Eva Levring Jäghagen

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Biopsy studies of the soft palatal and oropharyngeal tissues in habitual snorers and patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea have shown signs of neurogenic lesions. These lesions might affect the pharyngeal swallowing function, which is dependent on adequate sensitivity. The objective of the present study was to test the hypothesis that snoring is(More)
BACKGROUND Directed ultrasonic screening for carotid stenosis is cost-effective in populations with > 5% prevalence of the diagnosis. Occasionally, calcifications in the area of the carotid arteries are incidentally detected on odontological panoramic radiographs. We aimed to determine if directed screening for carotid stenosis with ultrasound is indicated(More)
Persistent severe swallowing dysfunction with aspiration is a common and sometimes overlooked sequelae after treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN) and may impact food intake and nutritional status. More knowledge is needed to increase the understanding of severe swallowing dysfunction as a risk factor for persistent nutritional(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that preoperative asymptomatic pharyngeal swallowing dysfunction predisposes for the development of symptoms of dysphagia after uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) and uvulopalatoplasty (UPP). MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 42 patients who snored were scheduled to undergo UPPP (n = 20) or UPP (n = 22). UPP was performed(More)
BACKGROUND Swallowing disorders following treatment for oral and pharyngeal cancer are mainly considered a surgical sequel. The recent finding that radiotherapy-induced decline in intraoral sensory abilities established an incentive to elucidate any association between the degree of sensory decline and the degree of swallowing dysfunction. METHODS Oral(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with unilateral oral or pharyngeal cancer often receive bilateral radiotherapy because of the potential for metastases. Because postoperative sequelae are evident on the tumor side, to date little attention has been paid to sensory alterations after radiotherapy on the healthy, nontumor side. The objective of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE Carotid stenoses ≥50% are associated with increased risk for stroke that can be reduced by prophylactic carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Calcifications in arteries can be detected in panoramic radiographs (PRs). In a cross-sectional study, we analyzed (1) extirpated plaques for calcification, (2) how often PRs disclosed calcified plaques, (3) how(More)
In digital radiography the image can be enhanced and thereby an incorrect exposed radiograph can appear to have optimal brightness but with limited information and possibility to diagnose e.g. caries. The primary aim of this study was to determine if different exposure times have an impact on the accuracy in diagnosis of approximal caries lesions in(More)
PURPOSE To establish predictive models for late objective aspiration and late patient-reported choking based on dose-volume parameters and baseline patient and treatment characteristics, for patients with head and neck cancer undergoing definitive radiotherapy (RT). The impact of electively treated volume on late aspiration was also investigated. METHODS(More)
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