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Oh, You Lazy, SLUGGISH Epiglottis! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Wed 12 May 2010 10:24am Had my follow-up appointment with the speech therapist this morning.  She hadn’t received a copy of the radiologist report from last week’s Modified Barium Swallow.  So, we discussed generalities and agreed that so far I’m doing all the right things, and she said she would try to get a copy of the report faxed to her. Ga ... Read on »
My Lazy, Lazy Epiglottis! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Wed 05 May 2010 11:32am Well, we figured out what the problem is.  It’s not that I aspirate food and drink on every swallow.  But, according to the delightful speech pathologist who fed me barium in various forms and explained the video she shot, there seems to be some weakness around my hyoid bone (the only bone in your body, by the way, that is NOT connected ... Read on »
NAUGHTY, LAZY EPIGLOTTIS! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Thu 06 May 2010 2:24pm Looking again at the video from yesterday’s modified barium swallow, something finally caught my eye.  Something my wife noticed yesterday when I first played it.  (“You never listen to me,” is what I THINK she said, but I don’t think I caught all of it because there was a reflection of sunlight on my computer screen that distracted me. ... Read on »
Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies: An Expert Interview with Karen Santucci, by Poh Tin Tan Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 12:00am From Medscape Medical News Daniel Keller, PhD February 18, 2010 — In this interview, Medscape Emergency Medicine discussed the topic with Karen Santucci, MD. Dr. Santucci is medical director and section chief of pediatric emergency medicine at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and is associate professor of pediatrics at the Yale Universi ... Read on »
Consulting the Family Speech Pathologist by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Wed 05 May 2010 3:10pm My genius nephew, Tommy, of whom we all love and his sainted mother would be so proud, had a thing or two to say about the video I posted here earlier today.  He’s a grad student, a future speech pathologist. I just had 4 different speech paths look at your MBS. We all agree your epiglottis is indeed very naughty! MBS means ... Read on »
“Don’t Inhale That Wine!” by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 4:27am Sitting in my recliner last night, settling in for the evening, getting ready to watch Countdown.  Had a nice little glass of port wine next to me that I was about 1/3 of the way into. Picked up the glass, took a sip, and poured a mouthful of delicious, sweet wine right into my lung. This wasn’t a case of a little bit of liquid sneakin ... Read on »
That’s NOT Where the Coffee GOES! by Bill S. Health Maven Posted Sun 02 Jan 2011 9:40am Yesiree!  I don’t know about you, but to me nothing says “Happy New Year” like inhaling a mouthful of into your lungs. See, this all gets back to the story of my naughty, sluggish . Back in May, while I was undergoing , I also had a swallowing test done.  is one of the leading in People with , and I had already demonstrated on se ... Read on »
Acute breathing difficulties in children by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 24 Feb 2012 6:20am Breathing problems in children are a huge worry to parents. They account for around a quarter of all acuteHas a sudden onset. paediatric hospital admissions and can in certain circumstances cause fatalities. In this article Dr Lisa Anderson discusses the ... Read on »
Why Humans Choke and Die: A Link to Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 15 Jan 2010 7:00am 1 Comment It may be a surprise to you that of all the mammals in the world, only humans can choke and die. I'm sure there may be rare exceptions to this fact, but nearly 2800 people die every year in this country from choking. Far greater numbers of choking without dying are seen in ERs every year.  Evolutionary biologists and comparative anatomists ... Read on »
Article review: Glidescope success in difficult airway simulation by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Mon 08 Feb 2010 12:00am Video laryngoscopy using Glidescope (fast forward ahead to 2:20-3:08 segment) Since our department got a Glidescope, it has rapidly become a go-to difficult airway adjunct when intubating patients in the ED. Note: I have no financial ties to Glidescope. What's the best way to train residents in this new technique? Person ... Read on »