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Roberta Gonçalves da Silva
BACKGROUND: efficacy of rehabilitation in oropharyngeal dysphagia. In our country the practice of speech-language pathology in oropharyngeal dysphagia has increased significantly and, at this moment, deserves attention since practice needs to be based on scientific evidence. Therapeutic techniques and the outcome of rehabilitation in oropharyngeal dysphagia have been studied since the 70s, reaching its high point during the 80s and 90s. Few studies have investigated the efficacy of therapy in the rehabilitation of oropharyngeal dysphagia, the vast majority have tried to prove the effects of therapy on the dynamics of swallowing...
January 2007: Pró-fono: Revista de Atualização Científica
J K Champion, N Delisle, T Hunt
OBJECTIVES: With the introduction of videoscopic techniques, controversy has arisen whether a thoracoscopic or laproscopic approach is indicated for the surgical management of symptomatic primary motility disorders. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of the two techniques performed by one group. METHODS: Between 1995 and 1997, 78 patients (42 female, 36 males: ages 21-86; mean 53 years) underwent a videoscopic esophagomyotomy with fundoplication via a thoracic (12) or abdominal (66) approach for dysphagia or chest pain...
September 1999: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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