Search for dissertations about: "deglutition"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word deglutition.

  1. 1. Eating difficulties in elderly, focusing on patients with stroke

    University dissertation from Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University

    Author : Albert Westergren; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; discharge; length of in-hospital stay; malnutrition; energy; alertness; ingestion; deglutition; dysphagia; eating; elderly care; rehabilitation; Nursing care; stroke; Gerontology; Gerontologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to describe eating difficulties and interventions to improve eating among elderly patients, especially those with stroke, to make comparisons between patients with dysphagia and those without (Papers I & II), those with and without assisted eating (Paper IV), and to analyse the relation between eating difficulties, nutritional status (Papers II-V), pressure ulcers (Paper IV), length of hospital stay and levels of independent living when discharged (Paper V). Eating difficulties were mainly assessed using structured observations. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sensorimotor Brain Plasticity in Stroke Patients with Dysphagia A Methodological Study on Investigation and Treatment

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mary Hägg; Matti Anniko; Ulla Friberg; Hélène Pessah-Rasmussen; [2007]
    Keywords : Otorhinolaryngology; Brain plasticity; Controls; Dysphagia; Deglutition; Facial palsy; Lip force; Muscle training; Orofacial regulation; Reliability; Sensitivity; Specificity; Stroke; Swallowing capacity; Otorhinolaryngologi;

    Abstract : AimsThe aims of the thesis were to validate investigation instruments for stroke patients with dysphagia, and to improve oropharyngeal dysphagia therapies.Methods/ResultsA Lip Force Meter, LF 100, affirmed excellent intra- and inter-reliability, sensitivity and specificity. READ MORE

  3. 3. Timing of respiration and swallowing events during deglutition

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

    Author : Katarina Bodén; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2012]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: Dysphagia is a common symptom that can be due to disease, but can also occur without a known cause. Today, we know that the coordination of swallowing and respiration is essential for a safe swallow. Swallowing consists of several subsecond events. To study these events, it’s important to use modalities with high temporal resolution. READ MORE

  4. 4. Impairment of intra-oral sensation, discrimination ability, and swallowing function following radiotherapy and surgery for oral and pharyngeal cancer

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

    Author : Ingrid Bodin; Annika Isberg; Eva Levring Jäghagen; Ola Larsson; [2004]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Medical sciences; Oral cancer; pharyngeal cancer; radiotherapy; surgery; intra-oral sensation; sensibility; swallowing; intra-oral discrimination; deglutition disorders; dysphagia; function; dysfunction; radiography; cineradiography; follow-up; MEDICIN OCH VÅRD; MEDICINE; MEDICIN; diagnostisk radiologi; Diagnostic Radiology;

    Abstract : Oral and pharyngeal cancer is commonly treated with a combination of radiotherapy and surgery. It is a clinical knowledge that patients often experience severe swallowing disorders following treatment. Since surgical sequelae are instantaneous and obvious, little attention has been paid to other concurrent effects of the treatment. READ MORE

  5. 5. Exploring the role of rheology in bolus flow using an in-vitro approach

    University dissertation from Gothenburg : Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Author : Muhammad Waqas; [2019]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; extensional rheology; ultrasound viscometery; Bolus rheology; in vivo analysis; in vitro manometry; In-vitro simulations; degluitition; microstructure analysis; thickened fluids; Dysphagia;

    Abstract : Swallowing disorders, termed ‘dysphagia’, are more common in the elderly but can also affect younger persons. Approximately, 8% of the world’s population suffers from dysphagia. A Texture Modified Diet (TMD), which increases bolus viscosity to adjust for the sluggish bolus handling mechanism, is the most common intervention. READ MORE