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27.09.2022 | Original Article

Development of a Remote Examination of Deglutition Based on Consensus Surveys of Clinicians (Part II): Reliability and Validity in Healthy Elderly Individuals and Oral Cancer Patients

In our prior published study, we extracted evaluation items suitable for remote administration, and made a relatively simple Remote Examination of Deglutition (RED). This study aimed at verifying the reliability and validity of RED. The …

verfasst von:
(PhD) Fumitaka Omori, (PhD) Masako Fujiu-Kurachi, (BSc) Kaori Wada, (PhD) Takafumi Yamano

Open Access 26.09.2022 | Review

Behavioral Interventions Targeting Base of Tongue to Posterior Pharyngeal Wall Approximation: A Scoping Review

Pharyngeal pressure generated by approximation of the base of tongue to the posterior pharyngeal wall (BOT-PPW approximation) is critical for efficient pharyngeal bolus passage and is a frequent goal of dysphagia management. This scoping review …

verfasst von:
Sebastian H. Doeltgen, Rebecca Francis, Stephanie K. Daniels, Harsharan Kaur, Leila Mohammadi, Joanne Murray

23.09.2022 | Original Article

Quantification of the Swallowing Mechanism Through Muscle Synergy Analysis

Decreased swallowing function increases the risk of choking and aspiration pneumonia. Videofluoroscopy and computed tomography allow for detailed observation of the swallowing movements but have radiation risks. Therefore, we developed a method …

verfasst von:
Chiaki Murakami, Makoto Sasaki, Shingo Shimoda, Yasushi Tamada

20.09.2022 | Original Article

The Effect of Sensory Level Versus Motor Level Electrical Stimulation of Pharyngeal Muscles in Acute Stroke Patients with Dysphagia: A Randomized Trial

Dysphagia is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in stroke survivors. Electrical stimulation is often included as part of the treatment plan for dysphagia and can be applied at a sensory or motor level intensity. However, evidence to …

verfasst von:
Melissa M. Howard, Elliott S. Block, Demiana Mishreki, Tom Kim, Emily R. Rosario

20.09.2022 | Original Article

Proactive Swallowing Rehabilitation in Patients with Recurrent Oral Cancer Receiving Salvage Treatment: Long-Term Swallowing-Related Outcomes

The present study aimed to evaluate the impact of proactive swallowing rehabilitation on swallowing function and quality of life in patients with recurrent oral cancer in the first 2 years after salvage treatment. Consecutive adult patients with …

verfasst von:
Tzu-Hsiang Li, Wen-Hsuan Tseng, Hsiang-Ling Chiu, Tsung-Lin Yang, Cheng-Ping Wang, Tseng-Cheng Chen, Chun-Nan Chen, Mei-Chun Lin, Jenq-Yuh Ko, Pei-Jen Lou

20.09.2022 | Original Article

Inhibition of Water-Evoked Swallowing During Noxious Mechanical Stimulation of Tongue in Anesthetized Rats

Dysphagia is sometimes accompanied by pain. Because orofacial structures subserve mastication and swallowing, orofacial pain might impair both functions. Tongue biting can occur not only accidentally while eating but also in some pathological …

verfasst von:
Takanori Tsujimura, Yuta Nakajima, Titi Chotirungsan, Satomi Kawada, Yuhei Tsutsui, Midori Yoshihara, Taku Suzuki, Kouta Nagoya, Jin Magara, Makoto Inoue

Open Access 19.09.2022 | Original Article

Increasing Adherence to Prophylactic Swallowing Exercises During Head and Neck Radiotherapy: The Multicenter, Randomized Controlled PRESTO-Trial

Prophylactic swallowing exercises (PSE) in patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) undergoing radiotherapy or concomitant chemoradiotherapy (RT/CRT) have a significant positive effect on muscle condition, swallowing function and quality of life …

verfasst von:
Margot Baudelet, Fréderic Duprez, Leen Van den Steen, Sandra Nuyts, Daan Nevens, Ann Goeleven, Caroline Vandenbruaene, Hanne Massonet, Alice Vergauwen, Heleen Bollen, Sarah Deschuymer, Kristien Wouters, Marc Peeters, Carl Van Laer, Steven Mariën, Michiel Van den Brekel, Lisette van der Molen, Tom Vauterin, Joost van Dinther, Hilde Verstraete, Isabel Hutsebaut, Sabine Meersschout, Olivier Vanderveken, Marc De Bodt, Gwen Van Nuffelen, members of the Belgian PRESTO-group

Open Access 15.09.2022 | COVID-19 | Original Article

Risk Factors for Dysphagia in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19

Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 may be at risk for dysphagia and vulnerable to associated consequences. We investigated predictors for dysphagia and its severity in a cohort of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 at a single hospital center. A …

verfasst von:
Anna Holdiman, Nicole Rogus-Pulia, Michael S. Pulia, Lily Stalter, Susan L. Thibeault

Open Access 12.09.2022 | Review

Expanding Rehabilitation Options for Dysphagia: Skill-Based Swallowing Training

Over the past four decades, our understanding of swallowing neural control has expanded dramatically. However, until recently, advances in rehabilitation approaches for dysphagia have not kept pace, with a persistent focussing on strengthening …

verfasst von:
Maggie-Lee Huckabee, Ruth Flynn, Madeline Mills

Open Access 10.09.2022 | Original Article

Neural Correlates of Oral Stereognosis—An fMRI Study

Oral stereognosis is the ability to recognize, discriminate and localize a bolus in the oral cavity. Clinical observation indicates deficits in oral stereognosis in patients with vascular or neurodegenerative diseases particularly affecting the …

verfasst von:
Beate Schumann-Werner, Sinika Schaefer, Silja Schramm, Harshal Jayeshkumar Patel, Ferdinand Christoph Binkofski, Cornelius Johannes Werner

