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Summaries of recently published articles.

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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 ( ...
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Post-Operative Oropharyngeal Dysphagia (2013)

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In this review article, the authors sought to synopsize research related to oropharyngeal dysphagia following anterior cervical spine surgery (ACSS). Topics covered in this review included every potential aspect related to post-op oropharyngeal dysph ...
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Attention Process Training (2018)

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Exercising a qualitative interview study, the authors investigated how patients with traumatic brain injuries in the chronic phase of recovery handled attention dysfunction, as well as their respective injuries. Use of attention process training (APT ...
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PPA, Group Therapy, and Spouses (2017)

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Using a comparison-group study with a treatment and control group, the authors of this article aimed to initiate group intervention for individuals with primary progressive aphasia (PPA), and their caregivers, over a 10-week period. The Treatment gro ...
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GERD and Hernias (2012)

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In this clinical case study, the authors sought to compare patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) whom had hiatal hernias with patients with GERD whom did not have hiatal hernias. 120 patients participated in the study, and data regardi ...
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Inflammation and Post-Operative Cognitive Dysfunction (2018)

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In this review article, the authors first acknowledge and then describe the impact post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) has on patients whom experience it. The authors also delve into how POCD can occur due to neurological inflammation during ...
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Hyoid Muscle Distonia (2015)

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Querying the Movement Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic Rochester for reports including key phrases “botulinum toxin” and “hyoid” from the years 1993-2013, the authors of this retrospective study sought to review these reports for mention of dyst ...
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Oxidative Stress as Related to Traumatic Brain Injury (2014)

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The authors of this article performed a review of research related to oxidative stress and its impact on traumatic brain injury (TBI), after the initial trauma in the secondary injury stage. Oxidative stress can impact the permeability of the blood- ...