Explore the latest in swallowing and dysphagia, including evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders after cancer treatment.
This cross-sectional survey study of oropharyngeal cancer survivors investigates the association of late lower cranial neuropathy with severity of cancer treatment–related symptoms and general functional impairment.
This retrospective cohort study of 293 children with oropharyngeal dysphagia examines hospitalization risk for those treated with proton pump inhibitors compared with those who were not.
A 22-year-old man with a 10-year history of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)–like symptoms and taking 20 mg/d of omeprazole had a normal esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and was diagnosed with achalasia following a high-resolution manometry (HRM) study. What would you do next?
This essay discusses the benefits and risks of gastric bypass vs sleeve gastrectomy for inducing weight loss among individuals with morbid obesity with or without gastroesophageal reflux disease.
This Clinical Guidline Synopsis from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) introduces updated guidelines for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux in infants and children.
This is the report of a case of a young woman with a complex mental health history including depression and eating disorder who presented with severe neck pain and vomiting after reporting ingestion of a fidget spinner toy broken into 3 pieces.
This population-based analysis examines the association between surgical volume and postoperative results in patients with esophageal achalasia who underwent esophagomyotomy.
This patient open-interview study attempts to characterize the effect of swallowing-related symptoms after thyroidectomy on patient quality of life and related outcomes.
A man in his 60s presented with a 6-month history of dysphagia and a 3-month history of a 5-pound weight loss and a right neck mass; physical examination, including flexible nasolaryngoscopy, was notable for a large smooth nonulcerated right base of tongue mass. What is your diagnosis?
This case-control study uses a database of population-based tumor registries to investigate the association of gastroesophageal reflux disease with the risk of malignancy in the upper aerodigestive tract in elderly patients.
This study compares functional speech, swallowing, and quality-of-life outcomes between patients with oropharangeal cancer who underwent transoral robotic surgery onlyand those who underwent transoral robotic surgery and received adjuvant radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy.
This case series describes the experience of a systematic weaning process in children who received thickened liquids due to oropharyngeal dysphagia and identified risk of aspiration.
This Medical News article examines the use of stomach acid suppressors to treat mild gastric reflux in infants.
This cohort study examines the efficacy of a dietary approach to treating laryngopharyngeal reflux using alkaline water, a plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet, and standard reflux precautions compared with the traditional treatment approach using proton pump inhibition.
This cohort study assesses the risk of recurrence of gastroesophageal reflux after laparoscopic antireflux surgery and risk factors for reflux recurrence.
A man had worsening nocturnal dyspnea, dysphagia, and dysphonia; distal chip laryngeal endoscopy revealed a large, well-mucosalized mass of the left pyriform sinus, and CT with contrast showed a nonenhancing, well-circumscribed mass. What is your diagnosis?
This study discusses magnetic sphincter augmentation as an option for patients at a single tertiary referral center.
This case report describes a 72-year-old woman who presented with depression, an unexplained dry cough, and a sense of leg weakness and later developed memory and orientation problems, vertigo, and worsening parkinsonism.
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