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Posted 2011-08-23 22:35:35
Click on Dysphagia Screening to see a slide presentation on the topic.
Posted 2011-08-23 22:30:20
This website provides a nice overview to help a patient understand the terminology.
Posted 2011-08-23 22:24:32
Clinical question Can clinical variables be used to identify patients with dysphagia who are at low risk of esophageal cancer? Bottom line Six clinical ...
Posted 2011-01-21 12:11:38
Much of our knowledge of the brain's role in regulating breathing comes from research with mice and rats. A chemical receptor within the brain stem communicates with the central nervous system to generate the basic pattern of breathing....An article in the current issue of the journal Pediatric and Developmental Pathology builds on our current knowledge of the role of the brain in breathing.
Posted 2011-01-20 12:38:54
In a letter to the eidtor, a goup of Spanish researchers (serra-Pratt, Hinojosa, Lopez, et. al) discuss the revalence of oropharyngeal dysphagia and impaired safety and efficacy of swallow in independently living older persons. The data are presented briefly using an odds ratio.
Posted 2011-01-20 12:34:12
Current news on the Larynx transplant that took place Oct 2010 in California.
Posted 2011-01-20 12:32:49
Dysphagia is the predominant symptom in more than 70% of patients with EC and although several management options have been developed in recent years to palliate this symptom, the optimum management is not established. ...
Posted 2010-11-16 22:27:47
Students might enjoy these dysphagia flashcards on quizlet. Vocabulary words for dysphagia. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.
Posted 2010-11-16 22:24:24
Dysphagia. see Swallowing, difficulty in. esophageal cancer and. Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms ...
Posted 2010-11-16 22:22:35
She presented to the emergency department with a two-day history of progressive dysphagia. She had recently taken all seven of her daily pills at once and ...
Posted 2010-11-16 22:17:39
The free water protocol, which originated from the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky., gives patients who are diagnosed with dysphagia the ...
Posted 2010-11-16 22:14:08
For most patients who show signs of dysphagia, a physician will order a ...
Posted 2010-11-16 22:04:11
Dysphagia can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, and even death. The condition has diverse causes and symptoms vary widely. Nurses are likely to encounter patients with dysphagia in various settings, including acute care medical units, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities. Dietary modification--altering the consistency of foods and liquids--is a fundamental aspect of dysphagia management. This article describes normal and impaired swallowing, discusses several types and levels of dietary modification, and offers readers a concise list of nursing considerations.
Posted 2010-10-11 21:12:49
Multidisciplinary screening helps patients avoid aspiration. A brief article addressing the needs for nursing to aid in dysphagia screening.
Posted 2010-10-11 21:08:50
This study aimed to develop a classification of weak peristalsis in EPT based on a comparative analysis of control subjects and patients with unexplained non-obstructive dysphagia.METHODS:High-resolution esophageal pressure topography ...
Posted 2010-10-11 21:05:43
It is used to treat blepharospam. It may result in dysphagia.
Posted 2010-10-11 20:57:34
There have been several case reports of risperidone-associated dysphagia. Risperidone-induced bulbar palsy-like syndrome has not been previously described. We report on a 58-year-old gentleman with prior history of schizophrenia and ...
Posted 2010-09-18 08:07:31
NIDCD has a summary of dysphagia which may prove useful for clinicians looking for information for patients.
Posted 2010-09-18 08:01:35
Researchers from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that hospitalized patients with dysphagia averaged a 41% longer hospital stay than patients without dysphagia. In addition, dysphagia was found to carry an increased economic burden. See the link above or Altman, Yu, Schaefer, 2010.
Posted 2010-09-14 21:04:08
Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop a scoring system that identifies patients with dysphagia at greatest risk of having oesophageal cancer. METHODS:: Data on 435 patients with dysphagia were recorded. Univariable and multivariable ...
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