I was searching through my vault (manilla folders stacked high on the top shelf of my closet) reminiscing about old times. I brought down the stack of treasures and blew off the dust of each folder. I flipped proudly through each article. My eyes lit-up at the multi-color highlights, usually on the abstract. I usually highlighted in yellow, orange or blue. However, when I saw green highlights, I knew this article must’ve been one that I studied for a final. I see angry shorthand and illegible writing in the margins. Each article I Pulled, I must’ve read 10-15 times in graduate school, at the time, trying to truly understand its practical implication. Reading these articles several years later, one can say, ah-ha, it makes complete sense. Here are some of those articles I dusted off. My hope is that if they don’t make complete sense, right now, you will keep them close, so one day, you can write a short blog post, too. Below is not an exhaustive list by any means, but a great start or compliment to any literature library. Enjoy!

Skeat, Jemimah, Perry, Alison. Outcome Measurement in Dysphagia: Not so hard to swallow. Dysphagia 20: 113-122, 2005.

Brady, S.L., Hildner, C.D., Hutchins, B.F. Simulataneous videofluoroscopic swallow study and modified evans blue dye procedure: An evaluation of blue dye visualization in cases of known aspiration.  Dysphagia 14:146-149, 1999.

Miyaoka, Y., et al. Influences of thermal and gustatory characteristics on sensory and motor aspects of swallowing. Dysphagia 38-48, 2006.

Crary, M.A., Carnaby-Mann, G.D., Groher, M.E. Initial psychometric assessment of a functional oral intake scale for dysphagia in stroke patients. Archives of Physical Medical Rehabilitation 86: 1516-1520, 2005.