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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Dysphagia: What Have We Learned So Far and What Do We Still Need to Investigate? (2021)

Published by <p>Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious respiratory disorder that causes persistent airflow obstruction, inflammatory response, and systemic manifestation. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, COPD was projected to be the third leading cause of death internationally by 2021. This article reviewed various clinical questions about dysphagia and COPD with current research available.  The team wanted […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

How Can OT Help You Manage COPD?

Published by <p>This handout for educating clients and caregivers includes common pain points for those newly managing COPD. Training includes what COPD is, basic energy conservation, pacing, and task simplification with ADL and home management examples, how to manage oxygen tubing, and incorporating a daily exercise routine. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Difficulty Swallowing

Published by <p>Many patients diagnosed with COPD struggle with swallowing. This is frequently related to the coordination of respiration and swallowing. This handout outlines what COPD is and how it affects swallowing. It includes several strategies for patients to try that are aimed at improving this coordination and reducing signs/symptoms of dysphagia. <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>