Sonja Suntrup-Krueger
University of Münster
SwallowingInternal medicineRadiologyProspective cohort studyStimulationOropharyngeal dysphagiaDiseaseParkinson's diseaseDysphagiaMyositisAspiration pneumoniaPharyngeal ResidueStroke patientCough reflexAnesthesiaSalivaStrokeMedicineGastroenterologySensory systemPhysical medicine and rehabilitation
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#1Paul MuhleH-Index: 10
#2Inga ClausH-Index: 6
Last. Sonja Suntrup-KruegerH-Index: 9
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Background/Aims: Performing neurophysiological and functional imaging studies in severely affected patients to investigate novel neurostimulation techniques for the treatment of neurogenic dysphagia is difficult. Therefore, basic research needs to be conducted in healthy subjects. Swallowing is a motor function highly dependent on sensory afferent input. Here we propose a virtual peripheral sensory lesion model to mimic pharyngeal sensory impairment, which is known as a major contributor to dysp...
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#1Bendix LabeitH-Index: 5
#2Hannah MuellerH-Index: 1
Last. Sonja Suntrup-KruegerH-Index: 9
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BACKGROUND: For the early detection of post-stroke dysphagia (PSD), valid screening parameters are crucial as part of a step-wise diagnostic procedure. This study examines the role of the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIH-SS) as a potential low-threshold screening parameter. METHODS: During a ten-year period, 687 newly admitted patients at University Hospital Muenster were included in a retrospective analysis, if they had ischemic or haemorrhagic stroke confirmed by neuroimaging and...
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#2Jens MinnerupH-Index: 37
Last. Rainer DziewasH-Index: 42
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BACKGROUND: Early dysphagia screening and appropriate management are recommended by current guidelines to reduce complications and case fatality in acute stroke. However, data on the potential benefit of changes in dysphagia care on patient outcome are limited. Our objective was to assess the degree of implementation of dysphagia guidelines and determine the impact of modifications in dysphagia screening and treatment practices on disease complications and outcome in stroke patients over time. M...
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Abstract Importance Sarcopenia has been identified as an independent risk factor for dysphagia. Dysphagia is one of the most important and prognostically relevant complications of acute stroke. The role of muscle atrophy as a contributing factor for the occurrence of poststroke dysphagia is yet unclear. Objective To assess whether there is a correlation between age and muscle volume and whether muscle volume is related to dysphagia in acute stroke patients. Design, Setting, and Participants This...
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#1Sonja Suntrup-Krueger (WWU: University of Münster)H-Index: 9
#2André KemmlingH-Index: 25
Last. Rainer Dziewas (WWU: University of Münster)H-Index: 42
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Background and purpose Dysphagia is a well-known complication of acute stroke. Given the complexity of cerebral swallowing control it is still difficult to predict which patients are likely to develop swallowing dysfunction based on their neuroimaging. In Part 2 of a comprehensive voxel-based imaging study, whether the location of a stroke lesion can be correlated with further dysfunctional swallowing patterns, pulmonary protective reflexes and pneumonia was evaluated. Methods In all, 200 acute ...
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Purpose Recent retrospective studies have proposed a high correlation between atrophy of swallowing muscles, age, severity of dysphagia and aspiration status based on computed tomography (CT). However, ionizing radiation poses an ethical barrier to research in prospective non-patient populations. Hence, there is a need to prove the efficacy of techniques that rely on noninvasive methods and produce high-resolution soft tissue images such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The objective of this...
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#1Inga SuttrupH-Index: 7
#2Judith Suttrup (KNAW: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences)H-Index: 2
Last. Tobias WarneckeH-Index: 30
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Background Dysphagia is a clinically relevant symptom in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) leading to pronounced reduction in quality of life and other severe complications. Parkinson's disease-related dysphagia may affect the oral and pharyngeal, as well as the esophageal phase of swallowing. Methods To examine the nature and extend of esophageal dysphagia in different stages of PD and their relation to oropharyngeal dysfunction, we examined 65 PD patients (mean age 66.3±9.7 years, mean di...
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#1Paul MuhleH-Index: 10
Last. Rainer DziewasH-Index: 8
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Background/Aims: Substance P (SP) is a neuropeptide, likely acting as a neurotransmitter in the pharyngeal mucosa enhancing the swallow and cough reflex. Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation (PES) induces a temporary increase of salivary SP levels in healthy adults. Previous evidence suggests that post-stroke dysphagia is related to reduced SP levels. Here, we investigated the effects of PES on SP levels in severely dysphagic stroke patients and a possible link between increase of SP and treatment ...
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#1Corinna SteidlH-Index: 3
#2Julian BoeselH-Index: 1
Last. Rainer DziewasH-Index: 8
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Background: Both delayed and premature extubation increase complication rate, the need for tracheostomy (TT), the duration of intensive care unit stay, and mortal
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#1Thomas MarianH-Index: 8
Last. Rainer DziewasH-Index: 42
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Background: Dysphagia is a frequent and dangerous complication of acute stroke. Apart from a well-timed oropharyngeal muscular contraction pattern, sensory feedback is of utmost importance for safe and efficient swallowing. In the present study, we therefore analyzed the relation between pharyngolaryngeal sensory deficits and post-stroke dysphagia (PSD) severity in a cohort of acute stroke patients with middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction. Methods: Eighty-four first-ever MCA stroke patients ...
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