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Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation
Just thinking about swallowing
makes it harder to do. Head and neck cancer, a s...stain life can make it impossible. Dysphagia, or swallowing
problems, can also result from aging and accompanying loss of muscle strength. "We swallow a thous...
Dentists need more training in oral cancer detection
...mouth, throat or tongue; and difficulty chewing or swallowing
food. "Illinois dentists face many barriers to providing early detection and risk counseling services to their patients," said Dr. Linda Kaste, associate professor of prevention and public health sciences who co-authored the study. "Lack of proper ...
New system for reporting toxicity burden of cancer treatment
...in the study included mouth sores, skin reactions, swallowing
difficulty, nausea, and blood counts. The TAME system focuses on consolidating clinically meaningful events that have high symptom burden or that might compromise the delivery of treatment. TAME values are presented in a way that makes it easier to...
Split the difference: Pill-splitting study looks at cost-saving step that could be used by millions
... more evidence that splitting a high-dose pill and swallowing
half of it, rather than taking a whole low-dose pill each time, doesnt change those medicines impact on cholesterol levels. It is also the first prospective randomized controlled trial of pill-splitting, and the first to look at the impact of out-of-...
New treatment boosts muscle function in myasthenia gravis
...ts experiencing improved muscle function, improved swallowing
time and the disappearance of a drooping eyelid. Side effects reported during the study were dryness of eyes and mouth. Experts say this discovery may have implications beyond myasthenia gravis. Oral antisense may become another mode of therapy in ...