Medications

New dysphagia and medicines resource now live

Healthcare professionals caring for patients with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties) now have access to a new and comprehensive online resource called 'Medicines Optimisation in Patients with Dysphagia' (www.dysphagia-‐medicine.com/).

Oncology & Cancer

Neuromuscular stimulation doesn't aid dysphagia patients

(HealthDay)—Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) does not add benefit to traditional swallow exercises for patients experiencing dysphagia after treatment for head and neck cancer, according to a study published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New study finds that aging can make it more difficult to swallow

As adults age, they all experience a natural loss of muscle mass and function. A new study finds that as the loss of muscle and function in the throat occurs it becomes more difficult for efficient constriction to occur while ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The toll of dysphagia

Besides studies in stroke patients, little is known about the impact of dysphagia or impaired swallowing in the general patient population.

Health

Texture-modified foods for people with dysphagia

A study by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is calling for an effort to bring various thickeners into line with standard guidelines, which would offer increased clinical safeguards.

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