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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spontaneous swallowing frequency has been described as an index of dysphagia in various health conditions. This study evaluated the potential of spontaneous swallow frequency analysis as a screening protocol for dysphagia in acute stroke. METHODS In a cohort of 63 acute stroke cases, swallow frequency rates (swallows per minute(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compared the immediate impact of different transcutaneous electrical stimulation (TES) amplitudes on physiological swallowing effort in healthy older adults versus young adults. BACKGROUND Swallowing physiology changes with age. Reduced physiological swallowing effort in older adults including lower lingua-palatal and pharyngeal(More)
Video fluoroscopy is commonly used in the study of swallowing kinematics. However, various procedures used in linear measurements obtained from video fluoroscopy may contribute to increased variability or measurement error. This study evaluated the influence of calibration referent and image rotation on measurement variability for hyoid and laryngeal(More)
Variability in magnitude of deglutitional hyolaryngeal excursion in patients with dysphagia suggests that it does not adequately represent the kinematics of swallowing difficulties or recovery following rehabilitation. On the other hand, reduced hyolaryngeal excursion velocity has been reported in patients with dysphagia. While increased movement velocity(More)
OBJECTIVES The relationship between disability and comorbidity on mortality is widely perceived as additive in clinical models of frailty. DESIGN National data were retrospectively extracted from medical records of community hospital. DATA SOURCES There were of 12,804 acutely-disabled patients admitted for inpatient rehabilitation in Singapore(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the timing of physiological swallowing events in patients before and after completion of an exercise-based dysphagia intervention (McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program; MDTP) and compared their performance to that of healthy volunteers. METHODS Eight adults (mean age, 57.5 years) with chronic dysphagia (mean, 45 months) completed 3(More)
This paper reports on applying constructionism with virtual agents in an educational setting. We introduce a methodology – Virtual Agent Constructionism, which involves health professions students creating virtual conversational agent representations of patients as part of coursework. The proposed methodology was implemented as an exercise in an educational(More)
Clinical studies of sultamicillin (SBTPC) fine granules, an oral antibiotic with ester linked ampicillin and beta-lactamase inhibitor, sulbactam, were performed in acute uncomplicated cystitis and complicated urinary tract infections. 1. SBTPC fine granules were administrated at a dose of 187.5 mg 2-3 times daily for 5-7 days to 6 patients with acute(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare spontaneous swallow frequency analysis (SFA) with clinical screening protocols for identification of dysphagia in acute stroke. METHODS In all, 62 patients with acute stroke were evaluated for spontaneous swallow frequency rates using a validated acoustic analysis technique. Independent of SFA, these same(More)
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