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Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Young Adults Who Stutter (2022)

AdultSLPMotor Speech/Dysarthria/Apraxia
Previous studies have found a connection between developmental stuttering and insomnia. This study aims to determine if individuals with and without a stutter are affected by the four symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). These results are impor ...
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A Point of View About Fluency (2022)

AdultSLPMotor Speech/Dysarthria/Apraxia
This article reviews the history of using the term fluency when talking about stuttering. However, it has been determined the term fluency is not fully inclusive, misleading, limits the subjective experience for people who stutter and continues the p ...
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Neuromuscular Exercises Improve Shoulder Function More Than Standard Care Exercises in Patients With a Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2020)

AdultPTOrthopaedicsShoulders
There are many unknowns regarding the optimal way to rehabilitate traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations (ASDs). This randomized controlled trial compared neuromuscular exercises compared to self-managed, home-based standard of care shoulder exerci ...
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Pulse Oximetry, Racial Bias and Statistical Bias (2022)

AdultOTCOPDCOVID-19DEI with Adult ClientsRespiratory Care
Recent discussion around pulse oximetry measurement has highlighted the inaccuracies in patients with dark skin pigmentation. Although evidence in the 1990s pointed to the decreased reliability of pulse oximetry readings among Black patients, no sign ...
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Long-Term Cannabis Use and Cognitive Reserves and Hippocampal Volume in Midlife (2022)

AdultSLPBrain InjuryChronic PainMemoryNervous System Conditions
This prospective study compared cannabis use, dependence level, and cognitive abilities from childhood until midlife. Those midlife individuals with long-term cannabis use were found to have cognitive deficits and smaller hippocampal volume. Addition ...
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Incidence of Poststroke Depression in Patients With Poststroke Dysphagia (2022)

AdultSLPDysphagiaStroke
This is the first known research article addressing poststroke depression for patients with poststroke dysphagia for Medicare patients. The results found patients with poststroke dysphagia were slightly more likely to have post-stroke depression (PSD ...