Happy February!

This month I am LOVE-ing the Dysphagia Outreach Project. If you aren’t aware of this amazing organization, they are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to provide meaningful assistance to individuals impacted by dysphagia.This includes distributing dysphagia supplies to those in need, managing a dysphagia awareness advocacy program, and providing education services for appropriate prescription and use of dysphagia supplies.The Dysphagia Outreach Project has also been committed to establishing a network of interconnected dysphagia support groups across the country.

Click here for more information about the wonderful work being done by the Dysphagia Outreach Project

 

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Holidays can be challenging for people for dysphagia, but there are still lots of LOVEly ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Which of the treats below would you recommend? Click on one to cast your vote—and we’ll let you know in an upcoming email which one scored the highest!

 

Click here for a paper I’m sure you’ll LOVE with more information on the IDDSI framework as well as standardization in dysphagia assessment.

 

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INDICATIONS AND USAGE | IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

VARIBAR® (barium sulfate)

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

For Oral Administration. This product should not be used in patients with known or suspected perforation of the GI tract, known obstruction of the GI tract, high risk of aspiration, or hypersensitivity to barium sulfate products. Rarely, severe allergic reactions of anaphylactoid nature have been reported following administration of barium sulfate contrast agents. Aspiration may occur during the modified barium swallow examination, monitor the patient for aspiration.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE | IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

VARIBAR® (barium sulfate)

Indications and Usage:

VARIBAR® THIN HONEY (barium sulfate) oral suspension, VARIBAR® NECTAR (barium sulfate) oral suspension, and VARIBAR® THIN LIQUID (barium sulfate) for oral suspension, are indicated for use in modified barium swallow examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients. VARIBAR® HONEY (barium sulfate) oral suspension and VARIBAR® PUDDING (barium sulfate) oral paste are indicated for use in modified barium swallow examinations to evaluate the oral and pharyngeal function and morphology in adult and pediatric patients 6 months of age and older.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:

For Oral Administration. This product should not be used in patients with known or suspected perforation of the GI tract, known obstruction of the GI tract, high risk of aspiration, or hypersensitivity to barium sulfate products. Rarely, severe allergic reactions of anaphylactoid nature have been reported following administration of barium sulfate contrast agents. Aspiration may occur during the modified barium swallow examination, monitor the patient for aspiration.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1‑800‑FDA‑1088.

Please consult full Prescribing Information for VARIBAR HONEY here, for VARIBAR THIN HONEY here, for VARIBAR PUDDING here, for VARIBAR NECTAR here, and for VARIBAR THIN LIQUID here.

VARIBAR is manufactured by E-Z-EM Canada Inc., for E-Z-EM, Inc., a subsidiary of Bracco Diagnostics Inc., Monroe Twp., NJ 08831.

VARIBAR is a registered trademark of E-Z-EM, Inc.

Love,

 

 

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