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This site caters to dysphagia professionals. To the right are links to an abundance of web sites that provide information regarding swallowing and swallowing disorders.

Dysphagia is a medical term defined as "difficulty swallowing". It derives from the Greek root dys meaning difficulty or disordered, and phagia meaning "to eat". It is a sensation that suggests difficulty in the passage of solids or liquids from the mouth to the stomach. Dysphagia is distinguished from similar symptoms including odynophagia, which is defined as painful swallowing, and globus, which is the sensation of a lump in the throat. It is worthwhile to study the physiology of swallowing to better understand dysphagia.

*If you don't know where to start, I recommend going to the Tutorials and Articles section as it provides lots of information, which is organized alphabetically.

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Click on Dysphagia Screening to see a slide presentation on the topic.
Posted Tuesday, August 23, @10:30PM
This website provides a nice overview to help a patient understand the terminology.
Posted Tuesday, August 23, @10:24PM
Clinical question Can clinical variables be used to identify patients with dysphagia who are at low risk of esophageal ...
Posted Friday, January 21, @00:11PM
Much of our knowledge of the brain's role in regulating breathing comes from research with mice and rats. A chemical ...
Posted Thursday, January 20, @00:38PM
In a letter to the eidtor, a goup of Spanish researchers (serra-Pratt, Hinojosa, Lopez, et. al) discuss the revalence of ...
Posted Thursday, January 20, @00:34PM
Current news on the Larynx transplant that took place Oct 2010 in California.
Posted Thursday, January 20, @00:32PM
Dysphagia is the predominant symptom in more than 70% of patients with EC and although several management options have ...
Posted Tuesday, November 16, @10:27PM
Students might enjoy these dysphagia flashcards on quizlet. Vocabulary words for dysphagia. Includes studying games and ...
Posted Tuesday, November 16, @10:24PM
Dysphagia. see Swallowing, difficulty in. esophageal cancer and. Esophageal Cancer: Symptoms ...
Posted Tuesday, November 16, @10:22PM
She presented to the emergency department with a two-day history of progressive dysphagia. She had recently taken all ...
Posted Tuesday, November 16, @10:17PM
The free water protocol, which originated from the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky., gives patients who are ...
Posted Tuesday, November 16, @10:14PM
For most patients who show signs of dysphagia, a physician will order a ...
Posted Tuesday, November 16, @10:04PM
Dysphagia can lead to malnutrition, dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, and even death. The condition has diverse causes ...
Posted Monday, October 11, @09:12PM
Multidisciplinary screening helps patients avoid aspiration. A brief article addressing the needs for nursing to aid in ...
Posted Monday, October 11, @09:08PM
This study aimed to develop a classification of weak peristalsis in EPT based on a comparative analysis of control ...
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