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Open Access 07.12.2023 | OriginaL Article

A Pluridisciplinary Tracheostomy Weaning Protocol for Brain-Injured Patients, Outside of the Intensive Care Unit and Without Instrumental Assessment: Results of Pilot Study

Concurrently to the recent development of percutaneous tracheostomy techniques in the intensive care unit (ICU), the amount of tracheostomized brain-injured patients has increased. Despites its advantages, tracheostomy may represent an obstacle to …

verfasst von:
Thomas Gallice, Emmanuelle Cugy, Christine Germain, Clément Barthélemy, Julie Laimay, Julie Gaube, Mélanie Engelhardt, Olivier Branchard, Elodie Maloizel, Eric Frison, Patrick Dehail, Emmanuel Cuny

30.11.2023 | Original Article

An Evaluation of Psychometric Properties of EAT-10: A Malayalam Version

The Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) is a 10-item self-administered questionnaire that assesses the severity of dysphagia symptoms, the impact of dysphagia on quality of life and treatment efficacy. EAT-10 has been adapted into several languages …

verfasst von:
Srirangam Vijayakumar Narasimhan, Afna Panarath

29.11.2023 | Original Article

Effects of Bolus Types and Swallowing Maneuvers on Laryngeal Elevation: Analysis of Healthy Young Adult Men and Healthy Older Men

Peak velocity, distance, and time of laryngeal elevation during swallowing were measured with a laryngeal motion measurement system in eight healthy young adult men in their 20 and 30 s (33.0 ± 4.3 years) and ten healthy older men in their 60 and …

verfasst von:
Fumitaka Omori, Masako Fujiu-Kurachi, Kaori Wada, Takafumi Yamano

Open Access 25.11.2023 | Original Article

Understanding Dysphagia Care in Pakistan: A Survey of Current Speech Language Therapy Practice

Dysphagia affects individuals across all ages and has pervasive and potentially life-threatening consequences. Individuals with dysphagia are assessed and treated by speech and language therapists (SLTs), however, little attention has been paid to …

verfasst von:
Rohma N. Akhtar, Nicholas Behn, Sally Morgan

22.11.2023 | Original Article

Exploring the Acceptability of Behavioral Swallowing Interventions for Head and Neck Cancer Patients During Radiotherapy: A Qualitative Study of Patients’ Experience

The PRO-ACTIVE randomized clinical trial offers 3 swallowing therapies to Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients during radiotherapy namely: reactive, proactive low- (“EAT-RT” only), and high-intensity (“EAT-RT + exercises”). Understanding the …

verfasst von:
Beatrice Manduchi, Margaret I. Fitch, Jolie G. Ringash, Doris Howell, Katherine A. Hutcheson, Rosemary Martino

19.11.2023 | Original Article

Confidence, Accuracy, and Reliability of Penetration-Aspiration Scale Ratings on Flexible Endoscopic Evaluations of Swallowing by Speech Pathologists

This study investigated rater confidence when rating airway invasion with the penetration-aspiration scale (PAS) on flexible endoscopic evaluations of swallowing (FEES), raters’ accuracy against a referent-standard, inter-rater reliability, and …

verfasst von:
Merertu Kitila, James C. Borders, Gintas P. Krisciunas, Edel McNally, Jessica M. Pisegna

Open Access 18.11.2023 | Original Article

Acoustic Analysis of Swallowing of an Experimental Meal of Three Food Textures: A Comparative Aging Study

Swallowing disorders in the elderly represent a public health problem, their detections are a medico-economic issue. The acoustic analysis of swallowing has the advantages of being non-invasive with no radiation, compared to videofluoroscopy or …

verfasst von:
Baqué Jean, Huret Océane, Rayneau Pierre, Schleich Marianne, Morinière Sylvain

10.11.2023 | Original Article

The Impact of Varying Nipple Properties on Infant Feeding Physiology and Performance Throughout Ontogeny in a Validated Animal Model

Infant feeding requires successful interactions between infant physiology and the maternal (or bottle) nipple. Within artificial nipples, there is variation in both nipple stiffness and flow rates, as well as variation in infant physiology as they …

verfasst von:
K. E. Steer, M. L. Johnson, C. E. Edmonds, K. Adjerid, L. E. Bond, R. Z. German, C. J. Mayerl

Open Access 07.11.2023 | Original Article

Longitudinal Analysis of Dysphagia and Factors Related to Postoperative Pneumonia in Patients Undergoing Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer

Few studies have quantified longitudinal changes in swallowing in patients undergoing esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. This study longitudinally analyzed the changes in the Modified Barium Swallow Study Impairment Profile (MBSImP™) scores …

verfasst von:
Asako Kaneoka, Haruhi Inokuchi, Rumi Ueha, Taku Sato, Takao Goto, Akihito Yamauchi, Yasuyuki Seto, Nobuhiko Haga

07.11.2023 | Original Article

Effect of Visual Biofeedback Obtained Using the Iowa Oral Performance Instrument on the Suprahyoid Muscle Activation Level During Effortful Swallowing Maneuver

