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  • Louisa Jane
    Published 8 days ago
    "The Care Aims Model": A Speech Therapist's Approach to Swallowing Difficulties (dysphagia) after Stroke

    "The Care Aims Model": A Speech Therapist's Approach to Swallowing Difficulties (dysphagia) after Stroke

    Dysphagia is a common morbidity in the event of stroke (Cohen et al, 2016; González-Fernández et al., 2014; SIGN, 2010; Teasell et al., 2018) and while most cases resolve within the first fortnight (Cohen et al, 2016; Groher and Crary, 2016; González-Fernández et al., 2014; Langdon, Jardine and Cichero, 2013), persisting dysphagia can significantly impact the patient’s quality of life and increase chances of developing other more serious infections (Langdon, Jardine and Cichero, 2013; Martino et al., 2005; SIGN, 2014). The Care Aims model (Malcomess, 2005) provides clinicians with a structure to guide their practice and details of individual roles can be systematically adapted to each care aim. Through the hypothetical case of 'John', this essay will attempt to examine the role of the speech and language therapist (SLT) in dysphagia management against elements of this model.
  • KING SUNGO
    Published 5 months ago
    Coronavirus disease 2019 to 2020

    Coronavirus disease 2019 to 2020

    Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, followed by an increasing number of cases in other countries throughout the world. In February 2020, the World Health Organization designated the disease COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019 [1]. The virus that causes COVID-19 is designated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2); previously, it was referred to as 2019-nCoV.
  • Yasmeen Dahdah
    Published 5 months ago
    Corona Virus Culprit for

    Corona Virus Culprit for

    I'm sorry but why are we suddenly so interested in agents of disease? We would rather focus on a sensationalist story (of course because the media is amping it up) because it feeds on peoples' shadows, like OCD type and germophobic behaviour, fears and phobias, wariness of each other and projection. The virus essentially becomes a scapegoat for all of peoples' fear of dying. The frantic activity of buying supplies and toilet paper stems from the extreme anxiety in the face of other issues you can do nothing about, or indeed refuse to do anything about. The satisfaction received through quarantining people and probing them for answers cannot be ignored, in the midst of it we feel a sense of control and like something is being done. No matter what it is, what's being done about it is not something up to the segregation of people, cleaning your house 50 times, or stocking up for the apocalypse.
  • Samah Saci
    Published 5 months ago
    Homelessness and healthcare: A crossroad in need of remedy

    Homelessness and healthcare: A crossroad in need of remedy

    Living on the street or in crowded shelters places individuals at a severely heightened risk of illness.
  • David Wyld
    Published 8 months ago
    Understanding Rare Cancers
  • Amelia Grant
    Published 10 months ago
    How Dangerous Is Bruxism and How to Get Rid of It?

    How Dangerous Is Bruxism and How to Get Rid of It?

    This can happen when a person is awake (awake bruxism) or during sleep (nocturnal bruxism). A person with bruxism may gnash all their teeth or just the front teeth. Bruxism can be classified as a stress disorder. When bruxism is serious, it can lead to headaches, sleep disturbances, etc. Nocturnal bruxism is a particular type of sleep-related disorder. People who clench their teeth during sleep are more prone to snoring and also suffer from sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 11 months ago
    Smart Inhalers

    Smart Inhalers

    We all grew up knowing that one kid who had an inhaler with them during gym class. Some of those kids had grown out of asthma, but others still have the condition. In health care we always hear about the serious illnesses such as cancer, stroke, and heart attacks, we tend to forget about asthma and the amount of deaths that are caused by an asthma attack. Around 1,000 asthma patients die each day from an attack. Globally, it affects 339 million people world wide, to break it down further 7.7 percent of adults have it and 8.2 percent of children have it. One of the reasons for the deaths that occur is because patients are not taking in the proper amount of medication. This is where the smart inhaler comes in. The smart inhaler uses Bluetooth in order to notify the patient of when to take their medication. It also "collects data and gathers information to help guide care." This device is still new in the health care system and right now the device gives actuation of when a patient has taken their inhaler. It records a time and date stamp.
  • Tracy Stine
    Published 11 months ago
    My Top 10 Quora Questions on Deafness Answered

    My Top 10 Quora Questions on Deafness Answered

    Today I was surfing through Quora, the online question and answer website. Since I'm Deaf, I decided to check out what questions people have been asking about Deafness and Deaf Culture.
  • Danwil Reyes
    Published 12 months ago
    Red Light Therapy for Men

    Red Light Therapy for Men

    Men, do you want to increase your testosterone, muscle, and libido in just 10 minutes per day?
  • Kari Oakley
    Published 12 months ago
    How Exercising Benefits You in the Workplace

    How Exercising Benefits You in the Workplace

    Did you know that exercising will benefit you in the workplace? Regular exercise is going to improve your ability to focus and shift your attention. It will keep your brain a little sharper and raise your energy level. It will improve your overall mobility when you keep your body in shape with regular exercise. Walking is a form of exercise that will keep you sharp and limber at work. Exercise gives people a lift in their creativity and it will even alleviate any work anxiety. Exercising on a regular basis will keep you physically fit, and it will benefit you in the workplace by keeping you sharp and energized. The sharpest employees are those who take the make regular exercise a priority.
  • Jessica Sanders
    Published about a year ago
    Effectiveness of Arestin in Patients Who Smoke

    Effectiveness of Arestin in Patients Who Smoke

    Arestin can be defined as an antibiotic drug used by dental specialists in treating periodontal diseases in humans. The medicine is usually sold in powder form, making it easy to administer it to the patients. In addition, clinical studies have confirmed that Arestin is actually more effective than any other form of treatment, including the use of scaling and root planing (SRP). However, over the years, smoking has been seen as a detriment to the treatment of periodontal patients who smoke. Nevertheless, since the introduction of Arestin, it has proven to be very effective in tackling the disease among the patients who smoke. This paper will make an attempt to provide a comprehensive discussion of the effectiveness of Arestin in smoker patients. It will also evaluate past studies of other treatment options, such as SRP and their effectiveness when compared to the use of Arestin. Therefore, the paper will analyze the nature of Arestin and its effectiveness among smoker patients.
  • Sarah Jessica Smith
    Published about a year ago
    Health Hack—Why Bidets Are so Beneficial for Our Health

    Health Hack—Why Bidets Are so Beneficial for Our Health

    The French invention of the 17th century—a bidet—has been known as one of the bathroom appliances not many people feel comfortable talking about. Usually, when we think about bidet, various touchy subjects come to mind; such as, skin sensitivity, health issues, as well as mobility problems many people experience during life and are not comfortable talking about. However, nothing other than our wellbeing should come first, and if you think you can improve it, using a bidet is certainly an option to consider. Furthermore, by using a bidet, you can also reduce your environmental footprint and make this planet a better place for life.