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Summaries of recently published articles.

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Relationship Between Self-Administered Cues and Rehabilitation Outcomes in Individuals with Aphasia: Understanding Individual Responsiveness to a Technology-Based Rehabilitation Program (2017)

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The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the use of self-administered cues, aphasia severity, and how the treatment task accuracy was impacted through use of the Constant Therapy application. The results stress the importan ...
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The Effect of Traditional Dysphagia Therapy on the Swallowing Function in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis: A Pilot Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial (2019)

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The authors wanted to investigate how individuals with dysphagia from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) would respond to traditional dysphagia therapy (TDT) or usual care treatment better. This TDT includes behavioral and rehabilitative techniques such as oral ...
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Training-Dependent Structural Neuroplasticity in Brain-Injured Patients (2018)

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The purpose of this review was to critically examine the latest research articles that aim to determine if patients with acquired brain injuries have structural MRI-based evidence of neuroplasticity from motor and/or cognitive rehabilitation programs ...
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Effortful Swallow and Esophageal Function (2012)

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The purpose of this study was to duplicate, validate, and expand the original study by Lever et al. by using objective measures to measure esophageal pressures and improved bolus clearance in the esophagus using the effortful swallow technique.
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UTIs in Residential Aged Care (2018)

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In this study, the researchers wanted to determine the frequency of bladder infections (urinary tract infections – UTIs) that were diagnosed and treated within two long term care (LTC) facilities and determine if the 2012 McGeer infection definitio ...
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Tracheoesophageal Puncture (TEP) for Indwelling Voice Prosthesis (2013)

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In a retrospective study, the authors appraised and compared how patients who received a tracheoesophageal puncture (TEP) for indwelling voice prostheses during a total laryngectomy faired compared to those who received a tracheoesophageal puncture ( ...