Innovation in Dysphagia

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swallowing pills, pill dysphagia

Trouble Swallowing Pills? What to do for Pill Dysphagia

Difficulty Swallowing Pills? Learn REAL Strategies to Help You Swallow Your Pills Easily! by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com   Introduction to People’s Troubles with Swallowing Pills:   When I work with people who have trouble swallowing pills or fear of swallowing whole pills, I hear a lot of detailed descriptions on how hard it can be, such as: “I have to swallow that horse pill?” “I didn’t take my antibiotic pill this […]

Dr Joel Ritcher receives an award fromSudarshan R. Jadcherla, MD, DCH, FRCP (Irel), AGAF

Dysphagia Digest: Multiphase Dysphagia Evaluations

Multiphase Dysphagia Evaluations: Pharyngoesophageal Inter-Relationships by Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com This Dysphagia Digest stresses the importance of multiphase dysphagia evaluations, and it is in honor of the Dysphagia Research Society’s (DRS) Dodds Donner Lecture. The annual lecture is in remembrance of: Dr Wylie Jerry Dodds, MD of the Medical College of Wisconsin Dr Martin W. Donner, MD, a leader at the Johns Hopkins Swallowing Center and the Hopkins Department of Radiology Both […]

Complex pill boxes show the need to simplify how medications are taken. 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals can offer hope in the future.

Think Outside the (Pill) Box: 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals

Think Outside the (Pill) Box: 3D Printed Pharmaceuticals Meeting the Unmet Need of People with Difficulty Swallowing (Dysphagia) By Karen Sheffler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S of SwallowStudy.com Introduction “He is non-compliant with his medications.” “She is really bad at taking her pills.”   Have you heard a doctor or healthcare provider say that before? Have they considered how difficult it is to swallow pills? (Not to mention the costs and the extreme complexity of taking many […]