10.09.2022 | Original Article

The Effect of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Synchronization with Effortful Swallowing on Post-stroke Dysphagia

Either effortful swallowing exercise or repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is considered as an effective method to treat dysphagia after stroke. Thus, synchronizing these two interventions may improve the efficiency of treatment.

verfasst von:
Xin Wen, Quan Yang, Zicai Liu, Yang Peng, Jing Wang, Xuejin Liu, Hao Hu, Huiyu Liu, Minghong Wang

08.09.2022 | Original Article

The Impact of Obesity on the Fibrostenosis Progression of Eosinophilic Esophagitis in a U.S. Veterans Cohort

Whether obesity is protective against progression of EoE is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess factors that alter the progression of EoE and determine if BMI is correlated with reduced disease severity. In this retrospective analysis of …

verfasst von:
Alexa Trovato, Tyler Tsang, Nihita Manem, Katherine Donovan, Darren E. Gemoets, Christopher Ashley, Evan S. Dellon, Micheal Tadros

31.08.2022 | Original Article

Non-Pharmacological and Non-Surgical Feeding Interventions for Hospitalized Infants with Pediatric Feeding Disorder: A Scoping Review

Infants born prematurely or with complex medical conditions often require treatment to facilitate safe and efficient feeding. Practice is based on evidence, so frontline clinicians look to the literature to make informed clinical decisions. The …

verfasst von:
Amanda S. Mahoney, Molly O’Donnell, James L. Coyle, Rose Turner, Katherine E. White, Stacey A. Skoretz

30.08.2022 | Review

Esophageal Stents for the Management of Benign Esophageal Strictures in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review of Observational Studies

Little is known about the efficacy and safety of esophageal stents for the management of esophageal strictures in children and adolescents. A systematic review was performed to assess the efficacy and safety of esophageal stents for the management …

verfasst von:
Mohammad Hassan Sohouli, Hosein Alimadadi, Pejman Rohani, Felipe L. Athayde, Kássio S. Cunha, Heitor O. Santos

23.08.2022 | Original Article

The Impact of Periventricular Leukoaraiosis in Post-stroke Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: A Swallowing Biomechanics and MRI-Based Study

Oropharyngeal dysphagia is a highly prevalent post-stroke complication commonly associated with topographically specific gray-matter damage. In contrast, the role of damage to the extensive white matter brain network (leukoaraiosis) in post-stroke …

verfasst von:
Nicolau Guanyabens, Christopher Cabib, Anna Ungueti, Montserrat Duh, Viridiana Arreola, Ernest Palomeras, María Teresa Fernández, Weslania Nascimento, Pere Clavé, Omar Ortega

Open Access 22.08.2022 | Original Article

How Valid and Reliable Is the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) When Translated into Another Language?

Swallowing difficulties are estimated to affect 590 million people worldwide and the modification of food and fluids is considered the cornerstone of dysphagia management. Contemporary practice uses the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation …

verfasst von:
Sara Dahlström, Ida Henning, Jenny McGreevy, Liza Bergström

20.08.2022 | Original Article

The Effects of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation on Swallowing Functions in Post-stroke Dysphagia: A Randomized Controlled Trial

The study aimed to evaluate the effects of traditional dysphagia therapy (TDT) and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) combined with TDT on functionality of oral intake, dysphagia symptom severity, swallowing- and voice-related quality of …

verfasst von:
Elif Tarihci Cakmak, Ekin Ilke Sen, Can Doruk, Comert Sen, Selim Sezikli, Ayse Yaliman

Open Access 16.08.2022 | Original Article

Position Statement of the Union of European Phoniatricians (UEP): Fees and Phoniatricians’ Role in Multidisciplinary and Multiprofessional Dysphagia Management Team

The need for multidisciplinary and multiprofessional management of dysphagia is constantly increasing and creating a major challenge for healthcare professionals and society, especially in terms of professional expertise and human resources. The …

verfasst von:
Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert, Daniele Farneti, Tadeus Nawka, Antoinette am Zehnhoff-Dinnesen, Mieke Moerman, Patrick Zorowka, Mohamed Farahat, Antonio Schindler, Ahmed Geneid

12.08.2022 | Review

Esophageal Dysfunction in Post-lung Transplant: An Enigma

The prevalence of lung transplants has increased over the years, albeit with a low survival rate amongst all solid organ transplants, including liver and heart transplantation. Microaspiration is one of the primary mechanisms that has been …

verfasst von:
Aditya V. Jadcherla, Kevin Litzenberg, Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian

12.08.2022 | Original Article

Head and Neck Virtual Coach: A Randomized Control Trial of Mobile Health as an Adjunct to Swallowing Therapy During Head and Neck Radiation

Dysphagia is a common consequence of head and neck radiation and may be mitigated by performance of swallowing exercises during radiation treatment. Given historically poor adherence to such exercise protocols, we created a mobile health …

verfasst von:
Heather M. Starmer, David Klein, Aisha Montgomery, Tessa Goldsmith, Liane McCarroll, Jeremy Richmon, F. Christopher Holsinger, Beth Beadle, Praduman Jain