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Swallowing Disorders

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Swallowing Disorders
Swallowing disorders have attracted considerable attention in the healthcare sector in recent years. Numerous studies have been carried out in the past few years to examine various aspects of swallowing disorders. Nagami et al. (2017) conducted a study in which they examined discoordination between breathing and swallowing among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The research was conducted on the premise that COPD is a major life-threatening ling disease across the globe. One of the major objectives in prevention and/or management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is preventing exacerbation, which has severe impacts on mortality, morbidity, and healthcare costs. In their previous research, Nagami et al. (2017) found that frequent COPD exacerbation is associated with symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GER). GER symptoms are mostly treated using a proton pump inhibitor, which was found to be ineffective in lessening COPD exacerbation. Existing literature has established a link between…… [Read More]


Nagami et al. (2017, May 2). Breathing-swallowing Discoordination is Associated with Frequent Exacerbations of COPD. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 4, 1-9.