Medical Blog Writing
Medical Blog Writing
Medical Speech-Language Pathology and Dysphagia
Stay up–to–date in your evidence-based practice in the field of swallowing and swallowing disorders (dysphagia). Read, comment, and ask questions on my latest collection of blogs summarizing the latest research and hot topics.
Some of our latest blog posts
Time for IDDSI Updates
7 IDDSI Updates by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Did you know that over 50 nations around the world have started to implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI). This has been a global consensus on foods and...
Dysphagia Management: From Evidence to Implementation
After your comprehensive dysphagia evaluation with a person and finding dysphagia and aspiration, you are not done. In a person-centered care approach, the medical team needs to consider much more than just aspiration. This article and BOLUS mnemonic can guide the clinician to have meaningful conversations with the person with dysphagia, along with the rest of the medical team. Considering many variables is important in thinking about the whole person. One person with aspiration may not develop any negative health outcomes, while another person may develop aspiration pneumonia quickly. What are the different variables to know who will get sick and who will not? Read on!
United States IDDSI Reference Group (USIRG)
The United States IDDSI Reference Group (USIRG) has been hard at work since 2020. IDDSI is the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative -- a global wave to standardize dysphagia diets for the safety of people with dysphagia. I have been blogging about...
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The Proof is in the Pudding: A Tribute to Dr. Steven Leder & His Contributions to FEES
This article explored the now 30-year history of FEES, with a special focus on Dr. Leder’s work from 1997 to 2016 (references are listed chronologically to reflect history). Karen reviewed Dr. Leder’s early contributions, research regarding the benefits of FEES, some of his work with specific populations, and finally other exam considerations (i.e., the use of dyes and the need for a residue rating scale).
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