Tag: "swallowing" at medical news
Patients swallow 'camera-in-a-pill' to help doctors check for diseases of esophagus, GERD
...said Brown says patients fast for two hours before swallowing
the camera. The smooth plastic capsule is easily s...s the pill camera is not for everyone. People with swallowing
disorders, pacemakers or with known or suspected gastrointestinal obstruction, strictures, or fistul...
PENN researchers use robotic surgery
...t course of treatment, often leading to speech and swallowing
dysfunction and external scarring. Researchers fro... tumor removal while helping to preserve voice and swallowing
function. "The daVinci Robot has been FDA-approved and successfully integrated into cardiac and uro...
Botox stops severe drooling in children with neurologic conditions
...cal condition, and as a result don't have a normal swallowing
reflex," explained Peter Chait, MD, one of the researchers involved in the study. "This makes it difficult for the parents and caregivers and can cause sores, infections and other physical problems for the child." The researchers gave the injectio...
Combination scanner may increase accuracy in detecting spread, recurrence of head, neck cancer
.... Such intensive treatments may cause difficulties swallowing
and speaking, severe pain and other problems. In addition to detecting distant metastasis, the study found the PET/CT more than 70 percent accurate in evaluating cancer recurrence. Future PET/CT studies at UNC will hone accuracy, Shores said. "We'll...
Olive oil contains natural anti-inflammatory agent
...nd unusual manner. "I had considerable experience swallowing
and being stung in the throat by ibuprofen from previous studies on its sensory properties," explains Beauchamp. "So when I tasted newly-pressed olive oil while attending a meeting on molecular gastronomy in Sicily, I was startled to notice that the...
Botulinum toxin can ease intense facial pain
...tacks. Activities like talking, brushing teeth, or swallowing
can trigger an attack. Also called tic douloureux, the disorder is more common in women than in men and typically affects those older than 50. Anticonvulsant medication has been a main course of treatment. In some cases, surgery is an option. Researc...
Radiation better than surgery at preserving speech for patients with head and neck cancer
...ife than those who had their larynx removed. While swallowing
function was comparable between the two groups, understandability of speech was much better in patients who kept their larynx. In addition, 89 percent of patients with their larynx intact were able to obtain nutrition orally and without supplements, ...
Treatment method improves survival for advanced laryngeal cancer, U-M study finds
...e larynx, or voice box, plays a role in breathing, swallowing
and talking. Traditional treatment for this type of cancer has been surgery to remove the voice box or part of the voice box, leading to significant quality of life concerns. In this study, patients began with six days of chemotherapy, after which th...
Disposable catheter breakthrough, a world first
...t disposable solid-state catheter that can measure swallowing
pressure has been developed by a University of Sou...e pressure signal leads to under-recording of peak swallowing
pressures, so rapid pressure changes are not be picked up instantaneously and the signal may be miss...
Acrux acquires rights to commercialise world's first contraceptive spray
... prefer the ease and convenience of this method to swallowing
pills, taking injections, or wearing patches," he added. Gonda also noted that Acrux sees great market potential for Nestorone MDTS given the fact that annual worldwide sales of hormonal contraceptives exceed US$4 billion, and sales of transdermal co...
Not every stutterer is a problem case
...hade, who is an expert on voice, language, speech, swallowing
and children's auditory defects, since the wrong reactions in their immediate environment can ultimately lead to the situation becoming more acute. If a child often gets stuck in mid-sentence 'And then then then' experts refer to a 'lack of functio...
Picking apart how neurons learn
...s had known that PICK1 somehow was involved in the swallowing
and removal of AMPA receptors, but only in this most recent study did they reveal how. The investigators used individual nerve cells as well as brain slices from three different populations of genetically modified mice lacking different proteins req...
Photodynamic therapy is an alternative to removal of esophagus
...dure has its risks complications such as problems swallowing
and a three to 13 percent mortality rate, dependin.... Patients can expect chest pain and/or difficulty swallowing
for a week or two after the treatment. Pain can be controlled with medication. "Right now, we don't ...
Study shows more than half of esophageal cancer patients now survive
...equently terminal. Patients needed surgery to make swallowing
easier in the time they had left. Today, the average patient is younger, diagnosed earlier with a different kind of cancer (adenocarcinoma) and more likely to be cured. The shift toward earlier diagnosis of esophageal cancer can be explained by the r...
Variations in detoxifying genes linked to Lou Gehrig's disease
...t results in muscle weakness, difficulty speaking, swallowing
and breathing and eventual total paralysis and death generally within five years. In 1993 Siddique and collaborators determined that mutations in a gene known as SOD1 account for 20 percent of familial, or inherited, ALS (2 percent of all cases of ...
University of Pittsburgh named Parkinson Disease Center for Advanced Research
...inson's disease (PD) diagnosis, characterizing the swallowing
and respiratory problems of PD, understanding how iron accumulates in the PD brain, and on evaluating gene transfer as a way to stop the neurodegeneration process of Parkinson's. In addition to the $450,000 grant, the APDA also awarded Sarah Berman...
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
Clinical and cognitive predictors of swallowing
recovery in stroke, pg. 301 We examined whether t...he number of clinical features identified during a swallowing
study affected stroke patients' swallowing
outcomes. Identification of at least four of six clinical...
Antibiotic ear drops favored over popular oral antibiotics for ear infections
... tubes than merely taking oral antibiotics such as swallowing
a pill or liquid. The findings are available online in the journal Pediatrics . "With the use of ear drops, you can put more potent medicine just where you need it," said Dr. Peter Roland, chairman of otolaryngology at UT Southwestern and one of t...
'Beavertail' surgery helps tongue cancer patients
...uch like a jellyroll. The tongue is crucial to the swallowing
process; the base of a healthy tongue acts as a pi...ollowed by radiation gives them the best chance at swallowing
after their treatment....
Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients
...is removed without the need to open the chest, and swallowing
is restored by pulling the stomach to the neck and connecting it there to the remaining esophagus. THE is used to treat esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus with severe precancerous changes. It was originally developed at the University of Michi...