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Episode 24 -  Dr. Martin Brodsky:

Freedom of Speech 

(Johns Hopkins Series Part 3)

Dr. Martin B. Brodsky, Speech Pathologist, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, shares his insight on Speech Pathology in the ICU, dealing with dysphagia (swallowing problems), and physical therapy for vocal cord damage.

In the third installment of our Johns Hopkins series, hosts Dr. Steven Taback and Bill Curtis are joined by Dr. Martin Brodsky, Speech Pathologist, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Dr. Brodsky shares his insight on Speech Pathology in the ICU, dealing with dysphagia (swallowing problems), and physical therapy for vocal cord damage.

In this dedicated series, we're showcasing the medical breakthroughs & innovations from one of the world's most preeminent hospitals: Johns Hopkins Medicine. Johns Hopkins Medicine is dedicated to improving the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research, and clinical care.

 

Episode Timestamps:

2:23 What is dysphagia?

3:00 Why did Dr. Brodsky first start his career in speech pathology?

4:00 What is different if speech pathology from the past and present?

5:16 What do speech pathologist do inside the ICU?

6:30 Communicating to patients during intubation

8:55 Why not use a tracheotomy when intubation poses risks and rehabilitation?

12:40 Is there a risk of vocal cords never returning to full function?

13:47 What can an Intensivist do to minimize the damages caused by intubation?

18:21 What happens when a patient feels they’re having swallowing problems?

21:35 What is actually creating the problem of swallowing in the ICU?

23:58 What sort of circumstances lead to swallowing issues outside the hospital?

26:00 Physical therapy for swallowing

27:40 What should you be watching out for that can indicate a family member may need to seek help with swallowing?

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Produced & Edited by: AJ Moseley

Hosted by: Dr. Steven Taback & Bill Curtis

Sound Engineering by: Steve Reikeberg

Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick