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Dysphagia in Medical News

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...ious side effects. Patients with neuromuscular disorders may be at increased risk of clinically significant systemic effects including severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and respiratory compromise from typical doses of BOTOX((R)). Precautions Patients or caregivers should be advis...

FDA Approves SAMSCA(TM) (tolvaptan), the First and Only Oral Vasopressin Antagonist to Treat Patients With Clinically Significant Hypervolemic and Euvolemic Hyponatremia

...(e.g., increase greater than 12 mEq/L/24 hours) can cause osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS), resulting in dysarthria (difficulty speaking), mutism, dysphagia (trouble swallowing), lethargy, affective changes (mood changes), spastic quadraparesis (involuntary muscle weakness), seizures, coma and death. In s...

Two Studies at AACE 2009 Annual Meeting Highlight Effects of Welchol(R) (colesevelam HCl) on Blood Glucose and LDL-C in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... when treating patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide, ...

CAPHOSOL results in minimal oral mucositis and pain in head/neck cancer patients

...ely. CAPHOSOL use also appeared to limit the incidence of oral pain and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Grades 2 (moderate) and 3 (severe) pain were exper... and more than one-third (36 percent) did not require opioids at Week 8. No dysphagia was reported in 18 percent of the patients; of those who did experience thi...

Stroke Victims Often Suffer From Lack of Nutrients With Undiagnosed Disorder

...lting from a stroke and other neurologic diseases. dysphagia is a neurological health problem that makes swallo...t is possible that many more Americans suffer from dysphagia but it is underreported due to many patients never...Academy of Family Physicians, 2000). People with dysphagia lack the muscular coordination in the throat that ...

Data from Pooled Analyses Demonstrates Welchol, Combined with Metformin- or Sulfonylurea-Based Therapy, Significantly Lowers Blood Glucose in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

... when treating patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide, lev...

Welchol(TM) Added to the American College of Endocrinology/American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists 'Road Maps to Achieve Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus'

... when treating patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide,levo...

Study examines self-expanding plastic stents in the treatment of benign esophageal conditions

... the current endoscopic standard for palliation of dysphagia resulting from malignant esophageal stenosis. SEMS...mplaints included chest pain, neck discomfort, and dysphagia (in 23 procedures) and nausea and vomiting (in eig...ion, or both. Success was defined as resolution of dysphagia and closure of the fistula or leak as seen on endo...

ASGE encourages patients to see a physician if they experience symptoms suggestive of GERD

...fficult to discern from cardiac-related pain), asthma, cough, nausea, bad breath and loss of tooth enamel. Complications of acid reflux can include dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), regurgitation, and an increased risk of esophageal cancer. This is due to progressive damage to the esophagus, resulting in i...

Welchol(TM) (colesevelam HCl) Receives FDA Approval to Reduce Blood Glucose in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

... when treating patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide, lev...
Dysphagia in Medical Technology

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announce Three Studies of NT-201 - (Botulinum neurotoxin type A Free From Complexing Proteins)

...120 U group and 46.0% of the 240 U group. AEs reported most frequently were dysphagia (4.3% vs 8.5% vs 16.0%), neck pain (4.3% vs 8.5%, vs 10.0%), and injection ... U group and in 71.0% of the 240 U group. AEs reported most frequently were dysphagia (0% vs 19.4% vs 22.6%), muscular weakness (3.6% vs 6.5% vs 22.6%), and neck...

Merz Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Three Clinical Trials With NT-201 (Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A Free From Complexing Proteins) in Movement Disorder Patients

...d in 41.9% of the placebo group, 56.4% of the 120 U group and 55.6% of the 240 U group. AEs reported most frequently for each group respectively were dysphagia (2.7% vs 12.8% vs 18.5%), neck pain (4.1% vs 6.4%, vs 14.8%), and muscular weakness (1.4% vs 6.4% vs 11.1%). Efficacy and safety of NT-201 ...

Meritage Pharma Initiates Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Oral Viscous Budesonide for Pediatric Patients With Eosinophilic Esophagitis

...nd environmental allergens. People with EoE commonly have other allergic conditions such as asthma or eczema. Symptoms of EoE may include nausea, dysphagia (problems swallowing), vomiting, stomach pain, chest pain, heartburn, loss of weight, and food impaction. Other symptoms may include reflux that does ...

