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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783199/inhalational-exposure-to-particulate-matter-air-pollution-alters-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiome
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Ece A Mutlu, Işın Y Comba, Takugo Cho, Phillip A Engen, Cemal Yazıcı, Saul Soberanes, Robert B Hamanaka, Recep Niğdelioğlu, Angelo Y Meliton, Andrew J Ghio, G R Scott Budinger, Gökhan M Mutlu
Recent studies suggest an association between particulate matter (PM) air pollution and gastrointestinal (GI) disease. In addition to direct deposition, PM can be indirectly deposited in oropharynx via mucociliary clearance and upon swallowing of saliva and mucus. Within the GI tract, PM may alter the GI epithelium and gut microbiome. Our goal was to determine the effect of PM on gut microbiota in a murine model of PM exposure via inhalation. C57BL/6 mice were exposed via inhalation to either concentrated ambient particles or filtered air for 8-h per day, 5-days a week, for a total of 3-weeks...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782968/trainability-of-hemodynamic-parameters-a-near-infrared-spectroscopy-based-neurofeedback-study
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Silvia Erika Kober, Vanessa Hinterleitner, Günther Bauernfeind, Christa Neuper, Guilherme Wood
We investigated the trainability of the hemodynamic response as assessed with near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during one neurofeedback (NF) session. Forty-eight participants were randomly assigned to four different groups that tried to either increase or decrease oxygenated (oxy-Hb) or deoxygenated hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb) over the inferior frontal gyrus during imagery of swallowing movements. Deoxy-Hb could be successfully up-regulated while oxy-Hb could be successfully down-regulated during NF. Participants were not able to down-regulate deoxy-Hb or to up-regulate oxy-Hb...
May 18, 2018: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782042/effect-of-tongue-palate-contact-mode-on-food-transport-during-mastication
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Tomoko Iizumi, Mariko Yoshino, Hitoshi Kagaya, Kazuhiro Hori, Takahiro Ono
The physiological mechanisms underlying Stage II transport (STII), during which comminuted solid food is transported from the oral cavity into the meso-pharynx for aggregation into a pre-swallow bolus, have yet to be clarified. The purpose of the present study was to investigate relationships between tongue-palate contact during mastication and incidence of STII by synchronized analysis of tongue pressure production on a hard palate and video-endoscopic (VE) images during mastication. Tongue pressure at 5 measuring points with an ultra-thin sensor sheet attached to the hard palate and trans-nasal VE images while masticating corned beef was recorded for 12 healthy subjects...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781748/pediatric-sloughing-esophagitis-a-case-report-and-discussion
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Lulu Sun, Christina A Hickey, Brendan R Harris, Horacio M Maluf, Mai He
BACKGROUND: Sloughing esophagitis is an uncommon entity with an unclear pathogenesis characterized by desquamating sheets of squamous mucosa. It has been associated with bullous dermatologic disorders, other autoimmune diseases and has been most commonly reported in elderly, debilitated individuals on multiple medications. CASE REPORT: We report sloughing esophagitis in a previously healthy 17 year-old girl. While the initial trigger of her esophagitis is unclear, she improved with proton pump inhibitor therapy and swallowed fluticasone, with complete resolution after 6 months...
