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Handout: What is Barium Sulfate and How Does it Affect My Body?

February 29, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
During a modified barium swallow study, barium helps assess a person’s swallowing function. A medical professional can use this handout to discuss whether a modified barium swallow study is best for the person and how barium affects the body. Bracco Diagnostics. VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (BARIUM SULFATE) FOR ORAL SUSPENSION, 81% w/w data sheet. April 2023. […]
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Registered Dietician (RD) + Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) Collaboration

October 31, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This handout provides similarities and differences between a registered dietician and a speech-language pathologist and how collaboration provides positive outcomes. Lemieux-Charles, L., McGuire, W.L. (2006) What do we know about health care team effectiveness? A review of the literature. Medical Care Research and Review. 63(3):263-300.
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Clinical Resource: IDDSI Level 7 (Regular Easy to Chew)

July 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The International Dysphagia Diet Initiative (IDDSI) level seven is for modified solids called “Regular Easy to Chew.” This material provides information for patients and their caregivers on this consistency’s characteristics, why it may be recommended, ways to test it at home, and helpful recommendations for preparation. Video on how to use this resource:
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IDDSI Level 6 (Soft and Bite-Sized)

January 1, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
The International Dysphagia Diet Initiative (IDDSI) level six is for modified solids called “Soft and Bite-Sized.” This material provides information for patients and their caregivers on this consistency’s characteristics, the reasoning for recommendation/need for this consistency, ways to test this consistency at home, and helpful recommendations for preparation.
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