Shuhei Sugishita

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PURPOSE Swallowing difficulty is increased along with progression of respiratory disturbance in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Scalerosis (ALS). To analyze the respiratory patterns during swallowing is important for the management of this disease. In this study, we evaluated apnea/hypopnea during water swallowing and the respiratory cycle at rest and(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the characteristics of swallowing function in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). METHODS Swallowing function was evaluated using videofluorography (VF) in a cross-sectional observational study of 102 DMD patients (mean age 21.5 years) who had dysphagia or in whom dysphagia was suspected based on clinical signs. Reduced(More)
Oral disintegrating tablets (hereafter, ODT) can be ingested without water. We conducted a videoscopic examination to determine whether they are also useful as internal agents for patients experiencing difficulty with eating and swallowing. Normal tablets and dummy preparations of ODT were orally administered to six patients with neurological diseases who(More)
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