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This study is part of a larger grant, for which the overall goal is to collect measurements of liquid flow through the oropharynx (i.e., mouth and throat) during swallowing.The focus of this study is to evaluate the flow of liquids of varying consistency in the spinal disorder population.
Thickened liquids are commonly used as an intervention for dysphagia (swallowing impairment). However, the field lacks a clear understanding of how liquids of different consistencies behave during swallowing. In order to improve understanding of the effectiveness of altered liquid consistency for improving dysphagia, the investigators are studying liquid flow through the oropharynx. This study explores this question in individuals with spinal cord injury. Participants will swallow 20% w/v barium thickened to different consistencies (thin, slightly thick, mildly thick, moderately thick and extremely thick) using commercially available food thickeners. Swallowing will be observed under videofluoroscopy. Simultaneous measures of airflow via nasal cannula will be used to study respiratory-swallow coordination in this study sample.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Starch-based thickened liquids, Xanthan-gum thickened liquids
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - Lyndhurst Centre
Active, not recruiting
University Health Network, Toronto
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-09T09:21:34-0400
This study is part of a larger grant, for which the overall goal is to collect measurements of liquid flow through the oropharynx (i.e., mouth and throat) during swallowing.The focus of th...
Thickened liquids are commonly used as an intervention for people with dysphagia (swallowing impairment). However, the field currently lacks a proper understanding of how this intervention...
People suffering from swallowing disorders (dysphagia) have a hard time swallowing liquids that are too thin (like water or coffee) or too thick, correctly. They can have health problems, ...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether chin-down posture or use of a thickened liquid diet is more effective in the prevention of aspiration and aspiration pneumonia in patients...
For individuals with neurodegenerative conditions, such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson disease, swallowing impairment (i.e., dysphagia) is a common and serious symptom. Dys...
Drinks and foods may be thickened to improve swallowing safety for dysphagia patients, but the resultant consistencies are not always palatable. Characterising alternative appetising foods is an impor...
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Silicone polymers which consist of silicon atoms substituted with methyl groups and linked by oxygen atoms. They comprise a series of biocompatible materials used as liquids, gels or solids; as film for artificial membranes, gels for implants, and liquids for drug vehicles; and as antifoaming agents.
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The consumption of liquids.
The excision of the thickened, atheromatous tunica intima of a carotid artery.
Drinkable liquids containing ETHANOL.
Spinal Cord Disorders
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of the back which carry signals back and forth between the body and brain. It is protected by vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up the spine. An accident that damages the verte...
Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism ...