Dysphagia in benign disorders

Topic: Neurogastroenterology & Motility Oesophagus

Authors: Edoardo Savarino, Renato Salvador, Nathalie Rommel, Silvia Carrión
Release date: June 2022
This course was developed by UEG

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About this online course

Dysphagia is a prevalent condition in the elderly population and a significant burden on the healthcare sector. Dysphagia, defined as the difficulty of swallowing, is characterized based on the location of the pathology (oropharyngeal or oesophageal). While oropharyngeal dysphagia is due to structural, anatomical, and neuromuscular abnormalities, oesophageal dysphagia can be attributable to motility disorders.

The course includes comprehensive PPT slides and bespoke video presentations, which were filmed in Padua, in Leuven and online in May 2022. The estimated time needed to complete the course, including the final assessment, is 60 minutes.

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists in training, but it is also appropriate for physicians and surgeons in other disciplines who have an interest in dysphagia, as well as nurses, biotechnicians and advanced-years’ medical students who have an interest in gastroenterology.