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2011-09-12 13:05:07

A simple function that most of us take for granted – swallowing – is the focus of University of Adelaide research which could help thousands of stroke sufferers around the world.

2011-07-18 16:33:54

Medically treated patients with mild or no symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) are at higher risk for developing esophageal cancer than those with severe GERD symptoms.

2011-05-17 16:17:00

BALTIMORE, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Esophageal Cancer, the disease that today took the life of Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, is the nation's fastest increasing cancer, up more than 400 percent in the past 20 years - and one of the deadliest.

2011-05-04 21:26:25

For patients suffering from cancer in the mouth or throat, a recent study shows that a treatment called submandibular gland transfer will assist in preventing a radiation-induced condition called xerostomia.

2011-04-25 13:13:02

The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) will hold its annual meeting, April 29 – May 1, during the 2011 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) - a joint meeting of eight otolaryngological societies in Chicago, IL.

2011-03-24 15:49:00

Study Highlight: -- Non-invasive electrical stimulation to the brain may improve swallowing ability among stroke survivors, which may help avoid life-threatening complications. DALLAS, March 24, 2011 - Stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did not receive this stimulation, according to a pilot study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo:...

2011-03-08 07:11:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merz Pharmaceuticals today announced the launch of two programs to provide financial assistance to patients for their treatment with Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA).

2011-02-25 13:11:30

At the 3rd International Conference on innovative approaches in Head and Neck Oncology (ICHNO), Dr Hanna Rahbek Mortensen and colleagues at hospitals and institutes in Denmark presented results from a large prospective trial, the DAHANCA 6 & 7 study.

2011-02-19 00:00:38

If you are one of the 17 million people in this country with swallowing challenges, you know how difficult, even painful and humiliating it can be to eat. Oh sure, you could put a bunch of stuff in a blender and call it food but what it really is, is unrecognizable and unappetizing goo.


Latest Dysphagia Reference Libraries

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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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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