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Dysphagia can cause serious challenges to both physical and mental health. Aspiration due to dysphagia is a major health risk that could cause pneumonia, and even death. As a result, monitoring and managing dysphagia is of utmost importance. This study investigates the development of a smartphone-based device and a feasible real-time swallowing sound(More)
AIM This study was aimed to evaluate the nourishment of patients with a disturbance of consciousness who received tube feeding, and to discuss nutritional markers to simplify evaluation in these patients at home or at facilities for the elderly. METHODS The nourishment of 46 patients with a disturbance of consciousness who received tube feeding was(More)
Dysphagia can cause serious challenges to both physical and mental health. Aspiration due to dysphagia is a major health risk that could cause pneumonia and even death. The videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS), which is considered the gold standard for the diagnosis of dysphagia, is not widely available, expensive and causes exposure to radiation. The(More)
The objective of this study was to compare three approaches for a caregiver to raise an elderly person from a Japanese traditional futon mattress placed directly on the floor. These approaches are as follows: raising from behind with the support of the back (method A); straight raising of the trunk (method B), and raising through the use of the caregiver's(More)
As many of the elderly are prone to dysphagia, preventing aspirations during mealtime assistance is a huge concern, especially for institutions operated with limited staff. Two of the main course of actions that are taken usually to prevent aspiration are the altering of bolus consistency and altering of the swallowing posture. To assist prevention of(More)
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