Critical Appraisals - Speech Therapy

Clinical Scenario

Is there a laryngectomy approach that prevents stomal stenosis?

Suzuki, M, Tsunoda, A, Shirakura, S, Sumi, T, Nishijima, W & Kishimoto, S 2010, ‘A novel permanent tracheostomy technique for prevention of stomal stenosis (triangular tracheostomy)’, Auris Nasus Larynx, vol. 37, pp. 465-468.

Does cognitive-communication intervention improve outcomes for patients with Traumatic/Acquired Brain Injury?

Macdonald, S & Wiseman-Hakes, C 2010, ‘Knowledge translation in ABI rehabilitation: a model for consolidating and applying the evidence for cognitive-communication interventions’, Brain Injury, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 389-395.

In people with motor neuron disease, what effect does the time of insertion of PEG has on quality of life?

Katzberg, HD & Benatar, M 2011, ‘Enteral tube feeding for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/motor neuron disease’, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 1. No.:CD004030.

What role does a speech pathologist play in communication therapy of adults with Huntington's disease?

Giddens, CL, Coleman, AE & Adams, CE 2010, ‘A home program of speech therapy in Huntington’s Disease’, Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 1-9.

The incidence of dysphagia following endotracheal intubation: A systematic review

Skoretz, S, Flowers, H & Martino, R 2010, ‘The incidence of dysphagia following endotracheal intubation: A systematic review’, Chest, vol. 137, pp. 665-673.

Legal decision-making by people with aphasia: critical incidents for speech pathologists

Ferguson, A, Duffield, G & Worrall, L 2010, ‘Legal decision-making by people with aphasia: critical incidents for speech pathologists’, International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 244-258.

Does muscle structure and swallowing function improve in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing chemo-radiotherapy using preventative behavioural intervention?

Mann, G, Crary, M, Schmalfuss, I & Amdur, R 2012, ‘Pharyngocise : randomized controlled trial of preventative exercises to maintain muscle structure and swallowing function during head and neck chemotherapy’, International Journal of Radiation Oncology*Biology*Physics , vol. 83, no. 1 pp. 210-219.

What is the incidence and prevalence of upper oesophageal stenosis/stricture in patients with head and neck cancer treated with chemoradiation?

Ahleberg, A, al-Albany, M, Alevronta, E , Friesland, S, Hellborg, H, Mavroidis, P, Lind, B & Laurell, H 2010, ‘Esophageal stricture after radiotherapy in patients with head and neck cancer: experience of a single institution over 2 treatment periods’, Head and Neck, vol. 32 pp. 452-461.

Cough Reflex Testing in Dysphagia Following Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Miles, A, Zeng, ISL, McLauchlan, H & Huckabee, ML 2013, ‘Cough Reflex Testing in Dysphagia Following Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial’, Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 222-233.

iCAHE will continually update this compendium of critically appraised research publications as a resource for health services interested in implementing journal clubs within their health services.

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