May 21, 2018: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781565/quality-of-life-and-swallowing-questionnaire-for-individuals-with-parkinson-s-disease-development-and-validation
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Juliana Garcia Diniz, Alfredo Carlos da Silva, Ana Caline Nóbrega
BACKGROUND: Individuals with Parkinson's disease (PD) may exhibit some degree of change in swallowing dynamics during the course of the disease. These changes can affect their physical, functional and emotional quality of life. AIMS: To develop a quality of life and swallowing questionnaire for individuals with PD. METHODS & PROCEDURES: The first version of the questionnaire comprised 29 items taken from the accounts of 50 patients treated over a 2-month period at Sarah Hospital in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
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/29780925/ocular-involvement-in-neurolymphomatosis
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Katy C Liu, Meridith A Hennessey, Chad M McCall, Alan D Proia
Purpose: To describe the ophthalmic symptoms and histopathological findings in a case of primary neurolymphomatosis (NL). Observations: A man in his 60s with a prior diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy developed facial numbness, diplopia, drooling, and difficulty swallowing. Over a 3-month period, he developed total ptosis and ophthalmoplegia of the right eye with a dilated, non-reactive pupil considered secondary to cranial nerve III and VI palsies...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780591/chest-pain-from-pill-induced-esophagitis-a-rare-side-effect-of-ascorbic-acid
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Yu Zhang, Yarong Tong, Weihong Wang, Lei Xu
Pill-induced esophagitis is a rare cause of acute chest pain. Patients likely to be affected are those with underlying esophageal disorders, those who ingest medications without a sufficient amount of water, or adopt a supine position during or shortly after swallowing medication. Esophagitis secondary to ingestion of ascorbic acid pills is extremely rare. Here, we report a case of ascorbic acid-induced esophagitis in a middle-aged adult, with no known underlying pathological abnormalities of the esophagus...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780420/oncological-and-functional-evaluation-of-open-conservation-surgery-for-hypopharyngeal-cancer-with-without-reconstruction
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Tsutomu Nomura, Daisuke Maki, Sadahiro Kishishita, Fumihiko Matsumoto, Seiichi Yoshimoto
Objectives: Oncological and functional results of open conservation surgery for hypopharyngeal cancer have been desired. Methods: We performed a chart review of 33 patients with hypopharyngeal cancer who underwent open conservation surgery. Oncological and functional results were evaluated in surgery with primary closure (Group A) and surgery with reconstruction (Group B). Postoperative functions were evaluated by interval to resumption of oral intake, Functional Outcome Swallowing Scale (FOSS) and Communication Scale (CS)...
2018: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780130/esophageal-carcinosarcoma-that-was-diagnosed-as-a-granulocyte-colony-stimulating-factor-and-interleukin-6-producing-tumor-with-a-tumor-fever-a-case-report
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Taro Shioga, Shozo Matsushima, Eiji Yamada, Takashi Utiyama, Haruka Noto, Daisuke Suzuki, Takashi Nonaka, Shiro Miyazawa, Tatsuji Komatsu, Yuji Yamamoto, Hitoshi Sekido, Hitoshi Niino
A 51-year-old man visited our hospital with a main complaint of precordial pain, difficulty swallowing, and pyrexia. The patient was diagnosed with esophageal carcinosarcoma, based on the characteristic morphology noted on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and histology tests, and he underwent surgical treatment. His preoperative blood granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels were high, and the surgical specimens were positive in both immunohistochemical tests; therefore, he was diagnosed with a G-CSF- and IL-6-producing tumor...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779807/acceptance-of-texture-modified-in-between-meals-among-old-adults-with-dysphagia
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S L Okkels, M Saxosen, S Bügel, A Olsen, T W Klausen, A M Beck
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Old adults suffering from dysphagia have difficulties swallowing, chewing and/or eating, and are therefore at high risk of undernutrition. In-between-meals that are texture modified are of particular importance for people suffering from dysphagia. To meet their adequate daily amount of food intake they are recommended to eat 3-5 in-between-meals daily. The aim of the current pilot study was to identify the most liked in-between-meals for old adults based on flavour and describe the basic sensory properties of these in-between-meals...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779617/dysphagia-in-the-older-patient
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REVIEW
Samia Nawaz, Ozlem E Tulunay-Ugur
Dysphagia in older adults is a challenging problem and necessitates a team approach. The key to effective management is recognition. Patients tend to dismiss their symptoms as normal aging; therefore, early diagnosis depends on the diligence of the primary care doctors. No diagnostic technique can replace the benefits of a thorough history, with a detailed understanding of nutritional status and aspiration risk. Although one of the main goals in management is to ensure safe swallowing, the impact of a nonoral diet on the quality of life of patients should not be underestimated...
May 17, 2018: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779602/swallowing-and-secretion-management-in-neuromuscular-disease
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REVIEW
Deanna Britton, Chafic Karam, Joshua S Schindler
Neuromuscular disease frequently leads to dysphagia and difficulty managing secretions. Dysphagia may lead to medical complications, such as malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, and other pulmonary complications, as well as social isolation and reduced overall quality of life. This review provides an overview of dysphagia associated with neuromuscular disease in adults, along with a concise review of swallowing assessment and intervention options.
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779597/amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-the-respiratory-system
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REVIEW
Andrew T Braun, Candelaria Caballero-Eraso, Noah Lechtzin
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that always affects the respiratory muscles. It is characterized by degeneration of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. Respiratory complications are the most common causes of death in ALS and typically occur within 3 to 5 years of diagnosis. Because ALS affects both upper and lower motor neurons, it causes hyperreflexia, spasticity, muscle fasciculations, muscle atrophy, and weakness. It ultimately progresses to functional quadriplegia...
