Title: Effect of nasogastric tubes on incidence of aspiration.
Author(s): Leder SB; Suiter DM
Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, Yale University
School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520-8041, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ARCH PHYS MED REHABIL),
2008 Apr; 89(4): 648-51 (16 ref)
Publication Type: journal article
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To determine what effect, if any, a nasogastric (NG)
tube has on occurrence of anterograde aspiration during objective evaluation of
swallowing using both liquid and puree bolus consistencies. DESIGN: Prospective,
consecutive. SETTING: Large, urban, tertiary care, teaching hospital.
PARTICIPANTS: Referred sample of 1260 consecutively enrolled inpatients.
Group 1 (n=630; 346 male, 284 female) had an NG tube and group 2 (n=630;
360 male, 270 female) did not have an NG tube at time of referral for dysphagia
evaluation. INTERVENTION: Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES)...
Journal Subset: Allied Health; Double Blind Peer Reviewed; Editorial Board
Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Online/Print; Peer Reviewed; USA
Title: Asian flus in ethnographic and political context: a biosocial approach.
Author(s): Kleinman AM; Bloom BR; Saich A; Mason KA; Aulino F
Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Source: Anthropology & Medicine (ANTHROPOL MED), 2008 Apr; 15(1): 1-5 (7 ref)
Publication Type: journal article - editorial
Abstract: This collection highlights some of the social, cultural, political and economic factors that must be considered in developing a biosocial approach to pandemic influenza control and prevention. To date, most discussions of the current spread of avian influenza and a predicted human influenza pandemic have lacked rigorous analysis of the local contexts in which flus arise and in which the effects of a pandemic would most strongly be felt...
Biomedical; Online/Print; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland