We’ve learnt a lot about dysphagia management over the last nine years, which is why patient safety and swallow risk reduction are at the heart of everything we do.
We understand that choosing your dysphagia partner encompasses more than just selecting a thickener. Whether you need bespoke Safety Briefings, a multitude of educational resources, patient samples or on-demand advice – together, we’ve got this.
We have proudly partnered with independent Speech and Language Therapist Sandra Robinson and Research Outreach to create an informative article: Thickeners, the evidence for their appropriate use in dysphagia management. The research article explores the different ways in which dysphagia can affect an individual’s quality of life through physical health implications, as well as social and psychological aspects of their life. It dives into the role of a Speech and Language Therapist involved in dysphagia management, including why training and support are key. Plus, the article also covers how using thickeners, such as Resource® ThickenUp® Clear, in clinical practice can play an important role in the management of patients with dysphagia. Click here to read the article, and contact your Nestlé Health Science Dysphagia Representative to learn more or request a hard copy of the full publication.
References: 1. Performance-Based Preference for a Novel Xanthan Gum-Based Thickener Among Clinicians Treating Dysphagia Patients. Nestlé Research Centre. Data on file 2011.; 2. Development of a Non-invasive Device for Swallow Screening in Patients at Risk of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Results from a Prospective Exploratory Study. Steele et al. Dysphagia 2019; 34, 698–707..; 3. The effects of a xanthan gum based thickener on the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia. Rofes L et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014; 39(10): 1169-1179.; 4. Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Patients with Dysphagia. Leonard RJ et al. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014 Apr;114(4):590-594
5. A comparative study between modified starch and xanthan gum thickeners in post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia. Vilardell N et al. Dysphagia 2016; 31(2): 169-179.
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