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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 in the News: Invisible Disorder

Drs. Emily Plowman and Ianessa Humbert are featured in a recent publication in the University of Florida Post focusing on their research and treatment program for patients suffering from dysphagia, which they consider an invisible and under-recognized disorder.

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week

Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) is hosting its Annual Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, OHANCAW®, April 2-9, 2017. Since launching OHANCAW®, millions of Americans and thousands internationally have undergone free screenings and many lives have been saved through early detection and treatment.

Find Your Screening Site Today: http://www.headandneck.org/get-involved/ohancaw/national-map

Additionally, if you would like to start a screening site in your community, it is not too late. Register your site today: http://www.headandneck.org/get-involved/ohancaw/host-a-screening



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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/