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2014-05-14 23:02:50

Jonathan Aviv MD, Clinical Director of the Ear, Nose, Throat, Allergy and Audiology Practice’s Voice and Swallowing Center, appears on the Dr. Oz TV Show discussing his new Acid Reflux book ‘Killing Me Softly From Inside’ Tarrytown, N.Y. (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Voice and swallowing specialist Dr. Jonathan Aviv, MD, inventor and developer of the endoscopic air-pulse laryngeal sensory testing technology known as FEESST (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing),...

2013-05-09 23:28:56

The RiJe Dysphagia Cup provides small swallows and drink controlled portions through a straw or from the rim of the cup. The user can preset portion sizes from 3ml to 15ml, ensuring accurate and consistent delivery every time with its built-in regulator. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has recently joined into a distribution partnership with RiJe, Incorporated, to offer their revolutionary...

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...

2012-06-21 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...

2012-06-14 23:02:39

Blue Fire Media is proud to announce that their client, Susan Dennis, DDS is now offering Oral Myofunctional Therapy in office. Portage, MI (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 Portage, MI dentist Dr. Dennis is highly regarded as a local expert in her practice of general and cosmetic dentistry. She now offers oral myofunctional therapy to her patients and welcomes new patients seeking treatment for oral myofunctional disorder. This is a milestone in oral care. Dr. Dennis´ office is one of the very...

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...

2012-05-19 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...

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...

2012-04-19 20:53:59

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers have found that targeted swallowing exercises can help alleviate swallowing dysfunction — a debilitating side effect in people undergoing chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for head and neck cancer. The study, published in the April issue of Archives of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, a JAMA Network publication, suggests that clinicians should consider giving all patients undergoing CRT an exercise regimen to improve their quality of...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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