Longest Showed at the 1st BSSF 2022, Brought Approach to Dysphagia Rehabilitation
On April 29-30, 2022, the First Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Summit in Brain Science and Guangzhou Academic Salon on “Brain Science and Brain-inspired Intelligence Research” were held in Guangzhou, China. Experts and scholars from China and overseas participated in the forum online and offline, sharing their thoughts and studies on Brain health.
The Dysphagia Rehabilitation Forum was presided over by Professor Dou Zulin and Professor Wen Hongmei from the Rehabilitation Medicine Department of The Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University which is leading in the research, evaluation, and treatment of dysphagia in China.
Profession Dou Zulin said: “The rate of dysphagia caused by stroke is 41% ~ 67%, and by brain stem lesions reaches 80%. And almost all patients with nasopharyngeal cancer will demonstrate dysphagia after radiotherapy. After effective treatment, the possibility of patients with neurological dysphagia being able to swallow soft and mushy food will be up to 90%. For patients with nasopharyngeal cancer, the symptom will be well-managed and not get worse.”
The early and effective treatment intervention of dysphagia is important to help patients reduce symptoms, prevent secondary complications, and improve their quality of life.
Professor Wen Hongmei presented the manifestations, causes, evaluation, and rehabilitation of postoperative swallowing disorder of patients with Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and approved the practice of electrotherapy in sensory function training for NPC patients. And she demonstrated the therapeutical effect of Longest’s electrotherapy device LGT-231 in improving dysphagia, which aroused great interest and discussion among all participants.
At this summit, Longest has brought its innovative Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) device for dysphagia treatment, attracting plenty of experts and participants to experience it.
Professor Dou Zulin spoke highly of this portable and multi-functional device that can not only be used to effectively treat dysphagia but also to treat motor function and prevent muscle atrophy in upper and lower extremities.
The summit has provided a broad platform for the promotion of information exchange and sharing of research results, which is significant for advancing the research and development of brain science and creating healthier communities.
Longest, who has been devoted to rehabilitation technologies since 2000, will continue the research in dysphagia rehabilitation and develop more innovative products that create more significant benefits for patients. Let’s expect it!