Resource® ThickenUp® Clear
Is fully transparent in water and does not affect color in other liquids
Is odorless, tasteless and has no impact on visual appearance
Rapidly achieves stable and appropriate consistency
Is free of lumps in all types of liquids
Requires the same dosage for all liquids for a given thickening level
Remains consistent over time; no over-thickening and is resistant to salivary amylase
1. Leonard RJet al. Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Dysphagic Patients. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(4):590–4.
2. Rofes L et al.The effects of a xanthan gum-based thickener on the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia. Aliment Pharmacol Ther.2014 May;39(10):1169-79.
Always discuss with a healthcare professional before starting to use Resource® ThickenUp® Clear
Preparation of dysphagia-adapted foods and fluids: Resource® ThickenUp® Clear makes it easy
88% of dysphagia specialists feel Resource® ThickenUp® Clear is easier to prepare thanks to its 1-2-3 dosage. See below for the details and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare 100 ml of liquid to the right consistency with Resource® ThickenUp® Clear.
How to use
It’s a universal method: Use the same dosage for all liquids for a given thickening level. Use the dosing spoon included in the tin. For 100 ml of water, juice, tea, coffee etc. take:
How to prepare
Step 1 - Put powder first
To achieve the best dissolution and clarity, first pour the recommended amount of powder into the cup according to required consistency.
Step 2 – Then pour liquid over powder
As Resource® ThickenUp® Clear thickens rapidly, start stirring immediately, as liquid is added and continue for 20-30 seconds until powder is well dissolved.
Step 3 – Stir for 20-30 seconds
Step 4 – Enjoy
Results of a recent publication show that Resource® ThickenUp® Clear improves swallowing safety in dysphagia patients
The primary purpose of the study was to compare the effect of thin liquid and liquid thickened with Resource® ThickenUp® Clear on the incidence of aspiration.
One hundred adult patients with dysphagia were prospectively evaluated with each of the liquid types.
Twenty patients aspirated on thin liquid and 11 on liquid thickened to nectar (mildly thick) consistency.
The key finding was that there was a clinically and statistically significant reduction (45%) in the incidence of aspiration for thickened liquid compared to thin liquid. (Figure 1).
This study provides data to support evidence-based practice for speech-language pathologists, dietitians and other health care providers who care for patients with dysphagia.
Significantly fewer patients (p<0.05) aspirated on liquid thickened with Resource® ThickenUp® Clear (TUC) than thin liquid (thin).
Leonard R et al. Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Dysphagic Patients. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(4):590–594
Access the publication here http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(13)01251-3/fulltext
Researchers identify that Resource® ThickenUp® Clear contributes a therapeutic effect without increasing residue, a subject of emerging relevance to dysphagia patients.
Results are summarized in a new publication.
Clavé and colleagues studied the effect of Resource® ThickenUp® Clear using a clinical method and videofluoroscopy on 120 patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia (66 with stroke, 41 older and 13 with neurodegenerative diseases) and 14 healthy volunteers while swallowing thin-liquid, nectar-like and spoon-thick boluses.
Signs of impaired safety, and efficacy of swallow, and the physiology of the swallow response were evaluated. Resource® ThickenUp® Clear improved the safety of swallow without increasing residue, providing a viscosity-dependent therapeutic effect for patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia.
Access the publication here http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/apt.12696/abstract;jsessionid=BBC078E54AF7C85CCCF546A6948E972F.f02t02