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Latest Oropharyngeal dysphagia Stories

2012-05-12 23:01:22

According to American Family Physician, the official clinical journal of the American Academy of Family Physicians, swallowing problems and dysphagia affect approximately 10% of adults over the age of 50, and it is especially common in healthcare and senior care facilities, with around 25% of hospitalized patients, and 30-40% of nursing home patients experiencing swallowing problems. Millions of children and teenagers are also affected with swallowing disorders. Elberton, GA...

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. During the ASPO meeting, hundreds of pieces of new research and dozens of scientific sessions featuring expert panelists will be presented focusing on children's ear, nose, and throat health. National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose,...

2011-02-25 13:11:30

Phase III results 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. The study, conducted across the country, investigated risk factors for developing dysphagia (swallowing dysfunction), after undergoing radiotherapy treatment for a head & neck cancer. "We followed 1,476 patients with...

2010-11-30 22:02:37

Uruguayan patient is able to drink for the first time in more than 2 years In what might be one of the world's first medicinal body piercings, UC Davis Health System surgeons announced today that they have successfully implanted an experimental device in the throat of a man that will enable him to manually control his ability to swallow. The device, which could offer an effective treatment option for people suffering from severe swallowing problems, is controlled by pulling on a tiny metal...

2008-07-16 21:00:28

By Jamie Durant, Florence Morning News, S.C. Jul. 16--Marion Regional Healthcare System now has equipment that enables staff members to treat swallowing disorders that normally would require patients to travel to Charleston or Greenville. The system, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), was purchased by the hospital in March. So far, hospital staff have been learning to use the system and practicing on volunteers, but are looking forward to the first patient who will...

2008-06-30 12:03:14

A recent study published in the April 2008 issue of the Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology has revealed the positive clinical effect of the adjunctive use of VitalStim(R) Therapy. A leading brand within the Empi Recovery Sciences line of pain management and rehabilitation products, VitalStim is a non-invasive neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) device for the treatment of dysphagia. Results of the study were also originally presented at the American Association of...


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