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Evaluating the quality and readability of Internet information sources regarding the treatment of swallowing disorders

March 24, 2017  |  Ashley P. O'Connell Ferster, MD; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC

Abstract

The Internet has become a popular resource for patient education. The information it provides, however, is rarely peer-reviewed, and its quality may be a concern. Since the average American reads at an 8th grade level, the American Medical Association and the National...

The use of high-resolution pharyngeal manometry as biofeedback in dysphagia therapy

February 20, 2017  |  Ashli O'Rourke, MD; Kate Humphries, MS

HRPM biofeedback therapy may be particularly beneficial for patients with sensory deficits by providing a visual mechanism for accurate exercise and strategy implementation.

Intramural esophageal hematoma mimicking a hypopharyngeal tumor

January 25, 2017  |  Chao-Jung Lin, MD; Bor-Hwang Kang, MD, PhD; Yueng-Hsiang Chu, MD, PhD; Chih-Hung Wang, MD, PhD

The common presentation of intramural esophageal hematoma is acute onset of retrosternal pain, typically accompanied by dysphagia, odynophagia, or hematemesis.

End-of-life decision making in geriatric terminal head and neck cancer

December 7, 2016  |  Kourosh Parham, MD, PhD, FACS; Karen M. Kost, MD, FRCSC

In the oncogeriatric setting, the comprehensive geriatric assessment has been recognized as providing useful information supplementary to what can be obtained via standard oncology status assessments.

Hypopharyngeal strictures and webs

August 21, 2016  |  Mark A. Fritz, MD; Gregory N. Postma, MD

These thin, web-like narrowings can often be missed or underappreciated on contrast swallows yet can be markedly symptomatic.

Novel injection technique into the interarytenoid area to treat dysphagia

February 24, 2016  |  Meghan Brooking, DO; Amanda Hu, MD, FRCSC; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Augmentation of the interarytenoid space is a simple and innovative alternative to the traditional paraglottic space injection.

Swallowing frequency: Impact of accumulated oropharyngeal secretion levels and gustatory stimulation

February 24, 2016  |  Susan L. Brady, MS, CCC-SLP, BRS-S; Michele W. Wesling, MA, CCC-SLP; Joseph J. Donzelli, MD; Scott Kaszuba, MD

Abstract

We conducted a prospective, descriptive study of 27 individuals with known or suspected dysphagia to investigate the relationship between swallowing frequency, accumulated oropharyngeal secretion levels, and gustatory stimulation. Assessment of the secretion level was...

Giant Zenker diverticulum

August 27, 2015  |  Vini Balakrishnan, MS; Jason Handwerker, MD; Sunil P. Verma, MD

Open procedures are typically preserved for larger sacs and cases in which transoral access is limited.

Surgical resection of cervical schwannoma and paraganglioma: Speech and swallowing outcomes

August 27, 2015  |  Noah P. Parker, MD; Noel Jabbour, MD; Amy Anne Lassig, MD; Bevan Yueh, MD, MPH; Samir S. Khariwala, MD

Abstract

We conducted a retrospective study (1999 to 2009) at our tertiary care institution to evaluate speech and swallowing outcomes after the resection of cervical schwannoma or paraganglioma. Of 6 patients treated for schwannoma, 5 (83.3%) had immediate dysphonia and dysphagia. All...

Upper aerodigestive amyloidosis

July 21, 2015  |  Jaime Eaglin Moore, MD; Amanda Hu, MD; Al Hillel, MD

As the patient was asymptomatic, close observation and only laser excision were recommended if the patient's condition progressed.

Bilateral Eagle syndrome causing dysphagia

February 2, 2015  |  Lyndsay L. Madden, DO; Roxann Diez Gross, PhD; Libby J. Smith, DO

Patients with Eagle syndrome often report symptoms that include dysphagia, otalgia, throat pain, globus sensation, facial pain, headache, taste disturbances, and dental pain that worsen with chewing, head and tongue movements, and swallowing.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis presenting as bilateral abductor paralysis

December 19, 2014  |  Michelle Levian, DO; Reena Gupta, MD, FACS

Occasionally, patients who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis initially present with vocal and respiratory signs and symptoms.

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