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Dysphagia in the News: Bioengineering Aids Recovery of Dysphagia

Independent newspaper, “Scoop,” recently released a publication about University of Canterbury researchers at the Rose Centre for Stroke Recovery and Research that have revealed an innovative new treatment for people with swallowing impairments that focuses on the brain cortex.

 

The computer-based treatment program uses biofeedback to help patients improve the precision of their motor control during swallowing.

 

Research shows very promising results in patients with Parkinson’s and further research is being conducted.

 

Read the Full Article: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1704/S00019/bioengineering-aids-recovery-for-swallowing-disorders.htm



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Dysphagia in the News — Canada

A recent Canadian study revealed that the majority of stroke patients do not get screened for dysphagia within the first 72-hours of hospitalization; in fact, only 1 in 5 patients received the recommended swallowing screening. Of the 5,000+ patients that were screened, nearly half “failed” the test.

 

Read the Full Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/stroke-screening-overlooked-1.4026842



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Dysphagia and Multiple Sclerosis

Dysphagia was recently mentioned in the news, featuring its impact on patients with multiple sclerosis. Everyday Health, an online interactive blog, explains the most common causes of dysphagia in patients with MS, such as weakness and reduced coordination in a recent post titled, “Bite, Chew, Swallow: How to Deal with Dysphagia When You Have MS.”  Dysphagia expert, Dr. Martin Brodsky, answers questions related to the assessment, treatment, and management of swallowing disorders in this patient population.

To Read the Original Article: http://www.everydayhealth.com/multiple-sclerosis/symptoms/deal-with-dysphagia-when-you-have-ms/



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New Bedside Swallow Assessment Technique

University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering researcher, Dr. Sejdić, developed a new screening method for swallowing to be performed at the bedside. According to Dr. Sejdić, the assessment includes comparing and contrasting the sound and vibrations of normal swallows against swallows of patients with dysphagia to determine abnormalities. The goal of this is research is to provide a non-invasive method to detect dysphagia that could help to reduce patient risk and hospitalization.

Read the Original Article: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/News/2017/Ervin-Sejdic-2017-NSF-CAREER/

 



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Dysphagia in the News

A recent article written by Megan Shea at the Gainesville Scene, “Hope is in the Science,” continues to raise awareness of swallowing disorders and their negative impact on the lives they affect.

Shea reviews a recent “Think Tank” gathering hosted by Drs. Emily Plowman and Ianessa Humbert at the University of Florida. Here, expert swallowing clinicians and researchers convened to discuss the future of the treatment and management of swallowing disorders.

Also mentioned in the article, is awareness being raised by those affected by dysphagia including Lisa Ingrassia’s fund established in memory of her father, who suffered from Stage IV head and neck cancer and recently passed away due to complications from dysphagia.

Read the Article: http://gainesvillescene.com/2017/01/30/science-behind-swallowing/