoid with the tip of the laryngoscope...
September 2, 2017: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861777/benign-esophageal-schwannoma-a-brief-overview-and-our-experience-with-this-rare-tumor
#14
Kazuki Moro, Masayuki Nagahashi, Kotaro Hirashima, Shin-Ichi Kosugi, Takaaki Hanyu, Hiroshi Ichikawa, Takashi Ishikawa, Gen Watanabe, Emmanuel Gabriel, Tsutomu Kawaguchi, Kazuaki Takabe, Toshifumi Wakai
BACKGROUND: Benign esophageal tumors are uncommon, comprising approximately 2% of esophageal tumors. Esophageal schwannomas constitute an even rarer entity, with few cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a 66-year-old male who was referred for dysphagia. A computed tomography scan showed a well-demarcated, enhancing, and homogenous esophageal tumor measuring 50 mm. The tumor was hypermetabolic on positron emission tomography, and an endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration demonstrated the presence of benign spindle cells...
August 31, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841221/feasibility-of-providing-safe-mouth-care-and-collecting-oral-and-fecal-microbiome-samples-from-nursing-home-residents-with-dysphagia-proof-of-concept-study
#15
Rita A Jablonski, Vicki Winstead, Andres Azuero, Travis Ptacek, Corteza Jones-Townsend, Elizabeth Byrd, Maria L Geisinger, Casey Morrow
Individuals with dysphagia who reside in nursing homes often receive inadequate mouth care and experience poor oral health. From a policy perspective, the combination of absent evidence-based mouth care protocols coupled with insufficient dental coverage create a pool of individuals at great risk for preventable infectious illnesses that contribute to high health care costs. The purpose of the current study was to determine (a) the safety of a mouth care protocol tailored for individuals with dysphagia residing in nursing homes without access to suction equipment, and (b) the feasibility of collecting oral and fecal samples for microbiota analyses...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836327/serum-sodium-level-within-the-normal-range-is-associated-with-maximum-voluntary-tongue-pressure-against-the-palate-among-community-dwelling-older-japanese-men
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Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Miho Higashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Noboru Takamura, Takahiro Maeda
AIM: Recent geriatric studies have focused on maximum voluntary tongue pressure against the palate (MTP) as a diagnostic value for dysphagia, as dysphagia causes aspiration pneumonia. Dysphagia can also cause water intake difficulties, resulting in hypernatremia by indicating the presence of hyperosmotic dehydration. However, no studies have reported on a possible association between reduced MTP and serum sodium levels. METHODS: To evaluate hyperosmotic dehydration within the normal range as an indicator of reduced MTP, we carried out a cross-sectional study of 655 older Japanese community-dwelling men (age ≥60 years) who undertook a general health check-up from 2015 to 2016...
August 23, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833926/effects-of-remifentanil-on-esophageal-and-esophagogastric-junction-egj-bolus-transit-in-healthy-volunteers-using-novel-pressure-flow-analysis
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28833185/expiratory-muscle-strength-training-for-radiation-associated-aspiration-after-head-and-neck-cancer-a-case-series
#18
Katherine A Hutcheson, Martha P Barrow, Emily K Plowman, Stephen Y Lai, Clifton David Fuller, Denise A Barringer, George Eapen, Yiqun Wang, Rachel Hubbard, Sarah K Jimenez, Leila G Little, Jan S Lewin
OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) is a simple, inexpensive, device-driven exercise therapy. Therapeutic potential of EMST was examined among head and neck cancer survivors with chronic radiation-associated aspiration. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Maximum expiratory pressures (MEPs) were examined among n = 64 radiation-associated aspirators (per penetration-aspiration scale score ≥ 6 on modified barium swallow)...
August 22, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831760/tracheoesophageal-fistula-after-total-resection-of-gastric-conduit-for-gastro-aortic-fistula-due-to-gastric-ulcer
#19
Yayoi Sakatoku, Masahide Fukaya, Hironori Fujieda, Yuzuru Kamei, Akihiro Hirata, Keita Itatsu, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is a rare but life-threatening complication after esophagectomy. It has a high mortality rate and often leads to severe aspiration pneumonia. Various types of surgical repair procedures have been reported, but the optimal management of TEF is challenging and controversial. Treatment should be individualized to each patient. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old female underwent transthoracic esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction and an intrathoracic anastomosis for esophageal cancer...
August 23, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828545/critical-dysphagia-is-common-in-parkinson-disease-and-occurs-even-in-early-stages-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Christina Pflug, Moritz Bihler, Katharina Emich, Almut Niessen, Julie Cläre Nienstedt, Till Flügel, Jana-Christiane Koseki, Rosemarie Plaetke, Ute Hidding, Christian Gerloff, Carsten Buhmann
To assess the prevalence of dysphagia and its typical findings in unselected "real-world" Parkinson patients using an objective gold-standard method. This was a prospective, controlled, cross-sectional study conducted in 119 consecutive Parkinson patients of all stages independent of subjective dysphagia. Patients and 32 controls were clinically and endoscopically examined by flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) to evaluate the deglutition with regard to three consistencies (water, biscuit, and bread)...
August 21, 2017: Dysphagia
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