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Dysphagia is the medical term for the symptom of difficulty in swallowing. Although classified under "symptoms and signs" in ICD-10, the term is sometimes used as a condition in its own right. Sufferers are sometimes unaware of their dysphagia.
Duke researchers discover potential cause for ALS syndromes using mouse models

Duke researchers discover potential cause for ALS syndromes using mouse models

Pitt researcher receives NSF CAREER Award to develop improved screening method for dysphagia

Pitt researcher receives NSF CAREER Award to develop improved screening method for dysphagia

IMRT linked to reduced xerostomia and feeding tube dependency in oropharyngeal cancer patients

IMRT linked to reduced xerostomia and feeding tube dependency in oropharyngeal cancer patients

RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx announce definitive agreement for commercialization of RIZAPORT™ for migraines with Grupo JUSTE in Spain and additional potential territories

RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx announce definitive agreement for commercialization of RIZAPORT™ for migraines with Grupo JUSTE in Spain and additional potential territories

Cerebellar not cerebral atrophy predicts poor anti-NMDAR encephalitis outcome

Cerebellar not cerebral atrophy predicts poor anti-NMDAR encephalitis outcome

Hereditary spastic paraplegia characteristics unveiled

Hereditary spastic paraplegia characteristics unveiled

Researchers discover unique muscle fibers of upper airways often present in sleep apnea patients

Researchers discover unique muscle fibers of upper airways often present in sleep apnea patients

Idera begins enrollment in IMO-8400 Phase 2 clinical trial for treatment of dermatomyositis

Idera begins enrollment in IMO-8400 Phase 2 clinical trial for treatment of dermatomyositis

FDA accepts Allergan's resubmission of BOTOX sBLA for treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity

FDA accepts Allergan's resubmission of BOTOX sBLA for treatment of adults with upper limb spasticity

Necrotising autoimmune myopathy requires early, aggressive treatment

Necrotising autoimmune myopathy requires early, aggressive treatment

Allergan agrees to acquire KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals for $2.1 billion

Allergan agrees to acquire KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals for $2.1 billion

Aging associated with development of dysphagia

Aging associated with development of dysphagia

GW, Children's National researchers awarded $6.2 million grant to solve pediatric dysphagia

GW, Children's National researchers awarded $6.2 million grant to solve pediatric dysphagia

TWi Biotechnology obtains Rare Disease Drug designation in Taiwan for use of AC-203 to treat EBS

TWi Biotechnology obtains Rare Disease Drug designation in Taiwan for use of AC-203 to treat EBS

New standardized approach for feeding infants in NICU improves growth of babies

New standardized approach for feeding infants in NICU improves growth of babies

Shire announces acquisition of Meritage Pharma

Shire announces acquisition of Meritage Pharma

Gastroenterology publishes landmark data from RESPECT study of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure

Gastroenterology publishes landmark data from RESPECT study of Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication procedure

FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection, Saxenda

FDA approves Novo Nordisk’s weight loss injection, Saxenda

RT alone effective in decreasing dysphagia in patients with advanced esophageal cancer

RT alone effective in decreasing dysphagia in patients with advanced esophageal cancer

GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.

GSK announces availability of once-weekly Tanzeum in pharmacies throughout the U.S.