Patients were investigated by a doctor and a speech therapist in a swallowing disorder
Once the cause is determined, swallowing disorders
may be treated with:
In general, the residents most at risk for malnutrition and dehydration are those who are physically and cognitively impaired, have swallowing disorders
and poor oral health, are unable to speak English and do not have family members who can assist them at mealtime.
(1) With an incidence approaching 15% among community-dwelling individuals and 40% among those in institutional settings, swallowing disorders
are one of the most common diagnoses in the United States.
To understand the swallowing disorders
after surgery, the radiologist should know the exact nature and extent of the resection of the tumor and the exact nature of the reconstruction.
Nobrega, "Swallowing disorders
in Parkinson's disease: impact of lingual pumping," International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, vol.
For the advancement of the treatment of swallowing disorders
, termed dysphagia, he has published papers on the clinic based assessment of this problem and has presented his results in international forums.
of Akron), looks at a variety of issues, from telerehabilitation of adults with swallowing disorders
to telepractice for children with disabilities.
Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
, 18, 123-128.
The role of occupational therapy in the management of feeding and swallowing disorders
. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(2), 27 - 31.
Dysphagia is a term used to describe swallowing disorders
. The exact prevalence of dysphagia is unknown; there are suggestions that it can be as high as 22% in those over 50 years of age.
of Arizona) compiles 22 chapters on assessment; parenteral nutrition in hospitalized patients; home support; the scientific basis and management of celiac disease and eosinophilic esophagitis; management of conditions that can impact nutritional status, like swallowing disorders
and chronic nausea and vomiting; and developments like the use of probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome and antibiotic-associated diarrhea and the role of nutrition in acute pancreatitis and liver disease.