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We here introduce an office or bedside method of evaluating both the motor and sensory components of swallowing, called fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing (FEESST). FEESST combines the established endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with a technique that determines laryngopharyngeal (LP) sensory discrimination thresholds by(More)
Teriparatide, the active fragment of human parathyroid hormone (hPTH 1–34), is an anabolic agent for the treatment of osteoporosis. Important questions remain regarding management strategy beyond the recommended 18- to 24-month course of teriparatide treatment. We followed 21 men for up to 2 years after discontinuing teriparatide. Twelve men (57%) chose(More)
Individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer are believed to be at an increased risk of developing colorectal neoplasia. To estimate this risk and the potential yield of screening colonoscopy in this population, we recruited and prospectively colonoscoped 181 asymptomatic first-degree relatives (FDR) of colorectal cancer patients and 83(More)
Dysphagia and aspiration are two devastating sequelae of stroke, accounting for nearly 40,000 deaths from aspiration pneumonia each year in the United States. While motor deficits in the larynx and pharynx are thought responsible for dysphagia and aspiration in stroke patients, no prior study has evaluated whether these patients also have sensory deficits.(More)
We assessed the safety of a new office or bedside method of evaluating both the motor and sensory components of swallowing called flexible endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with sensory testing (FEESST). FEESST combines the established endoscopic evaluation of swallowing with a technique that determines laryngopharyngeal sensory discrimination thresholds(More)
Dysphagia and aspiration are two devastating sequelae of stroke. Recent work has shown that laryngopharyngeal (LP) sensory deficits are associated with aspiration in stroke patients with dysphagia. The phenomenon of silent LP sensory deficits, where the patient exhibits no subjective or objective evidence of dysphagia, yet has an LP sensory deficit, has not(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hematoma volume is an important determinant of outcome and predictor of clinical deterioration in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage. In many cases, worsening results from herniation due to compartmentalized pressure gradients. We used transcranial Doppler sonography (TCD) to assess the impact of hematoma volume on symmetry of(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross sectional. OBJECTIVE This study presents the factor analysis of the Spinal Appearance Questionnaire (SAQ) and its psychometric properties. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Although the SAQ has been administered to a large sample of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) treated surgically, its psychometric properties have not(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE To determine whether anchor density is associated with curve correction and patient-reported outcomes. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There is limited information as to whether anchor density affects the results of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery. METHODS A total of 952(More)
Stuttering is an action-induced speech disorder with involuntary, audible, or silent repetitions or prolongations in the utterance of short speech elements (sounds, syllables) and words. Symptomatic treatment programs frequently have initial success; persistent benefit is variable and many patients remain disabled. Stuttering has many characteristics(More)