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The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative is seeking your input (by October 16, 2013)

IDDSI LogoThe International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative www.iddsi.org aims to develop global standardisation for terminology and definitions used for texture modified foods and thickened liquids for individuals with dysphagia of all ages, in all care settings, and all cultures to improve patient care and safety.

IDDSI is happy to announce the completion of Stage 1 of the initiative. An open access manuscript, The Need for International Terminology and Definitions for Texture-Modified Foods and Thickened Liquids Used in Dysphagia Management: Foundations of a Global Initiative, is now available in the August 2013 Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports. http://tinyurl.com/q54terf

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New technique helps stroke patients swallow again

Read about how an MRI scan is being used to help people recover their swallowing ability following a stroke.

Read story: http://fxn.ws/15rmkJ4

 



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Students, Prepare for Your Final Class! The Iron Chef Dysphagia Challenge

Read about how the Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program within the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development turned complex food requirements for people suffering with dysphagia into an engaging collaborative celebration.

Read story: http://bit.ly/19aUhdS



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Recruiting: Baltimore-Area Stroke Patients for Swallowing Rehabilitation Study

Study participants will be reimbursed up to $200.

Call (410) 502-4064 or email humbertlab@me.com.

humbert swallow study flyer[1]

 



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Advances in Swallowing Disorder Therapy

[Editors note: This article is about an innovative device and complimentary therapy currently under clinical trial evaluation. NFOSD’s intent in publishing this material is to alert the dysphagia community about “potential” advances in dysphagia treatment options; it is not a product or therapy endorsement. Following exposure to this device and therapy at the Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) conference in mid-March 2013, NFOSD initiated contact with Dr. Robbins. We’d like to thank her and her team for providing this information to us and our community.]

Pictured Above: Dr. Robbins with MOST® device and patient

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