FDA Files Application To Convert ONTAK(R) (Denileukin Diftitox) to Full Approval for Use in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma (CTCL)

...hese 98 patients: hypotension (50%), back pain (30%), dyspnea (28%), vasodilation (28%), rash (25%), chest pain or tightness (24%), tachycardia (12%), dysphagia or laryngismus (5%), syncope (3%), allergic reaction (1%), or anaphylaxis (1%). These events were severe in 2% of patients. -- Death during infu...

New Discovery of Key Difference in Bile Acid Metabolism in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes May Suggest Underlying Disorder

... when treating patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide,levo...

Welchol(TM) Lowered A1C by a Mean 1 Percent or Greater When Added to Metformin-, Insulin-, or Sulfonylurea-Based Therapy in 47 Percent of Patients Evaluated

... when treating patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide, lev...

CAPHOSOL(R) Relieves Oral Mucositis (OM) and Improves Quality-of-Life in Cancer Patients Receiving Chemoradiation

...ients. Sixty-five percent of patients ranked their dysphagia symptoms (difficulty swallowing) as Grade 0, while...those undergoing RT +/- chemo treatment reported a dysphagia Grade of 0. These data confirm that early interv...APHOSOL reduces the occurrence and severity of OM, dysphagia and oral pain in patients undergoing chemotherapy,...

Forest and Almirall Announce Positive Results of Clinical Studies for Aclidinium Bromide, a Novel, Long-Acting Anticholinergic for the Treatment for COPD

...inium was well tolerated at all doses, and the majority of AEs were considered mild. The most commonly reported adverse events were coughing (n=2) and dysphagia (n=1). One serious AE (hospitalization due to severe diarrhea) occurred after the last dose of 800 mcg and was judged by the investigator as unrelated...

Photo: Welchol(TM) (colesevelam HCl) Receives FDA Approval to Reduce Blood Glucose in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

... when treating patients with gastroparesis, gastrointestinal motility disorders, major gastrointestinal tract surgery, and when treating patients with dysphagia and swallowing disorders. Welchol reduces gastrointestinal absorption of some drugs. Drugs with a known interaction with colesevelam (glyburide,levo...

ERBITUX(R) Meets Primary Endpoint of Increasing Survival in Phase III Lung Cancer Study

...one (n=212) were mucositis-stomatitis (93%/94%), acneform rash (87%/10%), radiation dermatitis (86%/90%), weight loss (84%/72%), xerostomia (72%/71%), dysphagia (65%/63%), asthenia (56%/49%), nausea (49%/37%), constipation (35%/30%) and vomiting (29%/23%). The most common adverse events seen in patients with c...
Dysphagia in Medical Definition

Thickened fluids

... Thickened fluids are often used for people with dysphagia , a disorder of swallowing function. The thicker consistency makes it less likely that an individual with dysphagia will aspirate while they are drinking. There are several levels of cons...
Dysphagia in Medical Dictionary

Dysphagia

Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. Although classified under "symptoms and signs" in ICD-10, the term is sometimes used as a condition in its own right. Sufferers are sometimes unaware of their dysphagia . Includes definition, symptoms and si...

Swallowing difficulty

... dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing . Although classified under "symptoms and signs" in ICD-10, the term is s...
Dysphagia in Biological News

CAPHOSOL relieves oral mucositis and improves quality-of-life in cancer patients

...ients. Sixty-five percent of patients ranked their dysphagia symptoms (difficulty swallowing) as Grade 0, while...of those undergoing RT chemo treatment reported a dysphagia Grade of 0. These data confirm that early inter...h Caphosol reduces the occurrence and severity OM, dysphagia and oral pain in patients undergoing chemotherapy,...
Dysphagia in Biological Technology

Video: Allergan Announces U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval of Latisse(TM) -- First and Only Treatment Approved by the FDA for Hypotrichosis of Eyelashes

...ally significant systemic effects including severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and respiratory compromise...ical doses of BOTOX(R) and BOTOX(R) Cosmetic. dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) is a commonly reported adv...these patients, there are reports of rare cases of dysphagia severe enough to warrant the insertion of a gastri...
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