Acute stroke dysphagia screen

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Avatar f tn This is the only MRI done since his initial stroke. The MRI showed old infarct in pons area + acute infarct in anterior portion of corpus callosum + subacute infarct in the other side of the corpus callosum. It also showed lesions in the thalamic portion + basil ganglia. The neurologist resident stated that my dad had a TIA (or stroke) 2 weeks prior to his stroke on February 19,09 (at home-it was never noticed).
Avatar n tn After about 2 weeks she went back to the hospital with the diagnosis of acute pancreatitis and vomiting/ GI bleed. She is not doing well now. I was wondering if the decrease in status is mainly due to the acute pancreatitis now?
Avatar n tn After 7 days on Depakote it affected her swallowing much worse than when she had her stroke. But she could have just has a stroke relapse. They took her off the Depakote to see if the swallowing would come back and it has not (been off it for 9 days). CAT scans did not show a new stroke, either. Very unsure if it was this medicine (the internet did say it can cause glossitis and dysphagia in less than one percent of females over 60 years old).
Avatar n tn He has some cardiovascular issues, i.e. heart disease plus a history of a stroke. The dysphagia is probably related to the stroke and the distention is not making matters any better. The issues with his esophagus are probably secondary to the stroke and history of alcoholism and smoking. This definitely NEEDS to be further investigated by a GI Specialist. Definitely NEEDS to be closely monitored by a Cardiologist as well. The EXACT diagnosis......
Avatar n tn Good day! My husband suffered dysphagia (after a stroke last November 2008 until present). What is the best treatment of dysphagia? Please help us. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with Orophyarngeal Dysphagia. I am 46 years old and I was told I was too young for this to ust happen. During a Modified Barium Swallow it was determined my muscles in my throat are not working and neither is my epiglottis. My tongue is also extremely weak toward the back of my throat. Are there several neurological diseases that can cause this diagnosis? I also have extreme weakness in my extremities and my foot drags on the right side.
Avatar n tn My 74 year-old mother who has a history of highpertension, suffered a massive stroke and went into cardiac arrest on Oct 1, 2005. She has spent 2 weeks in ICU and is now at 11 days on the Rehab floor of the hospital. We were informed that we should be thinking of rehabilitation options for our Mom. Mom, at this time has a trachea tube and is being feed by a peg tube in the stomach. We do not know anything about rehab beyond the fact that we do not want our mother in a nursing home.
Avatar n tn I have just recovered from a mild stroke that happened in September 09. All by bodily functions are alright. However, I have difficulty in swallowing food and my salivia. What is the cause? Are there any medications to help me to swallow better?
Avatar n tn Hello, my name is Pam. Your grandmother has dysphagia. It's where she has difficulty swallowing and very common after a stroke. She will be fed through a tube and when she gets better she'll be put on pureed food and then when her lungs become strong again she'll eat regular food. She'll also have to have all her liquids thickened until her lung muscles become strong again.
Avatar n tn = As with any stroke, the residual effects vary from virtually nothing at all to (at worst case) no recovery from the initial manifestations. As you may know from experience, there may be sensory loss, ataxia, dysarthria, dysphagia, and dizziness. it is not possible to predict the full spectrum of leftover symptoms in any given individual. CCF MD mdf.
Avatar f tn m 23 ys had common cold 2 month ago, with deep ulcer in left area of hard palate then acute tonsllites all this was treated by antibiotics but after 1 day there was very pain in the left nostril and severe cough and also dysphagia also there is numbness and loss of sensation of temprature in face,head and neck and contracted neck and shoulder muscles and i was treated as the was neuritis.
Avatar n tn •Oropharyngeal dysphagia (high dysphagia). The problem is in the mouth and/or throat. This is usually caused by a neurological problem - there is something wrong with the nerves (and muscles). Doctors say this type of dysphagia is more difficult to treat. •Oesophageal dysphagia (low dysphagia). The problem is in the oesophagus. This is usually because of some blockage or irritation. Often, a surgical procedure is required to solve the problem.
Avatar m tn She went into A-fib, had a second stroke in the ambulance and had aspiration pneumonia. She just had her second test to see about the swallowing. She failed the first, they tried electrical stimulation. They tried it again a month later. The tests show she's got 75% of the food at the epiglottis, a 2 second delay in swallowing then 25% stays on the epiglottis after the swallow. She's still aspirating food, water-before, during and after. She still has the pneumonia.
Avatar f tn or reconnect new pathways after stroke damage. Since it is now almost four years after his stroke, and he did the prescribed rehab at the time, we will persevere with hope and watchful reading. Having attention paid to my question was very gratifying. Thank you again.
Avatar n tn Depending on how an MRI scan is completed it can show both acute and chronic strokes. Radiologists comment on the fact that there is no acute stroke either to indicate that they did special imaging to look for an acute stroke, or because this is a common reason to obtain a MRI of the brain. Chronic strokes can be seen with standard MRI techniques, and therefore the comment normal MRI excludes the presence of chronic strokes.
Avatar n tn These include almond, apple, butter, buttered popcorn, coconaut, citrus, coffee, peanut butter, strawberry, mint, and dozens of others. I have used these with stroke-disabled elderly patients with dysphagia oprior to attempting to feed them. You place a drop on a "Q" tip and waft it near their nostrils. Just like in Pavlov's dog experiment this often generates saliva. And they get "hungry". A minute later I would provide a teaspoon of milkshake.
Avatar m tn Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing, or the feeling that food is "sticking" in your throat or chest. The feeling is actually in your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. You may experience dysphagia when swallowing solid foods, liquids, or both. Oropharyngeal dysphagia is when you have trouble moving food from your mouth into your upper esophagus.
Avatar f tn My experience is limited, and with the super elderly with stroke disorders. Dysphagia has to be evaluated by a specialist in this disorder, and they do not always figure out the etiology. I can only speak of one case of a woman in her late 90's in which, following a stroke, the ability to swallow did return after eight months. I would not give up hope.There is a great deal of redundancy in the human nervous system.
Avatar n tn It may lead to shoulder pain if nerves are invaded or hoarseness if vocal cords are paralysed and dysphagia. There are other symptoms related to distant metastasis to brain may present with neurological symptoms like blurred vision, headaches, seizures and stroke symptoms. if it has spread to bones, it may lead to excruciating pain at the sites of bones involved. Paraneoplastic syndromes due to hormone like substance produced by tumor cells like ACTH called cushing’s syndrome.
Avatar f tn When I looked in a mirror a few minutes later, I had a huge subconjunctival hemorrhage. I did go to an ER to R/O possible stroke. A CT scan was negative for stroke, and ECG was negative for heart attack. DX. Vertigo possibly due to virus (???) Eye not related to Vertigo (???) .......Referred me to see eye specialist, cardiologist, and primary. Today my eye and left temple are sore and I am experiencing discomfort in the orbital area. Background Info.
Avatar f tn Hello, Difficulty in swallowing is called dysphagia. Dysphagia or difficult swallowing is due to many causes.It can be gastrointestinal, psychological (Emotional or anxiety disorder) or nerve or muscle problems.
Avatar n tn tt2 and flair hyperintense lesion seen in right side of pons showing diffusion restriction and low adc values so acute infarct