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How to Use the Reflux Symptom Index (RSI)

Published by <p>This handout explains how laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) are similar and different. Then the patient can use the Reflux Symptoms Index, and the SLP will calculate the score. The SLP and patient can track the scores to see if the scores change over time with compensatory dysphagia strategies and/or the physician, including […] <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>

Effortful Swallow and Esophageal Function (2012)

Published by <p>This study had 18 healthy adult participants (9 males, 9 females) with an average age of 29.9 years (age range of 23-58 years) with no history of swallowing problems, speech disorders, voice problems, or pulmonary, neurologic, or otolaryngologic diseases. During this study, the esophagus amplitude, duration, velocity, and bolus flow/clearance were measured using solid-state esophageal […] <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>

GERD and Hernias (2012)

Published by <p>From 2007 to 2009, GERD patients were referred by General Community Hospital Zell am See in Zell am See, Austria to be considered for the study. To be included, patients had to present with one reflux symptom at least, and present with esophageal acid exposure as charted by a DeMeester score greater than or equal […] <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>

Optimal treatment of laryngo-pharyngeal reflux disease (2013)

Published by <p>Lifestyle modifications Obesity: A higher body mass index is associated with higher levels of GERD. GERD symptoms worsen with weight gain and improve with weight loss. Eating habits: Chocolate, coffee, high-fat foods increase GERD symptoms. Esophageal acid exposure is higher with high-caloric diet. Carbonated beverages decrease LES pressure and predict GERD symptoms. Consuming bread and […] <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>

SLP Role in the Esophageal Stage of Swallowing

Published by <p>What exactly is our role when it comes to esophageal dysfunction? This material describes the SLP’s role in screening for/being a part of a multidisciplinary team to treat esophageal dysphagia. Includes a handy reference chart for comparing and contrasting the symptoms of each etiology 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>

Silent or Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

Published by <p>A person may be experiencing silent reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) if they continue to have a bitter taste in their throat but do not have a chest burning sensation. A specialized ear, nose, and throat doctor diagnose and treats LPR. This handout briefly explains the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatments that may be recommended […] <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>

Reflux Reference Guide for SLPs

Published by <p>This quick reference guide is packed with statistics meant to arm you with information needed to establish a complete picture of a patient struggling with both dysphagia and reflux. <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>