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Project related to dysphagia and cardiovascular system in the Toronto-Canadá

Grant number: 17/09187-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Master's degree
Effective date (Start): September 08, 2017
Effective date (End): December 14, 2017
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Vitor Engrácia Valenti
Grantee:Livia Maria Silva Gomes
Supervisor: Rosemary Martino
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Toronto (U of T), Canada  
Associated to the scholarship:16/04665-5 - Effects of effortful swallow on heart rate modulation in individuals with dysphagia oropharyngeal neurogenic, BP.MS


Previous studies reported that the dysphagia has a big impact on length in hospitals and is an indicator of a bad prognostic. In this context, swallowing screening tools have been applied to highlight patients with potential problems, to identify who are at risk of dysphagia to prevent sequels, and after referred for full assessment. Furthermore, there are other conditions which are not completely understood which result in dysphagia and need a deeper investigation, such as cardiac conditions. Considering the importance of new studies about swallowing screenings and cardiac conditions, this research aims to improve knowledges and training for the application of the Toronto Bedside Swallowing Screening Test (TOR-BSST), and discuss the method of heart rate variability analysis, performed by our group with the group of the supervisor in Toronto, in order to design future research for the PhD in partnership. In this project of abroad research stage, the proposal is that the advising will remain for four months in an international reference center in dysphagia.In this reference center, the supervisor of this project has the instrument of screening specific for his propose and has been also investigated patients with cardiovascular disorders. The inclusion of this procedure in different settings can contribute to the implantation of Brazilian diagnostic and rehabilitation programs in oropharyngeal dysphagia. (AU)

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