Ambiguous terms lead to risk: The importance of IDDSI implementation
Apr 18, 2022
The IDDSI (International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative) was recently founded with the goal of developing globally standardized terminology and definitions for texture-modified foods and liquids...
Better manage transitions of care with tips from Nov. 3 webinar
Oct 11, 2021
Transitions represent a real threat to long-term care residents and the facilities that care for them. During a Nov. 3 McKnight’s webinar, learn more about how fragmented care can lead to medical...
Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder involving the oral cavity, pharynx, esophagus or gastroesophageal junction. Consequences of dysphagia include malnutrition and dehydration, aspiration pneumonia, compromised...
Common causes of dysphagia in seniors may differ by sex, study finds
Jul 28, 2020
Men and women often had different presentations when they arrived for treatment at a swallowing clinic, say researchers.
Elderly patients with GERD more likely to ignore severe symptoms
Jan 25, 2020
Elderly patients have a high tolerance for acid reflux symptoms, putting them at risk of untreated severe disease, says a medical specialist.
Dysphagia and changing dietary standards: Understanding IDDSI
Apr 11, 2019
Dysphagia diet framework consists of eight levels (0-7) and includes both foods and liquids on a single continuum.