presented by Kate Hutcheson
Financial: Kate Hutcheson receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Kate Hutcheson has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Kate Hutcheson, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Kate A. Hutcheson, is an assistant professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and associate director of research in the Section of Speech Pathology and Audiology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hutcheson graduated magna cum laude from Baylor University. She earned a master of science in communication sciences…Read full bio
1. Evaluation of Radiation Associated Dysphagia
In this chapter, Dr. Hutcheson reviews material from the first installment of the course series, describing the pathophysiology of RAD. She also elaborates on evidence-based evaluative tools for identifying the type and progression of RAD in head and neck cancer patients.
2. Prevention and Management of Radiation Associated Dysphagia
This chapter provides background and instruction on evidence-based management strategies for acute and late stage RAD. Approaches discussed include preventative therapy/supportive care, the baseline factors that influence management outcomes, and direct treatments such as exercise and device-driven therapies.
3. Question and Answer
Dr. Hutcheson interviews Dr. Robert Miller to discuss issues around RAD and it’s management. Topics include new directions of research, and emerging therapies, and clinical anecdotes.