Navigation Links
Swallowing safely is no choke
Date:7/16/2010

That's the message of Drs. Roya Sayadi and Joel Herskowitz. They are a wife-husband team from Natick, Massachusetts, who are spreading the word that swallowing problems are everywhere and they can be deadly.

"Many people these days know about the dangers of falling in the elderly," said Sayadi, a speech-language pathologist with the Natick Visiting Nurse Association. "Caregivers are on the alert and do many things to prevent falls. But not many people realize that swallowing problems, too, account for tens of thousands of deaths every year in the United States."

These deaths result from choking, pneumonia from breathing in food, liquid, or saliva that's chock full of germs and malnutrition, Dr. Sayadi explained. "Many of these deaths can be prevented," she emphasized, if only people know what to look out for and what to do when they encounter a problem.

Recognizing a knowledge gap in the patients and families she treats, Dr. Sayadi and her husband wrote a book to help close this knowledge gap. It's entitled Swallow Safely: How Swallowing Problems Threaten the Elderly and Others. A Caregiver's Guide to Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention published this week by Inside/Outside Press.

"It's not just the elderly who are at high risk," said Herskowitz, a pediatric neurologist at Boston Medical Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics and neurology at Boston University School of Medicine. "Many persons with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer disease, stroke, cancer, or congestive heart failure are also vulnerable." A 1967 Princeton graduate, he added that dehydration of any cause and drug side effects themselves can cause a life-threatening swallowing problem.

"Part of the difficulty," Dr Sayadi said, "is that it can be hard to pick up a swallowing problem unless you know what symptoms to watch for. Frequent throat-clearing during meals can be a clue. A change in a person's voice can be, too. Even having a runny nose wh
'/>"/>

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Oralflo Pill Swallowing Cup Wins Medical Design Excellence Award, Helps Autism Spectrum Kids and Dysphagia Sufferers Take Medications With No Problem
2. Dive Safely -- Or Risk Spinal Cord Damage
3. Nature's Aide Vitamins, Inc. Announces a New Science Driven Osteo-Guard Vitamin Formula Designed to Quickly and Safely Halt Bone Deterioration
4. It Takes a Village to Help Babies Sleep Safely
5. BioSphere Medical's HepaSphere Microspheres Safely Deliver Doxorubicin in Liver Cancer Chemoembolization Therapy -- Study Presented at SIR
6. New agent chokes off energy supply, kills cancer cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... VogueQueen is a seasoned and trusted leader who ... are thrilled to have it lead the wedding dress industry ... of prom dresses for the global market. , “The CEO ... and he focuses on continuing the goal of operational excellence ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... AngelWeddingDress, the premier women’s dress supplier, has recently ... View website of AngelWeddingDress.com to find more details. ... online for a bridal party. AngelWeddingDress offers a variety ... Its maternity wedding dresses are specially designed for 2015. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Thousand of GranuFlo lawsuits ( http://www.granuflolawsuit2014.com/ ... GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis concentrates continue to move forward ... Court, District of Massachusetts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According ... remanded a case filed by the state of Louisiana ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Plainsboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... advocate and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd ... by ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , ... breast would have gone undetected if she had not ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... IsoComforter, Inc. has introduced the most innovative ... design to treat specific body parts and muscle groups. , ... easy to use patented cold therapy machine with the innovative ... and muscle injuries. IsoComforter has become the industry leader ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... in the recent past have argued about the implications of ... manage menopausal symptoms. A new study, however, has gone further ... the risk of developing breast cancer// if they consumed alcoholic ... their alcohol consumption pattern and on whether they were on ...
... to prevent mix-ups over identification of newborn babies. The ... has been introduced in the maternity ward of La ... babies are born, their fingerprints, and those of their// ... baby wear on their wrists. The barcodes also contain ...
... The Chairman and Managing Director of Eli Lilly and Co., ... price cut in the company's human insulin product 'Huminsulin', that ... the market by the end of this year. He added ... growing use of human insulin products and the phasing out ...
... survival on planet earth. Every one of us knows and ... how many of us know that the continuous //tension of ... a 24 hour period? According to a new study by ... be long-term effects on heart health. ,The study which ...
... published in the Experimental Eye Research journal cautioned that Monosodium ... foods could result in vision loss due to retina// injury. ... a chemical that sends signals between nerve cells. ... that were fed with diets high in MSG over a ...
... disorder that affects many systems of the body, called ... of faulty cell communication. This syndrome is said to ... and fingers and can also cause hearing loss, heart ... studied the genetic samples and medical histories from 17 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Women on HRT should avoid alcohol 2Health News:Unhappy relationships could result in more than just heart breaks! 2Health News:Gene connected to Multi-System disorder discovered 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... A lot of discussion in the medical community revolves ... injuries, or conditions. As medical science advances, doctors and surgeons ... that they consider to be more cutting edge. Yet, when ... method of treatment that stands out as the best solution ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... WASHINGTON , Jan. 23, 2015  A new analysis ... Part D 2015 enrollment data shows that 81 percent ... convenient access and extra discounts at certain pharmacies. The ... "Preferred pharmacy plans are now the foundation of ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... a third of reproductive-aged women enrolled in Medicaid, and more ... prescription for an opioid pain medication each year during 2008-2012, ... Weekly Report (MMWR). Opioids are typically prescribed ... They are also found in some prescription cough medications. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:No One-Size-Fits-All Remedy for Hernia Correction 2New Analysis: 81 Percent of Medicare Part D Seniors Choose "Preferred Pharmacy" Plans in 2015 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 2Opioid painkillers widely prescribed among reproductive age women 3
... Va., Oct. 27, 2011   FHSSA counts its ... organization (originally known as the Foundation for Hospices ... 90 partnerships between US hospice programs and organizations ... provide technical assistance, support and friendship.  They are ...
... R.I., Oct. 27, 2011 MEDfx ... power of connected healthcare in partnership with federal ... Lifetime Electronic Records (VLER) initiative for veterans and ... medical records for veterans and military personnel and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FHSSA Launches New Campaign to Partner US Hospices with Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa 2MEDfx Demonstrates Potential of Connected Healthcare by Enabling Military and Civilian Medical Professionals to Securely Access Records, Improve Care Coordination 2
... Electro-4 design allows "Four gels in one tank" ... to run 200 samples or more in one ... horizontal gels. To ensure even migration, the electrode ... gels being run. Ideal for high throughput procedures, ...
... be used for: Analytical Protein and ... SDS-PAGE gels IEF in ultrathin PAGE ... Protein and Peptide Separation: Non-denaturating PAGE ... Agarose Ampholyte Gels (Z64,071-9& Z64,075-1) Molecular ...
... set up and safe to use, the Gel ... casting and running agarose gels. The unit is ... direct-connect power supply eliminates a tangled mess of ... space. Designed for safety and convenience, the power ...
... electrophoresis system is designed for very fast and ... gels. This system allows the user to fast ... of high quality. Complete system with : 1 ... Maker Stands, (4) 52 x 60 mm Trays, ...
Medicine Products: