Swallowing Therapy Helps Oral Cancer Patients Regain Quality of Life

Swallowing Therapy Helps Oral Cancer Patients Regain Quality of Life

PATIENT SAFETY

Swallowing is something that many people take for granted — yet for those who experience difficulty doing it, the challenges can drastically alter their quality of life.

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Older adults are often misdiagnosed when it comes to COPD.

Public Health

That common misclassification is associated with higher respiratory symptom burden, healthcare usage and lower physical performance.

Single-use endoscopes are growing in popularity with evolving clinical needs and new technology.

Patient Safety

Several clinical factors are driving growth of single-use endoscopes, along with their cost-effectiveness and convenience, according to experts taking part in a recent webinar.

Diagnostic bronchoscopy is effective as a tool for patients with COPD

Performing Procedures

Because COPD is a major risk factor for lung cancer and infection and often coexists with other diseases, there was concern that patients could have serious complications when bronchoscopy was performed.