Effortful swallowing (ES) is a maneuver prescribed for patients who experience pharyngeal residues after swallowing owing to weakness of the tongue and pharyngeal constrictor muscles. ES can increase the pharyngeal contraction force by …

verfasst von:
Jong-Chi Oh

07.11.2023 | Original Article

Chicago Classification Version 4.0 Improves Stratification of Ineffective Esophageal Motility Patients into Clinically Meaningful Subtypes: A Two-Center International Study

The 4th iteration of the Chicago Classification (CC v4.0) for esophageal motility disorders offers more restrictive criteria for the diagnosis of Ineffective Esophageal Motility (IEM) compared to version 3.0 (CC v3.0). In light of the updated …

verfasst von:
Moshe Carmel, Daniel L. Cohen, Basem Hijazi, Narges Azzam, Tawfik Khoury, Marta Pagliaro, Marcella Pesce, Amir Mari

06.11.2023 | Original Article

The Development and Implementation of A Data Repository for Swallow Studies

Data repositories sort and organize information collected from a focused population or outcome measure. Repositories have been employed to support research queries and clinical education [ 1 ]. In general, repositories streamline data collection …

verfasst von:
Phyllis M. Palmer, Aaron H. Padilla, Brian MacWhinney

01.11.2023 | Original Article

The Acceptability of Behavioural Swallowing Interventions for Head and Neck Cancer Patients During Radiotherapy: A Qualitative Study Exploring Experiences of Clinical Trial Speech-Language Pathologists

The PRO-ACTIVE randomized clinical trial offers 3 swallowing therapies to Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients during radiotherapy (RT) namely: reactive, proactive low- (“EAT-RT” only) and high-intensity (“EAT-RT + exercises”). Understanding the …

verfasst von:
Beatrice Manduchi, MSc, BSc, Margaret I. Fitch, RN, PhD, Jolie G. Ringash, MD, FRCPC, MSc, Doris Howell, RN, PhD, Katherine A. Hutcheson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Rosemary Martino, PhD, MSc, MA

01.11.2023 | Original Article

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation for Post-Stroke Dysphagia Treatment: A Systemic Evaluation and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) is a novel treatment method that stimulates patients’ swallowing functions. This systemic review was designed to evaluate the impact of NMES on dysphagia in stroke patients. Databases including PubMed …

verfasst von:
Zhenni Wang, Zihao Xiao, Qin Shen, Na Zhao, Weiming Zhang

31.10.2023 | Original Article

Using ChatGPT to Generate Research Ideas in Dysphagia: A Pilot Study

Current research in dysphagia faces challenges due to the rapid growth of scientific literature and the interdisciplinary nature of the field. To address this, the study evaluates ChatGPT, an AI language model, as a supplementary resource to …

verfasst von:
Yuval Nachalon, Maya Broer, Nogah Nativ-Zeltzer

30.10.2023 | Original Article

Pharyngeal Structure and Dysphagia in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders

More than 80% of patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders (PRD), such as progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, Lewy body dementia, and corticobasal degeneration, experience swallowing disorders. [ 1 – 3 ]. The …

verfasst von:
Eunjee Lee, MD, Gyu Jin Kim, MD, Hyewon Ryu, MD, Kwang-Ik Jung, MD, PhD, Woo-Kyoung Yoo, MD, PhD, Suk Hoon Ohn, MD, PhD

18.10.2023 | Review

Identifying Non-Traditional Approaches to Swallowing Rehabilitation: A Scoping Review

In recent years, dysphagia care has shifted toward a more patient-centered approach. This means that dysphagia clinicians are considering more factors in the treatment process including the goals of care, quality of life, and cultural values. The …

verfasst von:
Angela Horyacheva, Keara Boyce, Maneetpal Badesha, Cassandra Kerr, Hiba Najeeb, Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald

18.10.2023 | Clinical Conundrum

Dysphagia in an Infant

An 11-month-old girl presented to the ENT OPD with increasing dysphagia and failure to thrive. Since birth, child had difficulty in latching and breastfeeding. She was given milk by spoon. As she grew older, she had difficulty in chewing solids.

verfasst von:
Avani Jain, Anil Kumar Rai, Mukta Pujani, Jasleen Kaur

07.10.2023 | Review

Timing of True Vocal Cords Closure for Safe Swallowing: A Review of 5 Studies Using 3D Analysis Using Computerized Tomography (CT)

Timely and complete laryngeal closure is critical for a successful swallow. Researchers have studied laryngeal closure, including true vocal cords (TVC) closure, closure of the arytenoids to the epiglottis base (laryngeal vestibule closure), and …

verfasst von:
Yoko Inamoto, Marlís González-Fernández, Eiichi Saitoh

Open Access 26.09.2023 | Original Article

Difference in the Electromyographic Behavior of the Masticatory and Swallowing Muscles During Cued Versus Spontaneous Swallowing

The risk of dysphagia and/or aspiration is determined using screening tests, such as the repeated saliva swallowing test and modified water swallowing test, which evaluate cued swallowing. However, humans masticate and swallow foods with various …

verfasst von:
Naoya Saito, Toru Ogawa, Naru Shiraishi, Rie Koide, Hideya Komine, Masayoshi Yokoyama, Soshi Hanawa, Keiichi Sasaki