June 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778042/reliability-and-validity-of-the-dymus-questionnaire-for-the-assessment-of-dysphagia-in-multiple-sclerosis-greek-version-and-proposed-modification
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Athanasia Printza, Maria Kalaitzi, Christos Bakirtzis, Ioannis Nikolaidis, Hariklia Proios, Nikolaos Grigoriadis
BACKGROUND: Recent research confirmed that at least a third of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) are suffering from swallowing difficulties. Dysphagia is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and has profound impact on physical ability and quality of life. Dysphagia related complications can be prevented through an effective screening protocol. The Dysphagia in Multiple Sclerosis (DYMUS) questionnaire is the first dysphagia questionnaire developed specifically for patients with MS...
May 10, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777832/novel-cysteine-and-albumin-adduct-biomarkers-to-prove-human-poisoning-with-the-pesticide-oxydemeton-s-methyl
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Harald John, Markus Siegert, Florian Eyer, Franz Worek, Horst Thiermann, Andreas Kranawetvogl
We herein report on the forensic analysis of plasma samples to prove human poisoning with oxydemeton-S-methyl (ODM), S-(2-(ethylsulfinyl)ethyl)-O,O-dimethyl phosphorothioate. This organophosphorus pesticide is the active ingredient of Metasystox® , that was swallowed by a 77-year-old woman to commit suicide. ODM belongs to the class of dimethyl phosphoryl (DMP) pesticides, contains a 2-(ethylsulfinyl)ethanethiol (ESOET) leaving group and undergoes adduct formation with endogenous molecules as elaborated herein with human serum exposed to pesticides in vitro...
May 16, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775168/dysphagia-in-supratentorial-recent-small-subcortical-infarcts-results-from-bilateral-pyramidal-tract-damage
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Simon Fandler, Thomas Gattringer, Daniela Pinter, Lukas Pirpamer, Florian Borsodi, Sebastian Eppinger, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Franz Fazekas
Background Dysphagia occurs in up to 20% of patients with a recent small subcortical infarct, even when excluding brainstem infarcts. Aim To examine the impact of lesion topography and concomitant cerebrovascular lesions on the occurrence of dysphagia in patients with a single supratentorial recent small subcortical infarct. Methods We retrospectively identified all inpatients with magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed supratentorial recent small subcortical infarcts over a five-year period. Dysphagia was determined by speech-language therapists...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774921/a-flexible-pressure-sensor-based-on-rgo-polyaniline-wrapped-sponge-with-tunable-sensitivity-for-human-motion-detection
#18
Gang Ge, Yichen Cai, Qiuchun Dong, Yizhou Zhang, Jinjun Shao, Wei Huang, Xiaochen Dong
High-performance stretchable and wearable electronic skins (E-skins) with high sensitivity and a large sensing range are urgently required with the rapid development of the Internet of things and artificial intelligence. Herein, a reduced graphene oxide (rGO)/polyaniline wrapped sponge is prepared via rGO coating and the in situ synthesis of polyaniline nanowires (PANI NWs) on the backbones of sponge for the fabrication of pressure sensors. From the as-prepared flexible sensor, tunable sensitivity (0.042 to 0...
May 18, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774515/eating-disorder-or-oesophageal-achalasia-during-adolescence-diagnostic-difficulties
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REVIEW
Aurélie Letranchant, Bénédicte Pigneur, Martine Flament, Nathalie Godart
Marine was a fourteen and a half-year-old adolescent female hospitalized for an eating disorder (ED) of the anorexic type with purging behaviors. She has had a complicated life course, made up of disruptions and discontinuities, both family and school. Since the age of five, Marine had been intermittently treated in psychiatry for a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. The current illness started with spontaneous and induced vomiting associated with major weight loss (body mass index, 15.27 kg m-2 )...
May 17, 2018: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774424/lingual-and-jaw-kinematic-abnormalities-precede-speech-and-swallowing-impairments-in-als
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Bridget J Perry, Rosemary Martino, Yana Yunusova, Emily K Plowman, Jordan R Green
Early identification of bulbar involvement in persons with ALS is critical for improving diagnosis and prognosis; however, efficacious diagnostic markers have not yet been identified. The purpose of this study was to determine whether kinematic changes of the tongue and jaw during swallowing, measured using 3D electromagnetic articulography (EMA), predate clinically identifiable symptoms of speech and swallowing impairment in persons diagnosed with ALS. Data were collected from 16 adults diagnosed with ALS and 18 neurotypical controls...
May 17, 2018: Dysphagia
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