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Patients Who Have Difficulty Swallowing Could Soon Be Tested More Effectively
2013-03-26 12:11:39

University of Pittsburgh From a diagnosis success rate of less than 50 percent to 90 percent Those suffering from swallowing difficulties, especially stroke patients, could be evaluated more efficiently and noninvasively thanks to research under way at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Toronto. Ervin Sejdic, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, is developing a small sensor that's externally placed on the...

2012-12-03 20:46:20

Johns Hopkins experts are recommending early post-surgical assessment -- preferably within 24 hours -- for trouble chewing and swallowing food, or speaking normally, among patients who have had benign tumors removed from the base of the brain. Such early assessments, they say, may minimize complications associated with the sometimes hazelnut-sized tumors, called vestibular schwannomas. Damage can arise when the tumors themselves press on the nearby cranial nerves -- key to controlling the...

2012-11-09 08:28:31

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a way to help free yourself of persistent heartburn through lifestyle changes? The answer may lie in your body mass index (BMI), a test of whether your weight is too high. Frequent or persistent heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Symptoms of GERD can increase along with your waistline. GERD occurs when stomach contents repeatedly flow back (reflux) into the food pipe (esophagus). In addition to...

2012-09-24 06:27:48

CLEVELAND, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is one of five institutions nationwide performing a novel scarless procedure that restores swallowing function in some patients with achalasia, a rare condition where the esophagus is unable to move food into the stomach. Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a state-of-the-art technique to treat patients without any external incisions or outside scars. With POEM, surgeons enter through the...

2012-06-26 23:02:14

One in five American teenagers now suffer from some type of hearing loss, an increase of 31% since the mid-1990s, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. So, this July 4th, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) reminds you to celebrate safely. Noise from exploding fireworks can top 155 decibels (dB)! If you are sitting very close to the blasts, there is potential for immediate, sudden, and permanent hearing loss. (PRWEB) June 26, 2012...

2012-06-21 02:11:49

A six-food elimination diet significantly improves symptoms in adult patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. In EoE, eosinophils and other inflammatory cells cause inflammation of the esophagus in response to an allergic stimulus. Previously thought to be a rare disease, EoE has become one of the most common causes for dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), heartburn and the...

2012-06-11 02:25:29

Nestle Health Science Introduces Next Generation Food and Liquid Thickener to Improve Swallowing Safety Compared to Thin Liquids FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle Health Science today announced the availability of Resource® ThickenUp® Clear, an innovative, non-starch-based thickening powder. This product is designed to decrease the risk of aspiration compared to thin liquids for people with dysphagia - a serious condition affecting nearly 25...

2012-06-07 23:03:16

HomeCEUConnection.com is hosting 3 new live, interactive webinars this month. The ASHA approved courses, presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, take place on June 8th, 9th and 10th. Plano, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2012 Today HomeCEUConnection.com announced a new set of Speech-Language Pathology continuing education webinars broadcasting live on June 8th, 9th, and 10th. Presented by Angela Mansolillo, MA/CCC-SLP, these three courses total 15 hours of comprehensive material covering dysphagia...

2012-06-05 23:01:36

In rare interview in The ASHA Leader–the award-winning newsmagazine of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, speech-language pathologist Nancy Helm-Estabrooks discusses helping the former congresswoman Gabby Giffords regain her speech and urges greater access to speech-language treatment Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 In a rare interview in The ASHA Leader–the award-winning newsmagazine of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, speech-language...

2012-05-19 23:02:46

The Wedge Group, headquartered in Des Allemands, Louisiana, has patented this revolutionary invention as the Wedge Cup®. This extraordinary cup is the ideal solution for any patient with injuries or swallowing disorders that tend to make drinking from regular cups difficult, or, because of the risk of aspiration, even dangerous. This includes patients with decreased strength, limited muscle control, those recovering from arm or neck injuries or those with limited range of arm, or upper...


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Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

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