Entries by Swallowing Difficulties

Acupuncture Restores Swallowing After Brain Injury

A recent study has demonstrated that acupuncture combined with neuromuscular electrical stimulation and rehabilitation exercises is an effective treatment for restoration of the swallowing function when dysphagia (defined as a disorder involving difficulty or discomfort when swallowing) has occurred following craniocerebral injuries; injuries involving both the brain and the cranium. The acupuncture practice is based […]

Free on-line course on medicines administration in dysphagia now available

The Future Learn Massive Open On-Line Course platform is currently offering a free online course entitled Dysphagia: Swallowing Difficulties and Medicines.  Particularly aimed at individuals involved in the administration of medicines to patients with dysphagia. The course runs regularly and is completed over a 6 week period, consisting of 2 hours study time per week. […]

Liquid medicines licensed for administration via enteral tubes

The following liquid medicines manufactured by Rosemont Pharmaceuticals have recently received UK licenses for administration via nasogastric (NG) or percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy (PEG) tube: Furosemide Oral Solution 20mg/5mL, 40mg/5mL and 50mg/5mL Ramipril Oral Solution 2.5mg/5mL Metoclopramide Hydrochloride Oral Solution 5mg/5mL Clonazepam Oral Solution 0.5mg/mL, 2mg/mL Gabapentin Oral Solution 50mg/mL All of the above medicines can […]