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Challenges in Preparing Contrast Media for Videofluoroscopy

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Funding support for the work described in this Letter to the Editor was provided through an NSERC Create Care Award to SM. Additional funding support was received through a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator award and an NIDCD RO1 Grant to CMS and from the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute—University Health Network, which receives funding under the Provincial Rehabilitation Research Program from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in Ontario. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Ministry. The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Sarah Hori, Clemence Tsang, Rossini Yue, and Tasnim Shariff with data collection, and Dr. David James for use of rheological testing equipment.

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Steele, C.M., Molfenter, S.M., Péladeau-Pigeon, M. et al. Challenges in Preparing Contrast Media for Videofluoroscopy. Dysphagia 28, 464–467 (2013).

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