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04.07.2020 | Original Article

Translating Dysphagia Evidence into Practice While Avoiding Pitfalls: Assessing Bias Risk in Tracheostomy Literature

Critically ill patients who require a tracheostomy often have dysphagia. Widespread practice guidelines have yet to be developed regarding the acute assessment and management of dysphagia in patients with tracheostomy. In order for clinicians to …

02.07.2020 | Original Article

“It Takes a Whole Day, Even Though It’s a One-Hour Appointment!” Factors Impacting Access to Pediatric Feeding Services

Feeding disorders can have a significant impact on children and their families. Access to supportive multidisciplinary care is central to improving outcomes; however, there are numerous factors that can impact service access. Using a mixed methods …

01.07.2020 | Original Article

The Source of Heart Rhythm Changes Caused by Swallowing

Swallowing can lead to the development of syncope in people who have difficulty swallowing during food intake. It has shown that even spontaneous saliva swallowing can change heart rate variability (HRV). Recently, it has been suggested that …

25.06.2020 | Clinical Conundrum

A “Freak of Nature”… Revealed!

A 49-year-old female patient presented with an acute onset of food getting stuck in her chest following consumption of a meat-containing meal. She recalled having progressive solid food dysphagia and subjective weight loss for the last few months.

19.06.2020 | Original Article

Characterization of Dysphagia and Longitudinal Changes in Swallowing Function in Adults with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C Treated with Miglustat

Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is a rare, autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disease, characterized by progressive psychiatric and neurological deficits. Neurological symptoms include cognitive decline and dysphagia. Aspiration pneumonia …

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Dysphagia is a multidisciplinary journal devoted to swallowing and its disorders. The journal's purpose is to provide an international source of information to physicians and other health professionals interested in this emerging field. Its scope includes all aspects of normal and dysphagic ingestion involving the mouth, pharynx, and esophagus. Accordingly, the journal will draw on expertise from a variety of disciplines including gastroenterology, neurology, otolaryngology, radiology, dentistry, rehabilitation medicine, speech pathology, nursing, dietetics, medical administration, and the basic biomedical sciences. The journal is intended to contribute to the development of this field by fostering communication between interested professionals, by setting forth existing knowledge, and by stimulating further research. Submission of contributions that advance the understanding of normal swallowing as well as those related to dysphagia, its diagnosis, and its clinical management, is encouraged. Dysphagia has been organized in collaboration with leading medical specialists is this field. The journal publishes original papers, technical and instrumental notes, letters to the Editor, and review articles. A separate section contains abstracts of selected papers from the current literature. Reviews of books or monographs and announcements about national or international associations and conferences related to ingestion and dysphagia are published as space is available. The journal assures expeditious review of submitted manuscripts and prompt notification of the authors.

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