“How-To” Read a Research Article

Have you ever sat down with a research journal article in hand, staring at it thinking, Where do I even start? Or What exactly is this saying? Maybe you’re even thinking, Why am I doing this? Whether we want to admit it or not, we have ALL been there. Sometimes with more excitement, other times more begrudgingly (I’ve definitely experienced the two and have accepted this love-hate relationship).

How to Read a Clinical Research Article Pt. 2

I for one have always been a sucker for “classics." Classic cars, classic fashion staples, classic movies on a rainy night. The reason why I’m drawn to classic things is because they tend to withstand the test of what we find the enemy these days---Time. So I found it comforting in Sackett’s article to find that we, as speech-language pathologists, are not alone in the classic fight to keep up with and be informed of research literature. “This article review has been prepared for those clinicians who are behind in their clinical reading.”

“You want me to stick what?! Where?!” The Truth about Pulse Oximetry

“The purpose of this study is to systematically review evidence on the use of pulse oximetry in individuals with dysphagia to detect a decrease in SPO2 indicating aspiration during swallowing, toward the goal of further informing clinical practice in dysphagia assessment”

What’s an SLP to do? Recent Review on Cuff Inflation, Aspiration, and Oral eating/feeding

Hot off the presses! Read all about it! Every new day/year/era means new info! You wanted a systematic review? You got it! You asked for a hot medical SLP topic? Here ya go! You want answers? Well, you might need to keep reading..........

Just how (bio)available should thickened liquids be in life?

"This paper will review the literature for the impact of thickened liquids on hydration, medication bioavailability and physiologic feelings of satiety."

Move over Presbyphagia, there’s a new sarcopenic dysphagia in town

Apparently, one can have "whole-body" sarcopenia, and sarcopenic dysphagia which affects specifically the loss of muscle mass/function of skeletal and swallowing muscles, and have both along with dysphagia from related to a disease/disorder (e.g. TBI, stroke, cancer, etc.). Obviously these individuals around/over ages 65 and mutiple other factors, but talk about your 1-2 punch?!