Explore the latest in swallowing and dysphagia, including evaluation and treatment of swallowing disorders after cancer treatment.
In this quality improvement study, a multidisciplinary team evaluated a comprehensive feeding examination program for infants with ankyloglossia who were having breastfeeding difficulties to determine whether frenotomy was necessary.
This cross-sectional study examines the variations in morphology of the maxillary labial frenulum in healthy newborns to identify which anatomic measurements may be associated with neonatal breastfeeding difficulty.
This case report describes a woman in her 20s who presented with a right lower neck swelling that appeared intermittently, especially during swallowing and coughing.
A man in his 30s presented with a medical history of severe dysphagia and dysphonia, fever, rhinorrhea, several macules and desquamatory lesions on the mucosa of the oral cavity, lips, penis, and eye sclera. What is your diagnosis?
A man with a perforation of the hard palate was admitted following 3 weeks of dysphagia; 1 week of nasal regurgitation, nonproductive cough, and breathy voice; a 25-pound weight loss over the preceding 2 months; and a 1-year history of HIV infection and hepatic tuberculosis. What is your diagnosis?
A 27-year-old man with a history of pharyngeal gonorrhea presented with a 7-day history of severe sore throat and odynophagia, worse when swallowing solids than liquids. What is your diagnosis?
This randomized clinical trial attempts to determine whether partial or total fundoplication is superior for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease.
This medical record review of 186 patients evaluates the association of clinical factors with the symptomatic recurrence of idiopathic subglottic stenosis.
This validation study describes the development of a prognostic model to predict swallowing recovery and guide the decision for enteral tube feeding in people with dysphagia after ischemic stroke.
This Clinical Guideline Synopsis discusses the 2018 Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Clinical Practice Guidelines: Joint Recommendations of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (ESPGHAN).
This study evaluates the medical records of infants with laryngomalacia and associated breathing and feeding difficulties to determine the prevalence of aspiration among this pediatric patient population.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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