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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>

Management of the Client with Compromised Respiratory Function

Published by <p>Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. With the emergence of COVID-19, Physical Therapists (PTs) will be treating even greater numbers of clients with compromised lung function. As a result, PTs must be prepared to provide effective rehabilitation for their clients with respiratory deficits. This seminar […] <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>

Respiratory Muscle Training for the Treatment of Dysphagia

Published by <p>Respiratory Muscle Training (RMT) is a device-driven therapy with a growing evidence base. In this course, participants will learn about applications of RMT in the treatment of oropharyngeal 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>

Diaphragm Pacing and a Model for Respiratory Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury (2021)

Published by <p>After acute cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) individuals frequently require mechanical ventilation (MV) due to impairment of the phrenic nerve, the nerve that is responsible for innervation of the diaphragm. Mechanical ventilation undoubtedly saves many lives, however, the use of MV is associated with diaphragm disuse and inflammation. Over time the use of MV can […] <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>

Airway Clearance Techniques for Cystic Fibrosis: An Overview of Cochrane Systematic Reviews (2019)

Published by <p>Six Cochrane systematic reviews were compared in this study with articles ranging from 1985 to 2018. All articles included people with cystic fibrosis. There was little restriction on age, disease severity, or exacerbation status. Interventions assessed included conventional chest physiotherapy which was defined as postural drainage, percussion, and vibration; positive expiratory pressure treatment or bottle […] <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>

Occupational Competence and Activities of Daily Living Performance in Bronchial Asthma (2021)

Published by <p>Twenty individuals diagnosed with bronchial asthma (14 women and six men) and 20 healthy age-and gender-matched individuals were enrolled. The London Chest Activity of Daily Living Scale (LCADL) was developed as an instrument for the assessment of dyspnea during ADL in individuals with obstructive pulmonary diseases. It is a simple and standardized questionnaire consisting of […] <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>

Occupational Therapy-Led Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A Practice Analysis (2019)

Published by <p>Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is defined as: a comprehensive intervention based on a thorough patient assessment followed by patient tailored therapies that include, but are not limited to, exercise training, education, and behavior change, designed to improve the physical and psychological condition of people with chronic respiratory disease and to promote the long-term adherence to health- […] <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>

Respiratory Muscle Training in Stroke Patients with Respiratory Muscle Weakness, Dysphagia, and Dysarthria – A Prospective Randomized Trial (2020)

Published by <p>After a stroke, people frequently have difficulties with swallowing, respiratory muscle weakness, impaired voluntary cough, decreased peak expiratory flow, reduced fitness abilities, and dysarthria. Inspiratory muscle training (MIT) is known to improve inspiratory muscle strength and endurance within eight weeks to achieve >90% expected maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP) for people with chronic stroke. Expiratory muscle […] <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>

Evaluation of Swallowing Function on Healthy Adults While Using High-Flow Nasal Cannula (2019)

Published by <p>High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is a common method of treatment for individuals with compromised respiratory systems. HFNC benefits are well documented within the literature. Some of these benefits include reducing ventilation dead space within the lungs, reducing nasopharyngeal resistance, providing continuous positive airway pressure, and promoting the movement of secretions with inhalation of humidification. There […] <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>

Cystic Fibrosis

Published by <p>This handout provides a detailed explanation of cystic fibrosis and includes explanation of early and late stage manifestations. <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>