Category Archives for Clinical care

Management of a child with vomiting

TITLE: Management of a child with vomiting AUTHOR: Singhi SC, Shah R, Bansal A, Jayashree M. REFERENCE: Indian J Pediatr. 2013 Apr;80(4):318-25. [Epub ahead of print] Vomiting is a protective reflex that results in forceful ejection of stomach contents up to and out of the mouth. It is a common complaint and may be the presenting symptom of […]

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Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Catholic Healthcare: Balancing Tradition, Recent Teaching, and Law

TITLE: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Catholic Healthcare: Balancing Tradition, Recent Teaching, and Law AUTHOR: Zientek DM. REFERENCE: HEC Forum. 2013 May 4. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Roman Catholics have a long tradition of evaluating medical treatment at the end of life to determine if proposed interventions are proportionate and morally obligatory or  isproportionate and morally optional. […]

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Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety

TITLE: Thickening agents used for dysphagia management: effect on bioavailability of water, medication and feelings of satiety AUTHOR: Cichero JA. REFERENCE: Nutr J. 2013 May 1;12(1):54. [Epub ahead of print] YEAR: 2013 Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Thickened liquids are often used in the management of dysphagia to improve bolus control and to help prevent aspiration. […]

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